Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Little Snippets

I LOVE December. And I really extra love Christmas. I love what it is about, the Savior and his birth and life. I love that we make every excuse possible to spend time with family and good friends. I love giving and recieving gifts (yup, I sure do). I love teaching my little nuggets about it all and seeing it click. Bodie is too little to understand this year, but Daxton? He CANNOT get enough. He loves to talk about Baby Jesus and Santa and reindeer and Buddy (our Elf) etc. etc. It is so cute! This is Buddy's first year at our house and it has been pretty fun. He can find him within seconds of waking up and just laughs all day at the crazy stuff he does. It is going to be a fun little tradition.
My little boys clearly have a hard time in the genuine smile department.

Daxton went to his cousins princess birthday party at the beginning of the month. We didn't have a Prince Charming costume on hand so he decided he wanted to wear his Buzz costume. Fit RIGHT in! Okay, not really, but it was cute anyway.

And check out this treasure! Landon's work party had an ugly christmas sweater party theme this year. I knew who to ask right away.... my mother in law! She had this one from years ago, and get this, she has a matching toddlers girls one! Let's just say it was a smash hit!
While Bodie is still sleeping in the afternoon Daxton and I have been crafting. He is finally to the age where he can focus for longer than 5 seconds. Here he is making a polar bear for the letter P (but he think that every letter is G so sometimes I wonder why I even try!)

Here is Buddy roasting a marshmellow over a fire. He thinks that Buddy is HILARIOUS.... (little does he know it's his parents that are the knee slappers)

We went to visit the Reindeer at Thanksgiving Point. It has become a fun little tradition. I feel so bad for the poor reindeer all soaking wet and laying in the snow.... but I guess it is their natural habitat, right? The boys loved it as expected. They love anything with antlers, especially Daxton. Daxton has been so funny lately. He is obsessssssssssed with bucks, hunting, guns, roping, trucks, camping, etc. He carries this little buck around all over the house and can't wait to get a shotgun for his birthday! I kinda love it actually.

There is that RARE moment when you capture a good picture with a normal smile! These next two I actually caught right in a row and was so excited! I know.... the simple pleasures right? Well I was excited because my boys have smile issues (for the camera that is) so these pictures are treasures!!!!

MMMMM, these boys are SOOOO yummy. We love them and they are the light of our lives, truly. We hope you all have the best holiday season and remember the true meaning. Love you all!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


So, because of my blogging slackerness this is a LONG post. Stay with me people!! We had such a fun fall. Last year we were in Hawaii for pretty much the whole month of October (I know, rough life right), well actually I really missed the fall and was glad to be home to enjoy it this year. Daxton is old enough this year to get excited about season and holidays so it was fun to pump it up for him. He was OBSESSED with riding ponies! Sometimes he can be so shy and then other times he suprises me and is so independent and outgoing. He would just walk right up to the pony and ride all by himself like he was this big tough boy (on a little tiny horse). So proud!

Okay, enough of the pumpkin farm pictures! Sheesh. Doesn't Bodie look so big and grown up! Well, he is! He went straight from crawling to running and is into EVERYTHING. We have our hands full with this little one, holy moly. He is the sweetest, cutest little guy one day and the next he can throw the mosterous tantrum ever. How fun! No really, he is wonderful. He is so fun and we love him to death.

Um, Daxton loves cucumbers. I just had to put this on here because it is hilarious! He eats carrots like this too. Weird child. Daxton is the cutest little boy, a little partial here, but really he is a heart melter. He is starting to say the funniest stuff! We love it. I will start writing them down and sharing them because he is a crack up.

Happy Halloween! Like a month and a half ago. Since Bodie didn't make any costume requests this year I decided to go with a theme. I know I will only be able to do a few more year, if that, so when Daxton was insistent about being Buzz Lightyear I went on a search for something else Toy Story. Well, baby Woody costumes are UGLY so we nixed that. Then I came across this little gem for Bodie. A baby Rex costume! They were the cutest! (Partial again).

Daxtons first snowman! This kid was PUMPED about the snow and building a snowman. He checked on it every day and was devastated when it melted.

Daxton has also been building temples with his blocks every chance he gets. Can't help but think that is pretty awesome.

Hope you all had a great fall and Thanksgiving. Maybe by New Years I will get around to Thanksgiving pictures. I might as well wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Landon, dear....

Happy birthday to my 31 year old love. We celebrated by eating at Maddox (YUM), shopping at Smith and Edwards, and some good old fashioned family time. Love you honey, you are the best EVER!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


We had a BUSY August!!! Here is a little summary of whats been goin' on! We started off the month with Bodie's first birthday.... which totally stunk because he was barfing for a week straight and was so tired and lethargic that he would just fall asleep the second I picked him up. He slept on the couch with lots of craziness going on for like 3 hours! Poor little thing. I felt so bad for the little guy, he just had no idea what was going on and felt so crummy. Thankfully we are all better now!

Daxon plays outside pretty much 24-7. This is his little friend Austin. They are so cute and are little best buds. They even have the same bike and look like a little gang riding around together.

I went to St. George and had a get together with my best ol' girlfriends from high school. We have all kept in touch somewhat, but not as much as we should have! I think we were all a little nervous to see if we were even still friends, but I cannot say how awesome it was that we just picked back up like old times and had a BLAST!!! I love these girls. They are my favorite people of all time and the best friends I have ever had in my whole life! Just wish I would have taken more pics. :(


We spent a few days at Seven Peaks. Daxton has been a little scared of the water, but going here has really helped. Bodie loved it too! Daxton is such a funny little boy and is obsessed with being just like Dadda. He has to have his sunglasses and Nike hat everywhere we go! He is just getting so big and I want to freeze him so he doesn't get any older. He is a precious little boy with so much care and love for other people. He is getting so smart and is just a wonderful little dude. Love these boys.

Bodie, just being a mess! This is one energetic little boy. He is soooo busy and wild. Church or anywhere that he has to be contained is a nightmare with this kiddo right now! It is just part of his age so I am doing my best to just enjoy him, and I do! He is always full of snuggles and smiles. I have a feeling that he will always be a ball full of energy and fun. It has been fun to see his little personality emerge.

I started watching a little neighbor girl while her mom teached Kindergarden in the afternoons. She mostly just naps during that time. She is such a cutie and the boys LOVE her!

Landon and I had a little date night this last weekend and it was SO fun! It was actually a work function for Landon, but it didn't seem like it at all. It was a fundraising Gala for the University of Utah healthcare. His company bought a table and we were asked to attend. Twist my arm would ya?! It was at La Caille Restaurant in the foothills of Salt Lake. It was INCREDIBLE. This place was amazing. You turn into this huge gate and drive down a mile long cobblestone drive lined with trees and forest. Then you get to this amazing building that looks like a turn of the century French chatteau. Wow. It was so beautiful and the grounds were also gorgeous. The meal was delicous and we ended up accidentally running into some of our best friends (the North's) which made the evening even better. We topped off with a little Creme Brule and called it a night. Sometimes it is fun feeling fancy! Am I right?

Noelle and her kiddies are finally home from North Carolina for the summer. These boys are all within 3 months of eachother. What were we thinking??!! Actually, it is so fun and I love to see how they are all so different. It is going to be so fun to see them all grow up together and be buddies.... we hope anyway!!!!

Well that was our month and I hope yours was just as good!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Birthday Boy

Bodie- 1 Week Old

Bodie- 6 Months Old

Bodie- 1 Year Old!
I CANNOT believe that my baby is one.... ONE! Crazy, I tell ya. Bodie has brought nothing but happiness to our family. From the moment we brought him home I knew he was a total keeper! He was a near perfect baby (nursed well, slept through the night at 2 months, easy going, ya know all the good stuff). He is pretty wonderful. Not to mention he has the cutest cheesy grin and velvet soft skin that makes even the naughtiest little one seem wonderful! Here are a few stats that I want to remember.

Weight: 19 lbs. (6%)
Height: 30 inches (59%)
Words: Dada, nana, uh-oh, lots of gibber gabber
Skills: master crawler, can go up and down the stairs, cruising furniture, walking behind things.
He loves food, all food! He worships Daxton and keeps right up with him. He has a cute little sense of humor and loves to crack him self up. He has the CUSTEST giggle I have ever heard! He is soooooo busy. Holy Moly, he wears me out and I cannot keep up with him!
We aboslutely love our little Bodie.

We had a party for Bodie on Sunday night because his birthday was on a Wednesday and we had other obligations. We had some friends and family over to help celebrate with us.

He LOVED his birthday cake! He scarffed it right now, but not before he made a ginormous mess. So I just threw him in the sink for a little tubby time.

Already being so modest for the camera! Ha.

We got Bodie a wagon which he LOVES, although Daxton thinks it is his! Everybody needs a wagon, it's the best. Talk about hours of entertainment!
Unfortunately, Bodie came down with a nasty tummy bug and has been throwing up for 3 days. Bless his little heart, he is the sweetest little thing ever. So we have spent the week snuggling and trying to get better. Poor little thing, nobody should have to be sick on their birthday!
Love you tons Bodie-boy.