Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Days

Happy Halloween! Today was a fun day filled with candy, candy and lots more candy! Currently we are enjoying Josh on his sugar high! We let him come home and eat tons of his candy. You can see above how he layed down on the ground to study his candy, deciding which would be the right selection for his next munching pleasure (you can also see in one of the pictures the amount of candy he took at each house!) We went over to grandmas Louise's for some trick or treating in Provo, then finished the night in Springville where Josh was scared to death by someone's house with a smoke machine and a decapitated monster. He put his hands over his eyes and tried to run away! Joshy loved being a cowboy riding his horse named Bullseye. Anyway I wanted to get these pics out fast for grandparents and family. Hope you all had a great day!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin Days

Wow, I know another post...I'm really cookin! So here is our little rendezvous to the pumpkin patch. My new calling in our ward is midweek activities leader and this was my first activity to plan. I had never been to a pumpkin patch before and it was really fun. Josh was looking for horses everywhere, of course, and also insisting that the squashes we saw were giant bananas for the horses to eat. Sure Joshy, whatever you say! Then we headed back to the church and painted the pumpkins. As you can imagine when I asked Josh what he was painting on his he said, "horsies and maybe a little baby zebra". Do I have a crazy child....yes! But I love it that way!

Monday, October 22, 2007

So I'm back!! Sorry it's been so long but we are having computer difficulties. It is still doing weird things which is why I couldn't write captions under the pictures. I have a feeling there is an easy way to fix the problem, but Chad and I are a little technologically challenged!
So let me tell you what these pictures are of! They start most recent back to Labor Day weekend.
The first are of FHE tonight when we carved a pumpkin. Chad and JOsh are making scary faces like the pumpkin.
Then the Children's museum in SLC where the famous life flight picture was taken. NO there was no family emergency, they had a life sized helicopter the kids can play in.
Next Josh and Chad with their fly swatters. There were a few weeks when it seemed that we had a zillion flies in our house and Josh loved trying to kill them! They are making tough faces.
Then on to the UCLA Utah game, actually a pretty rotten experience but we got some cute pictures before the game! I'm with Chad's mom Annie and sister Holly in our #7 jersys.
Then Josh's latest obsession (along with horses) putting any sort of material on his head and pretending it's hair. Sometimes he brushes it, the other day he asked my to blow dry it.
Next Chad and Joshy playing football on a picnic we had one night.
Lastly comes labor day weekend. We went to the zoo- heaven for Josh and Chad actually! He is holding his lion he named Alex from the giftshop. Then we went to the first BYU game with Grandpa Cole. Josh was yelling "Go bruins!" the whole time- he thinks every football game is UCLA and uncle Ben.

So that is a little whirlwind tour of what we have been up to the past few months. We also had some family pictures taken. Go to, click on clients then type in Olson and you can see them. If you do, give me some imput on which you like. My wonderful cousin Hether took them for us and I think we got some keepers!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I've had some people ask me why we are such crazy UCLA fans, so for those of you who don't know- Chad grew up in southern Cali and was a fan but the real reason is that his brother Ben is the quarterback for the team... so now we are crazy freakshow fans!!
Now for another announcement...I'm preg...wait no that wasn't it. Oh yeah I wanted to tell you all that we are having computer issues so I won't be able to do any interesting posts with pictures for awhile. I knew you would all be dying to know! (and to clarify I am NOT pregnant!!)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Good days for the Bruins!!!

This is just a quick little shout out for the good ol' Bruins of UCLA. 27- 17 baby!! I have to say that football season is a little too nerve-wracking for my taste. This game had us going crazy, Chad even had to leave the house and go for a drive during the middle of it! In the end the Bruins pulled it out and we were very relieved. Next it's on to kill the Utes (and I know all you haters and BYU cougs will not object to that!!)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Days in Rome (I wish!)

My cute friend Kelli had this test on her blog and I thought it was kind of fun- by the way Kel, it looks like we need to plan a trip to Rome! so click on the link below and take the test. Let me know if you are coming on our Roman holiday!!

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Days with my great little helper

I am going to blow everyone's mind and do another post within days of my last one! Lately Josh has been making me laugh and smile at every moment. My mom told me the other day that I am a truly lucky lady with an enthusiastic and nice little boy. I was reminded of that again when today as I started doing the dishes, Joshy grabbed a chair and pushed it over to the sink and said "I'm gonna clean up too Mommy!" He was so excited. Even though his help should really be typed as "help," as it gets in my way and adds extra clean up for me, I am so grateful for his enthusiasm to help me that it's worth it. I mean how long will helping me clean up be his favorite thing to do? So here's to you my little helper!!

Can you tell that he is in a horse phase (more like obsession) right now?

This is how Joshy loaded the dishwasher, he was so proud of himself!

This wasn't really Josh helping me, but I thought it was funny. He came and got me, so excited that he couldn't spit his words out. Finally he told me that he had made movies for Spirit to watch, and this is what I found. (Spirit is the wonderful horse movie on the TV- it has been Joshy's favorite for most of his life, but lately has made a comeback...again with the horse craze!) He also got very upset when I called Spirit a boy- he thinks any horse with such beautiful hair must be a girl- maybe that's why he gave Spirit Pride and Prejudice to watch?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Days at Thanksgiving Point

I know, I know, I haven't updated forever...sorry! We went on a trip to Montana and I wanted to get those pics up before I did any others, but unfortunatley we didn't have a working camera up there (ahhhh- frustrating!) so we need to get pics from other people in order to have any. So I decided those will come later.
Last weekend we took Joshy to his paradise...a farm! We headed up to the farm at Thanksgiving Point and he loved it. He didn't want to leave, even in the 100 degree heat (notice his bright red face in the pics). He got to pet a number of animals and the highlight was his two pony rides. Sometimes I wonder if we are born with certain characteristics or if they are learned- like, Chad enjoyed the farm probably as much as Josh did and kept telling him one day he'd have his own horse. Hmmmm. Those two are peas in a pod!
The next Monday I went with some friends back up to Thanksgiving Point to the children's Discovery Garden. I had never been before and it was a cute place with lots of fun stuff for the kids. The highlight was the Noah's Arc swimming area (again it was sooooo hot! Why do I do this to myself?!) Joshy also enjoyed the bear, but he kept getting mad because he wanted to pet a real bear. All in all Thanksgiving Point gave us some good times!