Wednesday, January 28, 2009


While we were at Marianne and Phil's we took the opportunity to play in the snow and Ashton got to wear his new snow suit. He wouldn't look at me so unfortunately I got a lot of his backside.

I love his little tracks he is making behind him

Sorry this video is on its side. I don't know how to fix that. It is a very short video, but it was funny to watch Ashton throw snowballs in the air and this one he hit himself on the head.

Monday, January 26, 2009

When I grow up...

Here's the reply the teacher received the next day:

Dear Mrs. Jones,
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.
I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.
From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.
Mrs. Smith

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Friday after Taylor got off of work we packed up the family and drove to Marianne's. Shaundra was also there which made it even better to have us all together. Saturday morning Shaundra made a great breakfast and while we were eating we saw deer coming down. Marianne got up and got the crackers and all of them came down. We had 11 deer right next to the house.

These were the babies. Aren't they cute!

Looks a little scary, huh?


Okay, they weren't mean. They were actually going for the cracker.

They were so close I got to pet one on the nose and she even licked my hand.

It was really neat to be that close to them and see how sweet they are. This was my first time feeding the deer, but Marianne and Phil have done this several times.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More and then some more

Hello again!
First off I want to tell everyone about Taylor's new job. According to Taylor it is going to be super easy, but right now it is pretty boring. He has 4 weeks of training M-F 8-4pm. He started training on the 12th so just over a week now. Once training is over he will start his regular shift which is 4:15a -12p M-F. There is a possibility of overtime which would be great. Since Taylor will be done around noon he will look for another job to work part time. However he can't look for that job until training is over since his hours will not allow him to even interview. The company is called Premiere Global and his position is conference support specialist. From what I understand he will mediate conference calls between companies. Sounds easy to me.

Taylor also got a new calling. Once they find a replacement he will be released from being the 2nd counselor in the Young Mens, Deacons advisor and Scout Master. He will continue to be the Young Mens basketball couch until the season is over. Okay, on with the new calling. Taylor has been called by the Stake Presidency to be the 1st counselor in the Elders Quorum. He is really excited for this opportunity and I am excited for him.

Ashton has been talking up a storm lately. SOOO many new words every day. I just can't keep up with them all. It's like we are having a conversation now. One of my favorite things he says is his own name. It is so cute. Thank you Shaundra for teaching him that. He also says please and thanks. He can make the sounds of several different animals and so much more. Ashton also loves going to nursery in church. He does so well and I am so glad. He plays well and doesn't complain. I was a little worried with our new church time being at 1:30, smack dab in the middle of nap time, but his nursery leaders tell me only good things.

Peyton is adorable as ever. She has recently started eating infant cereal. I usually wait until 6 months because that is the recommendation and Peyton is 5 1/2 months. However, she is waking up more at night then she ever has and it finally dawned on me that she was ready for real food. She did pretty well with it today. She knows to open her mouth, but the swallowing part is still tricking her. Today was her first time. She'll get it soon enough.

I've put all the pictures below. There were so many pictures and I didn't want to take the time to put them in order.

Whenever I put Peyton on her changing pad and undress her she immediately puts her toes in her mouth. I think it is so cute! I wish I was that flexible.

Peyton can sit up as long as she has the boppy behind her to give her a little support.

LOL, okay not the greatest picture of Ashton. He had some funky hair from waking up from his nap just prior to this. He loves shoes by the way and he found Shaundra's boots and of course he had to put them on.

Here is Shaundra (Taylor's sister) with Ashton and Peyton

Peyton loves the saucer. We don't have a very nice one. It was free so we didn't complain. Peyton especially likes it when Ashton bounces it for her.

Marianne and Ashton singing and playing the piano

Potter and Bella. Oh boy are they bestest friends.

Peyton loves being with her daddy

Peyton loves her fingers. She doesn't suck on them she just, well I don't know why. We weaned her of the pacifier about a month ago so she likes her fingers and her blankets.

This is Chloe aka Large Marge. This is Marianne and Phil's new cat that showed up at their house one day. A very friendly cat and is good with dogs and kids.

Ashton loves to climb on the couch and stare out the window. He waits for Dada to show up.

Funny face

Yep, don't know what this is about. He started to take his shirt off and then didn't.

Yes, cereal for Peyton. Sitting in the high chair like a big girl. There is something about this stage that makes me feel like my baby is not going to be a baby much longer.
She is loving getting food, but doesn't quite understand swallowing. Instead she pushes it out.

She loves to play with her feet

Okay, so this pic was taken a few weeks after Peyton was born. She had a ton of hair and still does except...

...for her bald spot. I think it is so funny. She managed to keep all of the rest despite what people said. She did rub off this one part of her head. This didn't happen until she was about 8 weeks old when she started sleeping in her crib. Now you can see tiny little hairs trying to grow back.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Peanut butter and hair

Why do kids love to put food in their hair or is it just mine? I walked out of the room for a minute and came back to find Ashton had put his toast with peanut butter on his head. Of course the peanut butter side down.