Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Max was complaining that I needed to change the babies diaper. So, I told him he could change it for me. He wanted to know why I thought he would EVER want to change a diaper. Anyways, after a while he decided it wouldn't hurt to try, after all, it wasn't like it was poopy! The baby was even amused by the whole thing. He was very patient with how long it took and Max kept saying, "Just don't pee on me!" Max did such a good job, it won't be has last. :)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The birthday girl in her "Birthday Girl" crown and jewelry.
Mia and her friend Sydney. She loves playing with Sydney, they get along so well and she never wants her play dates with her to end.
Mia's newest friend Elle. She's so much fun!
The girls making bracelets and necklaces. (While wearing their crowns)
Ruby picking out the perfect beads. What a cutie! We love this little girls personality.
Grace playing "put the glass slipper on Cinderella" Mia loves playing with Grace, theirs always dancing involved :)
She kept this (way too big) ring on her finger the whole time.
The Birthday cake Max and Mia helped me decorate. (chocolate inside)
Mia has been talking about a pink birthday cake with sprinkles for months now.
As you with!
Make a wish
She loved all her presents. Grace was so excited to give her this really cute tea set (that she wanted to keep) only to find out she got an identical mini set in her goody bag when she left. She was thrilled. So cute!
Ruby gave her some cute books, one she is holding here...Ladybug Girl. She loved the baby doll and necklace Elle gave her and wore the necklace to school today.
Sydney gave Mia this Tinker Bell movie. Can you tell she loves it? She wanted this bad! (notice the ring still on her finger.) She kept her hand like that the whole time because she didn't want it to come off. Cari made sure we got a picture of it...such a girl.
It was a fun day...although...I'm tired and glad it's over. :)
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
The past several weeks when I pick Max up from school the whole way home he talks about "Cathrine." It's a girl in his class that he likes. We discuss ways for him to play with her at recess without her knowing he likes her. He's very shy about it and won't just ask if he can play jump rope or play a game with her. He has been practicing jump roping for a while now and is getting pretty good. I joked with him one day and said, "Max are you having girl trouble?" He laughed and said, "Totally mom." TOO FUNNY!
To make a long story short, because I don't have time, Max got in the car yesterday and told me that Alex (his competition) likes Cathrine too. I asked him what he thought of that and he said he didn't care. Then went on to tell me he thinks she likes him too. Then, breaking my heart, he said, "Mom, he's better then me. He's taller and bigger and he just looks better. I look dumb." What?! Of course I told him that wasn't true, he was just as good if not better that this Alex kid.
Then he came up with an idea. And I quote word for word..."I know mom, tomorrow I want you to spike my hair and I want to wear my black jacket." I forgot about this leather jacket my dad got him at a thrift store. I could feel an uncontrollable laugh building in me and had to try really hard to hold it in. It was a deal! In the morning we planned to make him look as cool as possible to win back the girl of his dreams. Ha ha!
Part of me wants to tell him he's too young for this and not to worry about her, just focus on hand ball and the boys. But, I want him to tell me "everything", and I think it's HILARIOUS! So, I went with it.
I told Matt about it last time to prep him and this morning Max asked if he could go in his room and get a different jacket to wear to school. Matt played dumb like he knew nothing, then spiked his hair for him. He took these pictures on their way out the door this morning.
Kathrine, if you don't think this kid is the best looking dude EVER...you're crazy!
How cute is he?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
It was so great having my whole family here for Halloween. These are a little late, but better late then never.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
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We forgot our camera but our friend Dana took this picture of us just as we were leaving the kidspace pumkin festival. Now that I think about it I should've had her take the picture with the festival in the background and not this sweet park bathroom. Although, maybe it's fitting with this crazy sugared up bunch. The kids had a blast decorating cookies and pumpkins, playing in a bouncer, exploring the pumpkin patch and winning prizes from the game booths. Max thanked me 100 times on our way home. It was a fun family event...even Matt had fun! :)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Last week after Max scored his second goal his coach handed me his phone and said, "Max's agent is on the phone and he wants to talk to you."
Sunday, October 5, 2008
All the boys. I love the little half smile Luke gave. So sweet! What fun memories we have from the weekend. It was so much fun to have family and friends here. Mark Aug (a member Matt taught on his mission) spoke at the baptism. He did a great job. We had so much fun with the Grahams and were sad to see them go. Thanks to all that came for sharing in our special day.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
He's 8? How did that happen? It was a very fun weekend for him. I will tell more in another post (when I get photos) but for now here are a few things I love about this cute kid:
2. Helpful- Max has a list of chores he does every day. He has taken out the trash every day for over a year. When he's out of town, I don't know what to do without him.
3. Intelligent- Smart, smart kid. Not only is he an excellent student, Max is very intuitive. I've
had several people ask me how he's so intelligent. They want to know what I am teaching
him and how. The truth is, he just came that way. He blows me away sometimes.
4. Athletic- Probably one of the most coordinated kids alive. Every year his soccer coaches are
blown away, and the kid has mad skateboarding skills.
5. Spicy- A better word then personality. Max is full of spice.
6. Artistic- He is following in his fathers footsteps. He's a great artist and very inventive.
7. Hilarious- Just his facial expressions crack me up. Funny kid!
8. Warm- He is so easy to get along with and has a very warm side to him.
9. Competitive- He can be overly competitive sometimes but I think it's a great quality.
10. Curious- Max always wants me to explain things in detail. He has a huge capacity for knowledge and can't get enough. Try explaining to this kid where babies come from when he's not satisfied with a generic answer. He gives me a fun for my money. :)
11. Happy- He really has such a great time with everything he does in life. It's been a great life
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The Yo Gabba Gabba episode titled "GAMES," that I directed/edited and co-wrote will be airing Tuesday, September 23rd on Nickelodeon. It will air at 11:30 Pacific time, but be sure to check your local listings for when its on Tuesday. It's awesome that I was able to do this, because it's not every day you get the chance to write and direct a television show that will air nationally. I do really have to thank Scott Schultz, Christian Jacobs, Justin Lyon and Jason deVilliers for making this happen. Mates of State (www.myspace.com/matesofstate) performs a song written by one of the musicians from the show (the cousin of our own Pasadena Ward good friend Dana Willard) and it was a lot of fun directing the music video with Mates of State for the episode. It's an epic process putting together one of these shows, and I'm amazed that Christian and Scott can each do nine of these episodes. Also I've edited episodes that will be showing through out the year. I'm editing the Jack Black episode right now (he's in the entire episode). There is also an animated segment I wrote and directed that will show in one of the future episodes. This one has a princess in it that was illustrated to look like Mia. Anyway, it's pretty exciting so check the episode out on Tuesday, September 23rd, 11:30 Pacific Time.
The show was in TIME Magazines "Top 10 New Shows of the Year," here's a link to that article:
This season you'll see bands and celebrities that some of you may or may not be familiar with like:
Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo, Wes Anderson's film composer)
Melora Hardin (Jan from "The Office")
The Ting Tings
Hot Hot Heat
Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live)
Jack McBrayer (30 Rock)
Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy)
Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live)
Paul Scheer (30 Rock)
Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns)
Jimmy Eat World
Paul Williams (“Rainbow Connection”)
Mates of State
Mix Master Mike (from the Beastie Boys)
The Ting Tings
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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- Aaron and Karla Hunt
- Adam and Kellie Oliver
- Andrew and Susie Christensen
- Andy and Kylee Fackrell
- Andy and Shannon Hyer
- Beau and Krista Eastes
- Ben Layne
- Bob and Shayla Wells
- Brandon and Lyndsey Wells
- Brett and Sachia Willis
- Carrie Lundell
- Dave and Gretchen Terry
- Derek Wong
- DJ Beckwith
- Doris Hernandez
- Emily Esplin
- Erika Mouritsen
- Gaven and Lainee Frei
- Ian and Suzy Tervet
- Jared and Andrea Bishop
- Jared and Taylor Taylor
- Jeff and Shelle Lindsay
- Jill Christian
- John and Christy Westover
- Josh and Jenn Burnham
- Justin and Megan Marriott
- Kwynn and Annie Koop
- Kyle Wong
- Laci Mouritsen
- Landon and Shaylee Burr
- Lige and Shelli Carr
- Mark and Nicole Thomas
- Matt and Joelle Taylor
- Matthew and Jessica Thomas
- Mindy Hafen
- Phill and Allie Meiners
- Rebecca and Mike Brownstein
- Richard and Lexi Andelin
- Robby and Courtney Burr
- Ryan and Kim Cook
- Shaun and Hailey Lambert
- Skeeg and Leslie Peay
- Steve and Laura Wood
- Taylor and Jocelyn Shumway
- Ted and Allison Ririe
- Tim and Jean Anderson
- TK Turnbeaugh
- Tom and Krisha Gilstrap
- Tom and Krista Richardson