Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Almost a year has gone by...

Some things have happened, just a couple! Really, the biggest is that Noah has had his eye surgery, and we think it went well. Both of his eyes are tracking together, and he's as rambunctious as ever anyway, so nothing has slowed him down. Here are some random pictures from recently, enjoy!


Christi and I rode the Williams, AZ train to the Grand Canyon. We had fun figuring out our new camera.


Noah has been fishing and it is a test for his patience to be sure!


Some of the grandchildren at the annual Bradshaw Easter-egg hunt.


You'll have to ask them what these faces mean. Goofy!

Hiking in Snow Canyon outside of St. George, UT. Really a blast for hikers of all ages, the kids had a good time.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

for the love of the game...

So, I have been trying to get the boys away from playing video games so much. In particular, they love Lego Indiana Jones. It is a fun game but I think it is starting to affect how they act (more grouchiness and hitting than usual), and that is why I recently informed them that they would be taking a long break from Indiana Jones. Of course, Joshua fell apart over this. He cried and got it out of his system. A little later in the day, Josh came up to me and said (quite seriously), "Mom, I don't hit because of Indiana Jones, I hit because I don't know how to be like Jesus." The look he game me was that I really should just teach him to be like Jesus. Hello? We are trying to do that every day! At least I know he is listening during FHE even when he is flopping all over. It must be leaking into his head somehow. Oh boy, was I laughing inside! My response, "That's sweet honey, but no. No Indiana Jones." He didn't win this time...little stinker.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Not so "Noah-proof"...

We got our bendy glasses for Noah, and well, I think they lasted all of two weeks. He discovered twisting them had no effect (other than making it hard for them to stay on his face). So he found a new way to destroy them. He decided to throw them in the rocks in the backyard. So yeah, they had about 5-10 good size scratches on each lens. Good thing we paid for the one year warranty. So once again...we wait for the new ones.

Monday, September 20, 2010

2 sets of glasses...two days

Noah has done it. He has topped the destruction record for our family (or at least come close; the dumped honey bottle on the couch is still burned in my memory). He broke two sets of eyeglasses in two days. And this is not the "Ooops! I stepped on them!" or anything like that. The first pair had already endured that kind of abuse. No...this is the "I'm going to sit in the back of the car and twist and bend and mangle them till they bust!" We got our butts back to Wal-mart and immediately ordered a new pair of glasses. This time we got the bendy kind (let's hope they're Noah proof cause they aren't cheap). Joe got him a pair of cheap reading glasses for the meantime. Well, "the meantime" didn't last very long because the next day he did the same thing...back of the car...twist and mangle...and broken. He did it because he said he wanted his "new" ones. Oh...new glasses please get here soon!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Noah is full of surprises

I just had to laugh today when we had dropped Jessica off at school. I got the everyone back in the car to go home and of course, Noah does not want to put his seatbelt on. *Sigh* I counted to three and then grabbed his belt to put it on for him. He snatched it away from me and said, "I'm gonna do it...you bully!" ...awesome...

Friday, July 16, 2010