Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Things I've been Thankful for Lately

My wonderful husband and best friend
Priesthood blessings
Oliver being in church nursery
BBC for making great TV
A good therapist
Finally bonding with Ollie
My mom and Sarah, my favorite gal pals
Great in-laws
Family prayers
A messy house after a fun day
Pixar movies
Good books
Cooler weather
A good park without sand
A great house to live in
The smell of fresh baked pumpkin pie
Eating said pumpkin pie

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fire Pit and a Sheep

In the backyard of our awesome rental house is a fire pit. When we moved in, Brady I couldn't wait to use it. With the weather finally getting cooler, Brady decided that Saturday was the day to give it a try. We ate sloppy joes and french fries for dinner around the fire and roasted marshmallows and made s'mores. It was fun and relaxing. Sadly Ollie didn't care too much for any of this and just wandered around until he got cranky. He just wanted to go inside and read books, silly book worm.
Mad scouting skills
Mmmm. S'mores.
In our new ward, the news of Brady's video skills has already spread. He was recruited to help film and edit a video for the ward Christmas party, a reenactment of the nativity done by the nursery and sunbeams. Sunday was film day, it was a little nutso when the nursery kids joined in as the angels and sheep. I won't be able to post the finished video since other peoples young kids are stars of it but here are a couple of pictures of Oliver as a sheep.

He wouldn't wear the full costume but he would wear the hat. The leaders were taking what they could get.

The two seconds that Ollie actually sat still. He was one of the worst kids, just running around everywhere.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Book Worm

I don't know why, but Oliver has become obsessed with reading lately. He has always liked books and they have always been his favorite "toy", but this past week or two, he's been asking to be read to like 20 times a day. That's a lot.

His current favorites are "Green Eggs and Ham" (about 5 times a day), "Hop on Pop" (about 3 times a day), "Go, Dog. Go!" and "Cowardly Clyde". I really enjoy reading to him so this is great fun for me.

And just for fun, here is a sketch I did of Ollie today during church.