Monday, September 24, 2012


Aug 13th: I had to make a store run to go make Skylers truck payment at the bank inside the store. The bank gave my kids suckers and since I needed a few things I decided to make it a one stop shop and buy what I need there even though by baby was so tired! Thank goodness for the suck from the bank to keep my tired baby happy! Nate didn't want his after a couple of licks and gave it to Bailey. She was double fisting them after that! 

Aug 14th: Bailey loves to help me with the dishes! Anytime she sees the dishwasher open she comes and hands me the silverware so I can put it away! Such a good little helper!

Aug 16th: My cute kiddos watching a show together!

Later that night the kids had some water fun in the backyard to cool down on a hot night!

Aug 17th: I went and helped with my sisters bridal pictures tonight. It was so fun! Alyssa Ence Photography is the best! Here is a picture I took on my phone of Amanda. She looked gorgeous!

Aug 18th: Amanda had her bridal shower today. It was decorated so cute and the food was so yummy! She got a lot of good stuff! We missed Angela being there!

That night we all went swimming at my moms. Nate had saw that his cousin Tyler had swam across the whole pool for the first time and got a toy for it. He told me he wanted a toy too. I said if you swim across the whole pool like Tyler did then I will get you one. Being the determined little boy he is, he swam across grandmas whole pool! It was so cute watching him! I can't believe he started the summer swimming with floats to now swimming across a pool with no floats! So proud of him!! We got it on video on my phone and I am trying to upload it, but for some reason its not working. Hopefully I will get it to where it does! 

This is the toy he picked out at the store. A transformer of course :)

Aug 19th: We went up to cedar mountain with Skylers family for the day. Justin proposed to Jesslin! It was so cute! They had a tree they carved their initials into back in 2007 and he proposed to her in from of it. It was a surprise to her. He told her we were just going up to the mountain for a  day getaway to go four wheeling with his family before school started. We went for a ride and they showed us the tree and took their picture in front of this (this was planned out so we knew where the tree was to decorate it) then the plan was for him to go down and see the horses a little later but it was ranging so we kinda put a rush on things :) Right when we got done with the first little ride they went down to see the horses and the old cabin and we quickly went and decorated the tree for justin. We hid a little ways off behind tress and I laid behind a big dirt mound. Alyssa got behind the closest big tree to them so she could capture pictures of the proposal. We couldn't hear what was being said, but we could tell they were done when we saw Justin get off his knee and kiss her. Then we all started clapping and cheering :) I am pretty sure Jesslin was really embarrassed ha ha! Here are some pictures of the tree I snapped on my phone after setting up and of them after he proposed. Then some pictures of the rest of our day.

The kids had fun hanging out and four wheeling on the mountain and as soon as we hit the road back home the were both out!

Aug 20th: 90% of the time I have an army of Nate's guys taking over my entertainment center! I love him and his imagination! I don't always love my entertainment center covered in toys ha ha!

Sweet kiddos watching a show before bed. I sure am blessed!

Aug 21: I babysat Shawna's niece today and the kids were having a lot of fun playing with her!

Aug 22: Bailey has been super into coloring lately! Every time she sees Nate coloring or working on his school work she wants to be coloring too! She is actually pretty good! 

Aug 23rd: Tired kiddos!

Aug 25th: We had to go take the four wheelers we used the weekend before back to Skyler's grandmas cabin in pine valley. We decided to make it a little day trip and enjoy some cooler temperatures! It was a lot of fun! We went for a little ride down to the river where the kids played and had a good time! We brought Max with us and when Skyler unloaded him from the truck he dashed out and rammed right into Bailey which forced her to face plant right into the ground! She got a bloody nose and lip and was all scraped up! It was so sad! 

We made it back just in time to go to dinner at Buca di Beppo! My sister Amandas good friend from Texas was sent to open the Buca St. George store and she invited our family to come out to family and friends night before their grand opening. The food was so so yummy and she totally hooked us up!!

That night Skyler read the kids bedtime stories. They sure love their Dad and so do I! Wish this picture wasn't so blurry!

Aug 27th: Saw the sun come up this morning! That is a rarity! My friend Whitney asked if I wanted to work out with her in the mornings and me knowing that I desperately need some exercise agreed! She is way more fit then me so I warned her I haven't worked out at all in over a year. She assured she hadn't worked out much either and that it would be fine. We decided to take a trail by my house and it is actually a pretty one. We go every Monday and Friday. She installed a map my run app on her phone and she said that from the start to the finish we got 3.24 miles! We can't run it all yet, but hopefully we will get to that point some day!

Baileys poor nose :(

Nate and I made a hand print caterpillar today. He loved it! It turned out pretty cute!

We had Nate's new preschool open house tonight! Nate was so excited! He has waited all summer long to start his new preschool! On the way to it he fell asleep in the car. I woke him up to go inside and he was a little groggy at first, but it didn't take him long to wake up enough to go play with toys. I thought Bailey would play too, but she stood right by my side the entire time holding onto my pants! I guess the few other kids that were there were intimidating!

We went over to Grandma Nelsons because she told Nate she had a surprise for him. He was so excited! She gave him a little back to school gift! He loved it! She is the best!

Then we went to home depot with mother-in-law and she helped me pick out wood and corbels for my new project! Nate apparently though the cart was a jungle gym!

Then we went over and got right to work! Nate helped me sand and he did a great job!

Aug 28th: I guess I was feeling ambitious because today I reorganized my living room closet and turned it into a little craft space! I am embarrassed of the first picture, but I love how it turned out! I love when things are organized! 

Aug 29th: Cute little dish helper!

Aug 30th: Nate had his first day of preschool today! He was beyond excited! It is a good thing it is the first thing in the morning because I don't think he would have made it had it been in the afternoon! I love my cute little boy! Cant believe how big he is getting! He is going to be in kindergarten next year...ahh!! 

He had a blast at preschool!! He talked about it the whole way home! The first thing he said to me was " Mom, my new preschool is so fun. I wasn't bored at all!" He was also picked to bring home the blue bear for being good!

Love this girl!

Rockin the shades at my sisters tennis match!

We went and watched my cute sister at her tennis match! She did awesome! 

We ended the day watching Skyler coach a great win over Dixie! Yay for Pine View JV team! Black did awesome and made several touchdowns! 

Aug 31st: We miss Nate and Daddy during the day but I love one on one time with my baby girl! Nothing better than snuggling and reading stories!

The kids had fun at the varsity game tonight! It was such a beautiful night! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Randomness + Washington County Fair

Aug 1st: It was a nice day so we went out and enjoyed the evening weather. Bailey and I watched Nate  skateboard. I went to help Nate and when I came back she was picking my flowers! Naughty girl...but to cute to get mad at :)

Aug 2nd: Nate and his playgroup friends built a tent (with my help) the size of his whole bedroom! They were loving playing in it!

I told Nate to say the prayer for dinner and I looked over at Bailey and she was folding her arms for prayers! This is the first time she has done it all by herself without me folding them for her!

Aug 3rd: We drove up to Draper and went to Skyler's cousin Haley's wedding reception. It was in their backyard and it was beautiful! It was such a nice night! Thanks to my mom for watching the kids so we could go without them!

Aug 4th: Before heading back home we made a trip to ikea! Oh how I love this store!

Aug 5th: We went over to hang out at my parents house and Nate and Skyler both took a little sunday nap. So cute!

Aug 6th: Bailey eating her rice cereal all on her own! Getting to big to fast!

A typical day at our house...

Nate was pushing Bailey around in her baby doll stroller for over an hour! They were having so much fun!

Aug 7th: We Red Boxed a movie and Bailey and Nate were dancing to the music in it. It was funny!

Aug 8th: I babysat some little girls in our ward today and one of them was loving brushing Bailey's hair or lack there of ;) ha ha! What it would be like for Bailey to have a big sister...

Aug 9th: Skyler started coaching football this week as well as his new job at Sunrise Tire. We have been blessed enough for him to have a job and are so pleased that our prayers have been answered. The only down side is he is not home much these days :( The fair was in town and so I took the kids by myself to go check it out! 

Nate loved riding all the rides!

Nates favorite ride! He loved it and was sad he was to small to go on all the "big kid" rides!

Aug 10th: While we were at the fair the night before we passed the baby contest registration. Just for fun I decided to enter Bailey because I think she is the cutest ever :) They gave us a shirt for her to wear the next day and we were suppose to come to the judging at 10:20 in the morning. The next morning Bailey and I went. I signed her in and they gave us her number to wear on her back. We waited a few minutes and then they called the girls in groups of 6 to come sit in front of the judges. There were 3 judges and we all sat in a semi-circle around them. They talked to them and tried to get them to smile and act cute. Bailey was adorable! She looked so cute waddling around in her shirt and pink tutu. She waved and smiled and interacted with the other little girls. We sat there for about 5 minutes and then went home. They said they would give us a call by the end of the day and let us know if they were a finalist. About 2:30 I got a call...she was a finalist! There were 30 kids in her age group that were entered and she was one of the top 6! I was so excited!

Aug 11th: They told me on the phone to have her wear any outfit to the baby contest. I could have her stick with the theme of the parade of red, white and blue or have her wear an outfit of choice. I decided to stick with the theme. I had her wear the blue chevron skirt with the red ribbon that I made her for the forth of July with a red flower headband. She looked so cute! Skyler was out of town and so was his mom and my parents. Alena was nice to come with me and help keep track of Nate. Jesse and Alyssa also were awesome for coming and supporting Bailey and helping with Nate too! I helped her walk across the stage for the judging. She looked so cute and was smiling and waving and clapping to the crowd. I don't think the judges saw that part. After the 6 girls in her age group walked across they had us go stand in front of the judges so they could see and talk to them. None of the judges really looked at Bailey to much since we were standing in the middle and she wasn't as interactive with them as she was with the crowd. I wish they would have had the judges in front so they could have seen the front side of her walk across stage! She didn't win, but it was a lot of fun doing it! She will always be the cutest baby to me! I love my baby girl and am so proud of her! I am sad I didn't get any pictures of her on stage because I had Alena record it, but the video didn't turn out great :( I took some screen shots of the video on my phone so I have a few pictures, but they aren't the best.