Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nate's favorite time of day...

Bath time! Nate loves taking baths! He can be really cranky but as soon as you stick him in the bath he gets so happy. Its so funny to watch him play in the bath! His favorite things to do in the bath are:

Give his ducky kisses

Drink bath water from the green cup (which he knows he is not suppose to do but I didnt stop him this time for picture sake)


Play with the faucet (which he also is not aloud to do)

I said "Nate, No!" he turned around and gave me a goofy grin


He loves to lay down on his stomach and talk to his toys, and blow bubbles in the water and watch the water drip down the tub



Make goofy faces


His all time favorite thing to do is to smile and have fun!



Lately every time I go to get Nate out of his crib when he wakes up in the morning or after a nap he is holding up his blanket. Its so cute! He has never done this before but for about the last 2 or 3 weeks he has done it every time! So I had to take a picture to document it!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I did it

When Skyler and I had our engagement pictures taken there were a few pictures that looked like I had short hair. Ever since we got the pictures back skyler wanted me to cut my hair short. I have always wanted long hair, but my hair wont grow past a certain length. I have pretty much had the same haircut since I was in high school. Well friday night I was talking with some friends about how Skyler has always wanted me to cut it short. I finally decided I would do it. So yesterday I went to my friends salon and she cut my hair. She did a great job! She cut it in an A line cut and it is layered in the back. It is really cute, but really different for me! I am still trying to get used to having shorter hair. I miss my hair being somewhat long, but it is fun to have a change!

Before Picture


After Picture

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Baby Tag

I saw this tag on Mandi's blog and I thought it looked fun. I hope everyone who has a baby/toddler will fill this out! It is fun to read and fun to fill out.

1- Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant? At work
2- Who was with you? I was by myself
3- How did you find out that you were pregnant? A took a pregnancy test
4- What was your first reaction to finding out you were pregnant? I did a double take...well a triple take at the test and then I cried and went home on a lunch break at 10am because I knew skyler would be home in between his classes
5- Who was the first person you told? My hubby, he was so good and sweet about it which was really nice because I was freaking out!
6-Did you plan to get pregnant? We sure did not which is why I was freaking out!
7- Did you tell everyone else right away? No my dad was out of town in Texas and so we waited a week until he was back in town
8-Was everybody happy for you? I hope!
9- Did you go out and celebrate? No not really, Skyler did send me flowers at work though...he is so cute :)
10- Did you want to find out the sex?yes
11- What was the sex? baby boy
12-Did anyone throw you a baby shower? yea and it was a lot of fun!
13- If yes, who? my mom
14- Did you get any outfits at the baby shower that you just knew you weren't going to put on your baby? No, I got so many cute things...i loved it all!
15- How much weight did you gain? Like 40 pounds! I was HUGE!
16- Did you lose all of the weight that you gained? Yes I lost it all but I have started to gain some back so starting this week I am going to the gym!
17- Did you get a lot of stretch marks? Yep, but not until the last two weeks of my pregnancy! I didnt think I was going to and when they showed up I was so mad!!
18- What did you crave the most? salty food
19- Did you crave anything crazy? no
20- Who or what got on your nerves the most? throwing up all the time!! I never thought the day when come when I didnt have to throw up anymore, but luckly the day after I had my baby I didnt have to...yea!
21- Were you married at the time? Yes
22- Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? I was just sick and swollen, but other than that my pregnancy was great!
23- Where were you when you went into labor? Asleep in bed, I woke up at about 4 in the morning with cramps so I went and took a shower because I heard it helps and then an hour later skyler came in and said the hospital called and wanted us to be there by 6:15(I was scheduled to be induced that day anyways) oh and yes I was in the shower for an hour until skyler came and told me that.
24- Did your water break? No they broke it at the hospital
25- Who drove you to the hospital? Skyler
26- Did you go early or late? 5 days LATE..ugh!
27- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth? Besides the 10 doctors (I guess it was observation day or something so I had all these trainees in there watching...weird!) It was just skyler and I, it so nice to share that experience together as just the two of us
28- How long were you in labor for? 8 hours
29- Did you have any drugs for the pain? yep, i am a baby :)
30-Did you go Natural or have a c-section? Natural
31- What was your first reaction after giving birth? Yea! My baby his finally out and he so so adorable and I love him so much!
32- How big was the baby(s)? 7lbs 8ozs and 19.5 inches long
33- Did your Husband cry?He sure did...so cute!
34- What did you name the baby(s)? Nathan Richard Ence
35- Does his name have any significant meaning? His middle name is after skylers dad
36- Did you have any visitors? Yes and I loved it!
37- Did the baby(s) have any complications? No he was perfect in every way!
38- How old is your baby today? 9 months...I cant believe it!
39- When is the next one(s) coming? Probably next year
40- If you could, would you do it all over again? In a heartbeat!!!!

I know I look horrible in these pictures, but hey its a memory!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Years Eve and Weekend

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope everyone has a great 2009...may it be better then 2008 for everyone! We celebrated New Years Eve over at our friend Bryces house. We fondued steak and lobster and had a bunch of snack foods! It was so yummy! Nates favorite thing was going through the cooler and trying to find himself something to drink. He tried getting something to drink out of all the cans, but was never successful :) This entertained him for most of the night! We played rock band and watched the crazy stunt men in las vegas on TV. Yesterday we went up and spent the day at the cabin. It was a lot of fun! We went snowmobiling and just hung out at the cabin. I love going up there! It is so pretty! Skyler and I got to take a ride on the snow mobiles while nate was sleeping and it was the most beautiful ride!

Nate's first christmas

On Christmas eve we went over my parents house and ate a big and yummy christmas eve dinner. My mom decorated the table so cute (I wish I would have gotten a picture of it!) We were actually able to eat in peace because Nate went down for a nap right before we ate. When we got back to Skyler's parents we opened our christmas eve presents and Nate and I got a really cute pair of PJs and we thought all the boys would get some too, but they were all suprised with a fog free face masks to use while going snow boarding, snow mobiling etc. We put the babies to bed and then we all played a fun game of gestures. It was girls against boys and we (the girls) were ahead the whole game until the last round and the boys ended up winning! So dissappointing! We will definitely have to have a rematch! We went to bed after that and were woken up by Santa! He came to the Ence house at about 630. He came up the stairs and rang his bells and said Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas. Nate didnt wake up to all the noise Santa was making...he was out cold so I grabbed him out of bed so he could see Santa! To my suprise he didnt even cry! He just stared at him with a really confused look on his face. We got it all on video! After Santa left to go to the his next stop we went and opened our presents.

Nate got a Train from Santa. He can either ride on it or push it and it makes all kinds of fun noises! He also got a t-ball baseball fisher price set. He got a spin the wheel toy that sings the alphabet and animal names and noises from Grandma and Grandpa Ence. He also got from them a big toy truck. Amy, Tyler, and Josie gave him a hat that Amy made him. He got another baseball toy from Grandma and Grandpa Nelson, but it was different from the other one he got so that was good! They also gave him a toy hammer that makes noise when you hit things and a bunch of really cute clothes! Nate also got $50 dollars from his Great Grandma and Grandpa Ence! From Great Grandma and Grandpa Webb he got a fun musical player that plays fun songs when you press the buttons. He was so spoiled! Skyler and I had a great christmas also! I wont bore you with all the presents we got, but we were definitely spoiled as well! I got everything I wanted and so much more!

After opening our presents we went over to skylers Grandparents and had a big christmas breakfast with all the Ences. It was so yummy! We all got to pick a teddy bear out from under the christmas tree and we all got little stockings with money in them! After that we went over to my parents and opened christmas presents over there and we Santa had left our familys stockings over there. We were then off to talk to Skyler brother Jesse on the phone. He is on his mission in Spain. It was fun talking to him and great to hear his voice! We cant wait for him to come home and meet Nate for the first time! The rest of the day we hung low and enjoyed ourselves and all the great presents we got!

The next day we headed up to bountiful to spend christmas with the Webb family. We had a big yummy dinner when we got there and we were able to visit and play with Skylers moms family. We stayed the weekend up there and had a lot of fun!