Sunday, December 20, 2009

Temple square lights


While we were in Utah for Thanksgiving we decided to go see the lights on temple square before heading home. Ryan has never seen them and I love to go see them. It was crazy with a lot of people there, but still fun. We went by the temple and Ryan got to touch the temple and was so excited. He kept saying "I got to touch it" We also went to the visitor center to see the statue of Jesus. Ryan couldn't believe how big it was. We had lots of fun, but will have to go another time when there aren't so many people.
Beautiful nativity on the water
The boys with Jesus

Jackson is 10 months!


Another month has come and gone. Our baby is 10 months, where does the time go. Time is going faster and faster as I get older. Jackson is so much fun and still chubby. I am a little sad to see him walking because I don't want the chubbiness to come off. He is walking lots better but still can't stand himself up in the middle of the room he uses objects to get up. He still needs to have better balance but over all loving the walking thing. He is slowly sleeping through the night, he has his really good nights and his not so good nights, someday we will figure that out. He is a very happy baby and loves to play with Ryan and follows him everywhere Ryan goes. At night he get very upset when Ryan has to go to bed, because he still wants to play. He is saying MAMA when he is tired, but still won't say DADA. We are working on it daily. I hope this month doesn't go by as fast.

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New House

I have been such a slacker at this blogging thing lately. For those of you who don't know we moved again. It was a really fast move, as in 2 weeks. We love our new house, it has three bedrooms , living, and family room and the best of all a backyard. We are way excited and love the space for the kids to run around. We are also excited about the backyard when the snow clears. I will have to remember to take pictures of the house soon.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Jackson is 9 months!


Wow how fast time flies! I can't believe it is already Dec. and my baby is 9 months old. He is a bundle of energy and will climb and get into anything he can get to. He is about 22 lbs still, he hasn't gained much more since he is crawling, but he is still chubby. He has decided that he wants to walk so he has been working on his balancing skills and will take off and walk on his own. He loves it and thinks he is the greatest when he gets to where he wants to go. He also gets very angry when he falls. I think it is a matter of weeks and he will be walking. I don't know how I feel about him walking yet. He loves to play with his big brother and follows him around the house. Jackson has become a big mommy's boy. He grabs onto my pants and just walks with me around the house. This is very annoying when I am trying to do something or clean. I hope he come out of that phase real quick so that I can get more done. We love having Jackson in our family!!
Playing with Ryan

Friday, November 6, 2009

First Snow of the season


We had our first snow of the season a couple of weeks ago and Ryan was so excited about it. He wanted to go outside and play with his friend Sienna in the snow so we buddled him up and away he went. He had so much fun playing with his cars and jumping in the snow. He decided to get his bike out and try to ride it in the snow, but was very upset because he couldn't go far. I told him he couldn't get through the snow, but he didn't want to listen to his mom. He soon figured out that bikes don't move in snow. He had fun anyway and can't wait until it snows again.
Ryan and friend Sienna
Ryan and his bike

Carvin pumpkins and Trick or Treating

We carved pumpkins the Thursday before Halloween. Ryan thought it was great this year, it is fun to see him understand holidays better every year. Chris found a Scooby doo template on the internet for Ryan's pumpkin. Ryan really likes Scooby doo right now so that was perfect. Chris of course did a Boise State pumpkin for the third year in a row. I think he is trying to perfect the design. I just carved our name in my pumpkin and Jackson's we just drew a face. It went really fast and way fun.
Grandma Rice helping out
Ryan wasn't so sure about cleaning out the guts.
Ryan and his pumpkin

For Halloween this year we went down to Idaho Falls and go trick or treating in my parents neighborhood. My sister and brother's were in town with their kids, so Ryan got to go trick or treating with his cousins. Chris stayed to hand out candy and I took the kids out. Ryan loved it but he wouldn't say trick or treat, just thank you after they gave him candy. Maybe next year he will get the concept. Ryan was Superwhy from the PBS t.v. show. My sister had made the costume for her little boy last year so we just borrowed it. He loved it. Jackson was Chicken Little, we bought the costume for Ryan on his first Halloween. Jackosn was so cute with the giant chicken head on. We had lots of fun on this fun holiday and can't wait until next year when Jackson will be more into it and the boys can walk around together.
Our Chicken Little!!


Super Why was not into taking pictures
There so cute!
Ready to go with Cousins Landon and Afton
Cute boys trick or treating

Ryan's first encounter with leaves

We went over to my grandmother's house to help her rake up her leaves in her backyard. She has a huge backyard with a huge fun climbing tree. Ryan has never really had a yard where we had to clean up leaves so this was a new experience. I told him to come and jump in the leaves and he thought that was really fun. My mom and my Aunt Vicky were there to help, so my aunt Vicky went out and they had a leaf fight. Ryan loved it and was such a big help. Jackson on the other hand hated it and cried as he crawled through the leaves. Maybe next year he will think it is more fun. Fighting with Aunt Vicky
Jackson not so sure about all this

Monday, October 26, 2009

our happenings

I has some time, while Jackson napped to get caught up. I hope you enjoy our family. I finally finished up summer and will try to do better about keeping up. It is just hectic in our house lately so I will do my best. ENJOY!!

Jackson is 8 months!


I can't believe how fast time is flying. Jackson is already 8 months old. It is sad how fast your baby grows. This kid is a handful, he is our climber and likes to get into everything. He has discovered the stairs and love to go up them, and gets mad when I put the gate up. He loves Ryan and follows him everywhere. He also hates baby food, so we are having a hard time figuring out things to feed him. He is still chubby as always and has been put into the big boy carseat already. It is a facing forward carseat and he loves being able to see outside. He is learning about balance and really wants to walk and stand up by himself, but just quite can't figure it out. He is about 22 lbs and growing. He has the best smile and laugh and we love having him in our home.
He loves Popsicle's!
He loves his daddy

HAPPY 5th Anniversary!!



I didn't get to write on our anniversary so sorry it it late. We have been married for 5 years on Oct. 16th. I can't believe that it has been that long. It doesn't even feel like we have been together that long. Crazy how time flies when your in school and have two kids. We have had some great times and I am so happy that I married Chris. He is awesome, he is the best dad and husband. He is also my best friend and I love being with him. Happy anniversary Honey!!!

Chris tricked me for our anniversary. We were just planning on going to Utah and doing some things down there. He surprised me with a trip to LA and San Diego. I was so excited and couldn't believe that he did that. We flew into LA on Thursday night and stayed in a hotel there and then Friday morning we drove through LA a little and then headed down to San Diego. We had gone to San Diego on our honeymoon, so it was really fun to go back. We found our hotel and then headed to the beach on Coronado Island and played in the water and looked for shells. It was such a nice day, but the water was really cold. We then went back to the hotel and decided to walk around downtown. We went to there outdoor mall and looked around.
On Saturday we headed by the border and went to the outlet mall and to a flea market to find some t-shirts for the kids. It was really fun to be able to look across and see Mexico. We then headed to Mission Bay and went on this really fun wooden roller coaster on the beach. It was so much fun. We looked at the shops and we were going to play on the beach but it was really misty and you couldn't really see anything, not even the water until you were at the water. So we just found another place and just looked for shells because it was getting colder. That night we just walked around downtown again and went back to the hotel and ordered pizza while we watched a movie. We had so much fun and just had a great time relaxing from our hectic life.
Los Angeles Temple
San Diego Temple
On the beach

Nice hydrolics!
Lovely Mexico

All about Ryan


I haven't written about Ryan for a while. He is such a funny kid and growing up way to fast. He loves to play outside and right now is really sad that it is getting colder. He has discovered the computer and plays, playhouse disney games all the time. He has also discovered Scooby doo and loves to watch it. He is getting more and more used to having a little brother, but always tells me that Jackson is "Driving me Crazy" I am going to put some fun pictures of Ryan up for you to see.
He told me that his bike was really dirty so he washed his bike and then we went in the back and hosed it off. He had so much fun!
He loves to play Chris' Risk game, he calls it the horsey game. He gets mad because he can only play it when Jackson is sleeping.

Idaho Falls Zoo


This summer we went to the zoo. I wanted to take Ryan there, since the last time we went to a zoo was when he was a year old in Salt Lake. Ryan was so excited and couldn't stop talking about going. We went and there was a lot of things that were closed. We started at the petting zoo and Ryan got to pet the goats and comb their fur. He thought that was really fun, but everything else was under construction so that wasn't real great. We went through the zoo and the animals were all sleeping and either weren't outside or were sleeping so the zoo wasn't that great. The best part was that as we were leaving they were letting the penguins out for a walk and Ryan got to see them. He got in trouble for trying to pet one, but loved it anyway. It was kinda sad that there weren't many animals and wasn't that fun, so hopefully next year we can go to Salt Lake again. Here are pictures of our adventure.
Ryan combing the goats
Jackson loved being out of the stroller
Jackson thought the gorilla was really weird
The cute penguins

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Jackson is 7 months!


Jackson is getting so big and is still chubbier than ever. He is now 7 months and getting into everything. He loves to crawl and is now standing up to anything that will keep him stable. He loves to follow mommy around and whine. He loves to play with Ryan if they play nice, but Jackson always ends up crying somehow. He hasn't been weighed officially, but we think he is about 22 lbs and close to getting into his big boy carseat. We are having trouble's with the whole baby food thing. He won't eat it very much, I don't know if this is because he is teething or if he just would rather eat a bottle or people food. So he eats lots of baby snacks and bottles, we are hoping that he will get over that real soon so he will eat more than just bottles. He got two bottom teeth in and are working on the top two. He has been sick lately with teething so he isn't much fun. We love to play with him and hear him giggle. He is such a fun and happy little boy!

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He is better at crawling now, but this is so cute!
Such a chubby baby, at his cousin's birthday party!
He was crying until I put the camera up to his face and he would start to laugh