Saturday, June 21, 2008

Camping Trip

Just this past Friday night Brett came home from work and told me he was going to take Reed camping. I was invited, but I decided it would be easier to stay home with Jett. We got everything packed up, and Brett and Reed went up Mantua campground and spent the night. They roasted hot dogs and marshmallows and slept in the tent on an air mattress. In the morning they went fishing and Reed caught his first fish!! Unfortunately, Brett didn't have his camera with him when they went fishing so we don't have a picture of Reed's fish. When they came home, Reed ran in the door yelling to me that he caught a "yittle fissssh".

Horn Hunting

Since I had Jett, Reed has become his dad's little shadow. He goes everywhere with Brett, which I love. A couple of weeks ago Brett went horn hunting (looking for sheds from the elk, moose, and deer). He told me he wanted to take Reed with him. I was a little nervous because I knew they would do a lot of hiking and the mountain Brett wanted to go to you had to canoe across a river to get to it. We don't have a child carrier that fits Reed anymore so Brett emptied out his frame backpack and set Reed inside of it. I don't know how comfortable it was for Reed, but he stayed in there. They left at 3:00 in the afternoon and didn't come home until 11:00 at night. Brett loved taking Reed and I think Reed enjoyed going hiking with his dad. We'll see if he ever wants to climb into that backpack again.

New pictures of the boys

When going down for a nap, Reed HAS to have Jett lay down with him while mom reads a book. It's really cute to watch Reed be so attentive to Jett. This picture was taken just before Reed fell asleep for his nap the other day. Of course I don't leave Jett in there with him. Who knows what would happen when mom leaves the room.
Reed's favorite movies are the Shrek movies (don't ask me why). He watches them quite frequently. The other day after breakfast Reed told me he wanted to, "Watch Frek and hold Dett". Reed is usually very careful with his brother so I let him hold Jett for a little bit. When I went to pick Jett up Reed told me, "No No No Mom!" So we all sat on the couch together and watched Shrek. Jett fell asleep in Reed's arms/lap and Reed sat their watching the movie with Jett for about 30 minutes. I was shocked to see it last that long. It probably could have lasted longer if Jett would have stayed asleep.

Sometimes when Reed goes to bed at night he sneaks a book or toy into his bed with him. Well, I guess Brett let him take his Magna-doodle to bed with him, and Reed fell asleep in the middle of one of his masterpieces. You can't see it in the picture very well, but the pen was still propped up ready to draw.

So I might be a little red-neck...

Well many of you might know I'm married to the worlds most avid hunter. Of course some of his passion for hunting is going to wear off on me. After we got married I learned really fast that if I want to spend any time with my husband I better learn to like hunting. One of the first times I went hunting was when I was dating Brett and he took me raccoon hunting in the middle of the night. My family thought I was crazy for going, but I had so much fun. We've been married for almost 5 years and I still hunt, but not as much as I used to (somebody has to stay home with the boys).

Well, the other night Brett was raccoon hunting by the railroad tracks next to our house with the hound when he called me up asking me to come take a look at the raccoon Baxter had treed. I was in my p.j.'s and bathrobe, but I really wanted to go check it out. Looking at the picture you can guess who got to take care of the raccoon Baxter had found. Yeah, I might be a little redneck but it was fun.

Jett's Blessing Day

We blessed Jett the first of this month and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. There were no tears on Jett's part and he held very still (and wide awake) during the blessing. Brett did a wonderful job and I am so proud and grateful Brett holds the priesthood power and was able to give Jett those wonderful promises.

The day before the blessing (Saturday) I got really sick and I couldn't even talk or get out of bed let alone take care of two kids. I called up my friend Kirsten (one of the most wonderful people in the world) and I couldn't even talk to her on the phone. Luckily I didn't have to because she guessed that I was pretty sick and she said she was coming over to pick up my boys and watch them for the day. I can't thank her enough for what she did for me that day. I went to the doctor and he said I had a really bad viral cold. That basically means there is nothing I can do about it but wait it out. I called my mom up crying on Saturday telling her I didn't know if I should postpone the blessing or just cancel the dinner afterwards. I was in no shape to be going to church let alone hosting a dinner for all of my family. Being the amazing parents that they are, my mom and dad just told me to go to bed and they would take care of everything. I didn't even have to cook or prepare anything that Sunday. I have an amazing family and I just want to tell them how grateful I am for everything they do for me and my family. I couldn't have had such a wonderful experience with out their help.

New Bikes

So for the past couple of years I have wanted a bike with a bike trailer hooked onto the back of it so I can take Reed for a bike ride. Well now that I have two kids and the summer off I definately want to get out and ride a bike with my boys. Brett saw how excited I was to do this so he took me out to buy 2 bikes (one for both of us) and a bike trailer. We have found a new hobby - we ride our bikes a couple times a week and to grandma's house and then the park on Sundays.

Reed LOVES to go for rides, and yes, we pack Jett in there too. Of course Jett stays in his carseat inside of the trailer, and that leaves Reed with very little room, but he doesn't complain. If you can't tell by looking at the pictures, we bought our bikes on one of the coldest days of spring but we still had to test them out.