Saturday, February 7, 2009

Bubbles and Legos and Provo, oh my!

"Bubble Baby"

One of our little princess’s nick names (Bubble Baby) is in reference to one of her favorite pastimes. Abby’s spit has this remarkable quality that allows it to hold bubbles on her chin for up to 5 minutes…which gives me and the boys 5 minutes of doubled-over-can’t-catch-your-breath-laughing-good-time!!

My little Lego Maniac

For one solid month following Christmas morning’s unveiling of Lego Mars Mission—from Grandma Wait—Ethan sat on the living room floor and almost single handedly organized 795 pieces into one mother ship, one Martian fighter ship, and one Mars driller. Now they sit proudly on display downstairs on the counter, between short flights around the house, piloted by all the boys. Grandmas know just what their boys need.

Good Times in Provo

Last week we took my sister Brooke down to the MTC…we all had a great experience. I love opportunities like this to prepare my little future missionaries. Brooke was stoic. Few tears were shed by her. We’re all very proud of her…she’s going to be a GREAT missionary.

TGI Friday's: Missionaries eat free on their way to the MTC. Brooke followed the tradition of Luke and my bro Cregg.

Brooke and Jo inside the MTC

It was also fun to meet up with Luke’s siblings and my sisters-in-law at our favorite BBQ rendezvous—The Smokehouse (Luke has met his family at the Smokehouse every trip to Provo dating back to the first time he met Tiff when she and Jay were just dating). Abby has two girl cousins on the Wait side born the same summer she was. We'll have to create other photo ops of these three together so you don't have to watch them grow up in The Smokehouse.

The Smokehouse: January 2009
(Tiff & Olivia, Lisa & Abby, Rachel & Allison)

The Smokehouse: September 2008
(If you could have seen Luke here, you would have thought it was like the best day of his life...he had just watched BYU demolish UCLA 59-0. He was ecstatic. A great Provo pilgrimage).


CamilleJohnFam said...

I love the bubbles girl! That's pretty impressive.

-Sydney- said...

Such fun pictures and I'm so impressed with Ethan's lego skillz!

Jessica said...

How FUN! Really cute pics.

Laurie said...

I can't believe how big your boys are and your baby is so cute. It if fun to see what your cute family is up to.

Marci said...

There's something about babies and bubbles!!! I think Ethan needs to enter a lego building contest. That is amazing.

Kaela said...

Smokehouse was one of our faves when we lived in Provo and we have to go there every time we are in the area!! Abby is SO cute and Lisa, my dear, you haven't aged a bit (as I suspected)!! Beautiful family!

Micalena said...

I don't even know how I stumbled on your blog...but I am so happy to see pictures of your beautiful family. I can't believe you have 4!!! Where are you guys now? We're still doing the school thing. I'm just finishing up my Nurse Practitioner and Robbie's finishing law school at UCLA. We can't wait to be done! We'll have to keep in touch!

Angie said...

YEAH!!! I found you!! This is your long lost friend Angie Hubbard Riches!!! I'm soooo glad you decided to join the blogging world:) Next, it's facebook;) Email me at angieriches AT and I will invite you to mine!!! We need to have a reunion. A girls night thing. I guess it might be hard since Sarah is in Arizona, me in Colorado, and Natalie in Florida. Oh, Florida, there's an idea:) Can't wait to hear from you!!!!!

-Sydney- said...

Umm, hello guys! You gotta post on your blog more than once a month!!

We got Flat Stanley in the mail. he's about to have some crazy adventures!

-Sydney- said...

I'm still watching and waiting!

williamsweimies said...

(Cousins) Luke and Lisa, I just wanted to say hello and I like your cute page! I too have only heard of the inner-net and a blog, so yours is far advanced from my page! In fact, my hubby doesn't want me to have one on the net of our family so I started one for our puppies! I have just recently found all of my cousins pages and been catching up. It has been really fun! Thanks for sharing your family fun!

Elise said...

Hi Lisa-
I stumbled upon your blog and I'm glad I did. Your kiddos are getting so big. Sad how we live in (almost) the same town but rarely see each other. You'll have to let me know what it's like to have a girl after having 3 boys!! :)

Stacy said...

I had no idea you guys had a blog. I'm so glad I found it.

I love the bubbles. That is so funny. Such a cute little girl! The lego's are amazing! What a great job he did.