Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!!!!!

Okay, prepare yourselves because this is going to be an uber long post. Wow has this been a busy week! Ty and I had two weddings, one wedding dinner, one reception, two family dinners, two family lunches, and one yard to help clean (other than ours) in addition to all of the other projects I have piled on our endless list! Where do I begin?.... I guess I'll have to comment on the changes of our little children because they are changing and growing so dang quick! Madden sleeps on his belly and is apparently already learning to pray! He is crawling everywhere and eating literally everything. We ate dinner at my parents and this is what he ate: 2 pieces of meatloaf, 2 servings of green beans, 3-4 pieces of cantaloupe, a strawberry, a whole roll, two hand fulls of bacon bits, and dessert. That was only dinner. He kept eating all night. I'm kind of worried because this is his daily pleasure. I can't even change his diaper right when he wakes up because he'll scream and cry until I give him his breakfast. In addition to his massive meal consumption is his massive attitude. We can no longer feed him. Therefore, I have to cut everything we eat and put it on his tray for him to feed himself. The cereal and baby food in my cupboard is now going to go to waste. We've quit giving him formula because he drinks so dang much and the expense is ridiculous! So him and London are now drinking whole milk....I must be a bad parent or something. My mom came over with Madeline last week and brought us some flowers. Madden was so happy to see Mimi and thought he was funny in his sunglasses. Mad loves his bitter-beer face and this is what he's doing in the pic. He smiled and posed like it was his business.London is speaking so fast and acts like a 20 year old. She tells me how she wants her hair done everyday and if there's a woman with a dress on the T.V. she'll say, "Mom, I really, really wish I had a pretty dress like that." I know, she's a drama queen and a fashion princess already. London continues to beg about us going to a water park and a day doesn't go by when she asks if it's open yet. She is getting very good at compromising and procrastinating. Her excuses are endless and are becoming quite creative. I have to laugh at some of the things she comes up with. For instance, she told me she couldn't eat dinner because her hands were sticky and she had to go to the bathroom and Madden would probably want her dinner anyways. Lewie is also speaking to me only in lines from movies whether or not they have anything to do with our conversation. Okay, on to our weekly mess of a schedule: The first wedding was at La Caille. Ty and I got babysitters so we could walk around the place and enjoy our night. After, we went right to his Dad's grave because it was so close. It was peaceful, spiritual, and just plain good to be out with the hubs. The next wedding was Ty's cousin. We went to the wedding dinner the night before where we had the best blueberry cobbler alive. I think I inhaled most of their leftovers, no joke. The wedding took place the next day at this really cute place with a beautiful garden and awesome waterfall. We took about a million and a half family pictures to get a good one. I guess you can't expect too much when you have two little children. I was happy that we got some cute ones with us and the kids separately. I looked at these pictures and actually realized how much London looks like Ty and how Madden somewhat looks like me! We even took pictures of Ty's sister and her family. Apparently London wanted to be in their pictures too! I'm so sorry that Madden tried to eat McKinley's face off! In the end it was a nice wedding and I was sooooo glad that our kids were good. London did ask, however, if she could be the flower girl next time. Every Memorial Day we work in my maternal grandmother's yard. Everyone worked hard and it looked awesome. The biggest events were that I got a little gash on my arm from branches and Ty "accidentally" weed whacked a mouse in half. Gross, isn't he? We went to graves and then to my other grandparents where everyone, I mean EVERYONE, ate way too much. On the way home Ty and I were talking about how we're going to adjust our eating the entire week to redeem ourselves of our horrendous day of consumption! Yes, it was that bad. I tried to take pictures of our exhausted, dirty selves on the way home but, they weren't that great! London promptly fell asleep due to sunburn and over-activity. I tried to reach behind me to take pics of Mad and he thought I was playing with him. He's so dang funny! Wow this is long! Okay, I'm just going to say I miss and love all of those who passed on before me. I love you all and have to say thanks to all those fighting in for our country! We appreciate you all!


Arycca Brothers said...

Holy busy! Thanks for taking some time to hang with us, we loved it. PS your family pics always turn out ADORABLE!!

Kenzie said...

Dang you family is so cute. and I think your wrong both of your kids look like you especially London... seems like she has your personanlity too!

Monica said...

I miss Memorial Day in Utah--lots of activities! Madden is definitely fun. Excited to see you in a bit!