Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bath Time.

Bath time in our house = play time, especially in the winter.  Bodie goes nuts when he hears the bath water start to run and he will throw a fit if he can't get in.  
Truman likes to 'swim' during bath time - last week Gregg bought him some goggles so he could open his eyes while under the water.  He likes to sink his bath toys and then go swimming for them.

And one "out take" just for a good laugh.  I love Bodies face in this picture...
"mom, enough already, let us bath in peace, please"

Monday, February 27, 2012


It's no secret that we love balls around our house.  Addie made this picture of Truman {for Valentines Day}.  When he opened it up he went straight up stairs, pulled out his stickers and placed the coordinating stickers on the balls.  So cute.  Thanks Addie.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Book Club.

We had book club today.  We read Persuasion by Jane Austen.  I don't think I have ever read a Jane Austen book, how terrible is that?  I really enjoyed this book - I like how throughout the entire book the main character Anne Elliot is constantly 'persuading' everyone to do different things, and then we learn that several years earlier she was persuaded not to marry  Frederick Wentworth.  We learned at book club today that this book was published after Jane Austen had died.  She had never chosen a title for the book so her brother titled it Persuasion.  Interesting.  Many people think it is her best book.
Thank you Monica for hosting us for breakfast and a discussion.
I give this book three stars out of five.

Next we are reading Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Flashbacks.

The news here in Utah has been doing specials for the past two weeks all about the 2002 Olympics that took place in Salt Lake City.  For Friday flashbacks I figured I would flashback to February 2002 when my family went to Africa during the Olympics {Gregg will never let me live it down that I left town for the Olympics}.  
Our "home" for a 16 day safari.  
front: Paul, Nathan, Anthony
back: Dallin, McKay, Camille and Valine 
 Me with a 'chocolate' baby
cute McKay cooling off with Sprite.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Park.

 Truman was so excited to see grass in St. George - even if it was brown and dead.  We made time to stop by the park and play before heading home.
 Becka and Lincoln.
 I like how in the picture above she is teasing him and in this picture she is ducking and running from him because he threw the ball at her!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

St. George Temple.

 Sunday afternoon puzzles at Grandma and Grandpa Araves house.

Gergg, Truman, Dallin, McKay.
 Bodie eating grandma's iphone...
...until she took it away!
 Is it okay to play baseball on temple grounds?

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Most of our Saturday morning in St. George was spent look at the 2012 parade of homes.  We tired Bodie out.
We stopped at my grandma and grandpa Quinn's house for some baseball.
Four generation picture
Marline Quinn, Paul Robert Quinn, Truman Paul Simons, John Quinn, Bodie Robert Simons, Camille Quinn Simons.
Bodie loves root-beer malts as much as his mommy!
 Of course Truman loved all the time he had to play with his cousin Lincoln
{we had dinner at Marv's.  I highly recommend it - on the corner of Bluff and Sunset}

Friday, February 17, 2012


We are enjoying a sunny weekend in St. George.  Tonight we had dinner at Irmita's with my Grandma and grandpa Arave.  
Trumans new favorite game.