Friday, December 26, 2008

6 Months Old

Ethan is 6 months old today! He's getting so big and growing up fast. He had his 6 month doctor appointment today. His new stats: height - 26 inches and weight - 15.0 lbs. The doctor said he's growing fine and following the growth charts nicely. He's a happy, healthy baby!


Christmas went well. We had originally planned to get together with Spencer's family but some of them got sick so we just hung out with his parents. Christmas eve we had a traditional dinner. Clam chowder, rolls, salad, and cheesecake for dessert. We also went to the temple visitors center and watched "The Lamb of God" which was about the last days of the Savior. Our other activity of Christmas light watching was cancelled. Christmas dinner was cheesey potatoes, ham, green beans, veggie tray, jello salad, and ice cream rolls for dessert. All was delicious!!!

We had also planned to get together Christmas morning and open gifts, but due to illness we did our own thing. We were lazy. Ethan woke up around 9am so I fed him his breakfast and then made blueberry muffins and scrambled eggs for Spencer and me. Ethan took his nap around 11am so Spencer and I went back to bed. We finally opened presents around 12:30pm. Next year I don't think we'll be able to wait that long.

We didn't have a lot to open because Spencer and I got our presents early. My presents were a ticket to Missouri for my brothers wedding, a trip home to Washington, and getting my hair done. I cut off 3 inches and dyed it back to brown.

Spencer got a 58" flat screen TV (well it was a present for both of us) and a XBOX game "Guitar Hero: World Tour". It comes with drums, microphone, and guitar. Christmas day we gave each other small gifts. Spencer got 2 Christmas ties for church and I got a travel bag and a rug to put by our sliding door.

Christmas was all about Ethan anyways. He received toys and clothes. I don't think he knows what to do with all of them, but he likes them all!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Ethan has been eating rice cereal for a couple weeks now so I thought I would try carrots with him tonight. Watch to see his reaction. Sorry about the video I was trying to do it myself, feed Ethan the carrots, and not get it all over us or have Ethan slide off my lap. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sierra in the Snow

The above pictures were taken Saturday. The pictures below were taken today, Monday. We had a bizzard today... 10 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 35 mph! Sierra loves the snow...I hate the mess she brings inside.

Our Christmas Tree



Both Spencer and Ethan were sleeping and I wanted a picture of our tree so logically Sierra was my only other choice.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Washington Trip

On December 12th at 8pm we left for Washington. We had planned to leave earlier that morning, but I got sick late Thursday night. I guess it was a flu bug that lasted less than 24 hours. It took us about 9 hours to get there. The drive wasn't all that bad. The roads were clear besides in the mountain pass. There the weather changed quickly. Rain, snow, ice, wind....but we made it. We pulled in to my parents house around 4am Washington time. My sisters came too. One from Utah and the other from California.

Saturday was Chris and Melissa's wedding reception and family pictures. Everything turned out beautiful. I didn't get any pictures with my camera...must have forgot I had it. I'll post some later though.

Monday night Spencer and Kirsten got sick with whatever I had.

Tuesday night we celebrated Christmas. Dad read the Christmas story from the scriptures while the little ones got to act it out. Joseph was Samuel on the wall prophesying. Kaylee, Kiera, Kassidy were the three wise men. Mikenna was the angel. Zach was Joseph and Kirsten was Mary. (Sorry Ethan wasn't Jesus....he was sleeping during that part and later woke up). Caleb was a shepard that looked more like Yoda. After that we talked about the symbols of Christmas and their meanings...usually we read "Santa tell the children" but mom couldn't find the Santa bag. No worries though. We finished with singing "Away in a Manger" and naming gifts we are grateful for.

Wednesday morning we traveled back to Idaho. Ethan did great with both truck rides. He slept all but a hour or two of the trip. It's great to go on trips but its great to be home too.

Long Past and Over Due Happy Birthday Spencer

So I have been really lazy with the postings lately and I didn't get one done for Spencer's 28th birthday. His birthday was December 7th. Chris and Melissa had a sleep over that weekend. They had some shopping to do in Idaho Falls and I invited them to Spencer's birthday dinner on Sunday. Dinner was at Hilary and Bryan's house. We had lasagna, salad, french bread, green beans, and peach and lemon pies for dessert. Yummy! Overall a good birthday I suppose. Spencer's response was "It was fine". Spencer didn't want his picture taken so I had Hilary take some at dinner.