Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fountain Fun!

Carter loves water. In this respect, he is so my child. Denise, his other grandma who lives here, which Carter calls Nise, and I went to the Santan Village, an outside mall. They have the jumping fountains that you can play in. Well since its still so hot, we went yesterday and Carter thinks its just the best thing ever. For anyone who hasn't heard me talk about Denise, well she is pretty much the most amazing person I have ever met. Her and her family are so thoughtful and loving. I've never met a more incredible family.

Goodbye Summer....well not yet....

It's September 24th and still reaching the triple digits. At least its the low 100's. There really hasn't been too much going on these days. I just have a few pics from the month. Carter likes to get the oven mits out and put them on like shoes. This kid seriously has a shoe fetish.

We went to our Ward Camp Out at Sharp Creek. The crappy thing about living here, if you want to go to the mountains to camp, you have to drive like 2 hours. Oh well, the temperature is cooler there. I actually slept in a tent, and I was reminded of why I don't like to. Even though we had an air mattress, it got so cold in the night that it went flat and we were freezing because the kids slept on the sleeping bags for their beds. They were nice and comfy, Ben and I not so much. Next time, if there ever is one, they can sleep on the ground. Just kidding, I'm not that mean!

Carter also is obsessed with the IPOD and I'm grateful they exist!
It's come in handy lately.

Pretty much all the odd and crazy pics of Carter are things he does himself. Here's a few examples:
He likes to climb into the dryer or stick toys and what not in it.

Yeah, I'm not lying about this one. He thinks he can use a computer. Occasionally I'll find him trying to use the mouse, this time he added the headphones. He is so gay!

This one is at Peter Piper Pizza. He was out of control climbing on all the games/toys.

It's great to be 8!

Mollie turned 8 on September 20. 8? I swear it was 13. She acts very grown up for 8. She went to Build-A-Bear with her best friend Emily then we all got together for pizza at Peter Piper Pizza, it's the pizza people pick. She was very excited to get her gifts. They're all we've heard about the whole month before. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOLLIE!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Which Princess are you?

You Are Ariel!
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Headstrong and fiesty. You have a mind of your own that's full of romantic dreams about the world around you. Exploring exotic places is your ultimate dream, and although you can be a little naive you'll realize that there is something to be gained from your family's wisdom.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Trip to Utah!

I drove up to Utah on Saturday, August 23rd. It was a long drive, but Carter did pretty good. On Sunday he touched my mom's flat iron and burned his finger. Then later that day, when family was all there, he scratched his arm. Pretty bad too. He didn't cry about it so nobody knew anything had happened. He also pulled off the handle on my mom's china hutch. Welcome home Carter! It's classic.

This is how Carter was sleeping that night we got there. He wasn't tired or anything!

Here is Carter and "Nanath"(is what Carter calls him) playing in the backyard. Now that they're finally old enough to play with each other, we have to live in another state:(

I spent the week just hanging out and going through the rest of the crap I left. On Wednesday we had a Girl's Night Out. We saw the new Sister Missionary movie, Errand of Angels. It was a cute Mormon movie. Then we ate at Spaghetti Mama's. Yummy food!

On Friday, Ben flew out. I was glad not to have to drive home alone. We celebrated my Grandma Skousen's 90th Birthday that night. Ben got to meet some more of my extended Skousen family. There's only about a million of us!

On Saturday, thanks to BIL, Sam, we got to go to the BYU game. Melissa and I learned that it is basically impossible to bring kids to a game. I didn't even know that Iowa had scored and that the quarterback was injured and the game was stalled for about 5 minutes. We were so distracted. But it was still fun. I haven't been to a game in 2 years!

We spent some time with Ben's family on Sunday. It was good to see them as well. We got a disc of wedding pics from Ben's dad. The first I've seen other than the 5 on the internet!
We drove home on Labor Day. It was about 60 degrees and raining when we left at 10:30. We got home around 9PM and it was 95 degrees. I'll miss the Fall weather! But in December, ask me again how much I like AZ weather!

Big Surf

I forgot to post this earlier. On August 2nd, Ben's work sponsored a Water Park day. We got to go to Big Surf. It was a lot of fun. Many of you know, I'm part fish and can't get enough of the pool. Especially when its so hot you can just walk right into the water.


In the middle of August (I'm too lazy to get up and look at the exact date) we went on a little weekend, semi-camping trip to Overgaard with Carter's grandma Denise and Grandpa Lamar. We stayed in a cute little cabin. Lamar and Denise have a trailer there that they visit all summer long. The elevation is a lot higher so it was cooler temperatures. It was so nice to get out of the heat. We spent Saturday morning just driving around the area. It is a beautiful part of the state. Then we drove to the Snowflake Temple. It's very small but beautiful. Lamar and Denise are wonderful people and I'm so glad we get to see them regularly.

Our cute little cabin we stayed in.

On the way there, Carter got into the snack bag and pulled out the raisins. I didn't know it until I turned around saw him eating them. This is his pose!

Carter playing in the fountain at the temple.

Carter trying to get all the way in the water. Notice Ben's face. He is so over-protective. Hey, if he gets in it, he's the one wearing the wet clothes!