Friday, July 29, 2005

A the pedaler...

So, he did it. That's right, we have a pedaler in the family! We've been waiting all summer for this to happen and we couldn't be prouder of our little man. Teeny actually got him to do it...somehow. He was pretty proud of himself. Teeny really got my hopes up when she just mentioned the Tour de France and how A could be the next Armstrong......yeah, I can see my DNA being in the Tour....(where am I and why is it so cold!). I just hope that the potty training comes soon too. Everytime we change his bum, we just can't wait til he's really ready for that.

Here are some pics of our three smiling monkeys:



Even if they just have gas, especially A, they're still pretty fun. N and T both jabbering a little too. Sometimes I'd swear they're chewing me out for something. They have plenty of reasons, I just wonder which one it could be....

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Number Two...

Pretty creative title huh? Well we had a wonderful weekend with everyone, hope you all had as great a weekend with us. We finally have taken the cell phone plunge, officially. Doug brought us phones and we've used them ever since. It's nice having for that time the madman driver takes me out on my bike. Seriously, what do cars have against bikes? I had a couple close calls yesterday, but escaped unscathed. People are nuts when it comes to driving.

Saturday was a blast at G-Pa and G-Ma S'! What a fling. It's nice being with family, especially when they take your twins for at least a little bit. The food and visiting were just splendid. Beckster graciously set up an appointment to get four of the new ones pictures taken. So, for all who missed it, it was crazy. We put them all together crying, screaming, wiggling you name it and when I stopped to look around, Beckster was no where to be seen. Ironic isn't it? But after the madness was over, she showed up surprised that it was over. Smart Beck...very smart. We owe her a ton for getting that all set up though. The pics will turn out just smashing, I'm sure.

Ava, Fish, T and N

We finally made it to our first Payson band concert too. What a piece of America! A spent most of his time off with Grandpa N watching the band, and N and T were with Ma and G-ma. My favorite thing was showing Grandpa S his two new great-grandsons. He seemed pretty tickled as I'm sure he is with all his new ones.

Monday I had work off (good ole gov't) and we took A up to the Thanksgiving Point Childrens Garden. They have some great water fountains he loved playing in, bear caves to explore, lighthouses to climb, fish to see, etc... It was a great time. We feel lame for not have gone there before, or taken anyone there. What good of Utah County folk are we anyway?! N and T were stroller dwellers while we were there. I'm sure they'll appreciate it someday too though. Monday night we had the fam over for the 24th of July Spectacular, aka homeshow. I think we had more fireworks than most of our neighbors. A lot of smoke and lots of fun. Cole and Maggie really seemed to get into it with A too.

So, that's it for us. We got Jess and Lin's Hawaii pics and are super jealous they got to go, but one day...

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Start of something new...

So we'll see how long I actually keep this up. I thought it kind of looked fun, and it should give me something to do when I get bored at lunch hour. If you're reading this, you should know who I am and our little, but growing, family.

Little N and T are seven weeks old and are doing splendid. They both started smiling just about a week ago and it just melts you to see it! We're still just amazed at how different they are from each other! They sleep about seven hours every other night, and eat plenty, not to mention the post eating bit....lots and lots of that.

A is turning into a real chatter. The other day he was saying that "Rach, Doug....Pocatello". Don't worry Lin, we got him saying "Jess, Linny.....Denver" too. I think his ultimate dream would be playing in the park with the sprinklers raging and a sucker in his yapper, or watching a little basketball with his dad and some popcorn. Tough call.

Both Teeny and I are out to loose some poundage, me a little more than Teeny cause I got a lot more to loose. We started June 24th, and after almost a month of dieting, biking 200 miles, and running about 25 miles I have lost a whole ten pounds. What happened to my metabolism?!! If I had done that a couple years ago, I'd look like Gumbi (remember the little green flexy guy?). So, I've slowed way down. Teeny looks great and has probably lost three or four pounds herself. We're moving into the cell phone era too. Just have to make some last decisions. That's all I really feel like writing for now. Maybe more later.