Thursday, March 31, 2011

Luke Three-Month Update

I am getting so fun! I smile and coo all the time. I giggled for the first time this week and Mom missed it. She can’t wait to hear me do it again. I am starting to stick to sleeping schedule. I wake-up around 7 am, take 3 naps, and go to sleep around 8:30 pm. The last two nights I only woke up at 5:00 am to eat, way to go me! Mom forgot what it felt like to be well rested. I decided that I do sleep better being swaddled and don’t fight it anymore. Mom and Dad finally kicked Carson out of my nursery, so I am sleeping in my very own room now.

I am such a easy baby. I only cry when I am hungry or sleepy. I sure get a kick out of my brother. He loves to talk to me and I love to smile and talk back to him. This month we all went to visit my cousins and I enjoyed all the chaos. We went to Disneyland and I was very good. I love to be in the baby carrier faced outward to I can observe all that is going on.

I hate pacifiers and refuse to take them. I love riding in the car, it always puts me right to sleep. I love my baby swing. My eyes are always goopy and watering. The doctor said it should go away though. I had a horrible cold and cough last week. I sounded like an old man and my nose was so stuffy. I couldn’t eat very well and couldn’t sleep. Mom says it isn’t fair for little babies to get so sick. I am feeling better now. Mom and Dad are very lucky to have me!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Welcome home Laura Lynn!

We just spent a fun week in Southern California with all of my family. That’s right all 22 of us. My darling sister Laura got home from her 18 month LDS mission in Korea. We were all at the airport to greet her.

The kids "patiently" waiting...Did you know it takes two hours to clear customs from Korea?

We spent a day at my parent’s house before heading to San Clemente. They just built this beautiful home. Check out that pool & view! They also just sold it, so it was nice to get some use out of the pool before they leave it.
That's Ollie floating in the middle of the hot tub. He isn't drowning I promise =)

Carson's first time using water wings and goggles. His goggles were full of water the entire time, but he wouldn't take them off. He is now an expert at swimming with water wings. He is such a crazy man in the pool. We were able to relax a little more with the water wings.
Closeup of the above picture
Gage and Cody

We all stayed at the San Clemente Inn for the week. We had a lot of fun together as a family. Too bad the weather wasn’t on our side…It poured on and off all week. We went to Disney Land one day. It was Carson’s first trip and he loved it. Two (and two months for Luke) is still a little young to fully enjoy Disney Land, but we had fun regardless. We thought he’d love the Buzz Lightyear ride, but learned it was too scary. He wasn’t scared of Pirates. His favorite was the Jungle Cruise & running around on Tom Sawyer Island.

Focusing very intently on the jungle animals

The whole group!
We spent some time at the beach, the pool, and did other things to entertain the kids like Chuck E Cheese and the petting zoo… Mostly we just hung out and visited with each other. I am very lucky to have 5 sisters and 1 brother. There are always so many people to talk to and have fun with at family get togethers. Things are especially fun now that 5 out of the 7 of us are married. I love getting to know my brother-in-laws and sister-in-law better. My parents work very hard to put these trips together for us and I am tremendously grateful!
Brian and Luke

Ollie and Carson with their new goggles. So funny!

Noelle at the petting zoo

Carson was a little hesitant with feeding the animals. He much preferred me doing it.

Nothing like playing on the rail road tracks

Steve keeping Luke warm

 A plus was my cousin Andrea and her family live down there now too, so we were able to spend time with them as well. She is an AMAZING photographer and took pictures of Luke. Those will be posted as soon as I get them. We also were able to take a family picture (it’s been a while) and when my Mom gets those pictures I’ll post them too. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Carson- I told you, I DO NOT LIKE BINKIES! Please stop trying."
--Luke Bonner

Four Eyes

Fact: When you are two years it is just too hard to resist putting your Mr. Potato Head glasses on your baby brother. Luke didn't seem to mind though.
(I particularly love Luke's facial expression in the last picture.)

Meet the happiest boy in the world!

We got Carson a little 8 foot trampoline. Perfect size for a toddler. The net is up now, so hopefully he won't be flying off any time soon. Fun times in the Bonner backyard!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Biggest Loser is over

Our 8 week Biggest Loser Couples competition ended yesterday. Steve and I came in 3rd. He lost 15 lbs and I lost 12. We won the second largest amount of money due to the fact that we won two of the weekly weigh-ins ($160), so that was cool. I'm around 10 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight and have another 10-15 to go after that.Oh how great life would be if we didn't have to worry about our weight!

My Boys Before Church

Saying "cheese" + eating fruit snacks = Carson's smile. Luke is just along for the ride...

Friday, March 4, 2011


Carson loves to share his toys with his brother. Luke doesn't seem too interested...