Nov 16, 2008

Great quote

Some men are willing to die for their faith, but they are not willing to fully live for it.

Christ both lived and died for us

President Ezra Taft Benson

Nov 2, 2008

Escape Artist

Okay, so she is not escaping in this photo, but she is trying a juice box for the first time. I thought it was a cute photo.

NOW, my blurry baby is about to escape.
Liv loves her "bab" - anything silky is a "bab". Above happens to be a white slip.

We promptly lowered her mattress to sit on cinder blocks and wood. If only she wasn't so tall.....
FYI - we had her check up last week, and for those who are interested . . . she is in the 98% for height. Yeah!
Weight is only 75%, but I'll take it. lol.
*I heard a first-time-dad talking in the hall at church about his strapping baby boy and was just glowing about the fact that his son was in the 77th percentile of height. Yeahhhhh, I just wasn't feelin' it. No, KBB, I didn't say anything to him. I let him have his moment (just like I do with moms who brag about their big ol' 8lb babies). he he.
*Why do moms talk about their baby's height and weight? ha ha. Really, is it bragging? Is it just a matter of curiosity? I dunno, but we do it.
For those of you who don't have kids but read this anyway - - just wait. You'll be talking about it too - and you'll understand what it means by then as well. :)


Each year we make two trick or treating stops: My mom's and Greg's parents. This year we also threw in a trunk or treating at a local church (not ours, just one down the road).

Trick or treating at Grandma's

Trick or treating at Nana and Grandaddy's

Greg's grandfather came to see the little trick or treaters and gave them money! How's that for some loot?! :)

A pirate, a lady bug (with fairy wings), and a pumpkin
Liv is only three months older than the other two girls, but look how tall she is!
She is just so dang long. :)

Whooo is that glowing pumpkin?
That is Liv's BFF. Isn't she a doll??

Church fall festival with our annual chili cook-off. Greg is such a good daddy to fix his little girl's anntenae. :) By the way, we borrowed Liv's costume from a cute little girl in our ward. That is one way to save money!

Greg and I both dressed up as firefighters (creative, I know). He looks much better in the turnouts than I do so I won't post a photo of me. :) No one will care about this, but see the flashlight on Greg's coat? That was his Christmas present last year. That sucker cost us $70! It is a super halogen, blah blah blah flashlight with a output of 60,000 candles (or something like that). I surprised him with it - what a gift! Anyway, it reportedly cuts through smoke really well - glad to know I am furthering G's safety.

Photo update

These are out of order, but the just is: misc photos of Olivia.
Photos from Dallin's 4th birthday party a few weeks ago.

Playing in the salt . . . always fun.
Liv pours salt into her cup . . . takes a "sip" . . .

What a pitiful face!

This is Liv's own doing. She is listening to classical music (she requested the headphones and even the CD) and sat down with a National Geographic magazine and thumbed through it for a while.

It is blurry, but hopefully you can see the SUDS in our washing machine!!! All that white stuff . . . suds. Not a good thing. We could literally scoop them out and throw them into the air as fluff. I think that Tide and vinegar is NOT a good combination for washing.

This CUTE personalized bib came from

I was able to pick out my own fabric and initial. I love it!

(shamelss plug for my sister's shop, I know)

A rare shot of Aunt Mari with Dallin and Abby.

She was the one to bring bread - the moms of the group completely forgot about it.

Aunts ARE good for something. :)

Watch out, Voldemort (nope, I'm not afraid to say his name!). lol. Jan and Eric came down for Dallin's birthday party. Aunt Mari surprised all three nephews with Practice wands of their own. (really, we don't believe in witchcraft, but a true Harry Potter fan would appreciate a little wooden stick to "swish and flick") :)
Nice food on Josh's face - that kid is always sporting his latest meal.

Liv caught RED HANDED after her wall marking incident (see post below).

Liv found a booster seat that we save for Dallin and Abby company. It is the right size for her and has become her little chair.