Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Jett's 2nd Birthday

Jett turned 2 on March 6th. These past two years have gone by so fast. He is funny, cuddly, loud, and loves to copy his sisters. Some of his favorite things are airplanes, trains, cars, the movie Frozen (he sings the song Let it go but he says go go), The Star Wars cartoons, marshmallows, fruit snacks and playing outside. When he was born, Cambria was so excited to have a baby brother. She wanted to hold him all the time. She also loved to feed and help change him and give him baths.

Ashlynn took a few days to get used to him. She didn't like that he made so much noise. One day she was holding him and he sneezed. She thought it was so funny and after that she decided we could keep him.
 He has always made this weird face and he still does it. It's funny every time.

 He is a good sport. The girls like to dress him up and he thinks its fun.
 He is very daring. He climbs over the couch, walks on the kitchen counter, and stands on the table that holds the tv. He is such a boy. Its fun.
 He loves wearing his batman hat, but he likes to wear it backwards.
 He had fun on his birthday. He got a slide, cars, an airplane, a bunch of balloons and I let him eat the leftover frosting. He would not get near his candle to blow it out though, I think it scared him. Happy Birthday Jetty!

Monday, February 24, 2014


I wanted to be better at posting this year, and already I am doing horribly. Right before Christmas the girls had their dance recital. I love watching them dance. This was Ashlynn's first time so she was really nervous, but it turns out she likes to preform and be the center of attention just like Cambria.
 Grandma and Grandpa came to watch the girls dance, and that always makes the girls happy. Jett was kinda cranky and we had to sit for a while and he did not like that. But he did enjoy watching the girls dance.

They both got to do two dances. Then we walked around to look at the Christmas trees, we ate dinner and had pumpkin pie.

Christmas just flew by. We were so glad that we were able to go to El Paso, thanks family! I know Christmas in Idaho would have been just as fun, but it has been a long time since we were all home at the same time. The kids had fun with their cousins, and we loved the warm weather. Most of the days we were there it was in the 50's and 60's. Walking around Eastridge to see the lights is always a fun tradition. 

I don't know why Aaron is in the hall waiting with the kids, I guess he was just as excited for Christmas morning as they were. There were a ton of presents and a LOT of wrapping paper. 
Our family picture, with everyone in it.

We also had to say goodbye to Dad's office. It was fun looking around at things, and having my kids there to sit in the chair and play at the front desk just like I did when I was little.

I will try to post about January-February soon, but who knows when that will be!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cambria is 7!

I was not nervous to deliver Cambria. Even though I had no idea what would happen or how much pain I would be in, I was more excited to not be pregnant anymore. We had to be at the hospital at 4 in the morning to be induced when I was 39 weeks. It is a little dumb, but I chose to be induced because my mom and Corey were coming the next day and I wanted them to be able to spend as much time with the baby as they could. It was a LONG day. They started me on pitocin around 6:30  in the morning and she wasn't born until 7:25 at night. My epidural didn't work all the way, my Dr's wife also went into labor that day and he had to deliver their baby, and the nurses left the room during a few contractions and told me to just keep pushing. I think they were nervous that the dr wouldn't make it, so they were going in the hall to look for him or something. Aaron almost passed out. When I saw that my little baby had dark skin and long BLACK hair I was shocked! I was wondering where my baby was. She didn't look anything like I had imagined. Nurses came in our room all day to see the pretty baby with the dark hair and to brush it. She was 8 lbs 1 oz! I thought I was going to have a small baby. When I was around 6 months they measured her head, legs, arms and torso because the dr said she was measuring small and they wanted to make sure she was developing correctly. In the hospital I stayed up until about 3 in the morning while Aaron snored. I was watching fireworks out the window and just staring at her. It was weird thinking that she was ours and we got to take her home the next day.
From the beginning she was an easy baby. She hardly ever cried, and I never had to rock her to sleep. She would eat and then was already asleep by the time I laid her down. I think she only woke up once or twice a night to eat and go right back to sleep.
 She was 14 months when we moved back to Idaho. She always says she misses Las Vegas and that we should move back, but when I remind her how hot it is there she says never mind. In Blackfoot we spent our days wandering around walmart, walking down the street to look at the horses, and watching lots of cartoons. She was always smiling and people always commented on how happy she always was. Her first words were thank you. She would say it to people all the time so everyone said she was so smart and polite.
When we moved to the apartment in Idaho Falls she had the time of her life. We had unpacked toys she didn't even remember so it was like Christmas, she owned the tv in the family room, and there was a balcony for her to stand on and watch all the people in the parking lot.
One of her favorite things to do was sit on Papa's boat. Sometimes she would get to help drive, but mainly she liked to sit up front.
She has always liked to dress up like a princess. This polka dotted dress was her favorite until it wouldn't fit anymore. She wore it almost every day over her regular clothes. It was called her "cute dress". She always had to have a cute dress and a crown.
 She has always loved to dress herself.
 She was watching the little mermaid, so she wanted to be in her swim suit too.
 For some reason she loves to try on my clothes. She wants me to take pictures of all her "fashions". This dress looks cuter on her than it does on me!
 I remember thinking she looks really grown up in this picture and she was only 4.
 She went through a cowgirl phase. She was obsessed with Toy Story, but not the first one, only the ones with Jessie. She wore these boots and this hat for a long time, and always with a skirt.
First day of Kindergarten. She was so excited. I used to wish she would want to stay with me instead, but I am glad she is so confident and likes to do new things. She makes friend easily and had a fun year.
We went a little crazy for her kinder graduation. It was a fun night. We had the graduation, and then went out to dinner. She wore this hat to the restaurant, and she loved all the attention.
Cambria has always been very emotional. She says that she can feel the Holy Ghost because that's what makes her cry at baby blessings and baptisms and sometimes at church. She is never afraid to talk about what she believes in, and she always remembers things she learns. When we moved in to our house a few people thought she was 2 years older than she really was. She has always acted and talked so grown up. I have had so many people tell me I need to write down all the funny things she says, she is hilarious. She is a fantastic big sister. Even after having Jett for over a year she still begs to get him up from a nap as soon as she hears him because she is so excited to see him. Cambria puts him in his highchair and feeds him. She helps give him baths and dress him. She has tried to start teaching Ashlynn some of the alphabet so she will be ready for pre school. I saw her in the bathroom brushing Ashynn's hair one day, and they love to play together.
Some of her favorite things are swimming, dancing, singing, drawing, reading, making crafts, hot dogs, peppermint patties, her scooter, makeup, chap stick, creating "fashions", and having sleepovers in the family room. It seems like forever since she has been a baby, and I wish I could slow down time so she wouldn't grow up so fast, but we love the person she is, and she is just getting better and smarter and funnier. Happy 7th Birthday Cambria!

White Sands

We have never been to El Paso in the summer, and this summer we got to spend 2 whole weeks there. We had so much fun. I have a lot of pictures but today is just going to be about white sands. I had told the girls we were going to go play on giant hills of sand, but I don't think they knew it was going to be so tall and have so much sand. They jumped out of the car and stood still long enough for sun screen and then took off up the hill.
  The temperature was pretty good until we had been there about 4 hours and then the sand got hot.
 Justin burying the boys.

 Cambria sledding down the hill.

 The Miller's.
 The Boyntons

 Our set up
 The cool pirate ship kite
 The other cool kites, we had cars stopping to take pictures of them, it was weird.

I was a little tired of writing and the girls are begging me for lunch, but I think you get the point, lots of sand, sun and fun!