Sunday, November 21, 2010

Washing my Puppy

Tonight Tyson was gone at a church meeting this evening and so I was in charge of putting the kids in bed by myself. I have gotten pretty wimpy about doing that alone. So I am giving them a bath (yes I am trying to do that more often, hehe), and Josh loves to dump water out of this plastic cup. He also has deflated this plastic whale, so it is now in the shape of a cup, and he drinks out if it. Pretty funny, but anyways, so Josh starts dumping water on Caleb. So I keep trying to tell him not to because that isn't nice. So Josh says,
"Me washing Caleb, Mama." and he proceeds to rub Caleb's back like I do when I wash them with soap. So I start laughing because it always makes me laugh how much he mimicks me. Then he says,
"You my puppy, Caleb? You like taking a bath, yeah?" And he keeps rubbing Caleb's back and pouring water on him. Caleb didn't mind at all. But funny thing is, we don't have a dog, and I don't think Josh has ever seen one get a bath. Where does he discover these things? Probably Blue's Clues or something. Who knows...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Land of Autumn-Fall

Caleb finally fits in the white shirt and vest we have, he looks like such a hunk. I really love the Fall in Virginia, the colors and the smell are just perfect. Lately, the afternoons have been so nice and warm. It is even better now that we have our own yard with awesome oak trees that are gorgeous in color.

But with trees, come leaves, that fall and need to be raked. That is fine, Tyson does most of the work, and Josh loves to help. Caleb doesn't so much though. But I love being outside together with my little clan.

Caleb has discovered suckers and as you can see, loves them. Josh likes to share his when he gets sick of them. :)

He is also old enough for time out now. It is so sad and so funny. He has grown up so fast.

Josh is still dealing with refusing to nap, which makes him fall asleep earlier, usually on the couch. So cute.
Here is Josh's "look like Daddy" outfit. I love it. I just want to hug him.

I love my family! I love the Fall!

Laymon Family Farms-the coolest corn maze place ever!

We went with the youth earlier this month to a place a little drive away. It was freezing, but SO much fun! Josh and Caleb had the time of their lives and I'm so glad we got to go. The workers there gave Caleb a little pumpkin, it was so cute and he LOVED it.

Isn't my husband so cute?
Not only was there a corn maze, there was a huge jumping pillow thing, little Josh is in this picture. The young women were so nice to hang out with him up there.

Coolest underground slide ever.

A sand box, without sand, but corn kernels.

The cow train. So much fun!

Josh LOVED chasing Daddy in the corn maze.

PS- I love cold weather because of the little boys in the way they look in hats, so cute.
Corn and pumpkin shooting.

I want a goat, they are adorable.

Some young men in the cow train. Each cow had its own name. Will loved "Orec," really Oreo, but it did look like Orec. :)

Huzza for the coolest (literally and figuratively) activity ever!


Chanson's birthday too! So much fun to have him here. German chocolate cake for our German speaking boy.

I have a hen in my pocket...

Maybe I am a spacy mom, but I sometimes don't realize what my kids are doing. They hang on me all day, so I have learned to ignore them pretty well. Josh loves these pants I wear, the back pockets have snaps and so he will stand behind me and snap and unsnap them. He thinks it is so funny, and I don't care. Well today, I was calling people and not paying attention to anything that was going on. A few minutes later, I go to sit down and something in my pocket pokes me and I think "what the..." I pull out a Duplo block hen out of my pocket, Josh must have put it there. I thought that was hilarious, especially that I didn't even notice. A few hours later, no joke, it happened again. Josh thought it soooo funny, the little turkey. :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Being a Chocolatier

About a month ago I went to a chocolate party at my friend, Emilie's house. It was really fun and I was really hyper, I mean who doesn't love to be around chocolate? And this chocolate is the best I have ever had in my whole life. So when I left I took a little packet that had some information on being a "chocolatier" for Dove Chocolate Discoveries.

I wasn't really interested, I have had lots of oppurtunities to be a direct sellsman and never really cared for it. I mean honestly, I am not good at getting people to spend money. I would point out all the flaws, then feel bad for the person buying it that they were spending money, and then probably pay them to take it. That is almost what happened when we sold our car. :) That is why Tyson is usually in charge of that stuff.

Well, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I lay up for several hours that night picturing selling chocolate, being around it, having parties. Things that I would never do. Usually my crazy ideas like this go away in a few days when I realize how ridiculous I am being, but this one didn't. And of course Tyson has been super supportive and willing to spend all the money in the world to do whatever I want.

I ordered some sea salted caramels from them, which were AMAZING! It was awesome eating something so fancy and I only ate like one a day because I wanted to savour them, and for anyone who knows me, that is a miracle. So I researched about the company and what it would take to sell this stuff. It sounded like so much fun and I would watch videos about it and be flipping through the catalog for hours. Maybe it is just the chocolate, but then when I would pray to have Heavenly Father tell me to get me to stop thinking about it, I would feel really good about doing this. So I did.

I am now a "Hot Chocolatier" :) and I am really excited about it. I can't wait to start partying and making this yummy food for other people to try. Basically, people can host a party in their house, I will bring the food to try and everyone there can eat and enjoy. If I make some money along the way, that is awesome, but if not, oh well. I just hope it will be as fun as I am imagining.
So that is the latest in our home, it was a really big decision for me, hence the long post. :) If you want to see for yourself, here you go!