my pictures won't load today for some reason! Cute Christmas pics and details on the way as soon as this little bug is fixed!
Andy is a diesel mechanic at Kennecott. I taught middle school science for ten years, and am now an evidence-based learning specialist for a school district.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
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Friday, December 18, 2009
Colby, Suzanne, and Julia were in town this last week for their Christmas visit. Ethan & Julia had a great time playing with each other. I think that they older they get, the more they'll enjoy each other! We had a fun time going shopping, visiting Santa Claus, riding the train, enjoying Christmas dinner, and presents, etc.
Posted by Leslie at 8:28 PM
So, first, notice the stinkin' cute pajamas! Andy bought them, and we call them his incredible jammies, since they look a little superhero-ish! For quite some time, he REFUSED to wear them. Then one night when he was just about asleep, because we got home late, I put the jammies on him without him knowing, and when he woke up in the morning, he decided he LOVED them, and REFUSED to take them off!
I finally got the jammies off, but them he REFUSED to put his pants on! Needless to say, my boy is picky when it comes to his clothes! Excuse the unmade bed, but this is what he did as I got ready for the day. He gave elmo some "gasses" and some "shoes"! He was quite proud of himself, adn happy to sit in with Elmo for a picture!Shrek is also another of his "buddies"! He likes to play pretend with Shrek and Elmo, and cuddle them, and feed them! So, he insisted this day that Shrek was hungry and needed a ba-ba! Super adorable huh?
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Sunday, December 13, 2009
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
The new phrase of the month from Ethan . . .
bye bye, see you in a minute! Oh my goodness it is adorable!! He says it to EVERYTHING! Now that I'm a mom, I realize that the bathroom is no longer a private place. Ethan has to be in there with me, and he makes sure that he waves at the toilet as it flushes and says bye bye pee pee, see you in a minute!
Posted by Leslie at 7:59 AM
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Lately I've been trying my hand at making jewelry, and have really come to quite enjoy it! Several people have asked me to make them items, so I've started a jewelry blog. Beaded Bliss Design by Leslie!
I have watch bands, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, lanyards, bookmarks, baby bracelets, and more to come!
Eventually, I'm going to shoot for online payment/shipping options, but for now, if you see something you'd like, email me at email@example.com and we'll work something out! Here is a little preview . . .
Posted by Leslie at 9:13 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2009
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12 cups water
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Here is our little guy in his halloween costume! Andy picked it out for him this year! :)
Ethan loved driving the tractor at the pumpkin patch! In fact, he had to drive EVERY single tractor that there was!
Posted by Leslie at 8:22 AM
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This weekend, Andy started decorating the house for Halloween. I should have taken some pictures of the decor, so I'll do that this week. Anyway, Ethan was outside with us, and found a nice chair in our hedge!
This cracks me up . . . he often puts on my shoes and walks around the house. He doesn't wear Andy's, just mine! Anyway, here is a nice shot with my high heels, and some LL Cool J pants! What a twit!
Posted by Leslie at 7:24 AM
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Posted by Leslie at 11:27 AM
Ethan doesn't like to wear pants, so often just sports a shirt and the diaper! This particular day he also had to sport the sunglasses, but he would ONLY wear them like this, not over his eyes! He got mad when we took them off of him, and made us put them back on!
This picture isn't great quality, because I took it on my phone on a bright sunny day, but it still captures my little man's attitude about any type of ball! Football's are his favorite, but he loves to throw and "play catch" anytime he sees a ball of any sort!
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Saturday, September 26, 2009
Ethan finds it VERY important to do whatever it is that I'm doing. So, I cut and painted my toe nails the other night, and he had to join right in. He even wanted polish, so I painted them clear just to satisfy him. :) Otherwise dad would have gotten a little upset I'm afraid!
Posted by Leslie at 7:11 PM
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Well, in an effort to keep busy on nights when Andy works graveyards, and because I'm cheap . . . I found a new hobby! Jewelry making! I LOVE the chunky watch bands, but I couldn't bring myself to pay $30 for one, when I decided I could probably make them on my own. So, after several stops to Hobby Lobby, JoAnne's, Michael's, and my favorite . . .the Bead Fairy, I made me several bands for my watch!
I also started making lanyards for my ID badge! A lady that I work with makes them, and so I decided I would make some too. These are two of my creations. Both have a lobster claw that allows you to attach to your ID badge, and both have a very strong magnet so that they breakaway, which meets code! Anyway, one is clear and goes with everything, and the other is a really cute christmas one. You can't see it too well, but it has cute little Christmas trees, and then pink beads with snowflakes painted on them! If you know anyone who is interested, I am selling them for $10 a piece!
Posted by Leslie at 8:53 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I went to Target tonight to pick up a few things, and I passed by these adorable slippers, and just had to get them! Ethan LOVES Elmo! I put them on him in the store and he was very upset when I went to take them off for the cashier. I ended up just ripping off the tag for her, so he could keep them on! He walked around in them all night long, and they look ADORABLE on him!
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Friday, September 11, 2009
Ethan loves to go to the playground and go down the slides. He calls it weeee! He climbs up all by himself, and goes down all by himself. I can't believe how big he's getting!
He is talking sooo much now, and is even putting together sentences. He enjoys coloring, playing outside, anything to do with water, football, his golf clubs, and chasing Norma around the house. He also LOVES cartoons lately! He really likes Wall-e. He has space ship jammies that he calls wall-e. Adorable huh? He also really likes Toy Story, especially Buz!
He's learning lots of great things too! He can count to 3, and sometimes he'll count up to 7 or 8. I'm also trying to teach him the alphabet, but to no avail! Guess it'll come with time! I'm worried about him being a good reader. For the last 2 weeks, my team has been out to all the elementary schools in our district (44), testing EVERY SINGLE K, 1st, and 2nd grader on their reading ability! The K's and 1st graders have to identify the names and sounds letters make and the 2nd graders actually do a reading fluency test. Anyway, now that I've seen SOOO many kids who are FAR behind standard, I'm paranoid about teaching Ethan how to read! I guess I just need to cross that bridge when we come to it, and in the mean time, I'll buy some alphabet flash cards to get him started! :)
Posted by Leslie at 8:43 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Andy bought Ethan some tub markers the other day, and they both are enjoying them a lot! Andy draws, and Ethan erases as quickly as he can!
Daddy also did a little drawing ON Ethan! Luckily it came off quite easily! :)
Posted by Leslie at 7:34 PM
Monday, September 7, 2009
This weekend, I met up with mom, aunts, grandma, and a few cousins in Park City! They had been to Swiss days on Friday, and then shopped in Park City on Saturday! I had a great time with them, and am glad I got to visit with them all. I bought Ethan a super cute Cars lunchbox, and I got myself a great new outfit, and Andy some cool lounge pants!
That night mom and I, Chelsee, Cayman, and Camee went to the Jon Schmidt concert! We have been fans of Jon for a long time and have been to MANY of his concerts, and have ALL his albums. I do have to say that this was BY FAR his GREATEST PERFORMANCE EVER!!! I enjoyed every minute of it. His music was more complex, more energetic, and his banter with his cellist Steve was super funny! He and Steve do an amazing mix of Vida La Vida and Love Story! Apparantly they can't get a hold of Cold Play to get the okay though, so they've had to take that part out, which unfortunately was the best part. Anyway, his version of Love Story is great too, and is posted on his website. If you haven't seen it, check it out at www.jonschmidt.com
Thanks to my dad who babysat Ethan ALL day long so that I could go have some time with the girls! You are the greatest!
Posted by Leslie at 1:31 PM
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Ethan has come along way in his conversing!! His new words . . . Want some! It doesn't matter what we're up to, he "wants some." So, when Andy is putting on his cologne, when I am putting on my deodorant, when I spray some hairspray, etc. You name it, he wants some! It is adorable!
Posted by Leslie at 8:37 PM
Monday, August 10, 2009
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Ethan seems to be fascinated with bugs when he is outside. He follows ants around like they are the most amazing creatures on the planet. Now, add wings to the ant, a carseat, and a car on the freeway, and it spells disaster for our little Ethan! Explanation . . .
I was driving down the freeway the other day when Ethan started screaming bug, bug, bug! He was more upset than I've ever seen him and was screaming to the point of hysterics! I turned around and there was a fly in the car, and it had landed on the edge of his car seat! I rolled down all the windows in hopes of the fly escaping, however, it just kept swarming Ethan which led to even more panic! So, I finally had to get off the freeway, pull over, and get the fly out of the car. The entire rest of the trip he said bug? I told him the bug had gone by by, but to no avail! He was still quite concerned!
I thought this was hilareous, and laughed about it for quite sometime with Andy! To my surprise, the SAME EXACT EXPERIENCE happened the very next day! So, watch out for flies in the car!
Posted by Leslie at 8:10 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
The city has put its tax dollars to a very good use. In fact, a use that I totally support 100%! They built a reservoir/beach! How much more fun can it get. Thanks to Gary, Rachel, and kids, who let us come and hang out with them all day at the beach, and for letting us use all their beach toys! We have had a ball!
Posted by Leslie at 8:43 PM
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Well, summer vacation, came and went! I had a great time just being a stay at home mom, and playing with Ethan every minute of the day! I enjoyed every minute of it! Wednesday was back to work, and I have to admit, I had a MUCH harder time leaving him this year, than I did last year. At the beginning of last school year he was only 6 months old, and wasn't doing too much, but now he is SOOOO much fun! It's really hard to leave my little guy, knowing what fun I'll be missing out on!
He's talking so much now, here are a few of his words . . . mama, dada, dog, roof, meow, moo, oink, pig, juice, milk, water, wait, this, please, treat, out, down, elmo, cookie, toy, ball, noni, nana, apple, car, vroom, sleep, no, roni, and many, many more!!
My favorite things . . .
We have foam blocks, and I build them up for him to knock over, so while I build I say wait, wait, wait, okay, tip them over, so he says it all the time now too!! Too Cute!!!
When he points to what he wants, I grab things and say this? So, now he points to things he wants and says "this"!
I also love that he makes sound effects for everything. When he pretends to drive the cars around the house he says vroom, and when he pretends to play the wii he makes a whooshing sound.
In the mornings, he likes to sit at his little TV tray in the living room and eat his breakfast and watch super why!
He LOVES to be outside, and he especially loves water. He likes to run through the sprinklers, and play in his splash pool!
My little guy certainly makes me happy!
Posted by Leslie at 8:46 PM
Monday, July 27, 2009
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