Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall into Fall

Well... Fall is here and along with it came winter! It has been FREEZING! Dylan is his usual bundle of energy. He went to the doctors for his 18month check-up and he moved up to the 25th percentile for height and the 10th percentile for weight. He is growing! He still fits into some of his clothes from last year- but at least I didn't have to buy a ton of new stuff! There is a plus side to everthing.

For Halloween Dylan was a baseball player for our ward party and a lion for trick or treating. He finally got the hang of knocking on doors and gettign candy. He would get mad when I wouldn't let him eat the candy though. (He must take after his mom... hehe). We knocked on one doors house and I guess he was tired so he sat himself down on the doorstep and growled at the kids coming up the steps. We were all laughing. It was the perfect night for trick-or-treating... not to hot or cold. We were lucky cause the next day was raining/snowing and just plain yucky!

Dylan and Daddy as baseball players... I know the red sox don't have pin stripes but oh well... it is what it is.

My cute little lion... sure its the same costume as last year... just without the sleeper underneath

Dylan last year at Halloween... a little bit looser on him but just as cute!

Before Halloween Dylan had a bat of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease that kept him in confinement for a week. We were lucky that it fell during fall break so we didn't have to take as much time off of work. It is a nasty little virus that you can't really do anything about. When we took him to the Dr's the next week he had a double ear infection too! I just feel like the BEST mom ever for noticing it. (NOT) Oh well... he wasn't acting any more onery than he usually is.

Anyway... I am excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is always one of my favorite times of the year. (And we get breaks for school.. so that always helps!)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I am the worst blogger ever...

I probably check other people's blogs every other day... and how often do I update mine?! This is ridiculous. It's not like nothing is going on because there are lots of things happening... I just would rather update facebook because it's easier and less time consuming.

Highlights of the summer

  • school got out (yay! I survived my first year!)
  • Ryan went down to Cedar City for 10 days for 3 masters classes at SUU. I got to visit him for the weekend and hang out with the Dawes from our old ward in Provo. They have a little boy Trey a month older than Dylan so they had a fun time.
  • Seven Peaks water park with friends... Dylan LOVES water and splashing around in it.
  • BBQ's at the Bergerons. We love going and hanging out with the Bergerons at their new house (not that we didn't like hanging out with them before). Dylan and Izzy have a fun time playing with each other and it is just nice to relax and hang out with good friends.
  • Trip to RI- We flew out to RI to help my parents with house stuff since they are going to be moving next year. It was fun to be with family and to go to the beach. I love RI and I will miss it a lot when they move to Virginia.
  • Plane rides with Dylan- this was NOT fun... he is a very active little boy and being on a plane for 5 hours was not good times. I also hate the Vegas airport- which we were stuck at for several hours.
  • Boating- we only went boating once with Matt and Angie this year... unfortunately I had been up puking the night before (I'm NOT pregnant) and was still quite sick that day. I took drugs and laid on the front of the boat. Ryan had fun though and Dylan loved watching the water and feeling the breeze in his long luscious locks.. haha
  • ALASKA- we went to visit my brother in Alaska WITHOUT Dylan. He stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Chambers in California. We were gone from Utah for a total of 18 days... 7 in Alaska and the rest in Cali. It was so nice to get away from it all and be in the wilderness... haha. We flew to Fairbanks- hung out there for awhile and saw some sites. We went to my Dad's sister Elaines house and had moose stroganough (sp?) which surprisingly wasn't that bad. They also ate King Crab legs which I didn't partake of. We went four-wheeling through the Alaskan Wilderness which was a lot of fun. We then drove down to Denali and went white water rafting and saw some pretty scenery and went on a hike. We also saw some dogs that they use for work in the winter... they were so excited to get to pull a sled! Just like a bunch of kids saying "pick me! pick me!!" We then drove down to Anchorage. Ryan went fishing and tried to catch Salmon... but instead caught some trout that he just released since we can get those in Utah. Now he wants to go back just to go fishing so he can bring home 60lbs of salmon. We were supposed to go Sea Kayaking in Seward but it was stormy that day and they were expecting 6 foot swells so it was a no go. All in all we had a great trip and Adam was a great tour guide.
  • Now it is back to school already and summer is practically over! It is sad looking back and seeing how fast it went by. Hopefully the school year will go by fast too and it will be summer before I know it!
  • Here are a few pictures to prove that we actually did some things...
Dylan at a cool pool in St. George. The whole place was inside. He loved the little kid play area.

At Sandy Point Beach in RI. He liked the sand... but liked playing with the chair better.

He desperately needed a haircut, so we finally got it done. He is so darling and looks like a little boy! I am so glad that we decided to get it cut.

Daddy and Dylan at the beach in Newport Beach, CA. He liked this sand a little better (not as many shells) and he loved grabbing sand and throwing it into the water. He thought the waves were cool too- esp when they would come and get his feet wet.

Ryan in Alaska showing off his bear claws... they were actually individual bear claw magnets. He has a good imagination.
Me and Ryan with the REAL Santa Clause. He signed a book for Dylan and is a very convincing Santa.
In Denali national park... as you can see I dressed in LOTS of layers.

Dylan and Daddy... he is such a happy boy. I just love it when he smiles like that!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pull Ups



Well... school is out and I am one happy Mamma! As much as I love working... it is definitely nice to have a few months off to spend with this little guy...
When Dylan was first born he was so calm and reserved... now is another story. He doesn't walk anymore... he RUNS! He doesn't stop until he sleeps... is this what all boys do? During church the other day he made it all the way up to the stand. Maybe it's cause he saw Daddy up there and maybe it is just a way to embarrass Mom. He also crawled under a few pews and then freaked out when he looked up and saw some strangers. It was funny because the 1st counselors little boy (who is a few months younger than Dylan but twice his size) crawled under a few pews too and did the same thing. I guess they both wanted to go see their dads.

He is such a funny boy and always making us laugh... mostly when he trips and runs into something because he wasn't looking (and don't worry...we don't laugh when he cries or gets seriously injured) I just hope he doesn't loose too many brain cells.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My big 1 year old

I can't believe it has already been over a year.... Here are some things that Dylan loves/has loved to do over the past year.
  • He is such a good sleeper... pretty much through the night since 6 weeks old.
  • He makes the funniest faces and LOVES to smile at everyone.
  • He has this cute funny laugh- half grunt, half laugh
  • He hates having his diaper changed... gets all squirmy and tries to get away.
  • He loves milk... especially when it comes from a bottle.
  • Hates his sippy cup. He thinks it is a toy rather than a method of drinking.
  • It took him forever to figure out crawling... but as soon as he did figure it out he was moving a mile a minute.
  • It only took him a day to figure out stairs.
  • He loves pulling himself up to stand.
  • He likes to play with his bat and ball... and is getting pretty good at throwing.
  • He loves to play in the bath... especially when he got his toys. Now he has a basketball hoop and he likes to "slam dunk" it.
  • He has been bright eyed and bushy tailed since day 1...
  • He would stare and not blink for minutes at a time... he could beat anyone in a staring contest.
  • He has many nicknames- Bugs, Dilly Bug, Dill Pickle, Bob (Dylan), Bugga, and Dyl.
  • He hates grass...
  • He loves being outside
  • He has a fascination of doors... he will open and close them ALL day if he could.
  • He likes pulling himself up to his toy box and taking the toys out.
  • He will sit and "read" his books all by himself.
  • His favorite foods change daily... but he loves avocado, chicken, pizza, spaghetti, applesauce, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, pears, and soup.
  • He doesn't know the meaning of quiet... and proves it all the time in church.
  • I am afraid that once he really starts walking it will turn into a run VERY quickly.
  • He has lots of energy and is always on the move.
  • He loves Puma and Fenway... I can tell Dylan and Fenway are going to be inseparable when we gets a little older.
  • He has the cutest dimples on his upper cheek... they come out when he smiles and screams!
  • He is little but makes up for his smallness in fiestiness.
It has been such a blessing to have this sweet little boy in our lives. I hear people say this all the time... but having a child changes everything (in a good way). It has brought Ryan and I closer and made me realize what true love is. I love my family and all the little quirks we have. It will be a interesting next few years as Ryan is now in the Bishopric. I am grateful to have a supportive, loving and great husband who is such a great example to me. Dylan is lucky to have such a great Dad!

Here are pictures throughout the year- He changes a TON... he looks like a completely different child! We love you Dylan and are so glad you decided to come into our family!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011