Sunday, October 28, 2007

To Infinity....

This year, when I asked Mason what he wanted to be for Halloween, I guess I forgot to mention that you do not have to be the same thing every year. So, he thought about it for a minute and said "Buzz Lightyear! I have a Buzz Lightyear costume!" He was so excited at the prospect of digging out the Buzz costume that nothing else crossed his mind. Perfect. So, we have year two of Buzz Lightyear and Cowboy Woody. And we are ALL delighted about it!

Just to note: When Matt asks the boys to smile he gets this:

When I ask the boys to smile, I get this:

I think it might be a conspiracy.

Ride the Pony

Last weekend was just too nice to not get out for a walk with the kids. With the kids on their bikes, we walked a little ways to this fun playground. As soon as this horse was discovered, all other forms of recreation were forgotten.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Well, the Cat's out of the Bag

We will be "Lyman, party of four" no longer. Come April 2008, we will welcome a new little Lyman into our family. And no, we are not getting a cat.

Monday, October 8, 2007

A Pie Baking Kind of Day

My two assistant bakers and I spent a good part of the day yesterday baking pies. After one failed attempt (not pictured) we ended up with two rather tasty pies to take to some friends house for dessert.

My trusty assistant bakers!

Friday, October 5, 2007


Last night I went in to check on the kids before I went to bed. I also like to wake Mason up so he can go to the bathroom. This is what I found when I went into their bedroom:

One happily sleeping boy in his bed.

And one boy Missing in Action.

Upon closer investigation, I discovered these:

I looked a little farther under the bed and found this: another happily
sleeping boy...under his brothers bed.

While I tried to gently coax Oliver out from under the bed without startling him so that he jumps up and bangs his head, I woke Mason up and sent him out to the bathroom. I got Oliver all tucked into his bed and waited for Mason to come back in to go back to bed. After a few minutes, I got suspicious of how long it was taking him to go to the bathroom. I went to get him and I found this:

I just love it when they are so tired that they will fall asleep anywhere.
That means they had a good day. And that makes me happy.

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Good Samaritan

Today, I picked Mason up from pre-school. His teacher pulled me aside to tell me that he got very frustrated when she didn't know the story of the Good Samaritan. Apparently, he was trying to tell her the story and forgot part of it. He wanted her to finish it for him and she could not. He finally just shouted, "You have to be nice to EVERYONE!!". And that was that. All I could do was chuckle. I am guessing that bible stories are not part of the curriculum at school. Fortunately they are part of the curriculum in primary. Thanks to Sister Meyerson for being an awesome primary teacher!

Power Trip

Thanks to Matt for clearing his schedule this weekend so that I could go see my grandma in CA. It was the quickest trip of all time. Flew out on Saturday, back on Sunday. It was also wonderful.
Now, back to the grind. There will be some serious grocery shopping and house cleaning going on this week. Wish me luck!