Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Late Night show with Charlotte Mae

Well we have some good news, Scott is back to working mornings. We tried to see if the schedule would work better for school and it didn't so when the opening came, we took it. Now we just have to get Miss Charlotte on a earlier schedule too! We have created a night owl! We do have to admit that she is pretty funny when she gets slap happy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today, of course, is a big day for us and our country. Helen and I have been very interested in the election and we have looked forward to today to go to the polls and cast our ballot. Most of you reading this probably have a pretty good idea who we voted for...

We voted for Obama for a wide variety of reasons. We have discussed the election often in our home and we both felt very comfortable and enthusiastic about him as our future President. I want to be crystal clear about this: our decision to vote for Barack Obama had nothing to do with his race. Having said that, however, I can't help but think about what an important and monumental day this is for our country because of his race. Whether he wins or loses, the fact that Barack Obama, an African-American, is on the ballot and is this close to becoming the next President of the United States is inspiring-regardless of who you vote for.
Again, I want to be clear. I'm not suggesting that anyone who doesn't vote for Obama is standing in the way of progress or that anyone who does vote for him is automatically promoting progress. Like I said before, we did not vote for Obama because he is black. But I really do think that we can all stand back and be inspired by how far we've come as a country. In our short history we've come from one end of the spectrum-slavery, Jim Crow, segregation-all the way to the other-where we can take an honest look at a black man and consider him for President of the United States based solely on his views and values and not on his race.
Anyway, we try not to make our blog a soapbox for our political views, but I just wanted to share with all of you how important and historic and, frankly, inspiring this day is for us in the Fuhriman home.

Hope you all have a chance to vote.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

For the last several months Helen and I have been going back and forth about what to do for Halloween costumes. Every year, we promise ourselves that we're going to leave ourselves plenty of time to find the PERFECT costumes and now that Charlotte is here we thought this year would be the perfect opportunity to be one of those darling families at the ward Halloween party.
We started thinking about costumes pretty early, but it was tough settling on anything. At first we were going to capitalize on the name we gave our daughter, Charlotte, and dress her up like a spider, I'd be a pig named Wilbur, and Helen would be Fern. That idea kind of fizzled, though, because we didn't think anyone would recognize Helen's costume.
Our next idea was a product of the current political atmosphere consuming all of our lives right now. Some ideas were kicked around about me dressing as Barack Obama, but I never really liked that--his ears are way bigger than mine. But I loved the idea of Helen dressing as Sarah Palin and Charlotte going as John McCain! But that idea also fizzled, partly because we're one of maybe two families in our ward who are democrats--and everyone knows it--and we didn't want to have to spend the night defending our views. (Wouldn't it have been hilarious, though to see Charlotte with her hair painted white and dressed in a little tiny suit!)
So, 3 nights before Halloween, we found ourselves in the same plight we've been in for the last 4 years in a row; What were we going to be for Halloween?!? (Just as a side note, Helen and I have actually been together for 5 Halloweens, but we don't really count last year because on the night before Halloween Helen and I got in a huge fight over what to be and we ended up not dressing up at all.)
So, with little time before the big night, my lovely wife decided that she would take matters into her own hands and personally ensure that she and Charlotte had the most fabulous costumes ever! (I had to work Halloween night, so we didn't spend too much time worrying about my costume) Helen made a dash to the fabric store, pulled out her sewing machine and went crazy. And the result was a truly glamorous duo of high fashion WITCHES. Take a look!

Our little Pumpkin Pie...

So I guess it's pretty common for new parents to carve out a huge pumpkin and put their naked child in it. I don't really get it, but Helen though it would be fun. I'm not sure if Charlotte ever really got into it, but it was hilarious! Here are a few pictures of the momentous occasion.

(Helen wants me to mention that Charlotte was wearing a diaper.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My two favorite people.

On Saturday we went for a walk, while our car was getting the oil changed. We stop to get some lunch at Sensuous Sandwich and looked around at the Halloween store. It was fun to just hang out and not be in a rush. It was such a beautiful day and I couldn't think of two people I would have rather been with.

Charlotte would grab his head and just try with all her might to get that button in her mouth.

She found herself some handles! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch!

On Thursday the kids and I went to the pumpkin patch with our neighbors. We had such a great time running through the corn maze and picking out pumpkins for the house.

Dominic was telling us that he would "take care of this goat guy" for us.

We found a rabbit with a familiar name.

So Dominic has a crush on Julia, my eight year neighbor. He always wants her to come over and play. It's funny, Dominic is almost taller than her. Maybe he does have a chane.

Our big pumpkin...

and my sweet little pumpkin.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Y, you ask?

On the 8th of this month my young womens group went to "Hike the Y". I was so excited-I hadn't been up there since 2002, when I went with Sang and Scott before they both left on their missions. We left early in the morning, 7am! I know what you're thinking, "Helen, you got up that early on a Saturday?" Yes, I did and it was worth it. The hike up was a little brutal (I was in the back the whole time), and by the time we made it up there it had started to snow.  It finally cleared and left a beautiful clear day.  The way down was a lot easier, but somehow I still was in the back. All in all, it was a great time with some of my favorite teens.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Everyday is an Adventure!

For the last two months I have been watching a four year old little boy named Dominic. He is Scott's cousin, Wendy's little boy. He is a funny kid and he is definitely teaching us some lessons on little boys. First, they are so busy. Second, everything can be changed into a super power of some sort. Third, if there is dirt around they will play in it. We love having him and Charlotte thinks he is just hysterical. Her first belly laugh was at lunch, when she was just watching him eat his lunch. (Which can be quite entertaining.)

Here are some of our adventures:
Laundry BoY and sidekick Baby Shorts! Doing the laundry is always fun when they come to help!

While we waited for the laundry to be done Laundry BoY got a cape, gloves, and "belt" (don't look to close at the belt- remember I don't have boy costumes)

I was pretty proud of what I came up with-Scott said we were playing dress up and that's when Dominic said he was done. Thanks Scott!

Good Morning Beautiful
Dominic comes at 7:30 in the we take advantage of PBS kids. This morning I fell asleep on the couch after Curious George. I heard Scott with Super WHY! in the background and I knew I was good for a little bit longer. That's when I felt someone playing with my hair and giggling. Dominic kept coming back and adding to his master piece and I would act like I was fast asleep. When I finally "woke up" Dominic was laughing and said,"I got you. That is the funniest video ever HA!"
This is what I woke up to:
Hot, I know! Mornings are not good to me!

The culprit of the hair....

and the culprit for the dark circles.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

To the park we go to swing, swing, and swing.

Lately we have been going to the park with our friends and enjoying the changing weather. We've got some great parks in every direction. We love our little town, Springville.

She looks a little uncomfortable here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Baby Libre

So yesterday I asked Scott to go put some socks on the baby, because it was a little chilly. He came out with the baby laughing. I looked at Charlotte and her socks were up to her knees so I told him we should complete the look...our little wrestler.

I wonder what she was thinking at that moment? You tell me.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pretty Princess Party!

Charlotte and I were invited to our neighbors Princess eighth birthday party last Saturday. We were asked to dress up like princesses...well here is what we came up with. I knew my big box of dress up stuff would come in handy!

We had a fun time enjoying the company of all the little girls in my neighborhood. Charlotte and I were the oldest and the youngest invited.

Julia the bithday girl!

One tired little princess!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Little Charlotte Jumper!

She sucks at jumping.

Seriously that's all she