We had a great Christmas this year and I hope the rest of you did as well. On Christmas Eve my mom always gave us something to do with bedtime, usually a pair of pajamas, but sometimes we also got a blanket or a pillow.... anyways so I like to do the same. Haize loves minky blankets so that is what he got was one of those and I had a friend put his name on it for him. He also got a pair of jammies to wear to bed, but he peed a little much that night so he had to get changed in the middle of the night and from then on he did'nt want to go to sleep. Its like he knew Santa was coming and was too excited. He ended up sleeping in our bed, which was a bad idea because then none of us got any sleep. He tossed and turned and hogged the bed all night. Then at 6am he was ready to get up and play, but Mom and Dad weren't ready so we just made him lay there until he went back to sleep. Then I woke up at 9am and made Dad and Haize get up to go see what Santa brought. We opened our presents and then went to my parents house for breakfast and opened some more presents. I love being with family on Christmas. I dont know what I'd do if they weren't around. Jareds parents were sad that we wouldn't come down to there place, but we still called them and chatted for a bit. Maybe sometime we can go there for Christmas. After my parents house we went home and chilled for a bit and then had a little nap. That evening we were invited to Jareds Aund Judy's house for dinner so we went there and had a great meal and then visited for a bit. All in all we had a pretty great time for Christmas. Here are a few pictures of Haize on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.
I cannot believe it. My baby is 1. How did this happen? I remember the day I had him like it was yesterday. I could tell you every detail if you'd like but I won't. Even though I will cherish that day of my life forever!!! He is the best thing that has ever happened to me and Jared. He is such a cutie and he always makes us smile. He can be a turd sometimes but we still love him. I didn't know that 1 yr olds had attitude like he has but they do! I think its pretty cute now, but I know in a few years it won't be so cute. LOL. Some of his favorite things lately are he loves to stand up to things, sharing his food, wrestling with his dad, rocking at night with mom like always, growling of course... he has done that since the day he was born, crawling... yes he is finally crawling haha, being outside no matter how cold or hot it is, and the list could go on, but I think ive mentioned most of his favorite things. I made a big mistake on his birthday. His party wasn't until 7pm so I was going to make sure he got 2 naps so he wouldn't be cranky. He took one nap pretty early in the day so I was happy about that, but then it got to be about 5pm and I wanted him to take one more so I made him take another one. By make I mean he didn't want to even though he was tired so I took him in my room and turned on Enya and I held him and swayed back and forth until he was out. And he was literally out. I had to wake him up at 6:15 so he would have enough time to wake up and get back to being happy and cheerful, but he so did not want to wake up. He was mad and cranky. I thought Oh great look what ive done. He was a little cranky when everyone got here but as the night went on he got Happier. Anyways.... :) For his birthday we had all the family come to our house, and we learned that our house is too small for that many guests. It was pretty squishy, but we still had lots of fun. First we started off by letting him open his presents and he got bored after about 2 of them, but then he had help from his cousins and that made it a little more fun for him. He got wayyyyy to many presents thats for sure. I can't believe all the toys he got and now I have no where to put them, but he sure enjoys them. My front room just looks like a toy room is all. Everyone is asking what he is getting for Christmas and the answer is........... a TOY BOX!!! Something to put all these toys in. After opening all his presents we had cake. It was awesome. I ordered Haize a cake from Smiths because my sister in law let me in on a little secret.... they do a FREE cake for 1 year olds. Awesome! So Haize had his own cake and then I made strawberry shortcake for the rest of the party. It was so much fun watching Haize dig into his cake. He had alot of fun flipping it everywhere. He also likes to share his food so I let him feed me a little and yes I got a little frosting on my face. So cute though. Of course he then had to get in the rub and rinse off. After his quick rinse off him and his cousin Jericho played with all the new toys. The cutest was when Jericho pushed Haize on the train. We had a great turn out and Thanks to everyone for coming! Happy Birthday Baby Boy!!!!
Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween. This year was fun for me because I got to dress Haize up. I ordered his costume like over a month in advance because I was so excited. We started trick or treatin a bit early so that Haize wouldn't get onery. First we went to Jareds aunt Judy's house and visited for a bit then we headed on over to my parents. I had my mom come with me to take Haize over to my Aunt Karen and Uncle Steve's cause I had told them a while ago that I would make sure I came by. And of course Haize was tired and wouldn't growl or talk to them, but he was still cute in his little dragon costume. I did however manage to get some pretty cute pictures of him in his costume in some leaves at my parents house. We didn't go many places because all of my brothers and sisters kids come to my mom and dads so we just trick or treat each other there. All in all it was pretty fun. Here are some pictures of our cute little Dragon.
Jared and I have been married for 6 years now. I can't believe it has been that long. In some ways it feels like we have married forever, but in other ways it feels like it was yesterday we tied the knot. I love Jared so much and really appreciate all he does for me and now of course Haize. He is the best dad ever. This year for our anniversary we snuck away and went to Park City and left Haize with my sister. Thanks Jennifer and family. It was so nice to get away for a night even though leaving Haize for the first time overnight was a little sad for me, but he did pretty good and I didn't worry too much. He was in good hands. Jared and I had never been to the alpine slides so that is what we did and we also did the newer alpine coaster. It was a blast and definately worth the money to do both. We had a lot of fun and I laughed the whole time on the coaster because I was in front of the sled and Jared had the brake and kept breaking. I was getting mad at him because I like to go fast but he had to pee and I was hurting him by sittin in front of him cause his legs couldnt fit in the sled right with me in front of him. Poor guy. That evening I let Jared decide where to go eat and of course that was a dumb idea. He chose Sushi. I ordered chicken of course and it was actually pretty good, but way to expensive for what it was. Jared was disappointed as well. The rolls were about as big around as his thumb. Big rip off. I cant remember the name of the place but it was something like Yuki Sariaki or something like that. Dont go there. Anyways here are a few pictures of our little weekend. I didnt get many but hope you enjoy.
I cannot even believe that my baby boy is already 11 months old and that in a month the little guy will be 1 year old. Where did time go? It feels like just yesterday I had him. I can remember every second of the day I gave birth to him. Its kind of sad that he is already that old but at the same time, he is so fun. I love every minute being with him. He is what makes me smile and keeps me going everyday and if im having a bad day all I have to do is look at him and im better. He has learned to army crawl. Its the cutest thing ever. It makes me laugh cause from behind it kind of looks like he is swimming. So cute. Oh and believe me he is plenty fast and can go anywhere he wants to go. He has been a little stinker too. He likes to play with things he shouldn't and when you tell him no he looks at you with a smurky smile and turns his head really fast and keeps doing it as if its funny. Not so funny to me though. Not sure how to break him of this but hopefully soon he will learn to listen. He loves to eat treats especially suckers they are his favorite. He gets so happy when he see's one. He now has 8 teeth and they are so cute, but they make him look like not such a baby anymore. He has the cutest smile ever. He still growls. Its pretty funny to get reactions from people that arent expecting it. He has growled from day one. Pretty much we love him so much and we are so happy we have him. Not sure what I would do with out him. Not sure what Jared would do either. Haize looks forward to seeing his daddy come home from work and if someone comes through the door he thinks its his dad and if its not sometimes he gets a little dissapointed. I love seeing the two of them play. Jared is a great dad! Well another month has past too quickly, but like always Haize makes it fun.
It is just absolutely crazy to me that my baby boy is 10 Months old already. Freaks me out! He is still the cutest little baby ever. We love him to death. I really dont know where I would be today if it weren't for him. He is such a sweet blessing in our lives. He is getting a mouth full of teeth. He now has 7 of them. I love when he does his cheeser smile so we can see them. He doesn't crawl yet or walk, but he seems to get around just fine by rolling which ever way he wants to go. He gets into plenty of trouble rolling so I can wait until he crawls and walks. He has the cutest chubby legs ever and yep he is bull legged just like his daddy. So cute. Last month we took him to a specialist because his doctor thought he may need a helmet for a flat spot but the specialist said he is just fine. Phew! We were so not wanting him to wear one so we are quite happy about that. Im also sure that Haize is to. He loves to be outside. If he gets onery we just take him outside and he is fine. He has been this way since he was born. That is a good thing because his daddy is the same way.... well that is unless its hot. I cant believe that in 2 months he is going to be 1. Honestly where does time go? Before we had him it seemed like years took a long time, but now we have him its like we blink and another month has gone by. Babies really do grow waaaayyyy too fast.
For Jareds Birthday he wanted to eat Sushi so we went and ate at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse. Its really good. And no its not all sushi. Its like Tepenyaki's. I want to thank everyone who came. It was a real good time.
Here's a few pictures of his cake. I was pretty stoked that the restaraunt let us bring it there.
I had his pictures done last Tuesday at Payson Park. He was soooo tired it was really tough getting him to smile, but I think we got some good shots of my little man. The girl that took his pictures is really good and super nice. Her name is Ashley Hawkes. You can check out her website its www.jadalovephotography.com
Ok so lately we have just been camping and hangin out around home. For the fourth we went to scofield with our friends the Sorensens and stayed up there. It was pretty fun. Jared did his crawdad feast. It looks pretty cool, but I have yet to eat a crawdad yet. The weekend before that we went and camped out at little Moab, but I didnt get any pictures of that. Shame on me because that was Haize's first camping trip. I know im bad. Well there is 1 picture and I already posted it on an older post.
We bought Haize a baby pool and he loves it. I need to put him in it more often though. I love the picture of him on his belly in it. Such a cute little bum. He is now 8 1/2 months old. I cannot even believe it. Time has flew by so fast. It makes me a little sad to think he isnt such a baby anymore. Well he is but ya know what I mean. He now has 3 teeth and another popping through. They are so cute.
Haize loves going for stroller rides and I got sick of having to get the big one out of my trunk so I bought this little one and I absolutely love it. It is just so easy and I can hold Haize and pop it up all at the same time.
I better write some stuff down about all that Haize has done in his 7th month since he is almost 8 months old now. This month he is getting better at rolling over. He still hasn't come close to mastering it, but is getting better. He has however learned how to sit up on his own. He does fall over now and again, but Im so proud of him. His biggest thing is he got 2 teeth. They are so cute. I will have to capture a picture of them. It is his 2 bottom ones. He went camping for his first time this month. It was so fun and he did pretty good. I think he will get better at going to bed the more we go, but he did pretty darn good. He also went for a short ride out in front of our house on the 4wheeler. He seemed to like that quite a bit. He loves to be outside. It is his favorite place to be. If he gets mad you can take him outside and he calms right down and is totally happy again. Amazing how things like that work. These are a few cute pictures of him lately.
I have had to give little Haize 2 haircuts already. I can't believe it. His hair gets long on top. I havent had to cut the sides or back yet but the top has had to be trimmed. Here are the pictures of Haircut 1 and 2. Green outfit was the first haircut
We took Haize camping for the first time last weekend. We went out to Little Moab and camped for 2 nights. Haize did pretty good I think. The first night was a little rough and Jared had told me that it was his turn to tend so he was putting Haize to sleep in the trailer while I hung out by the fire with everyone. Next thing I know I see Jared come out with the baby, slam the trailer door, slam his tailgate shut and put the baby in the carseat and away they drove. I could tell Jared was very frustrated. (He has little to no patience.) I wanted to go rescue him but everyone was covering my eyes and saying "remember it's your night to play so let him take care of Haize" so I did. When he returned he jumped out of the truck and came over and said Im going to take the baby home he won't go to sleep and we'll be back in the morning. I said oh no your not so I took the baby and we went in the trailer. I made him a little bottle and he drank it and got comfy and went to sleep. A mothers touch is all he needed. Jared was pissed, but oh well. Anyways it was all good after that. He slept good through the night and had a good day playing all day. He took a nap while we drove over to the rocks. Played somemore then it was time for bed again and of course I took over again and all went great. So camping is good afterall. I didnt get many pictures. Dang it! It was fun and were headed out again this weekend and the next few after that. Hope he gets used to going every weekend cause thats what were going to be doing.
Haize got a minky blanket for his blessing day that is white and blue and it instantly became his favorite blankie. I wanted to make him another one, but haven't because the fabric is so spendy and I wasn't sure I could do it. Well Monday I got a new ad from Joannes and whahoo there was a sale on minky fabric. Yay!!! I went there and got some fabric. I got it all pinned and ready to go last night and got brave today and sewed it all up. I think I did pretty good for saying I don't know how to sew really. And I totally guessed on how to do the corners, but I think I did pretty darn good. Best of all Haize loves it!
So last Tuesday night I went to Walmart after I got Haize to sleep because we needed some baby food and a few other items. I always have to look at the little baby toys to see if there is something that Haize just might want. I found a winnie the pooh crinkly book and I knew he would just love it. So after getting my few much needed items I went home. I was just going to go to bed and put stuff away in the morning but decided I would just do it now. I put all the groceries away and then decided to put the toy away as well. So I saw I needed something to cut the zip ties that it was attatched to the cardboard with. Scissors would do the trick! I held the toy and cardboard with my left hand while holding the scissors with my right. I got one cut and the other was a little diffacult. It was a small loop I had to fit the scissors under........slip........Blood everywhere squirting....I ran to the sink grabbed a dish towel sitting there......ran in my room and said Jared I cut myself really bad and I'm going to have to go to the hospital. He jumps out of bed half asleep and really irratated that I wasn't in bed. He headed in to wake up Haize and I said no i'll just call my mom and she can take me.....(shaking really really bad)...so I called her and decided that I could just drive over and pick her up. Jared was like um I think your in shock and you shouldn't drive. Im like oh i'll be just fine. So I drove to Payson picked up my mom and decided to stop at Mtn View and have my sister in law check it out first before I made the drive to Provo. Got there and "Yep your going to need some stitches." I pretty much knew, but I just didnt want to look at my own bleeding thumb. So we headed to Provo, got to the hospital and got some stitches. My thumb was pretty numb and tingly so it didnt even hurt getting it numbed for the stitches. The Doctor decided it was really deep and I may have severed the nerve so I had to go yesterday and see a Hand Surgeon, but thank goodness he thinks it will be just fine. I have to keep the stitches in for 1 more week and then if in 2 wks it is still bothering me I'm supposed to go back and see him, but hopefully that won't be the case. This is a picture from tonight so its looking much better than it did at first. And the toy that caused all the problem.
We began dating in April of 2003 and got engaged in June 2003. Then of course came the wedding in October of 2003. Jared had a house already that he had built in Santaquin and we are still living here. We had a little baby boy we named Haize on November 7th 2008. He is our miracle baby.