Monday, January 21, 2013

New Year 2013

This New years Eve we had a blast celebrating with friends, making homemade brick oven pizza's, eating yummy desserts, and visiting! We headed over to my friend Morgan and Stuart Peterson's parents house for the celebration! They had so many goodies out and I have never tasted a pizza so good, including restaurants! Jon and I now want a brick oven so that we can re-create those pizza's:) The kids had a blast playing in the toy room and playing ping pong outside. It was fun to hang out with friends and see people that I hadn't seen in awhile! After the party Jon and I took our kids home around 9:30 and put them to bed. We were bummed not to be able to stay all the way until midnight but thats just what you gotta do when you have kids and didn't get a babysitter. Jon and I watched a movie and celebrated the official new year with sparkling cider and a kiss:) An overview of last year Jan: pain due to being 7mos. pregnant and having severe back pain. Jon tieing up his old business and starting his new one here in Arizona! Feb: Bentley turned 3 with a lighting mcqueen party, we celebrated our seventh anniversary. March: Our precious Wyatt was born! April: Jon turned the big 30 and kicked off another summer of selling pest control. May: I got back surgery and spent the next month and a half recovering. I owe thanks to many people who helped our family out during that difficult time June: we headed to the beach for the Curtis family trip. July: We celebrated the fourth with a family bbq and then we visited Chad and Jessica. August: Bentley started preschool and soccer. September: we moved to a bigger home but stayed in the same area of Mesa. October: Our first Halloween having three kids to dress up was a blast! Sadly most of this month was spent settling into a new home and being really sick:( Nov: We got family pictures for the first time ever and it was quite the production:) We also got to spend time with Jon's parents who came for a visit and with extended family on Thanksgiving! Dec. Wyatt is now really mobile just in time to get after all the Christmas Decorations we put up. Bailey decided she wanted to be potty trained. We spent time with family and appreciating all we have! We are excited to see what this year brings and hope for health, happiness, and peace for all! Here are some pics of what our new year has consisted of so far! Bailey loves to play games on the ipad and gets so excited when we let her.
Making Christmas returns as a family. sidenote: it is so hard to find the right size of pants that fit Bentley!
Pretty Bailey girl!
New Years Eve! Stuart was the pizza oven expert:)
Jon watching and learning how to make the perfect pizza!
Enjoying our delicious pizza's
My friends Shalayne and Clayton with little Peighton(Lexi and Jared's daughter)
Bailey, Bentley, and Parker were having a great time!
Bentley playing Parker in ping pong:)
All the kids watching movies and playing in the toy room.
My best friend Jade warming up by the fire:)
Wyatt and Brady had a blast crawling all around and exploring
Jon and I when the ball was about to drop in New York
Enjoying our sparkling cider and kid free time together!
New Years Day we took the kids to the park with my mom, and Collin.
Princess Bailey on the swings
Love this head strong girl:)
What is the new year without fireworks. The kids didn't know what to think. They were mostly happy but at times ran away in fright.
Bailey wanted to be held by daddy.
Wyatt was enjoying the sparklers!
wyatt loves playing on moms new piano
I actually love that he crawls to me when I am playing and wants to join in. One day I will teach him:)
Bailey and Bentley enjoying the nice weather and riding their new scooters.
Even Wyatt joined in the fun and played in the wagon.
Jon made me a delicious breakfast on his new griddle. I love big breakfasts:)
First pig tails
First birthday party of the year. Cousin Kyle Ray turned 5 and had us to his Beethoven party!
Bailey waiting in line to get the candy from the pinata
Bailey taking a turn swinging at the pinata
Bentley taking a turn swinging at the pinata
*Bentley's first sunday in Primary as a Sunbeam at church!!!
Here is his cute primary sunbeams class
Bentley made this hat on his first day of school in 2013. He loves school!
Being silly:)
These two can be such great friends when they want to be!
The three kiddos in the bath fighting over the water spout:)
Bailey's first braid!
Bentley loves loves loves playing catch with his new football
The kids playing legos together. I love when I catch moments like these!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Snow Trip and a visit to Chad and Jess!

We are so lucky that my brother lives up in Pinetop and that they are always so thoughtful to have us up to visit. This trip was going to be different because 1. there was tons of snow to play in! and 2. All of my siblings were going to be there together! Even though we knew it wouldn't be easy to cram us all in one place we couldn't say no to spending more time with family! The kids had a blast with their cousins and loved the snow! As soon as I got their snow clothes on, both Bentley and Bailey ran outside and jumped in a big pile of snow. Bailey loved the snow tubing and wanted to go again and again. Bentley preferred making snow men and snow angels with his cousin J. Jon went up to the snow hill to go skiing and also had a great time even though he hit a tree or two:) Wyatt did pretty well too and had fun hanging out in the sleds and eating the snow! We are so grateful for all the fun memories we made! Thank you Chad and Jess for always being such gracious hosts and thank you everyone for the fun time! I thought it was so cute that Bailey wanted to hold Bentley's hand as he slept on our drive up to Pinetop
Nothing is more fun then a cousins sleepover!
Michael and Amber's boys getting ready to turn in for the night
Chad and Jessica's three saying goodnight to their cousins
The adults after putting the kids down for the night! Relaxing, visiting, and having a fun time!
I love kids all bundled up. They were so excited to go play in the snow!
Kevin's girlfriend Bailey was so kind to help me with the kids while Jon was at the snow hill. She also got the cutest shots of them playing in the snow with her real camera... I just used my phone:(
Bentley throwing snowballs with his cousins
On our way to go snow tubing and sledding
My little explorer. She would have kept going if I let her!
The snow was up to her knees
Helping Bentley build a snow man.
She finally came back
Bentley with the start of our snow man
Making snow angels. He thought this was so cool!
Bentley and J making snow angels
Wyatt hanging out with Bailey on the tubes
My little crazy Bailey girl couldn't get enough of the snow tubing
Heidi in her new snuggie with Collin
Jon stuck in the snow on the slopes. He kept going off the path in the back country and got stuck..but enjoyed himself nonetheless!
Jon enjoying a nice day of skiing
The beautiful sunset as we headed home back to Mesa:)