Mark and I have started a book recounting our top Ensenada memories. These are done in Marks distinctive drawing style. I get a really creative birthday card every year done in this scribbley style--which I look forward to so much. Anyway, here are the first 3. If you have any top memory suggestions just leave a comment.
This one is SEASICK while deep sea fishing.
Last year at La Bufadora Mark got bombarded by a street vendor selling this coconut drink. Mark got flustered and didn't know what to say. So, SAWDEE, SAWDEE were the words coming out of his mouth. You know like sorry with a Mexican accent. You could see the conflict in his mind, not wanting to be rude but trying to get out of there.
Who could forget when Marlene encountered a naked man on the beach. I believe she started talking to him but then realized too late that he was naked. Awkward.
The only reason I am posting tonight is so my parents have something new to look at of our family on Christmas since we were unable to make it to AZ this year. So Mom and Dad...I hope you have a wonderful Christmas even though your favorite family is not there. Actually, we all know the truth... everyone is breathing a sigh of relief from not having to deal with me and my HUMBUGH! this year.
Thomas is such a happy baby. Nothing seems to bother him too much. His brother Truman likes to pound on him all day a poked eye here, pulled hair, a blow to the face...Thomas just fights back with his own pulling of hair or hitting. I can NEVER leave those two alone. Anyway, today I put my glasses on Thomas and I expected him to swat at them and rip them right off. Nope, instead he just beamed and beamed looking back and forth between Mark and I. Its almost like he thought he was so funny.
Sunday I tried my best to take a picture before church but Truman would not stand still as you can see and it took 5 minutes to convince tag to walk 5 steps to where the girls were. Tag dislikes taking pictures VERY much.
This is the saddest thing you have ever seen. Thomas had been sick and gooey in the eyes, so he woke up with his eyes sealed shut. I don't think he knows what is going on. Don't worry, immediately after this I wiped his eyes with a wet washcloth and he was fine:)
Christmas story time with Daddy.
Peek a boo
Tag and I had a blast with this remote contolled car/airplane. He is loving this gift.
What a summer! We moved at the end of June from Provo to Pleasant Grove. Now we have a backyard, FENCED backyard complete with playset and trampoline. Too bad Truman still screams at the front door because he wants the freedom of the front, not the confines of the back. During the move I don't think I sweat so much in my life. I went through about 80 gatorades, Ok true number is probably 15.
Then, a week later we drove to MEXICO. My favorite place in the world. And yes, I am pretty sure I will move there someday. If not next year :)
The old tire swing, off the beaten path.
Of course, La Boof
Thomas has sure grown this summer.
Thomas P. with Thomas E. I told you they look alike.
Uncle Sky with Parker and Thomas.
I was able to render this drawing of Truman in the car in my spare time. One of my best yet.
"Rire urk" Anticipating the Fire works at the owls game. We now can't go outside at night without hearing a thousand times "Rire urk, Rire urk"
Thomas' favorite place is nestled into Mark's armpit.
Although Tai does not look happy at this moment (bad timing on the picture) it truly was the happiest moment I saw from her all year. Christmas in August when my mom sent up clothes and shoes for school.
Tag's first day of Kindergarden. He couldn't be cuter...
Can this guy be any cuter??
Free garage sell jacket. Now he just needs a bow tie.
For Fathers Day we packed a dinner and headed to the "mountains". We had a very enjoyable time with the perfect weather and a nice walk observing the beautiful landscape. I brought the hunky camera and actually got a couple decent shots at least for my standards.
I think it might be time to turn in the old flip phone and get a phone with a decent camera so I can document our life a little easier. Right now I have to get out the big camera from its case and go to where ever we are to take a picture. If we ever go anywhere do I really want to lug around the big camera in its big case with all the other stuff I have to carry? Absolutely not. So, my documentation has suffered and now my kids will never know what there childhood was really like.
Here are some recent photos. Not of our fun trip to New Mexico to visit Mikelle and her family, no photos of that. Just some pics when the kids were in the same room as the camera.
Thomas is now 6 weeks old.
This is about 2 weeks ago so middle of May. Above he looks like Thomas E. Wright. Ha, Ha.
We feel so blessed in our life right now. It is truly wonderful to have this sweet spirit in our home. I love having a newborn. It hasn't always been this way. I have definitely grown into motherhood. But I can say I am enjoying my children immensely right now.
Thomas was blessed by his dad yesterday. It was a very special blessing and took us by surprise. He looked so cute in his blessing outfit.
Saturday we went to the Tulip Festival. I have to say I like this place more than Disneyland. There are beautiful tulips of amazing color everywhere. Rolling hills, small streams, ponds, huge waterfalls, amazing gardens. Tai was in heaven. The family loved it! Perfect weather made it the perfect experience.