Monthly Archives: October 2011

Family movie night


Tonight was our first family movie night – we watched Rio, and it was so cute!  And the highlight?  Rushton got his very own soda.  He was ecstatic (but so engrossed in the movie/pizza that he refused to smile or even acknowledge the camera).

He probably only drank about half the cup (plus it was filled with ice to begin with, so CHILL, Cecilie!), but apparently that was enough.  Barely a half hour after we put him to bed, he had peed through his new diaper, soaked his jammies, climbed up into his PJ drawer (IN THE DARK), taken off his wet pants (and placed them in the PJ drawer), and picked out new jammies.  Silly boy.

Robots and other stuff


You could say that the “mascot” of Jake’s employer (Make Magazine) is a robot.  There literally are robots at his work – every little boy’s (and big boy’s) dream, right??  So when we went to visit Jake at work last week, Rush was so excited to see the robots and even wear his robot shirt.  And he was definitely plum-tuckered out by the time we left…

He’s so big, yet still so little at the same time.  I can’t believe Rushton is closer to 3 than he is to 2!!  Time flies.

After a nice long nap for himself, Rush put his teddy bear down for a nap.  This happens often, with his teddy bear and even for some of his cars.

He is really into building train tracks/race tracks for his cars these days.  Rushton seriously plays with cars all day every day.

I can’t remember how I got him to do it, but this time he actually smiled for the camera!  So handsome, no?

And for my last piece of randomness in this post, Rushton’s favorite “chore” is watering the plants.  Truthfully, the vegetables don’t get all that much water, but he considers it a job well done if his clothes are wet.  Usually his pants come off before he’s done.  Such a helpful little boy.


(By the way, nice back yard/weed patch, eh?  I’m embarrassed to admit it, but the weeds got to be over 5 feet tall before I mowed them for the first time this summer.  FIVE FEET!!  Not even kidding.  Gross.)




Leaves, glorious LEAVES!


I was raking the leaves in our front yard the other day, and Rush was totally fascinated by the crunchy orange leaves.  He ran all through the yard barefoot and crashed through the piles of leaves.  We never had enough leaves fall in our Utah yard because all the trees were teeny tiny, so this is something new for Rush!

He also had fun hiding his cars in the leaves – luckily he found them all before the lawn mower did…

Backyard stuff


Some people across the street are moving and I saw them hosing off a bunch of playset stuff.  I boldly went over and asked if they were selling the stuff, and they gave it all to me for free!  Rad.  So now Rushton has a new slide, a big plastic chair, and a swimming pool/play structure/slide thing (but only the pool part is pictured here).  He LOVES all of it.  Yay for free stuff!

Another post about Rushton


I think I was a little over-worried that baby Hailey was going to get all the attention and we’d all forget about Rushton, but I seem to post more about Rush than I do about Hailey.  Rush is just at such a cute age (but isn’t every age cute when it’s your child?) and he says/does the most hilarious things every single day.  So here’s another one about him…

I spy with my little eye… something that doesn’t belong in the fridge.  Can you see it?

And this is how he left his cars the other night (don’t mind the totally gross streaks on the dishwasher that shine with the flash…):

He’s always up to something!

Super helpful


I guess when I ignore my children, they take care of each other.  Rush put this blanket on Hailey and is feeding her an empty bottle.  He totally adores her – he’s always going up to “hi” her, kiss her, hug her, he giggles and exclaims “She turn over!” whenever she rolls over, he’s always saying “so cute,” and whenever she cries, he puts his arm around her and says, “What’s wrong, Little Girl?”  And often, out of the blue, he says “I love Haywee.”  I hope this sweetness lasts forever…

My little reader


Rushton LOVES to read (well, to be read TO), and it’s not unusual for me to find him sitting on the floor reading his books out loud by himself.  Of course, it’s just the words that he’s memorized, but it melts my heart every time!

My favorite is when he gets the nursery rhyme book out and sings the Wheels on the Bus with all the hand actions.  I caught this stealth video yesterday while he was in action.  So cute!