Thursday, July 31, 2008

Babysitting Woes

We went to the temple last night with Brooke and Ben. Shane was assigned to babysit. I left out some mac n cheese for him to give them for dinner, since they love it. Apparently, he can babysit and he can cook, but he can't do both at once. He was amazed that they ate 6 bananas! (Maybe they were hungry for dinner!!!). Austin is working on the potty-training business and she had a number 2 accident in her princess panties. Shane was APPALLED! She said, "Uncle Shane, I need you to change me" Luckily, for all concerned, Shane's friend, Aldana was over, so Shane promptly wrote her a check for $5 to do clean up. She did - panties in the trash - problem solved. Shane was VERY glad to see us when we got home.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Things that go Bump...

When the kids were over on Saturday, the boy, was in the bathroom (where he is not allowed), so Grandpa went to get him, Shaun was climbing out of the shower and tripped and hit his little forhead right on the edge of the bathroom door. He was sad. He also got very tired of grandpa taking pictures of his head! (It looks much better today - thank goodness, we wouldn't want to be on grandchild restriction!)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturday with the Grandbabies

Well, Stacy has been out of town a lot the last two weeks, so this morning, we went and picked up those cute grandbabies and took them to breakfast and then we went down to "Cook's Nursery" on 1600 N (great nursery). At Cook's, they have these great little red wagons (radio flyers, no less) to cart your purchases around in. When we got there, we put Shaun in the wagon and Austin pulled him all around while grandma got some new geraniums for the mailbox planter. After a while, they switched places. Shaun LOVED pulling the wagon, he would not let Austin have another turn, so we got him his own. They pulled them up and down nearly all the aisles. Shaun fell, but just got right back up (filthy, but he could care less). They found a little fountain to play in and were in heaven. When it was time to go, Shaun was definitely NOT OKAY with letting go of the wagon, screaming, fits, throwing himself on the ground, etc. Of course, Stacy asked to talk to the manager to see if we could buy one, apparently not as they even use the old ones for parts. What were the grandparents to do? Of course, we stopped at Toys R Us and dropped $120 for a wagon they could take home. It was hard work, putting it together, with Shaun so tired, we finally had to put him to bed. This was after, Stacy gave both grandbabies a tiny amount of diet coke in their sippy cups.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer in the Basement - Quilting

Well, I've finished another one, just in time for my niece Danielle's baby shower tomorrow. She is having a baby girl in September (great month for birthdays). Congratulations, Mike and Danielle!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy Birthday, Amanda!

Mandy girl turned 25 yesterday!!! We marked the occasion with a fun BINGO party. (Bring a prize and a snack to share and you're in!) There was some heated discussion over who would be the caller (we decided to take turns) and how fast to call the numbers. Stacy even got his glasses out to make sure he called 'em correctly. (2 + 2, B4!) There were gift cards, movies, a fresh raspberry pie and more up for grabs. Shane was disqualified one round for playing two cards at a time, he was mad! (Yeah, we were mad too Shane, at you!) Brooke did some fancy trading to go home with what she really wanted, "The Incredibles". All in all, it was a fun time, with yummy food and plenty to laugh about. Happy Birthday, Amanda, you are a beautiful, treasured daughter, we love you.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Summer Of Quilting Continues

Well, I've popped out another quilt, this one for my niece, Sausha Sommers. She had a cute baby boy a few months ago. I made it at the KNOTTs quilt retreat we had in the spring. The pattern is a free download called "Wickedly Easy" and it was very easy. It is made with "30's fabrics".

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


What do you remember about me?
This is a fun thing from my friend Holli's blog - and you don't even have to be nice, but you do have to do #2!
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Butter Saga

Last night, Shane had a couple of friends over for dinner, since all of our other kids were otherwise occupied, we had way too much food. One of the menu items was corn-on-the-cob. Before Jason and Jordan came over, I said to Stacy and Shane, please do not roll your corn on the "community" butter! Take some butter onto your own plate and use it however you want. (Some of Stacy's family does that, and mine doesn't, so obviously you shouldn't!) So, the boys come over and we start dishing up the food, suddenly, Jason says, "Oops, I kind of squished your butter". We look over and Jason has rolled his corn right in the butter in the dish, and indeed, he has squished it. Stacy, Shane and I started laughing and laughing, pretty soon we started crying, we couldn't speak. Jason and Jordan were wondering what was going on and when we could finally talk, we told them! Needless to say, everyone (but me) just rolled their corn in the butter. (Yes, afterwards, I threw it away).

Friday, July 11, 2008

Another One Finished

Well, I finished another quilt this morning. It is another one for my granddaughter, Austin. I made it for our Relief Society project. It is the first time I've set a quilt "on point", a learning experience. Austin is moving to a new house tomorrow and will have her own room. It is going to have butterflies in it. Some of my kids are complaining that the grandchildren already have 2 quilts each, oh well. (Don't tell them I'm making "the boy" a jungle quilt next)

Monday, July 7, 2008

For those who got up early on the 4th

Early on the 4th, Stacy loves to take the kids to see the balloons. This year, Amanda spent the night and got up early and went with him to get the babies. Shaun couldn't stop "talking" and pointing at all the balloons. Austin loved it too, as usual. They went to "Grandpa Stacy's Maceys" afterwards for the free french toast breakfast, but they were actually too early. Maybe next time. (Brenda slept throught this whole affair)

What we do on Sundays

Here we are on a typical Sunday afternoon. Home from church, we eat dinner together, then hang out, just visiting and having fun with those cute babies.

4th of July Fun

We had a fun 4th of July. We borrowed the Smith's canoe and took it up to Mirror Lake for a little spin around the Lake. It was only 65 degrees up there, very refreshing. We stopped at the Provo River Falls, which were beautiful, the water was FREEZING. We saw a giant moose, crossing the road, right in front of us and just generally had a fun time. (Yes, that is Shane with us, he unexpectedly came home from the MTC on Wednesday night. He will be here for a while, and hopefully will be able to return and serve his mission to Argentina. We are home practicing Spanish and he is working hard to prepare.)