Saturday, August 22, 2009

In a giant nutshell. . .

Ok, stick a big fat L on my forehead because I'm a LOSER. I'm supposed to be keeping up this stinkin' blog but I haven't been doing a good job at all. As you can tell by the fact that my hubby had to post pics of our goldfish because I'm a bad blogger. :)

So. . .

I'm going to be better!~

I wanted to let the world know (or at least the 5 people who read our blog) what we are up to!

Jeremiah is still working at Farnsworth Wholesale in Mesa, currently a dispatcher. He tolerates his job ok but he really likes some of the people he works with and that has been the biggest thing that keeps him there. He works 10 hour days and doesn't start work until 9 or 10am so we don't get to see as much of him as we like. There are many days that the boys don't get to see him at all when he gets home. :( But, looking at the bright side, Simon gets REALLY excited to see his dad now, and Saturday is Daddy's day. Simon only wants to hang out with his daddy, not mommy, all day long. (bittersweet for me). Jeremiah is also the ward Sunday School President curently and that keeps his Sundays busy too.
I'm just as crazy as always. I always seem to have about 13 projects going at the same time and can never figure out why none of them get finished. Cantaloupe Corner is doing well for still being new and it keeps me busy in my not-so-free time. Right now I am in the processes of learning the nuts and bolts of screenprinting and creating my own screens to print new designs. YAY! If you know me at all you know that I LOVE to learn to do new things! Especially crafty things! I get a bit obsessed. . . I don't know if that is good or bad.
I also get the amazing opportunity to stay at home with my little angels. I wouldn't miss it for anything in the world. Not even for chocolate mousse cheesecake! (mmmmm) I get giddily excited to see my kids learning and growing. I am amazed everyday at how much they can do!
Simon is now 3 (yes 3) years old! He is incredibly smart and so silly! I know I'm his mom and everything but I swear my kid's a genius :) He's known his letters and thier sounds since his 2nd birthday and now he can put it all together and read! He reads lots of 3 or 4 letter words but starts to give up if the word seems too long.
His very favorite thing to do is play trains. Thomas is his favorite. He has tons of little magnetic trains and some battery powered trains and he doesn't go anywhere without them. He even sings to Thomas sometimes when he is going to sleep. He knows the Thomas the Train song by heart and if anyone else sings it he gets very very upset.
Simon also adores his little brother (most of the time). He is so happy to have a friend that lives in the same house as him! He loves it until Ryan tries to play with one of his toys (a train, for instance). That's when Simon tackles Ryan to get that toy back or just pushes Ryan out of the way. . . .brothers. . .

Ryan is almost 1! I can hardly believe it! Sept 2nd is his first birthday and I'm so excited I want to jump up and down! I went shopping today to get him some b-day gifts. It's great when their young enough that they can test out birthday presents in the store. That way if they don't like it, you just leave it there. No returning nessecary.

Ryan just barely started really crawling up on his hands and knees about 2 weeks ago. I thought it would never happen. He crawled on his belly using one leg and one arm for a long time. I adoringly called this the "wounded soldier" crawl. Then he discovered he moved faster with both legs and both arms (still on his belly). I called this one the "lizard crawl". Boy, could that kid fly across the floor! Finally, he discovered that if he gets up off of his belly he can crawl over things too!
He cruises around the furniture pretty well but I still think it will be at least another month or two until he takes those highly anticipated first steps. I'm not in a hurry though. I like that he can't run away from me yet :)

And, if anyone is interested, Zeus is doing great too! He loves company, so come over and bring a doggy treat or two and you will have a buddy for life!

As for our goldfish. . .
Poor little Lemuel lost his life due to being fed by a three year old. Too much food in the bowl. *tear* At least he didn't starve to death. Lamen is still alive and I've taken over feeding our little fishy friend so hopefully he will survive. . . at least for a little while.


The Finch's said...

Happy to find you all doing well. Come and visit sometime because it is TOOO stinkin hot still for us to come down there!!!

britney said...

ah! Poor gold fish. That's ok. my fish have been thru worse, but then again, i dont know if there is much worse than dying. Your so cool to be so crafty. I wish i had time to do so many things. I got a cricut & barely have time to use it! You have such cute boys!

Amy said...

A great update. Sounds like you guys are busy and having fun. You guys are so good for getting a "pet" for Simon. Emily would die to have anything (especially a kitten or a pig - yeah right!), but I'm too anti-pet. I love the names of the fish too. May Laman rest in peace.

Si and Ry

Si and Ry