Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Shorts

I made some shorts for Calvin out of a pair of Evan's old shorts and they actually turned out really well. I based the pattern on another pair of his shorts and made the front flat with elastic in the back. I even added real pockets this time!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Calvin fell down a couple of concrete stairs today and hit his head. Poor little guy! Fortunately he was only sad for a couple of minutes and then went back to his little happy self.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Calvin surprised me the other day when he picked up a ball and threw it across the room. His throwing skills have really improved recently. Here's a video.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mommy and Daddy

Hey everyone. This is Calvin again. Remember last time I wrote a blog post about how my parents torture me? Well, I guess I should tell you that I like them anyways.

This is a picture of me and Mama after she gave me a bath. I like Mommy because she gives me a smoothie every morning after our walk. And she tickles me and I think that is funny.
This is Daddy and me. I want to be just like Daddy. I wanted to wear a hat in this picture just because Daddy was wearing one! I like Daddy because he always makes me laugh. He makes really funny faces and he is really good at chasing me!

I love Mommy and Daddy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


One of Calvin's favorite friends moved away last week but before he left, he came over to play with Calvin. He is only a month and a half older than Calvin and they play really well together! We'll miss him and his parents!

Aren't their hugs adorable?

Calvin loved showing him all of his toys. Haha.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The time I wet the bed

I was talking to some of the moms on the playground the other day and I told them this story and I thought I might as well share it with the world.

Here it goes...

About a month (or maybe three, I can't remember) after Evan and I got married, I was hanging out somewhere with my brother or something when I suddenly had to go to the bathroom, so I found an outhouse and did my business. Imagine my surprise when I immediately woke up to find that I was not in an outhouse. I was in my bed! And it was wet!

Embarrassed, I went to the bathroom, changed my clothes, and came back to the bed and debated what to do. We were still newlyweds and I really didn't want to tell Evan that I, at age 21, had just wet the bed. What if he thought that I did it all the time? Maybe I should sleep in my pee just so I didn't have to tell him? Or sleep on the couch? But it might soak through to the mattress. Our brand new mattress.

I had no choice but to wake up my new husband and in the most timid voice, tell him that I had wet the bed. Talk about embarrassing. He was very nice about it though and helped me change the sheets. I was so embarrassed that I made him swear not to tell anyone. He did tease me about plastic mattress covers on several occasions though. Only within the last year or so have I began to tell the story.

World, now you know the story of Shanna, the adult bed wetter. Fortunately I haven't done it since.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Calvin finally learned to kiss a few weeks ago... sorta. He just puts his lips somewhere near ours. But it is pretty precious.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First harvest of the year

As I mentioned earlier, we have a plot at the community garden in south Provo. Last night we picked our first produce. It was just a little spinach, but still exciting.
Another funny note about the garden: We planted a strawberry plant and one day Evan went to water and found it completely missing. We also noticed a new garden plot completely full of strawberries. One of them even had the exact same tag as ours used to have... it seemed a little fishy. We are just hoping that no one picks all of our produce before it is ready.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Sometimes Calvin lays on the floor and just kicks his legs. I think it is funny.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My grocery list for the week

For the past few months I've been doing nearly all my grocery shopping at Walmart because they price match. Here is a partial list of produce I am planning on buying tomorrow from Walmart:

  • roma tomatoes 3lbs/$1 (Rancho Market price match)

  • gala apples $3lb/$1 (Rancho)

  • banana 3lb/$1 (Rancho)

  • beef stew meat $1.99/lb (Rancho)

  • pineapple 2lb/$1 plus $1.25 on two coupon (Rancho)

  • maybe mexican squash 2lb/$1 (Rancho)

  • maybe nectarines or peaches 2lb/$1 (Rancho or Buy Low)

  • maybe red grapefruit 3/$1 (Buy Low)

  • cucumbers 4/$1 (Buy Low)

  • pint blueberries $1.97 (Sunflower Farmer's Market)

  • red seedless grapes $0.59/lb (Sunflower)

Awesome, right?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Like father, like son

Do you wonder what Calvin is doing in this picture?
Or where he learned to do it?

Every day after Evan comes home from school he lays down on the floor and eats some chips. Calvin has learned to do the same.

Oh. And I apologize for the no pants picture. Usually Calvin wears pants but that day he got them really dirty so he lost his pants privileges.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I can't remember if I have already mentioned this on our blog, but we are growing a garden at a community garden in south Provo this summer. It isn't doing all that well so far, but hopefully it will soon once the weather warms up a little more.

I also planted some herbs to grow in our windows inside and Calvin helped me. Let me tell you, that boy sure is busy.
He kept grabbing handfuls of dirt from a bag on the balcony and adding them to the pots we were finished planting.

He even did the same thing at Evan's mission reunion with his mission president's pots. Haha.

P.S. Aren't his flip flops adorable? Too bad he hates wearing them.