Friday, February 26, 2010


Just a little business to take care of...

1. My very first ever post has been featured on Tip Junkie!  Check out Amos' room here.  Its #12.  You can also visit the post on The Charmed Home.

2. Remember this?  The deadline for the lower registration fee that was going to end Sunday has been extended to March 15th! Who's with me???

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Heber Creeper

In an effort to break my current blogging once a week habit here's a second post for this week!:

Last Saturday we took Amos (and Maggie) to ride on a train!  We kept it a secret until we got there, mostly because I didn't want him to get too anxious about it.  When we pulled up to the train depot and he saw all the trains, he was pretty excited.  My sister, Anna, was visiting, and came with us too.

While we waited to board the train we took a couple pictures:

Once on the train, Amos was pretty excited when we started to move.  After we'd been moving for a while I think he'd forget he was on a train, because every time our whistle would blow, he'd get excited all over again.

The kids loved having Nanny Anna with us:

We really liked the train, and I think it'll be an annual tradition, unless we can go more, and then we'll do that.

Last Friday...

...was a good day.

Monday, February 15, 2010

3-Day Weekend

We had an adventure today!  After being so sick all weekend, I couldn't force Eric and the kids to stay inside with me for one more minute, so even though the weather was crummy, we headed up to Thanksgiving Point to check it out.  We've only been there to eat before, and we were pleasantly surprised by all the fun things for kids to do.

We started out at Farm Country, where my favorite thing ever happened:

That look Maggie gave the llama is priceless!  What she doesn't know is that it was her Dada's fault.

They have some miniature buildings for playing in, which include Miss Kitty's Dance Studio and a jail:

They also have a farm area where the kids can plant, harvest, and then send their food to market.  The kids loved it.  Amos was a huge fan of the conveyor belt truck that took his food to market.  He would drop his food off on the belt and then run to the other end to collect it again:





They even have pony rides at Farm Country, but neither of our kids were up for it =(

After Farm Country, we headed to the Dinosaur Museum.  It was too busy to take many pictures (which I am sure you're all grateful for at this point, if you're even still reading), so here's what I've got from the quarry:

Amos proved to be a sand thrower, which is no real surprise.

So, does one really long post make up for a week of not posting?  No?  Ok.  Fair enough.  No promises that I am going to get any better for the next little while though...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I think its so fitting Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Oh, I've been a terrible blogger!  The simple truth: the Little People are running me ragged.  We have had a couple of the hardest, yet most rewarding, weeks together these past couple weeks.  Life seems to have become a smiling blur.

Amos and Maggie are so challenging, but they are so sweet at the same time.  We have been teaching Amos about prayer, er, well, we've been teaching for a while, but he's just starting to catch on.  Anyway, I swear just when I am about to lose it because he's done something awful/destructive, I'll catch him with his arms folded, his head bowed mumbling.  His prayers go something like this: "Mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble, AMEN!"

Maggie has become her brother's sidekick.  They are quite the duo, and I am afraid the combination of her brains and his brawn, and well, they're going to be tough to stop.

In case you're thinking, "wow! Maggie eats whole carrots," she does not.  Her brother gave it to her.  He doesn't eat them either.  He just knows how to open the fridge and finds the produce drawer particularly fascinating.

And, when the world runs out of clean water, please know that the Horne children and their incessant need to shower are probably entirely to blame:

Sheesh!  Save some for the fish...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Maggie's "First" Word

Poor Maggie started to talk and none of us even noticed.  She now says, "Dada" "Nana" (banana) and "Baby."

Here is "Baby" for your viewing pleasure:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Another Weekend Come and Gone

Last weekend was AWESOME.  I texted/facebook messaged Anna begging for help, and thankfully, it didn't take much convincing to get her to come down here.  We definitely couldn't have gotten everything we needed to done without her this weekend, so thanks to Anna!

We're off to a solid start here this week too.  Aside from asking for Anna all day, Amos has been a camera hog who can never have enough pictures of his (STINKY!) feet. 

Happy Monday everyone!