Friday, December 17, 2010

Exploring Christmas

Jack has been having a blast with all the Christmas activities that have been going on. Last year he was too young to really get to experience Christmas time. Here's what he's been enjoying about the holidays this year...

Christmas Lights!
He loved the lights at temple square and he still points at our Christmas tree in amazement whenever we turn the lights on.

Santa! ...not the reaction we were hoping for, but the one we expected I guess...

Santa was ok from a distance, but just about the scariest thing if he was touching him.

And since we felt like such terrible parents subjecting little Jack to such terror, we made it up to him...

Gift wrapping! With all the boxes that have been laying around the house from our holiday purchases, Jack has been loving his new play places. Especially the ones he doesn't really fit in...

Holiday treats! Jack made a gingerbread train with Grandma...his favorite part of course was tearing it apart and sucking off the frosting.

Snowmen so big they'll give a kid nightmares! I don't know if Jack was as impressed with this one as we were...but you have to admit, it's friggin awesome!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Put a Cork In It

Jack has been practicing being reverent and folding his arms during prayers.

(Just as a side note--we have only been giving Jack his binky when we want him to be quiet.)

Last night John was putting Jack to bed and they were saying night time prayers. Jack was folding his arms and staring at daddy as he says the prayer. Suddenly John realized that Jack took his binky out and was trying to shove it into his mouth.

I guess it was time for daddy to be quiet.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Lily's First Photoshoot

We were so excited to find out we're having a little girl! It's so fun that we get one of each already! Here is our little Lily from the ultra sound we did last week!

You can see her little face with her hand under her chin ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Fun!

Halloween was a BLAST this year! Especially now that Jack is old enough he kinda sorta got the hang of trick or treating!

The costumes for this year were Jack (Jack o lantern), Nicholette (afro woman), John (Honey Bucket)

After we got back from an hour of trick-or-treating in the freezing cold, Jack decided he was still pretty ok with Halloween :)

The pumpkin carving results: Fetus in the womb and an Apple

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jack's Photo Shoot

Jack recently had a photo shoot for his modeling portfolio!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Softer Side

Even though he's SUCH a manly man...(especially with all of his mardi gras necklaces;)
We discovered Jack is really just a big softy inside!

Hand him a stuffed animal and this is what he will do...

Hand him a blanket and this is what he will do.... (too bad he's not actually going to sleep:)

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Stowaway with a Resume

I know Jack probably gets sick of hanging out with his boring mommy ALL DAY ...EVERYDAY. But I didn't know he was this desperate to escape...

I'm pretty sure he tried to stowaway with daddy to work by getting in his lunch box!

It's ok though, I'm not offended. At least he brought a resume, so I know I taught him well :)

(This is a REAL resume we had to make for Jack's modeling auditions...hilarious)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Little Cottonwood Camping Trip!

Considering everything (freezing cold weather, not being allowed to crawl in the dirt, Mom forgetting his shoes...and much more) Jack did fantastic on his first camp out.

He tried to go off on hikes all by himself...and then down hill in his walker. When mommy ran to catch him...he laughed.
But how could I be mad at this adorable face.

Watching the smoke was one Jack's favorite things.

Hiking by the river was fun (especially because John carried Jack) while I carried our other little one. :)
The mornings were cold so Jack bundled up and snuggled with Grandpa.

And of course, the food cooked on the fire was awesome!

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Look at Peanut Number Two

We got our first ultrasound of our little bun in the oven! We weren't expecting to get one this early so it was way exciting! Obviously we didn't find out the gender yet because the fetus is only 11 1/2 weeks old...but in eight weeks we'll know!

The black blobby thing in the middle is the uterus and the little white peanut in the middle is the baby with it's head to the left hand side and body to the right.

My due date is set at March 30th.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Dizzy Up the Boy*

We discovered something awesome...Jack is hilarious when he's dizzy. AND, he likes it!

His head goes back and forth and all around until he's "un-dizzy"...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Boy Who Almost Walks

Jack took off this last Monday night across the living room in almost a full sprint! So now we've been able to work with him on walking!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Anniversary Numero Tres

Here we are again celebrating yet another year of marriage! John and I took a break to celebrate in Heber, Midway, and Park City while my family watched Jack!

Here are some of the things we got to do:

-We visited Midway and went through the shops and saw this awesome war memorial on a hill.

-Swim in the Homestead Crater!

-We ate at the Hub in Heber (and also Dairy Keen but the Hub is much much better).

We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Heber. We also had a successful day of shopping at the Park City Outlets--nothing is better than that. Oh yeah, and John got pulled over again, and got out of another ticket....AGAIN. Crazy kid.

When we got back home we made chocolate covered strawberries that were delish!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I would never think of selling my kid. Really. But seriously, it's pretty funny when you can put stickers on your kid's face and they'll go the whole day without knowing it.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Big Day!

After all of the planning and slaving away, the day finally came and it was a BLAST! The past year has flown by and now by sweet little baby has turned into a toddler. I'm sure glad that I have treasured everyday with Jack this past year. What a big accomplishment--turning ONE! Yea, Jack, we love you so much!

Friday was his actual birthday, so we as a little family celebrated in our own way...

Jack opened presents from us...

Jack got to ride around in his new BIG BOY car seat!

We sang Happy Birthday and ate an ice cream sandwich cake!

We took Jack to Mc Donalds for his FIRST Happy Meal! We all decided to get one to celebrate.

And then came the PIRATE party!...

Jack's lil buddy Theo

Jack after getting all that cake cleaned off in the pool!