Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weeding the Garden

Heather and I spent a good portion of Satruday morning trying to weed our garden. Long story short, it didn't matter how many toys we gave to Matt, he was only interested in one thing and that was helping mom and dad. Lets hope this helping just ins't a phase.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Hogle Zoo Father's Day Outing

For Father's Day this year, Matt and I surprised Josh with a day of fun (Saturday before Father's Day). We read him this cute book about a day out with Dad. We followed along the story with a yummy breakfast, playtime, a trip to the Zoo, a picnic (in the car since it was pouring outside) and a pizza dinner. We had a fun day as a family. Matt liked the larger animals at the zoo, like the giraffes and zebras. Here are some pics of Matt's first trip to the zoo! Oh and Happy Father's Day to all you Fathers out there!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Yummy Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Thought I would share the latest delicious recipe I've found. We had our great friends The Booths over last night for dinner. They were my guinea pigs, but it paid off! We had this over rice. Everyone had seconds or thirds :) It was great to see them and catch up. So, here's the recipe Tiffany and all those other chickies who love comfort food!

Broccoli Chicken Casserole
Layer the following top (1) to bottom (5):
1. 1" buttered cubes of French bread (about 1/2 loaf)
2. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3. sauce (see below)
4. 2 cups cooked cubed chicken breast
5. 2 cups steamed broccoli

2 cans cream of chicken soup
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
-Mix sauce ingredients together before adding to casserole layer.

-Layer ingredients in a greased 9X13 glass dish. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 mins. Bread will be toasted and cheese will be bubbly.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I want to be like Dad when I grow up

Matt likes to play with Josh's things during the day. He came up with a game where he puts Josh's crocs on his arms and crawls around. He even puts them on the right sides! The first time he did this I laughed so hard.

Here is Matt in one of Dad's t-shirts. He really is a mini-Josh :)

Also, this week Josh hooked up Matt's carrier and they went on their first bike ride together! It looked so fun, I think Matt liked it a lot. He didn't want to get out afterwards.

We sure love Josh. We are so glad when Dad comes home everyday and we get to play and spend time with him.

Monday, June 8, 2009

OuR bUsY wEeK

Last week was full of fun! How about a photo recap:

Kevin and Jenny went through the Temple and then were sealed as a family! We are so happy for them. This was a great night. It was wonderful having so much family in the temple together.

On Friday, Joel graduated from Granger High School. Congratulations Joel! We are proud of you, and wish you the best as you go onto BYU!

Saturday, we did some yard work to get ready for our first BBQ of the summer. We picked a ton of strawberries, hung a hammock chair I got from Cancun several years ago, and played with our happy babe in the backyard. We had a great time with our friends that night and thankfully the weather held out for us.

Sunday was Katie's baby blessing in Provo. Brian gave her a beautiful blessing. Unfortunately, we didn't take our camera so here is a picture of newborn Katie instead :)

Also, yesterday, we got to visit Amy and Justin. We stopped by their ward and Elder Oakes was visiting for his granddaughter's baby blessing or something like that. We got to see him, although we didn't wait in line to shake his hand. You can feel the Spirit just by looking at an Apostle. It was a neat experience to see him close up. We visited with the Blackhams and they made some yummy taco salads for lunch. (PS. This is a pic of them in Vegas, not Sunday dinner)

All in all, a great week! Now we need a break, jk.

Monday, June 1, 2009

For the Fun of Sunglasses

Matt is obsessed with sunglasses these days. Anytime I have a pair on, he points to them and "talks" until I put them on him. So here are some pics of Matt in mom's sunglasses. Hope you enjoy.