Tuesday, December 8, 2015

October misc.

I feel like with keeping a journal and posting on Instagram I have let the blog 
slide a little but I'm plugging along and get a weekly reminder to update here 
so even if I'm not as regular as I'd like to be I'm doing my best and 
will post eventually.

October was full of snuggles

and tears.

Matthew started staying awake longer and being more of a wiggly baby.

Jackson was salting my toes.
Do you like the computers lined up?
Scott was doing something but needed them safe from a certain toddler.

No Conference weekend is complete without cinnamon rolls!

This gift was wrapped for his birthday but saved for Christmas.
It was not meant to be unwrapped in October...
(A lot of mischief is gotten into while I nurse and yell "NO!!")

Matthew and his double chins had a great 4 month checkup.

These brothers love to get in each other's faces.

Every flu shot deserves an ice cream.
Jackson liked it so much he demanded another flu shot at our next visit!

This Matthew boy is just so cute!

One morning Jackson demanded a can of corn.

Sous chef strikes again!

This is every day at my house.

Matthew was a champ at sleeping anywhere.

It's gonna be a while before Jackson is allowed to babysit.

We went to Tilden Farms one day and fed the animals.

The chickens were awesome! (Or is that a hen?)

My sister's kids and cousin came so it was really fun!

Seriously, Matthew is adorable.

He loves the swing at our neighbors.
It lulls him to sleep almost every time.

A scary fireman with a spider.

This picture is so sweet to me. I told Jackson to put his shoes away and he did this.
My brother did the same thing with my mom's shoes many years ago and it reminded me of that.
Kids are timeless.

The boys got some bath toys and it changed us from fighting to get in the tub to fighting to get out.
I'll take the new norm!

Jackson was driving me crazy so I signed him up for a preschool class.
(It's technically a parenting class so I go but acts more like preschool.)

We love it!

Even Matthew comes sometimes.

The first day ended in tears and 

a very prolonged tantrum.
But now we're happier.

One Saturday morning we decided to get donuts for breakfast!

Matthew started rolling over so we had to get him out of the swaddle.
It took a few nights but now he sleeps just fine without it.
Aside from the fact that he's just plain a crappy sleeper...

How do you iron.

Next up: Monterey, Halloween, November, and Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I built that.

I must say, I'm pretty proud of my creativity!
(Yes, the bar is pretty low.)

Jackson is super great at helping.
Who doesn't want chewed up carrots on their pizza dough?!

Anyone want to know the slowest way to the recycling bins?

Push a tiny recycling truck the entire way there.

Poor Matthew never gets a quiet moment.

Jackson has mastered climbing in the bathroom to brush his teeth.

We love being cozy wozy here.

Brothers are the best!

And this is what we've been up to lately!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


In September my mom and I went to Arizona to watch my brother's kids for a few days. We've done this before and it's so much fun. My kids love them and they love my kids. I'm writing this post in November and Jackson still talks about going back and playing with his cousins. 
Not to mention he now knows all about football and spiders thanks to the boys!

I'm not going to caption each picture but they just give you an idea of all the fun we had.

Jackson had a great time with the girls but loved rough housing with the boys.

And the girls loved Jackson but couldn't get enough of Matthew.
It was basically perfect.

We saw some incredible soccer playing.

And it was miserably hot.

Jackson never stopped moving or playing.

We used every seat in my new car!
(You can't see Matthew between the girls.)

We had lot of treats

and lots of laughs.

But this wasn't funny.
Jackson destroyed all of Parker's hard work.

Retired people...

Seriously, we had such a great time!!!
We can't wait to go back again.

And on the way home Jackson saw this and yelled "Juice!"
It was time to have summer end and be home.