Sunday, March 31, 2013


i LOVE LOVE LOVE these 6 mo check up pics of my Blakely. Dr. Sturgeon even requested copies:) 6 mo check up October 2, 2012:  Blake weighs 18 lbs 6 ounces and is 27 inches. Most of her clothes are 6-12 months and she wears a size three diaper and size two shoes.

Blakely is such a happy baby! so quick to smile and giggle we love it!

Playing outside and enjoying our nice, warm Fall weather!
On a terrible day in October, I had just bought a new Ninja Blender, I put the kids down for a nap and opened it up to put it to use making some spinach and basil fettuccine. I didn't need all the pieces so I only halfway opened it and left the box on the floor. Ben woke up a little while later and I forgot I had left the box out. He saw a nice shiny blade and of course thought the best thing to do was to throw it. Nice thing I heard was "Uh oh mom, Im sorry!" He finger was totally gashed! I tried to use some clotting powder and steri strips but after an hour or so and the bleeding would not stop, I brought Ben to the doctor. It was too deep for them to want to mess with it, so I brought him to the ER where he got a digit block and 8-10 stitches (which Blakely could've done better if you ask me :) They gave him some meds to help him calm down and it made him all loopy and silly and sweet:) 

I started to get the kids costumes together for halloween. I loved their first coordinating costumes: cowboys and indians:) Ben saw a Gabba Gabba episode where Muno is a cowboy and then played with his cousins stuffed horse and home and there was no changing his mind:) 

Boo at the Zoo with friends

 playing with the Elders
Ben's Halloween "spider legs"
cute twinner jams on conference weekend:)

Aunt Cait came to visit and we were so excited
We spent one day at Henry's Ark, a free petting zoo with a bunch of fun unique animals:) 
cuddling, playing at the park, eating out, ice cream treats, so much fun with blakey!
Ben & Kai-best buddies!:)
It appears Blake liked her first hike in the backpack--she's quickly becoming a knee high naturalist just like her brother at nature class. 
we live so close to the zoo why not hit up Boo at the Zoo x2?!:) 

Ben was sOOOO brave when he got his stiches out. His doctor also thought the ER had done a bad job on stitches and when he removed them it was STILL bleeding so he had to glue it again. 

I have loved making headbands for my Blakely and when the opportunity arose ended up making nearly 200 for a boutique. The boutique was a flop but I was able to sell them all on my own and have made some really good money! only downfall is that I never wanna make a headband again:) 

Another family trip to Huber Farms

Ward Fall Festival at the Cotton Farm
we went with 2 cowboys because it was chilly out:) 

Trick or treating from the Lows with a yummy chili dinner before :) 
love this little famiily of mine:)