Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday DAX!!!

Meeska! Mooska! Mickey Mouse!
We celebrated a very special 2nd birthday at Dax's clubhouse!

On March 17th, our little Dax turned TWO years old. I cannot believe two years have already gone by since he was born. It seems like just yesterday I was holding him in my arms at the hospital. It makes me sad that he is growing up so fast, but at the same time I love watching him grow and learn new things. He has been such a huge joy to our lives!

For his 2nd birthday I had huge plans! I planned to make cute Mickey and Minnie ears for all the kids to wear, I planned to make this adorable 2-tier fondant cake, and cute Mickey invitations and treat holders. Every year I forget how busy the month of March is for me and when his birthday comes around I am stressed out trying to pull it all together. I guess that is my own fault for planning so many ideas for his birthday party!

I got an early start on the ears and the treat bags because I knew March would be very busy. The only thing that I was not able to pull through on is the cake. I wanted to make something similar to this cute cake I had found online....

And then as the time came, I thought maybe I would do something a little simpler, similar to this....

And when I woke up to no power the morning of his party, I sent Brett to Walmart for an already made cake and placed some Mickey toys on top. So this is what his cake ended up looking like.

Of course the kids still loved the cake and ice cream. It didn't have to be a perfectly planned out cake for them to enjoy it. The kids all seemed to have a great time! Dax loved opening his presents and wanted each thing out of the box, right away. When it was time to sing "Happy Birthday" to him he was so cute....he sat there moving his head back and forth while we sang and when we were done he started singing "happy birthday" so we started singing it again and about 5 words in he blew out his candles. It was the funniest thing! He loved that it was his special day.

It turned out to be a great day spent with family. Happy 2nd Birthday Dax....We Love You!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Gorgeous & Photogenic Rylee

On March 29, 2011, we went out and took some quick pictures of Rylee to enter into the Cinderella Pageant. I had so much fun taking them. I also took some of my niece Jayde the same day. The girls had fun and so did I. I think they turned out great! She is such a gorgeous little girl and we just love her to pieces. (Not sure why the pictures are not posting as clear as they really are....maybe I need to find a better way of uploading them.) 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Petting Zoo

We went to meet my sister-in-law Lenny and my cute little niece Savanah on the way to Cruz's baseball tournament and while we were waiting for them we walked over to this small petting zoo. The kids were loving it and so was Judi and I. They had the cutest baby zebra. Both Rylee and Dax fed the zebra and goats right from their hands. It was so cute!

Look what I can do....

Here is Dax riding his 4 wheeler for the very first time! He was loving it. He actually did a really good job. I made sure Brett stayed pretty close at all times, but for the most part he did really well and he loved every minute of it. My baby boy is growing up too fast!

Happy St. Patick's Day...

Not only is today St. Patty's Day, but its Dax's 2nd birthday. He is our little lucky charm!
Rylee was pretty excited when she woke up this morning because right away we could see that some silly little Leprechaun had ran through the house leaving little green footprints all over the place. We found them on our papers, our paper towels, our vitamin container, the fridge, the milk carton, just everywhere. He had turned our milk and our pancake mix green! So for breakfast we had green pancakes with green milk. The kids thought it was quite exciting.
Later that night we came home to find gold chocolate coins scattered down the hall and into both kids' bedrooms and on their beds. Rylee was running around gathering those coins up as fast as she could.
The kids had a fun St. Patrick's Day! (This is the only picture I have and it was with my cell phone, so not the best!)

Friday, March 18, 2011

~Vegas Here We Come~

You have no idea how excited I was for this girls trip. I have been married for 7.5 years and have never had a girls trip. It was a much needed vacation and I could not wait. We had been planning it since the very beginning of January and it ended up working out even better than planned when my friend Britania moved to Salina from St. George.
Britania and I loaded up into her car and headed toward our next stop, which was Parowan for Tiff. We stopped there and picked up Tiff and her son Tanner and headed to Las Vegas with one stop at the Target in St. George on our way. We were already running an hour late so Shauni wanted us to hurry and get our butts there.
We arrived at Shauni's house, unloaded all our stuff, got ourselves all cute, and headed out. Friday night we watched a band called Yellow Brick Road, which was a ton of fun. We danced and had a good time together. Afterwards we hung out for a bit, grabbed some good ol' Del Taco and headed back to Shauni's house. We could not stop laughing and had such a good time together.
Saturday we got up, got all ready, loaded all our stuff up, left Jason with the kids and headed out for some shopping at the mall. I must mention that I bought my first VS bra ever and I have no idea why it took this long for me to buy one. Its the best thing ever...I love it. (Thanks girls for convincing me that I would love it.) Afterwards we went and checked into the hotel, got all ready for a night out on the town, had some drinks, and then headed to meet Tisha and her roommate for dinner at Cabo Wabo. After dinner we headed out to some different bars, listened to some different bands, danced, and had the best time ever. I have never laughed so much in my life. I love those girls and love the times I get to hang out with them. I have been great friends with all of them since 6th grade and I love that we are all still such great friends. I look forward to the next girls trip, and I am sure it will not come fast enough.