Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stats At Fifteen Months

Lyla's Fifteen Month Stats:

Weight: 21 pounds 3 ounces
{25th Percentile}
Height: 32.5 inches
{95th Percentile}
Head: 18.3 inches
{60th Percentile}

The doctor said she is tall and skinny and growing good!  
She hated every second of her visit and couldn't wait to get out of there!
Love my cute girl!

November 25, 2012.

 Christmas stories read by the tree. It was special, and fun! Here is to holiday memories!!

Giving Thanks

I have so much to be thankful for.  At the top of my list is my family.  My amazing husband, four wonderful kids, loving parents and in-laws.  I truly am blessed.

We had a wonderful holiday this year.  We held a small Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year with my parents.  With the help of my mom, we had quite the feast. Everything was delicious and it was so nice to spend time together. I loved seeing my children excited about the holiday.

 This picture cracks me up.  You never know what you'll get when you use the timer/remote!

 Sophie decided that she wanted a turkey leg for dinner!

Sophie shared with us a book she made at school about The First Thanksgiving.

Later that evening, we headed over to Logan's parents house for some more fun! Logan took the kids on a little hike and afterwards they enjoyed playing with cousins! It was a great Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Mexico Part 2

October 21, 2012

The next day in Puerto Vallarta Logan took some surfing lessons and I tagged along for the ride!  It was such a nice day. We met up with Miguel, the surf instructor, at a Walmart nearby and he took us to a beautiful private surf beach.

Logan was a natural.  He got up his first wave and rode it all the way in!  He had such a blast.  I think he could have done it all day.  While he surfed, I hung out on the beach (because it was a private surf beach I was the only person on the sand), took pictures, and read my book.  It was a relaxing afternoon in the sun!

After Logan had his fill of the waves, Miguel took us to a surf bar called Kilometro 5.  It was a neat little place complete with sand floors and an amazing view.  The food was great too!

Such a fun day! Here is a video I made from still shots of Logan surfing!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mexico Part 1

At the end of October, Logan and I went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.  It was such an amazing trip.  I LOVED every minute of it.  Our first day and a half were spent relaxing at the resort. We stayed at a new all inclusive resort called the Now Amber.  It was perfect.  We hung out on the beach, went kayaking, swam in the ocean, drank pina coladas, ate a lot, and enjoyed just being with each other.  It was so wonderful to not have to think about the kids and what they needed, but to instead just focus on us.

 the resort as seen from our balcony

our balcony
these lounge chairs saw a lot of use

these orange chairs on the beach were the perfect spot for relaxing. add a pina colada and life was good!

in the evenings after dinner which included many desserts, we made it a rule to order four each night and share with each other, we would sit in the lobby and look out at the ocean and watch the sun set! So pretty!

we would of course would have some more yummy drinks!

It was such a great trip.  But the fun isn't over yet.  Part 2 and Part 3 coming soon!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

a month in photos. October 2012.

During the month of October 2012

we went on a fun fall hike 
Logan and Collin took a BMX trip to Southern Utah
while the girls and I had a special night out at Color Me Mine painting pottery
we took a trip to the pumpkin patch
Logan and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary a little early with a trip to Puerto Vallarta
we carved pumpkins
we dressed in our costumes and went trick-or-treating
we had out first snow storm

Collin loses a tooth!!

Collin lost his first tooth last night!! He was eating a frozen yogurt pop and it came out.  When he showed it to me I said "I didn't even know you had a loose tooth!" His reply was "I didn't either!!"  Such a cutie.  He was excited to leave it for the tooth fairy and get his money.  Now he has two gaps in his little mouth...the other is from a tooth he knocked out earlier this fall.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Meet York

Well we did it!  After months and months of pleading and begging from Sophie we finally got a puppy! Both Logan and I thought we would never have another dog again but we just felt Sophie should really have one!  The things you do for your kids!! They all adore him. The poor guy has barely seen the floor since we brought him home! 

We surprised the kids with him yesterday. They had no idea! It was so fun watching them. Sophie couldn't believe it.  And Ruby wasn't scared at all.  I was the most worried about her. She is so afraid of dogs but has taken to York so well and loves petting him! Collin has taken the longest to warm up to him but I think he likes him as well! He sure is cute and well loved! Now if we can just get the potty training thing down...