Sunday, September 30, 2012


Sometimes when you want to blog, your pictures won't upload to your computer.  

Sometimes when you go to church, your daughter will go to the bathroom while you're changing her and get it ALL over her dress.  

Sometimes when you drive "said child" home to get her a change of clothes (because you thought she was old enough to not have to pack extras), she will fall asleep.

Sometimes when your child falls asleep in the car on the way home and there's only 20 minutes left of church, you don't know what to do.

Sometimes, your child eats bananas after you've bathed her.  Sometimes she rubs the bananas in her clean hair. Sometimes I wonder why in the world I feed her bananas after her bath.

Sometimes, when you put shoes on your child, she will cry until you take them off of her.

Sometimes your 10 1/2 month child will still have NO teeth.

Sometimes when you go outside to turn off the sprinklers at night, you will lock yourself out of the house...sometimes you will have to knock on every window in the house to find the room your husband is in and have him let you in.

Sometimes you get stuck in the bathroom with no toilet paper.

And sometimes, even when all the craziness of a day happens, you realize it's what makes life worth living.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fun in the Sun: The Picture Recap

                                        Here are some of our wonderful summer memories...

                                      Eden waking up with a full-on mohawk every morning.
                                        My sister, Aubrey, riding the wiggle cars with Eden.

                                Nathan and Eden on the wiggle cars.  She loves her daddy.
 I love putting her hair in pig-tails, but when she sleeps they always get pulled out.  Here she is needing a nap.  She is never afraid to tell us exactly how she is feeling.
 Nathan's mom and her siblings had a big family reunion in Rexburg this summer.  We played every sport imaginable and laughed like crazy with family we haven't seen in a long time.  It was such a blast.  The picture above shows Nathan jumping over the tennis net while we played.
 Nathan's sister, Breeana, with Eden...Thank goodness for our family who helped with Eden so that we could play some sports while we were there.  Eden hadn't taken a nap all day, so she was having a rough time by this point in the day.
 Later in the summer, we went to Pine View with my dad's family.  This is early in the morning looking over the lake from the camp site.  It was so much fun to be able to wake board and tube this year.  A huge cheer for not being pregnant in the summer!
                  I just love this picture of Nathan and Eden.  They weren't even posing.  This is at the lake.

             On the same trip, we had a reunion with just my siblings and parents.  It was so much fun to all be together again.  When the Williams get together, there is always a trip to the church to play sports of some kind.  This time, we opted for volleyball.  What a blast!  Kyson kept himself occupied by riding the wiggle car around.  It added an extra level of difficulty as we had to try to miss him as we played.

 Just a few cuties of Eden...can't resist.  She is my happiness.  I spend half my day laughing so hard at the things that she does.  Whenever I laugh she starts squealing and laughing (see the second picture).  She is also starting to suck her thumb...NO!  Maybe I should let her have the pacifier so that she won't go to her thumb...thoughts?  Advice?  Help.

 The other night, we went to the state fair with some of our friends.  If you ever live in Idaho, you need to go to a state fair and a demo derby.  Both things are a cultural experience and you will laugh your way through the whole thing.  Just to give you a taste of the experience, Nathan tried a piece of chocolate covered bacon.  That pretty much sums up the entire trip.
 This is what Eden looks like every morning as she tries to pic up her slippery fruit off her tray.  Because she doesn't have ANY teeth yet, I still have to break things up fairly small and it's so hard for her to pick up.
 Her two favorite things.  1. her bear 2. the chair that she can pull herself up on, climb under, walk along, fall and bruise her face get the idea.
 Here she is standing by herself not holding on at all.  This is a new skill and she can't do it for very long, but she tries is every time she pulls herself up.
 When she stands on her own, she also tries to walk.  This is why she has the bruise on her right cheek. She can't walk AT ALL, but she thinks she can.  And she forgets that she can't about 2 minutes after she's fallen and will do it all over again.
 This is a great picture that shows classic Eden things.  Here she is pulling herself up on her favorite toy.  Pay close attention to the position of her mouth.  She is in the process of making a smacking noise.  This is the noise I hear 85% of the time she is awake.
My sweet little thing.  It's about time to cut her bangs again.; they're starting to hang in her eyes.

That's a piece of our life. Just one other thing...last night we went out to dinner with our friends.  Three couples, four kids.  We went to a super crowded restaurant and we told them we'd be just fine in a four person booth because that's all they had open.  So the six of us crowded in to the booth and we set up two high chairs for Eden and the 1 1/2 year old and then put the two babies in the car seats behind them.  The waiter had to move the two car seats and the two high chairs to get our food into us and the whole thing was pretty funny.  We spent the whole night laughing and we gave a pretty good tip.  From now on, they will have a sign on their door that says, Doutre's, Merrell's, and Cooper's NOT WELCOME.