Friday, December 19, 2008


Just yesterday I was saying how much I loved Jack's new bed and now I'm not so sure. On Wednesday he fell out of his bed while napping and hurt his arm. He would whimper when we picked him up so we thought it was just sore or something, and decided to see how it was the next morning.

Well, next morning came and he still acted like it hurt. It wasn't swelling and he was still moving it normally, but just winced every so often. We decided to take him to see the doctor just in case, we'd rather take him and have them tell us nothing is wrong than regretting it later.

They took an X-Ray and I felt so bad that I couldn't be in there with him because I'm pregnant. He was so brave and didn't even cry - although the nurse that held him said he was shaking pretty bad :(.

The doctor said it wasn't bad but put him in a sling just to be safe. The good news is that the type of fracture it is happens to be very mild and she told me that even if we hadn't brought him in, it probably would have just healed by itself. But since we know about it, she wanted to sling it as a precaution. We have to keep the sling on all the time except when he sleeps for 2 weeks just so it doesn't get jostled around too much.

To me it doesn't seem to do much good since Jack still uses his arm the same as he always did, but doctor's orders! He doesn't even seem to mind having it on, he just plays the same as always. I know this kind of thing happens to kids all the time but it's so much more sad when it's your own kid you have to see in a sling. Little kids look so sad in casts and slings and stuff. We aren't getting rid of the bed just yet - but one more fall and I might just have to put a mattress on the floor!!

You can't see the sling really well since he's wearing the same color shirt but you can see it enough that it makes me sad!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Big Boy Bed

Jackson is finally in a toddler bed and seems to be really enjoying the freedom! Josh changed the crib to a bed 2 weeks ago while I was out and he was watching Jackson. It's a good thing he just did it without me knowing since I would have never said Jack was ready for a big boy bed! Josh had been wanting to change it for a while now and I kept telling him no. I was so nervous that it would be a big hassle and that Jackson wouldn't stay in bed and that it would be hard (yes, I'm a baby!).
The first night we had to put him back in his bed twice, and he cried, but since then he's been great and has done a really great job of being a big kid and staying in there! My other fear was that he would roll right out since he moves a lot when he sleeps. Well, he's done that twice now - but I guess that's what happens sometimes! I try not to worry too much but I realize that it's a transition we had to make sooner or later.
All in all it's been great and I love that he can get out by himself in the morning and keep himself busy or come wake me up. He's getting so big sometimes I can't believe it. Josh was of course very pleased with himself but didn't even say 'I told you so' once (even thought I am certain he was thinking it! I love my boys!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Our New Puppy

Lately, Jackson's favorite thing to do is pretend he is a puppy. He comes to me on his hands and kness with a toy in his mouth and likes to have me throw it so he can fetch it. I don't know why he started to doing this but it sure makes me laugh! After he fetches the toy, he'll stick his tongue out and pant and likes me to rub his head and say 'good puppy!'. He also likes to eat 'puppy snacks' which are usually just some Teddy Grahams or something. He is a funny little guy!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for wonderful family and friends everyday, but today especially we want to thank you all for your love and support! We love you all so much! Hope you have a fabulous day and stuff yourselves silly!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Here she is

I don't know why this didn't work the other day but here are some of the ultrasound pictures we got. I know they're not the best quality but there's not much I can do about that, right? The face ones always freak me out a little bit but the Ultrasound tech said not to feel bad about thinking that - so I'm going with that. Enjoy!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


We had our ultrasound today and found out that we are expecting a GIRL!! We both thought it was another boy so we were surprised but SO excited! I love looking at Easter dresses and since she's due right around Easter, I can't wait to buy her one. The ultrasound was normal, she's growing and developing just as she should so we couldn't be happier. This is my belly at almost 20 weeks and will continue to update photos as I get more and more massive (yippee for me!) I tried to upload some ultrasound pictures and that didn't work so well - I'll figure it out and post them later.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Fun

I'm finally posting some pictures from Halloween. Jackson was a bat and looked so cute 'flying' around the neighborhood. We first went to our ward's trunk-or-treat but couldn't stop there and had to continue to raid our neighbors of all their Halloween treats! Jackson, Josh, and I had so much fun and of course he didn't want to part with his costume at the end of the night. Here are some of the pictures we took. We hope you all had an awesome holiday!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

For the Heathers'

I was tagged a very long time ago by 2 Heathers to do the '6 things' and I'm finally doing it! The idea is to name 6 quirks about yourself and I have to admit that as I was writing them down I started to feel a little crazy. Anyone who knows me would probably say that it's too late for that, and Josh frequently tells me that I'm a little 'off', so these may not be all that shocking!!

1. For a long time, I've counted things in 5's. Like if I stub my toe on something, I have to go back and do it 4 more times. Or if I'm eating something that can be broken up I'll put them in little groups of 5's.

2. Speaking of putting things in groups, when I'm eating chips or fries I always have to separate them into piles of big and small - and then I eat the small ones first cause the bigger ones are way better.

3. I always have and always will LOVE to push buttons. I am not joking when I say that when I was a cashier it was the best thing ever for me! I don't know what it is, if I see a button - I just have to push it. Toy isles are the worst because I'm like an annoying child who has to make every car light up and every siren go. It drives people crazy, I know, but too bad cause I can't help it.

4. I absolutely hate the feeling of things sticking to my skin. Ever since I was little I remember just despising the feel of stickers or tape or anything like that being stuck to my hand. Eww, just the thought makes me cringe.

5. My pants and long-sleeved shirts must be extra, extra long. If my pants are not dragging on the ground, they feel too short and I can't wear them. Any shirt that has long sleeves has to be long enough so that I can pull it over my hands.

6. I usually make my bed in the morning anyway, but if for some reason it has not been made and it's bed time, I have to smooth out the sheets and put the comforter on perfectly like it was already made. When Kari and I were at Snow, she would always make fun of me for doing this. If it's not 'made' when I get in, I just can't stand it and feel yucky.

There you go, now you know how nuts I really am!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Big 2-5!!

My birthday was yesterday and I had such a good day! Kari is a doll and sent me these gorgeous flowers - they made me cry!
When Josh got home I opened my presents and was so surprised that he got me a Wii! I had been wanting one so bad but didn't think we would ever get one. He's so sweet and knows how to make me happy! He got me Mario Kart with steering wheels (because he also knows that's about the only video game I can actually play!!)

After I opened my presents we went to Red Robin with my parents and Cameron and Jared. My parents gave me this adorable new bedspread set, I love it and it matches my room perfectly! Jared was sneaky and paid for us as my present (thank you!) It was so fun and I loved being able to celebrate with my family! I also got so many phone calls and texts and emails and cards from friends and family - thank you so much, you don't know how much it meant to me!

Of course as soon as we got home we had to set it all up and try it out. Josh and I had so much fun playing together, and (gasp!) I didn't even get mad when I lost almost every single time. That's unusual for me, but it's so fun I didn't even care about who won. I want to tell Josh THANK YOU and I love you so much!! He knows how much I love birthdays and he made this one perfect. By the way, you're all invited to come over and play with us anytime!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Yay for Babies!

I went to my 1st doctor's appt on Friday and was lucky enough to be able to get a glimpse at our newest addition. I'm 13 weeks so the baby is only 3 inches long at this point and weighs just ounces. It was so neat to be able to see our baby, even though he/she is so tiny and you can't hardly see anything - I still think it was about the cutest thing ever. The baby had a strong heartbeat and everything looks good so far (thank goodness!) so that made alot of my initial worries go away. My next appt is on Halloween so I will update then. Here are the first pictures of Peanut (as the baby is known for now). My due date is April 13th so we've still got a long way to go but I've been feeling really good so I pray I stay that way!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Last Saturday we went to Lagoon with the incredible Davis family and it was a blast! It was kind of a bummer for me since I absolutely LOVE roller coasters and couldn't so much ride them being pregnant and all! But alas, it was still fun to go and just be with everyone. It made it all worth it when Jackson would grin at us as he was riding some crazy kiddie ride. He wasn't happy the whole day as you'll see in the pictures!
We put him on a few rides when we first got there and he tolerated them but didn't love them. We put him on another one and he screamed as soon as we buckled him in. So after Josh and I each stood in line a few times (for at least 10 min if not more) and had to take him off of the ride because he was freaking out, we decided to take a break from that. After a whole day of walking around, playing games, and yummy junk food, we tried it again. I think by this time he was just sick of riding in the stroller because when we put him on the helicopters he loved it and all the rest and kept asking for more. So all in all it turned out to be a great day after all.
Thanks to our family for taking us and making it such a great day! We love and miss you always. And a special thanks to James for making sure the pregnant lady got her giant ice cream cone!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Getting started

Since I don't have any news or funny things to post yet, I just wanted to share a couple of pictures that I like. We were trying to take some new family pictures to post on our Google webpage and this is my favorite of the bunch. We are going to get into a real studio sometime in our life but until then, Jared is our photographer. As you all probably know, Jackson just turned 2 so we had a party for him at my parent's house. It was so fun for Jackson (meaning messy!) and for all of us to see friends and family and just hang out. We love all of our family and friends, you're the best!!

Here we are!

I've kind of always been against blogs for some reason, but recently decided I might as well try it out since that seems to be the way to communicate these days! I know that it's a great place to share news and pictures and fun new things so we'll see how it turns out. I don't promise to be any good at it- or even update it every day, but I'll try to do my best and keep you all in the loop!