Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Dark Knight


I haven't watched any of the Batman Movies since I don't know...maybe that last one with Chris O'Donnell in it because I thought they were really dumb with all the neon and stuff.
A couple of weeks ago Peter and I noticed that we had recorded Batman Begins in HD while we had free HBO, so we decided to watch it. I really liked that movie but still had no desire to see the new one (The Dark Knight) cause I have heard from quite a few people that it is so dark and awful. Last weekend Peter and I went to the movies and from lack of good movie selection, we went ahead and saw The Dark Knight. There may be something wrong with me, because I really, really liked this movie! I just may be a little dark and twisted.

Friday, August 22, 2008

preschool...

I put Jake in a little co-op preschool with 3 other women in our ward. It's only once a week for 1 1/2 hours, perfect for a little boy who just turned 3. And I only have to teach him once a month...I think I can handle that!
Today was his first day. He was so excited and wore his backpack for at least 30 minutes before it was time to go.

I think he was a little nervous cause I couldn't get much of a smile out of him.
But he is still stinkin' cute!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

High School Tag!

1. Did you date someone from your school? not really...a dance here and there, but no boyfriends.
2. What kind of car did you drive? 1985 Honda Accord junior year, when I was a senior I drove this little red chevy truck that I hated till I got my dad to sell it and he bought me a 1989 Honda Accord with a CD player and a sunroof! I had that car till August 2002!
4. Were you a party animal? I think you would have to go to parties to be considered a party animal!
5. Were you considered a flirt? I might of tried, but obviously not very successful.
6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Nope.
7. Were you a nerd? I don't think so.
8. Were you on any varsity teams? Yes, Soccer! You go girl! We had that phrase on our soccer sweatshirts...so maybe I was a nerd.
9. Did you get suspended/expelled? Never!
10. Can you still sing the fight song? Yes. Dear Ol' AF High....
11. Who were your favorite teachers? Mr. Garlick my German teacher, his class was soooo laid back and Ms. Batmale (sp?) for history, she actually made history exciting! (same ones, shellie!)
12. Where did you sit during lunch? My senior year I didn't have the same lunch as my friends, so I just went home for lunch
13. What was your school's full name? American Fork High School
14. School mascot? CAVEMAN
15. Did you go to Homecoming and who with? I went with Aaron Branch my junior year.
16. If you could go back and do it again, would you? No way! I think that is a "been there done that" thing you never want to do again.
17. What do you remember most about graduation? Not much, was glad to get it over with. I think I have always wanted to be older than I am.
18. Where did you go senior skip day? I think I skipped senior skip day!
19. Were you in any clubs? No, but some friends and I got our picture taken with the German Club for the yearbook. I think just to see how many times we could be in the yearbook.
20. Have you gained some weight since then? Oh yeah, I wish I could say it was all because of babies, but baby is 3 now...
21. Who was your prom date? I didn't go to a prom for my school, but I went to Orem High School's prom my junior year. For some reason I can't remember his name, but his older brother was friends with my brother, ...I think his last name is staiger?
22. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? That was 3 years ago! I didn't go. I had just had my last baby a few weeks earlier and I refuse to go FAT!

I tag-Shauna, Tina, Liz, and Allison and anyone else that wants to do it- NO LIES! We are all adults now and it's in the past :)

Yeah...there is no #3, I guess it just got skipped.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

too funny not to post...

ok, so i have been on this computer a lot again today and thought i better go check on jake and see what he was doing. i walk in the family room and found him lying on the floor asleep. this is not unusual for him. i don't make him take naps anymore because he won't go to bed at night if he does, but when he does fall asleep on his own i usually let him.
here is the funny part...


i now remember him saying that he needed to go to the bathroom, so i told him to go. i have been trying to get him to go by himself and i would normally go check on him to make sure he did it ok, but i forgot. luckily the pee was in the toilet (unflushed) just must have been too tired to pull up his pants! when i saw him i busted up laughing and had to take a picture before i pulled his underwear up.

this kid is probably going to hate me for this one day, but it was just too cute not to post!

Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm almost done....

This is my 9th post for today. So make sure you scroll down to check them all out!!

I am almost caught up on my posts. I posted several today of our vacation in Utah this summer and still have a couple more to do, but those will have to wait till later.

Chatwin Family Reunion

On Friday July 25th my mother in law reserved an indoor pool in Tooele for all of us to swim. We went out to dinner before at Casa Del Ray (little mexican restaurant in Grantsville) where they reserved the patio for us. It was a little warm but not a big deal for us arizonians.

It was so nice to be able to let the little kids run around and not have to worry about bothering the other customers.

Since this was the only night the Chatwin side was going to be all together (minus uncle scott who is overseas) we decided to take some pictures.
All the Chatwin grandkids.

The original Chatwin family with baby Jillian filling in for her dad (Scott)

The pool is a really nice pool with a high dive and a low dive, waterslide, lazy river, kids play area, a lap area and it even had a basketball hoop at one end of the pool. We had so much fun being able to swim in this big huge pool and have it just be our little family.

Nathan and Caleb
Caleb on the high dive
Owen
Abbey

Livvy and Quincy
Cameron and Nathan
Tyler, Aunt Kim and Haley
Papa and Jake
Uncle Ryan and Luke

Quincy and Caleb
Jaron and Owen
Uncle John and McKaden
Baby Jillian
My sister in law Brandee aka Birthday girl.





Reunion-24th of July

We celebrated the 24th of July with some shooting and a baseball game. My brother Jason is a "cop" so he took us out west in the middle of nowhere to practice some shooting. We were able to use some really cool guns. I have no idea what kind they are or anything like that, but some of them were pretty big. It was a little harder to keep the kids occupied for this activity, cause it was really hot with not much to do. We even tried to put a movie on in our car for the kids to watch...but after about an hour and 45 minutes the battery died in our car. Luckily there were a few of us with jumper cables, so it wasn't that big of a deal.
Setting up targets.
Loading the ammo
Peter's first!
Peter and my brother Brent

hanging out

me with Jason helping, and I think that is my brother in law Doug behind me

Janna and her husband Doug
Me and Jake watching
Peter and a little handgun with my Jim and his little boy Carter behind him.
Ashley with Doug
Peter helping Owen with a be be gun.


me shooting
video

Peter and Brent shooting
video

That night we went to the Orem Owls baseball game (a really minor league team). It is a nice SMALL stadium compared to the d-backs stadium, there wasn't a bad seat.


The kids enjoyed these huge otter pops ($1.00 each-the only cheap food you can buy) and it really cooled them off and quenched their thirst ( that sounds a little vampire-ish to me).


They had fireworks after the game that were really awesome! (please ignore the top of this stranger's head in the picture-oh and my camera sucks) That was the last event of my family reunion. It was so much fun to be together and have so many things to do together. Hopefully next time my parents will be able to join us!

Reunion-Guitar Hero Night

Wednesday was a more relaxing day. In the afternoon I took the kids to the airport to go pick up Peter! We hadn't seen him for 12 days! It was so nice to have us join us. That evening everybody went to my brother Jason's house for a light dinner and Guitar Hero. Everyone had lots of fun taking turns and playing together. And there was lots of time for reminiscing about the olden days...

My nephews Josh and Michael
Josh and my sister in law Melissa (Jimmy's wife)
My niece Noelle and my little sister Ashley
Ashley again
My nieces Katy and Jacey


Later that night my brother Jeff, Jim, and Jason had an indoor soccer game (my family pretty much grew up playing soccer) so we went to watch them. I really want to play again...but I better get in shape first!

Reunion-Raging Waters

Tuesday, July 22nd was Raging Waters day. My sister Janna got us a screaming deal on tickets (25 dollars for each family) so we spent the day there. We rented 2 Cabanas right next to each other to make sure we had plenty of shade to come to throughout the day. Little did we know that we were going to need it to shelter us from a major rain/thunderstorm. With all the rain it was so much fun! I think we will try and make this a yearly event!




The kids made this as another shelter from the rain.

After we were home and all cleaned up, we went to my brother Jeff's house to hang out. They pulled all of their fun toys for us to use! This is me thinking I am so brave to go on this ramp till I realize that...
this is what I am supposed to look like...
or even this. Maybe next year I'll get brave enough to catch some air!
Abbey-wipe out! My sister in law got a moped for christmas and was nice enough to let us ride it.
When I stopped after my ride, Jake climbed right on so I took him for a ride.
Quincy riding with uncle Doug (Janna's husband)
Abbey's turn with Uncle Doug
My little sister Ashley with her little boy AJ.
Playing on a teeter totter thingy.


After is got dark, Jeff pulled out his firepit so we could roast marshmallows and make s'mores!


Thanks so much to Jeff and Kelly letting us come to their house for an impromptu get together.