Friday, December 31, 2010

last 6 months at a glance...

Where does time go???
Well, Here's my attempt to catch up on the last 6 months or so...
Chad- School...Last semester was BY FAR the hardest yet. We saw him for a few hours only a few days a week. Hard! But...we LOVED when there were breaks and he was home!
Me- Just when I think I've got a handle on having two kids...Bo starts climbing on everything! I'm still doing Ties, it's going well and we're so thankful for that! I can't wait til I can just be a mom though.
Bridger- Is in preschool and LOVES it! Still obsessed with Thomas the Train, and is an Awesome big brother!
Bowen-So squishy and climby and drooly...we LOVE him!

Bo is crawling and climbing everywhere!

Bridger found some stickers and had a good ole time! ...He wanted them on all day, it wasn't so fun when I had to peel them all off though.

Bridger was Thomas (again), I tried to talk him into a differnt costume, but he didn't budge. It's ok though...I was Dorthy from the wizard of Oz for 3 years in a row...loved those sparkly shoes!

We had a lot of furry and feathery friends in our backyard this are a few!

Bridger said he wanted a BIG Chad helped him build this was at least 9 feet tall!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

First day of school and 3rd Birthday!

Back to school...back to show my dad I ain't no fool......
Chad and Bridger had their 1st day of school together. Bridger's first day of preschool and Chad's first day of 18th grade! Don't they look so cute and ready to learn?

This is bridger's post-party set-up...New thomas underwear and toys!
All he wanted to do for three days after his party was play trains.

Had to be brave at his party and Jump off the diving board...with aunt Hannah's help of course!

Chad gives thumbs up to Bridger turning three!

and the cake...wouldn't be a "thomas party" (like bridger requested) without a thomas cake!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Riding with Grandpa Smith and New Toys!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Summertime and the livin's easy

This is my attempt to catch up on what we've been up to this summer...

Work... chad's been helping on the farm, and this is the kind of laundry I am privileged to clean when he's done :)

bridger uses his trains to associate colors. For example, if it's a blue cup... it's the "Thomas"cup (Thomas the train is if you didn't know). If he wants a red otter pop, he asks for a "James"one (James is red), And does the same with every train and color. Anyhow...The other day he was playing in his room and I came in and this is what he had set up... Trains matched to Lincoln logs in the same color.
We're working on the proper color names...but I'm not rushing it, It's cute at 2!

Potty training....
I swore i'd never put things like this on my blog...but it was just too funny to pass up!
Chad caught this in the works and hollered at me to grab my camera.
What's he reading?...that would be the battery instructions to a thomas toy he got a few months back. He'll study it forever!
Potty training is complete!....oh happy day

Just as squishy and cute as ever!


Grilled pizza is my favorite thing to cook these delish!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Vacation all I ever wanted....vacation ready to get away!"

Bear Lake is currently my favorite place in Utah! Crystal blue water, gorgeous mountains, and fresh raspberry shakes...who could ask for more!

Tether ball...I almost forgot it existed. Remember the rush of adrenaline you'd get when
that ball wrapped around the pole? Chad, my Bro Tim, and Bro-in-law Bodi had a tether ball tournament...It got very intense...I laughed my head off.

Bridger and Sophie (my niece)

Sweet baby Bo

"El Bandito"....if you haven't been to the Pickelville Playhouse. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Just happy to be at the lake

Bridger and Laynie (my niece) played in this puddle for an hour!

Yeehaw! Bear Lake Rocks!
Thanks Mom & Rich for the fun week!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Bridger has been my little garden helper this summer. He loves to get his boots and help me water...maybe he'll have a career in landscaping??

He also started doing dishes recently. I'll be feeding bo in another room and hear the bench slide across the floor. I'll say "whacha doing buddy?" and he calls out "i'm just helpin you mom".
oh, and NO...he's not potty trained yet and Yes...I let him run around in his diaper all the time

Blessing Day

Bowen's Blessing Day

I am so thankful for this sweet baby. He is so easy to love! We had almost all of our family here for his blessing and it was such a nice day. This is actually Chad's baby blessing outfit... shoes and all. His mom gave it to me and we blessed both our boys in it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!

Chad is so good to me. I've been wanting to do a little garden in our yard for a while and so when I told him this is what I wanted to do for my birthday he went along with it all the way! Little did he know how rocky our yard was! We were out there for hours then he was out there for hours more tilling and digging out boulders and tilling some more. Finally we have two lovely garden boxes filled with seeds! ...Now I just hope they grow! Nothing is better than grilled zucchini and squash at a summer BBQ right?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

this is not a's a nervous reaction

Dear Diary,

Bouncy surfaces make me nervous. Mom took me to a super cool trampoline gym with my Aunt Amanda and cousins, and all I could do was cling to their legs while they jumped. The other kids had a blast bouncing all over...being free and wild, but not sir! I don't enjoy things of this sort. I prefer land...solid footings... and steady foundations. That's the way I like it and nobody is going to change my mind.
- Bridger

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Newborn Photos and Life with Two

My sweet sister arranged to have newborn photos taken of Bowen as a gift to us...What an AWESOME gift huh? Her friend Abby with AKstudio (link under "blogs I like") came up to our house when he was just about a week old, I'm so glad I have these! His wrinkles are already filling in and I know he'll get big so fast. Thanks Amanda!!!!
Life with two has thrown me for a loop, but I think I'm over being overwhelmed. I still haven't attempted taking them both to walmart...but other than that, things are getting more normal at our house. Bowen is such a sweet baby! He's a great eater and that makes me a happy mom!

Bo got to meet his Great Grandparents on Sunday!

I love how fuzzy his hair gets after a bath
Bedtime! Always a great time of day!