Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fun with Family and Friends.. Life Lately

These are all my photos that have been storing up on my phone.. Joel said I should title this post "Data Dump.."

This is one of Brighton's favorite toys right now. I have to push the button, but he loves to talk into this thing.. he'll sit still for 10 minutes straight if you'll help him.


My mom came into town a few weeks ago and we had such a fun time with her. We met up with my Aunt Kathy up at the zoo one of the days.
 And met up for lunch with my grandma Sellers as well one of the days.

 We had such a fun time having her here. It's always sad to see family go. Doug and Vivian, Joel's parents will be coming in town in about 2 weeks though and my mom will be back in town at Christmas. It's great to have family trips planned.

These two little cuties love each other!:)
 I posted this next one on facebook and so I'm just going to copy and paste the story from that here:
The joys of having a mischievous older sister. I was working in putting a dresser together.. I had siena watching a movie and brighton corralled in the area too with toys. I heard siena say "Brighton, you will be a monster for halloween. You need lotion.." I look over the couch to find her smearing diaper cream all over brighton...
 The library had a little train come for the kids to ride on recently. We BARELY made it in time for the second to last ride around. Siena was SOOO worried we were going to miss it. and frankly so was I. I was certainly not looking forward to the extremely dissapointed toddler I would have had on my hands, so both she and I were thankful we made it just in time!:)
 After lunch one day brighton was a mess so I just threw him in the sink to get cleaned up. Siena loved helping wash his hair.
 Brighton is finally stable enough of a sitter that he can even sit in the slippery car grocery cart things they have at the store (that Siena insists we use every time we go in.. to which I usually give in if we're not in a huge hurry).
 We went to Kid to Kid recently and picked up all the kids' winter gear for this upcoming winter season here in Utah. Joel and I were super excited about the things we found that day! You should see brighton's winter snowsuit.. Siena calls it the astronaut costume..:)
 Just hanging out at the nearby park
 Brighton has figured out the stairs and LOVES to climb them.
 We love storytime at the library here. Siena gets way into it usually.
 Even Brighton likes story time.
 Hanging out at the park again..
 Siena loves to do her head stands against the wall and the other day Brighton thought it was pretty hilarious to crawl over and bite her face (he's still pretty gummy, so it didn't hurt her thankfully). Siena thought it was hilarious too and they played this game for a while.
 All dressed up for church.
 Cute little sleepy boy!
 Brighton figured out the other day that it was way easier to just climb into the toy chest to play with the toys than to pull out the toys individually.
 Little diva said she was going grocery

 We went to a peach/apple orchard on Friday and picked some peaches. No this was not your normal orchard experience and the one you would probably imagine in your head.. this one had sticker weed bushes that came up to your it ended in lots of tears, but those peaches were some of the best peaches I've ever tasted, and to be honest it made for a pretty funny story so it still felt worth it in the end. (a story involving me holding Brighton, the diaper bag, and Siena while I tried to remove the sitckers from her pants and shoes enough to at least be able to carry both kiddos out of the orchard.. it was pretty funny..after the fact).
 On Saturday we watched the BYU game, then headed out for some tasty pizza and then a hike with friends after. We had a great weekend this weekend!

 Yes, she hiked in a

 The pretty view on the way down.
There is the latest from our family! Things are going well. I am now 28 weeks pregnant.. just a few short months left before we have another little guy to chase around!:)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Br. 9 mo & Our 4th Anniversary

When I was going through some of our pictures I found  few unposted pictures from July 4th weekend, so here they are. We did a short little 3k on the morning of July 4th, then that night we headed out to watch fireworks. The last one is all the cousins together before church.

Brighton turned 9 months old on the 20th and so I snapped his 9 month pictures:

This kid is so fun y'all! This morning he not only waved back to me when I was waving hi, he also said hi too! He thought it was pretty fun and we kept doing it for at least 5 minutes (which is like a year in baby


Siena also "learned to wink" a few days ago. Joel taught her to wink and even do the It's pretty cute!


On the 21st Joel and I had our 4 year anniversary! It's crazy to think we are on our way to being married for 5 years already! Time is flying and life is only getting better as the time goes on!

We did lots of fun celebrating. We started our day off with a hike up to a lake with the kids.
It was beautiful and a fun way to start off our fun day.

Joel's brother Ryan came and graciously babysat for us that night while we headed off to Cheesecake factory for a fantastic meal and then walked over(in the rain..:/ ) to the theater to see Wicked! This was my 3rd time seeing Wicked, but Joel's first. It was fun to share that with him! I think this was my favorite portrayal of Glinda of all of them that I've seen too.

Before leaving the house for our anniversary date:

At Cheesecake Factory.. we might have splurged and gotten 2 cheesecake pieces.. Funny thing was that Joel and I could only eat about 1 bite of each before feeling completely full after already eating all the bread and our pasta. So we had an awesome treat after lunch the next day!:)
 Outside the theater, getting ready to walk in to see Wicked
 The picture we snapped before they told us we weren't allowed to take pictures of the set..

We had such a great 4th wedding anniversary!

Engagement photos: