Tuesday, July 31, 2012


There are lots of places to go hiking within a few minutes of our home. Back in May or June we went on a hike a few minutes away from our house near Evan's work. Calvin loved picking up sticks and throwing rocks into the Connecticut River. And seeing the railroad tracks.

He collected at least 10 different walking sticks throughout the hike and insisted that we use them too.

At the end of our hike we noticed a tick on Calvin. Gross! We haven't been hiking since.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Time to catch up on blogging

I've been neglecting this blog since we moved to Connecticut so I guess it is time to dump all of the pictures from the past few months on the blog. More to come.

This is Calvin's tool set we got at a garage sale for $5. He loves it. The drill, saw, and grinder all make noises.

I made this strawberry bruschetta for a get together with some friends. Fancy, isn't it?

I don't even know why we have this picture.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Last week the bishop told us we were getting a new bishop this week so last night Evan and I made lists, draft style, of who we thought would be in the bishopric. I choose first and we each got to choose one at a time until we each had five on our lists.

When we got to church, we already knew two of Evan's guys and one of mine were wrong because they weren't wearing suit jackets. And when they announced the new bishopric, all three guys were on my list and none were on Evan's! I guess I get bragging rights for the next 5-7 years until Evan gets another chance.

Better luck next time, Evan!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Calvin isn't a baby anymore!

He talks, his legs are long and skinny- even his face doesn't look like a baby- he looks like a little boy. He even put his shorts on by himself last night. Sometimes he likes to pretend he is a baby and I cradle him in my arms, but his legs and arms stick way out. He's growing up!

Monday, July 2, 2012

A few updates

I know some of you would like this to be a post of pictures of Calvin, but my camera is broken and for some reason I don't use Evan's. So there are no pictures. Instead, I'll write a few updates:

  • We saw fireflies last night from our deck.
  • We saw our first Connecticut deer on Saturday. I was surprised we hadn't seen one sooner.
  • We've been buying Calvin a lot of toys. They are all used (and we got GREAT deals on them), but I am afraid we may be turning into one of those families who has way too many toys. At least we don't keep them in the living room though.
  • I did some laundry and forgot to turn the dryer on 3 days ago. Stinky!
  • Calvin tells us when he needs to poop. Now if we could just get him to tell us when he needs to pee, he's be potty-trained.
  • We are growing some tomatoes, basil, chives, and peppers.
  • Calvin has gone to nursery by himself for the past 3 weeks. Hooray!
  • There is a lake about 2 miles from our house and Calvin and I walk/run there a couple of times a week. We call it "big water."
  • We had our first house guests! My friend MJ and her husband came to visit for a night. Anyone else want to come?