Friday, December 19, 2014

Look Who's Taking His First Steps?!

 Cody has successfully taken about 15+ steps.  However, he usually gets in about 5-10.  He's still pretty wobbly but he loves trying!  He's got some crazy eyes!
 More crazy eyes!
 I'm gonna get you mom!
 Falling gracefully
He still seems too little to be walking! Time is flying by.  He's such a sweet, happy, fun loving baby.  Everyone comments on how happy he is and he loves making people smile.  I mean really how much better can it get!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

More pics!

 Cody and Lydia
 He loves the straw...trying to get him to drink drink drink!
 On our way to Thanksgiving Dinner at Tyler's cousin's house.  Austin and Blake wouldn't wear nice clothes so I put Cody in this darling outfit! Old man suit and boy did he look good.
 Christmas Tree is UP!
 Jumping Pic!
 Jumping Pic!
 We took all the boys to the TCU game.  It was so hot! I got sunburned!

 I'm pretty sure Cody got a little sunburned too. Ooops!  I didn't think I'd have to pack sunscreen in December!
 Our friends happened to be at the same game so we sat with them the last half of the game.  Austin and Makayla, best friends
 Blake and I.
After the game we went to the Benbrook Tree Lighting and Fireworks with some friends.  This will definitely be a new family tradition!

Monday, December 15, 2014

October Fun

 These boys have fun! 
 Funny faces
 Austin LOVES practicing sports in the backyard.  He takes sports seriously for a 4 year old.  I am surprised how many times I hear him yell "Mom, I'm going to go practice outside!" It's going to be so much fun watching him play sports as he gets older.
 We were Pippy Longstocking and Huckleberry Finn for Halloween.  We went to a friend's Halloween Party and I think it was the first time I left Cody alone with a babysitter! I felt so FREE! 
 It's hard to see but he has a fishing pole and he caught me with it in the picture.  
 And YES this did happen! Austin's hair was getting SOOO long so we shaved a mohawk that lasted for a good month and a half before we cut his hair normal again.  He looked like a crazy kid! I'm sure we got some strange looks but it was fun while it lasted.

Tyler turned 30 this year and we had cake at the park.  We brought Cornhole, Disc Golf basket with disc golf frisbees, basketball hoop for playing bump, football for catch and all sorts of outdoor games to play.  It turned out to be so fun and laid back which was nice since this was a busy month!
 Cody's first time trick or treating! He did so well in the stroller the entire night and didn't try and pull his costume hat off.
Trick or Treating with friends!

Lori's Wedding

 We headed to Utah for a SECOND time this summer! We flew this time since we didn't have as much time to spend there. The weather was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! 
 We had some fun 4-wheeling right outside Jana's new house in Santaquin.  This is Kara and I.  She was a great backseat driver.  She let me do whatever I wanted and didn't complain about the crazy ride!
 Cody loved his ride with dad. Wasn't scared a bit!
 The same weekend we flew up for Lori's wedding, happened to be the same weekend of Grandpa Al's funeral.  This is Tyler's Grandpa who died of Pancreatic Cancer.  It took him so fast we were so lucky we had seen him in Utah earlier that July still in good health.  We will miss him so much!  He always had so much energy and did so much service.  He also loved woodworking and passed on a lot of his tools to Tyler which we are grateful for.  
 We had a great visit with Great Aunt Shirley who is Tyler's Grandma's sister.  This was my first time meeting her and she is a ball of fire!  Her and Grandma June definitely act like your typical sisters and it's so fun hearing them argue!
 Outside the Bountiful Temple waiting for the newly married couple to come out.  I got to help Lori get dressed in her wedding dress and it was BEAUTIFUL! I liked hers more than mine!

These boys sure love each other!
 Sisters!  So much variety in hair color!
 Us with the newlyweds!
 My family! Boy we have grown! And since the wedding Jana had twin baby girls, so that's two more grandkids! For once there are no grandkids on the way....that I know of ;)
 These expressions match their personalities perfectly!
Me and my little piggy!
I got to stay an extra week and a half with Jana and Kara in Santaquin while Tyler left on a work trip.  I don't think I saw my older boys all day long! It's so fun having them play with cousins.  I miss being close to my sisters!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A lot of "FIRSTS" 'round here

Don't click on any links in my post! I don't know how to stop them!!!

 It's been a looong time since I last blogged...for here's what we missed!  Austin started preschool and goes twice a week for 5 hours a day! He absolutely LOVES it and still has a hard time leaving when I come to get him to take him home.  I love his teacher.  She is the perfect teacher for my rambunctious child.  Austin posed himself for his "1st day of school picture."
 Since I never blog about myself, here's one thing I've been excited about.  I've been going to Fit Camp at the YMCA and the trainer there has had me working on bench press, and I outdid my high school max by 20 lbs!!! My muscles really don't look that big under all the extra fat...but they must be in there somewhere! 150 lbs is my new max! What what!
 Random picture of painting.  Austin has really sprouted in his artwork.  He actually draws things now rather than a bunch of scribbles! It's exciting to see his imagination grow.  Blake is not far behind him!  Blake also started going to a "preschool".  My friend has it at her house once a week for 2 hours.  He's really been enjoying it and it's during Austin's preschool time so I am down to ONE KID for 2 hours once a week.  It's pretty awesome!
 Austin first team sport was soccer.  The season just ended and he learned a lot in those 6 weeks!  He started out timid and would run around the outside of the entire group and would only kick the ball if it somehow escaped the massive group of kids.
 But he sure had fun! He was always hopping and jumping around and would always keep score! He told everyone the score whenever a goal was made. Even the ref! It was hilarious.
We missed 2 games while we were in Utah and when we got back for his last 2 games he somehow turned on the jets and became the star player.  He was always right there getting the ball loose and then outrunning all the kids to the other end while dribbling the soccer ball and scoring goals! It was so fun to watch!
 He gets super excited whenever a goal is scored. 
At his last game he started running in after the ball and falling to kick the ball almost every time...unfortunately he ended up tripping kids left and right whenever he did that!  He had so much energy he would pop right back up and run after the ball and slide and kick the ball and trip more kids.  The referee was awesome and talked to him after the game so hopefully we can get that figured out the next time he plays.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Austin, Texas

We drove down to Austin, Texas on Labor Day after a fun morning of volleyball.  Tyler had to go overnight for work so we decided to join him last second.  We know a family down there who used to live here in Fort Worth so we got to spend the day with her kids.  We went to the Children's Museum which was a lot of fun!  The boys loved jumping on the pigs outside.
 Blake calmly playing in the water
 Austin and Bryce shrieking and laughing every time the bucket sprayed water all over them as it was dumping.  They came away soaken wet!
 Blake still calmly playing on his own...
 Blake and Cody shopping together
 Cody had just started crawling a few days earlier so he was scootin' around great.
 This was their favorite part.  They built an easy-make airplane and stuck it on the machine...then pressed a button and it shot the airplane into the air.  They were trying to shoot them through the hoops in the air.
 Our crew!  Austin and Bryce were a crazy pair.
 The Light Room was fun!  Building magnetic towers
Filling in all the holes.  It was a fun quick trip!