Wednesday, July 29, 2009

mastering the stairs

Noah has been crawling for 2 weeks now, I can't believe he is already that big the time has flown by. He has been so happy with his new found freedom. About 3 days after he started crawling he pulled himself up into a standing position. He has already gotten himself some good bruises from falling. (Poor Noah he suffers from the second child syndrome. I never would of let Ashton get himself into situations where he would fall and hurt himself, but with Noah I am much more laid back and have the lets see what happens attitude.)

It took him about a week to get steady with the crawling now he is crawling like a champ, its time to move onto the next thing, the stairs. He has been attempting them for about a week now, yesterday he made it up the entire flight of stairs. I was at the top encouraging him up and filming him, now I think about it the responsible thing would of been to be behind him I still could of gotten it on video, oh well he made it without any casualties. Maybe I am remembering things wrong, but Noah sure seems to be progressing a lot quicker than Ashton did. I have a feeling that this baby will be walking before I know it.

(I had a video of him climbing the stairs but it won't load, so I will post that later)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

puddle time

A couple of weeks ago we had a sudden Sunday afternoon rainstorm. Which left some big puddles in the road. I let Ashton go and play in them for a while, he loved it at first he was a little hesitant but it didn't take him long to get soaked.

Since Ashton was little he has had this thing about sticking out his tongue, he would do it all the time for no apparent reason, now he only sticks it out when he is concentration on something. He wanted to make sure he was running through those puddles just right.

Later that night he was using Daddy as a jungle gym.

Torte loves to sleep with the boys. When she first started to try to sleep with Ashton when he was a baby, I would immediately take her out of the crib. As Ashton got older I gave up and let her sleep with him. Most nights she is curled up next to Ashton, which I am fine with. Now Torte and decided she wants to sleep with Noah. I don't like her sleeping with Noah yet, when he gets older it wouldn't bug me as much. So if she is found in the crib, she is immediately removed. This time I did have to grab my camera and take a picture, then she was taken out of the crib.

Monday, July 27, 2009

conversation with Ashton

A conversation with Ashton this morning about breakfast

Me: What do you want for breakfast, cereal?
Ashton: No
Me: Do you want toast?
Ashton: No
Me: Do you want a waffle?
Ashton: No
Me: Well show me what you want then
Ashton lead me to the fridge, and opened it. He pointed to the turkey
Me: You want turkey for breakfast?
Ashton: Ya
So Ashton had turkey for breakfast. It might not be my first choice for breakfast, at least he is getting his protein for the meal.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

3 years

I can't believe it has been 3 years already, on the other hand it seems like we have been married much longer than that. We got to spend our anniversary seeing Tori Amos at Abravenal Hall. It was an awesome concert. Dad and Val came and watched the boys so we could have a night out.

Thanks for 3 great years babe, and hears to many more together!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy 8 Months

Noah I can't believe it has been 8 months already since you were born. The time has flown by, you are such an awesome baby our family just wouldn't be complete without you in it.

Here are some of the things you are doing right now:

Crawling, pulling self into a kneeling position, pulling self into a standing position, sleeping through the night sometimes, you love your binky, you hate to be left in a room alone, you love eating, your learning to feed yourself, you love watching the cats, you love being outside, you love playing with Ashton, at night you won't go to sleep unless you have some cuddle time with daddy.
P.S. I realize that some people may think that the Baby Leg warmers you are wearing are a little girly, but I don't care. I thought that they would be perfect to protect your little knees while you are crawling around on the floor, and they do. I think you look adorable in them.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


My dad invited us to go to Arizona for a week to see my grandma. We already had plans to go to Park city for the 4th, so I couldn't go with them, but I still did want to go. I decided to make the drive with the boys the next week. We left tuesday morning, and came home friday it was a fun week. The boys overall did awesome. We had a few meltdowns at the beginning of the trip, but once those were done, they were awesome the rest of the trip. We stopped in Moab, and had lunch and a break from the car. I would recommend that if you have to stop on the Indian reservation, make it a quick one. We had to stop and feed Noah, change diapers (in the car because the bathrooms didn't have anywhere to do it), get some snacks. During that time I was asked way to many times for money, food and rides. We finally made it to grandmas house, and the boys were so excited to be out of the car.

The first couple of days there, Dad and his two brothers were building a barbwire fence around the land next to grandma's house. I had to take care of the boys so I wasn't much help. I did move the truck a couple of times, and I did put on the last fence stay. Here are my Dad and two Uncles, taking a break.

My Uncle Gary brought his horses up for us to ride on Thursday, and Ashton loved it. He was so excited. Uncle Gary just let the horses into grandma's yard to wander around and eat the grass so we had to keep a close eye on Ashton, he wanted to run right up to the horses, and I could just see him getting kicked or stepped on. It was fun to watch the boys interact with Dad and Val. They don't see them as often as the other grandparents, so it was nice to spend time with them.

Ashton got to sit on Dakota bareback and he liked that, and couldn't wait to get on them again.

Dad put Ashton on Dakota and led him around in front of grandma's house, he did great holding on, he was loving the horses.

We went for a ride around Alpine, Ashton rode with Grandpa and was in heaven. I haven't been on a horse for almost 10 years, it was fun to ride again. I didn't take any pictures, as I was trying to hold on to the horse.
It was fun to see my cute 92 year old grandma climbing up on a horse and riding around.

After the horses were put away, Dad took Val and I golfing at the little 9 hole course in Alpine. It was different than most courses I have golfed at. They only water the greens and the tee boxes, so the fairways were a little rough, but it was still fun. I was nervous to leave the boys with Grandma, they can be a handful. But Uncle Gary and Tanner were there to help so I felt better about it.
It was a fun trip I am glad that I decided to go. It is always fun to see Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. It was really cute to watch Ashton interact with relatives that we don't see very often. He really took to Uncle Gary, he would follow him around the yard, at one point he held his hand while they were walking to the barn. I wish I had my camera with me then it was so cute.

On the way home Ashton rode with Grandpa and Grandma, so I just had Noah with me. It made the trip seem so much easier only dealing with one child instead of two.

Because there weren't many pictures of Noah here is one with grandma and one while we were sitting in the shade.

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July

We spent the weekend in Park City, to celebrate the 4th of July. It was a blast, things are so low key it was awesome. We got up there Friday night, got settled into the condo and went to dinner at Baja Cantina. The food was awesome and it was a beautiful night to eat outside, although I always forget how it cools down really quickly when the sun goes down.

Saturday morning we got up and got ready and headed to the parade at 11am. Now that is my kind of parade, you don't have to get up at the butt crack of dawn to get to the parade, you don't have to stake out your spot 3 days in advance. We walked down to the parade found a spot and settled in for a fun little parade. It was a little quirky, but hey that is Park City.

fter the parade we headed to PCMR and rode the Alpine slide, I was a little nervous to see how Ashton would do on the lift up to the slide. You never know with him, he just sat there and seemed to love it. We got the slide and had one person in front of us and it started to ran. We sat for a few mins to wait it out. Then they got a call to shut it down. So we had to head back to the lift and they were going to get us back down the mountain. We were almost back to the lift when they yelled the slides were open again, so we took off running, we wanted our spots in line. Ashton rode with me, I knew Jason wanted to go as fast as possible and I feared for Ashton.

We headed back to the condo, which was across the parking lot, it was awesome to not have to drive everywhere. The boys needed naps, if they were going to watch fireworks. The hotel was hosting a BBQ for the guests, so we ate lunch there and put the boys down for a nap. The fireworks were right outside our hotel so we staked out our spot for the fireworks and it was an awesome spot. Ashton loved the fireworks last year so I thought he would again. I was a little wrong. He was really apprehensive the whole time. During the finale, he actually covered his face with the blanket. I think he was scared because it was so loud, we weren't that far from where they were lighting them off.

We got up Sunday morning and went shopping at the outlets and headed home. It was an awesome relaxing weekend. Thanks Mom and Myron for suggesting it we had a great time.

swimming lessons

I signed up Ashton for swimming lessons a few weeks ago. I thought it would be a good idea and now that I am at home and can do these things. Jason was home the first day of the lessons, so he came along and took care of Noah and took some pictures.

Ashton had a death grip on me most of the time. We didn't do much this time, it was all about getting comfortable in the water. We had to dunk the kids to different levels, we started with the chin, then the lips, nose and finally the eyes. I was only able to get to the nose with Ashton.

Then we had to get them to lay on their backs in the water. Ashton hates this in any water, I finally was able to get him semi comfortable in that position, I just had to have his head on my shoulder. That was pretty much the class this week. It is only 25 mins long twice a week, which I think it about right for these little kids. We missed the second class because we were in AZ. So we will see how he does this next week.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


So my mom told me about this event at the Provo airport, where there were going to be all these WWII planes on display that people could come and see, take pictures in and tour. I thought that Ashton would love this, seeings how he is so into planes right now. It was pretty cool there were two huge bombers, then a couple small planes, helicopters and some small jets. Ashton was loving it. He kept pointing and saying plane, then he would run over to it, then he would see another one and head in that direction instead. This can be such a fun age.

It did turn out to be fun afternoon.