Tuesday, June 24, 2008

More wise words from my 4 year old

"I wish the sun was mine, and it was made out of M & M's."

Little Chuck

Zach, the belly Bartlett
Chuck, the iceman, Liddell

So I gave Zach a mohawk this weekend, thinking that it would last a day or two and then we would shave it. As soon as Tyson saw it, he told Zach he looked awesome and that he looked like Chuck Liddell. For those of you who aren't familiar with the high class world of Ultimate Fighting, he is like the UFC champ or something. Zach was so excited that he looked like a UFC fighter. I think the hawk might stay just a little bit longer. I don't mind so much, except that I think it just naturally brings out the naughty side in him. He just looks like a punk, therefore, he kind of acts like one. Once again, I brought this on myself.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Little Friends

Brookie, Zach, Keaton, and Kooper. They all had a great time partying it up in Rexburg.
I was trying so hard to get Brooklyn to cooperate and let me take a couple cute pics of her
She obviously was very happy to be photographed
Zach and Keaton pulling some sweet faces on the rocks.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pee Pool

This is Zach in his pool. A few minutes before this picture was taken. He was happily playing in it with his little friend girl Sam. He then announced that he peed in the pool. She quickly got out and this is how Zach spent the rest of his time in the pool. Alone. Moral of the story, your friends don't like to sit in your pee.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm gonna cut a Bear

Tonight Brooklyn went around and gathered Zach's Batman utility belt, Zach's rubber pirate dagger, and Zach's heavy duty LED flashlight. She then proceded to tell me she wanted to cut a bear and asked me to put the belt and dagger on her. As soon as I was finished, she drew the knife and told me she was cutting my arm off. Nice. So I guess when I posted about them being in their elements, and her being all girly, it was not entirely the case. Then Zach came in and told her she looked cute. She said, "no cute, cool." Yep, cool. for sure.

Hot Dog, I love my weinie Man

Last Saturday was our ward's summer party. The theme was Hot Diggity Dog. The invitations advertised that there was going to be a HOT DOG eating CONTEST. As soon as Ty saw this he was all over it. "I am going to enter and I am going to win!" he said. " also "I will bring in my secret strategy that I learned while watching the pros on T.V." When the big day came, he seemed ready, but as the moment approached I could tell he was beginning to feel a little aprehensive. I gently coaxed him up to the table and the competition began. He had his whole plan for victory worked out in his mind. They had to see who could eat the most hotdogs in 2 minutes. There were 6 contestants in all. Two 17 year olds, a returned missionary, Tyson and his buddy, John (they were the only actual adults), and a 4 year old little girl.

The contestants all ready to stuff their faces. Look how confident Ty looks
Ty and John talking smack to each other under their breath
oh, look at him go! his bright idea was to eat the weinie first and then soak the bun in water. Apparently, it helps it go down quicker.
He's lookin kind of sick here.

In the end Ty finished a whopping 2 hot dogs in 2 minutes. His older and wiser competetor ate 3 1/2 and was the winner. Nice work, John. The best part is, the four year old little girl also ate 2. Those didn't include the bun of course, but that is some serious meat for such a little one.
Anyways, even though I don't have the bragging rights that John's wife has, it was a very entertaining 2 minutes for us all.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

City of Roses

So apparently Portland is called the City of Roses and there was a big Rose festival downtown. So we went down to check it out. It was pretty fun and nice to see a new city

Zach got to go on this real boat and check out the weapons. very exciting
The hotel was a little cramped, so the kids got to share the playpen! that would be so sad if it were true
Hanging out at the Oregon Zoo.

A wedding and some weed

Ty's younger brother Brett was married in the Portland Temple on Saturday. So we flew up for the weekend to be with the family. His new wife is from the area.

Look at all these good lookin boys. Especially that little one

Already feelin like a lady's man

Ty found some suspicious foliage growing on the temple grounds. It is Oregon, land of the hippies.

It was sooo gorgeous there.

The happy couple already dealing with kids

Monday, June 9, 2008

What are you going to do today Napoleon

What ever I feel like, Gosh! Check out who we found in the Portland Temple! Napoleon Dynamite a.k.a. Jon Heder. Zach was so Freakin excited to see Napoleon. I do have to note, that Jon was a little less than excited to have his picture taken at the temple. But how cool is this?!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Mom when I grow up and I am a rockstar and you do my hair like this, I will mess it up when I get up on stage." Zach Bartlett

Nice to know that I will still be doing his hair when he is grown up

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


This is sooo Zach's element. Working in the backyard with his grandpa while wearing his overalls.

As soon as his grandpa got out the chainsaw, Zach came running inside looking for his own

And here we have Brooklyn in her element. Being the little Fairy princess diva that she loves to be.

Look at her big ethiopian belly poking out. I love it.
I just think it's so interesting how different little boys and girls are and what they are just naturally drawn to. Now the overalls, that was all Grandpa Bill's fault. Sidenote, those overalls are yet, another annoyance of mine. Zach asks to wear them everyday and it's fine for a day or two but then I really am done with them.

SOOO Annoyed

Zach and his friend are out in the backyard playing, which is a wonderful thing. Except the windows are open and all I can hear are their little voices imitating Patrick from Spongebob. Now, this is a voice that I really can't handle. When Zach talks in this voice I tell him to stop because it makes him sound really dumb. It seriously sounds like they are mentally handicapped. I know that they are little boys and it's fine, so I am not asking for a solution to this or even sympathy. I am just venting and saying ahhh! I hate that voice!!!
Mother of the friend, do not feel bad or apologize, we can laugh about it later.