Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas was fun this year. The boys were, of course so into it. We had gone to a couple of Christmas parties and they had their chance to sit on Santa's lap. I think Landon may want to be Santa now. He has to wear his Santa hat everywhere we go.

This was our first year staying at our own house for Christmas morning. It was really fun. Christmas Eve we made cookies for Santa and had family time and talked of Christ's birth. And the boys helped Dad wrap presents.

Christmas morning Brenten came in at 7:30 yelling that Santa had come, it was morning, and Christmas was here. He about scared me to death. Some of you know, but our kids never ever come in our room. They stay in their rooms until I come tell them they can get up. Otherwise, they stay in there unless they have to go potty. It is very nice. Now I see why. I almost went into labor with them running in my room yelling that it was christmas. Of course we got up and opened presents, played with them and had breakfast and then Christian went out to shovel snow and the boys to play and get tired. We had such a nice day.

Friday Christian worked and then we went to St. George to see his family. All of his brothers and sister were there and we had a lot of fun. I decided I am way too pregnant to go on road trips, but it was well worth it. We stayed until Monday. Brenten went to the driving range with his Dad and Phillip and had a blast. Both boys had a great time playing with their Aunt and Uncles. We also got to see my little sister and a friend of Christian's. I am so glad they were able to take time out of their holliday's to come to see us.

Now we are back home and trying to get things cleaned up. It seemed while we were gone a tornado tore through our house because I am certain I would never have made this mess to my own house.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Working on my Table

We are currently without a kitchen table. I have been working on refinishing a table in the garage, but it is way too cold to work on it out there so we brought it in, which means no room for our old table. Yeah for me because I now have a craft table and the boys think it is cool too eat their meals on their own tv trays in the kitchen. Christian has pretty much taken over working on the table as I don't get down that low very well and I think he just wants it done. Brenten and Landon like to help their Dad sand too. I don't know if it is unfortunate or not but my house is so dusty. Of course the dust drives me crazy but I figure why dust for it to be gross again that evening so my house remains dusty and I have given up being grossed out by it. Hopefully our table will be done this year. Wish us luck.

Fun at the Weavers

The boys have enjoyed getting a little bit of snow. They rode their bikes down the drive way and packed the snow really nice so essential they were sledding down on their bikes and at the end would face plant in the alley. Both boys laughed every time. I hate snow on my face and neck but it didn't slow them down at all. Landon had to carry his bike back to the top because the snow was too deep for him to push it up. Brenten even made a few snow angels.

In the evenings the boys love wrestling with their Dad. Christian is so good with them. It doesn't matter that he is so tired he still has the energy to come up with games to play with the boys. The latest is Gator Wrestling. Where their wrap the "gator" up in a blanket and then attack. I can't believe the boys don't mind being wrapped tight in a blanket and then wrestled. I would freak out but they love it and ask for it multiple times a week.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Brenten Comments

Last night the boys were talking to my belly. So of course they have to talk right into my belly button. Brenten was so cute. He said, "Baby Caitlin, I don't know when you are coming out but I will love you so much" He is going to be the best big brother.

Played by my 2 year old

So yesterday, I ran into town to run a few errands while Brenten was in preschool. Landon has been potty training and does pretty well except for when he is in the car seat. I don't know what it is about the ride that makes him pee every time. So I was so excited on my drive home that he had been dry the whole time. I told him if you have to go just tell me and I will stop. We were at the red light coming into our neighborhood and Landon yells "I have to pee" so I told him we would pull into the gas station as soon as the light turned green. I thought it will be a miracle if he waits until the light changes. So the light turns green and we pull into Maverik. I get him out of the car and we run in. He doesn't even have to pee. He sits and says "Oh no pee". Then we walk out of the bathroom door and he says "bug juice mom?" Yeah I don't think he ever had to pee but knew that was the magic word to get me to stop. and yes, he got his juice. I was just so excited that he didn't pee in the car that I didn't even care at that point. Well, and I got a soda too. I wonder if this will become a pattern.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Another Doctor's Appointment

Well, I went back to the Doctors and left a little frustrated after telling the Doctor that we are fighting now. At least when I complained he didn't respond with "that's normal" That comments bugs me so much. How can crazy weird itchy rashes be normal when I have never had them before and when had he ever had to deal with a pregnancy related rash. So luckily for him he didn't say that, because I was ready to let him hear it.

This time going in I had a ton of complaints. I have so many new issues that I have never had with my other two pregnancies. I am told weird painful things come with #3. Fortunately, the baby is doing great, and none of my issues are going to be permanent. However, he has no way to help me out. Needless to say we are fighting (me and the doc)

I am now getting to the appointments every 2 weeks. The good part is that means I am getting closer to the end. Besides who doesn't like getting weighed in every other week to be noted in your records. :)

Oh to be Five

Brenten is so funny. I am sure like a lot of other 5 year olds, we just never know what he will say or think up. So here is his latest. And he is telling everyone, as if he is trying to get us to be convinced.

Brenten: I have a lot of money Mom.
Me: You do?
B: Yeah, I have so much more than you or Dad.
Me: How did you get to have so much money?
B: Oh I just find it. You know Dad should just do what I do and then he wouldn't have to go to work and we could play all day and look for money.

This is his new theory. However, he fails to mention you have to be willing to pick pennies up from gross dirty floors in fast food places and crawl under cars.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Playing in the leaves

I have been meaing to have the boys play in some leaves and get some pictures. I got a few before my battery died in my camera.

Monday, December 1, 2008


We went to my parents' house outside of Boise. We had so much fun. Brenten was so excited to get to play with the trains and hang out with Grandma and Grandpa.
Landon (to the right) in the car trying to block the sun. They are the best little travelers. With me so pregnant we had to stop for me not for them.

Sam and Andy. My niece and her hubby came to hang out with us too. It was fun and nice for Christian to have another guy around. They are very much the newlyweds. My mom and Dad to the right. I think my Mom was especially happy to have the house full. Too bad she had to start it off so sick.

Jessica helping the boys decorate gingerbread men. Aunt Peggy brought them a prize and they thought it was so fun. I don't have any picts of Peggy because well I won't post those picts. I was in them and looked terrible so next time I will have to take picts of my big sis without me in them.

Christian hanging out. He was such a trooper. The weekend was totally girl oriented. But now he should know how I feel, always out numbered. He even took us to Twilight. I made up for it and took him to the James Bond movie. I think that helped him feel like a man again.

Jessica and Brenten. She refuses to just smile but I love my niece anyway and can't believe she is graduating high school this year.

Landon love his olives.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My little Horses

After Paula left on Sunday, the boys were so excited about the zoo they decided they wanted to be different animals. They ended up being horses, which is funny since there weren't any horses at the zoo. But they decided they needed apples for snacks because that is what horses eat and they wanted water in bowls because horses need water. This went on for most of the evening. I was just glad it was only water and the apples stayed on the plates.

Sleepy Boy

Landon is funny. He loves to lay in bed, especially in the morning. He will stay in bed wide awake. Brenten will wake up and jump out of bed, but not Landon. I will tell him he can come out and he says "no I'm sleeping". So I tell him he can come out when he is ready and he will lay there for another 10 minutes or so before he wanders downstairs. If this is happening at 2 how will be when he is a teenager?


Christian and I have been married for 7 years. I can't believe it has been that long already. Now that Christian is done with school we actually got to do something more than a quick dinner. We took the boys to Salt Lake to hang out with their Aunt Paula. She is so awesome. She took them to the zoo and got them tattoos and then went to the store to pick out dinner and snacks. Brenten was so excited that he got spaghetti ohs for dinner. And then she came to our house and spent the night with the boys. Enough about them. Christian and I went to Salt Lake and went to dinner and then went to the Real Salt Lake Semi Finals. We lost but it was such a good game. Even if it was 30 degrees. It was especially nice to go out and then stay the night in Salt Lake by ourselves. I made a joke to christian on the way home that I didn't even worry about the boys at all. I know that Paula does better with them than I do. Thanks Paula. You are the best. Oh and Brenten now says that Paula hooks him up. So I guess you have made your goal.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Free 8x11 Photo book

So I had Oprah on and they had a special that I thought was pretty cool. You can get one of those 8x11 custom photo books hardbound for free. Well you have to pay shipping and handling but they book is regularly $30.00 and you can get it for free. Great for a Christmas book or for yourself. Anyway, there is a catch. You don't have to buy anything else or anything but you have to claim the coupon by Friday and submit the book by Sunday. So it is way quick.

Here's what you do if you are interested.

Go to Oprah.com and then go to Wednesday's show. It will say "click here" for a free photo book. Do that, and then you will need to set up a snapfish account. Really easy. If you already have one you have to make sure you are logged out and then go to Oprah.com. Once you sign in at snapfish a screen will come up that will say you have a free photo book in your account. I am half way done making a book and it is very easy so far. I am excited to see how it turns out. For free, I am willing to try it out.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Picts from Brenten's Birthday Bash

He wore this birthday hat he got at preschool for two days. That includes going to stores, people's houses, nap and bedtime. I did get him to take it off for bath time at least.
Opening presents. Landon was very excited to help Brenten. But really he did pretty good for none of them actually being for him. It did help that Brenten was willing to share everything. Brenten, Cooper, and Landon making their own pizzas. I am so glad I did the "grown up" pizzas already. They had a ton of fun and loved to eat their own pizzas.

Brenten wanted a fire breathing dragon cake for his birthday. What ever happened to just wanting a chocolate cake. It definitely wasn't professional but in my time crunch I think it turned out cute. I put a candle in the dragons mouth so it could be fire breathing but really it looked like he had a cigarette. Oh well, Brenten thought it was cool. He told me it was his favorite.

Another Doctor's Appointment

I don't even know what number of doctor's appointments we are at now. Just the same, I had one yesterday. It went great. I was now given the talk of if anything goes wrong (ie. no movements, too many contractions) to go to Labor and Delivery not the ER. That always feels like a big milestone to me. The actual doctors visit was short and went very well. I had been having these nightmares that I had gained 13lb + in the 4 weeks and the doctor would tell me I am fat and need to watch what I eat. The dream was slightly ridiculous but felt very real. Anyway, I was nervous for the weigh in. But I only gained 2lbs. I don't know how to explain that except having two boys at home and then working out really seems to be helping. I say that now but we will wait until next month to see if my good luck continues. I had to do the glucose test too. Yuk!!! That drink is terrible and it makes me soooo tired. But I am guessing I passed since I haven't heard from the doctor yet.

Happy Birthday Brenten!!!!!

It is my cute Brenten's birthday. I can't believe that he is 5 already. He has been telling me that he is so old now. It makes me so sad. I know it is probably the pregnancy but when I saw him this morning I started to tear up. I can't believe he is definitely getting big. He is now old enough for Kindergarten. He is definitely not considered a toddler in anyway. And he is well on his way to be a teenager. If you ask him, he knows everything. We love our cute boy. And are so excited to celebrate his 5th birthday. I am glad he is not too old to come and snuggle and watch a movie with me or to give me a big hug and a kiss in front of his friends. He is full of life and is such a happy boy. He loves being the big brother and can't wait to have a little sister. He is so kind and loving that I know he will be an awesome big brother to the new little one on its way.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Photo Tag

I got tagged by my friend Melinda! This is a picture tag. You are supposed to go to your photos on your computer and find the 4th folder and pick the 4th photo in that folder. Then, you go to your photos again and find the 6th folder and then pick the sixth photo in that folder.

Landon from this summer. He would dump all the crayons out and then sit for 45 minutes just tearing all the paper off each crayon.

Brenten playing with his slip n slide.

I am tagging Amy, Marie, Anna, Amannda

Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween!!!!! We had so much fun. The boys were so excited to be dressed up in their costumes. Landon a pirate and Brenten a Fire fighter. They are so fun because they get so excited. I was pretty sure they didn't even need candy they were so hyper before the candy even started.

All ready for trick or treating. Even though it rained, the weather was really nice so at least Christian and I couldn't complain.

Pre-Halloween fun. They got scary teeth and they were funny. Especially Landon with this little mouth and big lips. So cute.
After we got back from Trick or treating we pretty much just let them have candy. But they had to eat it in the kitchen. Landon kept coming to me to open something new and I had the thought that I was surprised he could eat it so quickly but that is it. Well after we put the boys to bed I went into the kitchen and this is what we found. One bite taken out of all the different kinds of candy. This is all Landon and so much his personality. I don't know if he couldn't choose or if he was staking his claim on all these pieces of candy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Carving Pumpkins

We carved pumpkins last night. I am glad we only did 2 pumpkins. Brenten touched the pumpkin and said "It's cold and gross" I thought are you kidding me. You love being dirty and gross when I don't want you too. It didn't take much for both of the boys to get into it. However, Landon still wouldn't touch the pumpkin guts with his hands only with a long spoon. Now they are pretty proud of their master pieces. Christian is funny because he got out the power tools because he saw it done on TV. It actually worked really well, and made our pumkin carving go quickly. Now we are just waiting for Trick or Treating.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hee Haw Farms


Preschool Group
We have a few field trips planned with Brenten's preschool group. So last Thursday we went to Hee Haw Farms. They kids all had a great time going through the corn maze, seeing the animals, going down the slides and picking out pumpkins.

family pictures

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Christian!!!!

Happy Birthday Christian!!!!! The boys and I are so excited for Christian's birthday. And I would love to make a big deal about it and he tries his hardest to make non existent. If I ask him what he wants, he doesn't know. If I ask him if he wants to do something, not really. If I want to do a party or go out with friends to dinner, No. I think he would be happy if we did nothing. But I can't do that. My guilt gets to me. And my boys love his birthday too. Brenten has been singing all day, "It's my Dad's birthday today" I really don't know what tune it is too. So they picked out his favorite cookies at the store and we took them to his work. After work we picked him up and went to the climbing store and he got more climbing gear and then we went out for dinner. After we got home we had brownies (he doesn't really like cake) with candy bars in it. They tasted great but they sure looked ugly. So much for new recipes. We just want him to know that we love him. I think he knows.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Brenten and Landon after helping me plant flowers before it froze. Which it did that night. So cold.
My Cute Brenten.
My sweet little Landon.
My sweet little Landon wrestling Brenten. Brenten is so careful with Landon and well Landon goes all out. It is really funny when he says he is going to fight Christian because he is like a little Tasmanian devil.