Monday, November 24, 2008

Why do things like this happen right before we go on Vacation?

Well this afternon while we were supposed to be packing, we did this instead... Jonas decided it would be all sorts offun to lock himself in his room, so for an hour and a half I spent my time on the floor peeking under his door trying to convince him to play with his door knob and unlock it. Eventually I gave up on this tactic and thanks to my Sis in Law Learned how to use a credit card to open a locked door, or in my case a Costco Membership card. After he wwas finally out, he then proceeded to put on my mascara. He got it all over his face but suprisingly he also got it on his eyelashes. In otherwords an eventful evening. Anyway we are off to Vegas in the morning. We will be back next week.
P.S. Mim we're going to be in Provo next wednesday, email me your number because I can't find it!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's beginning to look alot like...

Well I'd like to say Christmas but, well lets just say that every time we set up our tree Matt asks me, "Is this all the decorations we have? Don't you have anything that goes in the rest of the house?" I just don't feel like spending money on decorations unless they are really on sale, and I always seem to miss the sales. Anyway our Christmas tree looks a lot like Christmas so I guess that will just have to do. We set it up after a looooong day at Church, oh and a long weekend preparing a lesson and a talk for sacrament meeting. Seriously, I'm exhausted, not to mention I'm already having problems sleeping. I know everyone told me this already but I was really hoping they were wrong. Apparently you do start showing a lot sooner with Number 2 than with Number 1. I wake myself up every time I switch sides to sleep on, you know considering I hate sleeping on my back and sleeping on my stomach is just too uncomfortable, (not to mention I don't want to squish the kid!). Speaking of the baby, we are having quite the dilemma, what do we name this little fella? We are fresh out of idea's for boy names. We have gotten a few suggestions and a couple that I like but I'm just not sure. I thought that I'd put the search out here, so we could see what sort of ideas our friends and family have. Seriously everyone, we need help!
Anyway the tree is up, and Christmas cards are ordered, and well the holiday tunes are blaring non stop. (Sigh, I love Christmas) Here are a couple pics from the evening. Enjoy!
"Hey Grunewald! Where are you going to put a tree that big?!" Actually the tree is not that big, our house is too small... Or low? You get the idea...

Jonas helped by eating a candy cane, and pulling off the ornaments we already hung. We left most of the ornaments on the top half of the tree so it looks a little funny but I don't care.

The tree lit up in all its glory! Notice the lack of ornaments near the bottom!

I think this might be my biggest problem, he likes to be under the tree, wouldn't that be nice if that how we got kids? Then we wouldn't get fat and have to go through labor, and it would make gift giving so much easier, they only get presents once a year, for their Birthday and Christmas... Mmmm I think I'm onto something...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Also for Trevor.

My brother took some pictures for Jonas' 18 month milestones pics and these are our favorites! Thanks again Trev they look great! They first one is kinda blurry but I actually really like it that way. My brother does a great job!








For Trevor.

This is something for my very bored brother. Have fun. Click Here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Brandley Look-alike Meter



I saw this on my Friend Christinas blog and had to see for myself. I always thought Jonas was a pretty good mix, and now I know for sure!

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Roots

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I can't wait any longer...

I know I know it's a bit early but I am itching for Christmas. I wont put up decoration yet, so I thought decorating my blog would be the next best thing. Toddlers can't throw ornaments off your blog page and smash them to bit s on the ground, hence, the reason I am putting off putting up real decorations till Thanksgiving! Anyway I'm apologizing in advance for the music that starts automatically. I'll probably get sick of it soon enough, and turn it off, but till then you will all have to deal with a little Christmas spirit when you visit here! Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 14, 2008

The next generation of womanizers...

Last night while preparing dinner, Matt playfully spanked my butt. Apparently Jonas thought this was hilarious, and proceeded to spank my butt over and over and laugh. Can I just remind the world with this story how impressionable children are. We didn't even realize he was paying attention when all this happened. Anyway I'm off to deprogram his young mind. Hopefully I can do it before he hits puberty!
Oh and this is just another video documenting another word Jonas learned. I don't think he knows what one is but Matt thinks it's hilarious!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Best Giveaway Ever!!

You all know about my favorite Pattern and fabric designer over here... Well currently she is doing a giveaway where she will actually make you a quilt, of your choice, and possibly you can choose the fabric too! Get all the info at this post here, and don't forget to check out her new patterns, oh and her old ones here. Good luck but really I hope I win!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stating the Obvious...

I'm pretty sure everyone already knows that we're having baby #2, but we figured that maybe we should officially announce it to all our blogging friends. Especially now that we have a picture... Oh, and a movie. Our new little one is already a movie star. Well to us anyway. Anyway we are due mid April... Thinking back to the appointment they didn't give us a specific date. Anyway that is the big news. Oh wait I guess you might want to know what it is... Jonas is going to be a big brother to a new little brother! P.S. We'll have to post the movie later, the dvd they gave us is in a funny format so Matt's taking it to work to fix it for me.
P.P.S. Just like with Jonas there was no mistaking this babies gender... Matt is so proud.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What we did on our Summer Vacation...

Obviously it was a not a summer vacation but I'm out of creative post titles. Anyway I figured it was time to update considering it has been a few weeks. We spent the last couple of weeks in Canada babysitting and spending time with family. Always fun. Surprisingly even the babysitting was fun. My sis and her Hubby flew away to Las Vegas for a few days and I got to play Mommy to 4. As always it was an adventure, between dropping kids off and picking them up and keeping the babies from beating on each other... (Jonas and Emmy did not like each other.) It was a good few days. I feel like if I did end up with 4 kids I might be able to handle it. Although I'm not sure my sanity would last much longer than 4 days if I had to do it alone. Good thing Matt is so helpful around the house. I might be able to pull it off just because I have him. Anyway enough about me having 4 kids I'm starting to hyperventilate.


Before Jessie took off, we took the kids to a Petting Zoo/Pumpkin patch and it was so much fun. Jonas could not get enough of these bunnies, also there was a cute tractor ride thing that looked like a bunch of cows. We had a good time there.









On to things that are slightly more interesting. We celebrated Halloween while we were there and surprisingly there was not a lot going on, which was probably a good thing considering the monster cold I had (still have). Jonas hated his monkey costume but I made him wear it anyway, and we did have a good time at Rawleys Preschool Halloween party. We trick or treated at the mall and then we went home to pass out candy from Grandmas house. Jonas loved all the trick or treaters and raced to the door every time someone knocked. It was a fun night.







It was Home again the next day and we stopped in Great Falls and bought Jonas a big boy bed. (Thanks Papa John!) He is seriously in love with it, although we don't let him sleep in it yet. He loves to drive his cars all over it. That's about the gist of the last couple weeks, but there is some big news coming up, so stay tuned.

Just a video of all the things Jonas can say. He would never say them on cue until lately, so we figured we had better document it.




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Oh and how could I forget the main reason I actually went to Canada. To see High School Musical 3 of course. And not to worry I was so not disappointed. My love for Troy still rages on. The moment that hussy Gabriella breaks his heart I will be there to pick up the pieces.