Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Witches and I

Hyrum and I had fun today going to Gardner Village to see the witches. We went on the scavenger hunt and got a free cookie for finding all the witches. We went with our friend Brisa from Mexico and her son Luke. I love how my belly looks like a spare tire.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Our fun and tiring past few days.

Often times I feel like such a slacker Mormon mom. I don't take Hyrum to do as many fun things as other moms seem to. So this week I've been doing super great! I suppose it helps that it is fall and there are so many fun things to do. First, mom and I took Hyrum to the Pumpkin Patch to pick a pumpkin. He loved riding in the wagon more than anything, but it made for a cute picture. Then I took him to the Library for a Halloween craft and spooky stories. Yesterday we went to the zoo with Kim, Alina, and Danielle and their children. And finally, today we went to little hauntings at This Is The Place Park with the same group of cousins. Hyrum dressed up in his tiger costume and we hoofed it from building to building, doing little Halloween crafts and trick or treating. He got to ride on three trains and a hayride. He could have had a pony ride but I didn't think he'd like it all that much. We got home each day around four. Not our usual schedule! So although naptime was severely hindered, he had a good attitude and we got some good photos out of it all. Once October is over, however, I'm happily going back to slacker mom. My feet hurt!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My niece and nephews

This charming picture was taken in Ohio when I went to visit Mark, Britta, and baby Melvin. Isn't he so adorable? I can't believe how big he is getting. I recently looked a pictures of Henry and Natalie, and they are so different from when I last saw them it is almost scary! I didn't recognize Henry at all, and Natalie looks nothing like a toddler.... just like a beautiful little girl. It is hard to believe that these children grew out of tiny little bundles. But it sure is fun to be an aunt, and I can't wait to see everyone again.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bathtime and Tantrums

Desperate to be in this picture, I was able to get my snake hair and nose hair nicely profiled. What a gorgeous mother! Luckily, Hyrum seems to like me most of the time. However, I am beginning to fear that my sweet little boy is morphing into a monster. He has begun to throw ridiculous tantrums. Perhaps I am hard on him, because I have seen much more rotten little children, but the other day when he lost it in public I was so embarrassed. And just yesterday, he literally rolled around on the floor screaming and crying. I tried not to laugh, but failed. Did we really look that stupid as toddlers? So what is one to do with tantrums? Everyone has their opinion, but what really works? I'm not sure how to tame that tantrum beast, so in the meantime I guess I'll try to tame my crazy bodily hair.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Would a Roper by any name really be as sweet?

So here I am, in the middle of a name dilemma. I for the life of me cannot decide if I want to pursue changing both my name and that of my children to Roper. While it is true I have never felt like much of an Andreasen, I can't decide what would be best for the kids. I want to have the same name as my children. That is really important to me. And what may be right for someone else might not be right for us. So what should a woman do? Is the hassle of changing my name as well as Hyrum's too much? Or will it be worth it in the end to have all of us identify with a family that wants and loves us? I would appreciate any feedback. And in the meantime, here is a cute picture of Hyrum.

My First Ever Car

Here she is! My first ever car! A gorgeous sageish green color, this 2006 Chevy Malibu has become my fast friend. She is classy and clean (yes, I keep her in as good of condition as any Roper should) and reliable. I don't have a name for her yet, so let me know of any suggestions. :) I think her name should somehow represent freedom or liberty... But yes, here she is. My good friend.