Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Family pics

We have had these since October, but I'm finally getting them posted. I love the way they turned out and love the pics of my kiddos! It's also been since our wedding that Carl and I had a pic of just the 2 of us...Since that's where it all began I thought I would begin the pics with us:)

Kamryn hated every second of this but I love how it turned out!

Our cute little family

What's not to love about these faces???

Handsome little Gav Man. 3 years old and full of life, he keeps me running constantly but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Gav and Daddy

Gav and Mommy

I just can't get over how grown up he looks! And I didn't put any pics of Kamryn on this post because I did some of her below...I can only figure out so much when it comes to the blog world:)

Miss Kamryn is 8 months old! I can't believe that she is getting so big and crawling everywhere. She is such a blessing in our lives and we couldn't imagine life without her!
Love you little lady!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The things we do for our kids...

Then Gavin decided to have a choo choo train. He put all his stuffed animals in one basket and was prepared to sleep in another. Then he asked if Carl wanted a ride...What a good daddy to get crunched up in a laundry basket aka train for his little boy. We have had so much fun with
Gav lately and look forward to what his imagination brings us next. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We have had some pretty fun times the past few weeks. It was so great to get together with my family and spend time with them. We also had a great 4th of July.

Random pic of Gav and Mater. He thought he was the coolest thing ever and it sure made him interested in seeing the new Cars movie. We had a Mommy and Gavin date to the movie which we both loved. I really enjoy spending time with my little man!

Nothing beats Salina during the 4th of July! Gavin, Kamryn, and I spent the day with my parents and Hillary and had an amazing time. I got to spend more time with Gav playing games and winning prizes while my mom kept Kamryn in from the heat. I love the 4th of July and I love the Salina celebrations. I am so proud to be an American. Gavin had to get a firework on his face and we couldn't wash it off for a few days after, but he sure loved it!

And of course, we had to play the dime toss game to win a fish. When Gavin didn't make any in the cups I figured we were done, but they were handing out goldfish to everyone. Now we have 2 goldfish which we lovingly call Nemo and Dori and we can't get enough of them. I'll pay .28 for a goldfish any day if it will allow me to see Gavin's eyes light up. He loves them and I love making him happy. It is great to be a Mom!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kamryn is 2 months old and I can't believe it! She weighed in at 9 lbs. 8 oz. and was 22 1/4 inches long. She has had colic but thanks to a new formula she is doing so much better and is a lot happier. We love to see her smile and interact with us. Gavin is usually the one who makes her smile the best and there is something about his voice that has her looking around to try and spot her big brother. They are so cute and we love having them in our family!

She has her hand up to signify how prim and proper she is. Quite the little lady!

This is Andrea. She was Gavin's nursery teacher and he absolutely adored her. She was the reason he loved going to nursery. He prays for her at night and he is constantly asking, "Where is my Andrea?" Well, last week we found out that she is moving to Washington state for the rest of the summer and we are all heart broken! She is so good with Gavin and will be greatly missed in nursery. It makes me feel good to know that there are good people in the nursery and it was sweet to see her make such a big fuss over Gav. Good luck Andrea, you were Gavin's first real love:)

Gav started swimming lessons this week and loves it! He went down the slide and loves to do his Spider Man Arms...and mom enjoys the 1/2 hour of basking in the nice sunshine!
It's a win-win situation!

Gav and teacher Jenny Dinkel

I couldn't resist this face. A little sweet mixed with a little mischievous, we have our hands full with this little girl!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Daddy's Big Helper

Lately Gavin has been trying to do everything Daddy does and wonders where he is and what he is doing constantly. Some days it drives me crazy when he asks, "Where is my Daddy?" and I answer him at least 5-10 times in the space of 5 minutes, but it really is cute that he loves his Dad. They are buddies and I think Carl really enjoys teaching Gav the tricks of the trade.

Gavin was a little nervous at first in the bobcat, Carl was a crazy driver and I thought Gavin would be screaming with terror. But after a few times around the yard Gavin didn't want to get out. I asked him if he wanted to come in and he said, "Sorry mom I'm already in it." Like father like son, these two are peas in a pod!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mr. Cat in the Hat.
The Juab Fine Arts Council puts on Art in the Park every summer. This year it was centered around Dr. Suess. Gavin and I had a great time going and watching the performers as well as doing all the crafts. My mother-in-law Sherry stayed home and watched Kamryn for us which I am very grateful for. When we got to the park Gavin looked up at me and said, " Mom I like this just me and you." I was so glad to spend some time with him. He is the greatest son a mom could ask for! Thanks Sherry for tending, we really needed that time together.

I tried to arrange these pictures so they would go in order, but apparently I don't know how this blog imaging works so I'll just skip around. We finally had a decent day so we decided to use our "Pass of all Passes" at Trafalga. Gavin had a blast riding the race cars with Carl and then we decided to do the black light golfing. Gavin was terrified the entire time and kept telling us to hurry. The poor little man is a very nervous person, hopefully he outgrows that. We had lots of fun enjoying the weather and being together as a family!

Gav and Daddy on the race cars.

After a long day of work Daddy and Kamryn are tuckered out.

Meet the newest toddler underwear model. My mom bought Gavin some "big boy boxers" and he ran all over the house in them. He LOVES them but doesn't like them enough to go potty.

Carl and my Father-in-law Steve worked all day on my honey do list. They built shelves in both kids closets and shelves in my stairway. I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out! On to the next project a yard...ugh!

Gavin and Mommy black light golfing. The shark hanging behind us we lovingly named Bruce (from Finding Nemo) scared Gavin quite a bit. We had to keep telling him he wasn't going to eat him and that humans are friends not food. Despite the nerves, I think Gav had a lot of fun and Miss Kamryn slept through the whole thing. Turned out to be a good time for all!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Kamryn & Kooper

Little Miss Kamryn is just over 2 weeks old and I can't believe it. Time flies when you have 2 kids and are having the time of your life!
Some 2 week stats:
weight 7 lbs.
height 20 1/4 inches
eating great, sleeping great
Doctor Rosenbeck says she looks just like Gavin
Gavin is very protective of her and doesn't let anyone take her too far out of his sight
She is our little doll and we love having her in our family. I don't know what I would do without my kids and husband. With today being mother's day it makes me even more grateful to have them in my life. I am the luckiest mom in the world!!

My brother Brandon and his wife Marissa had their baby on May 2 and he is adorable. Kooper Kay and Kamryn met each other last night and weren't really that excited, but I know that they will be good friends as they grow up together. I am so proud of my brother he is such a cute Daddy and husband! He is one of my closest friends and I count on him for so many things, I don't know what I would do without him. Marissa is a lucky girl! Love you guys so much and I look forward to our kids growing up together!!

We swapped babies for this pic. I couldn't believe how big Kooper looked compared to Kamryn. He is going to be expensive to dress when he gets older!

My two little monkeys. Gavin had to have a picture of him and Kamryn in what he called her "Halloween costume."

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Let the Fun begin!!

Our baby girl is finally here!! After 3 weeks of on again off again bed rest and high blood pressure our little girl arrived on Apri 21 weighing in at 6 lbs. 6 oz. We were making no progress with delivering her naturally and our doctor gave us the choice of waiting a few more days or doing a c-section. After a lot of crying and a lot of praying we opted for a c-section. We found out that her cord had a true knot in it and if we would have waited, it could have gotten tighter and could have been fatal for her. Kamryn Marlie is such a joy to have and is a very good baby. I can't imagine life without her, even though it is a little bit trickier. Gavin absolutely adores her and is very protective of her. He has been extremely jealous at times and has done some pretty crazy things to get our attention. I guess that just comes with the territory. Life is good, we are trying to figure life out with 2 kids and we love it. I've got all I need right here in my own home. My 2 babies and my wonderful husband make me realize that this really is Heaven on Earth!!!

Getting ready to go home. Gavin didn't get to see me or Kamryn for 3 days because he got strep, but when he did see us he was so excited. I love that little man and am so proud of him. He is a great big brother and a huge help to me!

More getting ready to go home.

Gav and his baby sister Kamryn Marlie. This is Heaven!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Swimming with Aunt Hill

To break up the boring winter we decided today would be a fun day to go swimming. Lucky for me Aunt Hillary was willing to take the monkey swimming and he had a blast! Thanks Aunt Hill for the fun. We definitely need to go again!!

Showing us how he splashes his legs. Poor Hill got lots of water in her face...what a trooper!

Blowing bubbles in the water. I think we are ready for summer swimming lessons! Now lets just bring on the warm weather!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

FINALLY an Update!

Finally we have an updated blog! We recently had a fun little play date at Jumping Jacks, Gav had a blast and ran right along with his buddies. He is so stinking cute and is really growing into a sweet little guy. I am so excited to see him grow and really excited to see what he does with his baby sister.

Gav and Maddox bouncing like crazy.

In December Carl and I went to Vegas for a week. The hospital paid for a Respiratory Conference so Carl had to work while I HAD to relax...and believe me, it was rough:)
I had a blast but I think it was a little much for Carl. I enjoyed the sights and loved the entertainment. I even ran into Captain Jack Sparrow, what a hottie!!

Carl and the Blue M&M

I personally feel I am most like the Green M&M. Not really but she sure is cute.