Saturday, May 16, 2009

Our little Kiddo's!

We took some pictures on the trampoline at my moms house!
Jennilyn's first time on a tramp.. At first she thought she liked it...
But she quickly changed her mind!our kids with all of Provo behind them! It's so beautiful up there!
This boy and his tongue! We are definitely related!!And of course a little family photo!! The kids are looking off at something! lol! That's how most family pictures are these days! I never thought it would be such a challenge to get a family picture where everyone was at least looking at the camera, if not smiling! But we love it!


Today was my moms birthday! All us kids in the area met her and my dad for dinner at Tepanyaki Japanese Steakhouse! It was lots of fun..
Dad & mom
Camilla & Spencer
Anne & Ashton were able to come out!
Alesha wasn't sure what she thought about it!
The first fire! Super cool!
The fire scared Ashton a little!!
Jayden was mesmerized! He loved the show, rice & chopsticks!!
I caught the Shrimp! Although I wasn't quite sure what to do with it once I caught it. :) I'm not such a seafood person! But I did eat it and it was probably the best Shrimp I've tasted! (Perfect picture Camilla! Thanks!)
The cool Onion fire!! With the JT's in the background!
Jennilyn was suppose to fall asleep on the way over, instead she screamed at us the whole way and decided to try and sleep while we were eating! Poor girl was so tired!
Grandpa & Grandma Andrews came over for cake & Ice Cream & games
Grandpa Turnbow was hanging out with Jennilyn so that we could play games! Thanks dad!
Thanks for having a birthday mom so we can all get together it was lots of fun! Hope you had a great birthday! We love you! You are such a great grandma to our kids and you've always been a great mom and best friend! I love you!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Our little MONKEY!!

It's finally happened. I've been waiting for this to happen for a while now, but was very grateful that it took so long! So last night after a very rough mother's day for Jayden we tried to put him to bed at 8, thinking he was so ready to go. (We have never been really good at a bedtime, he's been a late owl just like us. So it's difficult when we try to put him to bed early sometimes!) So Chris rocked him, (yes we are still rocking him every time he goes to sleep) for 30 minutes, I took Jennilyn upstairs to put her to bed. When I heard Jayden crying after 30 minutes, and Jennilyn was still crying I thought maybe we should switch and see how that worked. So I rocked Jayden and within 15 minutes he was out. YAY! So I took him to his crib and right as I laid him down, as he does very often, he woke up. I was so frustrated already because neither of my kids would sleep, I just needed a break. So I just walked out and decided to let him cry for a few minutes and HOPEFULLY he would just fall back asleep! Well that didn't happen, so after 15 minutes we heard him throw everything out of his crib, as he does so often. Then all the sudden I heard the door handle move. My first thought was to freak out and go save my child from this crazy pshyco person who had just broke into our house, but as I was running to Jayden's room I thought, I wonder if that is just my child. Well sure enough, there was Jayden tears rolling down his cheeks, kitty and pillow in hand, and dashing out the door. I caught him and just started laughing. Chris was right behind me and we just had to see how he climbed out of his crib. So we put him back in and he showed us how he mastered the crib! It is quite amazing so I had to video it. He was having a little too much fun with the camera on him though, so it took a while to get him to actually climb out. So at 6am this morning Chris heard Jayden calling "daddy, makai" (Which is milk) and Chris went into his room to find him and there was no little boy there. He was on the stairs going to the fridge to get a drink. This is going to make our lives a little more exciting.. We need to teach this kid to sleep all night long and that should solve most of the problem. But here is the video! Enjoy our little Monkey!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

4 & 21 Months old!

Since both of my kids were born on the 3rd it is very easy to remember each month! Jennilyn is 4 months old today. She is getting so big. She's been trying to roll over lately. She can get her legs to go almost all the way, but her cute little chubby arms get in the way from the final roll. One of these days I just know she can do it. She's also been spinning circles when I lay her on her back. (So her head stays in the same spot, but her body moves around like a flower. Does that make any sense? I'll have to video it. It's a very slow process though. And it just helps with her BEAUTIFUL bald spot she's got on the back of her head.) But as for her misshapen head, it is looking very good. Not totally fixed, but getting very close! We are very grateful for that! She is still such a happy baby for the most part. She's started having cranky moments. Last weekend my sisters all came out so we went up to my moms house, and Jennilyn was being really cranky. She just kept crying, I couldn't figure out what was wrong. She's normally just so good, so I don't really know what to do when I can't console her. My sister Jennifer laid her on the bed and took off her pants and undid her diaper, and she was as happy as could be. She said her oldest daughter did the same thing. So thanks Jenn, we are very thankful for that, it has actually saved us from stressful screaming evenings quite a few times. Very weird, but it does the trick! She weighs about 13 pounds I think and we just love her! Jayden just loves her so much. He's a little anxious for her to play with him though. He likes to try and play catch with her and he really likes to share his food with her. If only he understood that part. He is a sweetheart though. He loves her so much! He's always worried about where she is. Every time she is taking a nap, he'll walk around the house calling, "Baby, Baby!" It's very cute!
She loves her hands in close
So Happy!
Just chillin'
My 2 cute kids!
She already knows her brother is crazy!!
Jayden also is 21 months old today! He's quite the character these days. Some days, I don't know if I can handle him, but we always survive. And are very grateful when daddy comes home. Some of his new favorite words are... EMAIL, IPOD, WAHOO, DONKEY, RAIN, WARM, COLD, WET, NASTY, CLEAN, BIG ELK, DEER. That is just a few! (There are deer and elk up at my moms house all the time. And every time we saw the elk they were down in a field, and very small, because they were so far away. One day my mom showed him deer and they were walking right by the driveway, so he could see how big they really are. so I guess that's where he got Big from.
He makes sure that we all keep our socks on. He was trying to help Chris put on his socks last week and he just couldn't get them on, so he held the opening to the sock up to his mouth and started blowing in it. HAHA! Just like a balloon right. Sadly it didn't help his situation! He has started calling for Daddy instead of Mommy when he wakes up in the night or in the morning, so that's exciting for me. This morning he wouldn't even let me get him out of his crib, because he wanted his Daddy! He thinks he doesn't need a nap anymore also, and some nights when he won't go to sleep until 10 I feel the same way, but during the day when he is tired, I just know it will help so he still has a nap! This new house has been a wonderful entertainer. He could stand at the windows and look out all day and cal for the big deer and elk!
So I was trying to get him to smile nicely, and this is what I got. One extreme or the other!
I can't believe how big he looks in these pictures. He's my little boy! Growing up so fast!
We got the outfit from Grandma Hess. Thanks so much. A little dazed but you've gotta LOVE those BLUE eyes!
Just after we moved in he got a sucker and found his place on the stairs and just sat there. He loves the stairs so much.
We gave Jayden a cup with a little too much water in it I guess. And it was cold!
I will post pictures of our house, I just need to take some first. We really do love it here. The ward and neighborhood are so good. We are really excited about being here for a few years and not having to move again in a year. And thanks to everyone for helping us move. We really appreciated it!