Some other super exciting things have been happening like Brennan got a promotion. He is now the Assistant Branch Manager (Yahoo)! He also got to play in his very first golf tournament. After which, he was walking to go eat lunch, and felt something on his neck. He put his hand up and brushed it off. Yeah, it was a giant black spider. His boss was right by him and hurried to step on it. It was a baby tarantula! Brennan still freaks out whenever he thinks about it.
Free weekends are hard to come by but we finally got a couple in a row. We (as in Brennan) pulled up a tree/bush, got our flowerbeds all ready. A couple in our ward gave us tons of starts (lilys, columbines, irises, herbs, mums, etc). As we loaded them and Dillan into mom and dad's pickup, I warned Brennan that Dillan would push buttons if he was in there. As Brennan was loading the plants in the back, he said "that's okay" as we heard the sound of the truck locking... with our son and the keys in it. Luckily one of their neighbors was a police officer and he was able to help Brennan get him out. Anyway, we planted them along with some annuals. I think it looks cute, and hopefully it will really fill in, in the next few years. We, as always, are battling the weeds in our grass too. I think we are actually starting to make some head way. Dillan has run around (and fallen down) in our back yard and not been impaled by sand burs! We still have to pick out the goat heads from our shoes every time we go outside. Brennan and Dillan also made me a raised garden bed this year. (side note: Dillan loves to help us do everything! He helps me do my hair, empty the dishwasher, sweep and mop, etc). Hopefully we will get some veggies! Two of my cucumber plants have already been eaten (stupid squirrel)! The same day Brennan and Dillan built me the garden (bought, measured, cut, put together, and filled with dirt) Brennan also helped take out a tree at his Grandma Stewart's, and cleaned and organized our garage! What a wonderful Husband, Father, and Grandson he is!
Notice Dillan looking down. I am sure he is thinking, "Dad put me down! There is some lovely dirt here!"
Because it has been so long since we blogged here are a few more pics:)
Dillan zonked out after opening presents on Christmas.
"Look Mom, I'm planking Daddy!"
Playing with corn starch and water for the first time.
Being helpful. He loves to cook.
Mixing sidewalk paint together. He never really painted the cement. Yes, that is snow on the car port, but it was a warmish day, and we were going stir crazy inside!
At Easter we went to Sand Dune Arch. We put out Easter eggs for Dillan to find. He didn't care about the candy inside the eggs! What could be better than candy...dirt. He would pull out the candy and use the eggs to dig.
Trying to put a whole Easter Egg in his mouth.
Being helpful, again, while I was working on his quilt.
Yelling at noisy dogs across the Street from Grandma's house.
What great cousins Dillan has. He loves to play with them whenever we get to go to Iron County.