Monday, April 13, 2009

we got robbed

carter had his first easter! we colored eggs on saturday and went to the park to play catch and hit softballs. we hit grounders and fly balls for the other to field, for as long as carter would sit quietly in his stroller (not that long). but after ward i told tyrell that i could not believe how slow i had become (this reality was manifested by my inability to get under any fly balls that were not hit directly to me). he confirmed that "yep, you are pretty slow." well, i suppose this honest statement should be motivation to stop eating the moose tracks and rice crispy treats and start getting some strength and stamina back.

on sunday, the easter bunny found us and we also went to our friends house for easter dinner. i had the assignment to make salad and a dessert. so i made the salad and decided to make chocolate covered brownies for dessert. i made the brownies and once they were done baking, i needed them to cool. since it was 40 degrees outside, i decided to put it out on the ledge by our front door. when i went back to check on them, i found that i was being robbed. and i caught them red handed. i opened the door, he paused with a piece of brownie in his mouth, we made eye contact, and he and his little feathered accomplice ran for it. well... at least i got a good look at him, and i think i could pick him out of a line-up if i had to. i suppose it is just another lesson learned the hard way; squirrels can not be trusted. so much for easter brownies.

carter has been working on a few skills lately. his piano lessons with mom are coming along nicely. and most importantly, his circus routine with dad is nearing perfection. watch out barnum and bailey.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Several down- a few more to go!
I've done the items in bold
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars-out on ben's land (at least that is whose i thought it was) by lyman lake with the scary abandoned house.
3. Played in a band - i was always the last chair in middle school, i played the claironet and saxophone, all my friends played the trumpet
4. Visited Hawaii- my favorite vacation ever, Gina and i had a great time
5. Watched a meteor shower- at lake powell, atop a house boat, with my then adorable boyfriend, tyrell.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a Praying Mantis
10. Sang a solo- several, all of which have been emotioanlly scaring, and i have since sworn to never do it again.
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning- luckily... no
17. Been to the Statue of Liberty- well i stood on the shore to see it.. we didn't have time to go in.
18. Grown your own vegetables- indirectly with my family and this year we are going to have a garden in our back yard
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on a train- when we went to spain
21. Had a pillow fight- ammon used to always smash the pillow into the bottom of the pillow case, so that it was hard and hurt when he hit you. jerk :)
22. Hitch hiked- that is how gina and i got around oahu... it was awesome and we didn't even get killed
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill- i like to call it a personal day
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping- in ithaca NY... lindy made me do it...
27. Run a Marathon- no thank you
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - only at Gany Ranch
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run- well i don't think it was my hit that made the home run. it was the series of errors by the other team... but i'll take it.
32. Been on a cruise - no but i almost did once
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person- they were beautiful, but the trip was a disaster (reference previous blogs for details)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors- uh, my grandpa was born in nutrioso and i have been there... does that count?
35. Seen an Amish community- we went to intercourse
36. Taught yourself a new language- pig latin?
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing - i took a class for about 2 weeks; didn't love it. i suppose we only ever climbed in the gym, perhaps it is more fun outside.
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke-only in front of lisa steadman.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing- in the cook islands and mexico
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud - four wheeling after a good rain was so much fun
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business- no but my husband would love to do this... i think it is scary
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies- if i did i am pretty sure all the thin mints would have never made it for sale
62. Gone whale watching- well we saw some whales while we were deep sea fishing
63. Got flowers for no reason- but not nearly enough :)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Tied a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone - i am going to count my teeth
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - chris hower might still have my claw marks on his chest
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car- i am pretty sure tyrell will never let this happen :)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating- i couldn't bring myself to actually cut off the chicken's head but i did de-feather and gut it. it's the same with the fish, my dad has to hit them over the head with his pliers and then i can clean them. i would rather just be an accomplice.
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life - i saved carter from a basketball heading toward his face...
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee- in the middle school lunch room.
100. Visited Italy