Friday, August 24, 2012

One Year Older

A year has come and gone since my little guy, Brigham, was born!  This was the fastest year of my life...thus ZERO blog posts have been done!  But I did all I could this last year and so I don't have any regrets!  Three kids is just as hard as everyone says and I've had to let go of a lot of things like clean baseboards, a cleaning schedule, and a certain time for everything!  
Here is just a little bit about our CRAZY, non-stop, Briggidy-Iggidy!  We love him to pieces and I think every parent should have the chance to brag about their here is mine...and there is a lot of it!!

*He is our biggest one-year-old yet!  He is average in weight and height, which is AMAZING for our kids!

*Brigham eats more than Ava and Spencer combined! He is eating us out of house and home!

*He is our HARDEST baby.  He is so curious and into EVERYTHING.  He is the splashing-in-toilets, falling-down-stairs, unrolling-toilet-paper, breaking-electronics, kind of baby.  He gives us a run for our money.  I am not joking when I say that he WILL NOT sit still or hold still when he is being held.  He must be ruining something or hurting someone to be happy.  He is hard to say the least and it is a good thing we love him.

*He has a pucker face where he puckers his lips and scrunches his face.  He does it when he falls and pretends to cry!

*He crawled at 9 months and started climbing up and down the stairs at the same time!  

*He isn't walking yet and isn't showing much interest.  He stands up in the middle of the room but will just stay there!  Hopefully he doesn't take as long as his brother who walked at 16.5 months!

*He is a very social baby and likes everyone around him.  He doesn't get nervous with other people and has stayed away from us for a couple of nights without any trouble!

*He is amazingly smart!  He talks so well and knows so many signs.

*He says the simple things like mom, dad, bye, no, dog, ball and hi.  And then he also says these...and mostly's awesome how good he is at talking:

"Happa" (Happy), 
"Die Dine" (Signing Time)
"Opf" (off)
"Ca" (Cat)
"Bur" (Bird)
"Igh" (light)
"Do" (milk...don't know why he says that?)
"Afs" (Ava)
"Ba" (Bath)

And I'm sure more will come to me but there's just SO many ;)  Haha!  And here is another list...these are
signs he knows and is so good at:

Eat, milk, bird (he does it so perfectly), mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, airplane, car, flag, fan, hot, baby, dog, cat, fish, sleep, play, book, signing time, sign for Ava, please, thank-you, happy, light, on/off, no, yes, and more.

Although Brigham is a hard little baby he makes up for it with his silliness and his sweet little face!  He is our blue-eyed baby boy!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Brigham Christian
August 13, 2011
1:09 in the afternoon
9 pounds 1 ounce
21 inches long
We are so lucky to have this sweet little guy in our family!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Believe it or not

Believe it or not I HAVE been blogging! I've back dated my blog posts so that when I go to print my blog everything will be in ORDER!! My goal is to be completely caught up with our lives on this blog and have time to add silly posts of my kids here and there before this baby comes in August! If you are at all interested in what has been happening with my long lost family in the past 10 months visit the links below!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stay little forever please

Well Spencer turned the big ONE on August 1st...that's right he's nearly 18 months NOW. I want to blog about his birthday party because it was SO much fun for everyone...EXCEPT Spencer. Spencer was a sick boy that day and his dummy parents didn't realize it until everyone showed up for the party and he was acting up. BUT we all enjoyed ourselves anyway. I went crazy for his party and did a vintage airplane theme. His invitations turned out to be such a hit! I made them look like a boarding pass and I had a lot of fun with it.

The decorations were really fun too...I especially liked the tissue paper clouds and his vintage airplane banner! It all turned out great except for the star of the show. Spence was okay at times and miserable at others :( Oh well, not everything can be perfect. Spencer wasn't into opening presents much and when it came to eating his cake he was not interested AT ALL! We did the cake eating part again the next week so he could enjoy some yummy chocolate! I LOVE parties and I tend to over-do it most of the time but it was memorable for ME...I know, selfish right? Here are some pictures so that Spencer can look back one day and MAYBE appreciate it.
Lots of people love Spencer!!
And this is how our little guy was feeling...

Some things about Spencer, who will be 18 months on Feb 1st:

-He is OBSESSED (understatement) with Toy Story ANYTHING. He walks around saying all the characters names and he pretends to fly like Buzz with is hands above his head!

-He didn't walk until he was 16.5 months old. He drove us crazy for months, giving us little glimpses of walking, and then wussing out!

-He absolutely LOVES to play with Ava when she lets him. Her attention is his favorite thing.

-He is the pickiest eater EVER. He never just eats a food...we have to force it into his mouth first and if he likes it (rare) he won't fight us anymore. When he does like a food he will eat like a horse. This kid can down an entire banana in less than a minute.

-He is so cuddly when he wants to be and I'm so thankful for it. Yesterday I was playing with him on the floor and he walked up to me with pursed lips and gave me a kiss. I loved it!

We love you Spencer! You add so much to our lives and we are so glad Heavenly Father sent you to be a part of our family!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm a Big Girl now

That's right...Ava's a big girl now. We've started the "school" phase of our lives. I am actually just doing preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a couple of hours with some moms in South Jordan because I am not about to pay any amount of money for a three-year-old to socialize...and that's pretty much all preschoolers do!! There are SEVEN kids...6 girls and 1 boy (he's such a trooper)! Ava loves to socialize and make friends and I'm having fun myself getting to know the moms!

These pictures are both so silly but this is Ava in a nutshell...our posing, put her head to the side, princess Ava!