Sunday, September 7, 2008

Catchin' Up

Sometimes I wonder what the point is when we try so hard to get to church, let alone on time, and we end up just spending the whole Sunday in the hall with the kids. Here's a question...Why can't I catch a one year child? Seriously. My legs are like 4 times the length of his!

Highlights from church today:
  • spending sacrament meeting in the hall trying (and failing) to keep Lyndon and Madaline contained and quiet.
  • Trying (and failing) to keep Lyndon either on my lap or even within 5 feet of me during Sunday school. Oh how I miss the back of the gym in our old ward!
  • watching Lyndon sandwich himself and slip through the back of one the chairs only to be caught in mid-air by the kind man sitting behind us.
  • #1 highlight at church today was when Madaline took her name tag off to put it on me and yelled, "Here Mom, I'll put this on your bra!"

So here are some pictures I've taken over the last few weeks that I've been meaning to post.

Lyndon LOVES LOVES LOVES music. It seems to be the fiber of his being. After getting frustrated that the ear-buds didn't stay in his ears we figured out this little trick. I turn the volume up pretty high and let the ear buds hang around his neck. TaDah! Now he can blissfully walk around while listening to Blink 182 or any other band with a rockin' beat.

He's a multi-tasker. He will push buttons on the i-pod while playing with his other toys.

He is such a sweet boy. I found him in one of his favorite spots...on Maddie's bed with her silky blanket and Cinderella (his lady friend). This time I found him lovingly stroking this baby dolls face.

He's pretty much infactuated with his and Maddie's silky blankets. Here he is walking around with the blankie on his head.
Caught ya!
I've mentioned before how much Maddie loves to pretend. On this day I happened to have my camera handy during the course of about an hour pretending session. Let me take you through the journey...
We started out at the beach. Note the visor. Then she became the photographer.

Next comes the series of events starring the bowl of fish crackers.

They began as a birthday cake.Then moved on to be a bowl of puppy food.
Here she is being a puppy. Her name is Ellie-dog.
We ended this pretending session with her as a puppy so that was her identity for the rest of the day.

Two friends of mine, Gina A. and Stacy R. are having baby boys this month. So a few of us threw them a combined baby shower. I made these centerpieces/party favors. I thought they turned out really cute. I had a great time at the party. No kids, no silly games just yummy food and great friends. Does it get any better than that?


Amy said...

Kates! I love it! Especially Lyndon with his lady friend. That is great! And that baby shower sounds lovely. Feel free to throw one for me next time around! :)Keep posting...I love it! And PS how is Quincy?

Vanessa said...

Hi Katy! It's been so long since I last saw/had any contact with you! Sheryl somehow made the connection that we knew each other and sent me your blog address and I'm so glad she did! I've missed you and wondered where you were. Your family is so cute! I have a blog but we keep it private (I guess I'm just nervous :)), but I'd love to invite you to it - my email is - email me your email address, I'd love to catch up!

Janene said...

I have to tell you something funny. My boys found this little lovely and the next time I found it all it was was a square of paper. Stick was no doubt a sword and the penny, well we can only guess. ;-)

EmmaLee Robinson said...

Love your blog. Your family is so cute. We have been without internet so I am finally catching up with everyone. You also take wonderful pictures.