Saturday, July 18, 2009

Much randomness

I already thought I'd accepted that I'm no longer cool. I have three kids. I need a haircut. The weeds are out of control. I get it. But Wednesday provided that moment where you realize your cool factor hasn't gone down, it's just gone. We had just gotten on the freeway on our way downtown to go to the LDS Church History Museum and Sam asked, "Can't you get any more speed out of this thing?" Thanks He-Man.

I'm so far behind in posting pictures that I'm going to try posting a few every day (or so) until I have some semblance of normalcy back in my life. It could be a while. This has been a crazy summer.

Aunt Jen with an over-tired, dirty-faced Will after family pictures at The Atrium at Western Gardens. My brother and his wife moved to Idaho, so we got pics before they moved away forever.

My boys!

Walks around the block take a solid 45 minutes when Will is in charge of his own transportation. We only did this a couple of times. Now we finally have our amazing Phil & Teds stroller. I love it.

Two of my sisters-in-law are pregnant, but the shower (back in April) was for the one in the white shirt. All of the Foutz women (except for Kimbur's girls). Plus Will. We've been doing a girls night every week where as many of us as can, get together at my mom's and talk, stuff our faces, and watch a movie. I love our movie nights!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sam is so Funny!

I'll start blogging again pretty soon. I've been without a computer for over a month, but I hope to get a new one soon. I have about a million pictures to catch up on, so one of these days when I have time...
(that was a joke)

We went to the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point a couple of days ago. We had so much fun!! (pics to come) The boys loved it, and now I'm really tempted to get a pass. Will really enjoyed the excavating room and I had to drag him out kicking and screaming (we were in there for at least half an hour breathing in sand dust). While he was playing I noticed another mom who was incredibly skinny. She couldn't have been more than about 85 pounds. Amazingly skinny. I was telling Mike about it that night and I said, "She was so skinny she made me look like a whale." Sam thought for a minute and said, "Did she make you dress up in a whale costume?" I said no and he asked, "Did she make anyone else dress up like other sea creatures?"

I took the kids to visit my mom yesterday and she and Sam played an intense game of Wii bowling. Sam won 118-85, and he was very pleased with himself. My mom was sitting down and he went up to her, put his hand on her shoulder and his face next to hers and said, "Nana, I'm glad I beat you!" He had the most caring, gentle voice when he said it...what a crack-up!

Today I caught Will trying to pick Molly up. She was in the little activity seat (I don't know what they're called...the seat surrounded by a tray with built-in toys). I looked over and he had his hands on her cheeks trying to lift her. I don't think he was exerting much effort, but she did look a little surprised. Will is so cute with her. He loves to give her kisses and hugs and pat her on the head. He loves sharing with her (yesterday it was popcorn), and he loves to "hold" her on his lap.

Sam (almost 5) is reading everything in sight. How does a 4 year old know the word Nature? He amazes me every day with what he can read, it's incredible. He's going to wow them this fall in preschool. He missed the kindergarten cutoff by 1 day, so he'll be very ready when he's officially old enough. Right now he's really into He-Man (we checked out the old school cartoon from the library). He's a couch potato for sure, so I have to really limit his tv time or he'd watch it all day. He's a fun older brother, and he's so great with Molly and Will!

Will (just turned 2) is a mischievous busy-body. He's cute, but you can't take your eyes off him. His favorite thing this week is to open the fridge, get a gogurt, bite it open, eat half, then throw the rest into the kitchen sink. Today he dumped two partially filled boxes of cereal on the floor, and he dumped his cereal and milk onto the floor. The carpeted floor. I had to empty my vacuum canister 3/4 of the way through cleaning up because it was full. Once breakfast is on the table he loves to pour his own cereal. He's tried to do the milk a few times, but I quickly take over at that point. He's fiercely independent and does EVERYTHING Sam does. He's starting to talk a lot, and he's even learning some letters!

Molly (5 1/2 months) is the most amazing baby ever! She rarely cries and rarely fusses. Most days she doesn't do either. She loves to take her naps and go to bed, and she has the biggest smile! She has the cutest chubby cheeks (and chubby everything!). She is happy no matter who holds her (well, except for Melissa...) and she'll look for me when she hears my voice. She loves to look in the mirror and always smiles when she does. She can roll from her stomach to her back. She loves to be around her brothers and watch what's going on. She also like to watch tv. She'll stare at it if she sees it on (although I've never sat her down to watch a show). She's so fun, I love my baby girl!

Mike is busy with work, training for his tri and marathon, mountain biking, and watching the Tour de France (for the next couple of weeks). He's so active it makes me tired just thinking about it. We went to dinner tonight and it just made me happy to have some Mike time. And it made me happy to have onion chips and jalapeno poppers. We love Joe Morley's!

I mostly stay busy just trying to keep up with everyone. I've gotten into making little flower clips (as if I needed another project). Having a baby girl has opened up a whole new world of girly stuff. And I love it.