Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunday After Christmas

Merry Christmas

We spent Christmas with the Sheffields (Ken's parents) in Kaysville, Utah. It was great to be with family and to celebrate the special Holiday. Luke got spoiled by his grandparents :) and Penny was just happy to be there. We are so grateful for our wonderful friends and family who helped make our Christams so special! And I am so thankful to Ken for giving me one of the greatest gifts I've ever received. It means so much to me, especially since you got it before I started begging :) I love you!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Curious George

On Luke's last day of preschool (for the sememster, he will start back up mid-jan.) he got a turn to take home curious George! In his class, each child gets a turn to take home a bag with curious george inside along with a journal to tell what you did with George and draw a picutre! When he got off the bus he was so excited carrying the bag and trying to tell me, "George! George!" So, in these picutres you can see all the fun times we had with curious George. At the end of the day Luke even prayed for George :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

To Infinity and Beyond!

This is Luke at our ward's Trunk or Treat. He was making tons of different silly faces and this is the one I caught on camera! He loved the candy and went around saying, "treat" "treat" instead of trick or treat.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Peanut Butter and Jam.

Luke was so determined yesterday to make a peanut butter and jam sandwich all by himself... so I let him. I did of course supervise. and he did a great job! don't you just love how much peanut butter he has on the one piece of bread and then with just a few scrapes of jam on the other! He was pretty proud of himself and his mommy was pretty proud too :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Little Luke

I know he's NOT little... but I need to be able to call him my little luke! The other day he wanted me to get the camera out saying, "picture, picture!" When I had it in hand, he started posing and smiling and just being too cute. So I started snapping away. Afterward, we looked at them together :)

He is such a sweet boy. In the morning, he comes and wakes me up (I'm usually on the couch because its a little more comfortable than the bed) and he gives me a big kiss! the other morning he pulled the blanket off me, saw my huge belly and said excitedly, "baby!" pointing at it. Then he gave my belly (the baby) a kiss :) I think he will like being a big brother!

Friday, September 24, 2010

33 weeks

I know I know I look like I'm ready to pop. Almost. I've got 7 weeks left. You know how you're supposed to look like you've got a basketball in your belly when you're pregnant. I look like I've got a rugby ball sticking straight out... Maybe she's in there with her fingers interlaced behind her head in my stomach area, and her ankles crossed legs straight out into my belly button area! I'm joking. I've started to get out some of Luke's little white receiving blankets (the long john kind) and washed them yesterday so they're nice and fresh :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Official Big Boy Bike Rider

After receiving he cool bike for his Birthday, Luke wasted no time in learning how to do things his own way! It only took a tiny bit of encouragement (that is all he would allow) from his dad to get him to try out the pedals and start riding! He is quite fast and daring. I've been taking him to the park. He will ride around and I will try to keep up (which is impossible), its how I get my excercise!

....Its a Coyote...

I have been debating whether or not to share this story, but decided to after sending it to Jesse Wayne. He said he laughed. [please note some details have been slightly embelished]
On our way back to Rexburg after visitng the folks in Washington, we stopped off at the Newell's in Bonners Ferry. The first night Payton was headed outside around bedtime. and I just kind of asked him, something like, "Oh, what are you doin?" and he was like, "I never sleep inside..." or something like that, so I was like, "ok cool." Anyway, I had no idea where he was sleeping but i knew it was outside. Then in the middle of the night i was laying there awake in aly's room, and all of the sudden I hear a dog barking. I didn't think much of it, I just thought it was their dog barking for... some reason. Then all of the sudden i heard a coyote howl, and it sounded like it was right outside the window. Ken was awake by now and neither of us had ever heard a coyote that close. While it's howling continued, all the sudden we hear payton who also sounded like he was right outside of our window say in an audible, calm, matter of fact tone, "its a coyote..... its a coyote" I thought this over in my mind for a while afterwards when the varmit was gone and everything was quiet again, and i had no idea why he said that.. especially the way he said it. I finally concluded that he was talking to the dog who i guess just needed to be reassured that it was just "...a coyote.... its a coyote" nothing like "stop barking riley!" or "don't worry he won't get ya" no, just a monotone "its a coyote" it still didn't make much sense to me but i tried my best to piece it together, eager to wake up in the morning and find out the real story. I eventually did, after hearing everyone else's theories. I thought it was funny that Ken only heard, "Coyote.... Coyote" no "its a." At first they were all sure that he was talking in his sleep, then they started to try to warm up to my idea of him calming down the dog, then payton swooped in and the real story was related thus: payton was sleeping out on the trampoline... which i found out was right outside our window. a coyote came by, started barking (so, poor riley was not even a part of the tale), aly yells out the window (from meg's room) "stop it riley" or something like that, and so in response to aly, payton informs her "...its a coyote..... its a ocyote" riely was in the garage the whole time. the wierdest part of this story is that I didn't even hear aly..... at all. and that... will forever remain a mystery. joking. But anyway even as I was laying in bed hearing the coyote, i laughed to myself and thought, what better place than at payton and aly's to hear for the first time up close, a real 'cateeyoh.' (When they were little, they were always worried about the cateeyohs getting them at night, especially when we would sleep outside.)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Little Artist

Luke got some watercolor paints from Scott, Amber and Charlotte for his Birthday. I barely showed him how to do it, dipping it in the water then in the paint and he grabbed the brush and painted away. He is quite the little artist! He spent all afternoon painting.

Happy Birthday Dear Luke!

Can you believe my baby boy turned 3? I can't! Well anyway, he did and it was a fun day! We found a little bike for him that he loves! We didn't put training wheels on because its so small we thought he could learn how to ride fairly easily on it. We played at the park all day. We spent time riding around trying out the new bike.He coasts on it keeping his balance by touching his feet on the ground every so often. He is very determined to teach himself how to ride on his own! He will not let us help him! He is so independent, and he's his own little man. He must be a sheffield or somehting :) Then we spent time getting wet at the spray park, and we even played at the playground. His Uncle James and Aunt Monica and Logan ("Jim" and "eeca" and "woggie" as he calls them) spoiled him and got him a cute little buzz lightyear costume! He loves it. He put it right on and started jumping around saying "ee ee on" (to infinity and beyond). Then we had ice cream and cake. I made the cake in three different bowls that are flat on the bottom. With runny green frosting... it looked rather frankenstein-esque.

Burbidge Family Reunion

Ok first of all, please note I have tons of pictures of our stay in Washington that I would love to share but... alas there are just too many! So I have chosen a few from our reunion. The first day was a birthday celebration for everyone. We played games, we took family pictures (in matching lime green shirts) and we even had a yummy costco birthday cake at the end of the day.

Friday the kids went to "camp happy" basically my parents took them for half of the day while we (adult siblings and spouses) went off and did our own thing. When we got back the kids put on a play for us! Where the wild things are. It was incredibly cute.

Saturday we spent the day at the beach. Eldon and Candy and the boys came too! It was wet and windy just like you would expect for Washington beach wheather, we had a blast!!

Happy Birthday Dear Kenneth!

It has been a while since my last post and I apologize for that. We have been making fun memories left and right this summer, and one of them was getting to visit my parents. While Luke and I were up there in Washington, Ken was home alone doing finals and finishing up the semester. I know sad, right? Before I left, I made some (good) meals that I left in the freezer for him. I tried to be a good wife but still I wasn't going to see him for 3 weeks! I had decided what I wanted to make him for his birthday, but I forgot the stuff for it at home. So, I called up my trusty cousin Aly who was still in Rexburg at the time and had her sneak into our bedroom, grab a huge sack of jeans, stuff them into a little box, and mail it to me in Washington! The day I received it, I got to work right away, cutting out squares and I sort of left a mess in the front room after working on it all night. The next morning I got the best surprise ever! Ken had driven all night to see us! My mom spotted him and frantically ran around trying to get denim squares and scraps out of sight. I only had a few days before his birthday but with help from my mom we were able to work on the quilt and keep it a surprise. He seemed to like it! For his birthday we went out to El Ranchon in good old Elma. I still think the sombrero was the best part. Then at home we had blackbottom cake and ice cream. Oh and I guess I should add that Ken turned 27.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Look What My Friend Amber Made

She made it for me!!!! I have always always wanted one, I'm so excited about it and it is SO cute too!

From The Outside