Monthly Archives: August 2010

Technical difficulties…

Technical difficulties…

I’m making some changes to my blog (ok, Jake’s making the changes, not me), so please excuse any blog ugliness or broken links in the reconstruction phase.  And please, PLEASE don’t click on any of the months in the Archives sidebar – save yourself the horror of all caps and jumbled formatting!  I get a twitch every time I check the archives for progress…  (And now that I’ve mentioned it, you’ll go straight there.  I just want to be sure no one thinks that I think that’s good design.  All I can say is, you’ve been duley warned!)

Rushton’s Filmmaking Debut

Rushton’s Filmmaking Debut

Jake’s idea of watching Rush is basically letting him run free around the house. I usually try to keep all non-kid things out of kid reach, but I guess we missed the video camera this time. When I realized what had happened, there were over 30 videos from 1 to 15 seconds long, and each was of mostly blurry nothingness. This was one of my favorite videos Rush took – you can just hear how happy he is, singing while he shoots his videos. Crazy kid.

(If you can’t see the video on Google Reader, go to my actual blog.)

Oreos

Oreos

First off, I blame my friend Stefanie for constantly mentioning her love of Oreo cookies on her blog.  And my friend Kim for actually bringing Oreo cookies to my house several months ago.  I had forgotten about Oreo’s for a long time until these two brought them back into my life.  Thanks a lot, ladies…

Anyways, I’ve mentioned before that we have to keep most things above the 3-feet level in our home, and treats are no exception.  Somehow, in a moment of weakness, someone was watching Bachelor Pad and carelessly left an opened package of Oreos and a mostly empty glass of milk by their chair in the basement.  Rush found it the next day, and I’m sure you can guess what happened next.

(If you can’t see the video in Google Reader, go to my actual blog.)

Cousin Uncle Bryce

Cousin Uncle Bryce

We had my cousin Bryce over for Sunday dinner last week. The company and the food were both sensational, if I do say so myself!  The Pineapple Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting was a huge hit (from the Pioneer Woman Cooks blog – try it, you’ll thank me!). Rush is an especially big fan of Bryce, and vice versa.  I love the first few seconds of this video where Rush is exercising his voice.  He’s so loud sometimes!

(If you can’t see the video in Google Reader, visit the actual blog.)

The Big Red Mess

The Big Red Mess

The little monkey climbed on a chair and pulled an entire pitcher of red juice off of the table and dumped it everywhere.  He was quite pleased with himself.  I wasn’t home when it happened (one of his other parents was…ahem, JAKE), but I certainly did my fair share of scrubbing once I got home.  You can’t take your eyes off of him for even a second…

(If you can’t see the video on Google Reader, go to my actual blog and you should be able to see it.)

Stick a fork in me…

Stick a fork in me…

…’cause I’m DONE.  15 blog posts in one night?!  I’m a maniac!  No promises that I’ll keep up this pace.  Anyways, I’ll leave you with one final happy thought:  Indian food.

Yum!  Seriously.  Sadly, I couldn’t fit it all in my stomach at that moment, but that only meant I could prolong the goodness with leftovers.  This was a little place we went to in Fremont last month called Chutney – I’d definitely say that the Bay Area is an EXCELLENT place for Indian food.  But Utah’s not to be left out – The Bombay House has the best Chicken Tikka Masala that I’ve ever had.  I wish I had some right now…..  Sweet dreams, folks.  Now it’s YOUR turn to update your blog! 🙂

I Tri…

I Tri…

So last weekend Jake did a Triathalon Sprint up in Bountiful with his good friends Ryan and Josh.  And he survived!  He did great, especially for this being his first race pretty much ever.  At the risk of sounding like a cheesy, gushing wife, I’m so proud of Jake for taking it on!!  Congrats to all three studs for completing the race in good time!  And a special congratulations is in order for Ryan – not to brag, but he got 10th place overall, and 1st place in the 25-29 age group!  Well done, my friend.  Here they 3 are, in all their triathalon-y glory:

My cousin Heather and her husband Josh…

The Winterton family (another 2 of Rushton’s girlfriends)…

Jake gave Ryan a gnarly mohawk the night before.  I think the mohawk played an essential part in Ryan’s success.

Rushton tried on Jake’s goggles in order to prepare for his own triathalon some day…

Playing nice with Nora…

Someone’s mad at the triathalon for disrupting nap time…

And as any good triathalon competitors would do, we felt it appropriate to celebrate with cheese fries, greasy burgers, and soda at Training Table (and don’t you dare forget the Ultimate Dipping Sauce).  A Utah original!

Reading with Rush

Reading with Rush

Forever ago I made a little book for Rush with pictures of his family – both sides – so he could remember all his aunts and uncles and grandparents and cousins, especially the ones who live far away.  He loves this book and carries it around everywhere.  And he actually sits still while I go through each picture!  Sitting still does NOT happen very often these days…

The Beard…

The Beard…

What IS it that guys like about facial hair??  I will never understand it.  I detest Jake’s beard and he knows it.  He started growing it last month for Scout Camp, and just wanted to keep it after that.  Luckily, we took family pictures last Friday so the beard had to go.  And I could not be happier.  He’s just so handsome without it!  And much less scratchy to kiss.  For reals.

This is Jake and me at a Matisyahu concert in Salt Lake City as part of the Twilight Concert Series.  It was a fun show, and now I know where ALL the hipsters in Utah hang out.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many 80’s outfits, super skinny jeans on guys, and grungy beards in one place in my entire life…