Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"We gonna play with the baseball ball?"

The Tuesday night forecast showed a slight chance at rain and a 100% chance of poor air quality. Please, that's not enough for us to keep our poor little kids in house, especially when there's a free baseball game downtown. Mark's former school (UVU) was in town to play the Utes and Chad was really dying to go, so we decided to check it out for a minute. Besides, the last time we got Chad excited about a baseball game, it snowed and we stayed home...he was bummed (poor justification I know.) Thankfully, any chance of rain and all current pollutants cleared up quickly and it made for a great night. The weather even got so mild that we didn't mind bringing Alli out from her bundle. Chad watched attentively for about 10 minutes and spent the rest of the time watching who-know's-what. We'd tell him the name of the batter coming up (like "Jace" for example), and then for the next six batters (on both teams) he'd ask, "Is that Jace?" It was pretty cool, especially when Jace hit a homerun and the Wolverines won the game.

Friday, March 19, 2010

This is the Place

We were lucky to have Mary's Mom, aka, "Maka" come stay with us for a few days. While Mark was at school, Mary, Maka, Chad, and Alli went to Heritage Park and rode the train around the pioneer village.

Chad playing in the miniture village.

Alli didn't get to see a whole lot from her carseat.
Not exactly the best vantage point.

Chad praying with the family.

The following day was St. Patty's Day so we threw in this pic. for kicks.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Chad cracks us up on a daily basis with the things that come out of his mouth, even when he stutters and it takes five second to say the one word he's looking for. Here are a few things he's said that we had to write down. In the past few months, Chad says that he loves things.... EVERYTHING. We say, "Do you want to play tee-ball?" And he'd respond, "Yeah! I love tee-ball! I love it!" One day Mary had to take Chad to the doctor so she told him to get in the car. He asked if we were going to the store and Mary didn't want to tell him yet where they were going so she said, "No, we're going.......somewhere else." To which Chad responded enthusiastically, "Yeah! I love else!" On another occasion Mark said to Chad, "What time is it?" (no, he doesn't tell time yet, but Mark was having a teaching moment,) and said, "Look, it's one thirty." And you can guess what Chad said next,....."Yeah, I love thirties!"

He just loves life and the simplest things! Recently, he's also been referring to himself as "Chaddy". We say, "Are you a monster?" And he says, "I'm not a monster I'm Chaddy." We only call him that occasionally so we figure he wants to be like everyone else in the family. Daddy, Mommy, Alli, and......Chaddy.