Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Results are In...

...and we are having another BOY!!! I was seriously so shocked! I had myself convinced that this baby was defintiely a girl. When the ultrasound technician told us that it was another boy, my response was, "Uh-uh." I asked her if she was sure several times. Sure enough, a baby boy is on his way! We are all super excited. In many ways, I actually wanted another boy next. Ty and this baby will be only 22 months apart, so they can be best buddies (and probably worst enemies at times!) as they grow up. Another bonus is that we won't have to buy brand new clothes, bedding, etc. Hooray for hand-me-downs!
The only problem is that boy names are so hard for us to agree on! I have been calling this baby "Abbie" all along, but I bet this child doesn't really want that for his name! Any suggestions? I guess it's a good thing that we have 4 1/2 months to figure it out!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Blue vs. Red

Yes, today is THE game. It's the once a year event that splits our family in half!! Last year, Adam and I decided that we couldn't dress Ty in red or blue, because we were arguing so much about what color to put him in for the big game! This morning, Adam offered to get Ty ready for the day. I didn't think much of it, until I saw him come out of his room like this:

Considering Ty doesn't have any Utah gear, this was the best Adam could do. So much for neutrality in our children, huh? I am getting my revenge by making sure Ty reads this book repeatedly:
Go cougars!! Lets keep the winning streak vs. Utah alive and make sure the Utes do NOT get into a BCS game!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gas Prices and Books

Good news!! When I stopped at the gas station this morning to fill up the tank, I only paid $1.96 a gallon for gas! I was able to fill up my SUV for less than $30. That has never happened before! I am in no way complaining about the price of gasoline ;) but I have to say that I really don't understand it. How is it that we were paying over $4/gallon just a couple of months ago, and the prices has dropped more than $2 in such a short time? Adam says the demand for gasoline has gone way down. I guess I understand the law of supply and demand as well as anyone, but could the demand really have dropped that much? It baffles me. I suppose whatever the cause, I should just be grateful to be getting my gas so darn cheap!

On a totally unrelated note, I took this photo recently, unnoticed by Ty. He goes through his bookshelf multiple times a day "reading" all his picture books. It usually keeps him occupied long enough for me to get ready in the morning. He is even to the point that Adam and I can tell him, "Let's read Green Eggs and Ham, or Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" or another title, and he will retrieve the correct book. I am obsessed with the fact that he loves books! I think he definitely acquired that trait from me!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Election Day Results

I have to be honest and say that the evening of November 4th was not a very happy one for me.   Adam and I both requested mail-in ballots, and then we spent hours upon hours studying all the issues and candidates together while we filled in our ballots at home.  I have never in my life spent so much time and thought on an election.  Just a disclaimer, I am generally pretty conservative in my political views.  I was disappointed, then, when Colorado voted strongly Democrat for almost all the issues and candidates.  Not that I think I wasted my time by preparing carefully to vote, I just wish that something I voted for had passed!!  The only good news of the night for me was that Prop 8 passed in California.  WAY TO GO!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Just One More Halloween Post

We went trick or treating last night with some friends of ours from our ward. Ty caught on to the idea pretty quickly, and began cutting across yards to get to those doors as fast as possible! He racked up quite a bit of loot. When we got home, we combined the candy from all of the parties that we have been to this year with what he collected last night. It was a small mountain! It was enough to fill my very largest mixing bowl. Yikes!

Each Halloween, my family has a pumpkin carving contest. A small monetary reward for the winner has inspired lots of really creative pumpkins! This year, Adam actually decorated a pumpkin instead of carving it:

I tried to carve Cinderella's castle, in honor of our recent Disneyland vacation:
But the winner was my very talented 13-year-old brother, Matt, with his pumpkin, "The Joker."
Fun traditions! I love Halloween and I am a bit sad it's all over, but the wonderful thing is Thanksgiving is just around the corner!