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!