Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Break

This year we did Thanksgiving with my family. We met up at Zion National Park in Southern Utah. We had done this 4 years ago and had a blast! It is funny how things change. Back then there were only 2 in-laws and no grandkids. This time there were 4 in-laws, 5 grand kids (with 2 on the way) and one sister on a mission. We had a lot of fun. We stayed in cabins and spent our time hiking, 4-wheeling, horseback riding, playing card games, and enjoying our time together. Angel's Landing is always a fun hike. Poor Dad. He rolled his 4-wheeler and was thrown. He landed pretty hard on his back. My Mom made him go to the ER today and he fractured his 4th vertibre. He'll be fine, it's just going to take a few months to heal. Anyway, Steve and I realized that Southern Utah is REALLY FAR for us. We drove straight to Vegas on the way there and spent the night at our time share, which is really nice and we can't wait to get back. It was another 3 1/2 hours the next morning. On the way back we hit horrible traffic south of Vegas and ended up staying at Whiskey Pete's in Primm for the night. It was kind of fun though. My parents and the Facers stayed there too. They have great outlets and a hot tub. Sunday morning we drove to my parents house. That weekend was my 10 year high school reunion and I missed it because we were out of town. Sunday there was a picnic at the park for families so we went to that. It was a pretty sad turnout, but I was able to see a few friends that I hadn't seen in a while. I guess there is always the 20 year, right? We left at 7:00 pm and thought we'd be okay. We were wrong. It usually takes 5 hours to drive home, and it took us 8 last night. There were times on the 15 that I just put the car in park. It really sucked... So we had a fun Thanksgiving, but decided that we will never drive to Utah again for such a short trip!

More 12 Month Pictures


Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm One!

He was very entertained with all the commotion and attention from the other kids. I love his look of bewilderment when we were all singing to him.

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Check out the monkey cupcakes I made. I am a regular Martha Stewart now!




Last night we had some friends over for a BBQ for Carson's birthday.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

12 Months



I am a year old, yippy! Mom and Dad can’t believe that it was only a year ago that I came into this world. They are so lucky to have me. I said my first word, “Dada”. When Dad comes home from work I say Dada over and over. Yesterday morning Mom came and got me out of bed and I looked around and said Dada and she had to remind me that he was a work. I still haven’t said Mama, poor Mom. I can make so many cool sounds with my mouth. I talk all the time in my own little language. I can take a few steps on my own and am getting gutsier every day. I also have learned how to go down the stairs, feet first. Good thing, because I have had a couple of near-death experiencesMom is so glad I know how to go down safely now. I love to play chase. Whenever I get my diaper changed or when I’m stripped down to get into the tub I love to escape and crawl around necked until Mom or Dad catches me and tickles me. I am so ticklish. I love to be tickled all the time. I continue to be VERY BUSY. I get bored easily so Mom has to constantly entertain me. I love to play rough. I like to wrestle and climb all over Mom and Dad. I like to give slobbery kisses and pull their hair. I love to snuggle. Mom and Dad left me with Grandma Kelley for two days so they could have a break. I did not like that at all! I was very upset and cried for most of the two days. Ever since then I’ve made sure that Mom isn’t out of my site. She’s not going to do that to me again if I can help it! When I was at Grandma’s she fed me popcorn and now it is my FAVORITE thing to eat. When I hear it popping in the microwave I get so excited. I could eat an entire bag all by myself if Mom let me. I drink big-boy milk now. I don’t nurse anymore. Mom loves it and I like cow’s milk and bottles. I refuse to hold my own bottle when Mom is putting me to sleep. She has to hold it so I can play with my hair. I am very particular about certain things. Every day is an adventure. I love life and can’t wait to live another year of it!

Happy Birthday Carson

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This is the first of a few birthday postings. Today is Carson's birthday, but we are having his party on Sunday, so more pictures to come. I can't believe my little guy is one! The cheesy line all parents say "you don't understand a parents love until you are a parent" well, it's totally true. It's hard to even describe how much I love this boy. Whenever I think about it I am just overwhelmed with such emotion and my heart is so full. I want to play with him, cuddle him, make him laugh, and be with him all the time. I love to wake up every morning and see the world through his eyes. I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be a Mom!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Just a suggestion for all you bloggers

We can improve blogspot one blogger at a time!

So here's the thing... I hate doing word verifications when I want to leave a post. If I have to type in a word verification I usually end up not commenting at all. So I am begging you from one blogger to another check to see if yours does it and if it does change it! Here's how:
  1. Go into settings
  2. click on comments
  3. click no under "show word verification for comments" 
It will speed-up the comment process for all!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

So nice to just get away...


Last week Steve and I decided it would be fun to head down to Oceanside and stay at our timeshare for a few days. So Wednesday we packed the kid up and drove. We dropped Carson off at my parents house and were on our own for two days. Thanks Mom!!! Steve and I had a great time childless, but poor Carson... Mom said he was traumatized over the whole ordeal. This kid is in for a sad surprise when we leave him for 7 days in April for Hawaii. Anyway- The weather was beautiful. We took walks on the beach and got sun out by the pool. Our friends Laurel and Ryan were even able to join us for a day.  We spent the rest of the weekend at my parents house and had fun with Ollie and his new baby sister Amelie.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Is your man a "real man"?


Only a real man will dress-up in a full bunny suit for the greater good (greater good being the creation of a sweet bunny family for a costume party.) You rock.