Monday, March 30, 2009

I lost it! I lost it!

And I'm not referring to my mind; although it was looking pretty sketchy for a day or two there. :) No, I am quoting Jenna. Last night Jenna finally lost a tooth that has been loose for many, many months. In the last few weeks it's gotten much looser, and then last night she just worked it until it bled. She kept running out to me to have me see how much looser she was making it. It started to bleed a little, so I told her to just keep on going. She pulled it out all by herself, and ran out of my room (where she was looking in the mirror) saying, or rather yelling, "I lost it! I lost it!" This is her third visit from the tooth fairy...

Also, yesterday was mine and Joel's anniversary. What is the proper way to say that? Joel and I's, Joel and my, me and Joel's? Some English major out there tell me. Tanya, I'm sure you know what's proper, enlighten me! :) Anyway, it was our 7th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately Joel had to work, so he was gone all day. But I'm still so happy to be married to him. In some ways it seems like we just got married, and in other ways it's hard to believe that we haven't been married forever. I am very lucky to be married to my best friend in the whole world, and I'm even more lucky that Joel loves me back. I'm sure when we got married some people must have wondered if we would last. Well, we've not only lasted this long, we are happier than ever and looking forward to a lifetime of happy anniversaries to come. I love you, Joel!

Joel and I last July.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Break

This could very well be our last Spring Break that we will have all together, since Joel graduates in May. We went to Casper on Saturday to meet Joel's Mom and his brother. We watched the Lovell boys play in the State tournament. They were playing for third place, but lost in OT.

Church on Sunday was interesting, due to Adam. Joel and I spent a lot of time out by the stage so Adam could run around. He at least made it through Sacrament Meeting. Only a few more months until he's old enough for nursery! :) We were also able to go to Kandace Asay's blessing (Michael and Emily's new baby).

On Tuesday the 17th Joel's youngest (and biggest) brother, Dane, went through the temple for the first time. Joel was lucky enough to be his escort in the temple. Dane will be leaving for a mission in Brazil at the end of April. We will miss him so much, but we are so excited for him!

Here is Dane and Joel together the morning before we went to the temple in Billings.

Thanks to my sister, Cindy, for watching Adam for me while we were in Billings. And thanks to Deena W. for keeping Jenna and Will that day.

On Wednesday we had family pictures taken by Teri D. and her sister. I can't wait to see how they look! My family just took pictures at the end of December, so I'm trying to plan how to do a big family picture wall with both of our families.

On Thursday we were able to go to Deena and Waleryan's in Powell for dinner. It was great to see them again and hang out. We are thankful for good friends!

On Friday most of Joel's family left for Idaho to go to a wedding, and Joel and I left Friday afternoon to come back home. Saturday was filled with cleaning and restocking the fridge! We are happy to be home, as always!

Joel starts his new rotation tomorrow in a different area of the hospital with a different preceptor. The end is truly in sight (at least the end of UW).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A good place to play?

Adam has found his new favorite place to play. That's right, on the kitchen table. He climbs up on a chair or on the bench behind the table, and from there it's as easy as pie to be on the top of the world. At least it must seem like that to him.

He reminds me of another little one that used to love to climb up on the table. Here is a picture of Jenna at about the same age as Adam is now. She would always climb up on the table to see if she could find some fun things to play with that she wasn't supposed to, or to get some out-of-reach crackers.
Will never really did the whole climbing on the table thing. I have noticed a lot of similarities between Jenna and Adam. A little while ago I was watching old videos from when Jenna was little, (okay, littler) and the similarities were almost scary. They even have almost the same scream. You can definitely tell they are siblings! Adam looked just like Will as a baby shortly after he was born, but as Adam has gotten bigger he and Jenna look more alike. At least at the same ages; as in Adam looks like Jenna did when she was 15 months old, not like she looks now. I'm sure you get what I'm saying. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Shoes

Yesterday at the store we finally bought Will some new shoes. His old shoes are in fine shape, but they were getting too small for him. They didn't have much variety in the boys shoes, but Joel picked some out that he thought were okay, and I spotted these super cool Lightning McQueen shoes. Joel kind of rolled his eyes and took Will to try on the shoes he picked out. I was looking at the prices, and noticed the shoes Joel picked were light up shoes. Ha! Joel would never buy light up shoes for our kids. When I pointed out this detail Joel took the shoes right back and we tried on the Cars shoes. When I showed them to Will his eyes lit right up. Cars is his favorite movie! Aren't they super cool!?

A close up of the shoes (Will was holding his pants up so you could see all of the shoe, his pants weren't actually all high-water like that) :)
His shoes make him happy. The eyes on the front even glow in the dark! Yesterday he told both Joel and I this story separately, "I was in the bathroom and the lights were off and I couldn't see. So I just told my shoes what to do and they did it!" I'm guessing that means they lit his way in the dark?
Then this morning when we were getting ready I asked him to go get his shoes on, and he said, "Lightning McQueen shoes, here I come!" (If you've seen cars, you'll get the reference). He's so funny.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Nice Weather

We have had some beautiful weather for the last couple of days. Yesterday we just had to get out in it. We took the boys to the play area at Washington Park, and it was Adam's first time actually playing there. Last summer he was too small. He loved it there, and he's always excited to be outside. His only problem was that he kept falling down. I supposed it was the un-even ground that he's not used to, but it was funny and cute to watch him stumble every few steps and just hop and and keep going.
You can see the dirt on his knees from falling. (Notice Will in the background)

He had a turn on the swing and really liked it. What he didn't like was when I got him out. There were other people waiting so we needed to let them have a turn, but Adam really hated that idea. He screamed and kicked and cried and threw quite a fit. We went home after that. :)

Then last night for FHE we went to Cheyenne with our good friends the Bade's to eat at Texas Roadhouse. On Monday nights, kids eat free! (Well, one free kids meal with every regular entree ordered. It worked out perfectly!) We had a great time with them, as always!

This morning Adam had his 15 month check up with the doctor. He was cranky before we even left, so I considered that a bad omen. And boy was it. He was happy when we got there and he could play with the fun stuff in the waiting room. However, once we went back to the exam room and he had to do things he didn't want to do, like lay down on the paper covered table, the screaming began. Luckily we got through it fairly unscathed, except for his poor thighs that were stuck with big needles. :) He's still really small, in fact his weight has dropped off the charts. He's only 19 lbs 8 oz. That drop in weight is normal for his age because he is so mobile. He eats just fine (usually) so he is in no danger. All in all we have a healthy little boy and couldn't love him any more than we already do!