Friday, February 3, 2012

Oh yeah, I have a blog

Laney's review of the new memory foam mattress topper on our bed:

Why do my feet sink in? when I am jumping?! This is exhausting and it wastes my time. 
And cheese. 
(She says "cheese" a lot. We are not sure why, but it kind of makes  sense when she says it.)

Then she flopped down to illustrate her exhaustion. Then she left in a hurry.
There is no photo.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Photo Dump

It's been a while since I've been here. Here are some photos. I like the ones where you can tell the weather is warm.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

It's fall photo dump time. You've got to love that golden autumn light.
Laney & Me
Jason & Laney
Grams & Gramps Bullough
Cousin train
Millie & Jada
Grandpa in background
Corn Box!
Mia + corn box
The corn box is awesome!
Pensive about pumpkins

Thursday, August 19, 2010


So Laney ate a jellyfish while we were in Ocean City, NJ. You probably heard about it already so I won't elaborate. But, guys, A JELLYFISH. Ask her about it some time.

At the end of the Ocean City trip Laney met her uncle's brother and his brother's girlfriend. She decided to introduce herself to them and in a very Laney-like solemn way she stood in front of them and said, "Hi, I'm Laney. I'm 4 years old." And then she bowed deeply at the waist. That's how we do introductions here in SLC. All formal-like.

You know how Laney is always moving and talking and is generally loud? I just heard her approach Jason, who is listening to some music at a moderate volume, and say, between foot stomps and door slams, "Dad, can you quiet down please. I have a song to sing." 

Oh, that kid.

mmmm, broccoli

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Millie has been taking an art class from Jason J., a friend and local artist.  She has always had artistic aptitude, but I was not expecting this. It kind of blows me away. 

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Laney makes up words that aren't really words and toys that aren't really toys. This is especially troublesome because her birthday is fast approaching and she wants some things that don't exist anywhere except her mind. 

Thing One: A Rosalina doll. Rosalina, as in Super Mario Brothers, Rosalina. As in a video game character that has an action figure out there somewhere, but not a Barbie-size doll.  I realize this is not her fault. There is a doll version of just about every cartoon character imaginable.  She sees advertisements and just assumes that's the way it is for everything. Not so for Rosalina, though. I am tempted to buy some other doll and try to dress it in a Rosalina-like way to see if it will suffice. But I know she has a very specific image of what it should look like in her head and this deception will only result in tears. Probably mine. 

Thing Two: A Green Cabaline. I'm not sure I'm spelling this correctly because Cabaline is not really a word so how would I know how to spell it? Green Cabaline was  a name she used to name stuffed animals and dolls, but it has recently morphed into an actual thing that she wants. When I ask her to explain herself she gets very frustrated and says, "You know! A Green Cabaline! Oh right, now I understand.

Thing Three: Tentacle chips. We were grocery shopping and she got so mad because she wanted some of those tentacle chips. (?)  We walked up and down the aisles looking for them. Me, pointing to different bags saying, "Is this it?" Her, getting more and more frustrated with me saying, "NO! The tent-acle ones!" over and over.  Finally we stopped in front of the Pringles. Pringles = Tentacle chips. Now how did I not know that?