Thursday, July 31, 2008

Adventures in Turtlesitting

So, we've had the turtles for almost a week now and we've been feeding them various things we think they might eat. We first tried the hot dogs, but neither of them ate their chunks. So, a couple of days later we fed them lettuce. The one turtle that doesn't live in the water ate it right up. We also fed them cucumber peels and they seemed to like that too. Well, today Christian brought home a bottle full of grasshoppers. Christian pulled off their back legs and fed them to the turtles and this is what we saw... was pretty entertaining! The turtle ate four of these grasshoppers in like 5 minutes! We were pretty impressed. I guess we were starving the poor guy! My favorite is Carson trying to coax the turtle into eating it!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Turtle Sitting

Yesturday I got a call from a lady in our branch who wanted to know if Carson would be willing to watch their two turtles for them while they are out of town this weekend. So...Carson has his first "babysitting" job. I think they asked him to watch theirs because he told them all about his turtle that went away. Anyways, they brought over two turtles in a kiddie swimming pool. one of them lives in a bucket of water, and another one chills out in the pool. He has a brick to sun on and a little bit of water to cool off in. I have to say, Carson has been a pretty good little babysitter. He goes outside ever so often to check on them. Today, we got to feed them each a little piece of hot dog. He got kind of mad that they weren't eatting it right away! I just hope that they don't decide to get out while they are at our house...we don't seem to have very good luck with turtles!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Well, we've finally made it back home! We had such a good time while we were back home in Wyoming. Carson and I got to spend almost 2 weeks visiting family and were spoiled rotten! Our first week there was pretty much planned before we got there. We flew into Billings Monday afternoon. Tuesday we went over to Lovell to see Christian's family. While we were there, we got to help the boys move cows from one pasture to another. Papa Asay had been waiting for Carson to come so he could move the cows, and Carson was so excited to help! He got to ride on the horse with Papa for like 3 hours and loved EVERY minute of it! The only let down of the day was that Matthew didn't rope the goat! I don't really know how the goat roping thing came about, but there is a goat that adopted the Asay cows and I guess Matthew was going to rope the goat and they just didn't have time to, but Carson told everyone he talked to, even people at church today, that Matthew didn't rope the goat. It's pretty funny that that made such a lasting impression to him!

Wednesday we went out on the boat with my family. It was so nice to be out on the water again. I have to say that I really miss boating. Maybe some day we'll be able to get one ourselves! Carson rode in the tube a couple of times and loved it. He also had a good time just sitting in it with a stick paddling he and my brother picked up on one of their rides. The best part...I finally tanned my legs! Woo Hoo!

Thursday we left for Logan, UT, and didn't get back home until Sunday. My sister is going to school there next semester, so we went to find her a place to live. While we were there we played at the park, swam, and shopped. It was lots of traveling, but was a good time. We went through Yellowstone park on our way down and Carson looked and looked for animals, but didn't see any. But, sure enough, as soon as he fell asleep, we saw a bunch of buffalo...go figure!

Monday I got to go to the froggy pond in Powell with one of my best friends from high school and her two boys. It was fun to visit with her and see her new baby! That night, my dad put together a power wheels truck that Carson loved to sit in. Notice I said sit in. The whole driving thing kind of freaked him out! He kept telling us "no push the peddle!" Oh well, he loved to just go outside and sit in it!

Tuesday, we went back to Lovell for a family get together. Emily and Stetson were in town too, so Jan had a bbq with all the grandma and grandpa's. It was so much fun to get to see everyone!

Wednesday, Carson and I went to lunch with one of my other friends from hishschool. It was so much fun to talk to her. She is due to have a boy too a week before me, so it was fun to see her. I wish I had thought to bring my camera with me and get a picture taken with her! That afternoon, we had a day at the pool at my parent's house. We played in the pool all afternoon and then bbq-ed that night. We tried to roast marshmallows over the firepit, but the wind was blowing like crazy!

Thursday we just stuck around Powell. Carson was in major need of a good nap, so we just stayed home. Papa and Mema Asay come to Powell to get parts so we got to say goodbye to them again. We went and ate at one of faves that night...El Tapatio...yummy!

Friday, we flew out at 4, so we didn't do anything! It was so much fun to see everyone! We always have so much fun and the time seems to fly by TOO fast while we are there! Luckily, we get to go back for a really quick trip in a month for Matthew's wedding.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Garden update!

I just had to post some pictures of our garden. It's been so much fun to watch it grow and even more fun to be able to eat what has grown. We have finished off our radishes, and recently have been induldging in fresh peas, Carson's favorite, cucumbers, and green peppers. In fact, we made stuffed peppers tonight for dinner and they were quite delicious! We have a TON of tomatoes on our plants and are just waiting for them to ripen. I told Christian that they will probably all turn while Carson and I are gone, so he'll have to keep on top of them while we aren't there.

The beginning of it...

Carson and I are leaving tomorrow to head up to Wyoming for a week and a half. We are both pretty excited to go. We are sad that Christian doesn't get to go with us again, but atleast he'll get to go home for Matthew's wedding in August. Papa Asay has been waiting for Carson to come and help move cows, so he's been practicing the last couple of days on his stick and rocking horses who he has named Annie and Chief (both of which are names of two of the Asay's horses). Here is a cute picture of him from today practicing on Chief. He's so excited to be able to help his papa.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

A little of this and a Little of That

We had a great 4th of July. We didn't really have any plans for the day, but the night before you decided we would have a bbq and invite a couple famililes from our branch over. We had great food, good conversation, and fun with fireworks. We cooked burger and dogs, and I attempted to make Jan's baked beans for the first time...they turned out pretty good except my crock pot broke so I had to cook them in the oven...luckily I started them early enough to catch it! After dinner, we took our chairs to the front yard and watched the kids light off fireworks. Carson's favorite has to be sparklers...he was asking all day if he could go out and draw his name with them! About 10 we went to the baseball complex to watch the city's fireworks, and they were pretty good. It was all in all a great time.

Trying to get the sparler going

Carson, Molly, and Melissa (Molly's mom) wathcing the other kids set off fireworks

Some of our friends watching the firworks

Playing with a sparkler

Carson almost buring off Christian's leg hairs...not that burning some of them off wouldn't be so bad(just kidding)!

Christian had to work Friday morning and on his usual Friday run, he came across the tiniest turtle and brought it home for Carson. The turtle fit perfectly into his little palm. Christian had brought one home last month and we just let him go in the yard, not thinking that he would be able to get away...but he did. So, this time, we got a box and made him a little home complete with lettuce, and was quite luxurious. Well, a couple of hours later, Carson and Christian went out to look at the turtle, or Francis, as Christian named him, and he was gone. Low and behold, this crazy little turtle had made his way out of the box and across the deck and was hiding out behind the grabage can. Christian picked it back up and put it in the box and put toothpicks through the wholes so the dang thing could get out. It was quite funny looked like the turtle was in prison! Before we knew it, the turtle had gotten 3 of the toothpicks out and was attempting to make his way out little guy! Well, over night he got out and we haven't seen him again. I guess we just weren't supposed to have a turtle as a pet, which is probably a good thing because we've been told that they carry salmonella! This way I don't have to worry about Carson touching it and not washing his hands!

Francis the turtle

The turtle's luxurious home

I just wanted to share this picture. Carson has kind of been into superman recently and my mom had been wanting to get him a pair of superman pj's with a cape. Well, she couldn't find superman but found batman ones. Carson absolutely loves his "batban" jammies and would wear them all day if we let him. He wanted to wear them to story time the other day, but I wouldn't let him. These jammies have definatley brought out a side of him we've never seen! The boy is jumping off of everything he can, but it's pretty fun to see! Thanks a lot mema!!