Here are some of my fam at the wedding.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Here are some of my fam at the wedding.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Here's a little walk down memory lane with one picture from each summer since we got married!
This is us on our honeymoon in Hawaii in 2001. We thought it was so funny that we saw this Watabe Wedding store just a few days after our wedding!
Here we are at my sister's high school graduation in Bangkok, Thailand in 2002. Love those highlights, honey!
This is us in upstate New York (where Nate served his mission) in 2003.
This is the morning I went to get induced for Harrison. It's so funny because I remember thinking that I never got huge in my pregnancy! HA! So almost exactly 3 years after getting married, we had our first child in 2004.
I had to throw in another from 2004, to show the new addition to our family. This was Harrison's Blessing Day.
Summer of 2006. Our teeth look blue because we had eaten our friend's 40th birthday cake with black frosting.
The day before our anniversary in 2007, we went to Sea World. Harrison was too mesmerized with Shamu to cooperate for the picture!
2008 and still going strong!
In my walk down memory lane, I got a little carried away and decided to go back to the very beginning. It all started in 1994 when Nate moved to Japan where I was living. Here we are at Youth Conference. There was a cake decorating class and it was Nate's birthday, so my friend and I decorated cakes for him. I have to say, nice jeans (me), nice hat placement (him), and thank goodness he caught up to my height eventually. (When you're 14 girls are usually a little farther along in their growing than boys!)
Who would have thought those high school sweethearts would be married with two kids?
Nathan, I've loved you for a long time, and the longer we're together, the more I know how right we are for each other. Thank you for being such a great husband, father and friend!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
So, the other funny thing Elizabeth does is stuff things down her shirt. It started about a month ago at my mom's when she found a tray of little colored chalk pieces. When I unbuttoned her onesie, it sounded like a hail storm as chalk chunks fell onto the floor. Then when I undid her diaper, I found several more pieces of chalk. Lots of the things stuffed down her shirt end up in her diaper. Other things I have found in her onesie/diaper are: raisins, fruit loops, blocks, her boppies (pacifiers), a battery, matchbox cars, blocks (see pictures), rubber gloves, a coupon, and rocks. What a funny girl!
Friday, June 20, 2008
So here are some of the great lines from the recent past.
First of all, his top three greatest insults right now are, "You're fired!" (Sometimes I think, that wouldn't be so bad, find me a replacement- mostly kidding). "You're slurry junk food!" (no idea what slurry means) and "You're a toy!" He obtained this arsenal of insults from various shows --Incredibles, Caption Carlos, and Toy Story, in that order.
After spending way too much money one day Nate told Harrison, "Mommy's going to kill me." Well, kill is a word that always catches Harrison's attention, and we've told him it's not a nice thing to say. So, for days after he kept asking me why I was going to kill Daddy. Needless to say, I was not thrilled when I heard the story. Some might say, I wanted to kill Nate.
So, the other day when my friend watched the kids, I asked her if Harrison had said anything crazy, like Mommy wants to kill Daddy. She said he did say that Daddy said kill, but he was just joking and that Daddy also said not to pass gas at other people's houses. Good advice, Dad.
Yesterday, when a different friend came over Harrison ran up to her in just his shirt and announced, "I just did the grossest poop ever!" I must admit, both of his parents have been known to give commentary on their achievements in the bathroom from time to time, just usually not as a greeting to visitors! (Although, his mother just admitted that to all of blogworld, which is probably worse!)
Last week, I was lost and kept having to turn around. Harrison asked, "Mommy, why you keep switching around?" I said I was lost. "Well, don't give up Mommy." What a sweet, encouraging son I have. When I finally found it and stopped, he wanted to know why I was giving up. Then he was happy for me when I explained that I wasn't giving up, I finally found it.
When a friend's little girl came over wearing her "Sleeping Cutie" costume, I told Harrison to get her a toy. He looked her up and down and then said, "But I don't have any beautiful toys." He's been very into gender issues lately, what's for girls and what's for boys. Pink/blue, etc. When shopping for a Mother's Day gift for my mom, we went into the Brighton Store (a VERY girly accessories store for those of you who don't know) Harrison walked in, did a 180 and walked right out. When I told him to come back in the store he said, "But I hate cute things!" Later when I asked if he wanted to see what I got Grandma he asked, "Is is beautiful or is it cool?" (Apparently, cool is for boys.)
At preschool graduation when 17 other children were nicely singing "Today's the day we graduate. . " My child put his hands over his ears (see picture!) and then ran toward me screaming, "This song is UGLY!" Quite embarrassing!
I know there are lots more, that aren't coming to mind right now, but I'll keep them coming as I remember.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Harrison’s Interview About Daddy for Father’s Day 2008
Q; What is Daddy’s favorite color?
A: Purple. Ow, my leg is hurting.
Q: What does Daddy like to do?
Q: What does Daddy think is fun?
Q: What do you like to do with Daddy?
A: I like him to shoot hoops with me.
Q: What is special about Daddy?
A: He’s special that he loves you.
OK, talk about that I love Sissie.
Q: How do you know that Daddy loves you?
A: Daddy loves me that I’m giving him hugs and kisses.
I love him playing video games with him.
Q: What does Daddy do that makes you laugh?
A: He says, What the heck to me, and I say,
What the heck to him. I like that. That makes me funny.
Q: Is Daddy handsome?
A: He’s kind of yucky and kind of handsome.
Q: What do you do that makes Daddy happy?
A: Help him with dishes, help him clean up, and help me listen to him.
Q: What makes Daddy upset?
A: When I hit Sissie.
Q: What is Daddy really good at?
A: Listening to me, taking my temperature when I’m sick,
helping me go potty, and cleaning up the kitchen.
Q: What is Daddy’s favorite thing to eat?
A: He loves to eat Japanese things.
Q: What does Daddy like to watch on TV?
A: Basketball, Football, Baseball
Q: What makes you look like Daddy?
A: I have spiky hair.
Q: How does Daddy feel about Heavenly Father and Jesus?
A: He loves them.
As you can tell, that was all word for word. So, later on Nate and Harrison matched for church with blue shirts and brown striped ties. Elizabeth wore purple in honor of Daddy's favorite color.
We ended the day with one of Nate's favorite dinners (Korean BBQ) and a giant tie-shaped rice krispy. (Also, supposed to be a surprise, but the as soon as Nate walked in from Sunday morning meetings Harrison said, "Dad, we made you ricepy krispies.")
We really are so lucky to have a fun, hands-on Dad who is very helpful and loving!