Wednesday, September 14, 2016

First day of preschool!

I helped to organize a little preschool with some friends from my ward, and elsewhere in Idaho Falls. They meet once a week for an hour and a half, and there are 8 kids. Davis LOVES to have time to hang out with his friends! Here he is on the first day of preschool!

Yep, he's a pretty cute kid!

A visit from Grandma and Grandpa

We were lucky enough to have Chris's parents come visit us. We had so much fun! We stayed in Island Park for the first weekend, went to Yellowstone National Park, the Playmill Theater in West Yellowstone where we saw Singin' in the Rain, went to church in the Island Park ward (which is always a great experience!), went to the State Fair, BYU-Idaho, watched the BYU game (with all the sadness that came with it), and basically had a ton of fun. Chris was able to take a few days off of work, which was great. It was a fabulous time!

We took a picnic to Yellowstone and ate on a picnic bench, which is the way to do a meal there.

 Here are some fun pictures of Yellowstone:
 Seeing Tower Falls:
 And buffalo
Grandpa used every single piece of track to make an awesome train track for a little boy. He was in heaven:
 A cute girl, who wanted to wear her jacket:

 At Big Springs:
 At the Fair:
 Feeding the animals:
Taking a pony ride:
Two cute kids watching the football game while eating pizza:

Reading books with Grandma and Grandpa. It was pretty much her favorite thing to do.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


With fall starting, I am getting sentimental about the summer. Yes, for a couple of weeks every summer, I hate our house because it does not have built in Air Conditioning. But I also love that kids go outside to play when they get bored. And that I can open the windows when it's cooler outside to get some relief. And that kids ride their bikes past our house every now and then. And that I can go outside without bundling myself up. Yes. I love summer. Here are some fun things we have done:

Trains are always the best:
 At Rigby Lake with the Activity Day girls and our best friends:
 At a baseball game:
 Mom forgot to pack the swimsuit, like she usually does. #momfail:
 So Davis stuck his head in a hot tub:
 Making cool hats at the library with friends:
 Talking on the phone at Daddy's work:
Playing in the pool with friends:

 Reading books with Casey and Hilary:
 Going to the summer movies, and actually WANTING to be with mom's friend! Yahoo!:
 An exploding blender. Pretty sure I will find things around my kitchen for years, perhaps decades, to come:
 Going to Bear World with my family. There was a train there, so Davis HAD to ride it:

 Playing with trains at the cabin. Do you sense a theme to Davis's life?:
 Giving hugs to Grandma:
 At Mesa Falls:
 Walking with Grandma:
 Watching the Olympics. We were sick that week, so clothing was not happening:

 Reagan got a new car seat. She loves that it's like her brother's, and that she can buckle it every time. So cool. We also love that she can sit up and see out the window!:

Friday, July 8, 2016

Reagan 18 month stats

I took Reagan to the doctor this morning. Everything is looking great! Stats:
  • Weight: 22.9 pounds, 43rd percentile
  • Height: 32 inches, 45th percentile
  • Head: 19 inches, 91st percentile. This is exactly the same as last time. The nurse measured it twice though, so it looks like it really is exactly the same!
She is doing everything that she should according to her age measurements! The 40s seem a little odd to me, but, like Chris points out, she does have a pretty short grandma, so that might be part of the reason. But the doctor says she is still on point, so there are no worries! She is a doll and we love her so much!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Independence Day 2016

Independence Day was a fabulous weekend! My brother, Casey, and his girlfriend, Hilary came home, and we ran and ran and ran until they left! It was super fun!
First of all, I painted Reagan's toenails and fingernails. It's so fun to have a girl!
When Casey and Hilary got to town, we went to the BFG movie. Our kids spent most of the time on Grandma and Grandpa's laps, which was great for everyone involved!

We did fireworks dinner and fireworks Saturday night, then dinner together on Sunday, then rode our bikes to the parade on Monday morning. Reagan switched between Grandma, Casey, and Hilary. Davis spent the whole time with Grandpa.
We went to a barbecue at my grandparents' house, where Davis ate about a ton of pasta and covered his face in ketchup.
We went home for naps, then rode our bikes to the fireworks. We found that our table was a little too close to the river, which I think shaved years off of my life. But the kids had fun looking at the river, along with Casey and Hilary.
We rode our bikes home, and two kids fell asleep in the bike trailer. It was an exhausting but fun weekend!

We are so grateful that we live in America, and grateful for our independence as a nation!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Reagan's words

Our little Reagan is a talker! I think it is mainly due to the fact that she has a big brother who is ALWAYS trying to get her to say words, and celebrates any time she does. Some of the things that Reagan likes to say are:
  • Mommy
  • Daddy (which sounds like "Ya-ye)
  • Davis (it varies how this sounds. But it's always adorable.)
  • Yeah or Yes
  • No (Came after Yes. Which was awesome for a little while, because "yeah," was the answer to every question.) 
  • Hello or Hi (Especially cute when she comes wandering into my room in the morning)
  • Help me (This is a handy one. She uses it a lot!)
  • Good (Dood. Whenever she is asked how she is, this is what she says.)
  • This (Dis)
  • That (Dat)
  • Please (Pee-s) (We work on "books please" or "food please" or "milk please," which she usually does on command)
  • Minnie (Mimi) (Minnie is a CRUCIAL part of going to bed. I discovered that Minnie makes something to look forward to at bedtime, and makes it all okay.)
  • Thank you (Dank oooo)
  • Uh-oh
  • Whoops
  • Ouch
  • Love you (Wuv oooo) (Melts my heart EVERY TIME!!)
She also knows the sounds that several animals make. (She specializes in the cow or the cat or the dog.) She is pretty good at pointing out parts of her face, especially her mouth! That is obviously a very important thing to this little girl!

Last night, we took the kids to our neighbor's house for the babysitting swap we do every month (the best idea ever, seriously), and when I told Davis where they were going, he said, "And I will tell Reagan, 'it's okay, sweet girl. Momma will come back. You are okay.'" Kids who love each other makes me happy. Because, really, Davis is the BEST big brother and looks out for his sister all the time.

She got a haircut yesterday. We decided that her mullet had to go. It seriously took like 2 1/2 inches to get everything evened up. And her curls came back with it being so much shorter! This is after church, without the bow that she had in during church. Because I am not a good enough mom to take out the fancy camera AND put her bow back in.

 We now have a sandbox in our backyard, which results in HOURS of fun for Davis and Reagan!
 We went to my parents' house, and she helped Grandma eat her breakfast. For every bite Grandma gave her, she got a hug.
 We think she is pretty dang cute!