You can't see it from the photo but the picture on the wall was a cool old world map with a missionary scripture on it - the little satchel underneath the old bin table was my great grandfather's missionary satchel he took out with him in 1807.
Do you recognize the old white bed? Painting all those spindles on that old bed may have been one of the dumbest ideas I've ever come up with. It took me forever! but this is the new little guest room/Tanner's room.
My good news is Alex has outgrown her dairy allergy and I am enjoying milk, chocolate, and ice cream once again!
My bad news is Paul left this morning at 4:30am (as usual) and he wont be home until sometime friday night...Noah is driving me crazy (as usual) and Alex, who is usually so good, has become a little nutcase because she wants to crawl but she's not quite there yet. She scoots, rolls, slides, and pulls herself around but she is constantly frustrated that she can't get where she wants to go. I think we might just stop at 2 kids :) Just kidding
P.S. Paul is loving surgery - looks like we'll have a urologist in the family
I asked Noah when his birthday is and he said, "November 28th until I be 3."
Noah really likes to scare people by yelling in their faces (I'm sure crazy Uncle John remembers well). He was doing that to me today and I told him he needed to be more quiet because mommy didn't feel good (I have a cold). Noah said, "If you drink coke, it will help you feel better!" I have no idea where he got a crazy idea like that : )
We carved this pumpkin with Noah last night - his way of helping was making piles of pumpkin guts and moving them from one end of the newspaper to the other. He kept sticking his face right in front of Paul's face and saying, "Oh, are you carving the pumpkin?" Noah was really excited when he saw the finished product (and we were pretty proud ourselves) but when I tried to get him to sit next to the pumpkin for a picture he was scared! We put the pumpkin in the window on the upstairs porch and last night before bed Noah said, "Where's my big pumpkin?" and we had to go show him and re-light it.
We were at Target trying to get Noah to pick out a halloween costume and he was not cooperating. He didn't like any of the costumes they had and he kept telling me and Lezli he wanted to be an apple...what the heck? So then we went to the baby section and found this ducky costume for Alex. When we showed Noah he said in a bratty voice, "I want to be a duck!" Now he wants to wear his costume all the time...he was dancing in front of the mirror in it. He says, "Happy Halloween!" and "Trick or Treat!" He has a trick or treat bucket too and he dumps all his food in there and eats out of it.
Conference weekend was really fun. We were so happy mom and dad and Landon could come out and see us and our new house. We are so excited for the whole family to be together at christmas! Here are some pictures of John and I before conference in front of our house and me and mom and dad on Monday before they left.