Friday, November 12, 2010

Andrea's Nasty Bread

So the other night we had a family from the ward over for Family Home Evening. I have made it a goal to invite atleast one family over a week so we can get to know people and make friends. I made homemade cinnamon rolls and they brought the lesson. After the lesson we were all sitting around eating our treat. The mom and I were sitting at the table with Summit and her four year old. He ate half his cinnamon roll and then passed it over to her. She asked him if he was finished and he said, "Yeah, I don't like it." I could tell that she was embarrased. She said that he is a super picky eater and will basically only eat a few different foods. Then she said, "He has no taste buds." He looked over at her and said, "Yes I do, I just don't like NASTY bread." It was the funniest thing ever. The mom turned all red and I got all nervous cause I was worried they really were gross. Everyone else finished their first and then went back for seconds. When they were leaving the mom said, "You can feed us your nasty bread anytime." And the dad said he was going to start calling cinnamon rolls Nasty Bread from now on. So I didn't feel so bad after all. Kids say the funniest things.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sweet 16

I can't believe our little Austin is 16!!!! He is offically dating material and legal age to drive now! (He won't be doing that for a little while so you don't have to worry yet) CRAZY!
Some things about Austin that I really admire are:
  • He is an amazing big brother. I know I have said this a million times but it is worth saying over and over because it is so true. He has an amazing love for his little brothers and takes such good care of them. He is looked up to so much by them and I know that he really strives to be a good example to them. Whenever he goes to the library to check out movies and CD's he brings one home for Summit. Even if Summit doesn't like watching the movie he carries it around and thinks it is the best thing ever just cause Austin brought it to him.
  • He is awesome at playing the guitar. He has been practicing so much and is getting really good. He loves listening to music, playing music, learning about different bands, etc.
  • He pushes through when things are hard....and sometimes I think it's pretty unfair the hard things that people get delt.
  • He doesn't worry about what other people think about him. He likes what he likes because he likes it not because other people say it's cool.
  • He is so HANDSOME! And he has an awesome smile!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I have been trying to get Summit to decide what he wanted to be for Halloween for two months so I could make him a cool costume. Everytime I asked him he just made it into a joke so I could never get a straight answer from him. Finally we were at Old Navy and he saw a shark costume he had to have. So I bought it for him. He wore it for a week straight. Then my mom sent him two costumes that she had made me when I was a kid. He LOVED them and decided that instead of being a shark he was going to be a leopard. Tosh can't talk so he had no say in the matter so here he is as Brobee. We went to the ward party on Saturday night and then tonight we put the costumes on long enough to show Grandma and Popi on Skype. Summit didn't even want to trick-or-treat.

On Friday we went to a play group and had a Halloween party. These are a few of the play group friends.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010


We had friends over today! Now you may not think this is blog worthy but this is the first time we have had kid friends over to our house in Wyoming. Summit woke up yesterday morning and heard Tosh playing in the living room. He got a big smile on his face and said, "Are my friends here to play." I felt so bad so I got on the phone to a girl in the ward and invited them over for lunch today. Summit was in HEAVEN!!! We had homemade mac & cheese for lunch and then played on the tramp. The boys played monsters and football. Summit laughed and played SO hard. We miss having good friends around to play with and hope it won't be long until we have a great group of buddies like we did in Nevada City!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Andrew's sister Lisa got married a week ago and we were lucky enough to take a trip out to California for the occasion. The little boys and I were able to go out there a week before the wedding and do a little playing. We went swimming in Nancy's pool, played with friends, went shopping, spent time with Grandma and Poppi, relaxed and had a nasty stomach bug. Overall it was really nice to go back and visit. The pictures are in a crazy order cause I am not smart enough or patient enough to figure out how to fix it on Austin's mac. Haha...I just turned that whole paragraph into a link also. I really suck at this but I'm not going to try and fix it. :)
Art and Roz at the wedding
Alex and Brianna at the wedding

Summit and his buddies Coen and Beckett

Andrew and Austin were able to come out for a three day weekend to enjoy the wedding and a few short hours in Nevada City. We had a wonderful dessert get together at the Clove's house. Here is our buddy Will reading books to the little guys.
All my boys at the wedding
My lovey and Me at the wedding

Summit carrying the rings
Lisa and her daughter Christina
I was so busy worrying about the little guys that I didn't get any good pictures of the bride and groom. Sorry McLeod!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Handy Halloween Helper

My mom sent Summit these costumes that she had made me when I was a little tyke. He loves them and has been wearing them everyday.
We just got a new dryer and Andrew was hooking it up for me. When I went down into the basement to see how things were going this is the what I found. They each had a screwdriver and they were taking turns. How adorable is this!!! These are the moments that I live for as a mom!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sum's B-day

I'm a little late with this but here it is. First thing when we woke up Summit went to his closet and go out his special birthday shirt that I made him. Then we decided to head to the park.

Next, the boys treated me to a nice peaceful jog.

Then we went home and waited very patiently for daddy to get home so we could open presents. As soon as dad got home Summit told him that he was waiting to open his presents until he got home and asked him to go in his room to see them. Next thing I know the two of them are in his bedroom opening presents without me. He got some movies, a game, some coloring things, and a trampoline. This is his surprised look when we took him outside to see his trampoline. It wasn't completely put together so it took him a second to figure out what was going on.

Here's the smile after he realized what all the pieces in the yard would become

Then we headed back inside and had cake. Summit requested a football cake.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Three Years Old

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our amazing Summit!

We have been so blessed by this wonderful little spirit coming to our family. There is no way I can express the joy and love we have for our son.

Here are a few things that we love most about Summit

  • He is hilarious! He loves to make us laugh.
  • He is so sweet! When I am sad he will come and comfort me and make me smile.
  • He is the best little friend! I would be so bored during the day if I didn't have his company.
  • He loves life!
  • He is so confident!
  • He's super smart!
  • He is a great big and little brother!

Basically He is a SUPER COOL kid!

September 20, 2007

September 2008 - One Year Old

September 2009 - Two Years Old

September 2010 - Three Years Old

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A New Step

We have started our journey down the solid food road with Tosh. It is incredible how much one child can LOVE food. He is an eater! The second time I fed him rice cereal he laughed every time the spoon started coming towards his mouth because he was so excited. It was hilarious.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Yellowstone and the Tetons

We took a short little vacation over labor day weekend. Why does it take so long to drive anywhere with three kids?!
We spent our first day in Yellowstone. Our first stop was Olf Faithful. Then we looked at some waterfalls and a few other smaller geysers. Summit was so excited to see buffalo so we were really relieved when we ran into a whole herd of them sitting on the side of the road eating. The next day we went to the Tetons and hiked around Jenny lake to the Hidden Falls.

I can't access the other camera card so there's no pictures of Austin or I but we were there.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

We're here!

We've finally made it to WY! It seems like it has taken forever. We've actually been here two weeks but still no internet. It's a little hard to blog with no internet.
Andrew is really enjoying his new job. We are getting comfortable in our new house. Still lots of boxes to unpack...hopefully it will be done soon! I keep telling myself I have to wait to craft till I get at least our clothes and basics unpacked. Austin started school and is taking some cool classes. In his PE class he gets to scuba dive in the pool, fly fish, rock climb, orienteer, etc. Summit, Tosh and I are working on making some connections. We've been walking on the river every day and taking frequent trips to the park, the library, and the grocery store. We had a picnic the other night at one of the many fabulous parks here in Casper. Here are a few pictures of our adventure.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Most of you probably already know but we are packing up and heading to WYOMING! On July 9th Andrew graduated from Northwest Lineman College. Then on July 16th he recieved a call from Short Powerline offering him a postition on their team. He headed out two days later. He has been out there working 12 hour days and trying to get a place for us to live. The boys and I are still here in Nevada City packing and getting all our ducks in a row. We are hoping to head out of here in a week. We will post again when we arrive and fill you in on our new life in Casper.

If this is really what it looks like there in WY...I can't wait to get there!

Friday, June 25, 2010


We decided to cut our little guys hair. He looks so old!
He wasn't sitting in front of a mirror when we cut it so when it was all done I took him to look in the mirror. As soon as he saw himself he got the biggest ear to ear grin I have ever seen. He loves his new haircut and so do we but we still kinda miss the long hair.
These pics aren't the best but they are the best of the hair.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Our Week in a Nutshell

I HATE SHOTS AND EAR INFECTIONS! This was Tosh 5 hours after he got his first shots...ugh! Then three days later Summit got an ear infection.
This is Tosh a week later...we like this so much better!
Here is Summit going for a run with Popi...he loves to exercise and stretch with Popi.

Here is Summit and his best friend Coen playing Guitar Hero at our friends house.