Monday, November 20, 2017

Ruby is 3!

September 30, 2016 Ruby Jane came into our lives. And she has been such a blessing ever since! She keeps us all laughing with her silliness and goofy personality. She is so loving and tells me multiple times a day, "I love you mom!" But I can't say I love you too or else she says no I love you! So I just have to say thank you Ruby! 

She is stubborn! She loves to do everything on her own. She loves baby dolls, especially "Old baby" puzzles, books, dance, gymnastics, and playing anything with Rhett and Eliza- (dino eggs, super hero kids, fantastic things, family). She loves getting her nails painted and princesses and all things girly. Her favorite princesses are Elsa, Anna, and Belle. She loves her mama and daddy but gets so offended if Mitch ever gets mad at her. "Don't tell me dad" with a look that could kill.

She loves fruit snacks, marshmallow cereal, candy-especially hi-chews and starbursts, (super healthy) pears, grapes- any fruit really, zucchini, noodles, and pizza. 

Ruby is such a joy to have in our family! We feel so lucky to have her. 

Birthday shopping and lunch with Grandma. Ruby felt so special. 

Grandma totally spoiled Ruby. She loves clothes and chose out lots of Little Critter books from the book store.

Elsa Birthday party prep…. that's a good dad right there. 

Ruby asked for new hats (to be like Rhett)

Cute Rhett was so sad he didn't have a present for Ruby so he asked Mitch to take him to the store so he could buy her a gift with his money- a barbie. I think it was her favorite gift of the day just because it was from him.

Birthday waffles and smoothies

New pink balance bike! And one of the last times seeing that binky. I may have cried like a baby after taking it away. Just another reminder she's not a baby anymore. 

Party Time! Ruby couldn't wait for her Elsa party and for all her cute friends and cousins to get there. 

 My cutest sister Natalie dressed up as a princess and gave all the girls princess lessons. They loved it.

 Her last gift came right at the last minute- a carriage for her dolls. She was so thrilled! Can't believe we have a 3 year old in the house. Love my Ruby Jane so much!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Provo Visit

 We went down to visit Provo and show these kids where we went to school. So many fun memories. The bookstore and candy counter was definitely a favorite stop.

We even got to sleep in a hotel and go swimming! Always a win for these two. They love hotels, especially ones with swimming pools!

We visited the Krispy Kreme factory and Rhett could have stayed and watched those donuts for hours. He was so interested in how it all worked. I could have stayed for hours trying different kinds of donuts. 

It was pretty rainy and cold but the Provo City Centre temple was still so beautiful. 

Easter 2017

Coloring Easter Eggs is always fun and messy. These kids loved it. 

Wagstaff Easter Egg hunt

Peterson Easter Egg Hunt

 Easter nap at church. So cozy.

I love everything about Easter- the dresses, baskets, eggs, candy, family time, and especially the time it is to focus on our Savior and the gift of his atonement and resurrection. 

Random April pictures

Just had to document these pictures that don't really go together, other than that they were in April.

Girl's shopping day...

Mitch had a busy end of residency schedule and these kids soak in any minute they have with him.

My primary class is obsessed with Eliza! They all take turns passing her around and love on her. Even the cute little boys- they are so sweet! Ella came for a few Fridays in a row just to hold and help with Eliza. 

Bomps is so good with babies. And Lizey gives good snuggles. 

This boy never naps! So fun to snuggle with him and Lize at the same time.

Lizey is the happiest sweetest baby! We are all in love with her!

Wagstaff wedding shower for Judd

Playing at Grandpa Jim's with Bri.

I got Mitch Jazz tickets for his birthday. We missed half the game because the game time changed and I didn't check my email.

Love these friends of mine- especially when they're all in town at the same time!

Rubs is going to be the best mama! She is always feeding and snuggling her baby dolls, or pregnant with one. 

And sometimes, Eliza is her baby doll. Using that snot sucker.

These three kiddos are so fun together! Love that they have each other. Eliza gets so excited to join in on any action. 

My little boy looking not so little. 

Matching shirts with Dottie! SO fun living next door to our cousins. 

The blossoms were extra beautiful this year. I loved getting out for walks to see them. My kids would yell "blossoms!" at every tree they spotted while we were driving. 

Rhett is always wanting to climb trees!

And make random stuff out of boxes, tinfoil, plastic utensils, straws, etc etc etc.

Hoodie baby!

Helping out in the neighborhood.

Tilley loves Eliza. And Eliza loves Tilley. I don't love dog licks though. So this kind of grosses me out.

Rhett's preschool Spring Sing- he is such a ham! I love seeing his confidence and happiness on stage!

Rhett's kindergarten shot day. He was soooo nervous for shots and couldn't think about anything else the whole appointment. But he was really tough when it finally came time. 

Jazz playoff game! Mitch's dreams come true. 

We randomly ran into my parents after the game- so crazy! We didn't even know they were there!