Thursday, May 21, 2015

Exploring


 Provo 


 Snow Canyon

 Salt Lake 
 Brianhead
 Centerville
 North Salt Lake


 Antelope Island


 Farmington Trail



Bountiful

One thing we really enjoy to do as a family is go exploring. There are so many beautiful spots in Utah to see. This is just some of the some fun trails and hikes we've visited. Hopefully we will always enjoy this as a family, being outdoors is so nice and relaxing. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Starting back up

I decided it is time to get back to blogging. I have really missed it and am sad I haven't been keeping track of my kids lives the past two years. 
This is like a journal for them, and I love looking back and remembering all the little things they do, and the different stages they are in.
So I am going to start now. I may have to do a bit of back tracking but mostly start from here and now.


We moved recently out of our bountiful home. Our new neighborhood is great for our family and for the kids. Rhett made sure we all have bikes and we are really enjoying them. West and Rhett are going to the bike park a lot and West is getting really good at riding. It is so cute to see him ride!

Ever turned 7 years old, and I still can believe she is that old. She's doing so well in school, and almost done with first grade. She is learning chinese in school and has picked it up so well. She is a wonderful student and kid, I sure miss her all day and wish she wasn't at school so long. Summer is in a few weeks and I can't wait to have her home with us everyday. Westbrook feels the same, he is excited to have her home. She is playing soccer again this year, on the 7-9 year old league and doing wonderful. She is such a committed player and runs like crazy, never asks for a break and loves it. I couldn't be more proud of her. She also has been working really hard on getting her back handspring and is just about there. 


 Westbrook is 4 years old now, and really is the sweetest boy in the whole world. I could never have imagined that having a son would be as great as it is. He is the most loving kid.  He is so snuggly and caring. As I am typing this he just came and sat by me and said I want to snuggle you. He is home with me all day, and we love to hang out together. I know when school starts that he is going to grow up so fast so I am enjoying this one on one time as much as I can. He is starting to sound out words, and trying to read. His drawing skills have improved so much lately, and his handwriting is really nice for a kid his age. He is such a great kid and we love our Westy so much! 


I am currently 13 weeks pregnant with baby #3.
We are so excited for our new little one and can't believe its actually happening.
Rhett and I thought that 2 kids was it for us. But we had the feeling that there was one more, and we couldn't be more excited. November will be a great time for a new baby, and we are not going to find out what it is, delivery day is going to be so fun.
This pregnancy has been hard like the others in the sickness department. I have been so nauseous and throwing up a lot. About the same as it was with my other two. Maybe in a few weeks the nausea will let up a little and I can stop taking Zofran. Im glad thats available though so I can stay hydrated and still be there for my family. They have been so good to let me lay around and have been so helpful.
Rhett is managing Harrison Imports now and works a lot, he is great at what he does, and we appreciate all he does for us. If he is not working he's trying to get the sprinklers in, or working on some trim in the house. He never stops! 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Stats and facts

Height 36" 88%
weight 31.2 lbs 84 %

West does awesome at the doctor
he didn't get any shots though, that probably helped this time
he was sick as usual
we did get some answers and hopefully we can get a handle on his health so he can feel well 
instead of always being sick
it definitely affects his mood 
he gets colds that last almost two weeks
he has a chronic cough
he is always tired I feel like
maybe he has low iron too?
 
He still sleeps with me at night
he naps for almost 3 hours every day though
I have moved his nap to around noon because he wakes up so early the he needs it pretty early
he usually wakes up crying an moody too
crazy kid
 
He is talking so well
he sings the alphabet, counts to like 15, and know a ton of letter sounds
he is recognizing letters too
he wines a lot when he talks 
we are working on that, it gets hard to listen too
my favorite thing he says is still " I love you too mommy"
He is loving his daddy lately
he actually slept by him the other night, kinda nice for me
 
He is a picky eater 
doesn't eat a lot at all actually
he is loving Dora lately
Just like Ever at this age
He has started pushing and hitting a lot lately
trying everything to stop it fast
His molars are almost through, we will all be glad when that is over!
He loves hats and motorcycles, he usually has one or both at all times!
 
He cries a lot, a whole lot, he is super fussy and whiny
 I hope he can start to feel better and be happier
It is so hard when he cries so much to stay patient. It has tested us all, but maybe we need it!
 
He loves nursery and does really good
he is getting pretty shy, when people say hi he actually tells them he is shy
this is kind of working out a lot better when we are in public, he stays close!
He was so shy when we sang happy birthday to him, doesn't like a lot of attention!
 
 
We Love our little Westy, not sure what we would do without him!

Westbrook at 2!

 We headed out to Staci's a few days before Westbrook's birthday! On the way I was really mad at myself that I had forgotten my camera! I realized that it would have been a great time and place to snap a few pics of West! Luckily Staci has a great camera and was nice enough to let me use it! Between the two of us we snapped a couple hundred shots! West was in heaven, dirt and hills everywhere, and a motorcycle in hand! These capture his personality so well! I love how wild he is! Thanks again Staci, love these so much!