Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Our Crazy Day

We had such a fun morning. Which really was a blessing because I didn't know until later how much I needed the boys to have great nap. Okay Brenten didn't nap but he zoned out on cartoons which really helped out.

1st I had a meeting which meant the boys got to run and play with friends at the park. It seems to be the only day of the week we get to go to the park so they absolutely love it.

After the park we went to Saratoga Springs Fire Station. Apparentely, once a year the fire fighters have story time with the kids and then show them the fire house and the firetruck and ambulance. They also have one of the fire fighters dress up in all their gear and simulate a rescue. The purpose was to help the kids to not be scared of the fire fighters if they ever needed to be saved. Brenten loved it. thanks Gen for the invite.

Here is where the fun begins. On the way home, I just had to stop for a soda (my mom says this is what I get for having such a bad habit :) ) Within ten minutes of getting home Landon spilled all of my soda on the carpet. I didn't even get a sip of it yet. To make things worse I ran out of spot cleaner the day before. Thanks to great neighbors I was able to find some cleaner and went to work. This is about the time the AC repair man showed up. Did I mention we haven't had AC since Sunday so I was sweating to death. He had bad news. The repair wasn't as easy as he had hoped. (of course) But the upside was that I could do it myself and save $300.00. I said okay I will do it. What was I thinking. He had the AC took apart and there was all this nasty dirt and dog hair all wet and matted together. He said that the previous owners didn't bother to use a filter. Note to self. It is important to use and change filters. Just in case any of you are curious the picture below will ensure that I will always maintain the AC. The parts inside the AC are very fragile so I had to mostly hand pick out all the nastiness. After some dry heaving and most of my afternoon gone I think I have it good enough. However, 2 minutes in I thought, Becky pay the man the money. This is not worth it. Now we are waiting for the AC man to come back and put it back together for me. Wish me luck. We are melting.

This picture only shows maybe a 1/6th of the nasty stuff that I had to pull out.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Physiology lesson from Brenten

So Brenten has been very curious lately and you can tell he is really thinking things through. I got my first ultrasound on Monday and so Brenten wanted to see the baby. So he held the ultra sound picture and stared at it for the longest time. I asked him if he could see where the baby was and he nodded his head and kept staring. So I asked him if he was sure he could see it and he again nodded his head. Finally he asked, "So there is a hole in your stomach?" I wasn't sure how to answer. The response of the baby is in a sack of water and the black part is the water has worked for now.

Then yesterday he played with his friend. As soon as his friend left, he informed me that after he eats food it comes out his butt. Then he continued with he eats food and it turns into stink and then comes out his bum, and if he has a drink then it comes out as pee. I laughed a little but he is slowly learning how his little body works.

I can't wait for the many other questions to come.

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Family reunion

Brenten picking raspberries in Grandma's garden. Isn't he such a cheeser.

Landon hanging out with Pop pops.

Landon and I picking raspberries. They were delicious.

We went to Boise area for my family reunion. Not all of the family made it but most of us were there. We had lots of fun. We went boating, climbing, bowling, swimming and hung out a lot.

While at the family reunion and we slept in a tent. The boys slept in the back room. It was early in the morning and I had already gotten up. But Christian was still in the front of the tent. He said the boys had not even made a peep so he assumed they were still asleep. The first thing they said was:

brenten: that rooster is really annoying
Landon: uh huh
brenten: I really hate that rooster
landon: uh huh

It was so funny because they kind of sounded like little teenagers so annoyed by being woke up.

A New Weaver on the Way

It official. I am pregnant again. This is number 3. We are so excited. I went to the doctor today and got our first ultra sound. Our due date is not until Feb. 15th. He said oh you could have a valentines baby and I said no way that baby better be out before then. Anyway.... for now I am waiting for this first trimester to be over and the sickness and my irritability will hopefully lessen.

The boys are so excited. Brenten tells everyone. Landon just calls it baby girl. I keep telling him we will have to wait and see if it is a girl or boy but at 2 he is pretty sure he is right. This could be interesting.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Brenten was funny. He didn't want to carry
his fishing pole back to the cabin so I told him
he had to carry landon then. He tried.

We were finally able to make a trip to Kolob. It was just a quick weekend trip but it was still wonderful. We hit a pretty big storm so we had to go the long way to go up the hill. So it made an interesting trip up. But the lightning was pretty cool. Saturday we went for a walk and went fishing and the boys got really really dirty in the dirt. The cabin is so far up that there are not very many people up there and it is so people. There is no electricity so thank goodness for the propane tank. One of my favorite things it the great mountain water. Christian's parents and sister spent the afternoon with us and we had a blast. Again it stormed so we stayed in the rest of the evening. I am so glad we took the time to make the trip. Hopefully in the years to come we will be able to spend more time there.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Uncle Phillip is the Best!!!!

We went to a Salt Lake Real game for the 4th. Actually it was the 3rd of July but it was lots of fun. The game was pretty good and then afterwards they had a fireworks show. Brenten thinks his Uncle Phillip is famous because he is interning with Real for the summer and Brenten tells people that his uncle hooked him up with soccer shorts, soccer game, and that he did the fireworks show. I guess every boy should think is uncle is absolutely amazing.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I'm IT

I have been tagged. I think we all know the rules...wait and see if I tagged you at the end! bwah ha ha!
3 Joys:(besides the obvious Christian, the kids)
1)a good nap (which I don't get very often)
2)Rice Crispy Treats
3)When I get my netflix movie for the week

3 Fears
1. Heights (and with a husband who loves to rock climb ?)
2.Something devasting happening to my husband or kids
3. snakes and mice (which is crazy because there are all kinds of snakes here)

3 Goals:
1. get my basement cleaned up
2. get caught up in my scrapbook
3. do more quality time activities with my boys. (one on one)

3 Obsessions:
1)the gym (I wish it weren't so far away.)
2)scrapbooking (even though I haven't touched it since we moved)
3)softball (tis the season

3 Random Facts:
1. my husband and I love to watch COPS so that we can see our old neighborhood in Vegas
2.sometimes I really hate running and don't even want to go but then as soon as I do it I am so glad and my whole day goes better
3.I schedule everything out for everday (everything) even things I have already done so that I have stuff to mark off and feel good about myself. I guess I don't schedule bathroom breaks but maybe i should start. :)

OK I have to tag 5 people...
Amy (cause you are my sister and that is what I seem to do to you)
Sam(cause you are so new at it that I want you to get in the habbit of blogging more.)
Mel (because I know you will do it)
Jenni ( because so much has changed in your life that I think many of these answers will be different than a month ago)
Jocelyn (so you will update. Hopefully you have your computer working again.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Carrot Cake Recipe

So I made this cake for one of my friend's family get togethers after her son's blessing. It is one of my favorite recipes. My mom used to make it for me on my birthday. So really it is her recipe. But I still love it and it is pretty fool proof. So at the get together I was asked to post the recipe.

-2 c flour -1 3/4 c sugar
-2 tsp baking powder -1 tsp salt
-2 tsp baking soda -2 tsp cinnamon

-1 1/4 c oil -4 eggs

-3 c shredded carrots - 1 c walnuts (optional)

Mix together and then put in 13x9 greased pan. Bake at 325 for 35-45 minutes. (until toothpick comes out clean)

I use a cream cheese frosting. Putting a few walnuts in the frosting is yummy too.

-6oz cream cheese
-1/2 c butter
-2 tsp vanilla
-4 1/2 -4 3/4 c powdered sugar

mix well and frost onto cooled cake.

Friday, July 4, 2008



My friend Marie had this on her blog and I liked it, so I stole it!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.

If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

So leave your memories people!