Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sweetest Thing

I told Christian early on that when one of the babies do something new he either needs to take a picture or let me believe I am seeing it for the first time.  Our lives are a little more than hectic. It has been crazy at our house.  I work a more typical work day and am running into some overtime.  And Christian works from noon until who knows when.  He isn't the best at getting the camera out in the morning.  He is just trying to get things done in the morning.  So the picture thing isn't happening. 

About a week ago I get a call when he was on his way to work.  He said they had physical therapy for the twins and it went well.  I should really work with Beckett on coming down the stairs he is getting so close and he thinks he will get it if I just work with him a little that evening.  I told him I would.

That night came but I had plans with the kids right after I got home from work and by the time we all got home it was a night Christian was getting home early.  And his Uncle and cousins were coming over for their yearly Christmas visit. I asked Brenten to work with him. (Brenten could be a PT one day).

Once Christian's family left he asked if I worked with Beckett yet.  I told him no, but Brenten did.  He offered to put all the kids in bed and I needed to stay up and work with Beckett before we put them in bed.  I thought it was so funny he was so insistent.  So I did what the therapist showed us.  I threw the ball up the stairs for him to go get.  He went after it.  We are then supposed to roll the ball down the stairs for him to watch it go down and follow it as he goes after it.  Its so he can learn to look down both to his right and left.  (Back to his torticollis issues) Instead, he gets to the ball, throws it down and slides after it on his own.  It is obvious he has come down the stairs a few times during the day and is starting to get comfortable.

I thought it was so sweet that Christian was trying to let me believe that I was seeing it first. I guess he earned a couple of bonus points. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christian's Bday

A couple of days before Christian's birthday he got a phone call and was asked if he wanted to do a little canyoneering in Kolob.  This is a trip he has been wanting to do, but it is tricky to get a permit due to water levels and safety.  So now that it looked like it was going to finally work out how could I tell him no.  So we dug up a couple of wet suits, celebrated the twins 1st birthday and sent him on his way. 

Things didn't go exactly the way he planned.  They stayed Christian's parents cabin and woke up to quite a bit of SNOW.  Not good.  This was not really expected in early October.  And the run off into Kolob meant the water was going to be high and fast so that meant their initial plan was out. Then aparently there was some convention down in Zions so every permit was taken.  They had to find a canyon that was outside of Zions.

They ended up doing Fat Mans Misery and had a great time.  Now I like to say he spent is birthday in Fat Mans Misery.  

Halloween 2012

My work has all the families come down and do trick or treating at the office and then everyone gets to vote on the employees costumes as well.  Christian is a trooper for dressing up all the kids and bringing them all the way to South Provo.

Maci Cat the little leopard

Beckett the Tiger-  grrr

The Weaver kids

Brenten the white ninja

Caitlin the little witch

Landon the Black ninja

I just love that Landon grabbed Caitlin's hand.  He took care of her the whole night.  He is such a sweetie. Or was he just keeping her from crying so he could hurry up and get more candy?  Either way I love him.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Subway/Kolob

Christian and one of his climbing buddies thought it would be fun if our softball team would go to Zions and hike the Subway together.  Christian started getting it together.  We put in for the lotto drawing and we got it.  And then we started planning.  It was awesome.  All of us got to go except for Jason.  Unfortunately he had to work.

My mom was awesome and came for a visit to watch the kids.  Christian and I took off and met up with everyone else.  We took two cars for the 12 of us and headed to Kolob.  We stayed at the cabin.  Well 6 of us stayed at the cabin and then one of our friends has a big camper and the other 6 stayed in that.  It actually worked out great.  We had dinner and hung out that night.

The next morning we headed out.  I will let the pictures tell the rest.

Mike's expression says just how cold the water was.

The Twins Are One

I was told when the twins were born that once they turned one it gets easier.  haha.  Who ever told me that was full of it.  However, they are totally worth it.  Who couldn't love these little faces?