Thursday, June 28, 2007

Right around bed time, little miss Maddie starts to put on a show. This is how she lets us know that she's not even a little bit tired, see - she can move everypart of her body all at once - so no, it's not time for bed - look, she's totally and completely awake - in fact she's so awake that we should probably have a party for our energetic, totally alert, super crazy dancing child.
I totally fall for it, and let her stay up.

from makopp47

Monday, June 25, 2007

Journalism at it's Best

This is a really tragic story. Almost as tragic, is the coverage of this story. I realize that great quotes help to relate the story - but really? Sound effects? I'd like to know how the journalist figured out how to spell that noise. Maybe this should have been one of those times when eyewitness accounts should NOT have been included.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Untitled from makopp47 on Vimeo

Jude thinks Madelyn is hilarious. Maddie was a bit upset yesterday when Stef's baby didn't have the same reaction to her obnoxious scream. Tough Crowd, sorry Maddie.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Filling the Void

We've had a few major events occur over the last couple of months. Here are the things that - unless you live with us - you missed. You may not have realized that you missed them, but let's be honest, you knew you were missing something.

First and foremost - Mrs. Stefanie Farnsworth is a MOM!!! I'm going to hijack a picture from Nate's (Stef's husband and Rob's BFF)blog. I hope that he's not one of THOSE people who will freak out. And yes, I enjoy using the term BFF for my husband and Nate. Maybe I should buy them matching charm bracelets. Anyway, here she is - Miss Alice Farnsworth. I love this child.

Second, Madelyn started sleeping in her "big girl bed" in March.

Third, Jude started eating solids. Here he is "enjoying" peaches. Madelyn has also decided that she likes baby food. She now eats applesauce, rice cereal, and peaches. That's, what - eighteen months late? But I always say - better late, than later.

And last but not least - Madelyn has learned to share. Well, I take that back. Madelyn has ALWAYS been really good at sharing, but now she's learning to share with Jude. He seems to appreciate it just as much as we do.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Visit from G-Pa

My dad came out last weekend to see Madelyn and meet Jude for the first time. Good times had by all. Thanks for the visit Dad! Madelyn used to run to the front door yelling, "DADA!!" But today, she ran yelling, "G-PA!"

But it's okay - she was still excited to see Rob and show him all of the things she had placed in our bathroom sink.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Shiver Me Timbers

Water from makopp47 on Vimeo

Rob's parents bought a BEAST of a waterslide for all of the grandkids to play on. At first Madelyn was less than thrilled by the ice cold hose water - but she eventually fell in love. So much so, that she is now obsessed with reliving her experience through the pictures and videos on our computer. She throws at least one fit a day where she points at the computer and cries,"Water?? Water?"

Friday, June 01, 2007


Yesterday was the last day of school for all of the Utah kids. For the next three months I will be living with backround noise that is comparable to a deafaning afternoon at Chuck E Cheese's. I'm not complaining (too much) I LOVE summer, and can appreciate the joy that these kids feel running from the last day of school. But the first morning of Summer Break is the first day that I get the old pit in the stomach that once was filled with Culver. For those of you who have NO idea what I'm talking about, this is the place that I spent every summer at for most of my life. I was a camper for six years, and a sailing instructor for three years. It is the place that I made some of my closest-lifelong friends, who I can almost guarantee, are currently experiencing the same longing that I am. I miss WATER! I miss being on the lake all day long, only to go late night swimming. I miss root beer floats with my dad, and long drives around the lake in the Wrangler. (Lets not even START on how much Summer makes me miss my Jeep). I miss waking up at 7, and riding my bike to work. I miss the silly tan line that my Tevas would leave on my feet after a long summer in the sun. Everyone always says "Culver gets in your blood." So true. I miss it dearly - but as much as I miss it, I wouldn't give up the fun I can have this summer with my husband, kids, and Stefanie. It's going to be a summer of kiddie pools, lunches, and porch swings. I'm excited. But to all of my Culver friends that follow this blog - just know that I miss you! Here are a few pictures for reminiscing.

This is the lake that I learned to sail on, and the builing where I taught it.

This was my favorite boat to teach the kids on:

But this was the coolest boat that we had: