Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Summer Vacation

This summer, Jerid and I took Layne to Angel Fire, NM for a little vacation. She was so excited to be going to the mountains! We didn't take Lyla because we knew she couldn't do much and thought it would be fun to give Layne our undivided attention for a few days! Kandace and Stoney kept Lyla...between Pei Wei and Pink Swirl...I don't think she missed us much! Of course, Layne missed Lyla terribly and we all felt like someone was missing the whole time, so we cut our trip short and went home a day early!

This is the condo we stayed in...

Layne and I spent a lot of time on our balcony rocking baby and taking in that fresh mountain air!
This is Layne riding her first ski lift...she LOVED it!!

She sat like this for a long time...she said the water was just too cold. Of course, she had no problem getting in the hot tub a bit later!

Layne and Jerid feeding the prairie dogs and chipmunks...I love this picture!

Layne attempted the bungie bounce, but she chickened out after a few jumps. Jerid was mad, but I thought it was brave of her to atleast try! The moon bounce was much more her style!

My little Layne at the top of the ski lift...she dressed herself everyday we were there and I just love her choice this day!

She was so cranky once we started walking around on the mountain and a storm was coming in, so we headed back down the mountain and my sweet bug fell asleep.

We had a lot of fun and can't wait until we can go back, but next time Lyla will be with us!

Friday, November 5, 2010

TRICK-OR-TREAT...and the Pumpkin Patch!

family pic at the Pumpkin Patch...

I am so behind on posting that I couldn't even figure out where to begin! So, I decided to go ahead and post some recent stuff and go back to what we did all summer in a Flashback...I figure I should just be proud of the fact that I am posting and not focus on how far behind I am!!

This first picture is of the girls in there "Halloween" jammies. I know that they aren't halloweenie at all, but I just didn't find any that I was in love with this year, so I bought these adorable dog pjs instead...they were a hit!

This is my sweet Layne at the patch. It was extremely windy and she was too busy for pictures, but I managed to get this one while she set on some pumpkins plotting her search for the perfect one!!

It didn't take Lyla long to find her perfect pumpkin...that girl knows how to make a decision!

Layne trick-or-treating...she was Alice. Lyla was a black kitty, but she opted to be pushed in the stroller by Dad instead of going door-to-door...can't say I blame her!!!

The night was complete with 2 Alices, a Best Friend, A punk girl, a skeleton monster of some sort, a black kitty, and whatever Reece was! Thanks Mandy and Ryan for hosting the Halloween gathering this year...we all had a blast!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lyla's 1st Birthday!

We celebrated Lyla's first birthday about a month ago...but I am just now blogging about it! Summer is such a busy time...who am I kidding...everyday of every month is a BUSY time with kids!!! Anyway, she had a great birthday with all of her cousins...I love when Jerid's family and my family can all be together...it makes me feel full! Lyla is so much fun right now, here's a few of the milestones she has reached...

She began walking at 2 days before turning 13 months (August 3rd)

She has 3 teeth on top and 3 on bottom which seems kind of funny, but it's pretty cute!

She repeats anything you say...I do mean anything! She is quite the talker!!

She loves baths, bike rides, playing with Layne, swimming, wrestling Daddy, music, and FOOD!

She does not like...

getting in her car seats

long road trips

Mommy putting her down

changing her diaper or clothes

having to wait on food or drink

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you sweet Lyla Lou!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless...What Have You Found in Your Washer?

On a side note...yes, I do realize our washer is disgusting! It needs a good scrubbing, but who ever thinks to scrub the washer? I'm too busy doing laundry to scrub the washer!!! We actually got this washer from Pam and John Garvie several years ago and it has been going strong! I am one of those people that will probably never have a matching washer/dryer because I can't part with something that still works so well! Also, I am now wondering how a washer gets so yucky in the first place? Must be all the lent. On another side note...how does the fridge get so disgusting? I have always wondered this as I am cleaning it out...which I do on rare ocassions! Anyway....hope you enjoy the picture! I promise I will be posting about Lyla turning one, I just want to make sure I have the time to make it a worthy post!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring 2010

The girls had their Easter pictures taken by Angel and they are so adorable! I put just a couple on here because it is taking my computer so long to load my pictures! Lyla LOVED the baby chicks...she was both confused and fascinated by these feathered, little creatures!!

I thought this one was funny of Layne...she looks so grown up and beautiful...yet this poor bunny is seeing or shall I say feeling a different side of her!!! He kept wanting to hop away, so she found a way to keep him on her lap!
Lyla didn't participate in the Egg Hunt...she enjoyed being passed around from person to person though!

Layne doing what she does best...sneaking a snack! Asking for help is just too much trouble!!!

Good morning and Happy Easter!!! These pics are out of order, but you get the point.

Easter jammies...yes, I am that mom that dresses her two pretty girls alike...I just can't help it!

She was very focused during the egg painting, she loves her arts and crafts!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Spring and is looking forward to Summer...I know we are! Who doesn't love BBQs, swimming, and lots and lots of icecream right??? We are looking forward to spending our time outside and planning Lyla Lou's first birthday! I can't believe she is so old...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Party in Pixie Hollow

Layne celebrated her 3rd birthday on January 30th, but I am just now getting those pictures downloaded. She had been saying that she wanted a Tinkerbell party for many months, so when it came time to plan the BIG day...it was a no-brainer! As a child, I ALWAYS had my birthday parties at home with friends and family. My mom would bake and decorate our cakes and we would have simple decorations...streamers and balloons! I absolutely LOVE how personal it was, so I have tried to create this same atmosphere for my kiddos birthdays. I have always made the cake myself (or with help from my mom). I was not impressed with my work on this particular cake, but it is what it is and hopefully someday Layne will appreciate the effort!! I won't promise that my kid will never have a birthday party outside of our home, but while they're young I hope to continue to keep things simple. My pictures our in reverse order, but I think you can get the idea! Layne had a fabulous time with her cousins, grandparents, and aunts and uncles. Lance couldn't be there of course, but she took time out from the party to chat with him on the phone.

Here's a picture of our smallest fairy right before she fell asleep.

Here's my Bug blowing out her candles...it's supposed to be a giant sunflower with the faires on top in case there was some confusion!

Jerid and I got her the purple princess bike she has been asking for since Santa brought Autumn a pink one!

Here's the gifts Lance got her...101 Dalmations and an outfit. Thanks Lance!

Here is the party...(top) C.J., Reece, Cash, Autumn, Layne, Bella
(bottom) Kamryn, Avery, Carson
Cash was conducting a very important business call!

Here's my sweet, little Tinkerbell...loved the headband and bow "Aunt" Leia!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Flashback...Lyla is 7 Months!

My sweet Lyla is now 7 months old...today! I don't know where all the time has gone!! She is now sitting up by herself with an occassional fall, loves her solid foods (even the green ones), and is chabbering a lot (she says dada)!!! Those teeth that had found there way to the surface at three months are still not poking through! I'm thinking this will happen any day now! I was limited on recent pics because I'm at Kandace's and don't have all my photos downloaded over here. So, here's a pic of Lyla recently and one of her as a newborn...babies are so much fun!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Layne Juleian is 3!

Layne Juleian born January 30th, 2007 at 5:45 P.M.
Height-19.75 in.
Weight-6.12 lbs.
Layne at age 1!
Layne at 2!

Layne at age 3! She looks so old to me!!

My sweet Layne turned 3 last Saturday!! We had to reschedule her party from Sat. to Sun. so that everyone could make it. She had a great time and I will post party pics soon. I just wanted to share some of the things that she has been up to and what she is like at 3. She is very independent, but still loves having the sympathy of Mommy and Daddy when she gets hurt or discouraged! She is extremely witty and kind, with a bit of sassiness from time to time. Lately, her favorite thing to do is "DRESS-UP". She loves wearing her Disney costumes or just putting on one outfit after another. We spend all day changing clothes!!! She is of average height and weight which many of you know EXCITES me! Some of her favorite foods are "macaronies", tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, bagels and cheese (she is my daughter after all)! She loves books, coloring, singing, bubble baths, and playing with her dolls. Love you Layney Bug!!!