Monday, May 24, 2010

Pamplemousse? Pomplamoose!

The other day on Facebook my sister mentioned this band named Pomplamoose. And, seriously, when you hear a band name like that you have to check them out, right? So, I did. And they're kind of awesome. The band consists of two people. They layer the vocals and play all of the instruments and make these quirky videos and post them on YouTube. That sort of thing earns major kudos from me. Plus Nataly Dawn, the lead vocalist, is so adorable. So I thought I would share, since I know that some of the people who read my blog are fellow Indie fans. Here are a couple of my favorites from their YouTube Channel.

If You Think You Need Some Lovin:
(This one has an... interesting little commercial...thing... at the end)

And a cover of Mister Sandman

Finally! Vacation Pictures - Part Duex : Logan

Um... *warning* LOTS OF PICTURES.
We did a million fun things on our vacation, but for now I'm just putting up the pictures that we took in Logan. It was so beautiful there, and there were so many photo opportunities. Here are the ones that turned out the best.

The Logan temple.
The kids couldn't even think about taking pictures until they had rolled down that wonderful hill a couple of times.
Then a few pictures of the lovely architecture, courtesy of Adam:
(click on the picture to see it better)

And finally we're ready for some posing:
First in front of the wall

and then in front of the fountain

The only time we could get Anicka to put down her stuffed dog was when we decided that Puppy needed her own portrait shot:
She is in most of our family pictures, after all.

Next we took pictures in front of the Tulips. Oh, Tulips! My favorite flower. Isn't this beautiful?

 I edited this photo two different ways. I'm not sure which one I like better. What do you think? (click on the picture to see it bigger. Ignore the fact that the one on the left is slightly crooked.)

Sadly, hardly any of our tulip pictures turned out. Because my children decided to turn into toads. They refused to sit, they refused to smile, they refused to even look at the camera or stand in front of the tulips. *sigh* Children.
And then we stopped trying to get pictures. We sat and talked for a few minutes. And, suddenly... this happened:

Ah, adorable.

After the temple we went to a super fun park with a castle theme. I might put pictures of that up another time. But when I saw the bench sitting under that blossom-laden tree, I knew I had to get some pictures of the kids sitting there.

Then an excellent picnic next to a beautiful waterfall:
 Ryker did NOT want to take more pictures. He wanted to throw rocks.

This picture was taken by Anicka:
 Maybe she'll grow up to be a photographer. :) Or a  model.
She's so cute.

Lastly, feeding the ducks:

And a big thank you to my adorable little sister, who is so photogenic that it sort of makes me sick, but in a good way.
We had SO MUCH FUN in Logan. :)

THE END. (Phew. That's a lot of pictures)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Butter Dreams

Anicka: Um, Mama? What's a 'butter dream?'

Me: What? I don't know.Where did you hear that?

Anicka: You know: Row Row Row your boat, gently like a stream, merry merry merry merry, like a butter dream. But I don't know what a butter dream is.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What I Love about Today

-Making bread with Anicka
-Playing cars with Ryker
-Organizing my art supplies
-Making blanket forts

I swear, sometime this week I'll put up the rest of those pictures that I promised...

Monday, May 10, 2010

The reason that there isn't a family portrait on our wall:

Our children are not fans of cooperation.

(We did get a few good pictures, but none of the entire family. Because that's impossible.)

More pictures from our little vacation will be up tomorrow. :)