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Come one, come all. Take a gander at our excursions whether great or small. Add in your two cents and you may be surprised what you get in return! Uhh...probably nothing but a good laugh.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sheep Rock

Arches National Park was MAGNIFICENT! The rocks are so BIG. The pictures don't even really do it justice because in order to get really see the scale a person needs to be in the picture, but the person ends up being ant sized in the picture.

So this is Sheep Rock in Arches National Park. It was too far away for a person to stand next to it for scale, although we could've just stood in front of it in the picture. Too bad I just thought of that. We stopped for a photo shoot and to stretch our legs.

Robert found a perfect rock to perch on and eat his fruit snacks. I trying to get him to smile by saying, "smile Robert, show me your teeth." As most people--kids anyway--do, he only heard the last thing out of my mouth so this is what I got and I'm so glad because it's perfect!

Somehow whenever we go on a trip with Bob and Sheryl we get home and never have a picture of Bob. Somehow he always escapes the snap in the snapshots! I snuck this one at the beginning of the trip just in case it would end up to be the only one of him from the whole trip. (We snuck in a few more though hehehe).

4 years!

We're almost not newly weds!!!! Our anniversary was actually last month, but (sigh) it's seems like it was just yesterday. Then I look at the calendar and realize a whole month has gone by and I haven't updated hardly anything. It was a Thursday so Andy and I both had to work, but we went to dinner that night.....I think to the "Lahbsta" aka Red Lobster. Andy, ahhh, brought home flowers. Gerber Daisies, my favorite--4 for 4 years, ahhhhh, so sweet (with a head tilt). We celebrated by taking a vacation down to Moab but not until the following week (more on that in later posts). So the next day I was doing the dishes and Andy came in with the camera to take my picture with the flowers I'm sure to always hold in our hearts the bliss 4 years can be (sappy sap sap).

As I am NOT camera shy, of course I posed.

However when I went to return the favor, this is all I could snap. hahaha

Monday, June 7, 2010

Yummy Everything

Before I tell my story I must preface with a picture and some background.

This is the horse at my Mom's house on Memorial Day. He's saying, "Yee Haw!"

Here's the background.
1)Robert uses great manners. Most of the time he remembers a please or a no, thank you. It's actually quite comical when I ask him, "Are you ready for jamas?" and he says with a cute head shake, "No thank you jamas. I don't want it." His tone is the thing that gets me the most. He doesn't yell or scream it (don't get me wrong he yells and screams plenty, but it's not so comical) he just says it matter of factly. "No thank you sit down. I don't want it."

2)I've encouraged Robert to be a good eater, I guess (quizical look), by offering him "yummy (fill in the blank)" Whether it be broccoli or ice cream I usually tell him it's yummy. So now that he's talking intelligibly when he wants something to eat he asks for a "yummy (fill in the blank)" Most days it's "yummy white cheese please Momma," although you may know it as cottage cheese. Sometimes it's "yummy chocolate please Momma," (a fact I whole heartidly agree upon) and other times it's "yummy carrots please Momma and yummy syrup." Syrup is anything that you squeeze out of a bottle until you remind him that condiments have different names in this case, with the carrots, he's asking for Ranch.

Anyway so here's my story....
Tonight just before dinner Andy got out an almost empty bag of Doritoes and so it began, "yummy chips please Papa," "yummy chips please Momma." Well, I was heating up dinner (leftovers from the Olive Garden, Mmmmm we had a piece of grilled chicken with broccoli, some spaghetti, chicken alfredo, and a breadstick) and I said to him, "Robert we're going to have some yummy dinner, noodles and chicken." He looked at me like I was born yesterday and said, "No thank you Momma, I don't want icky dinner. Yummy chips please."

I guess I should've seen that coming. It was hilarious. Just so you know how the story ends, Robert climbed up in his chair and ate his yummy noodles with yummy sprinkle cheese (Parmesean) and yummy yogurt to top it off.