Saturday, November 5, 2011

Halloween 2011

We carved pumpkins the week before Halloween. Landon says his is the scary evil pumpkin, and Matthew's is the funny one. Don't worry the boys didn't use the knives, they just picked the patterns and Clint and I did the cutting. They loved seeing the pumpkins lit up with candles.

A Buzz Lightyear ready to get some candy.
A pudgy Woody with his pajamas on under his costume.
We had a great time trick or treating. We went around to some neighbors and the boys got a lot of candy. They had a hard time saying trick or treat and mostly just stood there, but every once in awhile you could hear a "trick or treat" whisper.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Wow, we haven't updated this for awhile. ;) At the beginning of September we took the kids to a baseball game. As soon as we got there it started raining. It rained the whole 1st inning which turned out to be enough baseball for a 4 and 2 year old. :) It was a lot of fun though.

The boys getting ready to help in the kitchen.

My little brother Jared left for his mission in the Philippines. We got to see him off at the MTC. He will make a great missionary. We love him.

We went for a little hike up the canyon one Saturday.

Matthew has a little phone that he carries with him everywhere. He was excited when he found out his pjs had a pocket for his phone too.

We made halloween cookies. We frosted them and the kids decorated them with halloween candies. Here are Matthew's reaction to the licorice candy on his cookie. I don't think he likes it.

Landon liked his cookie!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Its A Boy!!!

We're excited to announce that a new baby BOY will be joining our family in January. Now we just have to figure out his name. Landon wanted Rudolph, but we're not going to be using that one. :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Overload of pictures. . .

Can you find our boys? If you look really closely you'll find them behind the large tree trunk in our front yard. HA!

Dressed up and ready for church. I had to make him wear the suspenders for at least one day because he looks so handsome in them.

On the 4th of July we went camping in my moms back yard. Matthew wouldn't get out of the tent, he loved it.

Landon loved roasting marshmallows and eating smores.

Dad & Matthew roasting marshmallows.

We've been on a couple of hikes on the mountain near our house. They boys really like and like my brother Jake would say, "They are good little hikers." They really want to go again because we told them about the trail mix we would get for our next hike.

Landon turned 4 years old! For his birthday we went to a fun zone where we could go mini golfing and to an arcade. It was the boys first time golfing. They want to go back everyday.

Landon wanted a boy castle cake for his birthday. This was the best I could come up with. He liked all the candy on it.

Vampires with neon teeth.

We visited the dinosaur park and had a great time. Landon was a little nervous about the dinosaur noises he heard, and we had to keep reassuring him dinosaurs aren't alive. Matthew thought every dinosaur was Rex and loved it all.

Digging in the sand for dinosaur bones.

Landon with his birthday present

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stylish Matthew

Here is a photo of Matthew in his favorite shorts. But they look like strange pants, you say. It is a swimming suit that is Landon's. Matthew LOVES to wear it. Our neighbors probably think we are really strange when we let him go on walks outside wearing this. But, at least he likes it right?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Matthew's birthday

We can't believe that 2 years ago our Matthew was this little baby. Now he is a big 2!
He was a bit shy at his birthday party. He didn't love all the attention he was getting.

He is my little helper. I made the mistake of letting Landon crack an egg and Matthew was watching so he had to crack one too. He makes sure we know he is a big boy too.
Both boys enjoy helping me with the dishes.
Matthew fell of the couch and hit his lip on a toy. You can't tell very well, but he has a fat lip in this picture.
Tired, smile for the camera.
We went to a local parade and had a lot of fun. Some nice kids by us made sure our boys got some candy so we got a lot.
Landon did not enjoy the firetruck horns and sirens.
Matthew enjoying the parade.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Our boys love to have fun! They usually play very well together. Here they are having fun on their semi truck that they convert into a bike. Matthew kept saying "cheese" so his eyes were closed because he was in the middle of saying "cheese"

Matthew is a funny boy. He definitely is his own person. If I had to describe him in one word it would be playful. He loves to play and jump and run and smile. He has recently decided that pants and diapers don't feel very good. He takes them off whenever he gets a chance. Therefore he wears onesies during the day which stops him from taking off the diaper. At night we have to safety pin his jammies closed so that he doesn't take them off. One night last week we forgot the pin. Clint found him in the morning stark naked with a diaper to the side of him, asleep. He slept like that ALL night. Needless to say he was ornery that day probably for his lack of good sleep. Hopefully we don't forget the pin anymore. We have no idea what we will do when it is summer and he doesn't wear jammies that we can safety pin.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Update on us.

At the end of February we went to the free day at the zoo with my good friend Marissa and her family. It was very crowded, and I ended up getting a parking ticket so free day at the zoo actually cost us $30. Next time I think we'll just go on regular zoo day it will be cheaper. :) We did have a great time though!

Landon is about the same size as those apes, and sometimes he acts like one.

Landon and Benson climbing around on the rocks.

Turtle Landon.

Turtle Matthew.

Matthew LOVED the zoo. If you ask him to tell someone about the zoo he will go stand by them and jabber about all the animals he saw. We don't really understand him yet, but he sure does talk alot.

Matthew also LOVES to sing. In church he will take the hymn book away from us so he can have one all to himself and he will sing his little heart out. Last week he entertained a lot of us on Grandpa Parker's karaoke machine. I think he might be a singer like his Dad.

Isaac & Taniel (my brother and his awesome wife) knew that we needed a little cheering up lately and sent us a care package. Here is what Landon did with the packaging.

Matthew loves this hat. He wanted to wear it to the store the other day. We talked him into leaving it in the car while we went in the store. What a funny boy.

Matthew also loves his new (hand me down) pjs from Landon. He loves cars.