Monday, February 04, 2013

super monday

five years ago yesterday, danny and i met at a super bowl party. it was definitely a super bowl to remember! surprisingly, neither of us are very into football (or watching sports on sunday) but since that's how we met, we make an exception :) we celebrated with my family and had a fantastic time. (minus the fact that i've been trying to kick this nasty cold for almost a week...and it's not going anywhere!!) it's crazy that five years later we are married with two children! time flies when you're having fun ;)

speaking of our children, they are growing like crazy!! two weeks ago they spent the week with danny's parents while we got projects done around the house (those posts will be coming soon!) so this last week was a little bit of an adjustment, but they really are such great kids. 

lately, max has been:

//obsessed with coloring!!!! he's getting really good at it too. 
//mastering puzzles. he can do all four thomas puzzles (with 24 pieces) in 20 minutes flat.
//loving sunbeams! he was not a fan of nursery (at all!!) but now, as soon as the closing prayer is said in sacrament meeting, he is off! he sits on the front row and it's just about the cutest thing ever.
//wearing the same clothes over...and over...and over again. this has been quite a long stage! he loves any shorts (his & avery's) and short-sleeved shirts. he's also still very attached to his soccer uniforms. if you ever see him wearing warm clothes outside of our house, it's because he was bribed!
//letting his imagination run wild! i'll often find him talking on the "phone" to his soccer coach, trying to figure out when his next game is. (soccer is in his blood!!)
//an expert tantrum thrower. some days i honestly don't know what to do (this winter has almost done us in!) but every day i try a little harder.
//loving avery with all his heart. i love seeing them together! today, when we were walking home from the library (that's all there is to do here!) avery & max were holding hands but ave let go and started running in the road. a car was coming (it was still pretty far away, and was driving super slow) but max ran back, grabbed her, and hugged her tight. "don't run by the cars ave! i don't want you to die!" 
//sneaking into our bed every single night!! any suggestions for night-time visitors?? :)
//really good at doing his jobs. he can empty the silverware like a champ and is an expert towel-folder!

and avery has been:
//putting sentences together! she's getting so good at talking! the other day, we were playing our "special game" (this is the way the ladies ride) and she saw max playing by himself by the couch. she got up quickly and said "max turn!" also, when we were at my parent's, she was looking for my little sister cami, and she said, "where cami go?"
//the peacemaker. often, when she has a toy that max suddenly needs to play with, she will let him have a turn. 
//giving the best kisses around! she is such a sweetheart.
//testing out a new cackle-laugh. it is hilarious. 
//learning how to pray!! i need to get this on video. whenever she prays, she talks five times higher than usual. it is adorable.
//taking great afternoon naps (as long as max doesn't wake her up!)
//accidentally whistling when she blows on her hot food. 

us? we're pretty busy as well. danny is still plugging away at his master's program and has done so much work on the downstair's playroom (it's almost time to move the toys down!!!) i'm continually trying to learn more about eating healthy and trying to figure out this crazy hypothyroidism. (have i mentioned i have thyroid issues?? i'm sick and tired of it.)

oh, and last but not least, i've been tinkering around with the idea of starting a mother's club here in my sweet little town. my friend melissa is now the co-pres in her (much bigger) city and it sounds like a fabulous idea. i've been emailing melissa back & forth (you're awesome melissa!) and getting things figured out, but mostly all i've really done is come up with a few different logo's...since there are four choices, why don't we have a little vote??? and if you don't really like any of them, that'd be good to know as well ;)

has anyone else heard of a mother's club before? thoughts? i'm excited to see where it goes...


  1. Ooo! Fun! I haven't heard of a Mother's club before. What do you do?? I like the first logo best! :)

  2. Such cute pictures. Your kids just get cuter and cuter. And my husband thought that your crock pot cake in Thursday was the coolest thing ever!!

  3. Thyroid issues? That's no fun! How fun with the mother's club! I like 2 or 4 best.

  4. I like the first or last in that order! And I am excited to catch up soon. :(

  5. I have hypothyroidism too and have been taking meds for several years. They've been adjusting my dose a lot since having Henry and it is so frustrating. Hang in there!

  6. I always love reading your updates. The kids are growing up so fast! Sorry you've been frustrated with your thyroid lately (pesky gland). Sadly, it takes time sometimes for the hormone levels to find an ideal level and different life stages can make it harder to stay steady. The key is to take your dose as prescribed and then get the levels checked periodically and make adjustments as needed. It takes a long time for one dose to become steady and if the dose is adjusted and checked too frequently then you're just chasing your tail in essence. So, I hate to say that it just takes time, but with the thyroid it really does. Hang in there. If you want to talk more about this you can always call - I'm home! I go back to work at the end of this month :(

    P.S. I like all of them but I lean toward #2

  7. I vote #1 and Max saving Avery from the street is the cutest thing I have ever heard :)

  8. I love #2 the best. I love that Avery's voice goes up when she says her prayers, that's the cutest thing I have heard all day! I love your hair! And I love that you are so happy!!

  9. love your updates. miss you. and i vote #1.

  10. Not sure what a mothers club is but I have been a ladies activity club that was super awesome and a mom and kids club too which was also fun. The first group got together to have parties, craft, eat, etc. The second was a field trip/park group. Both were once a month. Good luck...I like all the logos with hearts:). Be sure to post a pic of the playroom soon.