Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jacobs "guys"

Lilly is growing up...

As you can see Lilly is no longer a baby....
{The weather was really nice a few weeks ago and we actually got to play in the backyard
{these were taken at Marley farms, Jacob had a field trip and we got to tag along}

{such a big girl!}

{sleeping children are the cutest}

{Lilly loves shoes, she loves to walk around in my shoes, Jacobs shoes, her shoes...but I think she likes my heels best because of the noise they make...}

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Jacob started Preschool this week, and he loves it. On the first day all the moms were lined up waiting hand and hand with their child to enter the classroom. I was at the back of the line because surprisingly I wasn't in a hurry to be "Jacob free" for a couple of hours. Jacob had other ideas, he just walked past everyone and went into his classroom, no big deal. So I waited in line by myself to let the teacher know which kid was mine and that he was already making himself feel comfortable. I think being in nursery at church has really helped with things like this. When I came back to pick him I could see him sitting in his chair waiting for his turn to leave. He was so cute, I love him so much. And I don't understand why most of the time he drives me crazy, but the minute I leave him somewhere I instantly miss him. Is it sad that my 3 year old is one of my best friends? He was so excited to tell me all about his day when I picked him up.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Boys will be boys

This week Jacob had his second visit to an urgent care for stitches. He was playing with his friends at the playground at the Chandler Mall and as he was running he "fell on the lady". The lady said he hit the padded seat, but we have a hard time believing it wasn't something else (like a laptop). Shannon asked for first aid and did not receive much help. She was directed to call the Fire Department, who got there just before I arrived. They wrapped his head up and did some tests to make sure he didn't have a concussion.

The Fire Department recommended we take him to the closest urgent care. Lucky for us, it wasn't too busy. When they took the wrap off to look at it, I couldn't believe how deep the cut was (again, from a padded seat?) The doctor wanted to glue it, but after examining the clean wound he recommended stitches. Jacob wasn't a big fan of the needle...

Three stitches and a band-aid later, and he was good to go. So far, no signs of a concussion or TBI.

I have a feeling this is not the last time he will be getting stitches...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


{i got the idea from here }

i can't wait to frame them...I'm curious would it be weird to have them in our room? or should i put them in the kids rooms?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Matt's in Mexico... I made a couple cards today while the kids were napping...

and then tonight after the kids and I ate dinner I debated weather or not I wanted Dairy Queen, but I settled for this {which is actually better then dairy queen, and I would love to drink one everyday} It was just what I needed to get me through one more night till Matt gets home :) {and then he can have a turn with the kids}

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lilly's Bear

Lilly got this huge bear for her birthday from my this video is really more for them, it's long and not very exciting, other then the fact that Lilly is super cute...

Jacob is the coolest kid ever!

My parents got this light saber at the San Diego fair. When we first gave it to him he took off running in excitement, I'm not even sure if he knew where he was going, he just took off swinging it around. Thankfully after months and months of running I used my skills and chased after him. Words can not explain his excitement!......p.s. sorry the video is so blurry...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

San Diego: June 2011

We went to San Diego for just over a week. Here are a ton of pictures from our trip. We always have so much fun, and are sad to leave. The sun was not shining too much and I must say I missed it a little. Going home to San Diego always makes me miss living there. It's beautiful, green, cool weather and of course my family's there. I'm not gonna lie, filling up my gas tank sucked, paying over six dollars for 2 gallons of milk sucked, paying ten dollars for parking at the fair short whenever I go home I miss things about Arizona. And although I still call San Diego home, Arizona is becoming more and more my home. I'm grateful and feel blessed to live in a place that doesn't require so much sacrifice on our family just to afford to live. So here's a mish-mosh of pictures from our trip....

{yes Jacob wears "neon" green flip-flops and Lilly has pink jellies}

{building sand castles with dad}

{Lilly thought it was a sandcastle cake....see below}

{she was literally eating the sand}

{Jacobs new favorite park}

{My mom got Jacob a set of pirate toys, and Darth Vader case to keep them in}

{our 3rd child, monkey we love you}

{Me and my Dad}

{Lilly loves her daddy}

{best kite ever!}

{seaport village}

{I love my Lillian}

{Jacob and me going down the "really really really big slide"}

{I swear I went with Jacob, he was to cool for a pic}

{who needs a double stroller}

{words can not describe the joy that this toy has brought to him}

{this was taken at the fair, but we did get to go the movies while out there, just the two of us}

{games were only a dollar that night, and for some reason the workers were all so nice, they let him play over and over again, winning a toy every time}

{Jacobs a pretty tall 3 year old, so he was big enough to go on most of the rides by himself, not gonna lie it made me nervous, but I was also so proud of him}

{Lilly and my mom have a hard time getting to know each other, Lilly is finally warming up to her}

{my younger sister, everyone thinks we look so much alike but I don't see I all}

{Mr. Frosty...feeding our family ice cream for I don't know 20+ years...}

{he doesn't look scared right?}

Sorry the pictures are totally out of order...

Our next vacation is camping :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just a couple things I made...

{brother in-laws birthday card...he turned 9...boys love monsters right? }

{mothers day card}

{cupcakes for my activity day girls at was a pool party}

{i know the bear looks like he's at the beach but whatever, some people have sandboxes right?}