Sunday, June 29, 2008

Our fun family visit

We just finished spending the week with my mom and sister and boy did we have a good time. I love it when Utah comes to us and we get to play around town. Joseph and Justin were just in heaven. We hit the Children's Museum, the park, the beach, did some hiking at Camp Long, and Jordan and I even got to do a little shopping, sans kids, which doesn't happen very often. We also took advantage of our babysitters and Darren and I went to a movie together (If you're an Indiana Jones fan like me, you'll really enjoy the new one). Thanks, guys! We love you!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Justin is 1!

Well, my baby is 1. (Almost two weeks ago.) I think it's taken me so long to blog about it because I'm in denial. Can you believe how much they grow and learn and change in just one year? The whole baby thing was just as incredible and fun to experience for the second time around as it was with Joseph. We had a fun little family birthday party at home with a pile of presents and cake and ice cream. Justin actually understood and enjoyed the concept of ripping the wrapping paper off the gifts. And Joseph was very willing to be of help when needed. He absolutely loves all his presents! A big thanks to all our family who spoiled him rotten.
Here is the opening of the presents:

The obligatory cake eating:

The new toy enjoyment:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Night at the Theater

Last weekend was our second annual trip to the Seattle Children's Theater. My friend, Ann and I have made it a tradition to take our kids out to dinner and a play once a year. Once a year, the Children's Theater does a play geared especially to 4-6 year olds and this year it was called Busytown and based on Richard Scarry's book pictured above. It was all about different occupations that make a town busy with silly songs and dances. It was so adorable and the kids loved it. It's so fun to enjoy a little "culture" here in our city. I think I enjoyed it as much as Joseph! Justin wasn't thrilled, but he did surprisingly well (thanks to the licorice I sneaked in).

Joseph and Annabelle
Me and my boys

Saturday, June 7, 2008

3 Cheers for Grandma and Grandpa!

What a fun weekend we had with Grandma and Grandpa Jolley! They came to visit on Saturday night and stayed until Tuesday. On Sunday, they got to come with us to our Stake Conference where Elder Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was there! I was especially excited to hear from him after he gave my favorite conference talk about motherhood. He is truly an apostle of God and we were so blessed to partake of his spirit. On Monday, Joseph was Grandpa's little helper as he fixed our gate in the backyard and planted tomato seeds. Thanks, Grandpa! Then, we rode the water taxi across the bay to have lunch downtown with Darren. Then we checked out Pike Place Market. We barbequed hamburgers for dinner and made smores over the coals for dessert.
Of course, Joseph is in love with his grandparents, but it was especially fun to see how much Justin loves them too! Thanks for the great visit, we love you!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

On the move

This is what Justin wants to be doing every waking moment these days.