Sunday, December 28, 2008

I Hate the Snow!!!

Quick update, I hate the snow with a passion! Especially on the roads! Anyways, let me explain my hatred. Ray's little sister, Nicole, is getting married on December 30 in Portland so we had to drive to Oregon. We left the day after Christmas and it was one of the worst drives I've ever been on. There were multiple snow storms that created complete havoc on the roadways to where there were at least two freeways closed that we were wanting to take. So that lead to long detours and grumpy kids in the car. But I now have a new appreciation for portable DVD players. We bought dual screen DVD players for this trip and it saved us from tying Logan to the top of the car. (J/K he did a pretty good job)
Anyways, the roads were terrible and now I only have double the amount of gray hairs than before we left, and I can't afford to get more at this point! Thankfully we got here without any major problems, and I hope that we will have better roads for the way back.

PS-I don't have any pictures to post because I'm using my in-laws computer and don't have access to anything. I will also post about our Christmas and other adventures when we get back! Bye everybody!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I Thought We Weren't in Idaho Anymore!

So we moved to St. George for a reason. And well, that reason chased down here in full force this week. SNOW!!! Yes, I am from Idaho but I hate the cold and snow. I even still wore my flip-flops during the snow storm, my toes freeze but they always thaw out.

Anyways, there are a couple of things that are nice about St. George and the snow. 1) The snow doesn't typically stick around for more than a day, and that is the kind of snow I can handle. 2) When it does snow, we get school cancelled because, well... I'm not entirely sure why but hey, it's fun to have Ray home! So as explained in reason 2, Ray had the day off from school, so after we all woke up this morning we all got bundled up, including Chase, and we went out to play in the snow.

Logan thought it was way cool. He took off running and jumping it as soon as we opened the door. Ray taught him how to make snow balls and then they had a snow ball fight which I somehow got caught in the middle of. I tried to surrender because I was holding Chase but it didn't work, they both nailed me. It was still fun. Next we took our little inner tube sled and tried sledding the small hill in our front yard. It worked for Logan because it wasn't big enough to really get any speed or to get hurt if you tipped over, it was just right. Then after that we decided to make a snowman. The snow was fabulous for making a snowman, it was nice and wet and sticky. I would say it turned out pretty good if you asked me, but unfortunately it warmed up this afternoon and it tipped over.

The thing that is kind of crazy is that just last weekend we took to the boys to the park to play and it was so nice outside! It wasn't too warm, you just had to wear a jacket and it was perfect! We went to the Hidden Valley Park and it was so much fun! They have a wide variety of toys for different ages of kids, which makes it nice for the littler kids. It was a fun day in the sun, but today we had fun in the snow! At either rate, both days were fun, and perfect days with my family. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful little family, Heavenly Father has truly blessed me.

PS- Chase has been sleeping through the night now for about a week!!! YEAH for me!!!! I think the best part about that is that we made a deal that Ray would take care of Logan and I would take care of Chase. Well, Chase hase been sleeping through the night but Logan has been waking up wanting one of us so Ray has to get up! Hee, hee, hee! I think it's great!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Oh....(happy, content sigh)

Holy smokes it has been a long time since I last posted anything. Anways, there really hasn't been anything eventful going on. Logan is really starting to put phrases and sentences together now and that helps with the communication process alot. He is also getting quite attached to Chase.

His big thing right now is that when he watches a movie he wants to have Chase lay down on the couch next to him and snuggle. The reason that this is so big to me is because ever since Logan started to be mobiel, he does not like to sit and hold still for anyone. So to watch him lay there with Chase amazes me, it puts a big smile on my face and melts my heart (I know, it's cheesy, but true.)

Yesterday I decided to be brave and both of the boys a bath together and it was hilarious! Chase loved flailing his arms and legs about splashing, which in turn only encouraged Logan to splash also. Chase would then see Logan doing it and make him do it all the more, they just fed off of each other. I was getting soaked and there was water all of the floor but I didn't care, just to watch the two of them interact like that was worth it.

I'm learning to be grateful for these small, but special moments as they grow up. I'm so thankful to my Heavenly Father for sending me these two spirits, they are teaching me many lessons and I hope to continue to improve as a mother.