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The sky is falling

It got up to the 90s here in mid May, so we decided to turn on the swamp cooler.  That was a mistake.  Kyle hooked everything back up again and turned on the water to it and we assumed that life was good.  I put the kids to bed and started doing dishes.  All the sudden water started spraying me and I couldn't figure out where it was coming from.  Eventually, I discovered that the source was water coming down through the ceiling fan across the room (which was on) and being thrown across the room by the fan.  I figured that water coming down through the fan was probably a bad thing, so I ran outside to tell Kyle to turn the water off.  He did, and then climbed up in the attic to see the damage.  A pipe had burst in our attic leading to the swamp cooler.  Bummer.  We figured he would just replace it in the next few days and we'd wait to use the swamp cooler until then.  Second mistake.  Apparently, in that brief time (half hour maybe?) that the water was on, we had nicely soaked s

Alexa is 2!

Man, how time flies.  If you can't tell by all of my other posts, we LOVE our little girl!  She makes us laugh every day, and we can't get enough of her hilarious personality and babble.  She is quite the talker.  When I went in to get her the morning of her birthday I said, "Happy Birthday, Alexa!"  Her response: "A birthday cake?!" Favorite food: golden grahams, freeze dried blueberries and broccoli, chicken nuggets and french fries, smoothies Favorite books: Hercules, Peter Pan Favorite movies: Dora the Explorer, How to Train Your Dragon Favorite play time: having us pretend to be horseys and going for a ride, reading books, looking at photo albums, coloring (particularly drawing spiders), going to the park and playing on the slide/see saw/swings/bench, and now playing outside with Roxy Favorite Songs: Itsy Bitsy Spider, Wheels on the Bus, ABCs, I Am a Child of God -- she knows the words to all of them! Vocab: She'll count up to 15, sing


May is a big month for us with our anniversary (2nd), Kyle's birthday and Mother's Day (both on the 12th), and Alexa's birthday (16th).  Kyle got a sitter for our anniversary and we went out to a yummy Italian restaurant called Gloria's Little Italy, where they make homemade noodles and sauce that are to die for. Kyle told me how rough it was to have to share his birthday with Mother's Day as a kid, and I could tell that he wasn't all that excited for it as an adult either, so we kind of split it up.  He took me to the Golden Corral breakfast buffet on Saturday as an early Mother's Day celebration.  All the breakfast food you can eat -- good plan.  He also made me breakfast on Mother's Day, but he got to pick dinner.  My big surprise for his birthday was a dog!  He's been wanting one for years, and I thought this summer might actually work.  I looked at a bunch of shelters in the area, and finally found a good dog at a shelter up in Park City.  Sid

Cedar City with Marmie and Grandpa

Kyle's parents called us last Thursday and asked if we wanted to meet them in Cedar City on Friday.  It was a great, last-minute weekend getaway.  We had lots of fun (Alexa LOVED playing with Marmie, Grandpa and our cousin Kirsten) and we loved having a little break from home. Cool Alexa getting ready to swim with Marmie.  Oh, and this is right before we noticed that Alexa peed through her pants and onto Marmie.  Someone was a little too excited to go swimming.... Tyler's first time in the pool!  He did really well--very chill.  Never even made a squeak about being in the agua. She took a solid 3 hour nap!  Miracle of miracles. And then Saturday night we came to bed and found her like this!! Hanging totally off the bed.  Kyle pushed her back in, but about a half hour later we awake to the thunk of Alexa rolling off the bed.  Kyle jumped over me like a ninja and grabbed her off the floor and then slept with her.  What a spaz child.