Friday, May 31, 2013

Crazy and Cranky

Don't let that cutie fool you. She is cutting three teeth right now and is anything but happy. My poor baby is so sad and I know in major pain. Causing some massive cranky behavior. Luckily she calms down when being snuggled.

I have found that the teething gel doesn't do much good for her but the tablets work wonders. 

I can't find the tablets at Walmart anymore. Only at Target. Stinks that Walmart is two minutes from my house and Target is an hour. Guess I will buy in bulk or online shop. 

Putting M in the grass this time around she was not quite sure if she liked it. She didn't cry but kept giving me this weird look like "um, pick me up now"

Did I mention that Nana W, Jess, the kids and I went to St. George the other day...Nana got  Miss M this cute new outfit. She looks so darling. We also went to surprise the kids Great Grandpa and the Pizza Factory. He has a standing table there once a week at the same time. We walk in and they direct us to his spot. He was over at the salad bar so we sat down. When he was walking back the look on his face when he spotted us was priceless. He was so excited for the company, as were we. 

Ty was not shy at all. Went and gave him a big hug and M gave a big cheesy smile. 
M loves the camera. "Work it girl!"

M's outfit - Target

Ty also got this new outfit. Blue shorts with a yellow tractor shirt. Nana W held a few choices for him to look at and when he saw the one with a tractor he had to have it.

Thanks Nana W for spoiling the kiddos with new outfits, lunch at the PF, lots of chocolate, the car stroller at the mall and plenty of kisses. 

Of course Ty doesn't look at me while taking pictures. Just runs away laughing at me. 

He loves to sag his shorts down so you can see four inches of his diaper. Did I mention Ty is also now calling his little man part a "peanut". I really don't like when moms make up fake names for body parts. 

On the other hand when we go to change his diaper and we take it off he says "hide peanut". It makes me laugh so hard. 

The only time I don't laugh is when he is walking around the house and decides to pull it out and show everybody saying "look, peanut"......ahhh crazy kid. 

He is also testing my patience. A whole new meaning to temper tantrums have come this week. He is just so independent. I can't help him do anything. If we need to run out of he house real fast and I need to put his shoes on he insists on doing it himself. "TY DO IT"

If I even try he will take them off and throw then across the room and the tantrum begins. 

I also can't pour his cereal, brush his hair, pick out his clothes, pull up his covers or do anything of the sort.

Boots - Cal Ranch
Outfit - Target

This crazy kid insists on wearing his boots with EVERYTHING. Pants, shorts, swimsuits and church clothes.  He loves them so much but can't seem to get them on the right feet. BUT o if I try to fix them....that's a whole new kind of crazy. 

Good thing he is so darling. Good thing he wraps his arms around me and whispers "love you mama", good thing he is repeating the prayers and melting my heart, good thing he smiles with chocolate all over his face and wipes it on my shorts. Its a good thing he is mine and I love him with all my heart.

Its a good thing that even though my kids are crazy and cranky I love them. They are mine and I wouldn't change them for the world. The fact is the melt my heart more then they drive me nuts. Its a good thing I can take a deep breath at the end of the day and watch them sleep peacefully. 

That I remember how much I love them with every breath they take. That I remember how blessed I am to be able to call myself their mama. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tell Me Tuesdy

Hey Ladies! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Visited past friends and family members, had a BBQ and enjoyed time with family.

I will post about our weekend soon.

You have to watch this video by the lovely Dear Beautiful blog.

Read this girls four month weight loss update. She looks great!

This CUTE baby gift from the Pursuit of Happiness would be the best baby shower gift. 

Sweet baby Judah's birth story by Love on a budget.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

9 months baby girl

Ember is really hitting new milestones fast. She is army crawling around the house. She can move from a crawl to sitting up by herself. She can move around at intense speeds. One minute she is by my feet and the next she can be in the other room. 

Miss Ember still has never taken a bottle. She gets drinks through out the day in a big girl cup just like mommy and daddys. Each morning I get up and mix up 24 oz of formula and just make sure she drinks it all by the end of the day. She eats three big meals a day when we sit down as a family. Usually rice cereal mixed with a fruit/veggie and a meat. 

She loves Graham crackers, cheerios, bananas and baby puffs. 

She wakes up each morning smiling and playing in her crib. I often wonder how long she has been awake with out me knowing. 

She cut her first tooth. You can see it popping out of the gums if your really looking up close. I have stuck my finger in there to feel a few times and I don't think I will be doing that anymore. Ouch.... Those little teeth are sharp. 

She is now saying mama and dada. 
She said mama first but as soon as she learned dada she stopped saying mama for a few weeks. 

She sleeps all night. I honestly don't remember the last time I woke up in the night with her. She also takes multiple naps through the day. I have to say we are pretty lucky with her sleep schedule. 

Ember is always melting my heart. Every time she looks up at me with her big blue eyes I just melt. 

10 reasons I love my lover

Hi there. Linking up again for My Husband Rocks with The Growing Tree....

Topic of the day: 10 Little Things that Made you Fall in Love with your Husband

1. So I am not going to lie...One of the first things I fell in love with about Jayson was his shoulder muscles. We were set up on a blind date so I didn't have much expectations going in to it....when he stepped out of his car I about died. He looked like he had football pads on...yum! I knew I loved those shoulders.

2. Then he opened his mouth...everything that came out I soaked up. He was so kind, funny, smart. I loved listening to him talk and how easily our conversations would flow. We could and still can sit and talk (just talk) for hours. 

3. His testimony. O man it shines out of him so bright. He is such a strong follower of Christ. He truly inspires me to be a better person. 

4. The love and respect he has for his family. Very early on when I was first coming around his family I truly loved listening to him talk to his parents. So much respect for them. I knew if he talked to me as kindly as his mother I would be in good hands. 

5. Surprises. I love surprises. They don't have to be gifts, just things that are out of the ordinary. They make my heart skip a beat. Jayson would surprise me at work and take me to lunch. He also leaves me little love letters around the house. Or surprises me with a diet coke if he knows I am having a rough day. 

6. I fell even more in love with him while we were delivering Ty. He knew what to say and how to act. Never left my side and always telling me how proud he was of me. I never could have done it with out him. The look on his face when he saw Ty and became a dad. Made me fall madly in love with him.

7. The way he writes the grocery list....Seriously makes me laugh every time. To stand around and talk with his family is sometimes painful I can laugh so hard. The way they tell stories and add sound effects may make me pee a little. 

8. The fact that we both could sit down and fall asleep to Bob Ross. The best and most relaxing show in the world. Someday we will own a Bob Ross painting... Someday.

9. When he gets mad or irritated with me....For example he just cleaned out the inside of the car not even a week ago and already there is clothes, water bottles, gum wrappers, sunglasses, lip gloss and a few other things on the floor, seat and cup holders. . He doesn't get mad or yell just shakes his head and says "O I love you so much"

10. The special voice he has...The one I have only heard when he is talking to Ember. The way he tickles her nose with his and tells her he loves her. Melts my heart and reminds me why I fell in love with him.

11. I fall in love with him more every day. I love the way we are growing together. The way we are taking on each others attributes. We are becoming better people together. Strengthening each other in our weaknesses and complementing each other in our strengths.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Blog button design battle

Welcome to Round 3 of the Blog Button Design Battle with Peacoats & Plaid. Want to know who won Round 2? Drum roll please...

Congrats to Kalyn from Love, Laughter, Happily Ever After! Kalyn's winning button design:

The runner-up spot goes to Amberly from Life with Amberly & Joe.

This week's participants include:

Samantha from Designer in Teal
Jess from Plucky's Second Thought
Petro from The Seaman Mom
Diana from DD Kimball Road
Danysia from That L.A. it Girl
Bethany from Before, During, and After
JMc from Running on Empty
Ashley from Him & Her
Danavee from This Vintage Grove
Kristin from Hopelessly Ever After

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Phone pictures

 Summer makes me happy for a lot of reasons. I look forward to it all winter long. Winter and I are not on the best of terms. Having Ty made summers even better... We played in the pool almost every day last year. He loved it so much. Plus I was in my last trimester with Ember so the cool water on hot days felt amazing.

This summer I have even another reason to love this time of year more. Baby girl swimsuits. I die. Ember looks so freaking cute in her ladybug suit....I need to get a better picture and from the front so you can see the cuteness....Ahhhh this summer will be great. We totally plan to be outside in the pool just as much! I got blessed with water lovin babies.
 Embers hair didn't turn out light or curly like Tys. Ty definitely got my hair. Ty just looks like me all around. Ember on the other hand looks just like her daddy yet beautiful and girly. Her hair is now long enough for a little Pebbles ponytail. (Pebbles like on the Flinstones)... :)
 O dear, I never thought I would say this but potty training is pretty easy. Ty is more interested than I am. He loves to go to the bathroom in the big boy potty. I know if I pushed it just a little I could have him fully potty trained in days..The only reason I super hesitate is because our big move is coming up way soon and I hear kids regress when a big change happens.
 Painting has totally become a favorite in our house. Finger paint is the only way to go. This recipe is perfect for toddlers. Easy to clean up and non toxic.

Um do you see that stud up there driving the pink bike. Yes he took that to work. He is so so so so freaking cute.
 When your 2 year old and 9 month old weigh the same I guess its ok for your toddler to play in the baby toys right? Ty probably sat in the jump-jump for a half hour before he wanted to get out. Silly guy. O and this obsession with wearing a hat has melted my heart.
I am so grateful for my healthy kids. For great friends and amazing family. Grateful for all the kindness that has been shown to us this last week. I can't express how much I have appreciated my in-laws, parents and my siblings.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tell me Tuesday

Thank you all so much for understanding and being so kind about me skipping out on Tell me Tuesday last week. Sometimes life happens and things are way more important than your blog. 

I did go back and look at your fun links. 
Here are my favorite from last week.

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Leslie from Violet Imperfection

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thank you

I have been thinking about writing this post for a few days. The truth is I have wrote many versions tonight. Some sharing everything and pouring out my heart. Some sharing very little and leaving many questions. The truth is I am feeling scared, paranoid and mad. I am the type of person that can start to feel at peace with an emotional situation but when someone brings it up breaks down all over again. So typing out a post explaining our situation is emotionally draining. However I have so many people asking what happened and truly concerned about us. I just want to let you know we are healthy. We are safe and we are trying to be happy. I have been feeling much better the last few days. We have made some major changes. No physical harm was done to us. I just feel a little shook up by the whole experience. I feel like I share a lot on my little blog. I open up about so much but sometimes somethings are best left to yourself and family. So that's how this will be today but thank you for all the emails and comments. Thank you for caring about my family. We have truly felt the love. 


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

taking a break

Jayson and I had an unusual day yesterday. Long story short and with out any details... our whole life has been turned around in a matter of hours. I will be taking a slight blogging break just tell I can get a few things figured out. I do have a few post scheduled already for the next couple days. After that it may be a few weeks before I am able to get back to a regular schedule. 


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy mothers day

All day today I held my babies a little tighter.
In every way these two have made my life sweeter. 
Being a mother is the greatest blessing my Heavenly Father has given me.
I am truly thankful to be able to call myself their mommy. 

My mother (on the right) is the number one reason I am the woman I am today. I look up to her in so many ways. Words just can not describe the bond we have. I am lucky enough to be able to call her my best friend. I love you mommy.

My mother-in-law (on the left) raised my husband to the wonderful man he is today. She is an amazing example to me. Love you Wawa and thank you for all you do for me.

I truly hope to follow in their foot steps.

Hope all you mamas have an amazing day.
Happy mothers day.

My favorite talks on mothers.
Because she is a mother
Mothers who know
Mother told me

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A little catch up

This challenge has been a lot harder for me than I thought it would be. Life just kinds happens, but thats OK. I'm not going to get after myself for rocking the babes to sleep or working on my photography class.
I still want to be apart of this so ill just play catch up. 
Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don't have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member

Day 6, Monday: If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do'?
  Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you're most afraid of
Day 5 
   I don't need to tell her. She knows she is my best friend. She knows how hard it has been for me with her gone. How Ty asks countless times a day where she is. 
I miss our talks
Lunch dates
Tanning trips
Yogart craves
I miss being outside and hearing your truck pull around the corner. 
I miss you surprising me with a diet coke. 
I miss Tys face when he sees you walking around the corner.
I even miss the fits he throws when you go back to class.
I miss all the darling pictures you take of Ember. 
I miss pretending to give you advice. When in reality you are so much smarter than I am. 
I miss borrowing your clothes. 
I miss you getting mad at me for borrowing your clothes. 
I miss coming and seeing you. 
 You running to the grocery store with me. 
I miss your smile and sweet spirit you brought into my home.       
Day 6 
 I am a mama. 
I snuggle. 
Wipe tears and bums.
Comfort and punish. 
Teach and learn. 
 Give and receive love.  
Day 7 
 For some reason...I am not sure. I am scared of driving. 
This doesn't stop me from doing it but 
I am constantly imagining the worst possible scenarios.    
Having mini panic attacks tell I reach my destination. 
I am scared to lose those I am most close with. 
A mother losing a child I imagine would be one of the hardest things in this world
Losing Jayson. Going through life with out him. 
I am scared that I don't let the people I love the most know how I feel. 
I am scared to hurt another persons feelings. Being the cause of their suffering. 
Enter this giveaway HERE

Monday, May 6, 2013

Tell me Tuesday

Hey! I am so glad you're here. 

I am super giddy right now.
 My photography classes with Nicoles classes started tonight.
I feel WAY over my head and manual mode is FREAKING me out. 
I have high hopes though and can not WAIT to start shooting out of auto. 
Wish me luck, ill need it. 

Also I have a fabulous giveaway going on now. 

 O I die over this blanket. Cutest thing ever:)

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