6.23.2008

Corn Dogs for Breakfast and Other Ways of Coping

Yes... I said Corn Dogs for BREAKFAST!!! The kids are adjusting well to the "Springs" and I'm really starting to as well. But just to make the change a little easier here's some things we've been doing...

* Corn Dogs for Breakfast just to make life a little more fun - I personally, could NEVER eat a corn dog in the morning but the kids loved it!
*Unpacking boxes - STILL



*Making cookies
*Chasing the squirrels in our backyard - although I recently found out they are burrying Peanut shells in our lawn... who knew? Some neighbor must be feeding them peanuts. Austin is NOT allowed to touch them and Landon is on peanut lookout duty. What a pain to be worried about your kid touching peanut shells.
*The Library's Summer Reading Program
*Swimming - the pools are all indoor here because of the crazy weather changes so... we got our own mini-pool that the kids LOVE


*Making Friends - this neighborhood has a ton of kids for Landon and Austin to play with; they are over here all the time. Our ward has 3 families in it with three boys our kids exact age so it's pretty cool. The kids are in heaven and I'm really having fun getting to know the moms.

*Garage-Saleing - A friend that lives down the street took me out to teach me the art of shopping garage sales. I found some fun things. I got 4 barstools for my kitchen and a LAZY BOY couch and chair. Yes they're blue but they're hardly used and really comfy. Great for our family room.
* Playing outside - there are some awesome parks here. An Alice in Wonderland park has themed play equipment that makes you feel like you're in the movie. The Charolette Web's park has a spider's web and barn. There are tons of walking trails and lots of places to ride bikes.

*And this kid is staying quite busy learning to crawl and clap. When you shout "YEAH" he starts clapping and he also claps to tell you he's happy about something. The crawling is still manageable - I'm not chasing him around quite yet. He really only crawls to get to someone or something.

* And last but not least I am within 5 minutes of the mall, Target, Costco, church, Walmart, Bank, Prairie Hills Elementary (Landon's School), grocery store and LOTS of other places I usually go - all of which were 10-15 minutes away when we lived in Iowa. FINALLY, I don't have to LIVE in my car!!! And an added BONUS there are people from my ward in my neighborhood. Hallelujiah!

9 comments:

Kasey said...

Sounds like you guys are settling right in! Looks like you picked the right house!

Love the pictures and so jealous that you are so close to all the shopping. We won't even have a Target in Alaska! Ugh.

Kaden can't wait for Landon to come to Utah. Let us know when you can get together!

Hillary said...

Looks like you guys are adjusting and having a great time. Great garage sale finds! We take off on Saturday, so our "moving" adventure will begin.

Abbie Anna and Megan said...

So are you going to have breakfast for dinner! Looks great!!!

Andrea said...

I am so glad you guys are settling in and having fun! I love those stools- great find. I will give you a call sometime soon so we can catch up more- I miss you guys.

MOM SMED said...

ALINA SAYS, I AM SO000 SAD. AUSTIN AND LANDIN ARE GROWING UP SO FAST. LOOK AT THAT MOM, THEY ARE SOOO MAAATUURE NOW. AND LOOK AT ISSAC...HE'S SUCH A CUTE LITTLE CHUBBY WUBBY. LANDON IS SOOOOO HANDSOME NOW NOW.

CAN'T SEE SHIELA IN THE COLOR PIC OF ISSAC, BUT THE BLACK AND WHITE PIC IS UNCANNY!

Delia said...

The boys are so cute! You are right I think we should all just have three for now. You know it always is You then me then jamie and bringing up the end is shan. So those two better get on the prego. train. It was nice to hear from you hope all is well and when you guys come this way we will have to do something.

Nic@Nite said...

Looks like life is going well. I'm glad you are all doing good adjusting to Colorado. We miss you guys and I think still in a little bit of shock that you and Kasey aren't here any more. Costco?-no fair!

Jenny said...

It sounds like you are getting settled and that things are going well. I love Colorado, so pretty. It's funny that you would mention cleaning the garage on my blog because that was and is one of the things on my to do list. Unfortunately, Chris has relaxing on his list, so it still needs to be done.

Spencer & Shayla Smith said...

I'm so glad you're living closer to things! You'll love it! Glad to see tat the boys are adjusting well!