Saturday, October 29, 2011

happy birthday reese!

reese turned 3 on october 20. he was so excited for his birthday. he had been talking and asking about it for weeks. we had made a paper chain for him to tear off some everyday until his birthday. i think it helped him understand that we can't just pick our birthday. we decorated the house and had family over for cake and ice cream. it wasn't anything too fancy but it was really a perfect birthday for him this year.
 these pictures are from his birthday morning. brad had to be at school all day and i had to work so we let him open up his presents before he left. 
we gave reese this kitchen for his birthday. 
at his party. opening presents. 

at three reese loves:
ipads (he got a leap pad for his birthday)
pirates booty
PBJ sandwiches
talking about hiking in the mountains
singing "popcorn popping in the acorn tree" and lots of other songs
his favorite show is My Big Big Friend
he loves to play "Monster"

Thursday, October 27, 2011


last week i was 36 weeks. dialated to a 1.5 and 50% efaced.
yesterday i was 37 weeks. dialated to a 2.5 and 70% efaced....
i don't think this baby is going to make it to my scheduled induction on 11.11.11
i think she will be here more around 11.1.11. crazy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

the leg story

last night reese was jumping on the trampoline and got bounced and landed funny. after he stopped crying, i put him down and he wouldn't put any weight on his leg and resorted to crawling. he crawled or hobbled around for long enough that i was thinking of taking him to the instacare. well, since it was sunday they were all closed, so i told him that if his leg still hurt tomorrow we would take him to the doctor.

he looked up at me and said, "but mom, i don't want them to saw it off!!!"

i started to laugh and reassured him that they wouldn't ever have to take it off. the poor thing was totally worried about it. then we told him about aunt patty and how she didn't have a leg. it was quite the little conversation. he is such a tender hearted little one.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

sweet little nursery

the quilt is finally finished! i think it turned out gorgeous. perfect for our little girl. i love how all the fabrics fit together and i love how they tie all the elements in the nursery together too. this is the first quilt that i have made all on my own and i love it. i hope it stays in my family forever.


last weekend brad and i celebrated eight years together... how time flies by! don't mind me in all my pregnant glory! it was brad's year to surprise me and he planned an amazing weekend. first i went to my class (way to kill every saturday this semester) then we went and dropped off reese with my parents. he took me to a new restaurant in salt lake called vinto. it was very trendy, kind of an organic italian place. then we went and checked into our room, at hotel montaco. i have always wanted to stay there! it was so chic, i really liked it, our room was cozy and had two tvs. we spent some time there and then headed off for another surprise. he took me to the desert star and we watched their new play hunk-cules. it was hilarious. we laughed a lot. at the end they do this thing where they ask about birthdays and anniversaries and all that stuff, so brad told them it was our 8th anniversary. well, they wanted us to get up and dance and i was like, i can't i am too big... (this place is crowded!) after the song was over the annoucer totally called me out on it! he went on for a few minutes and after that i kept getting so nervous that he would make me get up on stage... thank goodness he didn't, because i would have died! it was quite entertaining though. after the show we ran to the grocery store and bought some treats. we went back to our room and snacked and watched a movie. it was really nice to get away and just do something alone together.

tuesday was our actual anniversary so after work and shcool we decided to go to salt lake and eat at the macaroni grill. that tends to be our tradition and since we didn't go there on saturday we thought it would be nice. we brought reese with us. afterwards we took reese to temple square because he always asks if big buildings are temples, so we wanted him to see it. he was totally fascinated with all the water fountains and especially the reflection pool. he also petted some of the horses. when we got home and got reese to bed we read our ten things to one another. they have definitely evolved over the years. it used to be all lovey-dovey and now it has turned into more of a memory list. which is nice and sad at the same time. i love my anniversary more every year and i really love that we have made traditions that are special. brad is an amazing husband and father and i am grateful for him everyday.