Sunday, June 29, 2008

Soup-tacular !!

Jolie and Bronson had some cousins come up to visit. Jolie decided to help Zane make "Soup-acado" out of the local plant life.

Taste testers welcome.

Gus and Bronson very cleverly utilize the pool water to fill up their watering cans. Too bad they use it to water the dirt instead of the plants.

Future Paleontologists Discover Dinosaur Bones in Local Backyard

Hmm, they look remarkably like sticks...

But then again, I'm no expert.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Day At The Pool!

My kids love to swim. Even though Bronson doesn't know how to swim on his own, he wants to really bad. When he gets into the pool he wants to do his own thing. If I try to help him or hold him in the deep-end he gets mad. He thinks he can swim just fine and do whatever he wants. Well...he was in so deep his nose was barely above the water when he lost his balance and fell under the water. I grabbed him and pulled him up. As the water was running down his face he yelled "I SWIM!"
Unfortunately, drowning is not swimming. As for this summer we are definitely working on his swimming skills.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

FaThEr'S DaY
We love our Daddy!
My kids always love making things for Ben on Father's Day. Jolie's favorite thing is baking in the kitchen. She really wanted to make him a cake. I dont know if she liked making it or eating it better.

Bronson inhaled his cake. Here he is asking for more cake. It was the funniest thing to watch him say cake while is mouth was full of it. He's our little comedian.

Friday, June 13, 2008

House Update
As of now Ben is done with the framing, rough plumbing, roof, and AC. He is currently working on the electrical and will soon have the siding on the outside ready to go on. It's been a really long project for Ben and he is getting closer to the end every day. Hopefully it will be done before school starts in the fall...but you never might be December.
The Front

The Back

(to us)

Last week Ben and I ventured down to Mesa to pick up his sister's old family room set. They were getting a new sectional and had no need for the stuff they already had. They offered it to us and there was no passing it up. So we rented a U-Haul to bring the couches and tables back. It was a long day but well worth it. Anyways here are some before and after pictures of our family room.





There is a totally different feeling in the room now. We can actually have the home teachers over and not have to sit on the floor!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

WaTeR FuN In OuR BaCkYaRd

Almost every day Jolie & Bronson play with the hose in the backyard. Bronson is without a doubt the controller of the hose and Jolie is so patient with him. Jolie has mastered the art of trading toys with Bronson. For example...if she wants the hose she will get some golf balls, line them up, get a club, and start singing while hitting the balls.. "look at me Bronson...this is so fun...I can hit the balls...can you?" Then when Bronson drops the hose to play with the golf stuff, Jolie will run and take the hose. She's very clever.

Bronson loves to drink the water from the hose. This shot is to show his Pre-water belly.



Check out the water gut!!

Jolie loves to smile for the camera.

Bronson is my little cuddle bug. He always gives me hugs.