SMILE because...

Your day goes the way the corners of your mouth turn.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Green Thumb??!

So, you might say I've gotten a green thumb all of a sudden. I've just had this urge to plant and grow things! So, right before Memorial Day, Jopes and I planted some...

This is what ours look like right now:

We also planted some Peas!
There are 15 little sprouts that look something like this:

And, we planted some Liliums.
Sadly, this pot was sitting furthest from the house and kind of drowned in all the rain we got. So there is only one sprouting up so far, out of five... but at least there is one!

for yesterday, we planted a 5' sunflower for Joseph in his own little pot.

And Jopes planted a whole bunch of Mammoth Sunflowers back behind our apartment, along the canal side of the fence. He's hoping for something nicer to look at back there than the current gas station billboard.

we planted Strawberries.
All our other plants started as either seeds or bulbs, but these, as you can see, were already started for us. Let's hope we can keep them alive! We all love strawberries. Joseph eats them faster than you can cut the green thing out of them! (Seriously, he shoved a good sized strawberry into his mouth, green stem and all, and devoured it clean).

Oh, and here's our little guy, who is 100% boy.
And can I tell you that we learned...
he loves dirt.
I took his pajama shirt off to put some clothes on, but before I could slip a shirt over his head, he threw a handful of dirt over his shoulder, which of course went right down his diaper (also notice the dirt smeared all down his arm). So he played this way until we were all done with the dirt and was so very happy. :) I sure do love my little boy!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Idaho Falls Zoo!!

On Memorial Day, we went to the zoo with Becca (who got some better pictures on her camera) and some friends; Mike, Summer & Paxton, and Walter, Aria & Luca. It was the perfect size zoo for our one-year-olds, and we even enjoyed it, too!

Of course, the little boys all enjoyed the monkeys...
This is the particular monkey they are looking at in the picture above...

Joseph's absolute favorite was the lion, though.
According to Joseph, a lion says, "ahh" (whispered softly). Bet you didn't know lions were so quiet!
They had a male and a female lion. The female was sleeping at first, but then she got up and came closer:

Here's a FANTASTIC shot (not taken by me) of the zebras. :)
The little baby was just off by itself, looking much cuter.

It was a fun day and we plan on going back again!

Cute Story:
Last Sunday morning, Jopes was getting ready for his morning meetings and was ready for his tie. So, Joseph and I went to pick one out for him. After picking one, I gave it to Joseph to take to his dad. He did, but once he got to him, he instead decided to put the tie around his own neck. He took the two sides of the tie and smooshed them together as if that would tie it into a perfect knot around his neck. It was very cute.
He has a little bow tie (thanks Elann!) that he wears every Sunday now and he absolutely loves it, too. Probably because it makes him look so handsome. Even the married girls in our ward go ga-ga over him. ;)