Jack-O-Lanterns Oct31

Jack-O-Lanterns

  It was very convenient that our FatherMoment date landing on Halloween morning and that we has two big uncarved pumpkins from our garden! We started with a nice little devotional reading from the Friend. After we jumped into the kitchen and started cleaning out the guts from our...

Office Visit Sep26

Office Visit

Scotland is one of the cutest little guys that I have ever met. He has the sweetest little personality and he makes me smile and laugh. I woke Scotland early and he popped right out of bed excited to go on our date.  We hadn’t had time to make any plans the night before and I suggested...

Pigeon Book May09

Pigeon Book

Scott and I were hoping to go and play a little racquetball this morning, but when we called the fitness center this morning we just got a message saying that they were closed.  This wasn’t too big of a deal because we had a backup plan in place.  Scott is very proud of a little...

Long Date Apr04

Long Date

  Scotland and I did our date a little bit early since I was going to be in New York of the Friday of our scheduled date.  This made it extremely nice because it made it so that we were able to spend a lot of time with each other.  I will write about the details later when I get some...

Rematch Feb28

Rematch

Scotland wanted to head back to my office again so that we could have a little Street Fighter III rematch! I love being with my little Scott Dogg.  He is such a fun and gentle little guy who tries so hard to do the right things. We started our date by heading straight into my office where we...

Work Games Jan24

Work Games

Scotland and I started our date by watching jumping in the car and heading off to my work.  When we arrived we began our FatherMoment date watching a video about a retired professional football player whose wife was pregnant with triplets at one point.  I am writing this blog post a little...

Christmas Tree Dec20

Christmas Tree

Scott was excited to sleep underneath the Christmas Tree this season; so, we decided that this is what we would do for our date. To make the sleepover into more of an event Scot suggested that we make up some hot cocoa.  We had some hot cocoa packets that someone had given to us as a...

$100 – Scott Nov15

$100 – Scott

  Scotland is such a cute little guy!  He has been extremely excited to go and do some Christmas shopping for our date. We just started receiving The Friend and so we chose a story from there to read.  We read a page from Elder Nelson about missionary work, which turned into a nice...

Charades Oct11

Charades

I was laughing last night when talking with Alicia about how Scott wanted to play charades for our date, because it seemed a little funny to play with just two people.  However, I must say that this morning was one of my funnest dates with my little man. We started our date on our knees...

BB Gun Sep06

BB Gun

Nothing like shooting in the dark!  Scott was excited to wake up early and doing a little target practice.  Our original plan was to go buy a poster, draw a picture of a big monster on it, and then put a few holes in it’s vitals.  However, last night Scott changed the plan as was...

Zucchini Morning Aug02

Zucchini Morning

It is Zucchini season again and we have already been given a few zucchinis from our good neighbors.  Since Scotlands loves zucchini bread he decided that this would our FatherMoments activity. Unlike some of my older children, Scott doesn’t seem to have a problem popping right out of...

Binge & Brawl Jun28

Binge & Brawl

Today was an eventful day for a few reasons.  First and foremost, it was Scott’s turn for a date; second, it was Zoe’s birthday; and third, it was my last day class at BYU! With all of these things taken into consideration Scotland and I decided that it was appropriate to start...

Ice Jumping May17

Ice Jumping

It is so good to be back in the county and with my family.  I am still a bit jet lagged from my trip so Scott (and Alicia) allowed me to do my FatherMoment date on Friday night.  It worked out good because Chase had soccer tryouts up at field by my parents place.  We dropped Chase off and...

Racquetball Apr19

Racquetball

Today was Scott Dogg’s first time playing racquetball.  The exciting news is that he is a natural with some natural born talent and athletic instincts! Our court appointment was for 5:00 am, so instead of starting with a devotional we just went directly to the American Fork Fitness...

Culvers Mar22

Culvers

Last week Alicia told me a story about a conversation that Scott had with one of his preschool classmates, Jackson.  When Jackson’s dad shown up to pick him up from preschool Scott got a sad face and said, “My dad used to come and get me”.  The conversation then turned...

Alien Robots Feb22

Alien Robots

 Well it was an exciting morning!  About three weeks ago Scott received, for his birthday,  a very cool book that teaches how to make 6 different alien robots.  He has been very anxious to start building, but needed to wait for our FatherMoment before he could get my help. I bought a Book...

Smash Bros Jan25

Smash Bros

Little Scott Dogg wanted to go swimming this morning, but the Lehi Legacy center doesn’t open its doors until 6:00 AM.  So, we had to go with his second choice for an activity which was playing Smash Bros Brawl on the Wii.  The good news is that we are going to be going to the pool...

Tithing Dec21

Tithing

Scotland received some cash for Christmas this year from his grandparents and it has been burning a hole in his pocket!  For our FatherMoments date he wanted to go buy a gun with his newly acquired money since he has been a little jealous of a gun that Chase purchased with his gift money. ...

Mario Cart Nov30

Mario Cart

I am writing this blog post on January 11th, 2013, even though this actual date occurred on November 30th, 2012.  All I can say is that my life is crazy and I am barely keeping my nose above water!  The good news is that I will be completing my masters program this year at BYU, which should...

Yahtzee Nov02

Yahtzee

When was the last time that you lost to a 4-year-old in Yahtzee? Scott Dog is a super cute kid and I had a ton of fun playing Yahtzee with him for our date.  This date was a little different because I made a last minute change with Zoe’s scheduled date.  I came home from school on...

No Balloons Oct05

No Balloons

  Ever since our last date, when Scott and I went to Walmart to buy a gumball machine, he has been dreaming about going  back to buy a balloon set that is used to make balloon sculptures.  You can imagine by looking at Scott’s face in the featured picture how he felt when we...

Gumball Machine Sep07

Gumball Machine

Apparently, ever since December 9th 2011, Scotland has been very excited to go and buy some “animals that you put in the water.”  Last week we were going through this site and looking at some of the dates that we have done in the past.  Scotland saw the picture of our...

Handyman Aug10

Handyman

Scotland is an official Handyman!  My kids have not had light in their closet for about 3 months, so we decided to take advantage of our FatherMoment to do a little home maintenance. It was really good to spend some time with Scott tonight since earlier I had over-reacted to a situation...

Creek Jul13

Creek

Scotland happened to be having a little sleep-over with his grandma Thompson on Thursday, so he was not home and available to go on a date on Friday morning.  This worked out great because Scott has been super excited all week for me to take him to the creek for his FatherMoment. All week...

Baking Jun15

Baking

Well, life continues to be very crazy as we are in our final week of a school semester as well as adjusting to having a newborn at nights.  Nonetheless, Scotland and I were able to have a wonder little FatherMoment this morning along with little Lola who decided to wake up early. We started...

Games May18

Games

Darn the rain!  Scotland and I were planning on round two of miniature golf until the cold front decided to ruin our plans.  Scotland was accepting of the reality of the situation and gave concessions to go bowling instead. When we arrived at Jack and Jills in Lehi Scott was instantly drawn...

Park Day Apr20

Park Day

Scotland has a tendency to like and want the same things as his older siblings.  So, when he heard about how much fun Zoe had golfing last week, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. We started our fathermoment with some grub.  I picked Scott up from his preschool and we decided to go to...

Costco Mar23

Costco

He is only 4 and already he is hooked on Costco!  I am not sure if he fully comprehended the question, but when asked if he likes Disneyland or Costco better, Scotland chose Costco. On Monday, Scotland was not happy that Alicia was the person picking up from school.  He asked,...

Pass It On Feb24

Pass It On

There is nothing like making treats at 5:00 AM!  Scott was super cute this morning, because he was so tired.  I carried him downstairs and sat him on our coach, where I tried to snap a picture of him.  Unfortunately, our camera’s battery was dead, otherwise you would have seen a cute...

Muffin Man Jan27

Muffin Man

Do you know the muffin man?  The MUFFIN MAN! Alicia made up some blueberry muffins (from the box) last week and Scotland has been talking about them ever since.  He was very decisive on wanting to make some muffins for our FatherMoment’s date.  We started with a little wrestling match...

Connect 4 Dec30

Connect 4

This has been a wonderful year!  I can’t help but be excited about this last FatherMoment that I had with Scotland.  I started this goal a year ago, to take one of my kids on a date each week, and today is the one year anniversary! Scott-Dogg received a new game, Connect 4, from Santa...

Gifts Dec09

Gifts

Scott-Dogg is Santa’s official helper this year!  He has been super nice and was excited to go pick out a few gifts for his brother and sisters. I picked Scott up from his pre-school and we started our FatherMoment.  The only problem was that I had forgotten the camera!  So, I am...

Napping Fort Nov04

Napping Fort

Is there anything better than spending quality time with your child while napping?  Okay, I can think of a few things, but I must say that I loved Scotland’s idea of building a fort and then napping in it! We didn’t start our Fathermoment with the usual devotion.  Instead, I...

Pumpkin Bread Oct07

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread is a wonderful way to enjoy a cool October morning!  We have been on a baking kick in the Gardner home, lately; but I am not complaining because I love to bake! Scotland and I started did our morning devotional at the computer where we watched some videos that teach lessons. ...

Mini Golf Sep09

Mini Golf

Four!  When is the last time that  you got hit by a golf bowl while playing miniature golf?  As you can see from the picture, Scotland has a pretty big swing! Scotland had been asking to go golfing with me for a while.  The original thought was to take him to a park where he could swing a...

Uno Aug12

Uno

Scotland is pretty good with his numbers and colors these days.  This makes him a respectable Uno competitor! We started our date by making a run to the local bakery where Scotland picked out a glazed doughnut.  What is wrong with the kid!?  At the bakery there are huge cinnamon rolls...

Baseball Jul15

Baseball

Scotland hit his first home run, today!  Shortly thereafter he hit his second!  For our date we decided to go to the store and buy a new bat and ball that we could play with in our backyard.  We chatted the whole way to the store about our upcoming camping and fly fishing trip that we were...

Spear Fishing Jun17

Spear Fishing

Watch out fish!  Scotland is armed and angry!  So, if you have been following my FatherMoments with Scott then you are aware of my intentions to give him a shot of manhood.  With that stated, building a homemade spear out of household items like MacGyver, silently stalking resting fish like...

Soccer Maniac May20

Soccer Maniac

Watch out Chase!  Scotland is training to take you down!  For those of you who don’t know, Chase is our little soccer star.  However, this morning Scotland started his training, which went very well.  I see a lot of potential in Scotland and predict that he is going to be quite...

The Tower Apr22

The Tower

He leaps tall buildings in a single bound!  He is a strong as on ox!  He’s Scott-Dog (also known as Scooter)! We had to change our plans to go swimming, last minute, because I have some type of allergic reaction messing with my skin, right now, and I didn’t think that the...