Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Did you ever watch this show? Well, Shane and I both did and we both remember LOVING it! Shane found it streaming on Netflix and so we decided to see if our kids would like it. Boy, do they ever! Every night they ask to watch MacGyver. They play MacGyver now and Logan likes to be called "MacGyver". I told him one night, "goodnight MacGyver." He responded, "Goodnight Mrs. MacGyver." It's really funny.

MacGyver makes everyone happy! ;)

Our fun dad!

Brandon and Lindsay were able to go to "Bring You Child to Work Day" with their dad last week. They were SO SO SO excited! They got to miss school to be there. They had lunch, played games, designed websites, and to top it off Shane's company called the ice cream truck to come for an ice cream party at the end of the day. Talk about a hit with the kids! I never let the kids get icecream from our dang truck that starts coming around right and DINNERTIME (??? hello???) so they were thrilled about their treat!

Unfortunately this day was for kids who were 5 years old or older so Logan missed out, which believe me, he was really feelin' it. So Sophie and Logan and I went to a cute little cupcake shop in Boulder and then played on Pearl Street for a while.

That night, because he had earned 10 tracks and because we hoped to ease the pain of missing a day at work with dad, Shane took Logan out on a guy's night out. They went to McDonald's and then to the movie Rio. Logan came home all smiles and stories. It was nice to see that 3 out of 4 were able to have such a grand time with their dad!

Easter Bunnies

Our Easter was pretty low-key this year, which I was grateful for. I'm runnin' low on energy and was grateful we got invited to a small neighborhood easter egg hunt so I didn't have to find one. We had Easter baskets and our traditional Rabbit Cake, and colored eggs. Other than that, there weren't a lot of festivities around here.

One thing that surprised and delighted me was how well my kids treated each other as they were decorating eggs. "Oh man, Lindsay that one's great!", "Good job Brandon!" ,"Ah, sweet Logan!" .were the comments that filled the room as one child would proudly retrieve their egg out of the dye to show. It really made me very very happy.

This was actually taken the Sunday after Easter Sunday, but they all looked so great, I wanted to capture the moment. It was bright outside - can you tell by the squinting? We found an old suit of Brandon's that fit Logan and Logan was SO excited to wear it and "look like a man". Brandon was feeling jealous. He walked into our bedroom and said, "I would like to give you a demonstration. Here is a boy who looks stupid and ridiculous (pointing to himself). And HERE is a boy who actually looks very handsome (pulling Logan into the room). Do you see the difference?" In the beginning we were getting a kick out of it, but after about a half hour of insisting he looked horrible, we started getting upset and made him stand in front of a mirror telling himself he looked handsome. Eventually he gave up the moping and complaining about not having a suit. I just hope we don't have to go through that again when Logan wears his suit next week!

We love this time of year when we get to remember our Savior's great sacrifice for all mankind. We're so grateful for Him and for the breadth and depth of the Atonement and for the opportunity it gives us to become better individuals and a better family with eternal possibilities. We are indeed trying to be more like Him.