Monday, September 28, 2009

Pink Chair and Camping

These are just some random pictures that have happened the last little while.
My sister gave us this bouncy chair. We love it because it was FREE, but sometimes I will put Ethan in his toughest shirt just so that he won't get confused.

Every July the Butler family gets together for a camp out. This year I didn't stay over night because Ethan was only 3 months old and I didn't want to wake up everyone in the mountains every time he got up in the night. Zach did take Connor and stay over night. I went up during one of the days. There is a stream next to the camp ground that everyone played in on one of the warm afternoons. Unfortunately this is the only picture that I really have of camping. I will have to get some from my family and then update this post.

Family Moments

Connor loves to play with Ethan. He will lay on the ground next to him and talk with him. He can make him laugh to hard. Ethan loves to watch Connor. When is on the ground he will crane his neck around to try and find where Connor is to watch him. Sometimes they will watch Sesame Street or Dragon Tales together. I hope that they continue to like each other this much for the rest of their lives.
Connor is telling Ethan a story about what he just read in a book. Ethan is listening intently to the story.
Here the two boys are playing Peak-a-Boo. Connor can get Ethan laughing so hard when he sits and does this with him.

We took the boys to the Aquarium that is up in Sandy. Connor loved to play in the water where the Stingrays were, but he would touch them. He would keep a close eye on them so that they didn't get to close. One time he was more focused on his hand in the water and one came by waving its arm out of the water. It came right up to Connor and he got so spooked that he almost fell off the ledge he was standing on.

Pictures by Carrie

I realized that I didn't really have any pictures of Connor and Ethan, well any better than them just on the couch or the ground at my house. My sister-in-law Carrie, who takes just amazing pictures, decided that she could take pictures of all of the nieces and nephews. We met at the lake in Daybreak, by the new temple. She took some great pictures of the kids and then they played in the water. Here are just a few of the ones she took.

This is my favorite one of Connor. I think that he looks way to old.

This is my favorite one of Ethan. He is just so happy. There was a slight breeze there and every time it would blow in his face he would get a big smile.

See what I mean about great pictures :)

I am so glad that I got new pictures. Now I just need to get her to take family pictures some time. If you want to see more pictures that she has done, check out her website : Thanks Carrie!!! You are just amazing.

Cooking with Connor

Connor loves to help out in the kitchen. He loves to help make anything that I will let him. It does take extra patience to have him help out sometimes since it take 3 hours to do a 1 hour job, but it is worth it. Connor knows that at the end he gets to lick the spatula. This is usually what he looks like before he is done licking every ounce of cake batter or cookie dough off the utensil he has.

We are now working on why don't lick the spoon from making scrambled eggs or lick the bowl that we made hamburgers in. We are getting there though. He is the best helper in the kitchen.