Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BYU Volleyball and Leaves

Sorry...I know this is like my third post tonight, but I had a lot to catch up on!

So just keep scrolling down!

And, for some reason in firefox, like half of the pictures aren't showing up, so you should look at this in internet explorer! :)

We brought Sadie to a volleyball game at BYU last week. She loved it! I mostly wanted to bring her to a game because we taught her the end of the Cougar fight song and wanted her to experience it for real. She had so much fun watching the ball go back and forth and watching Cosmo walk through the crowd. She always knew where he was and would point to him. Then he came to our section and there were tons of parent who brought their kids to see him so we passed Sadie down to Shanna who was on the aisle. We thought we missed the opportunity because Cosmo was kinda walking away but he looked back and saw Sadie sitting there on Shanna's lap and he picked her right up and started dancing with her. He danced with her for quite a while too. Luckily right before he put her down I got the camera out and Rob took a picture really quick. It was fun to go to the game and hang out with Evan and Shanna for a while.

Sadie at the game. She was excited about something.

Her and Comso. If only I had tohught sooner to get the camera out we could have had a better picture. Oh well.

There was a really cool rainbow outside our house the other day. It was acutally a double rainbow but you can't really see it that well. This picture doesn't do it justice because it was a big beautiful arch and it was pretty dark too!

Last week Sadie and I took a walk and found a church building that had TONS of leaves in the parking lot. So Sadie and I stomped in them for a good 30 minutes or so. So the next day, i brought Rob over so he could see the cuteness.

They had a blast stomping in the leaves together. I'm glad that I took her to enjoy the leaves last week because it snowed today so fall is coming to an end...

They found this basketball in the parking lot and Sadie carried it with her almost the whole time we were there.

Huge pile of leaves with a cute Sadie in it.

This is a funny face that Sadie started making. I love it...I think Rob taught her that one.

And this is what happens when you let Sadie dress herself. Sweater with a diaper and her pink boots! Don't forget the shades!

Here is a video of the stomping in the leaves. I think my favorite part of the whole video is at the very beginning when she throws the ball down and says " bye bye ball". It is just cute. And when she falls down and says "weeee". Sorry, I'm giving away the whole video...here just watch it!

Say Cheese!

This is what I get when I try to take Sadie's picture. I love how her mouth is wide open and her bottom jaw is always to the side. So cute!

This one is actually a pretty natural smile...Nice one! She is standing in our garden that we seriously need to clean all of the dead plants out of.

This is her camera smile. I just love the open mouth and crooked jaw. So cute. These are her new pajamas too. Doesn't she look so cute!?

Again with the open mouth...but hey at least she is starting to stand still for pictures.


This is a seriously huge scallion from our garden. All summer long, I thought they were regular onions so I never picked them. Finally when they were huge, I asked Rob what they were and he said scallions. haha. Oops. Sadie picked this one by herself. HUGE.

Apples, Apples and More Apples

Our neighbor who lives directly behind us had an apple tree this year that produced about 950 pounds of apples. Wow. We were happy though because they kindly shared the excess with us. Our poor apple tree only produced about 8 apples and I think next year it will be completely dead. So we got two full boxes and got to work.

Both Rob and I love to munch on dried apples so we have dried a lot of them, but we also decided to try canning some. So we made a few batches of apple pie filling to can and then we made some apple crisp. YUM! We still have about a fourth of one box left but I think we will just dry the rest. We are so thankful for our neighbors for sharing their apples. Actually not even a week before they gave them to us I said to Rob " since our apple tree didn't give us any aples this year, we should just go buy a bunch and dry them." So we were lucky and didn't even have to buy any. We love our neighbors!

Here is som eof the apple pie filling we made. Looks so yummy. Now I just need to learn how to make a good pie crust!

The first night we had the apples, we did them all by hand. Rob cut them up and I hand peeled them. Luckily, we have cool sibblings that have an apple peeler/slicer/corer thing that is awesome! And they let us borrow it. Thanks Evan and Shanna. That saved us sooooooo much time!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

General Conference weekend

Wow. We realized this time around that it is a lot harder to pay attention to conference with an 19 month old vs a 13 month old. Seriously. We don't remember being so distracted during the April conference at all. He he. We still enjoyed all the talks that we did hear, and are looking forward to getting the Ensign next month so we can read the talks that we didn't hear. Saturday morning was awesome because we got fresh warm cinnamon rolls from a little boy in our ward who was selling them so he could buy a ticket to a BYU football game. We thought it was a worthy cause, so we bought some. And they were DELICIOUS! YUM. I may have to make some this evening after church because my mouth it seriously watering right now. Anyway, we had a great Saturday and even enjoyed the company of our friends Whitney and Kirkham during the afternoon session of conference. That evening, I got to go to my sister in law's baby shower. It was a fun time. I even saw an old friend there and was able to catch up with her after about 5 years of not seeing her. Shanna got lots of good loot. She is having a baby boy and if you want to see what I made for her, click here. ha ha. It was a good baby shower!

Then on Sunday we just relaxed (as much as we could with Sadie around) and watched the rest of conference. It was great. I love hearing the prophet and apostles of God speak to us.

Here are some pictures from our conference weekend. Enjoy!

These were the yummy cinnamon rolls that Porter made for us. They were big and gooey and delicious. He ended up selling aobut 50 I think, so I was surprised at how big they all were.

Sadie especially loved them!

We tried everything to get her to sit still while we watched conference. Coloring worked for about 2 minutes at a time.

her new favorite toy. The binoculars. Cute.

And this is what happens when you let Sadie decorate you with stickers. They all go on the face. This was an entire sheet of stickers all on my face. It really hurt taking them all off. I didn't think they were that sticky. Sheesh.

And this was just a funny game that Sadie and daddy came up with. We seriously missed an entire talk because Sadie was laughing and playing this game for that long. It was HILARIOUS! My sides and cheeks hurt too because I was laughing so much. Hope this makes you all smile. Sorry it is kinda long, but it is still funny!

Don't ever...

Feed your child yogurt for breakfast AFTER you have gotten them dressed and ready for the day. Unless they have really good aim with a spoon.

But I must admit, it is really cute!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Am I Invisible?!?!

Last night Rob and I went to the Library. You see...Rob put 2 books on hold about a weeks ago and they finally got in. So we went to pick them up. It was around 6:30 in the evening so it was kinda busy, but not too bad. Rob went straight to the hold section and picked up his books, then took Sadie to the kids section so she could play. I went to find some dvds and then met up with them. I watched Sadie and daddy play for a while and then it was time to go home.

So we walked up to the checkout line because we couldn't do the self checkout. When you get dvds, you can't check them out yourself because you have to pay 50 cents. Anyway, Rob went right up behind the lady and stood there, but i stood off to the side a little bit because there were 2 places that we could be helped. Sadie was getting restless so Rob stepped away for a minute and while he was gone, some guy about 40 or so stepped in line...LITERALLY one INCH in front of me. Rob came back and was like "did he just cut you?" and I nodded yes but I didn't want him to make a scene. So we just waited shaking our heads. Then Rob stepped away again and ANOTHER guy (younger this time) stepped in front of me again. ONly this time it wasn't directly in front of me, he just got in the other line. HELLO!??! Can they not see that I'm standing there. Then this other guy starts to try to stand behind the other line so he could get in front of me too, but I didn't let that happen. I scooted right over in front of him and the librarian helped me next.

Sheesh. I don't get it. Especially the first guy. I mean, seriously? Right in front of me? Sheesh.