Saturday, March 26, 2011

There's a New Guy in Town

Angel Moroni was put on top of the temple a couple days ago. It's pretty exciting to think the temple is that far along!! Carter was SOOO excited to see it. It's been really neat to live so close that we have been able to watch every step of the temple construction.

If you look close enough you can see rainbow right behind Angel Moroni, we thought that was pretty cool.

Driving in I meant to take a picture and accidentally took a video instead, but thought some of you might enjoy seeing some of the surrounding area. Nothing else really been built around it, but the church owns all the land and plan to make it a nice neighborhood.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pinewood Derby

At our church for a ward (our congregation is split into sections based on geography that makes up wards) activity we had a Pinewood Derby instead of it being traditionally for the cub scouts. Anyone who wanted to could participate. We had young and old, male and female all make cars and it was a lot of fun!!

Carter above is explaining how he wants a Batmobile car while Dad wanted a Jimmer mobile. Guess who won? Below is a video of the "too cool" boys talking about their car they are going to make.

In the middle stages.

The end product on the big night.

They did a great job.

Carter was pretty excited to have his car there and to race it.

But I think what he loved most of all was being with all the big boys. They would count before each one, "One, Two, Three GO!!" and Carter was REALLY into it. He would get his I'm too cool, serious look and count down every time. The boy with the visor on standing behind Carter is a boy that Carter worships. His name is Jaime and Carter is VERY aware of all of Jaime's favorite things and all his friends, etc. He tells us all the time, Jaime likes this or Jaime likes that. I asked him the other day if he knew who this other big kid was and Carter answered, "Oh yes, he is friends with Jaime."

The Batmobile going down the track. And Yes, I think ours might have been the slowest one down the track. Oops. Well, the boys made it look really good and they learned some new stuff for next time.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lovin those Locks

Now that Hayden is getting bigger (14 months) her hair is getting longer. I have started to get the itch to be more creative with it. Those that know me, know that it goes against my instinctive nature to be "girly" so it's not a natural thing for me to try and do Hayden's hair. I am doing the best I can and hope to keep learning fun and different things.

A few weeks ago, I learned how to do a new hair do and last Sunday we practiced again to get it right. Her little curls were being co-operative as well and looked so cute.

Today (Sunday) it was time for bath time. Hayden isn't a huge fan of the bath. She usually stands and clings on to the side of the tub as if her life depended on it. Today, after swimming in an indoor pool during the week I got her to sit in a very shallow tub. Since this is the first time she has sat in the tub in probably a couple months I thought I better try and get a couple bath pictures.

After bath, it's time to get dressed and do hair. I was inspired by her curls last week and wanted to try to bring out her natural curls more. Usually, her hair will only stay curly for just a little bit out of the bath so I got some product recommended by Aunt Meagan and "amped" her curls up quite a bit.

I think she liked them as well. :)