Thursday, December 2, 2010


So Kari got a Christmas gift early, so I was playing around with it after dinner one night. We have been working with Dooda to say more than just Please or More when he wants something. So this is a result of that effort.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Been a while . . . .

OK ok I know that it has been awhile so here is a shot at redemtion. I am only 3 weeks away from that coveted piece of paper, that's right folks we'll have another college grad here soon!

But in the mean time whilst we are all waiting for Matt to have more free time thought you might like a video and some pictures!

So having both kids in the tub can be interesting, this time though they were working together on an awesome toy!

These are some pictures from a couple of nights ago when Dooda (dressed as the super hero) was playing with Kari's hair. It was interesting there for a minute.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This is Dooda's battle scars from daycare. This is the second time he has been bitten with in the first week of daycare. And this is the third time he's come home with an incident report. Oi vey!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage

REVISION.....I hope the pictures work now :O)

Yesterday we went the the dolphin habitat at the Mirage. It was a teacher's appreciation day and we got in for a dollar! What a fun way to spend our afternoon!!

It was really hot, so we bought a slushie...his first one ever!!
I think he liked it!!

He loved looking at the dolphins, although at times I think he liked the drains on the side of the pool better since they had water running through them.

He and our friend James had a blast. James was quite the little helper! He's trying really hard to be "responsible" so he can get a pocket knife.

Kaleb was so fascinated with the baby tigers. They had a nice little nursery there and the babies were all stocked up on their toys.

Then he got bored and started playing with his reflection. Almost looks like he was kissing himself. :O)

We were watching the leopard stare at us. It was so hot. The kids all wanted the lions to roar, but we told them it was too hot so they did it for them :O) Too cute!

All in all it was a fun day with lots of adventures! We went down to the underwater observation room. Kaleb ran all through it, then would run to the glass and say ohhhh. Then start running all over again. We picked up the car from valet (the best thing ever here in Vegas) and he crashed within 5 minutes of being in the car seat. I think he liked it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Petting Zoo

Ok one more for the night :O)

A few weeks ago I took Kaleb to Bonnie Springs for their petting zoo. We had a picnic in our car (there wasn't a place to do that there....LAME!!). Then we adventured through the park.

He was watching a peacock cross the road....well trail.

We finally purchased one of those monkey leashes...I know it sounds bad, but it is helpful to allow him some independence and he loves it! The other day he wouldn't eat breakfast until he had his monkey on.

There were chickens and roosters EVERYWHERE! And thanks to the fold out book from Grandma, he LOVES farm animals. Every time the roosters would crow, he'd stop what he was doing turn and say "OHHHH"

He'd go up to this deer and either hit it or pull it's ear. When it would turn away, Kaleb would start giggling and trying to do it again!

So the deer followed him and tried to eat his monkey!

Pigs are his favorite animal right now. This one didn't do much, but when it oinked Kaleb got so excited. Kaleb has developed his own oink lately. He scrunches up his nose and makes a faint oink sound! TOO cute!!

Children's Museum

I think I am bad at this blogging thing because I don't get comments and I need responses in order to stay persuaded to do it. That's why I was never big into journal never answered back :O)

Well yesterday we bought a year pass to the children's museum here in Vegas. We took all my nieces and nephews there last year. Hyrum was Kaleb's age then, so I figured Kaleb would love it. Boy was I right. Just the freedom to RUN around was plenty for Kaleb. We stayed mostly in two of the "work" rooms. One was a machine that moved blocks across the room and the other had a HUGE US Air plane for him to go into, plus a hamster cage thing. He didn't try climbing inside...YET...and it took some persuading, but he decided crawling through the ground level tube was OK...then it was awesome cause he could stop in the middle and neither mommy nor daddy could quite reach him...or so he thought!!

There was an exhibit with bubbles. We could stand in the middle of one! Which was a rather difficult task getting the bubble to actually last all the way to both of our 5'11" and 6' heights. Matt and Kaleb also were in a Hurricane simulation. The wind speeds got up to 78 mph. Kaleb's excessive drools were all flung back onto his was too funny! Here are some photos to highlight the experience!! ENJOY!!


Where to Daddy? Minnesota...OK!
How does this work???

Soooo Thirsty!!

Making a bubble

This way was much easier!

So I think I'm becoming like my mom....lost of pictures of everyone BUT me!! LOL!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Summer House Projects

Well it has been a BUSY BUSY summer!! I can't believe it's almost over! There is still so much I want to get done before I have school on my plate again! But here are our little projects from the summer....

Closets....I am just an organization freak...and I think I need to prove to myself that this summer wasn't a waste.

Here is my new downstairs!!

The small wall is finally covered! We had a hard time figuring out what to do with this wall!

I love my new couch!! Matt and I decided that this would be a good anniversary present. He he he he we've become so practical! Last year we bought a bed set!

Here is my pantry and spice cabinet....believe me it was a MESS!!!

Here is that awkward closet under the stairs. My wonderful husband built the shelves in the back and the side.

There are still so many projects going on. We've redone parts of Kaleb's room, our office is under construction, and our room will be soon too!