Monday, August 29, 2011


Its been 5 days of over 100 degree heat. We are pretty housebound. Parks are too hot. Pools are too hot and no shade and my kids are driving me nuts. Having three young kids is harder than I bargained for. So today while watering my shriveled plants I unleashed my frustration of the past 5 exhausting days. I unleashed my frustration with a garden hose. I am amazed how satisfying it was to spray my children with a hose. The best parental therapy I've come across to date. The kids were laughing the entire time, even when I got their faces. It was great. We will probably make this a regular occurrence.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Clone Trooper

I'm desperate to find things to do to keep the crazies busy during the last very hot summer days. So one day, I came up with this. Its a clone trooper. Be impressed. The gun is a stick covered in white duct tape. The Armor is that tube that comes out from a dryer to let the hot air out. I spray painted it white and added tape to the ends, to make it soft. Last but not least, the helmet is cardstock with a hairband taped on to make it a mask. I'm pretty impressed with myself. The crazies thought I was the coolest mom ever.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Preschool Graduation

Now that school is about to start, I thought I should post about Carson's preschool. He had the coolest teacher, Mrs. Fuji. Look how proud he is.

Way to go Carson. Now you'll be in school for the rest of your life.

mixed messages

Should I be concerned that my boy really likes "shiny chapstick"? I'm not really that worried but this moment was too cute it needed to be captured on film.

The Odd Couple

I love how creative my boys are. Check this out. Who would have thought lobsters can attack knights. I'm not sure who won the battle. I'm pretty sure it was the lobsters.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The LDS faith is sometimes described as a "peculiar people". Well even among those people my hubby and I are considered "crazy". We voluntarily agreed to go on a pioneer trek for 3 days with our 5 month old daughter. I thought it would be a very "authentic" experience, and it was.
This is our pioneer family. We represented a real pioneer family who was pregnant and the couple came by handcart, they had their baby on the trail and everyone made it to the Salt Lake Valley. Likewise we too made it through our trials and all survived for the better.

We pulled and pushed handcarts. We barely made it up testimony mountain.
We did everything very authentic except our sleeping arrangements, we had a tent for our little family. Mj did great. She was carried for 3 days and thought she was in baby heaven. She did spit up in my sleeping bag though. I would go again in a second.

I'm not a fan of really long posts, so I'll keep this one brief. We had an amazing experience and I'd be happy to tell anyone about it. The pioneer were amazing individuals I hope I can be like them.