Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hiking, Baby and 2 Cute Kids

 Lately Carson has been wanting to have "sleepovers" in the middle of the day on our living room floor.  He lays dish towels down first, then his pillow, and then asks me to tuck him in under all the blankets.  He has been bringing his plane (from grandma m.) and a flashlight.  He is so funny.  He goes between sleepovers at Oregon Grandpas' and Red truck Grandpa.  Don't be offended Grandmas he just loves his dad and his grandpas the most.  Paige of course can't miss out on all the fun. 
Here is me and the fetus after teaching a class.  I was smaller before class, but after I can't hold him in :)  The sign says, "23 weeks...He finally moves"  I still don't feel him a lot, but when I lay on my stomach there is some kicking.
We attempted another hike this week.  Me and the kids are about to retire and send Dad by himself.  It was really hot and uphill and we both carried a kid.  Not a big deal except Paige is 26 pounds and Carson is 34.  It was a valient effort...for the second hike in a row though we couldn't find the indian ruin :(

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Carson turned 3!!!!!!!  I made him a really ugly Mator cake, but he loved it!  That is why I love kids.  Grandma, Grandpa, Derek, DeAnna, and Bryce came for the big bash!! 
The twins....double trouble but so cute.  Sam2 and the girls came down to help with Paige's ear surgery...but I ended up getting sick and Sam took care of me instead.
Baby Paige going into surgery
Baby Paige coming out of surgery. 
There she is...14 months of goodness

And there is my Carson and his new face he loves to make. 

The Lepercon snuck into our house and filled our shoes with treats...Carson was so confused, but him and Paige loved the candy!
Eating Lucky Charms on St. Patrick's day.
Paigey loves food and now loves the booster seat and utensils. 
21 weeks pregnant, after teaching zzzzzumba.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Paige

I cannot figure out how to move pictures around.  what is wrong with me?  so they are a little mixed up.  The first one is on her real birthday, then there are some taken later, and then back to the real birthday.  I will figure it out someday.

Paige had a great birthday.  She was sick with a nasty cold and ear infection, but she perked right up when the cake came out.  She is the sweetest little thing.  I just love her to peices.  She has 8 teeth, walks like a professional (she started christmas day), loves to play with Carson boy, Peek-a-boo is a favorite, and she says "dad" whenever Danny comes in the room. 
We had a photo shot before her party.  She was sick and it was freezing, but she did great. 

Grandma Millward gave her a baby doll and she LOVED it.  We didn't open it until tonight (a week after her birthday)  It is so amazing that a little baby can act like such a girl.  Carson was born loving trucks and this girl loves babies.  Whenever she sees one she gets all excited and tries to get her hand on that poor baby.  She gave that baby a big kiss and then tried to drink her bottle :)

 This is her real OREGON!!!!  She was soooooo excited about her big pink cupcake!

She litterally ate every bite of that cupcake by the handful and then licked her tray clean. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


 Here we are at Mesa Verde in Septemberish.  Devlin came to visit (which was awesome) and we got a sitter and went on some hikes.  So fun

 Here is Paige as herself.  Food and a smile on her face. 

Carson, also know as Bob the Builder, was helping his dad work on the bathroom. 

Halloween!!!  Danny had to work so it was me and the kids.  I was a pirate, Carson a spider, and Paige a flower.  Carson was so excited.  I LOVED IT!  We trick or treated for about 3 hours. 

Carson's first snow man.  The second it snowed he wanted boots on to go outside.  I love having a kid that is as excited about stuff as I am!

CrAzY about my family and Merry Christmas!

Here are some recent pictures we had taken (thank you Mallory).  Can those kids get any cuter?....i submit to you nay.  I am really really in love with this family of mine.  Danny boy is working hard this month.  He has a crazy schedule and is on the reservation most days.  When he is home he is usually working until 8:30pm.  We miss him around here, but someone has to make the money :) 

Carson is 2 3/4.  i can't believe in Feburary I will have a 3 year old.  He is sooooooo busy and hilarious.  He loves kung fu panda and thinks that he is po.  I love to hear him talking to himself and pretending he is a ninja.  He also makes a lot of pretend snow angels, throws "snow balls" at me constantly, and any pile of clothes on the floor is a pile of leaves.  He is still obsessed with cars and trucks.  He moved into a big boy bed (thanks to his evil cousin teaching him how to crawl out of his crib).  At first it was awesome, and then he learned to crawl out.  We have had more than one "supernanny" night.  Literally hours of him getting out and us putting him back in.  Last nigt was a great night...thank heavens. 

Paige is just Paige.  She is so sweet and happy and great.  She loves food, if you couldn't tell.  The highlight of her days are meal time and nap time.  She stands on her own for hours on end, but refuses to take a step.  She is only 10 months old, but I know she can do it!  Soon she will be running around with Carson boy.  She loves her brother and lights up when anyone pays attention to her.  When she is tired she drags her head on the floor while she crawls.  She is still wearing her helmet.  I don't think it is doing anything anymore.  We have an appointment a couple days after christmas so we shall see.  She is getting her 7th tooth as we speak.  She loves to use her teeth for food and flesh.  Bad habit. 

I'm just here, unsuccessfully trying to keep the house clean, occassionally cooking dinner, and slowly becoming a real Blanding woman :)

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Glorious Helmet

Here is my little lady in the lovely helmet.  This should help her uneven face.  They think she will wear it for about 3 months for greater than 23 hours a day.  We really only take it off to wash her hair and the helmet.  They both get very sweaty and stinky.  She doesn't seem to mind it so far.  We have only had it on a week and her head has actually moved a lot.  The only bad part about this situation is that we have to go to Salt Lake (5 1/2 hours away) ever 3 weeks to get it adjusted...that stinks.  The things we do for beauty :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My baby has a jacked up head

-Little baby Paige is now 7 months old
-She weighs about 21 pounds
-She is ssoooo smiley. 
-Paigers is getting to be a professional army crawler and sits up like a champ. 
-She loves to eat, especcially big kid food like crackers or whatever we are eating.  She loves applesauce too.  -The last week of 2 she has had a terrible cold and cough.  For a few days and nights it was pretty rough.  Lots of coughing, not sleeping, and wanting to be held.  She seems to be just about over it now.
-She has also decided she is just not that interested in nursing.  Danny says it is because sometimes she just wants a refreshing drink, not thick mama milk. 

So, she was born with torticollis.  A muscle on one side of her neck is too tight so he always looked to the right.  We would try to turn it the other way and it would bounce back.  As a result of her always looking right, she always laid on that side and flattened it.  It kind of shifted her whole head and face.  I really don't see it, but many a people have commented. Her torticollis is getting tons better.  It approved a lot on it's own and then we do some exercises with her. We took her to SLC to see a specialist and he said she need a helmet.  On a scale of 1-10 he gave a 7 or 8....yikes.  Then when we went to get the helmet fitted the did a bunch of measurements.  I asked him if it was bad and he said she was off by 1 cm.  I thought that wasn't much but he said the worst he had ever seen was 2 cm. 

They made a cast of her head so they can make the helmet.  I will post pictures of the final product soon!