Tuesday, January 29, 2013


     So my kids have been growing at an alarming rate! Joel has gone from my little baby to a full blown sitter who likes to play and laugh more than he likes to be cuddled. He is seriously the happiest baby ever though! Sophia is still a girly girl. She has recently stopped napping, I thought my life was over ha ha but she still has quiet time a couple of hours a day in her room where she plays by herself. It has actually really improved her imagination skills and her ability to entertain herself. She also goes to bed an hour earlier now and still sleeps till 8! So it hasn't been horrible. 

Here is some quick pics of my kiddos.

Joel wearing pj's that used to be uncle Seth's.

Playing with dad.

Sophia had to get her blood taken for an allergy test. It was the saddest thing ever. The nurse put a cute bow on her arm and she got some prizes and ice cream for being so brave. The test came back negative, just FYI. 

I love Joel's face in this one. Ha ha he was done doing pics!

I have a sitter now! He is a little wabbly some days and he gets to excited sometimes and falls over but he can sit up by himself! Four months old and a sitter. This kid is an over achiever! ha ha

Sophia told me one day she needed to put her doll house in her little house. Ha ha ha this is what she ment.

My kid is more gangster than yours ha ha. 

Sophia wanted to take a picture so I told her to pose like a ballerina. 

We were in a valentines mood last week so we decorated Valentine cookies.

Eating her cookies, and the finished project! 

Sophia insisted minnie mouse was hungry too. So they had lunch together. Notice minnie has her own cup with her own face on it ha ha.



I  realized I didn't post a single thing in December so here is a recap.

December started with Tyler's 26th birthday. He had finals all week and spent the day studying but I made him take a quick break in the evening so we could go out. Thankfully my little sister and her hubby came out to provo and watched my kiddos for us!

The weeks before Christmas were spent at all kinds of festivals and family activities, Jess's graduation, and making Christmas presents.

The friday before Christmas was my family's annual Christmas party up at my grandma's. A good time was had by all. Yummy food and good company.

Tyler, Ben and Matt were the three wise men ha ha

Then we spent the rest of the weekend at my moms till Christmas. Christmas was so fun this year. My family decided to do an all homemade Christmas. So almost all the presents we gave to each other were homemade. My mom went all out! Her presents to the grandkids were amazing!!

My mom made Layla a Table house.

She made little Tyler a collapsible fort!

Tiffany and I made my mom a TeePee for the grandkids.

Some of the gifts I made the kids.

I had Tiff for Christmas this year and made her a clock. I made several other gifts but didn't get pics of them. They all turned out great. It is a lot of work to do homemade gifts but I really enjoyed doing it.  

Sophia was much more into Christmas this year but after opening a few gifts she just wanted to play. She definetly was much more excited though. Joel just didn't know what to think but smiled happily through the whole process!

Christmas PJs

My mom made the boys all robes and do-rags for their annual Christmas Nerf gun war!

Sophia ready to fight!

One of our Christmas traditions is to go to a movie Christmas day. It was Sophia's first movie in a movie theater, (last year we were in Ely so we didn't go to one) She did so good! Whenever it got really loud she would say "MOM Whats going on?!" ha ha I think she was a little stunned by the enormity of the whole thing. We even took Joel and he just slept through it. He is a champ.

It is also a tradition at my parents house to deep fry a turkey Christmas day and have a big dinner party. We don't do much Christmas eve just finger foods and eggnog usually. We do our big meal Christmas afternoon, It has actually turned into quite the extravaganza! This year the guest list included my grandparents, Shelby's inlaws, Briana's Inlaws, and a few friends. If you ever don't have anywhere to eat Christmas day or don't want to cook come on over!

The rest of the week was spent playing games, eating, shopping, catching up with old friends and just spending time together.

Sophia trying to steal Ben's pillow

Layla loved baby Joel! 

The day after Christmas we headed home for work. The very next night we headed back to my parents because my brother was in town. He had to work Christmas day so he came out after. We went and spent the night bowling and eating then headed home for work again. Good thing my parents only live an hour away ha ha.

We spent two days home then headed to Ely for New years. Hanna and Eric were in Ely too and we spent the weekend relaxing and visiting with family. New years eve we had lots of food and played dance central on the Wii. I think it is the first year since I had kids that we stayed up till midnight!

It was quite the month and we had a lot of fun!