Thursday, March 31, 2011


Today we went to the Animal Farm for our "Play group". This was our first official one where we ALL came and then some. A while back I mentioned that we had been trying but kids kept getting sick and such. But today everyone came, with a couple extra guests. (Kory took work off to come, I mean really folks its animals, so of course right? Also my dear friend Diana has been here from San Fransisco this week, so her and her mom came as well) It was really fun, I am glad everyone braved the early morning drive to be there.

Two Dudes Diggin the chicks! (Just FYI they are giving these chicks away for free to a good home)


Goats say "BAHHH!"- Axel

Little lambs- The baby lambs were so cute and would come right up to the boys and follow them as they walked along the path, but both boys were pretty nervous about them if they got too close.
This one nibbled on Axel's fingers...
He was not a fanI am pretty sure this is going to be my next haircut....

Holy Cow! This cow was ultra friendly, and thought all the kids were very tasty. Her tongue wrapped all the way around Axel's leg!
And we were trying to get a picture of Felix with the cow since he wasn't as into the animals as the other kids just yet, but since this cow was right on his level we thought it would catch his attention, and it did not disappoint.
This picture is either before/after or during, but it totally licked his entire face!

And he went from ear to ear grin to this, he was NOT a fan.
And Story liked the cow, but she kept her distance when she saw it was giving out kisses, which you would be surprised since this girl hugs just about anyone and everyone.
Hay Ride
We got to go on a Hay Ride, it was lame scenery of nothing but chopped down trees and empty fields, but it was nice to come together and visit...except when Axel and Ashdon almost fell off the back, good thing Ashley grabbed them!

Grandma and Gauge

Kory and Axel
Ashley and Ashdon
Kelli and Felix
Ashley and Klaus (This is Blake's girl in case you are all wondering)
Diana, opal, Me and Dani :) Kass and Story, with the cutest glasses don't you agree?

(And Diana's mom was there, and I thought I took a picture of her but it was with Diana's camera. Dang it! )


Bunny owl, aka Kelli's Bunny: If anyone knows what kind of Bunny this is Kelli wants one. Jail house Rock:
You can't really tell by this picture but there was a tween behind the bars that story thought was so neat. She kept cornering him to give him a hug.
when Axel saw that she was handing out hugs, he booked it out of there, and decided to watch from here instead.
Ducks geese and the like

I can't remember what this animal was, but we learned that they make Cashmere sweaters from her coat and lanolin (which is nipple creme for nursing mothers) We were surprised because her coat was sick...

Axel was really nervous about petting her, we were pretty surprised by that since he loves animals so much.
Maybe he sensed this girls fear, this is where she wanted to sit while we all gathered around it. And Felix just trying to figure it out, or being ready for a nap.AND she was pregnant, so of course I had to take a picture with her...Whose showing more?
1 day shy of 31 weeks
Just hangin out on the picnic table...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

30 weeks and some rocking out

Axel tried out Dad's studio for him, and he had so much fun, that he even decided to dance, which is a new thing for him, and takes A LOT of courage.

I wanted to document my pregnancy with the people I have been pregnant with this time around. I was pretty bad about taking pictures of my belly with Axel, but even worse with this one.

So here I am with some of my pregnant posse at 30ish weeks.

Last Tuesday I took this picture with Ashley at her surprise Baby Shower I helped throw for her
Does everyone agree that I look like I could go into labor any minute? You wouldn't believe we were only a week a part by this picture. Or that two days later this picture was taken...

This is me at a Relief Society Birthday dinner with my Friend/neighbor Kirsten. Our babies are only 3 days a part, and we are both having girls this time. This picture made me feel better knowing that most of my baby bump in the above picture was due to my dress. ha ha

But I also feel like both the ladies in these pictures wear pregnancy better than I do. Aren't they both just glowing? How do I get that "pregnancy glow" everyone talks about.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


I have been "nesting" like crazy, pulling out all of Axel's old newborn stuff, going through it, organizing it, cleaning it, and getting ready for his little baby sister to meet us in 10 weeks!(Maybe a few less)

One of the things I feel is a must for a baby, is a car seat cover, you have all seen them I am sure. When I had Axel they were just popping up, my friend Ashley convinced me to make one for him because she loved hers so much, and she was right. We got together one summer afternoon and she helped me.

I used mine for the first 3 months of his life and loved it. I never had to worry about strangers peering, touching, coughing or spreading their "Swine Flu" or RSV to him. (when we had him, it was "Swine Flu" fever, you couldn't go anywhere with out being reminded that you may or may not get sick and die. Everywhere I went there was a bottle of antibacterial soap on every counter, and hospitals weren't even letting children come visit newborns).

So, I was soo glad to have mine. It also worked great for a sun shade for him for all our family walks. (we used to be big family walkers, something we think we'll start doing again soon now that the studio is....done!)Anyway, I am not supposed to blog about the studio, (but it does look super fantastic.) I am sure Kory will blog about it one day...

I have heard a lot of people complain about their car seat covers since then, but I never had a problem with mine, maybe it was Ashley's clever design, it was the perfect cover and perfect size. But Axel's was very boyish, with punk stars and checker board fabric, so I decided to make Dani her own so people wouldn't think she was a boy, since her name wouldn't help with that either.

You will notice I made it with pale blue, and it's Grey not black, I just can't move away from blue. I can't see myself toting around anything pink, clothes are fine on our baby, but you can find pretty feminine prints in other colors these days. And I thought doing the ruffles on it would make it ultra feminine. What do you think?

Also, our car seat didn't come with anything to protect his little neck from getting scratched by the belt, so after a few of his first trips in the car I threw together some and they worked out great. But somewhere I lost one of them so I made a new pair to match her cover for baby girl. And they are reverse-able! SNAP, I am so clever...
When I saw this car seat all cleaned and ready to go, it kinda made me choked up thinking about bringing a new baby into the world, and carrying her home in this some day. I remember bringing Axel home it was such an amazing day...but also full of the "unknown" but it all worked out.

I also made up another little summer dress for her. This one I think will fit her as a newborn a little better. :) (In case any of you are wondering I altered the yellow dress to fit her better for this summer hopefully. I took it in quite a bit and it looks like it may just fit a small newborn now) We will see.
It only took me under 3/4 of a yard of fabric so it was just under 5 dollars to make, it did take a night or two to make, but worth the time. I went to Park City with a few friends the other day and fell in love with about a dozen of the dresses at Old Navy. They were all over 15, but they were all so cute, and tiny and delicate, but obviously I couldn't get any of them. I'm an if its over 5 dollars for kids clothes I just can not justify buying it. And I am pretty good about shopping the clearance rack and finding jammies and tees for a buck. But everything was soo soo SOO adorable.

The top ties around her shoulders, I am sure it would make sense on her

So we are getting closer and closer to being ready, I feel better now that I have a couple of the important stuff cleaned. We have a lot to go on the bigger stuff like the kids room and such but that is something Kory has to do not me. I just get to nag him. :)

I have a whole lot more dresses cut out and ready to be sewn together for this weekend, however turns out Axel has Strep! It was the weirdest thing too, it came out of nowhere, one minute he was running around playing the next he was asking to go to bed, and spiked a fever of 103, then he was having a hard time breathing while he tried to sleep. So we were kinda worried. We took him in only because it was very out of the ordinary for him, but I am soo glad we did, except for when he threw up all over Kory in the waiting room, or when he screamed bloody murder when the nurse tried to put the oxygen sensor on his foot. But he ended up falling asleep in my arms in the room to me singing to him some of his Backyardigan songs, even in his delirious state he couldn't help but say "ARRR" at his favorite part. Bless his heart. After a very long nap he seems to be feeling better, hopefully in a day or two he will be back to his happy self.