Thursday, April 30, 2015

Harlow: 15 Month Update

Phew, time just flies by. This spitfire we like to call Harlow is growing up! She had her 15 month check-up yesterday:

Weight: 23.1 lbs (65%)
Height: 31.75" (86%)

She has such a fun personality! These days, she:
  • Is not walking, but running everywhere!
  • Love, LOVES her bottle. I can't say she always loves food though, she is a little bit picky.
  • Favorite foods: string cheese, scrambled eggs, yogurt, peas, green beans
  • Least favorite foods: everything else!
  • She loves her blankies and carries them with her all the time.
  • She also loves her binky.
  • Harlow loves music and dancing to the beat.
  • She likes playing with her brother-when he's NOT teasing her.
  • Harlow loves to be outside, whether rain or shine.
  • This girl loves her jewels. Bows, necklaces, bracelets, you name it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Charlee's Baby Shower

My sister-in-law, Charlee, is having a baby boy that's due June 7th. I can't wait to meet him! My mom & I decided to throw her a shower. We planned some games and searched through Pinterest for fun d├ęcor. I thought it turned out pretty cute! It's a good thing Pinterest exists :)

For the shower, we ate, played games, and opened presents! You know....the usuals. I had a good time and hope everyone else did as well!

Monday, April 6, 2015


OMG. The kids had SO much fun with Easter this year. We did a couple of Easter activities, the usual's. We made birdie nests with rice krispie treats and then dyed our eggs of course.

Easter morning, we heard Beckett get up so we just layed in bed and listened. We had put eggs outside of his bedroom door and up the stairs so we could hear him quietly picking them up and opening them. He came in our room very excited and then we woke Harlow up so that we could start our hunt. The entire time Beckett was hunting for eggs he kept saying things like, "Oh my gosh!" or "Oh my heck!" or "Look at all these eggs!". It was adorable, he was astounded at how many eggs were hidden and that the easter bunny came. Harlow followed right along, finding eggs and putting them in her basket.

Easter landed on General Conference and so Josh's parents were able to come over and watch the morning session with us. They also did a small egg hunt for the kids.

That afternoon, we went my great uncle Curtis's house in Plain City for a family party. There were lots of kids there this year and they had their big egg hunt out in the field. It's fun to see the traditions I had growing up being passed along to my kids.

We ended the night at the Rackhams, visiting the Stape side. All in all, it was a great day and we couldn't have asked for more!

Spring Break (continued)

Per the usual, I kept our family as busy as could be during our spring break. I like to fit in all the fun I can! When we got back from St. George we did a couple of activities. I took the kids and my sister one day to Discovery Gateway, the kids love that place.

The next day, we went to the Zoo! Beckett's been wanting to go to the zoo for a while so it was good timing. My mom, sister, and grandparents were able to come so that made it more fun. The kids loved the zoo, Harlow is very interested in everything these days. Afterwards, we had dinner at the Spaghetti Factory. Holy moly, being a parent is very difficult some days! Beckett has been throwing major tantrums lately, and it gets more difficult to find a good way to deal with it that works the older he gets. One day at a time, right?

Our LAST major activity was seeing baby animals at This is The Place Park. It wasn't a planned outing, but I'm glad we went. They had a TON of little chicks there that both Harlow & Beckett held. They had goats, chickens, horses, etc. The kids went on a horse ride and the loved it! Beckett rode by himself and Harlow, oh Harlow, just laughed the whole time. She cracks us up with her personality. I was surprised at how much fun she had. When Beckett was her age we took him on a horse ride and he cried. It's funny how different each child is.

{The life and love we create is the life and love we live}