Thursday, October 29, 2009

La cucaracha, la cucaracha.....

As per my complaints with the pictures on my last post I decided to post the pictures anyway. These pictures really gross me out, which is why I HAVE to share them. Now I'm really paranoid that I have huge cockroaches crawling all over my house. But so far, luckily, no more sightings (at least in my house anyway)

Isn't that the most disgusting thing you've ever seen? The other day I was standing in the check-out line at Walmart. I was right next to the candy and what-not that they always put in the line to tempt you while you're standing there waiting (and if you're in Puerto Rico, waiting, and waiting, and waiting...) and I saw this little creature crawling all over the shelf. I tapped the guy in front of me on the shoulder and asked him if it was a cockroach. It was! I thought cockroaches were nocturnal and wouldn't calmly come out with people right next to them, but I guess I was wrong. I will definitely think twice next time I am tempted to buy a candy bar while waiting in the check out-line. I hate cockroaches.

Uber Cute Pictures

Sometimes this blogging thing makes me crazy! I've been trying to rearrange pictures and put writing over the top one and it won't let me. If anyone has any tips on how to do this let me know. I'm sure it's super easy but I am not smart enough right now to figure it out. I was trying to put a picture of this HUGE cockroach that we found in our house. Actually Sasha found it and was chasing it all over the living room. She got it cornered and Scott caught it. Luckily Scott was there because I can honestly say I don't know what I would have done. No way I want to touch that thing and no way I want to leave it in my house. Thank goodness for a husband who will do the stuff that I won't do.

Anyway,
can I just say that I have the cutest kid ever? I love him so much. He learned to crawl a little while ago and now he's zooming everywhere getting into things. Here are some cute new pictures of him that I'm sure you're all on the edge of your seats waiting to see. (p.s. I don't know why this is blue and underlined. This blog has a mind of it's own)
I thought this picture was cute because the bear is the same size as he is and it was like they were pals hanging out together.
I found this cute pool (for only $10!!) for Rhys to play in. He was really excited! Look at that cute face!
Ok, if you don't think this is the cutest picture ever, there is something wrong with you. He loves those little Gerber puffy star things and he's gotten so good and picking them up and putting them in his mouth. He was just off a little bit from his mouth with this one.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

San Sebastian is Awesome!!

Scott had Columbus Day off so we used the day to continue exploring the Island. We went with some families from the ward to a waterfall in San Sebastian. It was a whole heap of fun and we will definitely be going back. Thank you Columbus for giving us a national holiday so we can have the day off and go play!!




Rhys was totally pooped after all the fun he had playing in the water.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Technical difficulties and cute pictures


Man! I've had a heck of a time getting these pictures to upload and it's not working letting me rearrange the way I want so I'm just going to leave them the way they are. If I mess with it anymore I'll probably have a nervous breakdown. Anywho... guess what Rhys got really good at doing this week. This week he just decided he likes to sit up all the time. I can't get the kid to sleep cause he spends all his time sitting in his crib. It's been fun watching him learn and grow. Look at that happy face!!


I love torturing my dog! I decided that she needed some glamor in her life so I gave her a pedicure. Isn't it so pretty!


Don't you love babies faces when babies eat sour things? Here we have lemons. His facial expressions were priceless!!!



This weekend we made it to the Observatory in Arecibo. It's big. It only took us 2 tries to get there too. We tried a couple weeks ago and ended up aimlessly driving all over the winedy potholed roads until I got too carsick to go on. We tried again today and made it. It's pretty cool. As you can see the weather was a little sketchy, could have rained any second. It was great because there's a little hike up, not too long, but not one you want to do when it's 90 degrees. It cooled it down nicely. It was really pretty with the green trees and the grey sky and awesome radio thingy. Here's our cute family in Puerto Rico!

Friday, October 9, 2009

I have a pony in my house!!!

I found a fun video of Rhys and Sasha. I need to find a saddle!
video

Saturday, October 3, 2009

It's October?

It's 95 degrees outside. I had to look at the date on my phone several times before I realized it said October. I still don't believe it. It's so weird not to see the leaves change. I think I might be homesick or something because the blogs with fall pictures and activities make me want to cry. I don't miss being cold but I am missing the fall. I really want to stroll through a pumpkin patch and eat corn on the cob and wear a soft comfortable sweater. I know a lot of you are hating me right now cause you're freezing cold and cause our family is going to go to the beach today after conference, but I can whine a little bit right?
Another reason I don't believe it's October is because next week I'm going to plant a garden. I bought one of those Topsy-Turvey things where you plant a tomato plant upside down and I'm excited about that because the tomatoes at the stores are really crappy. We're also planting some corn (cause I want corn on the cob and I can't find it here anywhere) and some peas. The soil is really sandy and sucky here so I have to dig a spot and fill it in with store bought dirt. next week we're planning on picking up some orange and lime trees as well. So I'm excited to try my hand at growing things. It might end in a huge dirty failure but I should at least try.


We had an exciting experience this last week. I have a friend here who lives in my neighborhood named Mariely and she LOVES my Great Dane Sasha. She comes over to see me and brings treats for her and lets her drool and climb all over her and they both love it. The other day she invited our family (and of course Sasha) over to her house for a swim in her pool and a BBQ. Mariely has a blue and green Macaw named Coco that she's had for 3 years, since before it even had feathers. She has taught Coco all these tricks and it might talk, I can't remember, but anyway, Mariely was having Coco show me all her tricks when in a flash of black, blue and green, Sasha POUNCED and knocked Coco out of Mariely's hands to the ground. It was chaos! Coco was squawking and throwing feathers, I was trying to pull Sasha off Coco, but that wasn't really working cause she's 120 pounds and I was holding Rhys at the same time. Scott heard the screaming and came sprinting across the lawn to help and between the 3 of us we pulled Sasha off the poor bird. It had lost some feathers and it was panting. My heart was like beating out of my chest I was so freaked out and I was super pissed at Sasha. I would have felt so bad if Sasha had eaten her bird. It would have sucked. It all turned out alright though and Mariely still loves Sasha and spoils her whenever she sees her.