Friday, February 27, 2009

Carson's 3rd Birthday

I can't believe Carson is 3. It seems like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital. He has been such a fun little boy. One thing is for sure, he is not lacking in the personality department. He loves being the center of attention and making us laugh. We love Carson so much and have had such a fun couple of days celebrating his 3rd birthday with him.

Back in time, here's Carson as a newborn:

First Birthday.

2nd birthday.

And yesterday, for his 3rd birthday. I put Carson in this new shirt for the party and Nate had to put on his shirt that matches. They were so cute as twins. I guess, unconsiously, I dress Carson like Nate.

Tiff and Blake gave us some of Blake's "Qubes" to keep at our house. Blake is starting a company making them. They are some really cool foam/ fleece cubes that are SO fun to play with. The kids have loved playing with them. Thanks guys!

I got Carson this outfit for his birthday. He LOVED it so much he immediately changed right in front of everyone. He calls it his "basketball outfit" because of the shorts. I love that he gets so excited about little things like that.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I don't know if it's the winter, the pregnancy, or what, but lately I have been completely obsessed with crafts. Here are a few I've done recently:
I made these hearts with my friend Brittany last month for the girls' room. It's kind of hard to see, but the pink heart has crystals glued to it, which adds a little sparkle, so fun!
Brittany also helped me make some flowers and bows (she's amazing!). Then I learned how to make the headbands and the curly bows. The curly bows are so fun. Girls are so fun!
I made these blankets for the baby. The pink & green minky one is super soft and for the crib, the brown & pink one is just for fun.

I found this idea from Gardner Village and copied it for a valance in the girls' room. Lots of ribbon & then I added the flowers (actually hair clips from Brittany).
I made these square plaques to hang above the girls' beds with their initials on them. I left the baby's blank because we're not positive on the name yet.

Can I just say that it has been SO much fun getting ready for another girl?
Other obsessions lately: shopping for kids clothes & finding GREAT deals! (LOVE the gap outlet), baking cookies, and Bajios veggie burrito: YUM. Actually eating out in general is pretty much on my mind nonstop.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A happy Valentines Day

We had a great Valentines Day spent at the Salt Lake temple with Nate's family. Austin Ruslan was sealed to Nate's parents, what a special thing to witness! Here is a picture of all of us after the sealing in front of the temple.