Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Tree!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We had a great one! We took the kids to see Frozen, which I would recommend by the way, then we headed to my uncle's house with my brother and his family and it was great; and I'm pretty sure I have put on some couple of pounds the last two days, but it was totally worth it! I didn't take pictures, for some reason I never have desire to take pictures during Thanksgiving, I tell Dustin is the one holiday I just don't really care to take pictures; maybe because all the chaos before to get the dinner ready, then by than I'm starving that a I don't care about getting a picture of the dinner, then afterwards were all sitting around with our bellies hanging out and not wanting to do anything. Ha ha so no pictures.

Anyway... so I'm one of those people that usually waits till after Thanksgiving to start thinking about Christmas, but this year we kinda broke that rule, and it wasn't my fault, it was Dustin! So last week I got an awesome deal on our Christmas tree $18 at a second hand store, thanks to my mother-in-law-she was the one that found it. And when Dustin saw that we got a tree he wanted to put it together to see it, which led to putting lights on, which got the kids all excited, which led me to getting excited about putting on all the ornaments that I got last year in the clearance section after Christmas so I've never used them and have waited ALL year! So we ended up putting the tree up last Wednesday then waited till the next day to put the ornaments up because it was getting late.
It was so fun to watch the kids get excited about it, and Thomas was very excited to get a Christmas tree in our house and not just look at them at the stores.
While we were putting the lights on I was telling Thomas that the next thing was to put ornaments to make the tree pretty, and I told him that we have ornaments that are trains and airplanes, and next thing I know he was putting all of his toy airplanes and trains, and eventually any toy on the tree, so I don't know if he thought I meant toys or that he was too excited to wait for me to get the real ornaments out! Ha ha silly kid. I got most of his toys out, but we still have Spider-man in there somewhere.
The kids also had a great time playing in the box!
After all the decorating we had home-made hot chocolate and listened to some Christmas music.
Oliver has been pretty good about not messing with the tree he was interested in it the first day before we even had ornaments on, but he couldn't care less which has surprised me, since he likes to get into everything. Thomas leaves it alone unless someone comes over and he wants to show them the tree and moves things around.
Here's the tree and I love it! I feel like the pictures don't do it justice, but I LOVE IT! So I took a lot of pictures of the tree anytime the kids were wearing something cute, and I'm pretty sure I will keep posting pictures of my kids in front of this tree this whole month so that's just a heads up! I also have our entertainment/shelves all decked out cute I just haven't taken pictures yet! Anyway I'm excited for this time of the year it's my favorite, and this year we are heading to Rexburg for Christmas! I'm very excited I haven't had Christmas in Rexburg since 2008 and that was when I was single so it's been way toooooo long!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snapshots of November

Lately I have lost some motivation to update this blog, so here are some few snap shots of this last month and what we have been up to:

1. Lately it's been really cold but for a while there it was nice cool weather so I would take the boys to the parks a lot, and Oliver loves to swing, and he goes down slides head first all by himself, he's our little dare devil.

2. One of the days in Dustin's school was crazy hair day, so Dustin dyed his hair black, and it was really weird for me to see his hair that dark.

3. Thomas has always been a cautious kid but now he's all over the park and going down slides by himself and climbing all over, it's been fun to see him.

4. There was a grand opening of a McDonald's in a small town near us so we decided to go there with Dustin's family and they had a face painter so the boys got their faces painted, Thomas was very excited about his Batman face and that was him being all serious and batman-like, what a funny kid.

5.Then this last few weeks has been so BEAUTIFUL here in Texas I couldn't get over how beautiful everything was I just wanted to take pictures all day.
Anyway, just a few updates, we are excited about Thanksgiving this coming week, but we couldn't help but put our Christmas tree up this last week... so pictures soon!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thomas @ Three

Thomas at Three:

Favorite color is blue
Favorite super hero (at least the last few months): Batman
Favorite food: Pizza, Mac-n-cheese
Favorite Dessert: Vanilla Ice Cream 
Favorite toy: His LEGO batman and his batman car
Favorite activities: Loves to draw, paint, running around, going to parks, and playing with kids his age.
Some things he is grateful for (we have been doing a thankful tree this year): Daddy is #1 every time, mommy, Oliver, nursery, church, birthdays, batman cake, lego batman, Thomas S. Monson, daddy's work,  and Harry Potter.
 Measurements: I think he weighs 28 lbs , he was in the 25th percentile and 95th on height so he's really tall. 

Thomas for the most part is really sweet boy and you better not mess with his little brother, Oliver, or he will pretend to shoot an Iron man beam at you. He's always been a little eater till the last month he eats a lot and seems to always be hungry. He eats 2 bowls of cereal in the morning, and eats pretty good size lunch, like half a box of Mac-n-cheese, and eats a couple snacks a day, like an apple or bread or whatever I have in the house, then eats whatever we are eating at dinner time, so if you've been around Thomas at all you know that's a pretty big deal since he used to eat almost nothing, so I'm glad he has a bigger appetite now and I hope it keeps up.

He loves watching movies and if he has the remote he loves to pause it every second and look at the image and "analyze" it, it can be annoying but if I'm doing something else I let him do it. Dustin and I wonder if one day he will be a story-board artist. He loves listening to soundtracks with me in the house and in the car. His favorite is Batman Begins by far but he likes Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Superman and he can sing the tunes to most of those songs.

He's really fun to be around and I love our little conversations we have in the car, I love seeing him learn a new word or concept and applying it in his life. I don't know how many letters or numbers he knows because he doesn't like me to quiz him but if he wants to he will say the letters but right now he's not that interested, I feel like he knew more the letters last year than now but than again he surprises me when he spells out things.

He is such a fun kid and I can't believe he's Three!

So I took these pictures the other day, one time in the morning but it was cold so we weren't out long, then that afternoon, and he insisted that he wore the Superman cape, so there you have it!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Big Three!

Three years ago I became a mom because of this guy! I can't believe I have a three year-old, I remember being three, and it wasn't that long ago, so I know this kid will be a grown-up before we know it; so I better enjoy him when he is still little!

Thomas was excited about his birthday, he knew birthdays were a big deal because we just celebrated Dustin's and he has seen his cousins' birthdays so when I told him his was coming up he was very excited! He even helped me bake the cake the day before and was pretty excited to see it finish this morning, he kept asking when he could eat his batman cake. 

We started the morning by letting him open his presents from Dustin and I. We got him some Harry Potter glasses, a Batman LEGO book, and the Bat cave, and Dustin drew him a cute caricature of him as batman. 

O and before I forget, when he first woke up I said "Happy Birthday Thomas!" and he responded, "Happy Birthday mommy!" what a sweet boy, but we had to explain to him that it was his birthday ha ha. He figured out pretty quick that it was kinda his day, that when we were at the Doctor's today for his and Oliver's check up he kept telling the nurses that it was his birthday.

Later that night, we had Dustin's parents, Grandpa, and his sister with her family come over  for pizza and cake. Thomas got to open more presents, this time he had a better idea about this whole present unwrapping thing and had a great time!

Than the cake, he was excited to blow out the candles and finally to eat the cake!
I'm so glad this little boy is in our lives, he is fun, sweet, and my little helper.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I love being a Mom

One of the greatest things about being a mom, I sometimes feel like I can be a kid again! Most days I think how lucky I am to be home with these two adorable boys, but about time Dustin gets home I'm usually going crazy so he probably doesn't think I feel that way. But I honestly have a lot of fun with these kids and I love doing things that I used to do as kid, and it makes the day that much more fun.

More and more Oliver and Thomas are playing together and it's so fun to watch, and it makes my days a little easier and I have been able to get more house work done in the day, but sometimes they need some source of entertainment so we have done a few forts and they love it! Also since the weather has been nice we go to park near the schools before we pick up Dustin and we've been having a great time. 

I feel like motherhood keeps getting better.... and harder of course. Children are seriously the best thing, I feel like they keep you young. I get excited about the little things again, and everything is that much more exciting. Holidays have that magic again, I love hearing Thomas talk about trick-or-treating still and he's getting excited about Christmas!

So what I am saying is, I love being a mom!

Friday, November 1, 2013


We had a great Halloween! 
Thomas loved trick-or-treating and thought it was great! And he went a lot faster than last year but it still took us a long time he would talk to everyone at the door about his batman costume and anything else on his mind. I love the neighborhood that Dustin's parents and grandparents live, Everyone is festive and are super nice, some people were passing big candy bars, back of candy, and some were even passing out hot dogs and had a condiments bar!
After trick-or-treating, Dustin's mom made a fun Halloween dinner and we all hung out at the porch to pass out the candy. Thomas LOVED that too, he loved seeing all the kids dressed up especially all the super heroes and was a chatter box and Oliver just cuddled with me. It was a fun night!