Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fruit Salad


The other day Wyatt comes up to me and asks if he could make fruit salad. I said "Where on earth did you see fruit Salad". Wyatt said "on Nick Jr. mom, can we make it?" Nick Jr. has a little thing where kids make things like cookies, a cactus garden or even a fruit salad. So $40 later we made fruit salad. Good thing Wyatt loves fruit, we are going to eat a lot of fruit this week.

Damn you Deer and Goats!!!!


I have only ONE TULIP. Thanks to the goats and the deer. I am so sad they are my favorite flowers. Tulips remind me of my wedding day. We got married 7 years ago in May. I read in a book that a long time ago tulips were only used by the wealthy. So does that mean we are as rich as one little tulip?

Saturday, April 26, 2008

New PJs

Wyatt and his new PJs

I think he needs to grow into them.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Head of the House



I came home yesterday and found this huge animal on the wall. Paul was just grinning waiting for me to say something. "Well.. it looks... great, I guess. I didn't think they were going to stuff almost the whole thing. " I think it is huge in our small house, if this bad boy was in any of my friends houses I don't think it would look so huge. Since I am posting about deer I should just post about elk to. Thank goodness Paul mounted the elk this way and not the front half like the deer.



Paul, his Dad, and his brother Gary spend weekends in August thru October hunting up the Utah mountains. These animals are kind of a big deal since they hunt with a bow and arrow. You have to be close enough to hit the moving animal. The challenge is to move as quietly as you can up a mountain in thick brush, find some kind of hiding place so you can get up to them, keeping in mind you have to be down wind from them so they don't smell you, then you sit and wait until you see one. Once you see a deer or elk your heart starts pounding and you get super nerves as they take steps towards you. You have to draw your bow as quietly as you can aim and fire. Paul has done this for seven plus years, he has gone out and hit deer but then can't ever find them. I guess the hard part is shooting it in the right spot and hoping it bleeds and dies out in the open so you can find them. Last August he was successful in everything above for both a Deer and a Elk. We are so proud of you our mighty hunter.

Wyatt and I were sitting on the coach right under the huge thing. Wyatt says looking up at the deer "does it talk?"








Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Golfing with Mom


Paul and his brothers would be so embarrassed if they only saw my mom and I on the golf course. Because I had two free coupons, and it is the beginning of the season, I took my mom to Cedar Hills golf course. The course was quite rough inside the course little alone outside the course. We lost our first two balls on the first hole t-box, lost the 5th hole all together, couldn't find the key to the restroom on the 5th hole, lost the green on the 6th hole, lost myself in a hysterical joke of poking out my mom's eye on the 9th hole, gained two free coupons for 18 holes in the future on the 10th hole, almost lost my mom on the cart path going to the 11th hole, lost my way to the t-box on the 15th hole, and almost killed a squirrel on the 18th hole. I think it was a successful first day out for the season, don't you? Mom did decide when she found a lost ball on the 1st hole that was marked with a marker of "CK", that if she used her good balls she would lose those, but if she or I played with CK it would always be a good shot or at least a shot where we wouldn't lose the CK ball. Amazingly enough 6 good balls lost later, we still had that CK ball with us at the end of the game. Let's do it again, maybe we should take Paul with us next.

Funny Kids

This is a perfect way for me to remember all the funny things my kids do. Wyatt says the funniest things these days. Dean is just a curious boy, he has gotten himself into some funny places. So I am going to just list them as they have happen over the last week.

*We were playing the new Candyland board game. The little people are different color kids. Wyatt said "I wanted to be the chocolate boy."

*We were driving in grandpa's car. Wyatt said "I have something in my shoe, Mom I have a foreigner in my shoe."

*For a few days Wyatt had some smelly gas. His Dad would say your burning my nostrils. Wyatt thought that was so funny. So he would gas and wait for his dad to say "your burning my nostrils" Wyatt then would say "that's the spirit"

*Dean was on my bed playing, and he tried to scoot down off the bed. Dean got stuck between the bed and the foot board. As you can see Wyatt took this opportunity to mess with him.

A quote from my friend Holly Dixion

"At . . . moments of crisis and challenge, some choose to abandon faith just at the time when it most needs to be embraced. Prayer is ignored at the very hour when it needs to be intensified. Virtue is carelessly tossed aside when it needs to be cherished. God is forsaken in the all-too-human yet mistaken fear that He has forsaken us. The truth is that our only safety, our only security, our only hope is to hold fast to that which is good. As the mists of darkness gather around us, we are only lost if we choose to let go of the iron rod, which is the word of God."
--David S. Baxter

Friends

Wyatt and Dean love when Luke and Afton come over to play.




Monday, April 21, 2008

DEAN IS WALKING

Finally he is doing it, woo who. We thought Dean would never walk. Dean has been cruising for so long. But this weekend Dean got some confidence I guess. Though he doesn't say it, I think Dean is very proud of himself. You can see it in his face and he is all most skipping with joy. Good job Dean we are so proud of you too.

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Mowing


You might think I'm crazy but I love to mow the lawn, I love it. There is something about fresh cut grass, maybe the way it smells or the way the lawn looks after with all its strait lines. Today, I got the mower out of winter storage, and she started up just great. With the kids, it takes a much longer time. Wyatt wants me to play in the sand box. Dean is good for a minute then gets sad because he hates touching the grass, and he needs me to move him to another toy in the yard. Our lawn is kind of big, not as big as my mom, Lesli's, but it takes me a few hours to do. I think why I love it so much is that it is hard and I can do something hard and do it well. Paul has taught me a few tricks, how to make the lines perfect and to change the pattern so it grows better. Its one heck of a work out, in the dead of the summer I sweat my guts out.

Gary's new puppy


Saturday Paul's brother Gary got a puppy. It is the cutest little dog. It is so cute, we thought for one second about getting one. Her name is Daisy, she is part beagle and part pug. Gary said she is good. We all think a dog will be good for Gary, to learn to take care of something that needs a lot of attention. Gary said himself "now I am one step closer to a wife and kids." I think he is very brave for taking on a puppy. Puppy's are in some ways harder then babies. We went out to his place on Sunday. He said he had to get up two times that night to let Daisy out, and she wouldn't let him watch the Jazz game. GOOD LUCK GARY AND DAISY!!! you're going to need it.

Monday, April 14, 2008

One great Spring Day


It is finally feeling like spring.We had Alena with us all day. We love when she is around. Wyatt and her love to play. It was so nice outside in the morning. They road bikes and drew on the side walk with chalk. Then we went to Thanksgiving Point Farm. They had baby lambs, goats, and cows. The kids will never get sick of the farm animals. I swear we could go every day and they would still love it.

They love getting their picture taken, can you tell.

This is old man Dean or bad bear face Dean.
We ended our great spring day flying a kite. I love spring....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Go Jazz


Saturday Paul and I took Wyatt to a Jazz Game. We were kind of nervous about the noise. Wyatt is kind of weird with loud noises. We got him some green earplugs. The earplugs worked like a charm, he kept them in the whole time. Wyatt never complained about how loud it got, not once. We all had a great time. Oh, everyone look at Paul's new stash, he looks like a hick.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Yard Sales

Paul and his Family are addicted to yard sales. Paul love, loves them. Me on the other hand, I could take it or leave them. Most of the time you pull up to a house, all you see is piles of old clothes and really gross baby stuff. Maybe some old bikes and ski gear that was from the 70's. Oh, I can't leave out the mauve, navy, and forest green painted wood decor from the 80's and early 90's. You can find cats with flowers, bears with flowers, or the best is bunnys with flowers.
CRAP, CRAP, CRAP, that's what most, if not all, is. BUT some times you can find a treasure under some old gold picture frame or next to a healthrider. When you find some thing so cool that you would never have seen it at the store or you get something for the best price, you are so so happy. For those that do go, the best sales are the multiple family sales. To day we looked for 30 minutes before we saw a sale. It's still early in the year. We came to a big one out in the Ranches for a little girl with Cancer. We didn't get there until 9:30 or so. We ran into Ryan (Paul's brother) and he had a arm full of treasures. Ryan said we just missed Dan, Dayna, and Tawnie. I am telling you the Gillespie fam' loves yard sales. We went in, they had lots and lots of stuff. Paul got a hunting game for his PlayStation. Wyatt and Dean got a bag full of cars from the movie "Cars," each one at the store is more than 3 bucks and there were 10 or more in the bag. We found a Transformer for Wyatt. The best find of the day was these cute chairs for the boys, the one needs to be fixed, but they are sweet. You can tell Dean and Wyatt love them.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Color Sucker

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Swimming

We went to the pool today. The boys had a great time splashing in the water. Wyatt had his hands over his ears the whole time. At first I was kind of embarrassed of Wyatt, but I had to get over it. I thought he would get used to the noise, but he didn't put his hands down not once. He can jump, play with toys, and he can get in and out of the pool with no hands. So I guess if Wyatt ever lost his hands to some weird disease, he would be just fine.

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