Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's My Party

On Sunday we had a Birthday party for Seth. We had some friends over, along with Ryan's Family! I made some soup served in Bread Bowls with a yummy Greek Salad. Seth didn't quite know what to do with all the presents before him. It is funny how they change so much when there are a lot of people around, because usually he LOVES paper and will attack anything made of paper, but he just sat there. I tried to help him but he could have cared less about seeing what was in them. But once he found out what was in them, he was excited. I was excited too, because now we have new stuff to play with!!! Here are some pictures from his party!!!

I wanted to continue a tradition that my mom did for us as kids. My mom would always make our Birthday cake in some sort of shape, So for Seth I decided to make an Alligator cake. Ryan took some pictures as I was working on the cake. I thought it turned out pretty good. Happy Birthday to our little Gator!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to You!!!

Happy Birthday my little man! Mommy and Daddy love you more than you know! Thanks for coming to be with us!!

***Pictures of his Birthday party coming soon!!***

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cold as ICE......

Last week Ryan took the ICE exams at his school. ICE exams are a big comprehensive test that is all material from the past 2 years of chiropractic college. The ICE exams are put on by Ryan's school only, but they are to prepare you for the first set of national Board exams that Ryan will be taking this March. Ryan's school always scores the highest on National Boards, probably because they do these ICE exams. Plus his school doesn't let you take Boards if you don't pass ICE. (I don't know what ICE stands for). So obviously for months Ryan has been constantly studying more than humanly possible. When he took the exams he came home and said that they were so hard and hoped he even passed. Well yesterday he got the Results.....Not only did he pass, he scored in the highest bracket on almost every test! We are so Proud of Ryan!!! Funny thing is after he got his results he fell asleep on the floor for like almost 3 hours! Talk about mental and emotional exhaustion!!!! So Bring on the National Boards!!!!! Only 2 more years left!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

random pictures

Here are some random pictures of the past month. They are just silly things that as a mother I may only find interesting, but maybe you will, or family members, who knows!

I took this picture because we have this walker that Seth hates to sit in, but he loves to stand up and hit the musical buttons and play with the toys, but notice how he has stepped up on the base?! If you know the little guy it will make you laugh, and least Ryan and I did.

So Seth is always playing our computer desk, pushing the printer on and off, opening the CD drive etc... I try to block it off or distract him away from it, but usually he gets to it anyways. But this is his favorite place to be, under the desk with the keyboard pushed all the way out, pushing buttons. It is kinda annoying if you are trying to work on the computer, anyways I just love his sneaky little smile.

Seth is officially my kid. He loves blankets. I had one, and still have a favorite blanket that I wrap up in at night. I never pushed this on him, but he loves his blankets. when he gets a hold of one, he tries to shove as much of it as he can in his mouth, and then rubs his face in it. Weird I know. But he now knows what drawer I keep them in. So every day he opens up the drawer and gets them all out and tries to shove them all in his mouth. Thankfully he hasn't latched on to one specific blanket, but he only likes the waffle knit (or thermal, whatever they are called) blankets. Notice in the picture he has like 5 blankets pulled out surrounding him! crazy kid

Doesn't he look really grown up??

So I was folding towels and Seth crawls up and buries his face in them and starts chewing on the towels, I tried to get a picture of it, but Seth knows the camera now, and will stop what he is doing and smile (good sometimes, but bad when you want some candid shots) Still I just thought the picture was cute.

This was my last knitting project, a Turkey. I will have to admit this was my first time knitting a toy, so it doesn't look the greatest, but it was fun. I really want to get into toy knitting because there are some cute things out there. You can only make so many hats, scarves, and blankets when you live in Southern California! Just thought I would share.

Step by Step........

Seth is venturing into walking territory!!! He is starting to take his first steps!! CRAZY!!!! He actually does a little better than this, but the little monkey stops when we get the camera out! Just thought family would enjoy seeing the start of this milestone for Seth.

Thanksgiving in Big Bear

This year for Thanksgiving we went up to Big Bear. Ryan's parents were nice enough to rent a cabin for all the family to enjoy! It was fun, but stressful at times because of the unpredicted snow storm that left us with almost a foot of snow on the day we were trying to come home!!! Before we left I checked the weather and it said it would be in the 60's up there so we didn't take any heavy jackets, boots, gloves, etc...!! We sure did need them, but it worked out in the end. I wish I had been better with taking pictures, but enjoy what I did take! Fun times with good food, fun games, and good company = a successful trip!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Seth's 8 month Pictures

I had some pictures taken by my good friend Winter when Seth was 8 months. I never got around to posting them. They are fantastic! Thank you Winter!!! (just a side note--The picture with Seth and I, I wasn't planning on being in the pictures but she made me get in one...I had no make up on or anything...the wonders of Photoshop!!) Enjoy our cute Baby!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

11 Months

I am now 11 months old. My parents can't believe it! I am getting so big. Yesterday I went to the Doctor. I am 25 lbs and 30.5 inches tall, that is the 85Th percentile! I crawl faster than my mommy can run! I also walk along all the furniture, and get into everything!!!!! I love to pull things off of shelves!!!
I still like to growl like an animal. I mimic everything I hear, I even fake cough!!! I can give kisses, but only to mommy. I like to give high-fives too!! I love books, my favorites are Baby Beluga and a Halloween book that my Great Grandma Mamo gave me. I just sit quietly and flip the pages of my books, my mommy thinks it is so cute. Yesterday I was standing at the couch and I let go and I stood up for almost 30 seconds..NO HANDS MOMMY!! Oh yeah and guess what?? I have Six teeth (4 on top and 2 on bottom). Every where I go people stop my mommy and tell her I am the cutest kid they have ever seen!! I have a silly personality, I laugh and give smiles all the time! I am such a pleasant little kid to have around, and my mommy and daddy sure do love me lots!! 1 year old here I come!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Let me just start out by saying, I Love Halloween!! I don't understand why some people don't love it?? Anyways this year I made Halloween costumes!!! It was totally awesome. Ryan was Woody, I was Jessie, and Seth was Buzz Lightyear. Actually I lied I didn't make Seth's costume, it was a bag costume (I know terrible!) but it would have been so hard to make it, and for him to grow out of it is like a day, not worth it. For the weekend we went up to San Diego to my Aunts house because my Grandparents are visiting from Utah. So we decided to spend the Holiday with them. Their neighborhood had a block party so it was fun to show off our Halloween costumes to someone, after I spent so long making them. We took Seth around to a few houses just for fun, but returned home cause it was getting cold!! But we had a fun time!! I love Halloween!! Happy Halloween!! My fantastic Grandparents or as we like to call them, Mamo and Oohoo!! (they even dressed up!!) Woody and Jessie!! So it is hard to tell, but those costumes are totally handmade except the hats and my wig. Other than that all handmade, I had to make up my chaps and Ryan's vest out of thin air. Ryan made our rams head belt buckles out of cardboard, we got a yellow dress shirt at goodwill and drew with red fabric marker for the stripes. and I added the yellow and red rick rack to a white dress shirt. They turned out awesome, We got so many compliments. I don't care how old I am I am going to continue dressing up. I think that Adults that don't dress up are SO LAME!! Yeah I said it, LAME LAME LAME!!! Toy Story Family Buzz Lightyear We had a Halloween miracle. The week before Halloween I tried Seth's costume on him, and he was busting out of it. The snaps were being pulled open.I didn't know what to do. But on Halloween we put it on him, and it fit!! A Halloween Miracle!
So this is my hilarious cousin Andrew. He is in 7Th grade, and he worships Billy Mays (the oxy clean guy) My Aunt said that when he died Andrew went into a depression for a couple of days. For Halloween Andrew was Billy Mays!!

Monday, October 26, 2009


Seth constantly tries to pull over our lamp. Luckily it is a cheap lamp from good old Walmart, it weighs nothing and is made entirely out of plastic. So we put his walker in front of it, and for a while now it has blocked it....Until now. Seth has gotten smart and today I watched him as he pushed the walker out of the way and pulled the lamp down!

We bought pumpkins at the store to carve the other day, Seth loves them. He always crawls up to them and bangs on them, and rolls them around. I think it is so cute.

Seth can open all my cupboards now. He found my big container of cookie cutters. Now I am constantly stepping on cookie cutters.

The classic Seth smile.

Not enjoying playing with his cousins

We were at Ryan's parents house and Seth was just playing around. He was playing on this bike and he kept sucking in his belly and puffing out his chest. It was so funny!!

We had the missionaries over....A future missionary in the making!!

His new hat mommy made him.

A captain Jack Sparrow hat. This one is for you Grammie Grandma!!!

Now these video's probably wouldn't be of any interest to anyone but family members. They are just some funny things about our little man.

Watching Baby McDonald. He recently has taken an interest to Baby Einstein. It is like baby drugs. Seth usually never sits still, but yet he is glued to the T.V. I don't know how they do it.

Seth clapping!!

The best laugh ever, it brightens my day.