Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Today Kory turns 30...

30! Isn't that bizarre!? I think so! I don't have a lot of time to write this but here are 30 reasons why we love Kory. These are in no particular order....

30. He is a fantastic father
29. He is a great husband
28. He is a honorable son
27. He is a fun uncle
26. He is a loving brother
25. He has a great love of the Gospel
24. He is patient
23. He is kind
22. He is giving
21. Service is a BIG part of who he is as a person
20. He is a hard worker
19. He is talented musician
18. He is creative
17. He has a good attitude, the cup is always full with him
16. He has fantastic hair
15. He has the prettiest eyes and long long LONG lashes!
14. He has a smoking hot body, but you'll never catch him taking pictures of it with his cell phone :)
13. He is SO funny
12. He is very good at racquetball
11. He has a great knowledge of the gospel
10. He would do anything for anyone before himself
9. He LOVES his family... all 2,000 of them
8. He has a testimony of the church
7. He reads to Axel everynight and puts him to bed
6. He likes playing games
5. He is dependable
4. He will dance with me
3. He likes to snuggle
2. He is great to the dogs
1. Because he loves and takes such good care of us.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a good day today!

Now everyone quick write a little something to wish this guy a happy 30! lets see if we can get 30 comments!

Monday, September 26, 2011

"Happy Happy Birthday Birthday Crayonma"

That is what Axel said all day yesterday, as yesterday was his mamma's mamma's birthday. And as many of you know, he is really into birthday's right now. He even was ok with going to a birthday party and not getting a gift. He just had fun playing with all his cousins, and then his favorite part watching grandma blow out ALL those candles, again and again and again. (Why do trick candles never get old?)

When "crayonma"(as Axel says it) couldn't do it, she had a swarm of little boys to her rescue. We quickly put an end to that before too much spit got on the cake. But it was a good day, for a very good lady, who we love greatly.

Even though I am a day late on here, I know she will check it, so Happy Birthday Momma! We love you to pieces and are so glad we have you!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Woodland Creatures

A few weeks ago, we were invited to a fun birthday bash for our nephew Felix. I waited for Kelli to post about it, but she took too long...

When we told Axel we were going to a birthday party, he was SO excited, he sang "Happy Birthday" the whole way there. Being so close to his birthday, we were really worried he would be upset he didn't get to take any of the presents home. Luckily my sister inlaw brought him a birthday gift, so I am pretty sure this is what he will expect at all birthdays.

My sister in-law went way above and beyond, she gave me crap for my birthday party but I think the fact that she sewed a party mask for every single guest shows that she way out did me or anything I would ever do, she had to have made like 20 masks. So she can't give me crap anymore. Not to mention the cake and the other decor was all just adorable.

Axel absolutely loved his skunk mask and wore it the entire time.

The best part was when Ashdon ran up to Axel in his mask and Axel didn't know it was him and he panicked and was super scared, and started to run away and Ashdon lifted his mask off his eyes and said "Axel Axel, it's me it's me, Ashdon!" in his cute little voice, relieved it was Ashdon and not a scary woodland creature attacking him he squealed and they both started giggling and chasing each other like they always do. 

All the guests had so much fun with her masks, and the best part was we got to take them home! Axel, and Story both played with them all week long.

Here are some of the pictures I took from the party. I figured she would want to blog about all her decor so I just thought I would just post the pics of the guests that I took.

The birthday boy Felix was soo cute in his little raccoon get up that his momma made him.
 When I was going through the pictures I thought who is this little girl I don't know any 5 year olds? Then I was like Oh my that is syd! She is soo old and grown up looking!
 This is the point where Ashdon was convincing Axel that it was just him in that disguise :)
 Axel once he found out it was just Ashdon :)
 Cutest little raccoon snoozing away
Baby Nixon with his papa
 Axel LOVED his mask and wore it the whole time. (this is his new "Cheese" face.)
 Whooo whoo is that stinking cute owl you ask? Baby Gauge in all his cuteness. 
 Story and Baby Gurl!

 Our little family
 She woke up eventually
 Axel wearing his mask home along with playing happily with his new Robots from Aunt Rainey

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I threw up pictures....

These were from Labor Day, I wish I would have gotten some pictures of the rad bike Ashley's husband nick built, oh well, maybe someone else did?

Axel passed out on the way there, so we moved him to a blanket on the lawn so he could have a good nap, and then we moved the blanket and he still slept.

Ash and baby Nixon
 Gauge lovin the grass
 Ashdon lovin Gauge
 And Felix working on his walking skills

Earlier this month we had a play date with some cousins, Ashley, Ashdon and Baby Nixon came over on Thursday when I tend Kassie's kids it was very loud at our house all day, but boy did these kids have fun playing together!

Best buddies, this couldn't be more true, Axel loves Ashdon, and is always asking to go to Ashdon's home. 
Story is such a good sport to play with all these boys, I can't wait for Dani to get older she and Story will have to stick together! 
For some reason they decided we needed to clean our back yard! 

Axel and his bucket

That pool gets kinda crowded with 3 kids! just wait until next summer when there is 6 toddlers! 

Story is often found sitting on our bench playing with all the heart figures :) 
A little after we played outside we came inside and Ashdon and Axel  were found hanging out on this chair playing with their cars :)

This was pretty much what the day was like :) 

A few weeks ago my mom's work had a carnival. It was really fun, my sister had just gotten back from Arkansas as well, it was fun to see her and her kids again after the long summer. We missed having them around

Axel enjoying all the treats by the trash can.
 Grandma showing off her new baby girl grand daughter, she only has a few of these so they get pretty spoiled :)
 Axel really wanted to climb the bouncy house but got to scared, luckily Aislynn took him through once.
 Hinkley and Nicolas
 Our picnic lunch
 Baby girl
 spider man
 Axel got a basketball painted on his hand
 This kid walks now! Crazy
 Ah Hinkley such a sweet heart
 At the end of August Ashley and I made a trip to Cherry Hill to spend the day, only to find out it was Freaking CLOSED already! luckily the nice lady at the KOA there, let us swim in the KOA pool. The boys were satisfied but kept asking to go to the pirate ship :(
 The water was too cold for these two munchkins to get in
 They love sitting by each other on the beach chairs! I can't count how many pictures I have to these two snuggling together, and it never gets old!
 Axel rested his head on ashdons shoulder at one point! we were dying
 This is Dani's cousin Khloe she is a couple months younger than her, but they weigh about the same. Dani is a bit taller though. And obviously Khloe has a lot more hair. we have hair envy :) 
 that's a lot of pink wouldn't you say?

 Cute cute girls

Sunday, September 11, 2011

3 months a few weeks ago...

I wrote this post a few weeks ago, but didn't upload it....

Holy crap where did the last 3 months go?!

I can not believe my little girl is already 3 months! She is growing up so fast!

She is such a GOOD baby. I'm serious too, she hardly ever cries. And when she does it's kinda funny because it sounds soooo fake and forced, like someone is saying whaaaa whaaa whaaaa. We laugh every time. And usually she will quickly change her tune if you pick her up. Unless it's bedtime, then all she wants you to do is put her to bed, and if you even dare try to snuggle with her she will get irate. Again my kind of kid. She is so much like me :)

Some of the things she has been doing lately...

She has turned into a gigglly girl now. Mostly it is for Daddy, all he has to do is look at her and she will start to giggle. It is pretty adorable, or when we change her, she is so ticklish on her shoulders, it kills me every time to hear her laugh. Each day she does a little more, and as many of you know, baby laughter is probably my most favorite sound in the world. NOTHING cheers me up quicker.

She has always been an excellent sleeper, with very few feedings in the night since she was tiny. At first I thought it was because we kept her in our bed. Something I decided we would just not even try to fight since we tried so hard with Axel and nothing ever worked. But because she wanted her space and was such a wiggle worm we kicked her out and and after about a week, she is now sleeping completely through the night. Usually from 9 or 10 until 6 or 7:30 . It is really nice to have her be such a good sleeper. And she doesn't cry when she wakes either, she just sits there and sucks at her hands and grunts. I think that is why she is sleeping through the night because I don't hear her wake up anymore and my body has stopped making milk at that time to wake me. (I had a few nights were I was just drenched because she didn't wake me up). We are pretty happy that she sleeps so well. It is such a blessing. We will be moving her into Axel's room soon probably but that makes me really nervous.

She has pretty good control of her little hands. She can move them around and get them in her mouth when she wants too.

She loves kicking her feet. Today infact she discovered she can really move them and she just layed on our bed kicking her feet as fast as she could then she would just smile all big at me. Too cute.

AS you can tell we are totally head over heals for her.

She is also the little chatter box now. The other morning she woke up and just was chatting away at her little mobile animals.

She is so petite, she still fits in her newborn t's. Because she has such narrow shoulders. She got that from me. Unfortunately nothing will ever fit her...

Don't forget to look at the post below....