Saturday, March 28, 2009

Oh what fun!!!

Last Saturday was such beautiful day: high in the mid 70's, no wind, sunshine and our family hanging out together. We headed out to Walnut Creek Reservoir and went fishing. Most of the lakes out here are man-made, but this one was so cool. There was all these trees in the lake sticking out and they gave it lots of character. It was so fun to be outside enjoying the springtime. Isabel had a total blast and was so excited to go fishing. David and her caught 4 blue gill and she would scream everytime they reeled one in. We can't wait for more nice weather to go camping and fishing this spring.

Isabel had fun running all over, looking at the ducks and helping Daddy fish.
David had his turkey hunting gear out in the living room on Friday night, and Isabel put all this stuff on and started saying "unting, unting". She loves to mimick us and cracks us up.

Here is our little Brig, looking cute as always. He doesn't quite fit in Isabel's doll stroller, but he sure gave us lots of grins when we put him in there. He is always so happy and is really starting to discover his voice and is getting pretty coordinated with his hands and holding on to rattles. He loves to suck on his hands and is starting to laugh a lot more. It is so fun to watch him grow. He likes to hold on to his left foot with his left hand. I don't want him to grow so fast, I wish I could slow time down!
He grunts and grunts when he is having tummy time and is getting better at rolling over to get out of it:)
It's Potty time!!! We spent last week potty training Isabel. It was much more work and more stressful than I thought, but it was still a great experience and I know it will be worth it when it is completely done. I did a method called "3 Day Potty Training" if anyone wants info about it, click here. It took us longer than 3 days, but I think that is because I was doing a few things wrong, and I couldn't catch her everytime she was going. It was a very long week, but David was able to come home earlier than he usually does to help with Brigham and the house. I admit I got frustrated and didn't know how it was going to work, but she has the hang of it now. Today was our first accident free day, and we were even able to go to church. She has been telling us everytime and is staying dry at night and at naptime (she has actually been dry at naps and night the whole time). She is such a big girl and it is so nice to know that we accomplished something really hard together. She got a really cute dress and shoes that she picked out as her reward for being a "big girl". I love this girl more than I can comprehend!

Way to go Isabel, we are so happy for you! (and mommy too, since she won't be changing anymore of your diapers)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

In a nutshell

I am finally posting some pics from spring break. we went to Utah and had a great time. We had Isabel's birthday, Brigham's blessing and just some relaxing time together. My parents were able to come for Brigham's blessing and it was great to have them there and see them for a bit. We had so much fun, it is always great to see family and have a little vacation. We ate at some of our favorite restaurants and had fun playing with our families. We were also able to be there for David's cousin's wedding, and we are really close with Kristen, so we were excited we could be there. Here are just a few pictures. Sorry they are in reverse order, but I can't get the pics rearranged.
We have started bathing the kids together, and Isabel does great with it. She helps me wash his hair and plays in the tub while I get him out and dressed.

I whacked my hair and dyed it while we were home. That is what happens when I get bored and I have David around to watch the kids. I am still trying to get used to it, but I was ready for a change.

Isabel got this cute chair from Rachel and so she likes to sit by Brigham and hang out.

We celebrated Isabel's Birthday a little early since my parents were in town for the blessing. We had a yummy chocolate cherry cake and Isabel ate a huge piece so good with her fork. She is a pretty clean eater when she enjoys the food. We had fun just relaxing and visiting with our parents.
We never told Isabel about blowing her candles out, but when we got done singing to her, she knew just what to do and it only took a couple tries to get them out. She must be full of hot air like her daddy!:)
Here are both sets of grandparents. David gave such a beautiful blessing to Brigham. Aunt Elaine knows shorthand and was nice enough to transcribe the blessing so I can get it written up for Brigham for him to have. I am so grateful to have such a sweet husband who loves our kids so much.

This is a picture that captures David perfectly. David loves the broncos, loves to hunt and loves to take naps. Brig is his father's son!!!

We love the outdoors and we have so much fun on G & G Bailey's property. The grandkids were building a fort and we had fun checking it out behind the house.

Brigham had his first 4-wheeler ride and he was so content.

Isabel giving loves to G & G at the wedding luncheon.

Here is David's little sister getting some snuggles from our little stud. We wish we could see Rachel more when we come home, but she is always so busy. Ahh the life of a high-schooler:)

I don't know why Isabel looks like she is scheming up something.Not the most friendly face, but still adorable.
In other news, I am going to start potty training Isabel tomorrow. We are using the "3-day potty training" method. I hear great things about it and I am very optimistic. But I have to devote the next 3 days to Isabel and nothing else, so I will be M.I.A. for a bit. Hopefully we will be back at the end of the week with good news.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

3 months already?

I can't believe my little man is already 3 months. I am still amazed that we have 2 beautiful, sweet children in our family. This little guy is so much joy and brings so much love into our family. He has such a sweet disposition and is willing to smile at anyone who gives him attention. He is rolling over really well and learning to use his voice and blow bubbles. He sleeps great and eats great and is happy all the time. He loves to watch his sister play and cuddle with his daddy in the evenings. He loves to snuggle and is the sweetest thing to watch when he drools in his sleep. He is flailing his limbs like crazy when he is lying down. We are so happy to have him in the family and can't wait to see what the future holds. We love you Brig!
In other news, we are back from spring break and I have lots of pictures to post, but we took turns this week with a 24 hour flu fun let me say! so we are better, the weather is warm and life is good. Hopefully I will post the pics this next week. No promises, because I am busy finishing up a friendship quilt for the dental club, making a video for a relief society activity, working on a song with my friend for the activity and getting Isabel ready to be potty trained. Then I am sure my house will be in desperate need of some TLC. It was so great to see some family over the break and we love you all!