Sunday, February 22, 2015


My youngest will be 20 months old in two days and I wanted to give an update on him.


  • Books - We read several books a day and he can often be found walking around with a book in his hand. He also has to have books in his crib in order to go to sleep. When  I check on him during the night, he usually is grasping on to a book or is laying on a opened book. 
  • His daddy - Jason is a 100% daddy's boy. He loves to be held by daddy and often cries when he leaves. Sometimes I find him knocking on our front door crying and saying, "Da, Da."
  • Chocolate - I pretty sure this kid could eat a pound of chocolate candy in one setting. 
  • Balls - Jason loves to throw balls and gets so excited when he realizes that we are playing basketball in our kitchen. He will pick a ball and walk over to the hoop and shoot the ball. 
  • Outside - He would live outside if he could. 
  • Riding his toy car - The only thing he likes better than being outside is riding his toy car outside. 
  • His blanket - Jason is very attached to a blue blanket that is decorated with hearts. He gets very upset when someone touches it. 
  • The Ipad - He knows how to work the Ipad very well and loves to play games on it.. 
  • Sleeping - He still wakes up between 2-4 times a night (sometimes more.) Most mornings he is awake by 6 and nap times are always a struggle. He just doesn't like to sleep. 
  • Listening to mommy and daddy - When we tell Jason not to do something, he just laughs, and does it anyways. He thinks it's hilarious not to listen to us.
  • Strollers/Car Seats - Up until about 2 months ago, anytime Jason was in a car seat, he would scream - even if we in the car for just 5 mins. Sadly, it was a noise everyone got familiar with. 
Jason has a very independent and stubborn personality. He has only been walking for about two months now and anytime we tried to walk with him by holding his hands he would lift his legs off the ground and throw his head back and scream at us. This describes his attitude towards a lot of things. He knows his own mind and is very willing to go through a lot to get what he wants. 

He loves to play with his big brother. Landon and him get along very well and I love to hear those two laugh. I'm so happy Jason is part of our family. Here are a few pictures of my little guy. 

This is right after we made gingerbread houses.

Playing with the trains I made the boys for Christmas.

Tubing at Soldiers Hollow.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Landon turned 3 about four months ago and I can't believe it. I wanted to write a post about him and what he is like at this age. 

  • He loves anything that has wheels on it - cars, trains, planes, garbage trucks, fire truck, buses - and he is very good at pointing them out to me even if they are 1/2 mile away. He also likes to intimidate the sounds and movements of each thing.
  • His biggest passion is fixing things and he will fix anything. He has a car lift and likes to lay under it pretending to fix his cars and then pretends to wash them. I often find his play tools in the most random spots because he left it there from a work project. I have found tools in my washing machine, underneath my sink, in my fridge, in my shoes, and in my purse. 
  • Right now, Landon is in a basketball class and has so much fun it. He is always asking when he gets to go back. He also likes playing basketball in our kitchen with his daddy
  • Chocolate! This kid (and his brother and his daddy) think chocolate is its own food group. He asks for it at least once a day. He will often say, "Mommy, I neeeeeeeed chocolate." If I say no he often replies, "Okay. Daddy will go to the store and get it for me."
  • Landon loves to help. If you have been around him just a little,you he is always willing and wanting to help. Anytime I am cleaning, doing laundry, or cooking he will run to me shouting, "I can help you, mommy."
  •  He is obsessed with the car wash and everyday will say, "we go to car wash today."
  • Veggies - Landon just doesn't dislike vegetables, he hates them. Anytime he sees a green food, he will slowly back away and say, "That gross. That yucky." If I put veggies on his plate, he usually throws them at me or on the floor. We just have to hid them in his food. 
  • Being without his blankets - He has a green blanket and a Cars blanket that he is incredibly attached and no one touches it. Ever. 
  • Being inside for too long - Everyday he asks me, "Mommy, when we go bye-bye."
Landon is an incredibly creative child. I love watching him gather up a bunch of different toys and see what he comes up with. Today, he put his blanket on our kithcen counter and put a ball on the blanket. Then he started shouting, "Doggie stuck in a tree." So he jumped on his car, started making the fire trucks sounds, drove to the kitchen and then used a broom as a ladder to climb up on and save the doggie. 

He is an amazing older brother to Jason. He always making sure Jason has something to play with and if Landon has a snack he makes sure I get Jason a snack. He likes to give Jason hugs and kisses and high-fives. They get along very well. I am so proud to have this little guy in my life. 

Building his first snowman

Riding the Harley Davidson Motorcycle at Marleys

Christmas Lights at Temple Square

Decorating Gingerbread Houses

Tubing at Soldiers Hollow