Sunday, September 29, 2013

Catch Up

I know I haven't been good about blogging but that is what happens when I'm pregnant and have morning sickness and mom of 2 kids. Anyway I'm almost caught up. So here are some quick links to posts about the last few months.

June
July
August


Pregnancy Update:
So I only have 6 weeks left. Crazy!! We're so excited to meet Baby C! We're so excited to see if Baby C is a boy or girl. Naomi really wants a sister and I'm sure if Jaxon knew what was happening he would want a brother. As for Cory and me we'd be happy either way.

August

August was a more low key month compared to June and July. But we did have lots of fun. Here are some random pictures from August.

 Cute cakes and diaper cakes that were made for my sister-in-law Amy and my baby shower open house

 Jaxon testing out his new big boy bed





 Naomi and Jaxon wearing masks they got at Cory's co-worker's son's birthday party
 Meeting Ironman, Ironman wanted to shake Jaxon's hand when he first met him but instead Jaxon punched his leg
 Yep that fork is up Jaxon's nose
Naomi had to do it too since Jaxon was doing it


Just some of the crazy pictures we captured in August.

July

Well July was a fun and busy month. We started off the month with a week long trip to Colorado to spend time with Cory's family.

We had so much fun in Colorado. The kids played outside a ton (something we can't do during the summer in AZ) and got to play with cousins. Papa Buzz took them on the four wheeler. The played in a kiddie pool. Naomi even lost her second tooth while eating a cookie. We got to spend time with Cory's grandma, and play some canasta.





On the 4th we went up to Durango to hang out. We stopped at Honeyville to get some amazing honey. We got this honey caramel sauce, it was so declicious. We also spent time up at Durango Mountain Resort. We had so much fun. Naomi did the Alpine Slide with her cousins and we took Jaxon and Naomi to mini golf. Jaxon was too small for the alpine slide but he enjoyed sitting in the test car. That night we enjoyed watching fireworks from Papa Buzz's driveway.

 The kids with Aunt Sondra showing off their 4th of July shirts



One of the days Aunt Sondra and her girls took Naomi and her bestie cousin Zoey to the Delores River. They had so much fun. The last time Naomi went to the Delores River she was 6 months old.

We were lucky to do a session at the Monticello Temple. Cory's nephew went through for the first time. We were lucky to be apart of that.

On our last day Cory and all the boys of the family helped Cory's sister move. And then that night while in Durango we went up to the Bar D Chuckwagon for dinner. We walked around the shops and rode the little train around and then ate some yummy food. They do a show after the dinner, but the kids were too tired from all the excitement of the week that we went home right after we ate.



It was a super fun week in Colorado. We were sad to leave.

The rest of July was spent just hanging out and swimming at the pool. We even dressed up like cows to get free meals at Chic-fil-a.


 Then we it was time for school to start. It was crazy that school was already here and that Naomi was starting 1st grade and going to be gone all day. My baby is growing up, and yes I cried a little.


Then on the second day of school my other baby, Jaxon, turned 2. We had a Golf-themed birthday party for him. He had so much fun.



July was a good month.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

June

So I know June was a long time ago but I finally have the energy to sit down and get caught up. So here goes.

June was a fun month for us. Naomi took swim lessons from a friend in our ward, and she did awesome. She became a little fishy. Jaxon didn't take swim lessons but he did get to play in the pool while Naomi was in class. Here is a video of Naomi swimming across the pool and then back.

video

I don't have a ton of pictures from June, but we spent a lot of time at the pool (or laying around the house on days where the morning sickness was rough).

So at the end of June Cory and I took a trip without the kids. Cory had been planning this trip since Mother's Day. And he kept the destination a complete secret. The kids spent a couple days with his twin's family and a couple days with his older sister. So I finally found out where we were going once we were on the road. He planned a trip for us to San Diego. I was shocked and so excited. We stayed in La Jolla, not far from the San Diego Temple. Our first day we went and toured the USS Midway. It was a really cool tour and it was neat seeing all the airplanes. Even Madden was there to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a football game on the ship. We got to see the field and everyone getting things ready. 



Afterwards we went to Hodad's where we enjoyed a super yummy lunch. Then we spent the rest of the day scoping out beaches for our beach day. We fell in love with Coronado Island. We walked around the Hotel Del Coronado Beach, checked out Silver Strand State Beach, and tried to find Imperial Beach but got distracted by this crazy car.



Then we decided to check out La Jolla Cove. It was stinky because of all the seals, but it was cool to see all the seals.


Then we discovered Sprinkles Cupcakes, which became our favorite cupcake place. We knew we had to check it out because we love watching the show Cupcake Wars and one of the judges started Sprinkles. We tried 4 different flavors and my favorite that night was the banana cupcake.

The next day we decided to spend our beach day at Silver Strand Beach. It was beautiful and so relaxing. We played in the water, ate a picnic lunch, read a book, and napped. It was so nice. Poor Cory got a really bad sunburn. We put on sunscreen but forgot to re-apply. That night we got some more Sprinkles cupcakes of course 4 more flavors.


For our last full day in San Diego we did a session at the San Diego Temple. And that temple is just as beautiful on the inside as it is the out. For lunch we went to a delicious BBQ place for lunch called Phil's BBQ. Then we hung around Coronado Island again till dinner time. For dinner we tried Lucha Libre Taco Shop. The food was good but I felt like the place was more for the experience. And then of course we got some more Sprinkles cupcakes.

The next day was our long drive to Colorado to meet up with the kids and Cory's family. We weren't exactly looking forward to the drive, but we were missing the kids like crazy. We had so much fun in San Diego, we can't wait till we can go back.

June was a fun month.