Thursday, October 29, 2009

Primary Program and more

Sunday was our ward's primary program, and I am so glad that it's over. I was called as the primary chorister a month or so ago. Can you say stressful?! I had no idea what the kids knew or what they needed work on. So, as you can see, I'm so glad it's over!

Drew did such a great job on his part. He was one of a handful of kids that had their part memorized! He was so proud of himself for getting it right. I just wish he could have sat still. Drew was the kid that everyone looks for. He was up there giving the thumbs up and doing the horns with his first finger and pinkie! I mean, come on! He wouldn't leave the kids next to him alone, so finally his teacher had to separate him and the other boy...oh but Drew couldn't resist bugging the girl next to him! Oh man, people will be searching for him next year!

Drew wore his suit to church not just for the program, but he was also giving his first talk in Primary! It was on families and I'm sure everyone would have known that if they could hear him. He was so quiet and I had to keep telling him to talk louder! But he did a great job and can't wait to participate again!

We've decided to let Preston feed himself now. He does good with the solid foods, but the baby food we've been trying to feed him. The problem with us trying to feed him is that he doesn't want to have anything to do with that. He wants to do it! So, we are letting him. And what do you get when you let an almost 11 month old feed himself baby food? This:

He immediately dropped the spoon and went right for the bowl! He apparently was starving, heaven knows we never feed him! I mean, he only weighs 3 lbs. less than his older brother! Yep, you heard me right. Drew is 34.2 lbs, and Preston is a whopping 31 lbs. He is a monster! Man, I can't wait for that kid to walk. I can't carry him anymore!

Well, that's it from us for today. Hope things are going great your way!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

new things

Preston has decided that his daily routine is a bit boring I guess, because this is what I have been finding him doing...

And this, climbing all over everything...EVERYTHING!! This box he's sitting on has all of our movies in it! He likes to pull them all out just as you put them all back in!

And the biggest thing yet...

He stands up all on his own, but he wouldn't do it for us in the video, so we had to help him out a little!

Drew is being as silly as ever. He has been enjoying the rocks that are in the front of the condo and filling his dump truck with them.

He thinks it's funny to make some sort of silly face any time I take his picture!

That's all right now with us, other than the fact that it is getting colder least it didn't snow! (Sorry dad)!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

date nights

Doug and I have had the opportunity to go out on a date the last two Saturdays. I have to say that out of the two dates, our first was the best!

Last Saturday, we headed down to Las Vegas to spend some time with my Uncle and Aunt who live in Henderson. Their son, Logan, plays on a flag football team, so we got to go and watch him play. I can't wait until Drew is old enough to play, it was so fun watching Logan. After that we got to go to Logan's Pinewood Derby. I haven't been to one of those in years so it was fun to watch. Drew had a blast there watching all the cars go down the track.

That night Doug and I were able to attend the University of Utah/ULNV football game in Las Vegas. What a blast that was! We sat on the Utah side, but had UNLV fans around us. UNLV hasn't been that great this year and their fans know it! They were the first to put points on the board by a field goal, and as soon as they did that the fans were ready to go home since it was the first time UNLV has been ahead!

The final score was 35-15 Utah! UNLV fans started leaving at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but Utah fans stayed until the end! We had such a great time! Thank you to Doug and Kenalee for watching the boys for us! You are the best!

Last night was our first time ever paying a babysitter. One of the young women in our ward watched the boys for us while Doug and I went to a Cancer Awareness Banquet at the Casa Blanca. Doug's boss bought tickets for the therapists and their wives to attend this event. This event is not part of the American Cancer Society, it's put together by cancer survivors and family members of people who have passed from cancer from the Mesquite area. All of the money raised goes right to cancer research and to cancer patients from the Mesquite and Overton/Logandale area. It was such a neat event. They had a raffle and a silent auction. They also had Celine Dion come and play! What an awesome treat! OK-so Celine Dion didn't really come, but a Celine Dion impersonator came! She really did look like her...but sounding like her...almost!
We had a really great time, and the boys just loved the sitter we got!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Drew

Monday was Drew's 4th birthday! Four years amazes me! Four years ago, we had this amazing little boy! He was 8lbs 6 oz., 21" long. Now he is 4 years old, 33lbs, and 38" tall (that's just a guess)! He is growing so fast!

Drew was able to have a nice birthday with both sets of grandparents. Both mine and Doug's parents came down this last weekend to spend some time with Drew....and of course Preston!

For Drew's birthday, Doug and I wanted to get Drew a bike. As we looked for one, we realized we weren't going to find a plain bike, so Drew ended up with a blue Transformer bike. He got so excited when he saw it! He loved it! That is until he fell off of it, now he's kind of scared to ride it. I sure hope he turns around!

Drew kind of had a Transformer themed birthday. He got a Transformer bike, and a Transformer cake, not to mention he got 3 different Transformers as gifts!

For something fun, we went to this little place in St. George called Fiesta Fun. It is a fun center with different attractions and an arcade. Drew wanted to miniature golf first, so that's what we did. He is a little golfer! He got a hole in one on one hole! But once his ball was in the hole, he moved right on to the next, even though the rest of us were still on that same hole!

After golfing Drew just had to ride the Go Karts! He wasn't tall enough to drive, so he got to ride with Doug. Grandpa Giles and Grandpa Todd also rode the Go Karts so that they could all race! Grandpa Todd started in the very last spot, but came back to win!

Then it was off to the Bumper Boats where Drew rode with me and tried to bump Doug and get him wet! Drew wanted to drive, so as you see in the picture, he is sitting on my lap...not so sure it was that safe, but oh well!

Drew absolutely loves pizza, so for dinner we headed over to the Brick Oven for some yummy pizza. Unfortunately the service was awful, so he didn't get sung to, pizza was late...over an hour late, and part of the order was wrong. But after waiting so long to get food, we weren't sending the wrong stuff back. I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the Brick Oven, but this experience was just say the least.

I can't wait for this next year with Drew. It's going to be a blast! We love you buddy! Thanks for being with us these past four years!