snapshots of life.

I've been taking a lot more pictures on my cell phone lately, I got a new phone and this one actually takes pictures that I can post online, and it's kind of become my go-to camera. So I've decided to post the pictures I've taken this past month, they are some of my favorites. Here they are (in no sensible order):

Milly wanted a snack, I got M&Ms, for some reason I thought they wouldn't be messy. This is after one brown one and one yellow one.
Milly's got hand foot & mouth disease. All these little blisters popped up at church on Sunday just after she touched every other toddler in sight, played with and tried to eat many of the toys in nursrey, and drank out of someone else's sippie cup. They say it's SUPER contagious. Sorry Buffalo ward. But if it makes anyone feel any better, I think I have it too. My tongue feels swollen and has little spots on it, and my throat hurts. Milly on the other hand seems completely unaffected.
I made this headband. I am getting pretty good at it. Before you know it, I'll have my own Etsy shop (Ha!).
Milly & Henry were in a mall fashion show for the Gap. They were cute. Henry went out on stage and waved to everyone. This is the best picture I could get.
Milly's hair is long enough for little pigtails! However as soon as I put these in, she pulled the elastics out, and I think she ate them- really.
Henry's first day of school. He loves it! I love it. It's wonderful. He came home today and told me there is a little girl there who's favorite color is black. I told him that was a funny color for a little girl to love, and asked him why she loves it...he told me, "her hair is black and her skin is black all over, just like my new shoes from the Gap. That's why she loves the color black." I told him that his favorite color was dark green or dark blue and he isn't blue or green all over, and that he should ask her what her favorite color is and not just assume it's black. He promised to ask tomorrow.
We went to an amusement park here a few weeks ago and saw this Minion from Despicable Me and Taylor decided he wanted to win it for Henry, so he did. It was kind of a half-win but we were able to convince the girl that we needed it and she handed it over. I think it would make a great Halloween costume...don't you think? I could cut it open and shove Henry inside. It's clearly big enough.
Here we are on one of the rides. We tried to make out as much as possible to fit in with all the other teenage couples there. The whole day was really fun, and really painful. We must be getting old because after just two roller coaster rides we had severe head aches and we were exhausted. We had to find the first aid station and buy some Advil, and we had to go on Kiddie Rides between all the big ones to give ourselves a break. Is this why our parents never rode all the rides with us...and offered to be the odd one out, or hold the cameras?
Took Milly and Henry to see the Giant Jesus in Utah while we were home. They loved it.
And lastly, Milly with a bunch of her girl cousins. In this picture she's doing what she thinks is the universal sign for-Give me something! I think she is on to something though, because it normally works. People give her what she wants, especially when the hand motions are accompanied by high pitched squeals.


Readers Digest version of our lives

Yep....here were are alive and well. And here is what we've been doing the last month of our lives in abridged version:
We went to Utah, and flew with two toddlers. Hell-on-Earth. Really the kids were pretty good, one of our best airplane trips yet, and only one hysterical crying fit from Milly. However, even having well behaved toddlers on 4-5 hour flights is miserable. I just want to have my own seat again!
I've just added this picture because I like it. Milly seems all grown up, getting out of her own chair and all. I love her.
While we were in Utah we went waterskiing, actually only Taylor waterskied. I sat in the boat. I am embarassingly bad at water sports unless its tubing. I attribute that to my parents who never took me on a boat as a child. But I'm okay with that because they took us to Yellowstone a lot. This is Henry and his little friend Taylor. They have finally decided to play well together and life is getting a little easier.

Here we are with Taylor's family minus Shem and Luisa. I'm the shortest one of the bunch.
And here are most of the grandkids. Milly was sound asleep so she is missing from the pic. Milly and Henry are the youngest of them all and Taylor's parents seem to have grandkids coming out their ears, but they seem to love them all.
We went miniature golfing while we were home. We went on a Monday night in Utah County and we took Milly with us. Bad ideas. She tried to eat all the golf balls and chased them around. And the place was PACKED! Needless to say we decided against taking score. In this picture we let Henry play around on the little mini gold house. I remember as a kid wishing I could play in them and Henry quite enjoyed it.
My little sister Daysa decided to be pushed around in Milly's stroller. She almost broke it.

Since we've been home Henry decided to empty and entire large container of baby powder into a shoe in his window sill. Thank you Henry.
We went to a baseball game and had a lot of fun. However the kid sitting near us that got smashed in the face with a foul ball didn't enjoy it so much. It was kind of scary.
Milly has taken a very strong liking to this large stuffed rabbit from her friend Rachel.
And lastly, Milly has grown up. She walks, kind of talks (she still doesn't say Mom but she is glad to say Doggy, Daddy, Nannie Annie, and Natalie). Pretty sad when she says my friends name before mine. However I do love immensely. I'm kind of obsessed.

More to come soon!