Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ready or not here it comes....

Wasn't it 85 degrees two days ago!? Time to go find my winter clothes!

They're so cute when they sleep

I walked into the boy's room one night and found Jordan cuddling Pooh.

I love that the cheeks can rest perfectly on his chest.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jordan language

If you only have one bruise it's called a brew. Multiple brew=bruise.

The past tense of float = flute.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Why I buy (and will always buy) used kid's clothes.

I just scored majorly on two huge bags stuffed with awesome winter clothes for Sam. It is starting to cool down and we only have California winter clothes (long sleeves, shorts, and sneakers). I paid the same amount that I would have on maybe 6 shirts at Walmart and this stuff all came from mall stores (Gap, Gymboree, Children's Place, etc.). Not that Walmart or Target clothes aren't good, this stuff was just originally a lot of money. Anyway, can you tell I'm excited? I played dress up with Sam for a few minutes, but he got sick of it fast so I took pictures of a few of my favorite items. I'm going to Logan on Monday to pick up a few bags of clothes of winter clothes for Jordan. Maybe I'll post some more pictures then. When I was pregnant with Jordan, Benji picked up a Baltimore Ravens bib for him, so we decided he's a Raven's fan. I guess that means Sam is a Steelers fan since this was part of the bundle of clothes. He can't even be a bandwagon fan since he doesn't even know they won the Superbowl last year.This outfit is my favorite.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Never start feeding a baby without a bib even if you're so sure you are going to feed them tiny bites that can't possibly make a mess because the baby might decide the food they're being fed is the best thing they ever tasted and grab for mom's hand, the spoon or the bowl of food.

This picture makes me laugh because Sam was so excited and happy about eating, but when I took his picture I caught him with a sad look on his face. It looks like he's in trouble or something.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma Great!

Happy Birthday to my lovely, sweet, full-of-life, grandma! We are blessed to have such a wonderful woman in our lives. First time holding Jordan. (Grandma, I don't have a picture of you and Sam yet! We need to get on top of that!)

It's kind of sad that this is the only four generation picture we have. Brigham City pool is an awesome back drop! :)

My grandma is a social butterfly. She loves going to movies, out to eat, on vacations, or just hanging out together at home. I remember growing up we used to have a goal of staying up later than Grandma on New Year's and she usually won.

BYU game

Benji and I were lucky enough to travel to Provo last week to watch BYU embarrass themselves against Florida State. So lucky.

This was my first time in Lavell Edwards stadium. I love how close the mountains are, it is beautiful.

We were on the "ledge seats" which are on the very top row. I actually really liked them because we had that wall right behind us, so we had a nice backrest and we had about 5 feet in front of us so we had lots of leg room. We also didn't have to worry if we stood the whole time.

This was the view right behind us. It's a beautiful campus (but not nearly as beautiful as Utah State!)

I took this picture to show that we were right next to the scoreboard. Benji was cheering...not yawning.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We'll probably be okay

One of my worst fears came true yesterday--I fell down the stairs while holding Sam! I've always thought how scary it would be if that ever happened, and I'm here to tell you, it was scary. Luckily, we are both okay, and neither one of us was hurt (except for a few rug burns on my elbow, which I'll gladly take for the team!) I was cradling Sam in my arms because he was asleep and I was trying to transfer him to his car seat without waking him up when I slipped on the very top step. I started falling forward, and luckily caught myself so I fell back instead, but because of that my arms automatically went back to catch myself. So I ended up dropping (throwing) Sam. I screamed, "HELP ME!" as soon as he left my arms because I was so sure he was going to fly down all the stairs. I reached out and grabbed his hand though and brought him back towards my body, and he luckily landed on my legs. He did bonk the back of the head on the stairs, but thankfully only barely because I had slowed his body down with mine. He woke up and cried for about 10 seconds and fell back asleep. Thank goodness!! Anyway, I gave everyone a good scare with my scream. Jordan ran to the kitchen crying and I've never seen Benji move so fast in my life. He ran to the stairs just in time to see Sam bonk his head.

So we're all okay, so I'm not really sure why I'm posting this. Just be careful on the stairs. And throw away old slippery flip flops.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

My smiley, curly headed, drooling baby.

It seems like I get thousands of good pictures of Sam a day. Too many to post. Sometimes I feel like I need to get some cute ones of Jordan so I can post them together, but as it gets easier to take cute pictures of Sam, it gets harder to take pictures of Jordan. Blame it on their ages. Anyway, this post is dedicated to my cute smiley,


sometimes smiley and drooly at the same time,
tongue protruding,
cute as a button baby.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I guess it's okay if he's smiling

I ran upstairs to grab some diapers and when I came downstairs this is what I saw. Sam was sure enjoying all of the attention. Good thing Jordan only weighs a few more pounds than Sam.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Why I can't take pictures of my boys together...

Jordan doesn't want to get too close to Sam, and Sam just wants to roll over and play with Jordan.
Jordan won't look at the camera because he's two (well, in this picture it's because he has a cookie, but usually he's just being difficult) and Sam won't look at the camera because he LOVES his brother.
If I have Jordan stand behind me I can usually get some good pictures of Sam though. (Can you tell he just loves Jordan!?)

Case lot sales!

Were there ever case lot sales in California? I don't remember, maybe I wasn't looking for them. I have been looking forward to the case lot sales here in Utah though (lame, I know). It's a cheap way to stock up on food we use regularly and a fast way to add to our food storage. Now I just need to figure out where I am going to store everything.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rain + Sunset = Beautiful Mountains

I stepped outside to get the mail after a downpour and this is what I saw. The clouds had separated, the sun came out and was setting to make this beautiful orange glow on the mountains. Everything looked so vivid and it smelled wonderful! I love the rain!

Jordan claims he and Benji hiked to the B. They really haven't, but Benji will take Jordan on that hike someday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My new obsession

Green smoothies!!Whenever fruit goes on sale lately I will buy it in bulk, flash freeze it on a cookie sheet, and then store in ziplock baggies. I have been getting amazing deals on berries and my in-laws have been giving us fresh and delicious nectarines from their tree so I have about 20 bags of frozen fruit in my freezer, but it is worth it! It's so easy to grab a handful of fruit from each bag, throw it in the blender and then add fresh spinach, romaine lettuce, carrots, and/or broccoli. They are so yummy, even Jordan loves them. They are perfect for breakfast or a delicious snack!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Diaper Cream

The only bad thing about big boy beds--too much freedom during nap time! (This stuff was everywhere! The sheets, bed, drapes, toys, floor, dresser, get the idea.)