Friday, September 25, 2009

funny kid

I love my little Colton a ton and think he's the best, but I still realize the funny things about his personality. I've mentioned before how he hates public. No joke, EVERY time I run an errand he screams at least once during the outing.

Ward activity.Last weekend at our 5k, he's in the stroller and barely keeping it together as long as no one acknowledges his existence. A friend comes up and says "oh, hi Colton! Look how big you're getting" which he looks at me and Mike, turns his lip out and screams (with no build up).
Church. Sacrament meeting is over, Colton is on my hip. A lady walks by and says, "Wow, he's sitting up on his own and everything" which Colton looks at me, turns his lip out and screams.
Kohls. While walking out of Kohls an older lady looks over at us (she made the mistake by noticing Colton, who likes to go unnoticed) and mentions "I have 20 grandchildren" which....YOU get the idea.
Is this normal? haha. Maye he is:
Extra sensitive? Shy? Just a baby?
Funny kid.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I decided I want to start doing fun projects. I figure since I got a sewing machine for Christmas, I could start with something easy. Any ideas? I was thinking of some kind of blanket or baby blocks...

While looking for easy sewing projects, I stumbled upon these suggestions for beginners and cracked up. Really?

1. Grocery bag caddy (I rename this: Poop Look-A-Like Thing)
2. Bitter Cold Face Warmer (I rename this: Old Western Dust Blocker OR Hostage Shut-er Up-er)
3. Checkbook holder (I rename this: Most Worthless Item Ever)
4. Removable Money Hiding Bra Pocket (I rename this: Whaaaaat?)

Please help me. I want a fun sewing project. These will NOT do.

Monday, September 14, 2009

"Of life"

(Pictured above: me holding a portion of the weed of life that I sawed down today.)

Whenever something is really big, I like to add "of life" after it. So...I present to you the

Today I finally gave in and sawed down a weed in my neighbors yard that was practically a tree. It was approx 6 ft. tall and the truck was 3 inches in diameter. Can you say Nasty. Na-haaaaa-styyyy. I had to take action as the owner only comes to visit 2 times a year from CA (yes, this is the same house from the post with the creepy ghost looking thing in the backyard).

Please please people, keep your weeds under control. Hint: weeds are officially OUT of control once they start consuming neighboring yards and when people start mistaking it for a tree.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mr. Personality

I know, I know. Post overload. Mike was out of town, so that is my excuse. Here are a few short videos of Colton showing off his little personality.

1) Talking and gurgling. Colton likes to talk a lot and explore with different noises. Mike and I thought this noise was particularly funny.

2) Food preferences. In this video I ask Colton if he'd like some more peas, to which he responds with a head shake and furrowed eye brow. Funny kid. Probably not intentional on his part, but still funny.

and save the best for last...
3) Lack of mobility. This is proof that my kid is lazy with moving. Just watch. It's pretty funny.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I think...

...Mike is pretty happy right now (here are the pictures he sent me from the BYU OU game)
...I am pretty happy right now
...BYU fans across the country are happy right now

Awesome game. Go Cougs!

Mike picked the perfect time to do a guys trip. Not only did Mike get to sit in a suite at the BYU OU game, but he also got to play in a BYU alumni golf tourney (and win), tailgate, hang out with byu freshmen friends till 4 in the morning, and cheer as BYU beat OU. Glad you had a great boys trip babe!
Oh, and you owe me :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Flattered or creeped?

I just got back from running with Colton. On my run I ran past an older man walking a dog. The following conversation occurred:

Man: "If you was my wife, I'd tell you that you looked good and didn't need to run."
Me: While continuing to run and not look back, "Maybe I look good because I run."
Man: "Could be true. But you look great for having just had a baby."

Should I be flattered or creeped? I think I'm more creeped. Where do people get off thinking they can just say things like that. And YES, I was tightly holding my can of pepper spray.

Note: Don't worry about my safety. I ran at 8:30 by a road with lots of cars going by and children going to school.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Is it just me?

I love cereal. Cold, crunchy cereal.

I actually prefer it to any other breakfast. Really.

When I lived at the dorms at BYU and had the entire Canon Center at my disposal, I still chose to eat cereal. When I'm at a hotel with a breakfast bar, I always grab the box of cereal. It's actually the only thing that can get me out of bed in the morning...knowing I can go downstairs and eat a bowl of cereal.

In fact, I also have to eat a bowl of cereal every NIGHT before I go to bed.

Sometimes when Mike announces we should just "scrounge around for dinner tonight" I get excited because that means I can just have a bowl of cereal. Pathetic, I know.

I have this problem with cereal however. I finish the cereal, but still have leftover milk...sooooo I poor more cereal in the milk to finish it up...but then I need more milk for the cereal...and the cycle continues until I've had about 4 bowls.

Am I alone on this? I hope others share in my cereal love.

Here are my cereals of choice at the moment:
Breakfast: Frosted Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran, Honey Bunches of Oats
Nighttime snack: lighter cereals such as Rice Krispees, Special K