Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fashion Statement!

Rafe was setting a new fashion statement. Diaper and Lightning McQueen shoes. Silly Little Bean Head.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Day Weekend.

Well, it's been a nice long weekend with Ryan so we took advantage of that. Saturday we had such nice weather that we decided to pack up a lunch and take a walk in a really nice neighborhood in Parker. We looked at so many nice homes and there were a few for sale that were 6.2 million + dollars. These houses were huge and we had a really nice walk together with Rafe. Then after that we went for a drive to Castle Rock while Rafe napped in the car. He fell asleep eating his Cheetos. His hand was still in the bag. It was so funny.

Then today we went to the Denver Zoo. It was even nicer weather then Saturday. It was in the 60's and so nice to be outside enjoying it. Rafe loved the Zoo and especially the Zebras. We call them striped Ahsti's because he calls all horses Ahsti (one of my mom's horses). It was a great day and we had so much fun at the Zoo.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fun over the Break!

The day after Christmas we left to go to Utah for a visit. The flight was a rough one for me. I was very sick on the way to the airport and felt like I was going to lose it at any second. Every smell was getting to me and I was able to wait until we got to our gate. Once there I ran to the bathroom and vomited. After that, I felt much better but once we got on the plane....it hit me again and I couldn't get up because we were taking off. There was so much turbulence because we were flying into a storm that once it started I grabbed my barf bag and lost it. I can now say I know someone that has had to use a barf bag on an airplane.....Me! It was pretty embarrassing but thank goodness it was noisy because no one heard me. Ryan couldn't even hear me. I was miserable for 24 hours but then was much better. It was great to see my family and be with them. While we were there we were able to see some of our dear friends that we love and miss so much! We had a great time. Rafe got to ride on the tractor with Pa and plow lots of snow with him. He even fell asleep on the tractor. We had such a fun time and it was a great break for both of us. I have been very spoiled these past 5 months. I have been able to see my family each month since September. We have been lucky enough to find some cheap airfare and Rafe is still free so we've been taking advantage of that. From this point on, it will be few and far in between with my visits to my family. But Rafe and I have been blessed to see them as much as we have.
Ryan started school this past Monday and so far so good. So now it's back to the grind. I am so extremely proud of him and his hard work. He is doing a great job in school and has balanced his time very well to be able to spend time with Rafe and I. He is an amazing man and I am so lucky and blessed to have him in my life.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Christmas Eve we had a nice time. We had some friends over and had yummy finger foods and played games until it was time to get ready for Santa to come. After they left we had Rafe open his Christmas pajamas. Rafe got Super Hero jammies and he loves them. Once we got him all ready for bed we read the Nativity story from the scriptures and then it was time for bed. Christmas morning about 7am we heard from the family room, "Mama, TRACTOR!" We got out of bed and went in to see what Santa had brought Rafe. It was his very own tractor that he could ride. He was sitting on it in the tree because it was so close to the tree. He was so excited!! He got so many neat things from Santa, Mom and Dad, and from other family members. He got giant building blocks, lots of puzzles and books, a race track with cars, a space backpack, lots of clothes, and CANDY from his stocking. He had so much fun playing with all of his toys. He would put them in the scoop and/or trailer of his tractor and haul them all over the house. It was so fun to watch him. His nap was so short because he was so excited to play with his toys. Ahh Christmas as a kid.....what great times.