Friday, January 16, 2009

How Interesting are you?

Thanks Katie for this awesome post that I stole! It was so cool!

The ones that we have done are in BOLD.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (not allowed, we went as far as we could go)

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby (2)

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own

How interesting are you?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Big Brother, Little Brother

Boys Boys

When I brought little Ryan home from the hospital one of my greatest fears wasthat Simon wouldn't like him. Babies cry a lot and they need LOTS of attention. I just knew that Simon would be thowing fits (like 2 year olds do) to get my attention away from the baby. I expected some kicking and screaming.

What I didn't expect was this:

Simon LOVES his new brother. He gets so excited in the morning when the Ryan wakes up. He constantly wants to hold him and kiss him. He also loves to play with Ryan in his crib:

watching the mobile,

Playing the baby piano, (Simon loves this because the animals make silly noises.)

or just hanging out.

Ryan couldn't have hand-picked a better big brother. Simon wants to show Ryan everything he knows. It is so cute. He also sings him songs when Ryan is crying (mostly just "baby, baby, baby, baby.") What a great brother.
I hope that they will be buddies forever like they are now. The older Ryan gets the more fun they have.
I love you Si and Ry!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Winter Wonderland

It's already been 2 weeks since Christmas and I have finally found time to post a few pics. Me and the 2 boys spent a week and a half in Round Valley with both sets of Grandparents. Can we say spoiled?!

Ryan and Grandma

It is so fun to watch Simon get excited about Christmas. The best part was watching him when we drove around and looked at Christmas lights. No matter how many times we saw the same icicle lights on every house he would still point and say "kissmas lights!!"

He loved this little red train. He laid on the floor and watched it while the rest of us opened gifts.

His favorite gifts this year were a new sled and a wooden train set. We got to take the sled out a few times while we were in the mountians. I'm suprised we ever got him out of the snow! He had the time of his life.

Uncle Jesse is teaching Simon how to make a snowball.

Even more fun to eat!

Uncle Jason and Simon

Grandma, Uncle Jason and Simon

Sledding in Greer with Auntie Heidi and Uncle Jason

Yep, I was there too! Don't be too jealous of my cool hat!

Just for fun. The boys got sleeping bags for Christmas. Ryan still needs to grown into his.

This was one of Simon's favorite part of our Christmas trip. Uncle Jason's "Big Train". He even got to drive it!

Si and Ry

Si and Ry