Monday, March 28, 2011

1 Year Later.....

Today is March 28, 2011. That can only mean one thing. Jace is 1 today!

I have to say that the last year went by so fast! I know I say that with every child, but seriously, Jace's first year was the quickest ever!

It is hard to believe that exactly one year ago today, I was getting ready to deliver this beautiful baby boy!

Little did I know that he was going to be a little ball of fire!

Before I delivered, we talked about how he probably wouldn't have red hair like his sister. But I remember Kelly coming in after they bathed him and he announced "he definitely has red hair!" We couldn't believe it. Two redheads!

As a newborn, Jace was more than pleasant. He was my best eater and my best sleeper. That all changed as soon as he got teeth and learned to be mobile!

(Doesn't this picture just make you long for summer?!)

Just like his older siblings, Jace loves to be tickled and tossed around by Daddy!

He also likes to torment the cat!

There is never a shortage of messes wherever Jace has been!

He is our first of four children who can empty all the drawers and cupboards in the blink of an eye! (no kidding at all!)

Our little one year old can say "Ma-Ma," "Da-Da," "Go," and "Down." It is exciting to see him start talking and becoming a little person!

Yesterday we celebrated his first birthday. Always fun to watch them dive into their first birthday cake!

Happy Birthday Jacey Boy, Jace-a-bud, Monkey, and Little Monster!

We love you!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Carson Turns 6!

Carson turns 6 today! Time sure flies when you are having fun.

Here some of my favorite pictures of Carson. It was hard to pick just a few out of the thousands on my computer. I tried to pick the ones that show off his personality!

Carson was born in Phoenix Arizona on March 25, 2005.
We were so excited to have another sweet little boy in the family!

Carson was a happy baby and his smiles and grins were always this big!

He quickly learned that playing with daddy was something he enjoyed!

He also learned quickly which team the family cheered for!

Carson loves to swim and because we lived in Phoenix for the first 5 years of his life, he got to spend lots of time in the pool. He was jumping in and swimming by age 2!

Another perk to living in Phoenix was the quick drive to Disneyland! He loved the times we got to go there. Carson wasn't afraid to try any of the rides. Some of his favorites are Tower of Terror, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, and Soarin' Over California.

Carson has always been adventurous and one thing I love about him is that he isn't afraid to try anything (including jumping off the rocks of our friends pool!)

Or climbing to the top of the jungle gym!

He has also been known to fall asleep anywhere, anytime, or anyhow! Yes, he fell asleep like this one night!

Happy Birthday to a wonderful, happy, friendly, exciting, adventure seeking, and fun loving kid!

We love you Cars!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Her First Crack At It!

Katelyn is well, lets just face it, she is shy. She is friendly to those she chooses to be friendly to, which usually only includes Mom and Dad at first, until she warms up! When she is having a "moment", she often hides her face, chews on her shirt, or puts her fingers in her mouth.

I decided to sign Katelyn up for the Baby Silhouettes dance clinic. I thought that any extra activity to help her come out of her shell could be beneficial. Of course I thought having someone familiar with her would help, so her cousin Keira came along too!

When she woke up yesterday, she asked to put curlers in her hair, and when it was time, I put some pretty makeup on her. She kept going in the bathroom to "look at myself one more time!" We went to the performance and she was so cute. I feared she would just stand there, once again with her shirt or her fingers in her mouth. She actually did the dance! I was so proud!

Here are some pictures of her big night!

So, our seats were at the very top and I don't have a fancy lense for my camera. You can barely see Kate thanks to her white bow. She is in the back just left of center.

So, that was a little taste of what it will be like for her spring concert in a couple of months. Hopefully it goes just as well!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Step by Step......

Little Jace is walking and loving it! Well, except for when he falls! You can clearly see his lovely wound after taking a dive into the bar stool! But he is happy to be walking and gets around pretty good now! I thought these pictures were cute. I have no idea who took them, but they did a good job at catching his steps!

It's a whole new world with Jace on the move now! He has also mastered climbing up on the couch. It caught me by surprise one morning when I was sitting at the table and he popped up and looked over the back of the couch at me. He was pretty proud of himself!

He is such a busy little thing!