Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

"Adventure is worthwhile." - Aesop

Fact of the Week

Of all the countries that celebrate an independence day, 58 are independent of the UK, 26 of France, 21 of Russia and 21 of Spain.

Joke of the Week

Q: What did the green Jell-O say to the purple Jell-O?
A: Breathe you idiot!

Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!

The Easter bunny came to our house! The top sign says "Find the eggs in this room" and the bottom sign says "Find Easter baskets this way". Go figure

Looks like Topher found some eggs!
Tim did too!

Now the fun has worn off and once again that pesky mom is taking pics. I guess you need to look cool when you get a pic taken with your shirt off! (Notice the Wii boxers, my kid isn't a Nintendo nut or anything)

Topher found his basket under the bathroom sink (after first making sure it wasn't in the toilet!)

Bren was up at his Dad's house for Easter so finding his basket was easy. The Easter bunny set it on his bed!

After that we went to Peama's for Brunch. So yummy! The boys made her Happy Easter cards, and she was excited to receive them1

When we got home, Alex, Allee and Boston came over. "Grandma" had a basket for him. Check out his cute outfit. In fact, check out all of them, they look so nice and "spring-y". They went to church for Easter!

Here is another cute pic of the "little fam".

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We sure did!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Baby Animals!

We went to see Rachelle, Ryan and Trey in Wellsville on Thursday. Baby animal days was going on at the America West Heritage Center (I hope I got that right!). Here is our first stop, the barn!

Our next stop was a donation to the kids shelter. Tim picked out an elephant mask for his donation.
Topher picked out a balloon for his. It is in his favorite color, green!

Then off to jail!

Topher is so funny with his faces right now. Rachelle told him to look sad because he was in jail, so he did.

We then did a treasure hunt out in the woods. It was about the history of Cache Valley and we had to find the clues!

No outing could be complete without a picture with the Easter Bunny! (p.s. Brendon wouldn't get in this one, go figure!)

There was a reptile exhibit in the same building so the kids got to hold baby turtles.

You can barely see them so I had to get a closeup.

There were hatchets to throw. Tim did pretty good!

Brendon hit the target on his last throw. Way to go Bren!

Topher was holding his bunny, he did such a good job, the bunny went to sleep!

Then, the boys got to shoot arrows

Topher tried to shoot, but he was just too darned small. Little body, big heart! Here is Tim throwing an atlatl. He was trying to hunt an elephant (funny he was wearing his elephant mask while trying to hunt the "big" elephant)

Okay so the anthropology department was the sponsor of this exhibit and they had worms on hand to dare people to eat. Here is Brendon eating his.

Here is Topher eating his.

I couldn't be labeled a pansy, so I had to eat one too! They actually tasted like you were eating a popcorn husk, really no flavor except the company had added a bbq flavor. Yum! (not)

Then everybody went down into the scary root celler. Notice Topher is not down there. He said "UH UH, NO WAY!"

Here is Tim holding a baby duck.

Here is Brendon holding one as well.

Here is Topher holding the bunnies again. He really likes them!

Of course you can't go to a farm and not get a ride on a horse! Here is Tim embarrassed because I am taking his picture. You would think he would be used to me by now!

Topher doesn't mind though!

Here is Trey with the helmet on that weighs more than he does! Yee Haw!!
After, we came back to Rachelle and Ryan's house. Uncle Ryan got the four wheeler out and Tim and Toph had a ride. They are ready for the Dunes now!

Notice Topher is already in his pajamas. He is not in anyone's house for two seconds before the clothes come off. Life is too short not to be comfy!

Later that night we ordered pizza, played games, and then colored Easter eggs. It was Trey's first time. He was so hilarious! He was "coloring eggs in the drink"

We even got Bren to color eggs!

Pretty great day! We had to go home the next morning and we were all pretty bummed out. But I promise we will come back soon. Thank you Coopers for putting up with us! We had a blast!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Meet Alex's little family

Alex and his girlfriend Allee came over for his birthday on Sunday. She has a baby named Boston who is seven months old (? time flies by too fast, I hope I got his age right!)

He is so freakin cute! Everytime I would take his picture, he would scream with delight! What a ham!
He is chewing on Heatblast. Hopefully that means he will like chili verde! Yum!

This is so strange cause I am kind of a "grandma". I thought I would hate it, but I don't. I would show him off proudly anywhere!

Here they are together. Can you see where Boston got his cute looks from? I am glad they came to visit. Love you guys!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, Alex!

Happy birthday, Alex. Today,you are a man. I can't believe it has been 18 years since I had you. It seems like it rushed by like the flipping pages of a magazine.

I am glad you are following your dreams of being in your band, Chelsea Grin. Always stay true to yourself!

These posters are so hot! (can moms say that???)

I am playing some of your music here so everyone can hear your "unique" sound.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that all of your dreams come true. Don't forget to come and visit your mom when you become rich and famous!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Well, we survived the first camping trip of the year! Friday and Saturday were great, in fact some of us probably got a little too much sun (and alcohol, eh Lisa!). However, a sandstorm of biblical proportions hit us at 1 am Sunday morning and made our hasty retreat miserable. All I can say is I will be vaccuming sand out of the trailor for months to come! But it was great fun and we all had a blast. Happy birthday Dave!