Sunday, May 27, 2012

Church Stuff

Back in April I was in charge of our Ward's Roadshow. It was fun. The youth were a handful but they did a good job and it filled a theatre itch that I have had for sometime. We did a Dating Game themed show put in time of the Bible. I found a way to be in the show. 

 A few weeks later we had the Mormon Helping Hands Day and went to a local park to do some work. 
We worked hard and took pictures of it.  
Girl Power 
Roan taking a is hard work being cute. 

Feeding the Ducks

Last Sunday we went and fed the ducks at a local pond and sang "Feed The Birds" from Mary Poppins. Here is what happened....
This Duck was mean. I called him Gizzer as he reminded me of all the crazy old men I have known in my life. This duck breathed loud, limped, wagged his tail, and bit those who weren't paying attention to him.  
Stacey's girls were adorable 
 The boys talked cameras and swarmed us with photographs like the Paparazzi
 The Dads
 The Mom's
Dane and Roan just hanging around

Mother's Day

Mother's Day this year was absolutely fabulous. It was my first official Mother's Day. I told Lars not to make a huge fuss about it and that all I wanted to do was be together as a family. That is exactly what I got and it was awesome. The entire weekend was themed, "What Does Mom Want To Do Now?".

ate at Arbys
slept in on Saturday
ate at Pink's
walked Downtown Disney
took pictures at the Lego store
bought new sunglasses
walked the Mall and shopped
ate Cinnabon
relaxed and watched a few movies
ate BBQ
went to church
hung out with our neighbors and got cooked breakfast for lunch by our husbands
Google Chatted with the in laws
talked to my parents on the phone

In between all that I got showered with kisses and hugs from Lars and Roan. Roan was the most playful and happiest yet. He must have known it was my special day. I loved it all and it felt wonderful to be appreciated. Mommyhood is awesome and tough. This early stage of motherhood has given me a realization of what my Mom really did/does for me. Thanks MOM! I love you and aspire to be just as awesome as you are. :)

 Seriously though, who cannot just love being this kids Mom. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Funny faces

Sometimes this kid makes the funniest faces

fine be that way
I am so cool

Thursday, May 10, 2012

People Let Me Tell You...

People let me tell you 'bout my best friend, 
He's a warm hearted person who'll love me till the end. 
People let me tell you bout my best friend, 
He's a one boy cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy. 
People let me tell you 'bout him he's so much fun 
Whether we're talkin' man to man or whether we're talking son to son.  
Cause he's my best friend. 
 Yes he's my best friend. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May the 4th Be With You

We had fun this May 4th 
Our husbands couldn't have been prouder 
The boys loved the shirts and initiated them with their drool.

Happy Star Wars Day!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Movie Experience

I miss going to the movies every weekend. This is something Lars and I did often. I am not saying that Roan is the reason that we don't go. Right now we don't go because of a combination of  not having the time and the money and then making the effort to find a babysitter. I feel like I have been disconnected from the movie world the last 4 months, for good reasons though. I guess I just miss this activity that we did as a couple. I used to read up on movies and watch trailers to pump myself up for what is too come. I knew about every movie coming out from the blockbusters to the super lame movies. Typically January and February are dry months for good movies to come out so I don't think I missed much as I was really disconnected from everything around that time. But lately I feel like I have no idea what is going on in the world because I don't know what came out that weekend in the Theatres. Silly right. The other day I saw that a movie was out now that I remember seeing the preview for 6 months ago. At that time I said I totally want to see that. Now it is out and I had no idea it even hit Theatres. 

I still keep up at movies at home through Hulu and Netflicks. We still have fun as a family watching movies. Though the dynamics have changed some. Most of the time during a movie I am either playing or feeding Roan. Lars is so good to tell me what is happening in the movie when I am unable to pay attention. Sometimes Roan is really good at playing by himself so I am able to enjoy the movie, other times he is not and that is okay. I feel bad at times when I am holding him and we are watching an intense or scary movie and I get startled and jump and then he jumps. 

I think I am ready to get back into the swing of things and enjoy the movie experience again. Roan is getting older and I am getting more comfortable with leaving him with a sitter. When he is old enough he will join Lars and I on our movie outings so he too can enjoy the movie experience that I love so much. 

I love the smell of the popcorn, 
getting to my seat early just so I can watch the screen scroll 
through the premovie trivia and useless movie facts,
feeling like I am a regular at our Regel location 
because the old lady that takes our tickets smiles and chats with me. 
Then loving or hating the movie we watch, either way I am entertained and taken to another time and place through the action, romance, or story that unfolds in front of me. 

That is what I love about going to the movies. Sure watching movies at home is inexpensive and fun but there are some movies that are Theatre worthy, and it is those movies, and sometimes more that I don't just want to see but experience! 


Lars and I are going on a special date tonight to have dinner and see this movie. We seriously booked a babysitter a few months in advance for this. I am so excited! Not just to see this movie, but also to get out and enjoy the experience of going to the movies.