Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Snacking in Bed

Apparently while I was taking a nap (and thought the boys were napping too...) Nathan thought Jonah needed some raisins. I wish I remembered how full the jar was before...

I do NOT look forward to changing this little man's diapers tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Brother Poop Shenanigans

Why does motherhood have to involve so much poop? During nap time Nathan decided to take off his poopy diaper and put it in Jonah's bed... And then Jonah thought it would be a good idea to eat it. (Ew!) Luckily he didn't get sick from it, but seriously. Gross.

(And I promise my kids usually have sheets on their beds...)

He was happy because he got a bath out of the whole ordeal. And like I always say, at least he is so dang cute!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ag Days

Yesterday we went to "Ag Days" at the college, which is a free activity the agricultural department puts on to teach about farming and cows and stuff. It turned out to be so fun!

This little man just hung out in the stroller looking handsome.

I tried to get a picture of the kids by the tractor wheel, but none of them were going to have that...

Ellie and Nathan enjoyed looking at the cows and horses. 

And they thought sitting on the tractors was pretty cool!

Although Nathan was a little worried about how high up he was.

The kids both really liked milking the fake cow. I kept telling Ellie that she was milking a cow, and she kept saying "It's water though, right Mom?" 

After they "milked" for awhile, we went and did some other activities. When we came back around to this cow, Ellie said, "Mom, can I go do the pee again?" Ummm...

There were lots of treats: ice cream, pancakes, homemade French fries, bread and honey (bonus that Uncle Joe was giving out the bread!), and TONS of candy, but the kids' favorite treat by far was the otter pops. Even Jonah sucked his completely dry.

It must have been a successful day because all three of the kids fell asleep on the way home! We will definitely be going back next year!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sam's Birthday

For Sam's birthday we decided to go on a little hike since it was such a beautiful day. As we went to back out of our driveway, there was this weird sound and the car wouldn't move. We thought we were running over something, but when we got out to look, we saw that Nathan had put a rock in the wheel. Awesome.

And it was pretty big, too!

I didn't get any good pictures from the hike, but the kids had fun running around, and once we got to the top they loved putting their feet in the water.

When we got home, we put the kids down for naps and we took a nap too! How nice! 

When we woke up, we did some yard work. While we were out there Sam said "If anyone had told me when I was younger that I would want to spend my birthday doing yard work, I would have thought they were crazy!"

We took the family out for dinner, and after only one spilled cup of water we were back home and frosting the cake. When I asked Sam a few weeks ago what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he said "I want a really rich chocolate cake, like Bruce Boggtrotter." (From the movie Matilda)

I don't think his cake really rivaled Bruce's, but it did the job.

Ellie kept telling me that we had to have hats for Daddy's birthday, so we got hats. And they were pretty cute! 

We did cake, ice cream and presents, and we all went to bed completely sugar-buzzed. Happy Birthday, Sam!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Photography by Nathan

A picture of his puppy,

And one in black and white.

The grill through the screen,

And of course a selfie!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It's Finally Summer!

It's finally summer in Rexburg.

And we are all very excited about it!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Adding to the Yard

This weekend we decided to take advantage of an awesome sale the greenhouse at BYU-Idaho had and get a few trees and bushes for our yard. The kids had a blast helping Sam get everything planted.

Ellie put some water in the hole before the tree was put in.

She also thought the slug we found was pretty cool. 

And she got to water the tree after it was planted.

Of course they had to get a drink from the hose just like Dad.

Nathan's turn to water a new plant!

I'm so glad it's finally warming up here in Rexburg!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Baby Brubaker #4

Well, there is a reason my blog posts have been few and far between lately:

     We are expecting baby number 4, and we couldn't be more excited! I have been incredibly sick so blogging is not on the top of my list of things that need to be done. In fact, anything that has been done has been done by Sam. He's seriously a super hero. I don't know how he does it. He wakes up at 5:30 to exercise and then he takes care of the kids while he lets me sleep in, he works all day long, then comes home and makes dinner, takes care of the kids, puts them to bed, and cleans. And he does it all with a positive attitude while I sit around trying to keep the contents of my stomach in my stomach. He really is amazing. I'm so grateful for how understanding and helpful he is. 

     I am 10 weeks pregnant today, so I have about 3 weeks left of feeling sick, then I will be back to my normal self. I can't wait!

     The kids are really excited about the baby as well, especially Ellie. She is absolutely convinced that she is going to have a sister, but with the Brubaker odds, we will have to see. She loves to look at the ultrasound pictures and tell me about what each part of the baby's body is. Her latest comment is "She is a girl, but she has short hair because she is a baby." (Already referring to the baby as "she..." I hope her hopes aren't dashed at the gender ultrasound!) She has been asking a lot of questions about where the baby is in my tummy, so I taught her about how there is a special place in my tummy called a uterus that keeps the baby safe and warm until it is big enough to come out. I think she got "uterus" mixed up with "cocoon" because she said to me yesterday, "Mom, the baby is safe in your tummy because it is in your raccoon." Sam and I had a good laugh about that one, but I'm sure it made sense in her little mind because cocoons and uteruses have similar functions I guess. She also loves to come up and "kiss the baby," ask "where are the baby's hands?" then put her hand on my tummy, and ask if the baby is hungry, thirsty, or sleeping. As I was eating this morning she asked me why I was eating so slowly, then before I could answer she said, "Oh! It's so the baby won't choke!" Of course that led into a conversation about the umbilical cord and how the baby gets its food from my blood. She thought that was pretty cool. It's really fun that she is old enough to understand pregnancy at least a little bit.

     Sam came the the first ultrasound with me, and we both said how we couldn't believe that even though we have seen 3 other babies on ultrasound, the joy and love we felt with seeing number 4 is the same as with the other babies. We are really excited to be adding another little member to our family, and we can't wait to see if he/she will be born this year or next!
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