Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sammy's Prayer

This is what I heard a few nights ago from the other room.

"Please bless all the Villians, that they learn Respect."

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Mario and Luigi
This is what happens when you hold down the B button and move Mario

Trick or Treating

Mario giving a piece sign, trust me there are 2 fingers there

Superman, he took the longest time getting to the doors, but he loved it

This was taken right after we got the costumes

At the Halloween Carnival, everyone loved their costumes

At our Halloween 80s party

Just hanging with my hot girl! why doesn't she dress like that every day?

Group shot at the 80s party, good times

Friday, October 1, 2010


The boys got a hold of the camera while I was in the kitchen. Here is what came of it. It is always fun to see saliva and fingerprints on pictures.

sammy likes to make his snacks into Wall-E. I took this pic:)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Perfect Weather

It has finally cooled off in Alabama, so we enjoyed a picnic at the park for lunch today and took some pictures of Henry and Luke playing. Henry screamed when Kim tried to change his clothes...pajamas it is.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


First day of school for Sammy boy. He was nervous at first, so when I left him in the classroom with all those strangers it was all I could do to not burst into tears...I did that when I got in the car. It took him an hour to warm up, and he really loves school now. It's fun and weird to do all these regular mom things like help him with homework and pick him up from school. I'm sure eventually I will find these things mundane, but right now I think they are fantastic and magical!

I don't know why I love this pic, but I do, they are weird:)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Missing him

Sam went to Fairbanks, AK to do some research for his PhD Project and visit the fam. I am missing him...and this is why...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Adventures of a Stay at Home Dad III

We went to the Lake today, it was funner for the pool because at the pool I just chase Henry around, but at the Lake there is more for him to do like....

Climb on jagged rocks

Luke loved floating around on the tube

Sammy loved floating on his back

saying cheese

we caught a fish and put it in a bucket

Adventures of a Stay at Home Dad II

We got a vacuum cleaner from some friends (Thanks Jalesa via the Brownings). It looked too much like Wall-E to not become an actual Wall-E toy. He now stands guard in the corner of the kids room.

Sammy and Luke, just hanging out with Wall-E
Assembling Wall-E's arms
This has to be my favorite shot in the world. This was taken by Sammy and Luke is doing robot arms
Wall-E and Luke mugshot

Adventures of a Stay at Home Dad

I have been at home for the past couple of weeks as Kim has been doing her musical theater camps for kids and adults. These shots are from Sammy and Luke playing with the camera and were taken by Sammy and Luke

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Yesterday at toy Story 3 Sammy asked me if movies were just a bunch of pictures and I said yes, so today he said he was going to make a bunch of pictures so we could make a movie. This is what we came up with. We were going to make it 3-D but not everyone on the internet has a pair of 3-D glasses laying around so we stuck with the 2-D concept. Hopefully Disney doesn't sue us for the rights.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dog for a week

We had our friends' dog for a couple of weeks while they were out of town. His name is Copper and he is a good dog. We didn't want to let him go. The kids loved him, but we didn't take enough pictures of him, but here are a couple of Henry and Copper napping together.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Trundle Bed

I have been meaning to make a trundle bed since Henry has graduated from his crib, he has been sleeping on the bean bag, which isn't ideal, so yesterday I went to Lowes and had them precut a bunch of wood and then I put a bunch of screws together and put some wheels under it. This being my first carpentry endeavor I was pretty proud of how it turned out. I was going to paint it yesterday too, but it started to rain, just as I got everything ready, I'll have to do that next week. Luke slept on it last night, and loved it so much he marked it as his territory in a very special way. I won't bore you with the details of how I put it together, but needless to say it was pretty simple. Here are some pictures.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Even when you are starving students Magical things can still happen.

My Brother Jack volunteered in Disney's Give a Day Get a Day program and got us all free Disney Park Tickets! Thanks Jackie! My Parents had a time share that was running out that they had to use and we had 2 weeks off in between semesters so it was perfect timing. Thanks Parentals! So we decided to just pack up and go. Then my Mom who hadn't seen her grand kids in too long happened to get two free Southwest tickets the day I told her we were going, so her and Jack were able to fly out. My sister Katherine just graduated from BYU and had some time off to come and also a free ticket to Disney courtesy of Jack. Perfect!

More Magical Things:

I hand the parking guy at Disney a $20 and he says "Want to see a magic trick?" And gives me back the $20 and says, "parking is on us today!" With big friendly smile. What!? That kind of stuff kills me...with joy.

We ran into my cousins, The Murphys, who live in Utah and we had no idea they were going to be there. A very magical moment!

Apparently this is the down time at Disney, right before school gets out. The only line longer than five minutes was Dumbo and Peter Pan. We shot to the front of every line with Fast Passes and by 7pm we had done basically everything.

We were looking for something to do and just happened to go into Philharmagic which looked like it was going to be a really lame 3D version of Fantasia....We were wrong!!! It was one of the most magical things ever. Luke was on the edge of he seat cheering and shouting...Pure Disney JOY!!!

We just happened upon 3 awesome shows One of which was a Dance Party in front of the Castle with All the favorite Disney Characters. At first it looked like just a parade, but then they invited us to come in the street and dance with them. SO FUN!!!!

The best part of course was seeing the kids wide eyed at every moment...I love them.

Magic=Tender Mercies