Friday, June 20, 2008

What I rate...

blog readability test

TV Reviews

I got this idea from my friend Robyn's blog. I wonder what I have to do to improve to college level?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

What to do when it's 107 degrees outside....stay inside!

The weather here lately has been hot, hot, hot. In fact yesterday it reached 110 degrees by mid afternoon. That is unusually hot for this time of year, and although I have gotten used to the heat, there is nothing that prepares you for temperatures that high. It literally feels like you are stepping into an oven every time you leave the house. Well, I don't know what to do with the kids when it gets that hot, and staying at home all the time gets boring pretty fast, so Matthew and I decided to take the kids to the Tucson Children's Museum one afternoon. It's an older building that is only one floor, but it is a lot of fun, and very educational. I didn't take as many pictures as I should have and I didn't get any of Aidan in the dinosaur room (which is a shame because it was his favorite room.) The dinosaurs are mechanical and move their heads around. Aidan was a little timid at first, seeing as the dinosaurs were so large and appeared to him to be real. I didn't really help matters much by going over to the T-Rex and sticking my hand near it's mouth. Aidan freaked out and yelled, rather loudly, "don't mom, he's going to bite you!" and ran over to me and starting tugging at my arm. I think he is a little too young to have gotten my joke. Anyway, it was so much fun for them and nice and cool and air conditioned for us.

Aidan wearing a space helmet
In the "Wee World" playing with the frogs that jump off when they reach the top
Emma in the block pit, she loved it there and spent quite some time playing with the blocks and crawling around.
Aidan dressed up as a fireman. There was a real working fire truck behind him and he and Matthew got all dressed up in their fireman gear and "rode" in the truck with the lights on.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Primary Activity

Recently I was called as secretary in the Primary Presidency at Church. I have really been enjoying going to Primary on Sundays and being surrounded by the kids and the women in the presidency. On Saturday we had our quarterly activity and I brought Matthew and the kids along. Matthew was in charge of the "baby pool" where the little children hung out while their moms participated in the water activities. It was a lot of fun, and I managed not to get burned, which in this Arizona sun is amazing, even with sun screen. Here are some pictures of our day! Emma looking cute!
Aidan on the swings with his friend Sierra
The Bishop brought dry ice and the kids loved swimming in the clouds
Fun in the pool with Sierra
Emma was starting to get tired
Mommy eating a Popsicle. They were jolly rancher pops, and they were so good!
Sharing with Aidan...reluctantly :)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fun with Grandpa

Not a week has gone by that Matthew hasn't bugged me about going fishing with Aidan and his Dad. I usually whine and find some reason for him to stay home on Saturday mornings (like the half tiled floor in my kitchen, or the hundreds of other projects we have going on, not to mention that once and a while I need a break) but recently I consented and it turned out to be one of Aidan's favorite Daddy/son outings yet! They went up to Mt. Lemmon, right here in Tucson, and because the weather was a bit chilly they were the only ones there (something my father-in-law was thrilled about) and they had just re-stocked the lake with fish. They caught a ton, and Aidan was so excited that he got to help. Plus, he was so exhausted from the excursion that he came home and slept for almost four whole hours (that was my favorite part).

Aidan taking a snack break (Costco trail mix, my favorite!)
Watching Grandpa with the fish, I love that his hat is falling over his eyes, too cute!

It was Grandpa's idea to have him kiss the fish, and surprisingly, he did it. When he was about 18 months old, Aidan went fishing with Matthew and his brothers and father, and Aidan was scared to death of the fish. They would lay them on the dock after they caught them and let them flop around and Aidan kept saying over and over "all done, all done, all done" until someone picked up the fish. Apparently, he's gotten over that!

In other news, on Tuesday night Emma took her very first steps!!! And the best part that was Matthew was home to see it happen. He missed Aidan's first steps. She walked again briefly on Wed, but that was it, crawling is still her main mode of transportation. I can't believe that in three weeks she will be one! My little girl is growing up...