Tuesday, August 19, 2008


So this past week, we took the kids camping for the first time. I was so impressed by how well they did. Logan slept like a log and Jackson woke up in the middle of the night and was taken back that he was sleeping next to his parents (and obviously in new surroundings) so he wanted to explore. But finally his eyes closed and we had a good night. The See-doo worked great (thank you Wayne) and everyone had a blast. We went with our friends, David and Sara Myers and then my sister and family came up for a day. I wish we had pictures to share but my nephew thought it would be fun to throw our camera into the water so right now, we are without one. Sad huh. Hopefully Costco will uphold their great return policy and give us another one. We will see.
Other news this week. My Mom has a release date!!! We are so excited. She comes home on the 12th of September. We are so proud of her and all that she has done. What an amazing woman to serve a mission by herself in a foreign country. I mean, come on now. What a lady.
What else. Oh yea. On Sunday the fire alarm went off at church. I was in the RS room and didn't think much of it (because we couldn't smell smoke of course!!) For the next 5 minutes it kept going off and on. Didn't think much of it. Then Logan had a poopy diaper so I go out in the hall and there is Wayne holding Jackson with the Stake Presidency surrounding them. You guessed it. Jackson was the one who pulled the alarm. Our son set off the alarm in the arms of a fireman.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A Great Week

One of the benefits of Wayne's schedule is that he only works every third day. We are able to do so much more as a family. Here are a few things that we have been up to.
Wayne has been changing the clutch on his car and Jackson has LOVED hanging out with him and "helping" him out. He so loves his Daddy. I got a good kick watching them together.

We have also been getting the house ready for my Mom to return in a month or so and one of the projects has been to pressure wash the roof. I walked outside and this is what I saw......

Ya, that is what I said. I couldn't believe he was letting him climb up the ladder. What a fearless little guy.....just like his Dad.
We were able to go to the Aquarium in Newport for an afternoon, which was totally fun. Jackson loved all the sharks. He stood there forever just watching and pointing. I loved it.

We have been wanting to take the kids to a pool and our friend offered to take us as guests to Cambridge pool. The water was a bit cold but I think we may have to invest in a membership because Jackson LOVED it. I was totally surprised that he didn't mind going under the water. And then Wayne dove off the diving board and after he saw Dad doing it, he wanted to. So I took him out to the edge of the board and he didn't exactly jump but he fell into his Dads arms. What a kid.
And then we had the usuals....bathing, playing, sleeping and enjoying life together!!!

Hope you had a great week as well. We love you all!!!!