Saturday, July 30, 2011

Can you believe your eyes?!?!

Yes, I'm actually posting something. I'm such a slacker, its not that we aren't doing anything worth blogging, its just that I have chosen to do other things with my time. But I do want to stick with my highlighting a reader thing so I have to do at least on post to do that. So really, that is my motivation. I mostly will post pictures. And WOW has it been a while since I even downloaded pictures from my camera!

In no particular order we have been....

Duck feeding

mess making

Candy eating, I mean parade watching

family reunion-ing

Cardon and Addie 8 days apart
Kade and Bella 6 months apart


cousin playing
and I am most happy to announce UN SWADDLING!!! Cardon has not been able to sleep unless he has been swaddled. I have been wrapping him in my belly band and velcroing him tight! If he got out at all he would wake up. Well it was getting dangerous and just ridiculous so we broke him out it. It was a sad week... ish. But we got past it and he's doing great!
Quick funny Kade story. Some of you have already heard this but its worth telling again I believe. Plus my crazy mom brain might not remember it in years to come. Anyways... At church on Sunday I had Kade out in the foyer for some reason or another. As we were walking back in I told him to please fold his arms. So he walked down the whole isle with his arms sticking straight out to his sides. He sure knows how to show me doesn't he?!?!?

Well anyways I hope you are all having a great summer!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I've been a horrible blogger and the pod thing was a bust but I want to keep up the reader highlighter thing. Perhaps I'll pick up with the pod thing again one day. :)

Kasey recently moved into our ward here in Ogden and she really is amazing! You wont believe her story. They were married for ten months and had twins. Ten months later and another set of twins!! Then like sixteen months later had another baby! FIVE KIDS UNDER THREE!!! Now you agree with me don't you? :) She takes all five kids shopping by herself, she does crafts with them, she braves church by herself and takes them on walks! I think I would be doing pretty well to have all kinds dressed by the time we needed to get ready for bed!! She is a sweet, fun person and I'm so glad she moved into our ward!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

6 months old!!!

My little bean is six months! I seriously can't believe we are halfway through the first year! I wont go into detail because we all say the same types of things all the time! Its just unbelievable how fast everything happens! Anyways this boy is so dang cute! He is SO happy! Always smiling! And he is busy, of course. I thought Kade was busy. He was and still is. This is kind of a different busy. People are church hold him and they always say something like "he is wiggly!" or "he moves a lot!". People also often comment on his busy little legs, they dont stop moving! He's always kicking! But he is a content type of busy. He just rolls around and plays all over the living room. He loves to play with toys but more than anything he loves to play with wrappers, packing and bags. I'm there with him, dont worry. When we are eating a bag of carrots he has to play with the bag. He's funny because if he sees something across the room that he wants he just goes nuts! Those legs start going bizerk and he is jumping and reaching as if he thinks he could get to it. We are learning now to figure out what he wants a little sooner. The cute thing is though that he isn't vocal about it, he grunts a bit but he is honestly trying to get it himself. Kade did and still is VERY vocal about things. When Cardon is on the floor and a toy is out of his reach he doesn't freak out about it he just kicks and squirms trying to get it. SO, the point of that long paragraph was to tell you that he is contently busy. Got it?

He is always making this face, perhaps he's just really focused.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I realized I forgot to do a post about somebody for May, a week late but here it is! I love this game because its so funny to see who I draw, its so random!! Shanda and I had a class together in college at SLCC. Yes, I went to college ha! Actually we had a couple. We were both in the elementary education program and we had the gym class together and children's literature. Both probably my favorite classes in the small amount of college I went to. We had so much fun together! The gym class was a child gym class so we played parachutes, crab ball and random games like that. We had so much fun together pretending like we were in elementary school together. I started dating Alex towards the end of that semester and Shanda was always so cute and listened to my giddy stories about him! Its crazy that we have kept in touch for so many years thanks to Facebook and blogger! She has a little boy in the middle of my boys and she is such a great fun Mom! She is an amazing crafter, something I'm REALLY not so its fun to see what she does! We have no pictures together unfortunately so I'll just post a random one of her and her cute boy. (hope you don't mind;) )

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Lately, Alex has been working VERY hard in the yard (when the weather is cooperative). He was saying something about feeling like he would never get the extra yard projects done because there was just so much to do. I told him I knew exactly how he felt! And not to take away from his hard hard work, but I told him to imagine starting again each day and everything you did the day before has been undone! It makes it nearly impossible to get to those EXTRA projects!

Humor me...

The dishes you washed are now dirty
The fridge you filled is now empty
The nose you wiped is again snotty
The drawers filled with clean, organized clothes are now disorganized and empty
The hamper you emptied is now full (I will never understand how a certain someone LOVES laundry!!)
The toys you picked up are again scattered
The meal you cook is no longer, and it is time to make another
The floor you moped (minutes ago) is now sticky

You get the idea and are familiar I'm sure. At the end of the day there is no PROOF! I tell Alex I feel like I just run around in circles all day long. The things I do, don't grab your attention like a newly planted flower bed, or some other glamorous project.

I know I know most of you are thinking "try adding a few extra kids to that!" Yes I will and I fully expect things to get worse!

In fact I was speaking of this subject to my Mother recently she said "Oh, Danelle! How I dreamed this day would come and you would understand!"

Allthough there isn't proof ... there is satisfaction.

Like when somebody like this

Looks at you like this
Or somebody like this

Says his own sweet simple prayer

Or watches you out the window and tells you "Thank you for taking out the garbage Mommy!"

And there are times when things like this happen.

All those things are reminders to me that there really is proof! I'm not just running around in circles. And there really is something glamorous about this project.

I can keep doing those same things day to day even if there isn't proof because even though those things don't bring me happiness and joy.... they really do!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

pod: then and now

And a close up of this cutie!