Monday, March 19, 2018

Hunter turns 3

My baby turned 3!
I cannot believe he has been in our lives for 3 years!
I love him so much!

I won a birthday party at the aquarium so we got to do that the Saturday before.
Luckily we celebrated early and he thought that was his birthday 
because the next day he started getting a cough/cold that then lasted almost 2 weeks!
So on his actual birthday we just stayed home and had pizza for dinner.

Hunter is such a sweet, smart, funny, sensitive little guy. 
He's usually happy and such a good boy.
He's so handsome with those baby blue eyes and perfect little smile.
I am so thankful to be his mom and we love him so much!

Happy birthday my sweet boy!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

four months

16 pounds
rolls back to tummy
found her toes
grabs and holds toys
loves patterns and textures and scratching them
loves her bath and splashes like crazy
has her first cold
we love her more everyday

Friday, March 2, 2018

night out

We got a Fleming's gift card so we decided to splurge and go on a fancy date.
We spent way more than our gift card but it was worth it!

It was so fun to be out just the two of us and enjoy a nice long, quiet dinner!
We reminisced on the last 6 years and all that has happened.

We really need to go out more often sans kids!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Arizona sunshine

Ryan got a week off of work when we had Siena but could use it within 3 months.
So we decided to wait and do something fun when we had adjusted a little more to life.

We decided to make the drive to Arizona to see Ryan's family.
We left January 14th right after church.

We broke up the drive on the way down.
The kids were so good!
Hunter loved having his own big bed.

And snacks, toys  and shows...

We didn't have  full agenda, just went to relax and hang out.

We went to the Botanical Gardens one day.
It was fun walking around seeing all the beautiful plants.

We were so hungry after so we found a little burger place for some dinner.

On the 17th we went to a park by Alicia's house for a picnic and the kids to play.
Then Ryan and I left our kids for a little getaway to celebrate our anniversary.

We went to Frye's and Last chance.
We spent way to long shopping, even for me!

We stayed at the Grand Canyon University Hotel that night.
We ate at the restaurant there, swam in the amazing outdoor pool and hot tub
and fell asleep early watching Dateline.
Living the life without kids!

The next day we went to the Mesa Temple.
It was beautiful.

We walked around the temple grounds after picking citrus of all kinds.
It's legal but felt like we were doing something bad!

Then we headed to the Organ Stop Pizza for dinner 
and met up with everyone else.
It was a fun night, Hunter LOVED it.
He still talks about it!

Our one attempt all week at a cousins photo.
We clearly should have tried again...

On the 19th we went to a fun park that had a train ride.
We had a picnic, rode the train and then played at one of the many playgrounds.

That night we had a fire and roasted hot dogs.
It was so nice being outside!

Our last day was spent escaping in record time...
Not really, but it was a fun activity for the morning.

Then we just all hung out at the house to relax before our big drive home.
Unfortunately it was cooler and rainy so we had to stay in most of the day.

Sunday we woke up and headed home.
We decided to make the drive in one day.
It was a long day but with a few stops the kids were really good 
and we made it home in about 12 hours.

What a fun week with this little family of four!
Thanks to the Sorensen's for having us and taking care of us!