Thursday, August 29, 2013

Funny Business

When Ruby was a baby Bobby played a game with her where he would clench his fists together in front of him and make a funny face. Ruby started doing it, balling up her fists and clenching them so tightly her arms would shake. It made us laugh.

So now Jack has started participating and the faces he makes when he does it crack us up. Why we play this game, I have no idea. But we think it's hilarious.

YouTube Video

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


We've been so blessed to have a gorgeous, mild summer with quite a bit of rain. And with all that rain we've seen a few beautiful rainbows. Ruby has been so excited to see them and every time it rains she asks if there will be a rainbow.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Daddy's Shades

If only he would keep sunglasses on...or at least a hat. Our sunny Colorado days are killer on the eyes!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The New Office: Construction

The walls are up!

From the front door looking into the lobby:

Down the hall:

From the break room looking to the front:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Morning Fun

While I'm getting ready in the morning, I shut the doors to our bedroom and let Jack have fun while I'm busy showering and beautifying. He comes up with interesting ways to entertain himself and always makes me smile.

He's started climbing in the laundry basket and thinks it's hilarious when he's in there. The only problem? He can't figure out how to get out.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ruby said...

Ruby likes to interject her own funny phrases and words when she's reading scriptures with us or saying prayers. The problem is it usually makes us laugh and then she tries even harder to make us laugh some more.

One night she was saying the dinner prayer and it went something like this:

Ruby: Thank you for my magical necklace and the magical food. And bless the magical Daddy and magical Mommy.

(After a few minutes of more magical ramblings....)

Bobby: Okay, wrap it up Ruby.

Ruby: We love you, in the name of the magical Jesus Christ, Amen.

Bobby and I both burst out laughing.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The New Office: Construction

The plumbing has been laid, the ductwork is going in, and the framing is going up.

The view from the front door. The framing in the foreground is the lobby wall:

From the back corner to the front door:

From the front corner (reception/office). The break room and Bobby's office are framed out in the back. You can see some of the plumbing lines for the operatories coming out of the floor:

Friday, August 9, 2013


Ruby's been taking swim lessons for a few weeks now and is very proud of her accomplishments (including putting her whole head in the water and blowing bubbles and doing bobs). Her teacher got her a pair of cheap dollar store goggles a couple weeks ago and Ruby loved them.

Except they were a little too big. So we went to Target and found some kid goggles. We took home a couple pairs because we weren't sure which ones would fit her best. Good thing we did, because there was a little boy who looked super cute in the ones Ruby didn't want.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The New Office

Well, since construction has officially commenced, we probably ought to update you on Bobby's own dental practice. He found a space he loved a few months ago and has been busy working with his consultant and architect to plan the space. With some of my input (okay, a lot of my input...Bobby hates this stuff) regarding materials and finishes we've finally got our selections and can show you the direction we're taking. It's going to be modern and fun and a little quirky and we're totally excited.

We're hunting for some art to decorate the space...we already have a really fun print of the Millenium Falcon that's getting framed as we speak, so this is definitely a project for Bobby's inner fanboy.

We'll take pictures as construction progresses. We're excited...are you?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Fun with Family

We had such a great time with my sister and her family. The girls were in heaven and wore themselves out to the point of collapsing into bed each night. Annie and Jonathan planned their trip around the 4th of July so we enjoyed the small carnival our city puts on each year. Pony rides, jump houses, food, it was a good time.

And Ruby was able to enjoy her first fireworks. Another great thing about our new house? Location. The fireworks are set off in the park next to our neighborhood. So we could watch from our front yard, or walk 100 feet to the end of the street and see the whole show. Totally great.

And Annie bought a little face painting kit which the girls got a couple days worth of play out of. An entire afternoon with the cutest cats in existence? Yes please.

And since Grandpa gave us all the fishing bug, we drove up to Estes Park and fished in a private pond where they provide all the gear and clean your fish, you just pay for what you catch. The girls were very proud of their catches. And the dinner that night was absolutely delicious.

We also went to a local you-pick farm and brought home an obscene amount of sour cherries. We made jam, pie and crisp. Between those goodies and all the other food we gorged on that week, we all ended our vacation a couple pounds heavier. But it was so, so good.

Annie and Jonathan, we had such a great time! Thanks for the wonderful visit and memories. Don't stay away too long!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A surprise visit

My sister and her sweet family came to visit us for the 4th of July. We knew they were coming. There were a couple people we didn't know were coming. Grandma and Grandpa showed up on our front door the day after Annie and her family came. I might have screamed in shock.

The surprise quickly wore off and the girls settled in to the very important business of spending as much time as humanely possible with their grandparents.

And Grandpa began teaching his grand kids how to fish (something my grandpa taught me. Made me smile.)

We were so glad we had such a wonderful surprise from two of the best people in the world.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Status of the boy

So Jack's been dropping on the percentile chart for weight for months now. Plummeting. He hung out around the 3rd percentile for a while but he fell off the chart a few months ago.

So our life has been filled with weight checks and questions from the pediatrician. We haven't been too worried because he's meeting milestones and eats and sleeps well and is one very happy boy. But our doctor wanted to be sure there wasn't something funny going on so he ordered some blood work and Jack had to get blood drawn. Let's just sum up the experience by saying he wasn't happy about it. At all.

But the tests came back just fine and Jack remains our happy skinny boy. At the last weight check he was still off the chart but he had maintained his curve.

No more weight checks. We just have to try to get him to eat as much butter, sour cream, cheese and fatty foods as possible. I'm jealous.