Wednesday, July 23, 2014

April/May Things

***I meant to publish this post back in May before I had the baby, but I guess I forgot! So here are some things from April and May this year. :)
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We've been busy these last couple of months and I've got lots of pictures to prove it. :)

My mom and I took Luke to the Cougar Mountain Zoo one sunny day in April. It's a small zoo and I didn't think it was worth the money at first... but Luke had an absolute blast there! He got to feed the alpacas (he called them "alpicks") apples and he thought it was the greatest thing ever. I secretly loved feeding them too... haha the alpacas are just so funny and friendly. Since it is a small zoo, it wasn't too crowded and it was easy to keep track of Luke when we let the little beast out of his stroller. ;) At the end of the day, I think it was money well spent. Luke conked out in the car before we even left the parking lot.





Easter ended up being such a nice day. I really love Easter. I think it might be my favorite holiday. I love taking special time to celebrate the Savior, without all the presents and hype you get at Christmas. I'm so grateful for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and that he conquered death and rose from the grave. 
Luke loved his little Easter basket and we have gotten hours of fun out of this little bubble blower that you blow into like a whistle. 

My whole family (minus my almost-sister-in-law and my niece, who were both out of the country!) got together at my dad's house, including Tommy's mom. The little boys had so much fun doing an Easter egg hunt... Luke did so well for his first one! :) He did have lots of help from all the adults, but he thought it was so fun.

^My little bro, big sis and me.

My nephew Lincoln poking the baby belly. haha

Easter Egg hunting!



All the grandboys posing for a picture! They are so cute! I wonder what it will be like when we add a little girl in with all those boys? 
Luke keeping me entertained, as usual. :) Never a dull moment.



It got really hot one week and I decided to go tanning in the backyard. I was so happy that I could fit into my bathing suit still and had to document it. I could barely breath... but, hey, at least I got it on!

And Luke wore this muscle tee to keep cool... and of course, had to show off his big muscles!

Luke also got a haircut by my friend, Jen. Adorable, right?
On May 10th, my dad graduated from college! We are so proud of my dad for going back to school and finishing up his degree! He is such a good example to all of us! We all got to go to his graduation ceremony. It was really long for all of the little boys, but I'm glad we all got to be there to support him and his accomplishment. 

The next day, Sunday the 11th was, of course, Mother's Day. I got to speak in church and was so happy that my mom and dad both came to see and support me! It meant so much to me that they came! 
Afterwards, we got to celebrate my nephew Warner's 2nd birthday. My sister made a homemade pinata, which the boys loved! 




I found this picture of Luke on my computer from when he was 9 months old or so and I thought it was so hilarious I had to share. :)




Park day with BFF's!




My good friend, Jen, and I (due a few weeks apart) had a joint baby shower and it was so fun. We felt so loved and received so many cute and thoughtful gifts! Thank you everyone!
Repping my husband's new work! &yet

Baby and belly.

XOXO-





1 month

Our sweet Ellie is 1 month old! She is actually almost 6 weeks old now, but I did manage to get a few pictures of her on her actual 1 month birthday, July 13th.


  • She is still so small and petite, but she is eating like a champ and finally filling out all of her newborn clothes. 
  • She is becoming more alert and staying awake for longer periods. 
  • She is getting pretty good at holding her head up (though she still has a little bit of the "bobble head" going on) and is curious about the world around her. 
  • She still loves to sleep and even slept for 7 hours through the night a few days ago! :)))
  • Her big brother is not too interested in her yet, but he will pat her head or ask to hold her every now and then. He's recently started saying that he wants to "burp her" and "nurse her". ;) haha I guess he really is paying attention to everything I do and say. 
  • She is getting close to smiling. She also has this special way of looking at me, with a smile in her eyes, like I'm the best thing she's ever seen. It makes me realize how much she loves and depends on me as her mommy.
  • She is still pretty easy going and we love her so much!! 














XOXO-