Friday, December 3, 2010

Trying to Make Friends

If you dont know about Snickers, my family's dog, then here's the gist... He is afraid of small children. If they come near him he runs away like the cowardly dog that he is. It kind of makes me sad because I love Snickers and I want him to love Lucian but he wont even go near him. He has been making progress, sometimes he will come up to Lucian and smell him, and since he is too spoiled to eat that raw of meat I'm not worried about Snickers eating him.

We were having some dinner at my mom's house when we looked over at Lucian, who was feeding himself tiny pieces of bread, and saw him dropping some of the bread on the floor then looking over at Snickers, who, of course, came over and ate it. Lucian was trying to win over Snickers with food! We could hardly believe it!

We had a fun time sledding. Yes, that is a storage container. Use what you have, is my thinking.

Poor lil guy. I looked back and he had started dozing. It was so cute!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We've been offering Lucian little bits of bread to begin teaching him how to chew. We heard that bread can help soothe a teething baby so we also sometimes give him a little strip like this to gum up.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lucian is getting so big! Here are some pictures that we took this past week while helping Grammie Weatherhead clean the leaves from her lawn.

Pictures from Lucian's Blessing

Pics from the Renaissance Fair we went to in Washington. It is small than the one that I always went to in Houston, TX but it was still wonderful and very family oriented.

If you ever have the chance, the turkey legs and corn on the cob are to die for!

Artisans have their own tents and sell their wares.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


We left Lucian with Jared's family one night and Brett and I went to a Weird Al Concert. It was my first concert and it was so much fun! Brett said that it was the best concert that he has ever been to. It helped that we were second row!

He had a different outfit for every song.

Yeah, he's awesome.
As his encore he did the Star Wars saga song and Yoda. It made Brett's life.

This fountain was set to music. We all got soaked! Us with Kaibre and Kenslie.

I know it has been a few months but here are some pictures from our trip to Seattle, WA. It was a blast!
We rode on a train to get downtown.

We went to the big farmers market there and there were street performers everywhere.

Me and Lucian in his moby wrap and behind us is my sister in law Angie.

Us with my brother Jared and niece Kaibre. We both got sunflowers.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Brett!

We spent Brett's Birthday at his parents house on Sunday. We decided to celebrate both of our Birthdays since mine is only a week and a half away.

I love making Brett fun cakes every year. When we were dating it was a spiderman head and last year was a Deathstar from Star Wars. This year it was R2-D2

We got a piggy bank of money from his family for our trip up to Washington. Isn't it so cute?

We took family pictures on Thursday and Lucian was such a good boy and took wonderful pictures.

He is already doing his papa's eyebrow movements. It is so cute to see all of his expressions! He is also starting to laugh. It is such a joy to hear him suddenly giggle.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We may be partial because he is our son but Lucian has gotten so strong lately. He likes us to help him stand up. We guide him but he pushes himself up with his legs.

Brett and I are pretty sure that Lucian is an ambitious spirit. He seems to get so frustrated that it is taking him so long to control his body. He is so cute.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

7 Weeks

7 weeks old and still looking great!

We even got him into the Bumbo and he is learning to hold his head very well

Here Lucian is with his Grandma

and his Grammie

Rachel and Steve gave us a nice carrying harness and Lucain is getting use to it nicely.

The 1st of July we are moving into our new apartment in Rexburg. It's about time! I think we all agree that 7 months at your mother's house is quite long enough and we are glad to be able to move on as a family.

With Brett's job at the Maverik gas station as the Food Supervisor we are finally able to feel some stability and are looking forward to taking our first family vacation! In August we are going to be flying to Seattle for a week. We will be going to a Weird Al concert(which Brett has wanted to do since he was a child) and visit the local Renaissance Fair. We are thinking that we are going to dress up as gypsies. We also hope to visit some of our family that are and are going to be living up there. The plans are still in the works so we will just have to see what we can do.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2 Weeks

We took Lucian out for his first walk in the stroller. He has a cute little hat to protect his face from the sun.

He really doesnt like baths yet. Poor guy. But he is getting better.

If you notice they are laying in the same position. Too cute for words.

This convinced us that we had a binki baby.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Babe is Here & One Week Older

Here is the little dragon himself! Just look at that cute face and Dark hair, yeah!

Cousin Hallie came over for a visit and got to hold him.

Here is Papa and the little dude in his very first picture. This is probably my favorite one. Brett is always so carful and gentle when holding Lucian. It is fun to catch them alone and see Brett content to just look at him.

Well it has been a week since the delivery and the momma is starting to fell less sore. Let me tell you labor is hard. Very, very, very hard. And oh so worth it when they suddenly put this little babe in your arms. There is something called hypnobirthing where you train your mind to go somewhere else or something and in the last bits of labor I apparently started doing that without realizing it. I like to play Text Twist where you make as many words as you can using six letters. So while holding my oxygen mask I remember suddenly scrambling words and mumbling them out loud. I could have swore that I saw Brett laughing at me but he couldnt hear what I was saying.

Lucian is such a cutie. He'll squint his little eyes at you like he's sizing you up. Or he'll just slightly open one eye and look at you long enough to think 'Oh you're holding me now' and then close again. Such eye character!

Friday, March 26, 2010

It' about time I post a prego picture! Here I am 34 weeks along. 6 weeks left to go!

I keep hearing that first time mom's usually go over their due date but I feel that I am going to be early. Is it just wishful thinking? Maybe. But I'd like to think that there is some motherly instinct at play.

Isnt this swing-a-majig awesome? We got it from my mom. I remember first seeing one like it and really wanting it for when Brett and I had a baby but knowing that we would most likely end up with one from the D.I.... Surprise to us!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

First Edited Video

I am going to start off by telling you that you don't have to watch this video. I am putting it here because youtube will probably take it off of its' site but I still want a place where I can direct people to if they want to watch it.

It has to do with the fanfiction that I am writing that is linked in the right side bar. I have had a lot of fun making it on windows movie maker today. Tip for anyone else that wants to try this... work from the beginning. Yeah, it sounds like a 'duh' but I put filler footage in the beginning b/c I didnt know what was going to go there. After the video was finished I went back to change the footage and had a not as fun time trying to fill up the right amount of time and get all of my already set footage back in sync with the music. sigh. I have hopefully learned my lesson.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Half way through February and I'm finally hitting that "I'm getting so big it's hard to bend over" stage in the pregnancy. But since the first stage was "I'm so sick I can't move," I'm not as worried about this part, though I understand it's going to be uncomfortable.

The past few days our cousins (the McKeens) have been around and we have had fun playing with them. Though Brett has been sick he was finally able to get out of the house and go tubing with them this afternoon. They had a lot of fun going around turns and over jumps. The video below shows one of their jumps.

Brett enjoyed himself but got a nice bruise on his hand from the ropes. He is putting ice on it but it has already swollen. Oh well. The next video is when they went over the jump but Brett bumped his head. If you watch carefully you can see him hit his head on Kimberly's arm. Problem? That arm is casted. Ouch.