Sunday, June 27, 2010

Silly Boys

Practicing the haka,
M: Move your arms like a train
C: Oh, like a train running down our enemies

The hot new look for summer are stripes & leaves.  

Reading to Liam,
C: See the traysure, Liam
M: Coby, say with me "treasure"
C (with an impish grin & head bob): Traysure, traysure, traysure!!

Soft plushie slippers are the only way to travel!

At dinner,
C: Bananas with mustard actually tastes good.

During the prayer for lunch,
K: And please bless Mommy that she will have a good milk supply for DJ.

L: Eat! Nummy!

The last couple of weeks, Liam has been calling me Mooomy instead of Mommy. Appropriate, since I feel like a milk machine at the moment.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fudge & Picnic Day

June 16th -Fudge Day
Kai making fudge Brownies while Liam looks at the "chaw quit"

June 18th - Picnic Day

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Udder Cover Giveaway

A friend of mine has a food blog called Sweet Basil. Her dishes always look so delicious, so visually appealing. I wish I could get photos of our dishes to look that fantastic. Anywhoo, right now she is having an Udder Cover Giveway. Check it out.

Funny Faces

Whatcha looking at?

Why so serious?

Bless you!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


A refreshing treat for a hot summer day

Sunday, June 13, 2010

DJ & Daddy


A Week with Grammy

Sunday -Grammy brought the boys to the hospital to visit their newest little brother. 
They were very excited to hold DJ, and explore the hospital room.

Monday - The boys started their swimming lessons this week.

The boys wanted to try out their newfound skills in our pool, so off they went for an afternoon of swimming.

Tuesday - The Dinosaur Museum

Wednesday - They headed out to the library for the summer reading program. They made a splash playing pirate games. After lunch, they bounced their hearts out at Kangaroo Zoo.

Thursday - A quick visit with Grandpa Child & Gramma Lou, then loads of fun at the Discovery Gateway Museum. Liam had blast in the cork pit. They all loved the helicopter.
I burned dinner, so Grammy brought Carl's Jr.

Friday - Last day of swim lessons with Grammy. After each lesson, the boys played at the park next door. Here are some shots Coby took:
In the afternoon, Trafalga was graced with their presence, but alas no pictures.
I burned the same dinner again so Grammy took us to Los Hermanos. Mmmm. I love Apple Beer!

Saturday - Coby's birthday party. Then for dinner we headed to Provo to eat at Brick Oven. Yum! I definitely got my apple beer fix here because it comes with free refills!! We sat across friends of Jake's side of the family, and played catch up. Oh, & there was a balloon artist that made Kai a twisty hat and Coby a super cool light saber with an on/off button. The blade had two balloons, one inside the other. It was impressive.

Thanks Grammy for an awesome week. 
Thanks Mom for the chance to rest, and sparkling clean bathrooms.
I'm so blessed to have such a great MIL. 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Coby's 6th Birthday Party

I'm really pleased with how the invitations turned out. Super cute!!

Coloring LEGO pictures, guessing how many LEGOS are in a bucket and LEGO bingo. 

 Little LEGO builders
Everyone assembled their own LEGO car. That was highlight of the party.

Isn't this cake great? Raven Haymond from Dollhouse Cakes made it. Coby requested that it have Oreo flavored filling. Coby loved it, and Jake says that it is the best chocolate cake he's ever had. 

Devouring of the cake

Oooh, presents!

Everyone had a blast! 
Now, on to the Thank You cards!

Silly Boys

K: Wanna see my blood hill?
M: Huh?
K: See? as he points to his scabbed over elbow.
M: Oh, a scab.

Wanting to visit his cousins, Carter and Elana, instead of Grandpa Child
K: Grammy, family is more important than fun.

While visiting his great grandpa, Grandpa Child, and his wife, Emma Lou:
C: Gramma Lou, you are pretty old.
Leaning in to hear him better Gramma Lou asks: What did you say?
Grammy answers: You are pretty.
Gramma Lou then fusses over Coby and his sweetness. Nice save Grammy!

At breakfast,
C: There is always coffee in the nebula.
Apparently this is from some TV show, but it seemed like a random statement to me.

While changing DJ's diaper,
L: Mustard!!

At Coby's party, one of the guests was talking about farting.
J: We don't talk about things like that.
C: That's right! Be polite or we'll eliminate you.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Silly Boys

Eating German Pancakes with an Apple Cinnamon Topping:
K: Are these apples golden and delicious?
M: They're Granny Smith apples.
J: Who is Granny Smith, anyway?
K:Well, she was a grandma and a black smith.

Some moms reported that Coby ate a roll out of the trash! Eeeww!!

After rattling off a list of words I did not think were appropriate to be said in our home, I discovered that the boys have their own boy parts lingo that I was unaware of: wiener dogs,  nuggets, and mini wheats.

Discussing David Archuleta's new book:
J: How can a 20 year old have a book of memoirs? . . . Do you think he had a ghost writer?
M: Probably.
C: Maybe it was a Knight Rider.
Jake & I resisted that urge to hum the Knight Rider theme music.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Due Date. . .

Today was our community BBQ. The boys spent most of their time on the bounce houses. It was great seeing everyone come together.

What's that you say? You thought this was about my due date. It is.

I went to a ward breakfast the morning Liam was born, so I had to go to the BBQ. Maybe I'd go into labor soon after. Well, I did.
Welcome Daniel Jackson 'Imiloanahoku Walkenhorst
He joined our family at 9:27 p.m. on June 5th.
Weighing in at 7 lbs 6 oz and measuring 19 inches long, he is an angel. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Frozen Yogurt Day

Woo hoo! It's finally time to freeze the yogurt we've been working on for the last few days.

Coby added corn syrup, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice to yogurt cheese.

Once it was mixed, we put it in the churn for 20 minutes, then put it in the freezer.

Then comes the enjoyment!!

Yummy Lemon Froyo!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Egg Day

We started the day eating hard boiled eggs, did our routine, then headed over to the clubhouse for Music Time. Liam spent his time watching his favorite neighbors, the Sumans, as they were swimming. Kai and Coby enjoyed singing some new songs and learning about guitars and violins.

Our activity: making egg critters.


Post production

Bunny, Fish, Bunny

Check out this science project: Spun Eggs

Yogurt update:
 It spent the day in the fridge. When Jake got home, he placed the yogurt in a strainer with cheese cloth to drain the whey and create yogurt cheese. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rocky Road Day

While I went to my doctor's appointment, the boys spent the morning with Wendy Glass. After doing their workbooks, they had a great time reading and drawing. Kai was so pleased with his artwork, he brought it home and put it up on his wall.

It looked so cute, I put the poster Liam and Addie drew to together up in his room. He likes to point to all the safari animals. Thanks, Wendy!!!

Our activity for the day was to make rocky road pudding. We toasted sliced almonds. The boys took turn making chocolate pudding, then they mixed together the pudding with almonds and marshmallows. We put them in the freezer to enjoy later for dessert.

We also began our preparations for Frozen Yogurt Day on Friday. The boys watched Jake boil a 1/2 gallon of milk, while he explained that heating the milk untangles the proteins making it easier for the good bugs to eat the milk and munch it up into yogurt.  "Yogurt has good bugs??"

I ended the day by going to Sewing Night. It was nice to not have a new project to work on, but it's sad that I have to take my sewing machine elsewhere to get my projects completed. I just need a schedule sewing night every week.  Anywhoo . . . I finished two projects from my "almost finished pile": several kids aprons & rice bags for my neck. I also pinned a burpy and got the bling I needed to finish my two hair clips.

 I can't decide what project to do when it's my turn to host:

  1. sacrament snakes - a long tube full of rice/beans, which keeps things from rolling down the gap of the benches at church.
  2. kid/adult apron
  3. hooded towel - I've never made one. I want one for the baby. I need to finish my current projects. I would only do one if  its the project du jour for sewing night.

39 weeks. . .

slight progress: 1 1/2 cm dilated, 40% effaced.
He is head down. 

Anything else to report? 
Nope. Just waiting for his due date, June 5th, to get here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dinosaur Day

I greeted each boy as they came down for breakfast with a "Happy Dinosaur Day! Roar!"

Both boys went back upstairs to change their shirts to celebrate the day. Coby donned his Dino-mite shirt, while Kai made do with his Junior Yosemite Park Ranger Shirt. He said "It was the closest I could get to dinosaurs. Because they hike close to volcanoes and dinosaurs may have been killed by a volcano. Campers may find dinosaur bones while hiking."

I wanna tell you that I went all out with dino pancakes for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch, but I didn't.

As we read How do Dinosaurs . . . Pocket Library: Clean Their Rooms, Play with Their Friends, Learn Their Colors, and Count to Ten, I named the dino on each page, and the boys would dash to the dino bin to dig for the correct dino. The competition was fierce, especially if they recognized the dinosaur.

Then we did some worksheets:

Coby: My dinosaur is tough. It's a lava eater.
Kai: My dinosaur is a velociraptor. 
I like them because it's a meat eater. The End!

They told me it was the best dinosaur day! Woo hoo! Day one went well.