Thursday, December 30, 2010


We had a great Christmas, we stayed here at home and enjoyed Santa visiting our house. Nathan was surprised that he left a cookie on the plate, so Nathan enjoyed eating that Christmas morning. The kids got spoiled (holy cow Mom and Dad, I think we will restrict presents to one per kid next year!). We didn't get them much but between grandparents and Santa, soo much! They had fun and it was fun watching Nathan be so surprised and having fun.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Nathan turns 4

I can't believe Nathan turned 4! He is getting so old and so fast. He is such a great big brother and loves to play with Alex. He is very independent in lots of things that he does. I love that he can get a drink of water for himself and Alex. Buckle himself in the car, get his shoes on, get dressed...just to name a few. He likes going to preschool and sometimes I can't believe the things that he knows. It makes me laugh when we are talking about something or walking around in the store and he'll say "I saw that on my tv today." He knows how to turn the TV on and during quiet time he will watch "qubo" and sees the infomercials. Just makes me laugh. What a kid! Love him!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Card

Monday, November 1, 2010

A recent project...Growth Chart

With the help of my Mom, I made this cute growth chart. It is a board with 4 sheets of paper Mod podged on, and some vinyl lines/lettering on top. I think it turned out pretty good. Thanks for helping me get started Mom! :) (I really did it all by myself--I just needed some prodding to get started---PROMISE!)
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween...Spooky :)

Nathan wanted to be Buzz this year for Halloween, so since I already had cowboy stuff for Alex, he was Woody--not an exact one I know, but it works. I decided to coordinate John and I, so I was Bo Peep and Nathan wanted John to be Rex...however I did NOT want to try to make that, so I bought some army stuff for the Army guy :) We had fun and Nathan was fearless trick or treating. He got out of the car and rang doorbells all by himself while I waited in the car. I was impressed. I got Alex out a few times and he was SO happy to be holding his pumpkin bucket. He did not want to let go. :) He knows the good stuff already--is that bad? He got into his candy before we got home, it was good times!

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Pumpkin Fun

Had to go pick out pumpkins, then we had to carve one....during the process I was wondering WHY??? But it turned out good and Nathan had fun :)
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Just some cuteness from Alex :)

At his 15 month checkup, he was having fun playing in the toy cupboard in the exam room. Kept him entertained til the Dr. came in :)
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nathan: Preschool and Soccer

My little boy is growing up (tear)! Haha, I was talked into doing a co-op preschool with some ladies in my ward, so far so good--it hasn't been at my house yet though! Nathan was a little hesitant to go at first "I won't have any fun at all!" But he has enjoyed it every day.
He started Soccer today, and I was surprised at how well he kicked the ball and ran up and down the field. He even played goalie at one point. He was very hesitant to steal the ball from the other team ( he is very passive, so I guess I can understand), and he freaked out for a minute or two when he fell down and get knee'd in the head. Otherwise, he had a great time and started crying when the game was over because he wanted to play longer! I had to reassure him that he would get to play again, so no biggie!

On another note...yesterday I left Nathan sitting at the table eating a hot dog while I went to take a shower. Alex was already down for a nap, and I do that all the time, so I had no worries. When I got out of the shower, Nathan was NOWHERE to be found. I searched the house twice, the front and back yard twice, and then I really started to panic. I called my sis-in-law (Thanks Xan!) and ran to my neighbors house. My neighbor came over to help me look for him and as we were going through the house again, I moved some pillows that were strewn across my floor (which Nathan had been playing in earlier that day), and saw Nathan's foot sticking out. He had fallen asleep under the pillows while I was still in the shower--WHAT? he rarely takes naps these days-let alone at 12:30. Guess he is worn out from preschool? WOW, I was so relieved. SO scary!

Alex's 1st Haircut

He didn't freak out one bit which kind of surprised me...
Here is his mass (matted) curls on the back of his head that everyone said I just could never cut! Oops...they were just getting so disgusting...when wet, reminded me of a mullet-yuck!
He was seriously SO GOOD!
No curls anymore :( But he looks stinking handsome, and he doesn't have anymore weird 4 inch long pieces of hair on the top of his head :)
His curls that I saved of course!

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Time Out for Women

So fun to go with the ladies in my fam (minus Megan since she had a bear of two tests to take :( . We'll have to go again it was so fun! And spiritual too :)

Christa (Jarom's wife)

Kenz, and my Grandma Thompson
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My animal lover

We got to ride the pony at my cousin's house. Melisha got us all set up and Alex really liked it. He also loved the chickens-he got pecked (I think) at one point and didn't like them for about 5 seconds. He got over it pretty fast he liked them so much. He also loved their dog. I've decided he is an animal lover. Not good when he has a mom like me...not so much an animal lover. Good thing we have friends with pets/animals right?
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Down on the Farm

Showing off the awesome potatoes. Nathan was so enthralled with the farm this year. We got to see the Potato harvester in action and the bean harvester/combine. Nathan was so amazed with how everything worked and would just stare-figuring it out in his head and watching in AWE!

Alex just loved playing in the dirt and REFUSED to look at the camera.

Nathan holding the beans that Grandpa taught him how to spit. Too funny!
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Friends for like EVER! :)

It's true, we've been friends since least since my birth since I'm the youngest :) Jamie got married a couple of weeks ago and Savanna and I were able to be there with her. So good to see her married in the Temple. As friends, we definitely had our rocky times in high school and such, but here we are all grown up and still friends!
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Parma fun

Gotta ride on a tractor :)
Or in a truck...

We always have so much fun going to see Grandma and Grandpa in Parma--as well as the Aunts and Uncle there too. We went down for a Bridal shower for my friend Jamie (yay, so excited for her!), and then I left the kids there while I went to Girl's camp for a few days and then headed to Provo for the Academy of LDS dentists with John. Had a blast!!
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