Thursday, May 20, 2010


After 11 hours in bed this is how he wakes up. He wasn't crying. Just cooing. Even after seeing me he kept it up for pictures.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

front porches are for happiness

I got these two rockers for mother's day this year. I think they're the perfect gift because they're so lovely but also and mostly because I am a sentimental person. In my mind I've pictured having long talks with my kids on these rockers in the upcoming years. We'll watch the rain, sunsets, clouds, etc. and just talk about what's going on in their lives. These will be chairs my children and I bond in. or at least that's the way I see it. Isn't that what front porches are for?

oh yeah, and we'll eat while we talk.

So Brent took Jackson shopping to buy my present. Jackson walked in first and told me I had to be quiet that it was a secret and I couldn't say anything. (Brent must have prepped him b/c he knows I love finding out what I'm getting for such occasions.) I asked Jackson if he knew what it was and he kept answering me in whispers that I couldn't talk and we had to be quiet. really cute. then when Brent walked in after hiding them, I told him how well Jackson had done at keeping it a secret then Jackson very joyfully squealed "It's a rocking chair!" I thought it was hilarious but Brent vowed to never take him shopping for a surprise again.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

maybe i shouldn't be teaching jackson his letters

i didn't notice the c until the evening after we did the project

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

like father like son

Brent spends a lot of time with computers. in fact, last year when he gave me this computer for mothers day I barely saw it for the first month while he "set it up" for me. Saturday Jackson and I re-discovered they'll likely be a bit more competition for the computer in our home now.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

he may look innocent enough

but when it comes to gas, he's normally the guilty party.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Brent did this!

I think Brent is incredibly talented. Evidently the stake does too (or at least his Dad) b/c this is the 2nd time they've asked him to design a logo. This is for a multi-stake youth conference. This was one of the final drafts. While I always complain that he's taking too long and that he fusses about the little details too much I can't argue with the results because it always looks cool.