Monday, June 29, 2009

No Dogs!

After more than a month of being restricted to the side yard while our baby grass started growing, Roscoe is back in the yard and playing with the kids. The older he gets, the better he is with them, and they love him. Of course, who knew how much I don't like dogs, since I'd never had one. We figured out pretty quickly that dogs do NOT come in my house. No matter whose dog, how large or small, how "well trained" they are, they do not come in!! It makes me so angry and grumpy, even though I try not to be that way. we've had people bring dogs to our house before, and I spent the whole time trying to pretend that I was happy through gritted teeth. Not cool. So we have a strict NO DOG policy in my house, NO EXCEPTIONS! I figure my house, my rules. At any rate, Carson has decided once again that he's a puppy, and he's been very insistent that he is the one exception to my NO DOG rule. And lately Natalie is crawling around after him like another little puppy, so now I have two dogs in my house! But at least they don't lick, pee, bark, shed, or jump on furniture, right? Ha, ha, ha, I wish.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Family Pictures!

While we were visiting Mike's family, we got our family pictures taken. It was a Christmas present from Mike's parents, and it was so much fun! We love the way the pictures turned out! Thanks for such a great gift! Here are some of my favorites.

Our Family:
Natalie and Carson:

Mike and Michelle:
Carson and Mom:
Natalie and Mom:
Natalie and Dad:
Carson and Dad:
Dad and the kids:
Mom and the kids:


Relaxing Weekend

We went to visit Mike's parents last weekend, and it was so nice and relaxing! Carson went with Grandma and Grandpa on Wednesday night, and Mike and I took Natalie on Friday. Carson had a great time, but I sure missed him. I forgot my camera!!! Loyce took a few pictures of the kids at the dinosaur museum, but of course I didn't get any of Grandma and Grandpa with the kids. Next time...

Here are Carson and Natalie outside the museum.
Carson, Natalie, and Me next to a wooly mammoth. The thing was huge!
Carson and Natalie
Carson and Natalie digging for dinosaur bones!
Carson and Natalie with Grandpa Len.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mommy's Helpers

Here are my little grocery shoppers. They each have to make a menu and then a grocery list, which we then take to the store so they can cross off items we buy. Oh, and sometimes Carson puts things on the list that I don't want to get, but he really thinks we should, because they're on HIS list. Kids are the cutest!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Friends

Carson has recently made some new friends that have moved into a couple of houses up the street. He loves this, and it seems like every day he asks to go out riding bikes with Dallin. I love it! Natalie usually tags along, so my house is relatively quiet for a short time. Last week we had some hotter days, so the kids played on the slip-n-slide on day (no pictures!) and the next day, we filled up our little swimming pool. Here are a few pictures of them swimming.
Carson, Dallin, Lily, and Natalie