Friday, September 26, 2008

Eleven Months

Only one more month until my baby is one! It's so hard to believe. No major milestones this month for Max. He's crawling all over the place and emptying cupboards at record speed. He pulls himself up to a stand, but has no idea what he's suppose to do once he's there. He's jabbering more and more and has developed the most annoying high-pitched squeal. He always saves that for the most opportune times, like right in the middle of the sacrament or when we're in a restaurant. We're on the count down now for the big birthday, so if anyone has any wonderful "1st birthday" cake ideas, send them my way!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Have I created a Monster?

Growing up, I always imagined having a little girl and having her be a cheerleader. I was so excited when I found out that she was old enough to do the junior cheer clinics this year and even more excited that she wanted to do it! She went for four days of "instruction" and cheered her little heart out. Her and her friend Ainslee (Sadie's little girl for all of you CHS alums), were quite the little cheerleaders. Sadie and I laugh about these two little girls cheering together (Sadie and I cheered together for four years), and wonder if we really want to put ourselves through all of the drama. Ever since the clinic (which was about a month ago), Q will walk around our house singing bandsongs and saying, "fire it up, Redmen" or "na, na, na, hey, go Redmen!". Love it, love it.

Q and A striking their "gangsta" pose!

This is a little movie clip of the divas doing their thing. Totally for the grandmas. Don't feel obligated to watch it. You don't actually have to be in rhythm to make the squad, do you?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jump On It!

Over Labor Day, Treyson had a baseball tournament in Utah county, so we hauled the family up for some baseball games, shopping (too little if you ask me!), and some fun with our family and friends. Both mine and Nate's brothers and their families live up there so we were able to spend some time with them. Thanks again Cam and Jamie for the yummy Sunday dinner. Does it get any better than dutch oven potatoes? I think not. You are the pro, Cameron!

On Monday, we met up with our friends, the Cooks, and their cute family. They use to live in our neighborhood, but moved up to American Fork two years ago. Their guy Kaden, and our Tanner, were the best of friends while they lived here, and luckily, they still really like each other! It's so fun to watch them together. At first, they're really shy, but within a few minutes, they pick up right where they left off. The Cooks took us to a fun place in Lehi called, Jump On It. It is wall to wall trampolines! There's a small section (about 12 tramps) for kids under four feet, and then a bigger section (more bouncy and about 20 tramps) for bigger kids. Everyone had a blast! Even the adults are able to get out there and bounce away! We got laughing so hard and had such a great time catching up. Thanks, Cooks, for the fun time!

First and Ten, Baby...

Tanner started football a couple of weeks ago and is loving it! Treyson played for a few years, but last year decided that he didn't care that much for it. I didn't care one way or another if Tanner played. Even though it's "flag" football, there's always tackling involved, and really, who wants to see their six-year-old get tackled? Despite my "warnings", Tanner was all for it. He's only had two games so far, but we've loved going out and watching him play. He got Nate's speed, so generally, if he gets the ball, he can make it down the field for a touchdown. He's not super tall (shocking, I know), so we always laugh to see what big kid he's up against. I just hope it stays warm long enough for us to get through the season!

Monday, September 8, 2008


A couple of weeks ago, Nate's grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding annniversary. I'm absolutely amazed. Sixty years seems like a very long time to me (heck, I'm proud that we hit #12. See below). We had a great time getting together with Nate's siblings and extended family. The family has gotten so big and spread out, that it's very rare that we all get together. All of the great-grandkids sang a few primary songs. Quincy was way excited because she loves to sing. Half-way through the second song, she got nailed in the mouth with a toy from a fellow grandchild. Needless to say, she didn't get much singing in after that. Nate's grandparents were thrilled to see everyone, so I'm glad that we were able to be there. Only 48 more to go and Nate and I will have a big pary too. You're all invited.

Tanner, Quincy, and their cousin Evan-striking a pose!

How can I not post a picture of my blue-eyed baby?


I just wanted to tell Nate "Happy Anniversary" (yesterday)! It's hard to believe that twelve years has passed already. We both feel so lucky that no major crisis have occured. We've experienced four babies, four homes, five cars, two cities, and countless fun times together. I'm so grateful to have him in my life and can't wait to see what the future brings us. I love you!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's All About Q

Life at our house has kind of revolved around Quincy the last couple of days (wait, did I say days? I guess it's actually been the last 3+ years, but that's a whole different story!). My little girl is growing up and doing BIG girl things! (Warning: there is picture overload in this post!)
Yesterday was her first day of ballet and she couldn't be more excited! She absolutely adores Miss Vandi and hasn't stopped talking about her. She's been talking about starting dance for more than a year, but we had to wait until she was three. I loved seeing her cute, little toddler body in a leotard and tights. Too stinking cute! I've always enjoyed watching my boys do their sports, but watching my little girl do something that I've always loved was a different kind of feeling. Ok, I'm getting too sentimental now. Time to move on to the next subject...

Quincy started preschool this morning! I thought she'd been excited for dance, but this was 10 times the excitement! She's been counting down to her first day since the boys started up, so we're so glad to finally have this day here. I thought only bigger kids did this, but for the last two weeks, she's been looking at her clothes in her closet trying to decide what to wear today. It makes this mom smile. She goes twice a week to Mrs. Woolsey's with nine other three-year-olds. I now have Tuesday and Thursday mornings with just Max and his nap time. Kind of nice. I might actually get a few things accomplished! If only I didn't miss her...