Thursday, March 9, 2017

Blake at 7 Months Old

Blake turned 7 months old on March 9, 2017.  I can't believe how fast the time has gone with this little guy.  Here are 10 things about Blake at 7 months old:
1.  Blake is sitting up
2. Blake is rolling everywhere.
3.  Blake still loves to be held and still lets me rock him to sleep.
4. Blake loves watching his brothers.  He constantly is watching what Mason and Tanner do.
5.  Blake got his first haircut and looks adorable!
6.  Blake still sleeps through the night.  He moved from his pack-n-play in our room to his crib in his room. 
7.  Blake still sleeps like a dream in his Doc-A-Tot.
8.  Blake still has a head full of blond hair.  I kept thinking he might loose it, but he still has it.
9.  Blake is starting to enter the stranger danger phase. 
10.  Blake likes solids, but still prefers his bottle.

We love you Blakey Bear!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Our February was like everyone else, we stayed inside to keep out from the cold.  Although we stayed inside most of the winter, we still had fun and made lots of new memories.  Here is a little overview of our February.
1.  Our little Blake turned 6 months old. He is such a joy in our family.

2.  Tanner went to his first birthday party. He was invited to Sam Benson's (in our ward) 3rd birthday party.  They had fun coloring, playing games, and eating cake.  Tanner was a little nervous to stay by himself so I ended up staying with him.

3.  Horsey rides
4.  My boys
5.  Blake trying out rice cereal.
6.  They boys sharing the kindle (rare moment at our house).
7.  Valentine's Day.  We celebrated by having a candle light pizza dinner with our little family.  I love celebrating Valentine's Day with my boys.
8.  Valentine's Day lunch.
9.  Blake learned to roll onto his tummy.
10.  Blake loves crossing his toes. 
11.  Mason trying on Blake's vest.  It's a little small.
12. Our first time to the park this year and Blake's first time in a swing.  He loved it!!

13.  Oh my Tanner.  I love him so much, but he definitely tries my patients. 
14.  On February 21st around 8:00 at night, we were playing around and Mason climbed up the side of our couch and toppled backwards landing on left elbow...again.  Casey and I immediately knew he had broken his arm again.  I took him to the doctors office.  And they scheduled me to get some x-rays done.  The x-rays came back positive that he again broke the bone right about his left elbow.  The next week he was in a sling and for the next 4 weeks after that he was in a blue cast.  I'm officially wrapping this boy in bubble wrap. 2 broken arms before he's even 5!!
15.  Mason in his sling.
16.  Tanner and Blakey bear.
17.  Blake fell asleep in his bouncer.
18.  The boys and I made an erupting volcano.  They boys had a blast painting it and setting it off.
19.  Mason and Blakey bear.
20.  Mason trying to find every position possible to find comfort while wearing a sling.
21.  Mason's broken arm sure has made him tired. 
22.  Tanner!!
We had a great February.  We are excited for March and for spring to come so we can start doing more fun things outside. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Blake at 6 months old

Our little Blake brings us so much joy.  Blake turned 6 months old on February 9th.  Here are10 things about Blake at 6 months old. 

1.  Blake has the biggest smile. 
2.  He is starting to like solid foods a little better.
3.  He still loves his bottle and drinks about 5  5oz bottles/day.
4.  Blake is still the best sleeper and has not problem sleeping 8-10 hours a night.
5.  Blake takes 2 2-3 hour naps/day.
6.  Blake makes the cutest baby sounds.
7.  Blake loves his brothers, but seems to be a little unsure of the way Tanner shows his love towards him.
8.  At 6 months Blake weighs 13 lbs. (3rd %) and is 25" tall (15th %).
9.  Blake loves to be held.
10.  He's definitely a mommy's boy.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017


I can't believe January is here and gone.  Here is a little peek into our month of January.

1.  New Year's Day was a little bit of a bust this year.  We had plans to celebrate with family, but everyone seemed to get sick.  We had family members sick in every family so we ended up staying home on New Year's Day and celebrating with just our little family. 
2.  Tanner gave Blake his first haircut (insert shocked emoji here).  Tanner found some scissors and went to town on Blake's hair.  Thank goodness it was just his hair and not his eyes or something.  Blake seemed to handle his first haircut pretty well and his precious blond locks didn't face too much damage.
3.  Monster Jam was a huge hit with the boys this year!  They were both glued up to the very end when Mason fell asleep.  Tanner especially loved every minute of the Monster Jam this year.  His favorite monster truck was Zombie. 
We started our fun outing by taking Blake to Myrn's house.  Her and mom switched off watching Blake for us.  After dropping off Blake we drove up to Salt Lake and went to eat at Crown Burger.  They give free valet parking to the arena if you eat there, so that is exactly what we did.  After lunch we walked over to the arena.  Casey got us Dippin Dots and we were ready for the show to start.  The monster trucks that were at the show:  Mohawk Warrior, Zombie, Grave Digger, Monster Mutt Dalmatian, El Toro Loco, Max D, NEA Police, and Scooby Doo.  Mason's favorite monster truck was NEA Police because it was blue. 
The show was great.  Very entertaining and we even had awesome seats.  We are excited to take the boys next year.

4.  Blake at 5 months old.

5. Mason loves doing quiet time with Casey on Sunday afternoons.
6.  One Sunday we stayed home for dinner.  It was just our little family. After dinner we made a little obstacle course for the boys to go through.  We said the green crate paper was lasers and they couldn't touch the lasers, or they had do start at the very beginning again.  It was fun watching the boys find ways to get through the different lasers. When they got to the end they had a yummy cinnamon roll treat waiting for them.  The  boys loved this activity. 

7.  Oh Blakey we love you!

8.  It snowed and snowed for a few days straight.  When it stopped snowing we took the boys over to grandma and grandpas and pulled them in the tube behind the 4-wheeler. They loved every minute of it. 
10. Blake's hair!!
11.  Tanner loves Blake
12.  Mason has been practicing writing his letters.
13.  Blake is often found crossing his feet over.
14.  Mason loves Blake
15.  Blake is growing so fast and almost out growing his Doc-A-Tot.
January is already over and we are now into February. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Blake at 5 Months Old

Blake turned 5 months old on January 9, 2017.  Here are 10 things about Blake at 5 months old:
1.  Blake wears size 1 diapers
2.  Blake wears size 3-6 month clothes
3.  Blake laughs, giggles, and smiles
4.  He is starting to enter the stranger danger phase
5.  He is scared of loud sounds including the vacuum.
6.  Listening to his baby talk is to die for.
7.  He eats 5 bottles a day of 5 oz. 
8. He still sleeps through the night.
9.  He's rolling over from back to tummy and occastionaly from tummy to back.
10.  He's super ticklish.

We love you Blakey Bear!