Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Brooklyn's Playground

There is a brand new playground here in Pocatello. You can find out all about Brooklyn here. The whole town of Pocatello pitched in and donated money and time to help build this awesome playground for kids of all ages. The cool part about it though is that it is handy-cap accessible, and has a soft ground for my Lucy so its not so hard on her poor knees. We went for the first time today and I will probably be going back every nice day that we have! I love it, and so does Lucy Lu



Her favorite part was the drums... She kept coming back to them!





Monday, March 26, 2012

Phone purge

These are just pictures that have been taken with my phone....

I sat Jake up on the couch and told Lucy to watch him. I went into the kitchen and Lucy started laughing hysterically... I came out to find this, Jake making out with her doll :)



We recently purchased a double jogger stroller so that I can take the kids out with me while I walk.
Jake falls asleep every time, and Lucy loves to watch her surroundings. Plus, any chance to be next to her brother makes her happy.


  Isn't this boy the sweetest??


First taste of rice cereal. He hasn't quite got the hang of it, but we are in no rush...


We also deep cleaned the kids' room. These are before and after pics.....

Before.....

  After.....
 Before....

After...


So there you have it.

Friday, March 23, 2012

i don't know.(personal)

I need more friends. I miss having friends. Don't get me wrong, Tyler is the best friend I could ask for. but he is gone a lot. I miss My friends I use to have, back when life was simple and we were all on the same page. I have grown up and lost touch, even with the ones i thought would never forget me. The reality is, that is how I feel. forgotten, by the people closest to me, people who I called my "best friends", I don't even think they give me a second thought anymore. I use to be such a social butterfly, i don't know what happened. Somewhere I lost that. Maybe its a self confidence issue, but what happened to them, you know the ones that said they would always be there? Seems everyone is gone. I hate doing things by myself. When I get my "me" time, I have to spend it alone, and I know that is kinda the point, but really all I want is a good girlfriend to shop with or have some lunch with. Don't tell me to go to church either, because I have been. Its not working. The one "friend" that I do have has been busy with her kids and traveling, and she is moving next month. Its times like these where I just wish I lived closer to family. I am missing my sisters tonight.

Any other new young Mom feel like this, or ever have moments like this, please comment, so I know I am not alone. i think I need to go to bed...(sigh)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Imagine how this would smell.... yeah my house smells heavenly right now!





 Yummy cupcakes, Owl city and sunshine today!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lucy's 1st dentist visit

Lucy had her first dentist appointment yesterday! The office that we chose is one that is geared towards kids. I was super nervous when they told me that parents aren't allowed to be with them during the exam. I am always with Lucy when she has to be poked and prodded... always. We debated whether or not to switch dentists, but we decided to just see what it is like. The parents have to sit in the waiting room while they take the kids back and do the x-rays, exam and cleaning, then they call you back to talk to you about everything. I was so nervous for her. I am not a huge fan of the dentist. I never went until I was like 14, and then I had to have A TON of work done. I have never had an appointment without bad news. When they called her name, she went back with them, her head held high. Sometimes I think with everything that she has been through has been a blessing in her temperment. She is such a strong independent girl. Lucy is so brave! So after like 45 minutes they called me back, of course she couldn't wait to show me all the cool things she got. She did so good! they just loved her, I don't know why I am surprised, everyone loves her!

So the results, I had been concerned about this little spot on her front tooth that she has had pretty much since her tooth came in. they told me that it was the tiny start of a cavity. but other than that she was cavity free! Yay! They told me that we should start saving for braces though, not a big deal, Tyler and I both had them, so we were sort of expecting that. So we just have to go get that tooth fixed in a couple of weeks, then its every 6 months from then on. I think i was way more nervous about it than she was! I am so proud of her!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

4 Months!

we made it to 4 months, and I must say, JAKE IS A DREAM BABY! He is always happy! all he needs is a full belly and a clean diaper and he is ready for anything! He is sleeping through the night even... (8pm to 7am) at least he has been on that schedule every day this week. He has started laughing, it is the cutest thing ever. His 4 month appointment isn't until April 2nd, so I don't have any of his stats. I will post them later.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Jake Laughing.

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He LOVES his big sister. So far this is the 2nd time he has REALLY laughed. The first time was last night when Ty had him, and i couldn't get the camera working fast enough. He is just so stinkin' cute I can't stand it!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hatcher's Rodeo

Today we had the awesome pleasure of joining in on Hatcher's Rodeo Benefit. if you don't know, Hatcher is Tyler's cousin's son. He has had 4 heart surgeries in his short 4 years of life. He has Plastic bronchitis, and is still fighting for his life. Pocatello and Bannock County fairgrounds helped put on this Rodeo in his name. There were Bull riders from all over the country, silent auctions, live auctions, lots of fun things for little kids to do. All the money goes to Hatcher's Charity. It was such an awesome thing to be apart of. This little cowboy is so inspirational, Keep Fighting Hatcher... we love you!


Here are some pictures from the event.....




 Hatcher and his Dad, Randy...

 Lucy getting her face painted


Its a face of a dog... in case you were wondering :)


 Here is a video of one of the bull riders..
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Lucy and Hatcher tried their hand at catching the bulls!!




This is all of the bull riders, i think there was like 30 of them!



One of the items in the live auction... it says "Hatcher" and "#8"


Uncle Shane and Jake


Steve and Mckenna Dutcher, and their baby, Lincoln


Aunt Kate's turn... After 3 hours with him in the front carrier, my back had had it.


If you look close you can see the Wheatley fam. Pretty great moment.


Thanks for letting us be apart of your day Hatcher!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Incredible Machine

I went on a walk today. A very LONG and fast walk. There is an awesome trail by my apartment and it pretty much leads to the middle of nowhere. This walk made me realize a few things. One... I am REALLY out of shape. haha... at the very beginning I was out of breath and already cramping. but I kept going. I kept going for an hour and a half! I walked, and walked. Even though my legs hurt and my lungs hurt i kept going. There is one thing about being in the middle of nowhere, it makes you think. i have been so boggled down by my self image. i HATE the way I look right now. I HATE the way I feel. But... this song came on my iPod, and I realized  that yes... MY BODY is incredible. I look this way because my husband and I made a baby... MY BODY that I am hating, made TWO babies! That is incredible... I need to just stop and think about all of the positives in my life... and there are SOOOO many positives. My two children are so freaking adorable. My husband loves me and is my best friend. He really loves me, no matter what I do, no matter what I look like. I am so Lucky for that. He has an Awesome job, and for the first time since we have been married, we can pay our bills, all of our bills, and have money left over for a savings. We are far away from owning a house, but we are okay with that. I get to stay home with my children and raise them. I get to laugh with them and tickle them everyday! That is lucky. While listening to this song, i realized the only negative thing... which was my body image, is not a negative! It gave me the two most amazing things in our lives. So for right now, I am going to just continue with my eating and exercise and not focus on what I LOOK like. I love my life and that is what matters.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I am so in love with my children lately. Lucy is so sweet and eager to help with whatever I need, and she still gives the best hugs and loves to cuddle. She loves to feed her brother, and talk to him. 



Jake is very interested in his sister. Everywhere she goes, his eyes follow! He loves to listen to her sing and loves to watch her dance. She is the only one that has gotten him to laugh.

I cannot get enough of this sweet boy! He really was such a great blessing to us and an awesome addition to our family. He brightens up my morning. Everytime he sees me he gives me the biggest smile. He knows who his momma is!