Friday, March 24, 2017

Life is moving too fast...

...although I feel like most the time all I do is sit around with the kids, I can't believe how hard it can be to document!  Isn't it weird how time moves both slowly and quickly?

Funny story... I wrote the above back in November.  March is nearly over and I'm just getting back to my blog.  It will be a miracle if I actually finish this thing today.

So let's see, where to catch up... We love Bruce holding his own bottle!  This blanket was made by John's mother and it's a bunch of his old shirts from high school that were too special to throw out but too horrible to keep at shirts.  So, for his birthday, John's amazing mother made him this great blanket!

  EZ started preschool at the end of August and he loves it.  So does Mom!  His social skills have really improved.  Plus, he gets to do more hands on stuff and learn cool things too.  On the left is his first day, on the right is his second.

 One fine day we took a walk up Provo Canyon.  Pictures up here always turn out beautiful.  Sometimes it's a little too sunny for some...

We spent as much time outside as we could before it got too cold.  Including going to parks as well as sitting on a blanket in the front yard.  Bruce really comes alive when he's outside.  He loves exploring anything and everything.  He loves being in his little toy car and loves big brother time!
He is getting too big!  

 Time for a haircut!  This halo never wants to lay down.  Still can't figure out what to do with it.
Before and After:

 Near the end of October I drove to Las Vegas with the kids and John's neice, Lexi accompanied us on the ride down.  John had a work training so he couldn't drive down with us.  We met up a few hours after we got there though and had a total blast with all the cousins on my side.  It's really no fun at all to be so far away from these awesome kids!  Such a treat to spend any time with the family!

Of coarse in October we have to hit the pumpkin patch by our house.  I love the fall... So many fun things to do and the weather is usually just perfect!

 For Halloween we decided EZ would make the perfect Calvin (because he just has awesome hair) and Bruce would make an adorable Hobbs.
  Best one I got of the both of them...

 John and I went as Buzz Lightyear and Jessie.  Sadly, I don't have a picture of me in my costume.  I'm barely in this picure... I sure looked cute though!  We did our traditional dress up night with friends and included the kids this time.  Always a blast with this bunch of crazies!!

That'll have to hold you for now... hopefully I can catch up sooner than later!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fun in the Summertime

I'm way overdue for a post so hopefully I can catch ya'll up.  I spent some of my early years in Texas so I can say, "ya'll."  Also, I've been watching a lot of Fixer Upper and well, it just works okay!  Anywho, Mom-of-2 life is getting better.  I find myself wanting that baby to grow up and become more independent, but when he snuggles up to me and reaches out for me or leans in for kisses, I just melt with the sweet little baby cuteness.  He is getting big fast and I just want to soak up his adorableness.  That's a word right?  Well, he is crawling, he can hold his own bottle, and he sleeps through the night.  He usually takes 2 two-hour naps a day too.  He doesn't like a lot of foods and will make faces of disgust to let me know!  He reacts to everything, which is totally different from EZ.  That boy never cared what we fed him as long as he could eat it.  Bruce though, he makes yucky faces as well as sour faces and it's just so much fun, it's hard to care if he eats it or not.  He loves to spit and roll his tongue.  He loves to grab and slap things.  His neck is still tilted and I'm not sure if it will ever totally straighten but he can move it in all directions.  He is getting less picky but still is pretty picky about being held or wanting attention to be happy.  He likes when we play peek-a-boo with him.  He always mellows out when we go outside.  He really loves to have big brother laugh and play with him.

EZ still gets a little jealous and doesn't always want Bruce to play with his toys, but he likes having him around.  EZ is also starting preschool this week!  I hope he will like it.  He really seems to enjoy primary so I think he'll like school too!  He is all boy and has quite a creative little mind.  He remembers all sorts of things too.  I'm surprised when he brings up something that happened months ago.  He is also totally done with pull-ups.  It's been almost a year since we started potty training and he wore pull ups to bed for a long time.  But he's all big boy now!  He loves to laugh and be silly.  He always wants to be outside, either riding his bike, taking a walk, playing in his sand box, whatever it is, he likes being outside!

Let's update with John too.  He started a new job doing Dialysis and it comes with lots of perks!  He will no longer work Sundays or have to work any holidays too!  It's a big pay increase and so far flexible shifts.  Training is long and boring but once he's in the groove, I know he'll be amazing.  His old job really misses him and I could tell they appreciated him and liked having him work there.  He's still busy with school too and recently turned 35!  He has a hard time with getting older and still being in school and gets stressed out at times, but he never gives up and he sees that things get done and get done right!  He is very driven and I'm so grateful for the hard worker he is.

As for me, I am now 32, which is hard to believe, and I'm trying very hard to get the rest of this baby weight off.  It's not as easy the second time around!  I absolutely love my calling in church.  I get to teach the young women and they are just so fun.  We have set some goals recently and I've noticed blessings as I'm trying to reach them.  There is real joy in following what you know is right.  Anyway, I also get to do a little hair once in a while and I enjoy that!  Not doing much else than being a mom but hey, that is a BIG job!

Okay enough updates, let's see some pictures!

 Springville Parade!  It was colder than expected so EZ had to borrow his cousin's girl coat!

 A trip to the mall.  EZ's still figuring out what to do when we say, "open your eyes."

 John had to work on Father's Day so we took some sweet brother pictures for him.

 Family night out bowling!

 This guy always lifts one leg while drinking a bottle and laying down.  He's got his own little personality!

 A day at the Springville Resevoir.  Babies in beach wear are so cute!

Fun moments!

 Bruce with friends also born in December.  Boys boys boys!

Getting ready to walk... he does this all the time while crawling.  He always gets up on his hands and feet!

Happy 4th of July!  I love to get decked out!

Happy Birthday to me from this little cutie!  

 At Nickel City

 EZ is at the age of "watch me" and he is always trying to show off his skills!

 Sweet brother moments.  Once in a while EZ will ask to hold Bruce.  They both enjoyed it this time!

  EZ got 3 bee stings within like 3 seconds.  He got attacked while taking a little walk with Dad.  Poor little guy. 
More cuteness!
 Happy Birthday John!  Dinner at the Bombay House