Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Couldn't be more proud...?

I'm a very lucky woman. I have an amazing husband who treats me with so much love and respect. Our kids see this everyday and will hopefully grow up to expect, have and do the same. I feel very blessed to have such an amazing marriage and I thank my Heavenly Father for it everyday. I have friends who even tease Matt and I a little with how lovey dovey we are.
But on the same end of all of that, we like to joke and have fun with each other. We have from the very beginning. Back when we first met we'd have ice/water fights and Matt even "Bobby Boushay"ed me in a snowball fight (Waterboy reference).
One thing that takes the cake, pun intended, was at our wedding. The tradition of the bride and groom cutting the cake and feeding each other the first piece. As Matt was preparing to delicately feed me the cake, all the sudden the whole plate was in my face! (Matt credits this to my sister Becky - my whole family was encouraging him, but when Becky said something along the lines of not worrying about the dress, he went for it)
The point of this post??
Matt and Luke and I were sitting down to snuggle on the couch and for some reason this made Luke think and say out loud. "When I grow up and get married, I'm gonna smash the cake like you dad."
Wait....what? Of all the things to learn from dad, that's what you choose? I honestly thought what Matt did to me was hilarious (and luckily the cake had fondant icing so it didn't make a huge mess), but I replied, as long as the girl is like Mommy she won't mind. He and Maya do love to watch that part of our wedding video, so it will not be forgotten. But, I figure we got about 20 years for him to grow and realize this may not be the best idea.

(For your enjoyment - here's our wedding cake memory)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Our Garden

Back at the end of April I posted about the beginnings of our first legit garden. Lots of the veggies started as seeds (above:carrots, cucumbers, peas, and some flowers). The kids have been very into it. They check on the plants every day and make sure they get plenty of water, but know not to give them too much. It's been amazing to watch a little tiny seed turn into some amazing fruits and vegetables.

The raised garden box that Luke and Matt built.

It's about six weeks later and our garden has transformed. We are so excited.

(Our cucumber plants have finally flowered and have little cucumbers finally growing - between the flower and the plant.)

Luke has already enjoyed a few of our home grown carrots. Here are some pics of maya and luke harvesting a few.

I'm most excited for our tomatoes. I love snacking on sliced up tomatoes.

And who doesn't love strawberries?!

Since April, we have added pumpkins, corn and watermelon to our garden. We'll keep you posted.

All she wants for summer... her 6 (count 'em: SIX) front teeth!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Email addresses

I just want to assure my friends and family that as you get me your email addresses, I will not publish the comments you send me. I still get the comments with your addresses, but that way I'll keep your email addresses private so random people won't see them.
So you can leave me your email addresses as a comment (which I won't publish for the world to see) or you can message them to me on Facebook or email them to me directly.
Thanks. I know going private is a pain, but there are some things happening in my family over the next year that I want to keep private until next year when it's past.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The 4-1-1

I've been slacking a bit, but for good reason. It has been a very busy month. May was full of 2 weekend trips, 2 birthdays, Mother's Day and great friends staying with us for a weekend while they house hunt. Lots of fun and very busy. I've got some catching up to do posting wise. I'll at least get the Brithday's posted.
I also wanted to announce that by the end of the month I am going to make this blog private. I would love for my friends and family to be able to continue to read this blog, so if you want an invite to read the blog when I make it private, get me your email.
This blog probably won't always be private, probably just for the next year. So get me your email addresses so I can invite you to read and keep up with the Wilde family.

You have a little something on your face

I was making cookies this afternoon. I always put the mixer piece on the table for those in my family who like the cookie dough. Seth was ready and waiting when I took it off the Kitchenaid. I put it on the table and didn't think anything of it. After I put the 1st batch in the oven I noticed Seth going to town on the mixer. It was smashed up on his face as he was working hard to reach every corner and not miss a spot of dough. I had to take some pictures.

Beach Fun

In no particular order, here are some pics of the fun we had at the beaches on the Big Island (Hapuna and Mauna Kea).

We're already counting the days until we can go back.

The Kids