Saturday, September 20, 2008

6 Quirks

In response to the tag received from Noah, the following are six (6) quirks about me. Its taken me a couple of weeks to respond to this tag due to the fact that I don't have very many quirks, although Olivia thinks differently:

  1. When wearing my glasses, and a particular movie/game becomes intense I always tilt my glasses forward;
  2. On Saturday's I brush my teeth with Dr. Pepper;
  3. When eating I must have a drink with every bite of food, and if I don't calculate right and run out of liquid prior to finishing my meal, I will not eat my food;
  4. Again, another eating quirk, I store food in my cheeks while eating;
  5. As Olivia informs me, I wear socks with flip-flops when I come home from work;
  6. And finally, Tim tells me I'm a sucker for anything free, including a free camper, a free boat, or free hats.

And I retag, Max, Allen, and Tim.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Milestones and Memories

Today my little baby is 3 months old. What a 3 months it has been. I know that I say it on almost every post, but he is just the sweetest most content little guy. I am so blessed to have him as my child. I don't know how I would handle three kids if he wasn't so easy. I love that at 3 months he is more awake and alert. He LOVES to talk to anyone who will pay attention to him. He loves me to bounce him on the bed and tickle his tummy and toes. He laughs so much that he always gets the hic-ups! I totally love this sweet boy.

Also today we are missing our Grandma Mortensen. She passed away on Tuesday after a long and wonderful life. I have known Grandma for the last 11 years since I started dating Rick, and there hasn't been a time that she was not totally pleasant and happy. She was one of the sweetest little ladies I have ever met. Always upbeat, always positive, and always thinking the best of everyone. Her husband died when she was just a young mother of 3 daughters, and she has never remarried. I can only image the sweet reunion she had with the husband of her youth. Thanks for the wonderful memories, Grandma. We love you always.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My growing boys

I've been wanting to take some pictures of the boys for quite some time, and I finally got around to doing it! I read a little bit about how to use my camera and headed up to a neighboring house to see what I could do. I love this place to take pictures because it has old barns, swings, trees, a bridge, fence, and lots of green grass. I think that I got some great pictures of Luke and Noah, but Eli was totally uncooperative. I had to take some of him a few days later. I just can't believe how big they are getting. Eli is almost 3 months old now, and I just pulled out the 3T clothes for Noah. It was so strange to put the 3T clothes on Noah because I feel like I just had them on Luke. I have mixed feelings on the boys getting big. I am so excited for the things they are doing and the many fun things we look forward to, but these days of babies and toddlers will be over soon and I know that I will miss it when it is gone.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ride 'Em Cowboys

On a cold, rainy Labor Day the boys got their first experience as real cowboys. They both got the chance to ride a sheep at the Francis Frontier Days celebration. Rick took them over to the rodeo arena and got them signed up while I kept calling him every 5 minutes to see if they were really going to do it. From the safety of the food shack (while warming up with some hot chocolate) he assured me they were totally up for it. I quickly dressed Eli and myself in our warmest clothes and got to the arena just in time to snap some pictures of the cowboys. Luke rode great, but still ended up in the dirt! Noah had a little help from his Dad, in the form of a finger through the belt loop, and only ended up riding as long as Rick could keep up with the sheep (which was about 1 second). They both loved it! I was proud of them for getting out in the cold and mud to "cowboy up". They both got little trophies and thought that was so special. The pictures aren't great because they were so far away, but hopefully you can see them. Next year maybe we will go for the steers!