Monday, October 10, 2011

Staycation- a lot of pictures from doing a lot of nothing

 I had a week off from work & it was lovely! No, we didn't do anything really fun or exciting, but it was nice to spend some much needed time at home! I did take quite a few pictures (which was a goal of mine... I noticed I'd been slacking a lot lately, especially taking pictures of Sterling- the kid's growing up too fast!), so here are some of the pictures I took from me Staycation: 

Chapter 1- At home
 where we spent most of my week off

I did a LOT of cleaning, & this was taken on the day I was washing all the bedding so please ignore the bare mattress (we're really not that white trash),  but I LOVE when they nap together!

Roman is obsessed with cars, so we spent a lot of time playing with them... he was particularly proud of this line up he did!
Sterling started sitting up on his own, & I was glad I had my photo taking resolution fresh in my mind so that I'd be sure to document it!
 These 2 were playing so cute together that I wanted to get a picture of them together, but this is what I got...

 Roman smiling, Sterling looking away.
Then Sterling smiling and Roman looking away.

And finally, both of them looking at me like I'm retarded. Gotta love it!
PS- I love that they look like brother's in this picture!

This is what my kitchen looks like most nights while I'm making dinner- Roman "helping" (but really just making a mess) and Sterling chewing on every cooking utensil in my jar.

But I wouldn't change any of it! I love when they hang out with me while I cook!

& who cares if I have to wash every spoon, EVERY night?! He's having a good time :)

Chapter 2- Outside
The one fun thing we did do was go to the zoo. Anthon only had a couple jobs since it was a down day, so he got to come too- YAY!

This was our first time seeing the orangutan exhibit, and it was a big hit, UNTIL....

Lovely, right?! & there wasn't a tight seal on the glass, so it started to run out on our side of the glass. Needless to say, we didn't hang out there much longer. Nasty primate!

This was the week before the lovely, cool weather hit, so it was pretty toasty! It was still fun to be outside together though... & we did hit up the splash pad, too.

I LOVE this picture!! Such handsome boys!

 PS- One other thing I did while on vacation was find a new home for our dog, Gunner. Anthon was kinda sad about it, but honestly we never played with the poor thing & Roman has literally been crying to go outside & play (but he couldn't with that GIANT dog back there). So, it's better for everyone! Gunner's with someone that has the time to play with him and Roman is able to go outside & play  (which he has, for several hours, every morning)!

 Chapter 3- Things of the Spirit
This week off of work really came about because I had 2 important events on consecutive Saturday's. Since I was taking 2 Saturday's off in a row, and I had a week of remaining vacation & no where else to put it, I just squished it between the 2 Saturday's.
The Saturday starting off my vacation was my brother Peter & his wife Kelly's sealing.

 It was beautiful & I'm so happy for them! They are 2 of my favorite people & I love them both dearly!
The Saturday ending my vacation was General Conference. This was the first year in a long time that I was able to watch all the sessions. I usually work on Saturday's & miss the morning and part of the afternoon session because of that. Last April I decided I wasn't going to miss any of the sessions any more, & I'm so glad I didn't!

Roman did really well with all 4 sessions... & the little printable coloring books helped a lot

LOVE this picture, too!! Such sweet guys!
I'm so thankful for a living prophet & the chance we had to listen to him & his apostles!

& that's the end of my "Staycation"... I can't wait til my next one!