Friday, November 14, 2008

Stitches and hair cuts

It was so great last week to have Meri and Shane in town.  We miss you guys!
This week hasn't been quite as fun.  On Monday Lily fell into the bathroom and ripped up her knee.  After having Nurse Grandma and Nurse Becca look at it we headed to insta care.  Lily did not want stitches.  A couple of years ago she had them in her head and she was determined not to go through that again.  They put numbing gel on the knee and after 30 minutes came back to sew her up.  It took the 5 of us to hold her down and get the three stitches into her.  One nurse kept commenting, "She is so strong, boy is she strong."  All I could do was agree.  My kids are not lightweights.  She has to wear an ace bandage for 7 days, so she doesn't bend her knee and rip it out.  The stitches will come out in 12 days.
So Monday wasn't the best day and Tuesday I decided to just add to the fun.  Lily's bangs really needed to be trimmed.  Brent normally does the hair cuts, but I thought I'd give it a stab.  It started out great until she move her head just as I snipped.  Her bangs are now way to short.  I tried to even it out, but it's still a little crooked.  Poor girl.  She told me she hates it but thankfully it will grow out.  On the plus side I also trimmed Ethan's hair and it looks okay, not great but okay!  The picture is before I cut Ethan's hair, but he looked so cute I thought I'd post it.  
This weekend has been a little sad as Skyline lost in the Semi-finals to Brighton.  It's been a year of ups and downs and I just wasn't ready for it to end yet.  I think my dad is the best coach and I am proud of all his hard work.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Football and Halloween Festivities

October is one of my favorite months.  I love the leaves, cooler weather, the anticipation of holidays to come and most importantly football.  Ever since I was little, fall and football have gone together.  I have only missed two of my dad's seasons when I was on my mission, and that was hard.  Friday nights always bring a feeling of anticipation and excitement.  I want my kids to experience some of these feelings, so this week we took Lily and Noah to the Skyline/Brighton football game.  They were so excited they could barely contain themselves.  We had to make fudgie cookies (whenever they have come to a game I have made them, so that is now tradition).  We drove with the brown haired grandma, as Lily would call Grandma DuPaix, to the game and they were bouncing all over the place.  The poor people around us.  I think Lily out screamed all the cheerleaders put together and Noah made a run for it himself.  They were thrilled anytime they could find Papa on the field.  Noah asked all sorts of questions about the field and players.  The last two days he's been wanting to throw the ball around a lot.  I love it!  Happily Skyline won and advances to the playoffs next weekend.  They play Lone Peak and we will be cheering for them.
At the end of the game they had fireworks and the kids were in heaven.  Lily was sure the festivities were because Papa won, even though we were at Brighton High School.  When we got home Lily fell head first out of the van.  She was okay, but she said a funny thing.  Mommy, Daddy was in my way and was squeezing me.  Then I just popped out!  I love their comments.  

My other picture is from the Fall Festival at the church.  Although Brent didn't play football in high school, he sure looks good!  We had a fun time Grandma D., Stephen and the youth did a good job.  Our kids came home with tons of candy.  It was great!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Quarry pictures

Time to get started!

With Brent's help I am making the leap into the blogging world.  I've been reading different blogs tonight from family and friends and missing some of you like crazy (Angi and Meri).  We have had a fun day.  We took the kids up to Temple Quarry in Little Cottonwood Canyon.  They loved running around and playing on the rocks.  Noah taught Ethan how to throw rocks and he would laugh every time it happened.  Ethan also tried walking over all the rocks in the river bed.  He's still not super sturdy on a normal floor, so he didn't get very far.  Lily spent a lot of time finding pretty rocks with Brent.  They found some awesome ones to bring home.  There were a ton of people up there taking family pictures, so we decided we better take one too.  We weren't dressed up as spiffy as everybody else, but it was still fun.  We saw some really vibrant leave colors.  My favorite was orange/red.  We also saw three mountain goats up on the mountains.  It was great to be out in nature.