Wednesday, February 3, 2016


This little champ went to preschool today. I asked him if I could take his picture, and he said yes. When I told him to smile, I got this:
He also wanted to go have his picture taken with Alvin and Damian, his two buddies. This is what I got.
Yes, Alvin has a bucket on his head. Yes, they are 3 year olds! But they are pretty cute and I am glad that Davis has good friends.
Here are some of the questions that Davis asked me about preschool:
  • Will you drop me off?
  • Will Curious George be there? (we read a book about Curious George's first day of school, and he REALLY wanted Curious George to be there)
  • Will Thomas be there? (Because we can't go anywhere without Thomas!)
  • Will they have books?
It was a raging success though! Davis loved it and had so much fun! Yay!

While Davis was gone, Reagan and I went to go see her Daddy at his school:
She is our snuggle bug!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Reagan gets tubes!

One of the many bonuses of living in Idaho Falls is that we live super close to a doctor . . . and one who loves my kids! And doesn't charge more than a hug and a kiss! It is seriously super handy to just be able to call Grandpa when my kids need help . . . or get ear infections.
When Reagan was first born, we were excited that she didn't have as many ear infections as Davis. Quickly, that became not the case any more. Reagan's main problem is that her ear infections never seem to clear up. And she usually gets a diaper rash from them as well.
At the end of 2015, Grandpa said that she was quickly becoming a tubes-worthy patient. I had him check to see if the infection had cleared early in January. Indeed, it had not. Instead of ANOTHER round of antibiotics, Grandpa said to call the doctor and get tubes put in, which he of course obliged to for his old partner.
So, I took Reagan to the hospital in the wee hours of morning, while Chris stayed home with a sleeping Davis. When we got back, we were both exhausted, and Davis had just woken up. It was a tiring day, but at least we got it done!
 In the waiting room
 I remembered from Davis getting tubes that they have a little wagon in pre-surgery to pull babies around in. It's the perfect thing for a confused and antsy baby who doesn't want to sit still in a room. She LOVED being pulled around by Mommy.
Waking up from surgery

Friday, January 8, 2016

Reagan one year stats

Weight: 19 pounds, 9 ounces. 39th percentile
Height: 30 1/2 inches. 81st percentile.
Head: 18 1/2 inches. 91st percentile.
She is doing great, but I think she forgot how to flip, and doesn't turn any more. We will work on that for a little while, then call the district health department if she doesn't figure it out.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Our Sunbeam!

Christmas posting still to come . . . 
Davis was super excited to be a sunbeam. He was especially excited to sing songs in primary. We are still getting used to church at 9:00 a.m., but we made it! This is how Davis looked on his first day of primary (Mom confession: this picture was not taken before church, because our meetings were moved to 9, and we did not have daddy at home to help. Sooo, this picture was actually taken after church. But who cares, right?):
 He was excited to sing songs, and reported that he sang, "Book of Mormon Stories." So, we started singing it, and he really does know the words! He was also excited to get a CTR ring from primary, and to go to class with his friend, Damian.

They are holding up their CTR rings. We tried to get him to pose with Reagan, which didn't end up working out at all. So, I got a picture of her. She is a pretty cute girl!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Birthday to Mom!

Okay, one more birthday for December. This time, it's mine. Seriously, by the time it came around, I was sick of birthdays! Guess this is life for a long time! :)

Chris made me my favorite breakfast!

I had helpers for unwrapping my gift from Chris:

 It was snowing A LOT on my birthday. So a three-year-old had to go outside and eat snow. Duh.

I went to the mall to try out my new double stroller (that I love, by the way!) and to see Santa Claus:
We went to dinner at night with my parents at one of my favorite restaurants. Altogether, it was a great celebration!

This is our collection of November/December Christmas cards:
And we even lost one going out to dinner. Ha ha!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Reagan is one!

Our little girl turned one! What a year it has been!
This is her one year picture. After I took it, Davis wanted to come have his picture taken with her too. It wasn't SUPER successful to have them both smile at the camera at the same time:
After naptime, we had a little party for Reagan with some family and friends. It was great fun! Here she is with her little friend who lives around the corner:
This was HER favorite present:
And then we did the obligatory cake eating:
And she got it all over her face:
Things I want to remember about our little girl at this age:
  • Her growl, which is remarkably like the growl that her brother used to do. Weird.
  • She WILL NOT accept food that I try and feed her. But, I found that baby-led weaning is actually a lot easier than making baby food for her, even if cleaning up the mess is not always easier.
  • She is the HAPPIEST BABY EVER, except when she is hungry or tired. Then, watch out.
  • The way that she gets around is by scooting. She's actually a pretty good little scooter! But she will not crawl.
  • She is a good little "talker" and always has something to say about the situation. And sometimes, you can actually tell what she says!
We love our Reagan and can't imagine life without her!

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Chris turned 37 on December 8th. We were able to get ourselves well enough to have a little family party for him!
When he came home for the afternoon (because he had to teach at night), we watched (and helped!) him open his presents. Here he is by himself, for a brief moment.
 And then his helpers came in!

He loved having helpers to open his gifts for him. And, he got three pairs of running shoes. Because that is what Chris loves!
For dinner, we had spaghetti and meatballs and chocolate cake, just like he had requested! We love our daddy and husband so much! He is the best!