Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Library Time

Liv and I took the kids to Provo Library for storytime today and all the kids got to wear costumes. It was SO CROWDED! The best part happened to be after storytime when they turned on some music and let kids dance in the circle. Robby had a ball dancing with Syd! See the cute video from Liv's blog....

http://oliviacarter.blogspot.com/2008/10/halloween-at-library.html


My adorable little lion! Do you see his cute Vans from Aunt Amy? He's almost outgrown them! :(

These two are so cute together! Don't you love Syd's outfit that Liv made?


Could not get him to smile.... but he is still just so cute!

Tonight we had a church Halloween party and I forgot to take any pics of Quattro! He looked so cute - the idea was for him to be Cosmo so I found that little lion thing that he wore to the library but I had a hard time combining that with the football outfit... His football outfit tonight was way better than when we went to Wee Witches. I'll put him in it again on Friday and take some pics.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Fun Chicks

I am kind of shy of blogging about this but I can't not say anything about it! Last year during our Thanksgiving celebration we had the brilliant idea to do separate girls and guys nights so we could each have a night out without bringing along all the kids. Us girls had the most hilarious time talking and laughing and devouring some chocolate fondue.

Somehow... (thanks Liz!) the idea grew into something bigger - a whole girls TRIP! Before we even realized what happened we had successfully all ended up in Mexico having an amazing weekend! Ahhh.... Thanks for all those who helped with the kids - especially Andrew who had to put Robby to bed multiple nights while Rob was at the dang Dreaded Grove!! I was so nervous to leave Quattro but knew he loved all the people that would be watching him while his daddy was working. Sounds like he did pretty well and it was definitely worth the short separation to go and have my mommy batteries recharged!

MaryAnn sent the cutest invitations out to each of us to "Party with the fun chicks!" and that was the theme of the trip. These girls really know how to have a good time! We were so happy to have Gaye along with us who has been in the family WAY longer than I have and it was fun to get to know her better. Just a FUN group of girls!


Hmm... can you tell which one is the IN-LAW?





Drove a golf cart for my first time, ate yummy meals approximately every 2 hours, swam with dolphins, read my book in peace, slept in, stayed up late....

To next years' trip!! ;) Or at least another kid-less night with y'all!
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wee Witches

We've done so many fun Fall/Halloween activities lately I'm getting behind in blogging about them!

Gardner Village held a fun event called Wee Witches last week so I got Robby dressed up and went with Becca, Liv, and Taba and all their kiddos. It was fun to see the kids dressed up and we had a good time dancing to Thriller and other fun music - especially Robby! He could not STOP dancing it was so cute! And he was running all over the place - not so cute when there's a huge crowd of children and I don't want him to get lost but he had fun. It was kind of annoying because all of the activities cost money, which I guess makes sense but somehow it's easier to pay money upfront then go run around and play instead of dishing it out along the way. We did go on a little hayride which was fun and got some halloween cookies. They do have some fun shops for the mommies to look around in which the kids had a few ounces of patience left for us to do for a few minutes.

Quattro is supposed to be a BYU football player, ps... we need some different socks and shoes but whatever....





This little guy is just such a good little buddy! How did I get so lucky??

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kennecott

In looking for some new field trip ideas we asked Tara, our local Utahan, if she knew of any interesting places we should visit. She suggested Kennecott Copper Mine which we'd never heard of. It turned out to be a fun time! It was kind of crazy to look down into the mine which is 2 1/2 miles wide and 3/4 mile deep! The trucks going up and down look like little toy dump trucks from where we were standing!


One of the best parts of the excursion had to be stopping by Tara's house first and getting inspired by all the fun projects and decorating she's done. My favorite....

Me: "where did you get this mirror?"
Tara: "Ikea."
Becca: "Where did you get this clock?"
Tara: "Ikea."
Me: "Where did you get ____ (you fill in the blank)?"
Tara: "Ikea."

Ha ha! It is no surprise because Ikea does have super cute stuff at really good prices it just became a pretty funny joke by the end of the tour. Anyways, the point is Tara's house is really cute - and if that's not impressing you, you should see her food storage! And sorry Tara, I'm sure you are mortified that I am talking you up like this on my blog. Please let us come back! :) And thanks for the fun idea to go to Kennecott.

Any other field trip suggestions you guys have for us?

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Monday, October 13, 2008

backpack


"Playing with Daddy's backpack is so fun!"


Until you fall down cause it's too heavy.... and mom waits to help you up till she's taken a picture of you suffering because it's kind of funny...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cornbelly's

We had a fun time visiting Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point on Friday. My father in law was in town for the day so we went with Becca and gang and also Liv & her kids. It looked like it was going to be a chilly day so while we thought we'd come prepared with sweaters we were freezing our bums off with the wind!!! I was kind of ready to leave from the moment I got out of the car but then we got to playing and it was worth staying for!!


I love it when he keeps his hat on for more than one second. I put it on him and then showed him in the mirror, "look how cute you look, Robby!! Can you leave it on so we can show Poppa?" And so he did. And then he kept it on.


They had cute little wagons to tote the kids around.... yes, we took turns wrapping them in blankets when they were shivering to death. And I love Robby playing peek a boo with these curtains...


Don't Syd and Annie make such beautiful princesses? They had dress ups there to make scarecrow princesses - we only got to the Princess part. It was funny though.


Then he fell asleep on the way home. I love how exhausted he looks. We went to lunch later with Robert and Rob got to meet us from work.

Overall it was a good day!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Another round of family pictures...

We took some family pictures this week down at Riverwoods. There's a great little alley with some nice arches, benches, ivy.... we were planning on going down to Sundance to get some pictures of the changing leaves but got some great shots and the kids (we were with Andrew and Becca) were about done so we called it good. We didn't take a ton of our fam cause Rob forgot it was Picture Day and wore his hat to work so.... he said he'd cut his hair and HOPEFULLY shave his beard off next month so maybe we'll just have to take some pictures then!

While I'd love to have a nice SLR camera we had to make do with our little normal digital Cybershot. The pictures looked good but I loved having fun editing them in Picasa to make them look even better!




Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Quirky? Me?

I don't know if I'd ever describe myself as "quirky" but I will try and find six quirky things about me... I've seen this Tag everywhere lately and thought it was fun so thanks Sarah for tagging me.

You may think this is a cop out but after trying to think of quirky things about myself for 2 days now I decided to use two of the things I just blogged about the other day. Click on the links if you want to read the whole story about those and haven't already....

1. I am kind of superstitious...

2. My emotional wires are crossed producing a really weird smile at inappropriate times.

3. This one is pretty embarrassing. I don't answer my phone and I sometimes hate voicemails. Please do not take it personal if I don't answer a phone call from you. Sometimes... lots of times... I just don't like to talk on the phone. I have gotten a lot better at answering my phone (ask Liv!) and I can logically recognize that it's a weird "quirk" about myself. Really, text messages are my favorite. They take about one second to read and are easy to respond to. Emails would probably be next runner up... I am a social person, I don't know why I feel this way about talking on the phone but I do. But don't feel bad calling me! If I'm really not in the mood to answer it I won't but I promise I will get back to you and by calling you are giving me a chance to work on this weird issue of mine. :)

4. I have a really bad memory. I don't remember a lot of things from my childhood that my younger sister does. I am more likely to forget my wedding anniversary than Rob... I don't know what he gave me for Christmas last year... but I think for day to day things it's much better - I'm not a forgetful person in general.

5. I do about 10 loads of laundry for a normal persons lights/darks! You've got your whites, your lights, your darks, your white gentles, your light gentles, your dark gentles, light towels, dark towels.... and of course what goes in the dryer or not is always a very important distinction! This has basically given Rob a "get out of laundry duty" pass for our whole marriage.

6. I tell you I've been thinking for days now and I am just not that quirky. I can't think of anything else. Feel free to add to this list in the comments if you can think of something else.

I am just going to tag anyone who wants to do this cause it's fun to learn things like this about people!

Big Boy

Lately I have a lot of people telling me, "Oh wow, he's a big boy!" when they learn Robby's age. This is so funny because when he was little he was in the 10th percentile for weight and looked very small.... Let me tell you something though, people have no idea what kids are "supposed" to look like for each age. I don't know! I'm horrible at guessing ages. I just think it's funny that people all the time would say, "oh, is he small for his age?" and then the next person asks, "whoa! How much does he weigh? He's big!" People just don't really know and that's probably because there is a wider range than they think.

Anyways! Robby is growing and while I know percentiles are not that important (again, they just represent what a big range there is for normal), it is interesting to see how he's grown.

12 month apt....
weight: 21 lbs 4 oz - 25th %
length: 30 in - 60th %
head: 46.5 - 50th %

15 month apt....
weight: 25 lbs 6 oz - 60th %
length: 32 in - 75th %
head: 47 cm - 50th %

and yesterday's 18 month apt....
weight: 27 lbs - 60th %
length: 35 in - 100th %
head: 47.5 cm - 45th %

We are really hoping that Robby inherits some of the Pincock genes when it comes to height and so far it looks good! :)

He did pretty well at the appointment except that while we were waiting for the doctor he said he had to go potty. Anytime I try putting him on a big regular toilet without his potty seat he will not go so I told him to just go in his diaper. I wanted to change him before the doctor came in so I asked if he was done and he said no and started running around the room. I assumed he just didn't want a diaper change. I quickly changed him and then one minute later..... yeah. Ugh! And then I had to go out to the car to grab another diaper. Grrr.... oh well. I should've listened to him. It's just hard to tell sometimes....

Here are some funny Robby pictures for your enjoyment! ;) I was doing dishes one day and he had gotten these bowls out and sat on the floor putting them on his head. Of course I grabbed the camera....



I think this one's my favorite....

Saturday, October 04, 2008

wanna know a secret?

nope, still not pregnant!

I was just going to confess something dumb. So here it is: I'm kind of superstitious.

For example! If I'm feeling sick, like, have a sore throat or something, I will purposely NOT MENTION it because I think maybe if I don't say anything it will get better. Or saying something will surely make it worse! This happens a lot. Just the fact that I had just posted about Robby's x-rays being fine and his walking being ok then BOOM the NEXT DAY he has problems. I can logically tell you that I know those things are definitely not related but that little superstitious person inside of me says, "SEE!?"

One more example - for three or four days in a row Robby was taking REALLY LONG naps! I had to wake him up from some three hour naps and he slept as long as 4 1/2 hours one day too! All the while still going to bed by 8 and waking up around 8... I was so thrilled. I was afraid to voice outloud making plans around a potential long nap because I was sure if I did he would have like a 30 min nap that day. There were a few times when talking to Liv or Becca where I specifically did NOT mention it, just in case! I figured I'd test it out - not say anything and just wait till the did eventually end, which they have, and obviously NOT because I talked about it, because I didn't really. So weird..... I know.

And have I told you about the bad smile?? Grrr. It makes me so angry. I think some of my emotional response wires are crossed and so when there's bad news the response is this horribly huge smile that I can't wipe off my face. Bad smile has been coming around more and more often it seems for NO REASON!!! I'll be walking on the treadmill at the gym, listening to Liv talk about her day and all of a sudden I look like the freakin cat who swallowed the canary! "What?! What?!" She'll ask when she sees my "knowing smile". Ugh it drives me nuts. I know most of you tell me it's not a big deal and not to worry about it but I just think it's so bizzare.

(that is how the bad smile feels to me - is that about right, for those of you who know it well?)

I also think I have a problem NOT SHARING everything about my life with people! :) Oh well!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

My baby is growing up!





Happy 18 Months Robby!!!

This is such a fun age - I wish we could just pause here! Robby is so funny, happy, playful, sweet, smart..... I love how he's trying to talk more and the funny things he thinks of or does.

Here he is today, in all his 18 month old glory! :) I had just changed the sheets on his crib so he wanted to get in it and he played in there for at least half an hour while I was cleaning the house... he had two balls and would occasionally call for me to come in and pick them up but he did not want to get out. I don't remember how it got to this but here's a little clip of him playing - he was signing "Babu" (grandma) and I kept doing it back to him and he thought it was hilarious. Sorry it's a little jostle-y but it's because I'm doing the "Bu" sign back to him each time.

video

And thanks Amanda for watching him and the Pincock kids tonight so Becca & I could go to that dinner! :) The kids had SO much fun with you! You are the BEST!

Doesn't Robby look so handsome here??