Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Little Playtime

We are already back in the groove of work and seems like vacations are never really long enough!

Lee is still working and enjoying his job, I am still working and wishing work weren't quite so hectic, Wyatt is busily engaged in all sorts of baby-work (stacking blocks, pushing the broom around, climbing the furniture, pulling all the wipes out of the box, etc.), Skeeter works to protect our home from strangers, other animals, and most insects, and Baby Jana is working on growing and kicking Mommy a little more each day.

Here's our pictures from the last couple of weeks:

Still smiling after 8 long hours in the car!

I am very, very glad that Wyatt has discovered the world of LOOKING INSIDE books, rather than the recently-departed world of THROWING books.

Lee is getting quite proficient at wake boarding and wake surfing- he's a pretty cool dude.

Wyatt's first time in a lake- the water was too chilly for swimming in his opinion, but wet sand turned out to be all the fun he needed.

Wyatt's cousin Ashleigh was great to play with him lots and lots- she climbed in the playpen and kept him very entertained while we waited for Daddy.

Here's why we were waiting. Poor Daddy. He took the jet ski out for a spin, and the battery died! So he sat there all alone and forlorn, drifting until someone could procure a boat to go tow him in. There he is just drifting along, waiting. I felt bad for him, but he said he really didn't mind.

Wyatt playing on the beach.

Call me silly and sentimental, but this picture makes me a little sad. I have always been aware that these sweet little spirits that come into my home are only mine for a short season, and then they'll be grown and have their own work to do. This picture just reminds me that before long he won't be a tiny baby looking out over the world, but a grown man with important things to accomplish with his life. I am so grateful that the gospel makes it possible to have Wyatt forever, but I'm also grateful for the time I have where he's just my tiny little Muffin Man.

All you have to do is point a camera at him and he'll cheese it up.

Cheese! This is only a small corner of the lake, it is huge and SO pretty!

Once he got over the wind in his face, Wyatt had a wonderful time on the boat- he was laughing and having so much fun.

I held one baby and Lee held the other (ha ha, mine was WAY easier to hold on to!), and we went for Wyatt's first tube ride.

The weather was perfect for outside playing- the very next day the high was only 60-something, so we got lucky!

The ill-fated jet ski strikes again! We thought it was all fixed, so Lee went to take his two nieces for a ride. They didn't get far before it broke down. Since it was much warmer than the other evening, and he figured they didn't want to sit around waiting (like he did), Lee heroically dove in and pushed it back to the dock!

It probably was a great workout.

They made it. Good job, Lee!

We got home to a yard overgrown and a pumpkin patch taking over the rest of the garden!

I put Skeeter in for reference- the plants are huge! I hope the pumpkins are huge, too. :)

Here's the raspberries. Funny story: I was trimming the shoots down (since they were growing up over the fence) while Wyatt was playing on the deck. He'd toddle over and I'd give him a raspberry, and then he'd head back out to play. This happened a few times, until I looked up and I didn't see him anywhere. I called for him, and in response I hear a little voice from the far right side of the bushes say, "YUM." I didn't see him sneak in the garden, but I went around the corner, and there's my boy, popping raspberries in as fast as he can with both hands. He was loving it! It was very cute, but the raspberry diapers later? Not so much.

I'm not exactly sure why dogs like to roll and swim in the grass, but I think it's hilarious.

Kaden came over for a little while the other night, and he and Wyatt had lots of fun. Here they're sharing some Froot Loops, but I was laughing at how comfy Kaden was...laying on the coffee table.

Cute, cute boys.

Another funny story: Kaden was just looking out the window, when all of a sudden he goes, "Da da!" I thought, "Oh his dad must here to get him." Several minutes pass and no dad, so maybe Kaden was just talking? Then the doorbell rings, and Kaden's dad is there, but he said he had to drive by a few times to find the right house. Kaden saw the right car drive past on the street and knew it was his dad! What a smart little guy!


marsh-tiff snedaker said...

Fun summer stuff! I can't believe Wyatt was so good in the car that long, that's so nice! Where are your belly pictures? ;)

Erin said...

That looks like so much fun! But we are glad to have you home, we missed you guys!

stephandty said...

Your pictures are super cute! When we went to Bear Lake I think I took like 2 pictures. After the trip I was like oops! Anyway...cute story about Kaden. I asked Ty how he did at your house and of course like a man he gave me a one word answer..."good"! Thank you so much again, and sorry about the short notice. And like I said, any time you need someone to watch Wyatt let me know.

Melissa Durtschi said...

I love the stories about Wyatt and Kaden. They are so priceless. Also, I really appreciated the insight on the picture of Wyatt walking away from you in the sand. Thats fantastic.

James and Marianne said...

That little Wyatt is so darn cute! Can't wait to see baby Jana. Looks like you've had a fun summer. Also, I agree- I want to see belly pics!

Karen said...

Have we learned nothing? Lee + Jet ski not a recipe for success :) Glad you're home. LOVE ALL THE PICS. Wyatt is a cutie.