Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Laundry Advice?

So, our belt in our dryer broke and we won't be able to get it fixed for a whole week! I attempted to hang dry clothes today but they all turned out really stiff. And the towels feel horrible! I looked online to get ideas on how to air dry clothes (pathetic right?) and it didn't mention anything special. Does anyone have any advice? I don't know if I need a different detergent to make the fabric softer? Please leave your comments/advice! -tiff

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Baby Bumblebee!

Little Freeman loves acting out songs, and this is him acting out the Bumblebee song.

Dedicated to Grandma Jolene

Big Boy Bed

Nathan is growing like a weed so it's almost time to move him into the crib so we needed Freeman to start transitioning over to the toddler bed. We were going to have him take naps first, but one night I was getting him ready for bed and he went to the toddler bed. I thought, might as well give it a try, so we did our bedtime routine and I tucked him in. It was a success! He's been sleeping in the "Big Boy Bed" for almost two weeks and we are so proud of him. Here is a picture of him sleeping in the bed his first night! I'm so proud!

Sleeping Brothers

I was holding Nathan and Freeman was trying to crawl all over me for attention. Finally I asked him if he wanted to cuddle with me to. So while I had Nathan in my left arm, I had my right arm around Freeman. I was making faces at Nathan and talking to him, when I noticed Freeman started to lean more into me and then practically roll against me... He fell asleep! I moved him off of me and then noticed Nathan started to doze off. I then layed Nathan next to Freeman and they took a 30 minute nap. I had to get a picture of this and thought they looked so sweet! I love our boys!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Erickson Visit

This past week we went to the Wildlife World Zoo and had the chance to feed the giraffes. It was such a fun experience and we were laughing so hard. If you look closely at the picture you can see how long the giraffe's tongue is... We would try to drop the food on it's tongue but it would get our hand and curl it's tongue around it which was the wierdest feeling!

Mom and Freeman racing down the slide.

Little Freeman loves slides. He will wait at the top and say, "2,3, slide!" and then slide down. This was one of his favorite things at the zoo. Kids are so funny.

Freeman and Tohbi anxiously waiting for Grandma and Grandpa Erickson, and Uncle Nick to come over.

Grandma and Grandpa Erickson holding Nathan and Freeman after Nate's blessing.

Don't trust a kid with a Snack Pack...

Little Freeman is going through the stage where he wants to be independent so he likes to feed himself. He has been doing a great job lately so I gave him a Pudding Snack Pack and a spoon and started making dinner. Occasionally I would turn around and check on him and he was doing fine. Well I continued to cook and started thinking to myself, "This is so nice I can finally cook dinner without waiting on him hand and foot." I finished cooking and turned around and this is what I saw. What a stinker.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Nathan's Blessing

This past Sunday we had the opportunity to bless Nathan. This is an ordinance when the Dad gives the baby a name and a blessing. The name is recorded and the blessing is a prayer that is inspired by the Holy Ghost. For example Freeman prayed before giving the blessing to know what to say and also during the blessing some things just came to him so it was included. It was a beautiful blessing and I am so proud of my husband for being a worthy priesthood holder so he is able to give our children blessings and that he is such a great example for them. I am thankful for my children and how sweet and loving they are. I am also thankful for our families that love and support our family and these important events in our lives.