Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Melt My Heart Bedtime Stories.....

It is so much fun as a mom to see my little boys becoming such great buddies. I love how Bridger can't help but smile whenever he sees his brother. I love how Ryker is so protective of Bridge. I love little moments like this when they are just so happy to have one another. Now most of you probably won't think these pictures are as cute as I do (I am a little biased) but it melts my heart when my boys have moments like this....

I love being the mom of these two amazing boys. I am so blessed!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Vegetables and Fuzziness

My baby is growing up, and loving his vegetables! He always watches us eat, and licks his lips. He has been eating rice cerial, but not loving it. I gave him some vegetables, and he LOVED it. He thinks he is in heaven when he gets his yummy grean beans and sweat potatoes. I just wish his older brother was as enthusiastic about his veggies!

Bridger was born with a full head of hair, he then lost it, and it has recently started growing back in. It just grew in very very fuzzy! His hair cracks us up, it sticks straight out on both the top and the sides. These pictures are of his hair after his bath, and extra fuzzy:) Keep in mind I have not used any hair products whatsoever! I wish my camera could convey its true fuzziness, it is actually fuzzier in person, if you can believe it. I love my little baby, especially his fuzziness!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Little Man...

Ryker has had a lot of mile stones this month, and he is sure acting so grown up lately. He started sunbeams, and loves it. He also just started preschool. He is in joyschool, a bunch of moms in our ward with preschool age kids take turns having preschool at our house and doing the lessons. Ryker loves it, and he is making some good friends! He is acting sooo grown up lately too, and he always has a way of putting a smile on our face. Some things I love about Ryker are: he is such a generous tender hearted person, he has such an AMAZING imagination, his little prayers melt my heart, he loves being a big brother and has a way of making his little brother laugh, and he cracks us up with the things he says. I love you Ryker, and I am so proud of the little man you are!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A few of my favorite things......

Okay, I just thought I would blog about a few of my favorite things....I feel like bursting into the song on the sound of music (I love that show!) Anyways, Grilled chicken strips are a fav at our home. They are fully cooked and lightly seasoned to perfection, so all the hard work is done! Lets face it, sometimes I am really in the mood to cook and love being in the kitchen, and other nights I just want something fast, and ready in a jiffy. I use these for Fettuccine chicken alfredo, chicken fajitas, chicken enchilladas, cubed on a green salad or pasta salad, the possibilities are endless! I ablolutely love them:)

As you can tell, I love things that make my life easier, and these Magic erasers definately do that! I use these all the time. I especially love them for bathroom cleaning...bath, sink, counter tops, etc... I feel like I should write a poem or something to express my gratitude to Mr.'s a work in progress (jk). Or maybe I just have a thing for a guy with a shaved head:)

And last but not least, I have recently found a love for dried blueberries! Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. We sampled these at Costco, and I had to buy them. Ryker calls them yummy fruit snacks (and they are much better for him than fruit snacks). Love these!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I survived:)

Okay, I just had to post what happened to me today, it was crazy and hectic but now it is kind of funny. I went to take Bridger to his routine Dr's appointment and as I was getting the kids out of the car, I was contemplating whether or not to bring Bridger in with his car seat or without...... have something to set him in but struggle carrying the whole thing up the stairs and into the huge building, or just carry him and have to hold him while trying to write etc... I decided to just carry him, no car seat. (I know I'm rambling) Anyways, I get up to the Dr's office, the nurse calls us back, and I look down and he has blown out of his diaper... all over! The worst baby blow out I have ever seen! seriously, not only was it up his back, but it was also down both legs, and because I decided to carry him without the car seat, it was also all over my shirt!!!!!!! I then realized that I had forgotten to pack an extra outfit (Oh crap!....literally) as I was trying to clean up the mess (using every last wipe I had) Ryker started doing his potty dance and saying "I'm going to have an accident, I am going to have an accident!!!!". Any of you that have 3 year old know that when they start doing a dance, it is time to hurry to the potty or there will be a mess to clean up. I pick up naked bridger, run out into the hall, and ask the nurse where the bathrooms are. She then informs me that they are in the waiting room........oh no! I had to walk through the room full of waiting people. I must have looked like a crazy mom, naked baby in one arm, poop down the other side of my shirt, and a dancing 3 year old screaming that he is about to wet his pants. By the time I saw the Dr, I was a little flustered to say the least. What can I say, my kids keep me on my toes! (note to self......use the carseat:)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Toe jam and pacifiers

Ever since Easter, Ryker has been playing with the plastic Easter eggs. He uses them as pacifiers for his little stuffed animals when they get fussy:) Anyways, the other day I was sitting on the couch paying some bills or something, and I put Bridger next to me and put a pacifier in his mouth to keep him happy. Next thing I know,Ryker is doing the same thing. He put his animals on the couch next to Bridger, put pacifiers in their mouths, and got a pen and paper and started paying his bills. It was too cute so I had to take a picture.

And Bridger has a new trick! He has figured out how to eat his feet. It is quite amazing, he definitely doesn't get his flexibility from his mom!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I posted a few times, keep scrolling down!

WII PARTII!!! We had a get together with Shawn's sisters Tracy and Cindy and families. We had a potluck dinner (yum!) and played the wii at Tracy's. It was so much fun, and things got a little competitive:) It is so nice to live so close to both Cindy and Tracy, we love getting together with them, and our boys love playing with their cousins as well!


We had an amazing Christmas this year! We were really spoiled by Santa and his "helpers" (you know who you are ;) The kids had a great time and so did we. Spending time with family was a blast as always.
Thanks grandma and Papa! You made our Christmas so special, and you did so much! Ryker and Bridger love their new Cars pajamas, and their new toys. We miss you!

I love my boys and their matching outfits, thanks grandma and grandpa! We sure had a fun time at your house over Christmas, thanks for everything!!! Miss you!

Thanks Lindsay and family, Ryker absolutely loves the book you made, it will be so nice for church! He also loves to play basketball in the tub too:) Miss you!!!!

Thanks Aunt Jana and family, you spoiled us so much! we love and miss you so much! (Bridger really loves his little puppy, he is just tired of taking pictures here:) And Ryker loves the movie, we watch it all the time (I think Shawn and I enjoy it just as much:)

Ryker had so much fun with his roller skates, we went over to the high school my dad works at and let him skate up and down the halls. His cousins came and tried their new scooters too.

Christmas Eve

Here are some pictures of our little nativity we had on Christmas Eve. We had such a fun night, each family did a talent for the program then the grandchildren dressed up for the nativity. Ryker was Joseph, and Bridger was a baby sheep....he started to cry so he isn't in the pictures. We also took a family picture, and pasted Bracken into it (he is in Equador on a mission). We got to talk to Bracken on the phone that night as well, it was so fun to hear him and hear how pumped he is for missionary work.