Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Monday when I picked Liam up from preschool, he saw a motorcycle.

"Mom, instead of scooter for my birthday, I want a motorcycle."

"Liam, I won't even let Daddy have a motorcycle, so I don't think you are getting one."


Liam was in a grumpy mood when we were on our way home yesterday. I had folded his papers into his backpack and ruined them - in his opinion. In his grouchy voice he said,

"Mom, I don't like this car. I want a Must-ting." (This child loves Mustangs and picks them out where ever we go.)

"I don't like this car either, but we can't buy a Mustang right now. It costs a lot of money."

"I want a grey and black one with white stripes on it."

"I like dark blue."

"No, Mom! (Whining now) I want black, grey and white!"

"So what color do you want the tires to be then?"

"Ummmm. They are going to have clouds on them."

"Okay - you'll have to tell Daddy all about that."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Golf - Liam Style

Liam had his second golfing experience on Saturday. He went in May with Daddy and Uncle Drew, but this time I handed the camera to Daddy and asked him to document our little sport. That he did.

Ian said that Liam would place his tee just inches from his and then tell Daddy that his tee was in his way when he went to putt the ball. Serious business with this kid...

Liam also got upset that Daddy didn't get a photo of him riding on the floor of the cart. Weird that he would prefer that over video footage of him actually driving the cart.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Liam holding baby Tyler

Liam adores Joslyn's new baby brother, Tyler. He not only asks to go see Joslyn, but that he misses baby Ty. It's very sweet.

I took advantage of his adoration by helping him organize his toys a few weeks ago... asking him to find things that he is too big for and we could give to baby Ty. This strategy worked like a charm. He wanted to give almost everything to that cute baby! I had to tell him to keep a few things. We ended up with a big pile to give to charity. We gave a couple things to baby Ty. We dropped the rest of it off yesterday with no qualms from Liam.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wasatch Mountain and Mirror Lake Hwy

Friday night we went camping up at Wastach Mountain State Park again. It was a beautiful evening driving up the canyon and setting up camp. We enjoyed a nice campfire dinner of hot dogs and Polish sausages. For dessert, marshmallows.

Before saying goodnight Liam and Daddy did shadow puppets with the flashlight. Liam squirmed for (what seemed) a really long time in Daddy's big sleeping bag before getting a final snuggle and nodding off for the night.

Liam woke before we did and tried his best to entertain himself in the camper while we got a few more winks. Daddy let me laze in bed while he made a wonderful breakfast for all of us - breakfast burritos. Liam loved every bite.

We went over to Huber Grove and picked two bags full of apples. Liam decided he loved apples that day. Maybe it was because they were Liam-sized or maybe it was because they were hand-picked by his parents and as sweet as can be. We may never know why he suddenly loves apples, but he ate three that day.

After loading the apples in the car, we hit the road to Provo River Falls. It was a gorgeous misty day. The clouds were so billowy, the fall mountainside was turning color, the thunder was relaxing. Just a great day to be on a drive in the mountains. We definitely want to go back and camp at Mirror Lake and maybe hike Mount Baldy.

Provo River Falls - Nature made step formations

Here is a snippet of our drive. I had no idea there was a "time lapse" function on my camera until about 10 minutes ago when I uploaded my footage.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A face like this

A face like this... how could one ever be mad at this child? Hmm, a mystery.

It's been a long 4 weeks since Liam started pre-school full time.

His days are long and full.

He is exhausted and still adjusting.

The poor guy can't get a hold of his emotions.

It's hard on him, it's hard on his parents.

Things better even out soon because both of his parental units are about spent with the instant fit fest from the moment he wakes up until he is left behind at school. Then it starts again at pick-up (or it might delay until dinner time).

Going to bed is harder too.

A magic remedy would be nice, but I think it's just a matter of time that he finds peace with his new schedule, new environment and new friends (and bullies).

Monday, September 14, 2009

Rain Clouds

I picked Liam up from preschool today and he asked me why Heavenly Father was making it rain. I told him that He wanted our plants to grow because the plants are sooo thirsty. He went on to ask about my windshield wipers after that. We had a long conversation about those and how they wiped the window clear so I could see. He then told me he wished there were wipers on his window too.


Later when we were driving home from dinner with Daddy, we found a rainbow over by the big mountains. After celebrating seeing a rainbow, Liam noticed the clouds were extremely low.

He said, "Hey Dad, why is there smoke over there?"

We explained those were the clouds blanketing the mountains.

Then he said, "Are the clouds dying? They are falling down."

"No, Son, the clouds aren't dying. They are full of rain and the rain is so heavy. After they get all the rain out, they will go higher in the sky."

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Oktoberfest - Snowbird, Utah

Saturday we went up to Snowbird for Oktoberfest. We had a good time with a few mishaps with Liam's fits, but otherwise we enjoyed a beautiful day in the mountains. I've compiled all the photos into a video, but here are my faves.

Ian had the great idea of putting the camera up to the scope. Very cool shot!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Some fun stuff

I just did a find on Liam's birthday via this site. He shares the same birthday with Pablo Picasso and Johann Strauss. All those thoughts I've had of artistic greatness for Liam... well I certainly feel it stronger now.

Also, I finally posted about our trip to Lagoon. Go here to see the photos and details. Don't think I am a bad mom for taking him on the Tilt-a-Whirl.