Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2012

Dear family and friends who didn't recieve a Christmas card,
I am sorry. I had every intention of sending them out and never got around to it.
So here it is.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas! We had a wonderful day relaxing at home. 
Lincoln loved his horse and train table. I was going to get one or the other but I found them both on KSL! So I ended up spending less on the horse and the train than I would have spent on either one new. I love KSL.
Christmas dinner.
Christmas Breakfast. I made the most delicious buttermilk syrup. It was yummmmy!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Temple Square

We picked Will's mom up from the airport last weekend and stopped by Temple Square on the way home. Note to self, do not go to Temple Square on a Friday night. There were so many people!

Lincolns new favorite game is hide and seek. I had a hard time finding him in this spot.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's the most wonderful time!

I love Christmas! Everything about it. Most of all I love spending time with family and friends.
Our friends Dave and Kelli came over to make ginger bread houses. Last year this is what our ginger bread house turned out like....
And so I learned my lesson and used hot glue this year. It worked wonderfully. I highly recommend it!

 Lincoln kept eating all of the candy.

Our friends Eric and Kellie invited us up to Temple Square to have dinner at The Roof. We had been wanting to go for a while. OH MY GOODNESS! The view, the food, the DESSERTS! Holy cow, everything was amazing. Needless to say I broke my diet for the night.

We seriously tried a little bit of everything! It was awesome.

Friday, December 9, 2011

3 months!

Wow that went fast! Spencer was three months old yesterday.
I know I have said this several times before but he seriously is such a good baby!
I am simply smitten with his sweet little spirit.
He gives a huge open mouth grin to anyone who gives him some attention.

 I love this picture below! Spencer has a sly smile on like he just did something naughty to make Lincoln cry. Really, Lincoln just didn't want his picture taken. It's a little out of focus because Linc was trying to kick the camera.

Spencer loves sucking on his hands! He refuses to take a binky but loves those little fingers. I just hope he doesn't find his thumb.
He is such a content, happy baby. He still rarely cries.
He only wakes up once at night to eat, and has become a little more vocal about it. He still doesn't cry, just a few squeaks and then I know he is ready to eat. :)
He is a pro at tummy time and can hold his head up like a champ.
Oh I just love him!
And Lincoln. He's still cute too.
 ok, ok, and Bosco. You are also still cute.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


We have heard people say that Spencer looks exactly like Lincoln and then then other people say that he looks nothing like Lincoln. Personally I think that Lincoln looks more like me and Spencer looks more like Will. You can definitely tell that they are brothers but they each have their own look to them. Lincoln-monkey, Spencer-sea turtle. They both have the same adorable smile.
What do you think?


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I cooked my very first turkey. I was terrified it would turn out like the turkey on Christmas Vacation, but it actually turned out great.
We decided to boycott black Friday shopping this year, at least at the big stores, people are crazy.
So we spent the weekend relaxing, swimming, watching movies, and playing the Kinect.

We failed to take any pictures on Thanksgiving day, but luckily I remembered to take some of Spencer's blessing. Unlike Lincoln's blessing where I totally spaced it. Will gave him a name and a beautiful blessing at our church on Sunday. My sweet little angel baby that never cries, cried. the. entire. time. I must say, even his cry is adorable.

I feel like it is tradition to make a list of things you are grateful for, so here goes. in no particular order
The Gospel
My boys (all three of them miracles)
Disposable diapers
Bosco, seriously the best cat ever
My family
Our home
Will's boss
Will's Job
My friends

Monday, November 21, 2011


We just had Spencer's two month appointment. (He was two months on the 8th, so we are a little late)

weight~ 12 pounds 12 ounces ~ 75  percentile
height~ 24 inches ~ 75 percentile
Head circumference ~ 14.5 inches ~ 25 percentile

Wow, we have a big boy! Lincoln was always in the lower percentile.
I must have super fatty milk because this kid only nurses for 5 minutes! TOTAL! One side, 5 minutes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

He keeps me on my toes!

I have a very active toddler. Don't believe me?

This was right before bed time. He is like the energizer bunny.

So I am constantly looking for ideas on how to keep this little guy entertained.

I found this lovely list via pinterest.

101 things to do with your toddler.

  1. Color
  2. Blow Bubbles
  3. Play Hide-and-Seek
  4. Peek-a-Boo
  5. Play Chase
  6. Do Finger-plays
  7. Sing a song
  8. Collect rocks in a basket
  9. Make an obstacle course out of cushions and/or furniture
  10. Make a fort out of cushions and sheets
  11. Go for a Walk
  12. Make a Car out of a Box
  13. Read a book
  14. Go to the park
  15. Finger-paint
  16. Play with Play-Dough
  17. Toss Bean bags into a Bucket
  18. Play the shell and pea game
  19. Dance to music
  20. Download games for toddlers from the Internet
  21. Practice putting things in and taking things out of boxes and bags
  22. Make a temporary slide out of a table leaf and your couch
  23. Roll a ball back and forth on the floor
  24. Scoop dirt or sand into a child's bucket (or use a serving spoon and bowl)
  25. Practice climbing by stacking boxes on top of each other (only with adult supervision)
  26. Put on a puppet show
  27. Go fishing with a yard stick and yarn
  28. Make a Horseshoe game
  29. Make a Shape Puzzle
  30. Play paper basketball
  31. Run through a Sprinkler
  32. Play with a bucket of water and a sponge (PLEASE WATCH CHILD AT ALL TIMES!)
  33. Make a Drum out of an oatmeal box
  34. Play with a kazoo
  35. Wash windows together
  36. Bang on Pots and Pans with a spoon
  37. Brush each other's teeth
  38. Play dress-up with stuffed animals and your child's clothes
  39. Stack canned or boxed food on top of each other
  40. Let child stack mixing bowls inside each other
  41. Make a playhouse out of a large box
  42. Let child play with a sticker sheet (make sure your child doesn't eat them!)
  43. Put stickers on fingers for finger puppets
  44. Play a musical instrument together- i.e.recorder, piano, etc.
  45. Go on a Smelling Hunt
  46. Frost Cookies
  47. Plant a flower or vegetable plant together
  48. Roll a tennis ball into an empty trash can or bucket
  49. Draw on a mirror with dry-erase markers
  50. Play hide and seek together- trying to find a stuffed animal or other object
  51. Have a splash party together in the bathtub
  52. Put a leash on a stuffed animal and walk around the house
  53. Record each other on a tape recorder (great for scrapbooks or journals!)
  54. Make and try on paper hats
  55. Give a piggy-back ride
  56. Play "Horsey"
  57. Talk into an electric fan (it distorts your voice)
  58. Play tug-of-war with a blanket
  59. Collect flowers (felt, artificial, real...)
  60. Make a camera and go on a Safari
  61. Play games with frozen juice lids
  62. Disconnect your phone and pretend to make phone calls to relatives
  63. Leave your phone connected and really make phone calls to relatives- let your child talk too
  64. String large beads onto or along a shoelace
  65. Squirt each other with squirt bottles
  66. Glue shapes onto paper
  67. Make sock puppets
  68. Make paper puppets
  69. Fill an old purse with toys
  70. Use a paper towel tube as a megaphone
  71. Make binoculars and go "Bird Watching" or "Stuffed Animal Watching"
  72. Put snacks in different fun containers (paper sacks, empty canisters, etc.)
  73. Act out a story from a book
  74. Walk on a balance beam- use a 2x4 placed on the ground
  75. Draw with chalk on the sidewalk
  76. Sketch an outline of your child on the sidewalk or paper with chalk
  77. Paint child's palms with tempura paint and blot on paper. Makes a great card for loved ones!
  78. Put lipstick on child and kiss a mirror
  79. Make a puddle on cement and splash barefoot in it
  80. Let child decorate and eat an open peanut butter sandwich
  81. Make a toilet paper barricade for child to go under, over, or through
  82. Do the Hokey Pokey
  83. Make a super-hero costume out of household items
  84. Do Knee-Bouncing Rhymes
  85. Play "Red Light, Green Light" saying "Go" and "Stop"
  86. Make a shoe-box train for stuffed animals
  87. Make a pillow pile to jump on (keep it clear from any hard surfaces, including walls!)
  88. Make an easy puzzle with felt and Velcro
  89. Make bracelets or collars for stuffed animals out of pipe cleaners and jingle bells
  90. Learn numbers from a deck of cards
  91. Play the matching game with a deck of cards
  92. Make a domino chain
  93. Have a picnic in the park, backyard, or living room!
  94. Play dress up in Mommy or Daddy's clothes
  95. Make a tin cup telephone and talk to each other in it
  96. Make a nature collage
  97. Mirror each other
  98. Make a "Mummy Mommy" with toilet paper
  99. Make a tape recording of short music selections and instructions to move in different ways
  100. Make and walk along a toilet paper trail
  101. TAKE A NAP

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2 months!

Sweet baby Spencer is two months! Where did my newborn go?!?!

~Spencer at two months~
Always smiling
Loves his brother
Loves bath time
Really good at holding up his head
Doesn't like it when mom has dairy
Sleeps for six hour stretches at night (now that I am off dairy)
He wakes me up to feed him by kicking his feet and sucking on his hand
Rarely cries
Will not take the bottle
Hates the binkie
Thinks naps are lame, and would rather stay up and play
Likes when daddy's beard tickles his cheeks
Speaking of cheeks, I love his little cheeks! 
Ewww I could just kiss them all day, and most of the time I do.

Love you baby!