Thursday, May 6, 2010


It is so fun seeing this little girl grow up. She is now 16 months old and is so much fun. She talks a lot. She loves her crib. She loves naptime. She loves her brother so much. I LOVE seeing these 2 play together and interact. It is so much fun! Jayden likes to think he's the mom and can carry her around and help her with everything, but she doesn't quite agree. She has an attitude that I'm not sure I can handle some days. She likes to throw her fits. We find her like this a lot
or this..
She loves her horse, sometimes she can even ride it the right way
She loved to play in my plastic bags, so I put locks on my kitchen drawers
She prefers to wear her bowl as a hat
But she does LOVE to do this, at least during nap time, and that is FABULOUS
And she is our sweet little girl
While we were in Idaho for my niece, Lyndzee's, baptism they had lunch at the church so all the guys could play basketball. And Jennilyn just wanted to be on the floor too
She also enjoyed her chocolate cake a little too much.
Camilla's camera has this cool feature that can make people smile if they aren't. This is Jennilyn


Jayden keeps us all laughing. He's a lot of fun and never stops going. He is accident prone though, but of course they are just minor accidents.
This is a blow up chair but there is a hole in the arm rest part, so that part is flat. He was able to squeeze his head through, but then had some troubles getting it out. Scared the kid to death
He hits his head on everything and always needs a band aid. Thankfully he learned his lesson with this one and doesn't ask for them on his hair anymoreAt wal mart last week he was sitting on the edge of the cart with his feet in the basket, and we moved the cart and he went out right on his head. It was LOUD and HARD. You could hear the thump throughout the whole store. He cried and cried for probably an hour. He had to have a MAJOR headache. I was real worried. Head injuries really scare me. But we just waited it out. He ended up throwing up only once and has been fine. It has made him more scared. Every time he falls or bonks his head he will cry. And of course I'm sure it's a sore spot there and will be for a while. But hopefully he'll get his tough self back!
He can sleep anywhere, which I do love, because Jennilyn can't and WON'T
He Loves his daddy so much. He always wants him when he gets hurt, even when I'm the only one home.
He reads the newspaper just like his daddy, although I've never seen his daddy read on the counter like that.
We are working on getting him to go to the bathroom on the toilet! He doesn't really like it most of the time, but he's been doing quite well!

He loves to draw. Sometimes he misses the paper
Like any 2 year old he LOVES the toys at the stores. I have never actually put money in to turn one on, but he sure loves to sit on them or in the cars and pretend to drive
He got invited to his first real birthday party. He was so excited, but when we got there he wouldn't walk in the front door. So I stayed at the part with him. I wanted to teach him that Birthday parties are fun and he should want to go. But he just loves me too much I guess. He has the same problem with nursery. He just won't go.
But we love him all the same
I FINALLY got a double stroller. It is the greatest investment ever. I LOVE it. Now if only the weather would be nice we could enjoy it

Our Crazyness!

Be prepared this is really long!
I feel like the past few weeks have just been RUN RUN RUN for us. And sadly the kids ended up sick for most of it. It doesn't make for fun traveling.

Chris' sister, Nicole married Juston Riley in the Salt Lake Temple on April 9. It was a beautiful day and such a beautiful sealing. We are so happy for them! They had a luncheon before the wedding at the Lion House! It was delicious! And Mindy & Andrea sang a song and did a great job! Juston's family told some fun stories and played a cute game to see how well they know each other. I was quite impressed. They know each other very well. It's a great way to start a marriage!
They did it!
The Happy Couple
Jennilyn with the Bride
The sisters, Andrea, Nicole, MindyJayden was styling his shades on our way to the wedding
The kids outfits. I didn't actually take any pics of them
Then that night we headed up to Idaho. We spent the night at my sisters with the rest of my family. I think there were about 27 of us in there. It was full, but it's always more fun to have everyone stay together! Thanks Jenn for putting up with us. Jennilyn wasn't really feeling very good and wouldn't go to sleep so I ended up taking her out for a drive at midnight til she fell asleep! Then when I brought her back and got out of the car it was a little too windy and she woke up. She did fall back asleep thankfully! But she wouldn't sleep by herself, so she slept with me and Chris slept with Jayden. Jayden slept good, but he woke at one point cause he had rolled around on the floor and ran into the toys. It scared him pretty bad! That morning my niece, Lyndzee got baptized. It was so fun. Jayden has talked of nothing else since. He is very excited to get baptized himself!
We had lunch and headed out to Lewiston Utah for Nicole and Juston's reception. They did a beach theme and it was a lot of fun! Jennilyn is really working on her attitude and she throws a fit over everything. There were ceramic little fish on a stick that they put in pots like flowers, and she thought it was a sucker and wanted it so bad, but obviously she couldn't have one. Needless to say she spent most of the night pouting on the floor. But at the end some of the other kids got to play with them and she came over to me and showed me her fish. She tried to eat it, but realized it wasn't a sucker. BUT she did win! She got her fish! We had a late night, and a long weekend, but a lot of fun!

The kids got more sick every day and we were to fly out on Thursday! I was really having a hard time. I don't like flying with kids and I really didn't want to fly with sick kids. So Wednesday Jayden was feeling better, but Jennilyn had a fever so I took her in to make sure it wasn't an ear infection. It wasn't but they did give her some medicine to help with her cough and sore throat! We had to leave the house by 4:30am Thursday morning to make our 7am flight, so we tried to put the kids to bed at 6. Jayden went down, but Jennilyn fought us for 3 hours. We made it through the airport, no problems. (I LOVE the salt lake airport. They are so much more friendly then anywhere else) The kids slept for about the first hour on the plane, then they were up. And they did really well. I mean I can't expect them to be perfect! We had a short layover in Detroit and Jennilyn was exhausted so I put her in the baby carrier and walked down the moving walks (Like a flat escalator thing) at least 50 times back and forth. But she did fall asleep. We had a fun weekend with everyone in New York and the reception was beautiful and fun! Jayden was sick, so he was either with Chris or me all night! I was sad cause he just loves to dance, and he missed it all! Jennilyn had her wonderful attitude issue again, but she had some fun dancing and meeting new people. She went to just about anyone who would pick her up! Chris had the DJ play a song we could cowboy cha cha too. It made my night. But it was only us and Juston and Nicole out there and they certainly showed us up. We decided we need to learn some spins or something. But it was a lot of fun!
They had fun with the cake!
Jennilyn loves animals. She had a blast with Nadia, the dog. Poor Nadia would run from her, but Jennilyn was very entertained
Jayden & Josiah. These 2 are best buds. Josiah's mom was out of town for school stuff, so he spent a few nights with us. These 2 really enjoy having someone around to play with. And Josiah is the first person I've met who has the same birthday as me. We are awesome! (Nadia does share our birthday too)
Sunday morning Chris and I decided that we were going to have a good flight no matter how the kids were. We would be happy and have a good day. So we got to the airport and went to check our bag and my drivers license expired in January. I had no idea. Thankfully the guy was nice and said that because TSA only says it has to be within the year he would let it go. But Delta says it was to be current. So we go to security and they were checking everything. I had some baby apple juice for Jennilyn on the plane and I brought some out and had no issues, so I had some to take back and they had to open them all and test them. I said well I don't want them all because then they have to be refrigerated. The lady that tested them gave me some plastic bags to get ice from the flight attendant to keep them cold. So that was nice. We got on the plane and a guy came on and said that there were 4 infants on board and only 3 infant life vests, so someone with an infant had to deplane. So he checked to see how quickly he could get each of the families to their destinations, and we were flying the farthest so we were the lastest. No one volunteered so he choose the couple he could get the quickest. Well they were fighting him and not wanting to leave so Chris went up to see the problem and the husband was going for interviews so his wife would have had to stay by herself with the baby and that just didn't seem fair, so we got off and in the process left our baby carrier. :( But we didn't realize it until the next day when we were flying out. So it's gone. Sad day! Anyway they gave us $1,200 in flight vouchers, so that is very helpful, but it was a stressful day! And checked our bag for free! They would have put us up in a hotel and got us a shuttle to the hotel and back to the airport. We of course would rather stay with family, so Chris' sisters came and picked us up. Jayden had a terrible fever all day Sunday so it was a blessing in disguise that we didn't have to fly out on Sunday. Chris and I were very hesitant to say that we were gonna have a great day Monday when we woke up! Monday morning we went back to the airport to do it all over again. This time they checked the bag under Chris so they didn't even look at my license thankfully and they were short on workers, so they didn't test the apple juice. LOL! We were in the front row instead of the back so the flight attendant was right there and very helpful. Jennilyn dumped Jayden's orange juice all over him and he was soaked so he started crying and Jennilyn wanted to sit in the juice on the seat! lol! Then we had a 4 hour layover in Detroit. It's a cool airport tho and we had some fun. They have this walkway that goes underground to get from one terminal to the other. The sides are some sort of glass and they change the lights behind it. So it was pretty cool. We spent some time down there playing and running around and taking pictures. They also have this cool fountain that Jayden absolutely LOVED. The only thing Jayden wanted to eat was mac and Cheese. Since we had a few hours we looked around and we found some at chili's. So the kids both had some and they were happy. They threw a lot of it on the floor, but they had a fun time eating it. They have a tram that goes from one end of the terminal to the other and Jayden kept watching it, so we took him on a ride. He was in Heaven. Before we even took off on our second flight Jayden was out and Jennilyn fell asleep shortly after. Jennilyn slept for 2 hours and Jayden woke up just before we landed. It was a very nice flight! We got lots of compliments on our kids. They seriously were as good as we could expect. We had such a fun time, but we are so happy to be home and to put the kids in their own room!
this is the cool underground walkway
JaydenJayden took this picture. Pretty good huh. The whole famShe was such a trooper. She just sat in the stroller the whole time at the airport for our layover. And she was just happy!Jayden's fountain. On the train at the airport.
Happy Girl
Having fun on the airplane. Jennilyn loved the window and so the 2 of them shared a seat a lotWe changed the kids diapers in the trunk when we got to our car. They thought it was the coolest thing ever


A couple weeks before Easter my whole family went to Tabiona for a wedding reception of a friend, and we celebrated Easter with everyone here. We did our traditional Easter Egg hunt, which the kids had a blast. There were a few mice running around that I wasn't too excited about, but the kids sure were.
Jayden had a blast. He is really catching on to this whole I get candy in these eggs thing and he loves it.
Jennilyn was struggling walking around carrying her basket and she fell down
And then just decided to stay there
Here are all the grandkids and Alesha with grandma & grandpa
Silly kids! Jennilyn kept walking away every time I would set her down. She is just at that age where she wants to get out and explore. But we were able to get some cute pictures!
Aunt Camilla asked if any of the kids would share their candy with her. This is what she got. I guess they love her
Chris' family was here for the real Easter and we had a fun time. We played lots of Mario cart, and Wii games and had way too much fun laughing!
Every time a purse was left on the floor the kids attacked it. They got lots of gum, some phones, cameras and some glasses
I think these are Grandma's glasses. Silly boy! He looks real smart though.
Rock-a-bye is her new favorite word
Aunt Mindy and Jayden being the Easter bunny
I took Jayden to the Spanish Fork Easter Egg Hunt. He was scared to death at first, but he had a good time and got some yummy candy and some fun toys! He was even nice enough to share with his sister since she didn't get to hunt.
Jayden and Jennilyn got little sleeping bags for Easter. Grandma Turnbow was kind enough to make them for me. They love them so much!