Friday, September 28, 2007

Kids . . .

Bridal Veil Falls

Yesterday we went on a little field trip. Just a few miles up Provo Canyon is a paved trail to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls. I got out the stroller and brought along PB & J sandwiches for our mini adventure.

The way to the falls was smooth and Corban stayed in his seat the entire way. When we first met the water Corban was timid. . . but still wanted his shoes and socks to come off. I am not sure if he would have so readily agreed if the other kids were not there.
Once he got use to the icy temperature of the water I had to follow close (with Isabelle in tow) to prevent any mishaps. For who can stop the mischevious ways of a fearless child?

He was all over. He loved being in the water and seeing others playing. It was pretty fun.

When I had my fill it was totally different game to get back to the car. He was focused on the water. He says it so cute I wish you could hear. He was always testing the boundries, walking just far enough ahead or to the side and then pausing-waiting for me to correct his ways. Kids are smarter than we give them credit for.

So Isabelle back in the stroller and Corban not minding very well. . . Nothing like calling a child's name 20 times in 30 seconds to get his attention. Right? Ever attentive the the call of mommy. Don't we all wish?
He really was good, just wanting to discover everything and never wanting to go home.

We had a lot of fun and Corban definitely wants to return. I would call that a success!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Corban's Surprise.

Dave brought home a surprise for Corban today. Corban LOVED it! We couldn't get him in the house. He happily put on the helmet and pads. He did pretty well too- Not bad for a 2 1/2 year old.

Now he can play without the older kids getting after him- usually he grabs the boys scooters as soon as they set them down.

The cutest picture of my kids. . . today.

Well I definitely use this blog more like a scrap book than a blog. but my kids are just so funny or cute or interesting. This is my new favorite picture. Yes they are sitting on the back of my car. We were outside just waiting for "daddy" to get home and I was trying to get a good picture of Isabelle with my phone and Corban scampered up on the trunk (how could I get mad- I had put Isabelle up there). He LOVES to say cheese for the picture lately. He is so funny.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Kids DO the darndest things

Whose Kid is that?!
Ok. . . it is Corban!
Dave and Corban walked home from church today. The cones were set up near the church because we had stake conference today. Where does that little guy come up with this stuff. :) At the very least, he keeps us entertained!

Stake Conference was so great! Very light and even entertaining at times, but full of tenderness, love and a strong presence of the Spirit. I am so grateful for the Gospel!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Big Kid in a Baby Coat

Wanting to be more like his adorable, and always trendy sister, Corban tried out a new look.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Just another Day

Corban and Isabelle

Corban loves to hold Isabelle on his lap. The trick is, getting Corban to "give her back" once she is on his lap. He is so hilarious lately. He is pretending so much. It just makes us laugh.

I can't wait til we can get a new camera. I was so sad that ours was stolen, but at least I have the camera on my phone. All hope is not lost. :)

Monday, September 17, 2007

embarrassing parents

Is embarrassing your kid mandatory for parents? Maybe.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Dave took Isabelle with him to the store and so I just have to post this picture of her. She is just too cute!

Monday, September 10, 2007


I keep this picture on my dresser. Arlene and Beth Paul.
I can't help but see my little Isabelle in Arlene. Their sweet faces. What a great gift from God for us to look like relatives, ever reminding us of family.

Arlene- What an example to her family. She was strong, resilient, hardworking, and loved her family! What a great gift to us- her grandchildren-
She made such an impact on her children that they passed the love for her down to us. We all have memories of Grandma though the memories of our parents and relatives.
I sure anticipate our family reunion after this life! I have so many questions for her!

Family is so important- more important than anything in this life. I just love my family so much. I ramble on about this more often than I should. . . How God loves everyone so much and how we are all connected. We all struggle on this earth and if we could see that, see others like we see ourselves, with similar problems and internal struggles. We would be nice, helpful, loving, supportive- regardless of who it is. We would finally take some of the focus off ourselves. "Self-Esteem Issues" would disappear off the face of the earth! Imagine the possibilities.
Ok, you can admit it . . .
She is propabably the cutest thing you have ever laid eyes on!

Friday, September 7, 2007


I can't stop it. I love the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I didn't even want to read the books, but on Sunday my mom brought Twilight and I finished it Tuesday! I never would have read it if she didn't bring it down. Who wants to read a love story about Vampires. Hahaha
They are so good, "easy reads" and so much fun. and romantic for the sap in all of us.
I will admit that deep down I just love sappy romantic love sometimes!
I need more. I called and she graciously sent New Moon. I can't wait to read it. My friend that sometimes watches my kids LOVES them too we are just obsessing a bit over Edward. He is so loving.Anyway. they are suspenseful books. Just go get a copy. . . if you can. I was #144 in line at my library for New Moon! (a mormon lady wrote them so they are clean) I feel silly but can't help myself! :)