Monday, February 22, 2010

11 months

My little baby girl is rapidly growing up before my eyes! I can hardly stand it...she is going to be 1 year old in the blink of an eye! She is one fun, full of personality, sweet, happy little girl. She always keeps us entertained with the fun, cute new things she is doing every day. Love you sweet girl! We all love you!

Gweny lately...
gives kisses with a wide open mouth
dances to music
drinks out of a bottle and sippy cup!

crawls on her knees, but still likes to do the army crawl

does rock paper scissors(:
when the boys get out of the tub, Jono and I do rock paper scissors with the boys to see who gets out first. Well gweny had been watching, b/c one night when bath was over, I said, "okay boys, Rock, paper, scissors." (I did not do the hand actions) and gwen looked up at me with a huge smile and clapped her hands together 3 times (rock, paper, scissors). Now every time we say rock paper scissors she claps her hands together 3 times. Pretty cute!

Walks with her adorable new stroller from Grammy for her birthday. ( we opened it up early so she could get a head start on learning how to walk, and it sure has helped!)

She stands up all by her self without holding onto anything! (today!)

says: mama, bebe(baby), ddd ruff ruff (dog), dada

LOVES dogs..she freaks out when she sees one!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I love him so much! Happy Valentines!
We were able to get away for a night on the town. Thanks to Mema and Papa for watching our 3 kiddos!

My Valentine's

I am so lucky to have ALL of these special ones as my Valentine's.

p.s. The amazing Mike cunningham took these pics back in September. He did such a good job, thanks Mike! Go check him out!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I get to look at this smiley, sweet face all day long...and I love it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010



pluto wanting a hug
the boys & goofy
gwen just looking cute in her outfit

jono.carter.sawyer: laughing on tea cups
sawyer: just a little tense
happiness is what these two boys of mine were feeling when we walked into the entrance of Disneyland, and right before them walks out Mickey, Minnie, goofy, pluto, chip, dale, and donald!! I can't even explain to you how excited they were. This has never happend to them before. They went running from character to character, screaming "mom, dad, look mickey, look goofy, look donald, etc.!" Their faces were in awe, especially sawyers. It was pretty cute. It was so fun to see them so excited and that pure happiness on their faces.

Monday, February 1, 2010


After 10 months of rejecting the bottle/sippy cup/straw, basically anything but mommy, Gwen decided to drink a 4oz. bottle today! AMAZING! I thought the day would never come. We tried everything we could think of to get her to drink her liquids besides what she was getting from me. I am so happy I nurse her, but it would be nice for her to take a bottle once in a while when I need/ or want to go somewhere without her. So hopefully, if she continues I can go out longer than 3 hours with Jono or maybe even a little get away with out having to worry about taking Gwen with us, or rushing back in time to feed her. This is the start of something great! I love nursing her, it is such a bonding moment for us, But as she is creeping up on her 1st birthday, I am thinking that it's time to call it quits. We will just have to see that she's not tricking us and really does take more than one bottle. One step at a time I guess.

rock climbing buds

In winter park across the street from my parents cabin there is the neatest rec. center that just opened. There was a huge in door swimming pool, with a lazy river, play structure in the water, and water slide. They also had other fun activities and sports to do there. One of the cool features was this rock climbing wall. Carter and Mason were able to try rock climbing for their very first time. I was so impressed with the both of them! They did awesome at 4 year olds! They were feeling pretty tough and cool. They were using all their big muscles to get oh so high.

snowmobiling in Colorado

carter. mason at the very top
yeah we made it!
While we were in Denver for Christmas, we went up to my parents cabin in winterpark. It is so pretty and relaxing there. Carter and Mason went with their Dads, Papa, and uncle jeff snowmobiling while we were up at the cabin. Carter had never been on the snowmobile before and was so excited! He loved it! Thanks papa for having such cool, fun snow toys!! Can't wait to go again!

winter wonderland

sawyer waiting his turn
The boys had so much fun playing and sledding in the snow! They were in a winter wonderland.