we live in arizona, and that means it is hot. really hot. the thermometer in our car told me it was 95 degrees yesterday as i made my way to my inlaws house at 9 am! which indicated that by the middle of that day and beyond we would top out at well over a hundred and we did. but here's the curious thing about this year for me. while i feel the heat of it and feel that it is a little oppressive, i am doing so much better than in years past. it doesn't feel THAT hot. and i know it will get hotter, no worries there, but it does give me hope that maybe this year it won't be that bad, and hey i'm not pregnant in this heat, like i was last year so maybe that's the difference!

i just finished reading the Twilight books again (sans the new one obviously and i CANNOT wait. actually i guess i can, because i have to:)and it was good to read them again because i burned through them so fast the first time, that this time i caught more little things and i actually sympathized with Jacob a bit, which i didn't really do before. so now i'm all ready for the new book to come out on August 2! exciting.

here are some picture stories for you:

Ethan said his cars needed hats...i didn't really ask why, it seemed irrelevant:)

i was feeding avery one morning and she had fallen asleep so i was on my way to put her down when i noticed ethan was holding something on the couch, and when i came back out to investigate, he had a bowl of frut and several things of yogurt that he'd gotten out, because now he can open the fridge. he was very proud of himself!

i always put ethan on my bed (because it's high and he generally needs help getting down though not always) when i take a shower so he doesn't run through the house while avery is asleep. i always put books up there with him and sometimes a snack and the other day when i came out of the shower, this is what i found. studiously reading away....

the baby and the beast. kramer is such a sweet dog that he doesn't mind when avery apparently sticks her hand in his mouth to try to steal his ball. he is really so sweet to the kids, we are very lucky:)


luke and briton alo said...

A. The minute Noa can open the fridge is the day we bread out the chains and padlock!

B. How lucky you are my friend that Ethan STAYS on you bed! My son would get off even if it were 20 feet high! I have to shower at night when Luke can watch over our little Destroyer.

luke and briton alo said...

Please excuse my typos!

Lacey said...

Can't wait for August 2nd either..I'm hoping that Melissa will be able to stay so she can go with us to get our books and a pedicure!

Lacey said...

P.S- I would be re-reading the twilight series but you guys got me hooked on Harry Potter...more than half way through book 3...that's 3 books in a little under 2 weeks! Not nearly as fast reading them as I was with Twilight but definitely good reads!

Erika said...

I LOVE Jacob and felt so awful for him. My heart actually ached and I almost cried. Stupid Bella.
I know, I know, everyone is Team Edward but I am totally Team Jacob...even though I know it will never be. *sigh* Poor Jacob.
In my opinion, he is the sweeter of the two, cares about HER more, and would make a better spouse.
I can't believe she's giving up the chance to have children, watch them grow up, and grow old with her sweetheart to become a vampire and have the desire to kill people and suck their blood.

Sarah & Ty said...

I just started Twilight. I know I'm WAY behind, but better now than never, right??

I love that Ethan's cars needed hats. That is classic!

Bethanne said...

Omigosh, your family is SO cute...Ethan and Avery are adorable. Our Union Square ward was full of some of the coolest people I have ever known! Seriously!

BTW, I need to reread the Twilight series too. I loved the first one and can't wait for the movie to come out. But, I'll tell you, I hated that Jacob kept getting in the way in the 2nd and 3rd books...so maybe the second time around?!