Monday, June 14, 2010

THE JOY OF HAVING A 1 YEAR OLD...


I was staining our deck and I went to start cleaning up, and in the 2 seconds it too me to put the tarp away I came back to this.....He spilt the paint everywhere! I had already put him in time out at this point so he is now looking at the paint with a very big crusty on his face!


that mark on the bottom step isn't from me painting it, it is from his BUM! OOHH I was not happy that day, not happy at all! Look at my cement!



I was in the kitchen doing the dishes and it seemed awful quit in the house....


Its a good thing I just bought a bunch of toilet paper!


This one is a cute one of gabe. Whenever we go on a walk or play on the swing set he likes to "open the garage" himself. He is so strong!


He also likes to play "hide and seek"

He is starting to climb onto EVERYTHING, so I finally built him an obstacle course in our bedroom so he can have fun


He LOVES to play with toys!

He LOVES to smile

and he ESPECIALLY loves water!

Every day I wake up and think "I wonder what Gabe is going to get into today!"
Such a fun boy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A NIGHT WITH DAVID COOK (AND REAL SALT LAKE OF COURSE!)

What a night! After a 30 minute lightening delay ReAL played LA Galaxy who WAS undefeated until they played us! YIPEE! ReAL won 1-0 stopping their winning streak. WAHOO!


Here I am with my mom and sister in law waiting for the players and David Cook to come out of the tunnel

OH I LOVE HIS VOICE!
(I am a fan of the raspy voices....)

he looked up at my sister in law as he was heading back into the tunnel

After the game we were able to go onto the field to hear his concert. My mom was there for the first song, but then christy and I stayed like 15 year old girls and went crazy with the crowd.


Look how close we were!

WHAT A PERFECT ENDING TO THE ReAL VICTORY!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY GARDENS


video

Gabe had such a fun time in the water yesterday! He is truly a boy in every way and I just love watching him learn and discover. He isn't scared of ANYTHING! Thanks janel for the clip!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

YET ANOTHER PROJECT...

Ok, so I did this project about 3 weeks ago, but as you have read in the past 2 posts, life has been CRAZY! So I am a little late in posting this.

I found this AMAZING deal last month on a swing set and I instantly thought that gabe would LOVE IT! Sure enough, I was right! The only down side to it was...I had to assemble it myself! Nate has been crazy busy at work lately so I didn't want to add yet another project on his list of things to do (I already had him build me garden boxes...pictures to come soon).

So this project was mine, ALL MINE!

(or so I thought...)

Here is what it looked like. I didn't have a truck and the box was too big to fit in my car so I had to take all of the pieces out individually and place them somewhere in my car. Poor gabe a trooper with the slide over his head as we drove home! He thought it was funny though.

Well, I knew I was in trouble when I couldn't even figure out what STEP 1 was referring too! AAAHHH! But after 4 hours I finished 99% of the swing set. Not too shabby, although someone with more experience could have probably spent only an hour or 2. But finally I had to call in reinforcements and I called my friend to see if her husband can come over and put these last 2 screws in for me. He was such a trooper! We were both having a hard time putting them in and then finally we just had to shave off a part to make it work. But man what a head ache!


But in the end, SO WORTH IT! Gabe absolutely loves it! It says for ages 3-6 but gabe is such a daredevil that he lost no time figuring out how to climb the steps to get to the slide.

So, 5 1/2 hours later, a couple of bruises, but the laughter in my son's delight

PRICELESS!

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