Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy Easter!

Easter was so much fun! We went down to Grandma Linda's and Daddy's and hung out with everyone! Aunt Lacee and Uncle Daryl were there with little KeKe and we had a blast! After a nice relaxing day at Linda's we headed to James' dad's house to see Grandpa Dan, Amy and Gabby! Mathew ran around like a wild animal and had so much fun playing with Grandpa! James' family is so wonderful! We're really lucky. We still have a TON of candy and I'm trying desperately not to eat it so if you live by me or I'm going to see you soon PLEASE help us eat it :)

Mr. Naughty Pants

You're looking at the busiest kid on the universe! Mathew is 2 going on 5! He thinks he's so big and can do anything he wants! We've reached the point where naps are few and far between, the "No's" and "I DO IT", "stop it", and "QUITE" are the most common words in his vocabulary! I never realized how challenging this stage was! I heard all the "terrible two" stories and figured I would have Mathew in check and there's no way that will be me....HA in my dreams! I will say, for as many rough challenging days we have there are a number of really good days where he's as loving as ever! It makes me forget about the hard days all together!

I have to admit I'm incredibly jealous of the energy this kid has! Mathew runs around the house all day long!

The Thursday before Easter Mathew came down with a virus that turned into Croupe. We had a big day planned Sunday so I really wanted him to rest and get better. Saturday I put Mathew down for a nap, of course he had a movie going and was very quiet so I thought he was sleeping...About an hour after I put him down I hear him cry, it was a different cry so I wasn't sure what the heck was going on. I walked in his room to check on him and find his leg is STUCK between the bars in his crib! Of course I totally panic and call James, what am I supposed to do?!?!?!? I remember the full house episode where DJ is babysitting and the kid got his head stuck in the staircase, but butter is SO not going to do the trick here. I ran downstairs and grabbed my tool box and tried to pry the bars apart so I could push his leg out, I don't know how the heck he got his chunky leg in there but his knee was stuck and wasn't about to go anywhere! The whole time this is happening James is on speaker, Mathew's crying, I'm crying James is wondering what the hell is going I make the decision to just break the bar off...I snapped the bar as much as I could and pushed Mathews leg out. Mathew had a couple scratches and bruises around his knee but he was out YAY!

So after Mathew and I settle down from the main event, Mathew lays on my bed and falls asleep, reality sets in and I'm like "oh no, now where is Mathew going to sleep?!?!" He's not ready for a toddler bed, how the hell do I even make this crib into a toddler bed??? Well luckily I found some pictures of the crib online and figured out how to change make the crib into a toddler bed. I was really worried he would fall out of the bed the first night or get up and get into trouble in the middle of the night but he didn't at all! He did great! I went out and bought a safety rail a couple days later and it's been wonderful! He LOVES being able to get in out of bed by his self, and to celebrate I got him a Cars pillow!!! I never realized how fast kids grow up! I can't believe he was ever a baby! It's a lot of fun though and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Best Birthday Ever

This year I turned the sad age of 27 yuck! I did have reason to celebrate though....My dad, brother Mike and his cute girlfriend Bre came up to see us!!! We had so much fun while they were here! It was great to have a house with lots of room too.
I had only met Bre once, the last time I was in Salt Lake, and I thought I liked her then! She is so awesome! My brother and her have such a sweet relationship, they're perfect for each other (no pressure Mike, but you MUST marry this girl!) Mathew had so much fun playing with them it was great! Mathew would go around the house yelling "Mike!" all day long!

We did so much stuff while they were here! We drove up to Blaine, WA to pick up one of Mike's friends who he met in Slovenia on his mission who now lives in Canada. We also did the Seattle Underground Tour and had some fun on the Ferry's. I love my family SO much I wish I could see them more....I can't wait until the next trip XOXO!

New Camera

So a couple months back my camera totally broke :( I knew my family was coming in town so I was in a rush to get a new one. After doing some research and asking around I found the most amazing camera EVER! The only thing I wish it did is shoot video, but with everything else it can do I can live with that!
I ended up purchasing a Canon Rebel, click here to see it's awesomeness! Here are a few great pictures I've taken with it! This camera makes me feel talented at photography, can't complain about that!