Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Apparently Autumn

To those of you in Blogland who are enjoying balmy tropical climates (you KNOW who you are!), I am quite jealous of you- more so tonight than usual. We had snow and chilly temperatures clear until May this year. As if the late start on summer wasn't insult enough, we are on freeze warning tonight! It's the first day of September for crying out loud! I am not quite ready for it to get cold.


Oh well. Picture time!

Apparently drinking while dancing comes naturally to some. I can't even SIT and drink successfully, so he didn't get it from me!

Wyatt's first Wendy's Kids Meal. Chicken nuggets, fries and chocolate milk.
He was very happy.

He got a real kick out of dipping his fries and nuggies in the ranch. As I watched though, I realized he dipped the same fry about 8 times and just sucked off the ranch. Pretty soon he was just dipping his finger and sucking it off. Ranch addiction? THAT comes from me.

I wish you could hear the song he's singing in between bites. He is such a funny guy!

I didn't get the garden in until the end of May, so our tomatoes are just little and green still. We reeeally want them, so Lee covered up the plants to see if we can keep them from freezing.

Poor tiny green pumpkin peeking out before we batten down the hatches.

Lee laying cinder blocks over the edges of the tarp so it won't blow away!

Skeeter looks on while Lee finishes covering up the pumpkins and squash.
Nothing much to report other than me being crabby about the cold. Lee had the day off, and we spent it together- we hardly ever get to do that on weekdays, so it was very nice. He got new strings for his guitar today and played for the first time in quite a while. I think he's so cool!
I am awkward and bulky but am enjoying my little family and my busy job...I enjoy my messy house less, but someday I'll get to that, too.
The last few days when Wyatt wakes up, he'll start calling...for Skeeter. (Is it too much to ask for my son to call for Mommy?) I hear his little voice from the crib every morning, yelling the dog's name, and then he makes his version of a whistle. It ends up sounding like a really high pitched, squeaky "Woooo?" noise, and it makes me just laugh. "Dee-tah! Woooo? Dee-tah! Woooo?" over and over and over. I sure love that little guy. And that dog too, for that matter.
Jana is growing like she should, and we can't wait to get her. She has taken up Tae Bo lately, followed by about an hour of Pilates and Yoga. Usually after midnight. :)
And that's all. Hope you're all well and happy! Love and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!


Marianne said...

Wyatt makes me laugh. What a great little man! And just so you'll know, I was so close to hopping in the car today and running away to Rexburg. One of these days I'm gonna just show up on your porch in tears, bags in hand, looking for shelter. Will you let me in?

Melissa Durtschi said...

Rule #1 in parenting...There is never enough time or thank you's, but how sweet that Wyatt loves Skeeter so much. I love the kids meal pix. I LOVE reading your blog, it always makes me smile.
Many Thnx!!!

Amber said...

I hope for your sake your garden makes it...now I'm again trying to justify not planting one and telling myself it wouldn't have made it anyway, because we wouldn't have taken as good of care of it as you are to yours.

Haha, love that Wyatt yells for Skeeter in the morning!

Tyson and Emily said...

Melody, you are a great writer! Your blog is pretty entertaining to read. I'm glad that you guys take care of your garden...ours was devoured by grubs this year. Well, that and we're not the best growers out there anyway.

The Lindsey's said...

I'm so glad you found our blog! I've been wondering how you've been doing. I'm glad you're doing great and so excited for your little girl on the way! They're so much fun =). Wyatt is such a handsome guy! Kids are the best.

Lainie said...

SNOW??? Yikes!! Kendall and I started a tradition in Utah to make cookies and have cocoa on the first snow of the year. We don't get to do that too often here though. Maybe this year???? Good luck on the sweet garden - I hope it survives!