Sunday, March 30, 2008

Crazy Week . . .

It's that time of the semester again. That time when it feels like we're upside down in homework. That time when it feels like we're doing everything we can, and there's just not enough time to get it done. Yup, finals are coming. But, we're making it. Only three more weeks to summer break . . .

We are making progress, and it's nice to be getting things done. Janae finished her poster for the mentored learning conference. It's a great summary of the work that she's done on the clerks survey she'd been working on for the last few months. Josh is wrapping up the training presentation that he has been working on for B.A.C.A. Ainslie has been busy working on her dance skills. Busy, busy, and busy!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! It was a beautiful day, and we had a great time spending the day with family.Janae bought Josh, Ainslie, and herself some really great Easter presents,and in the afternoon we headed down to the Webb's for dinner and an egg hunt . . . Everybody waiting for the "okay" . . .On the hunt . . . Watching over the find while Mom goes looking for more . . .

After the eggs were all found, the kids had fun playing with bubbles . . .
And Janae did too!

We hope all of you enjoyed a happy Easter!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Trip to the Park

When the weather warmed up this week we made our first trip to the park with Ainslie. It was lots of fun to watch as she explored and discovered all sorts of new things at the park.
She also enjoyed pushing the stroller around in circles.As usual, her favorite thing was trying to make friends with some of the other kids who were out enjoying the good weather.

We love the winter, but this business of springtime is pretty appealing. We're looking forward to getting out and playing more.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

First Word . . .

We've decided that Ainslie has officially spoken her first word. There were a few possible instances of first words before: "Moo," "Hi Dad!" and a few others*. But, this one is definitely the clearest we've heard. Nope, it wasn't "Mama." Not "Dada." Ainslie's first word was "ashes."

A little while back, Ainslie's cousin Bronx learned "ring around the rosies" and was happily singing the song when we got together with everyone on Sunday afternoon at the Webb's. That evening, after we went home, the three of us danced around the living room while singing with Ainslie, and this event appears to have had quite the impact on Ainslie who will sing "ashes, ashes" at unpredictable moments throughout the day now.

We haven't been able to get a video of her saying it, but we'll put something up as soon as we can.

*The closest second place finish for a possible first word would probably have to be the very distinct "Hi! hi! hi!" she says sometimes when she wants Josh to hold her.


This weekend Josh traveled to Seattle with the a team from the law school for the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition. They argued their case three times, but didn't advance into the elimination rounds. Josh loves arguing in the mock trials, and even though the team didn't come home with any big wins, they still had fun. Plus, Josh got to catch up with our good friend, Erik Walters. Erik filled in as the BYU "Coach" when the team showed up without proper representation for the coaches' meeting. Thanks Erik!

Not advancing was a little disappointing, but it meant that there was more free time to get out and see some of the sights around Seattle. Here's a few of the pictures Josh took while the team was out wandering around:

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


This kid? Don't even think about messin' with her. Want a picture of the two teeth that are rumored to be hiding behind that binky? You're gonna have to fight for it. We fought* for it . . .
If you look closely, you can see them in that last picture, but the best one we got is here:

Two little guys poking through . . .

What are teeth like that good for? Eating spaghetti and stuff!

*(No babies were harmed in the posting of this post. Only irritated. We were very gentle, she just wiggles. A lot.)