Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Last week was a nice little trip down to Utah. We went down to Enterprise (near St. George) for a couple of days and stayed at the apartment that my parents have down there for Papa when he is working. This morning we headed over to Nana and Papa's and Keaton wanted to make sure that we were going to Nana's house because he didn't want to go "all the way" to Papa's house. We had told him that we were staying at Papa's Utah house so apparently my parents have separate houses! Doesn't quite get that you can have two houses. Daddy and Papa worked on Thursday and Nana and I took the kids and hung out in St. George for the day enjoying the warm weather.
Loves airplane rides with Daddy.
We tuckered out Tiana shopping.... she fell asleep in the shopping cart.
On Friday we headed into Salt Lake. The original plan was to go to the Boise State game that was in Logan... however all of the kids got sick. Tiana and Camden have it the worst but they were all coughing so we decided to just watch the game in our hotel and enjoy the pool. Our hotel had a water park in it for the kids and they loved it.
When you pulled on the ropes, water would spray.
This was Camden's first time swimming and he loved it. Tiana however didn't feel very good so she hung out with us on the step most of the time.
She ventured out a little as long as her Daddy had her.

While we took the kids in the deeper water Camden hung out in his Bumbo watching us play.
Warming up in the hot tub before going back to the room to watch the game.

On Saturday there was lots of swimming and a little Outlet Mall shopping. Tiana and Camden took the rest of the time off from swimming because their noses were so runny. We did venture down to the pool to watch Keaton and Daddy though.
Keaton loved the pool and spent as much time as he could in it (as much time as he could convince Daddy to take him that is).

Camden LOVES his jumper and will literally spend hours a day in it. His swing sits untouched most every day because he hates but.... so very glad that he likes jumping!

Please excuse the quality, these are from my phone. On Sunday afternoon we headed home after one final swim in the pool.
Tiana was so tired that she fell asleep while eating.... seriously.... chicken nugget in her hand and bite in her mouth!
After she woke up, Keaton was asleep so we were keeping her occupied but quiet so she didn't wake up the boys. She was making all sorts of faces at me so I just had to get a few photos.

The kids traveled WONDERFUL! We were so proud of them. Just a few cute little sayings from this last week.
Tiana was fussing in her carseat one day and when we asked her why she simply told us "Pants are bunched!" We pulled down her pant legs and fixed the problem. She never ceases to amaze me how much she talks... what other 18 month old states that they have bunched pants!?!?
She also has learned that she loves the word "NO" yes, it is quite obnoxious! Keaton always tells her "Tiana don't say No".... guess he hears that some!
Keaton has gotten quite a little attitude lately. For those who are parents you know those moments that you have to do ALL you can not to laugh.... even though the kids are in trouble. Well we had a couple of those moments one evening when we were out to eat. He kept tipping his chair and we had told him a couple times to stop so that he wouldn't hurt himself. Daddy finally said, "How many times are we going to have to tell you?" Keaton held up three fingers and put them in his face!!
He also insisted that he wanted a hamburger (Mommy didn't figure he would eat it but you know... the three year old thinks he knows best). We got him a hamburger and what do you know.... he wasn't eating it. I was giving him a little talk about how he had said that is what he wanted so he had better eat it when he said "Ok here's the deal.... I changed my mind".
That one took some serious concentration on my part to not completely start laughing.... after the fact and still today I just have to laugh thinking about how matter of fact and grown up he said it. He is really trying to figure out what is ok for him to do..... if we can change our minds then why can't he.... if Camden can bite (put things in his mouth) why can't he... etc etc. He came up to me quite perturbed the other day because Camden bit him..... I told him to keep his fingers out of Camden's mouth! :)
Look at this pretty girl we have. She looks so grown up here I can hardly believe it.
And look what we can do with her hair now!!!!! ONE ponytail...... barely!!!!
Stay tuned for new sewing projects.... I have three finished that I need to get photos taken of!