Thursday, April 21, 2011


 After living in Utah for ten years Living in Ohio has been such a great experience.  Especially to experience a Spring.  It rains all the time! I can't believe it.  I now know why people buy rain boots.  We have had some crazy weather.  On April 19th I was taking a nap.  Jake was playing with Warren.  I woke up to a doorbell and hearing a mans voice saying, "The water is an inch away from your back door."  That sure woke me up fast!  Jake and I immediately wanted to get photos of this.  And we were praying that the water didnt' rise anymore!  We really didn't want to deal with flood damage! Ugh, what a nightmare that would have been.
Between the two houses
The backyard.  Toys were starting to float away!!

It looks like a water park!

This water was the length of five houses

Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink!

Our street was a pond too!

Wish I had a canoe!

Good thing it is a Jeep

I just couldn't help myself.  I had to see how deep it was.  It got right blow my knees.  It was so freezing too.

He had the nerve to wear shorts.  It was ice water!


 As a stay at home mom I am often asked, "What do you do all day?"  This question never ceases to amaze me.  I thought I would let you in on one of the many things I do.  I play with my son.  First of all you want to make sure you stay in your pajamas all day.  This makes play time way more fun.  Also, because it is cold and rainy, have big blankets to wrap up in.  (this also makes for a great game of monster)  You will also need to have a child that is at the moment addicted to rubber ducks. Blocks, lots and lots of blocks. Having other building material that you have found at goodwill will also work.    Lincoln logs are fantastic too! 
 You will them make a house and a yard and many other creative things. 
 Such as a pond with these linky block things.  That is the teenage duck with the baby girl ducks taking a bath in the pond.  Boys and girls do not take baths together so the boy ducks get to do other fun things. 
 The twin Pablo ducks are taking a break from playing on the teeter totter and slide.  They are sitting at the table. 
 The purple mommy duck and yellow daddy duck are working in the garden.  I think Warren planted bananas, broccoli, rutabagas, edemamas, blueberries, apples and lemons.  Very tasty.
 These  are the pirate Phoebe, Kimball and Warren ducks.  (a gift from Bella!)  There job is to guard the house and not let any bad guys in.   That is how you make a duckville.  Then after you have spent hours playing you need to take photos of you cutie. 
 He is so stinkin' cute!
 He never fails to amaze me on how creative he is. 
Can I tell you how much I love my job?  I don't think I would give this up for all the money of the world! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Men at Work

Jake and Shail get along really well.  Phoebe and I were so happy to find them out in "the shop"  working on planing a board.  Phoebe, we sure are lucky, aren't we? 

Rescuing Phoebe

 My sister Phoebe is going to be 25 this year.  (she's my baby sister)  My sister finally got her drivers permit!  This is huge!  She is not a big fan of driving, but with the support of her boyfriend of Shail she has bought a car and is driving!  She is doing amazing!! I am so proud of her.  She and Shail came out this weekend to visit.  It has been far to long, so I was so excited!  I was driving Jake nuts with "is she here yet" comments.  Phoebe let me know they were going to stop by the outlet mall before coming to our house.  After a while I got a phone call from Phoebe saying she left the headlights on and needed me to come and jump her car.  Believe it or not I was thrilled to!  It was about a half our away but I felt great to know that I was in a position to be able to run out and help my sister.  Thanks for that great memory Phoebe!  Keep on driving!

Publishing party

At the kids school they really big on publishing books.  The kids have been working on writing different books and then to reward to them they have a publishing party.  Kimball's class invited the families to come.  Warren and I were to able to make it.  Kimball was so happy to read his book about a "function machine".  He was the only one in the class with such an original book! 

Warren was so happy to be able to visit his brother at school.  Kimball is such a sweetheart, that he included Warren in with all of his friends.  I love these boys!!