Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Morning Pictures

This is Jack telling Monkey to "be quiet, baby sweeping."

Of course Jack's pj's are on backwards and inside out. That kid and his clothes! If he dresses himself there is a 100% chance his clothes will be on wrong. You'd think he would at least have a 50/50 shot at getting it right.

Max looked so tiny and cute in his crib this morning I wanted to capture his size before he is as big as Jack and I don't even remember how it happened.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Scripture Power

Jack is our new little Sunbeam this year and has been so diligent about reading his scriptures before bed. Although we really can't make out a word he is saying it is still so fun to listen to his own rendition of the verses.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bedtime in Jack's Bed

Heather and Javier are visiting and we snapped some fun shots of the kids tonight at bedtime. Maya was Miss Social Butterfly with her arm around Max and offering kisses to both boys.

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Photo Shoot

Well I finally managed to get a few shots of both boys together. It didn't really go exactly as I had planned. Jack was too busy playing with his Star Wars figures that Max finally gave up on him.... This picture just cracks me up.

When Jack finally decided to cooperate for me we had to include the Storm Trooper and Luke Skywalker in order for him to sit still...

This was a sweet shot of the two of them or should I say "four" of them.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures that I took of Max. He did such a good job posing for the camera. I have high hopes for him and his future as my model subject for the camera.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

"I'm dancing"

Tonight while we were eating. Jack kept wiggling and would not sit still. Finally, after I could no longer take the bouncing around I asked what the problem was and if he needed to go to the bathroom. His response.... "No, I'm dancing."

Thomas the Train WHO????

Well it looks like Jack is officially over his obsession with Thomas the Train. Thank goodness! Now maybe I'll stop humming those stupid train tunes all day long. Anyway, with one obsession phasing out a new one is born. STAR WARS!! The other day Jack seriously watched the entire trilogy. I used to think I would never be "That " mom that let her kid watch 6 hours of TV in one day but in my own selfish way I really kind of enjoyed all the cleaning I was able to get done. In his defense I wouldn't even call him a couch potato. He is ACTIVELY re-enacting each scene with either his action figures or his light saber. There is no veg-n- going on downstairs. I snapped some shots of him helping O.B. 1 fight the evil Lord Vader.

I am getting really good at my Star Wars trivia though. Like did you know the white snow monster in Episode 5 is actually called a "Wampa." You have to stay up on these things when your son is asking you.."who's that? What's that?? every two seconds during the movie. It is so funny because he totally knows when the scary part is approaching and he high tails it out of the room only to return right on cue once it has passed. Too cute!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Goodbye Snow...Hello Ocean

Today Julie left for Hawaii. I've been thinking about her a lot today. I miss her already. My boys really miss her. We know this is a much needed R and R for her though. So get some rest my sister and I'll be thinking of you while I'm up feeding Max at 3am! Here is a cute picture of Jack and Zoe watching Julie pull away the other day after a few tearful goodbyes.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Blogger

So here I am an official "Blogger" whatever that means anyway. I thought it would be a fun way to keep our family (especically those we don't get to see often) and my sister Julia up to speed on the lastest and greatest from The Turks! Julia is off to Hawaii and I'm sad to see her leave for a time but I know this is a much needed trip. Although, I doubt she will be missing me all that much in this cold snowy state....rest assured I will be thinking of her every day as I dream of the beach that she is laying on ;)