Sunday, October 13, 2013

iphone dump

I wish I could come up with a more clever name for this post but seeing how 90% of the photos I take are on my iPhone these days, this is the best way to capture our day to day lives. 

Way back in August before school started we went down to grandma's house and she took us to the fair in Spanish Fork.  It was a good idea in theory, but in reality it was ridiculously hot the kids had fun and the adults melted.  The boys loved holding the baby bunnies, these were only a couple of weeks old.

On our way home we needed dinner and I came up with the bright idea to take all the kids to Tepanyaki.  The boys ended up loving it and they ate better then they have in a long time.  Ashton had teriayaki chicken, fried rice and noodles.  Noah had the fried rice and the noodles, plus he also had some of the soup and salad.  I was shocked he liked them but he did.  They both caught the shrimp in their mouths, Noah liked his but Ashton didn't.  Caitlin even tried some of the food, I gave her some of the broth from the soup, and some rice she also loved it. 

We had a birthday dinner for Myron at our house.  I made fruit cookies, they were a hit for dessert.

Mom wanted to something fun with the kids before they went back to school, so we went down on a Friday and we were going to go to Trafalga, but they weren't open till later in the afternoon, so we had to come up with another plan. We ended up at Chuck-e-cheese.  The boys had already had lunch so we didn't need to feed them, but who are we kidding they wouldn't of eaten anyways.  I did get a salad and some bread sticks which were pretty good.  The boys had fun and they were excited for all their tickets and then being able to get prizes at the end. 

I am always curious as to what Jason is going to put Caitlin in.  He got her dressed and paired it with this headband, he is right that these colors are complimentary I just would of never put them together.  Never the less it is cute to see what he comes up with.

I have been trying a few different things with Caitlin's hair.  I did a faux hawk then put on her headband.  I think it was cute, Jason doesn't like it when I do this.

Caitlin has been teething and super grouchy, so I shared my otter pop one day.  I figured it would feel good against her gums.  She loved it of course.

Ya I looked down at my feet and realized I had put on two different shoes and left the house like this. 

Noah decided to work out with daddy, he managed to get a few push up in before his arms gave out.

Caitlin loves to sit like this in her stroller, with her foot up on the bar.  It makes me smile every time, her little feet are so cute.

Caitlin woke up bright and early one morning and wouldn't go back to sleep, at least I got to see this beautiful sunrise.

My beautiful little family, the boys like to climb in bed and we all cuddle on the weekends when we don't have to rush up and get going.

I was finally able to get Caitlin to take a bottle, it has been really nice to be able to give her a bottle during the day.  I am still nursing her first thing in the morning and before bed at night.

Baby girl just hanging out at Ashton's soccer practice

Ashton has soccer practice every Wednesday.  It is fun to watch him improve a little bit, Caitlin and I hang out on a blanket watching while Noah plays on the playground nearby.

Another week of hanging out a Ashton's soccer practice.  Jason tries to come if he can get off work in time.

I found some pink bottles at Target, I couldn't resist, I had to get them for the baby girl. 

Caitlin and Hazen just hanging out together, she wants to grab at him all the time.  I forgot how babies don't know how to be soft with one another.  All of Caitlin's toys and things she is growing out of I am sending for Hazen to use.  It's fun to see this mat getting so much use.

I started the boys chore charts again and when they get 25 check marks then they get $5.  I asked Noah to clean up his room and make his bed.  This is how he made his bed, I was pretty impressed it was a pretty good job for a first try. 

 I got Caitlin dressed, then I got dressed and we headed down stairs for the day .  I then realized that we were matching.  I swear it wasn't on purpose.

This is what happens when you take, Noah and three neighbor girls and a croquet mallet.  They knocked down all the peaches off the tree.  I was pretty upset to begin with and Noah did get grounded for a day because of it.  Turns out the other parents were pretty mortified that there girls were involved so we got some flowers, and sorry notes.  In the end it was just some fruit and not a big deal.

I was going through some boxes and found the boys bottles.  They wanted to have their pictures taken with their bottles.  I though it was kind of silly but did it anyways.

 We finally found some stools for the counter.  They are just what I had in mind and we found them at Kohl's of all places.  The boys love sitting up to the counter.

I started bathing Caitlin in the big bath tub, she looks so tiny in such a big tub.

 We took advantage of the recent windy days and went to the school to fly the kite.  The boys usually last a few minutes then they head off the park to play and that leaves Jason and I to fly the kite. 

Noah was running off the play and I had to snap a quick picture

The boys love it when I let them go into Caitlin's room in the morning.  They sometimes climb in her crib with her till I come and get her out.  I swear it is impossible to get a picture with all three of them looking and smiling at the same time.

I was headed home from mom's house one afternoon and when I hit the point of the mountain I ran into a little snow storm, the first of the year.  I am not ready for winter just yet. 

It seems like Caitlin is hitting all these big milestones right now.  She doesn't love her car seat much anymore and is much happier if I let her sit in the shopping cart.  She looks so big and so little at the same time in the carts.

Jason got a guitar and is teaching himself how to play.  He is so good at stuff like this he is making awesome progress. 

 I  hope that one day my boys know how lucky they are to have Uncles so close by who love them as much as my brothers do.

 I tried my hand at making fruit leather, with all the peaches I had from our tree.  It turned out really good, Jason and I ate all of it within a couple of days.  The boys didn't care for it, I guess I shouldn't of been surprised, the orange fruit leathers are their least favorite kind.

Caitlin's hair is long enough to do a little piggy on the top of her hair, it's fun to have a new way to do her hair.

 Some day maybe I will grow out of the need to take pictures when my babies are crying.

 We got news that my grandma didn't have long to live and I was going to want to be able to go to the funeral if that happened.  I realized Caitlin didn't have her passport so I quickly got everything together and sent off for it.  The government shut down on Monday and I was worried about not getting it in time.  Her passport arrived Monday afternoon only a week after I sent off for it.  I was surprised at how quickly it came.  So good new is we have it and grandma is still hanging in there so we haven't had to use it yet.

I was trying to hang onto summer as long as possible, it was only 60 degrees and I was wearing Capri's and sandals, it was a little cool. I guess its time to pack away the summer stuff.

I had to go have some blood work done and we were down town so I took Noah to get a donut at banbury cross donuts, they are seriously the best donuts around Utah.

We went to Lunch at Café Rio with some friends, we like to go on Wednesday and get the special and free quesadilla for the kids.

 It got a little cold and rainy at Ashton's soccer practice so Caitlin and I climbed in the car to wait it out.

Pumpkin patch 2013

Here is proof that Noah can be sweet to Caitlin when he wants to be, it just doesn't happen all that often.  Usually he is in her facing bugging her.

Caitlin thinks she is a big girl now, she is can pull herself into a standing position.  When she does she stands on her tip toes.  It is so cute to watch her stand on those toes.

We went to a friends house to celebrate Mom's birthday, the food was delicious as always and I brought the cake. 

I found these cute jammies at Target and she looked adorable in them, I was going to keep her in them for the day, but of course she had to have a major poop blow out so we had to change right after I took these pictures.

Crazy hair baby girl, she has one headband that makes her hair crazy when she wears it.