Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November Nothings

As you can see from our header, we did do something this month... we got family pictures! A lady in our ward took them for us & did an amazing job!! It's a miracle she got any of Roman because he was WILD, but some how she managed! I LOVED the location- it's a historical building in down town Mesa & it was better than I could have dreamed! I really love how they turned out! Here's just a few: 
Is it just me, or does he look really grown up??

No matter how old he gets, he'll still be my little boy!

Can't get enough of that smile!
Handsome boys!
 Besides that, we haven't had anything exciting going on. But I figured I'd go ahead & post about the "nothings" of November (my blog is pretty much my journal now, & I hate to leave gaps in time just because we haven't done anything special. Every day life with our family is special, right?!?). Anthon & I do school & go to work. That's it. You're caught up on us. Onto the cute ones, Roman & Sterling!

Sterling is growing up too fast!! He's learned how to hold his own bottle, which is nice if he's hungry when I'm in the middle of something, but I still LOVE snuggling with him while he nurses! It's so great- I may breast feed this kid til he's 5, just sayin'.
See anything new on this little man?? He got his 1st tooth!!   

I honestly don't think he could be any more adorable- inside & out!! He is SUCH a gift!
Even when he does this... 
This has been happening a lot lately...

so he's been getting a lot of baths 
All clean!
I love his little nakey bum!!

Pardon my lack of makeup & overall exhausted appearance, but I ADORE this boy!
Roman is so SWEET! Granted, he has his terrible (rotten, awful, hideous) 2 moments, but inside he really is a kind, sweet, loving boy! I've really been enjoying my time with him! He's been playing outside a lot since we got rid of the dog, & LOVES it!
 Baseball is a must for this kid... & he's pretty good at throwing/hitting a ball, if I do say so, myself!
Rocks. The boy is obsessed with rocks. 

He'll line them up, thrown them, take them with him where ever he goes, & stash them away in safe places...
Like here, in my bed. Along with his quarters & skull whistle.
We just started bathing the boys together & they both seem to really enjoy it... well, most of the time.
Awesome picture, right?
He did say sorry to Sterling once he realized he didn't like having water spit in his face.
He really does love his little brother!
So fresh & so clean- Ready for bed. Bed time is awesome for so many reasons- Our life right now is insane- like barely keeping our heads above water, insane. I love having a few minutes every night, where our family can gather together to pray (& thank the Lord that we survived another day!)! Then, I get to lay with my boys & sing to them while Roman plays with my hair & Sterling nurses, until they both fall asleep. I usually get a much needed cat nap too!! Ahh, bed time is awesome!
Ok, this may have been the longest post in my history of blogging, but then again, it did cover almost an entire month. Anyway, thanks for catching up with us! 2 & 1/2 more weeks of school, then hopefully life will be back to normal... & so will my posts.

Kelly's Baby Shower

We threw a baby shower for my sister-in-law Kelly at the beginning of this month & it was a BLAST to prepare & attend! I was in charge of the decorations & wanted to do something that would be easy & cheap, but would still look good- so I decided to make pom-poms. As I was heading up to the register at Hobby Lobby with all the tissue paper for said pom-poms, I saw the silver garland & knew it was destined to be included. The tissue paper had such a soft texture & the pearls of the garland were an awesome contrast! I LOVE how everything came together!

The entry way: Both sides were lined like this

The "head" of the entry way

Kitchen: may have been my favorite area!

The yummy spread: tri-tip, potato casserole, home made rolls, broccoli salad, & fresh fruit with dip!

The cupcakes: Our dear friend Kim made them & they tasted just as good as they look

Aren't they beautiful?!?

Front of the diaper cake

Back of the diaper cake
Kelly got a lot of SUPER cute gifts!!

 I made her the car seat cover in this picture... I'm SO glad she liked it :)!! We love you, Kelly!! & we can't wait to meet little miss Olivia Paige!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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Monday, November 7, 2011

6 months

I am enjoying every second I have with this boy! He is SO incredibly sweet, patient, & cute!! I love his face- I know he's not chubby at all, but I love his plump cheeks- we call him "Fat-fatty" all the time because of them :). I guess I should write about some of his milestones, huh??
At his Dr. appointment today he was 27in. tall and weighed 15lbs. He's on the same growth curve for height, but dropped a little in weight (I don't understand how that can happen! The kid eats like there's no tomorrow). Speaking of food, he loves rice cereal, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, and ANY kind of fruit. So far he doesn't like peas or corn, but we're working on it. His 1st tooth broke through this weekend & he's trying his hardest to scoot around on the floor. He started saying "Mama", but only says it when he's whining or sad- it's still pretty cute to hear him say it, though! He loves to hear his daddy sing- seriously, the kids face lights up & he can't stop smiling when Anthon sings to him. It's adorable to watch!
I seriously can't believe Sterling is half a year old already! He wasn't an infant for long was he?? & I'm betting his baby phase will go by just as quickly... he'll be a toddler before I know it! SO sad :(. I was thinking the other day about eternal families & how lucky I am to know that I will have mine forever. I love knowing that my children will always be mine! But then, I realized that my boys are going to be adults in the eternities, and it made me SO thankful for the chance I have to know them as children- the sweet, Innocent, adorable little boys that they are! That realization makes me want to cherish every little milestone, even more! This time with them is so precious, and I'm so thankful I have it to spend it with them!

Friday, November 4, 2011

More hair cuts

After Being successful with my first hair cut ever (on Sterling), I decided to try a more difficult subject... a toddler- Roman specifically! It took me longer than Sterling's did, but I guess that's to be expected; Roman has a bigger head & more hair. He was very patient with me, though & did a great job of sitting still. So, what 'cha think?? 
I think he looks super handsome (but I may be slightly biased)!!
 I know it may seem silly, but being able to cut my boys' hair makes me feel very accomplished, independent, & happy. I'm so thankful for this new "life skill" I've been taught!
Watch out, Anthon... you're next ;)!