Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spencer, my love

Spencer is my best friend, and my only love. I am so proud of him, and all that he sacrifices for our family. I am so lucky to be able to stay home with our three beautiful children. He is the strongest person I know. He can do anything, and he has proven that time and time again. He is my hero. He is so strong, and motivated. My life would be so empty without him. I love him so much. He makes me whole, and I can't imagine life without him. Babe, I love you. Be strong. All my love, Stacy

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Aquarium

We had so much fun going to the Living Planet Aquarium. Thanks for taking us David.

What Penguin are you most like?
Kayla had so much fun looking at all the sea creatures, and the penguins were so active. we enjoyed watching them walk around, and swim in the water.

Nathaniel stood at one tank watching some sharks, a bright yellow eel, a sea turtle, and many other fish for a very long time. He had a wonderful time.

Like usual, Tucker was all smiles. He is such a good baby. I can hardly believe my baby is 10 months. He had so much fun posing for pictures, especially out of the stroller.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I think I fell off the face of the earth. We have been truly blessed by kindness from everyone around us. Thank you to everyone for supporting us and helping us out.

Kayla is in Pre-School, and loving it. She has a great teacher, and Kayla is learning so much. I love to hear all that she learns, and her thoughts. The other day I unloaded the boys from the van, and Kayla was just sitting in her seat, and she didn't want to get out, because she was "thinking for a long time". She loves helping and singing and performing.

Nathaniel is enjoying coloring right now. I can often find him laying on the floor with a colored pencil and coloring on a piece of paper. He has turned into quite the helper, always trying to do what we ask him or his sister to do. His vocabulary is growing and growing everyday.

Tucker is such a cutie. His smile just makes you smile, and he is growing so fast. He now can sit up by himself. He loves to eat cereal, and play with toys. He has two teeth and is such a mellow kid.

Spencer and I are so happy to have such wonderful kids. They all bring such joy to our lives. We can't even believe how quickly they are growing.

Winter Welcome

What a snow storm!!! We had nearly two feet of snow, it made quite a work out for Spencer! Kayla got stuck in the snow, and Nathaniel didn't want to leave the path Spencer made.

Monday, August 2, 2010

artwork and icecream

Don't you just love when you put a child to bed for a nap or for the night, and you think they are asleep, because they are quiet? Well, my lovely three year old is quite the girl. She was allegedly asleep one night. The next morning she showed me how she colored all over her body with a marker. Her face, neck, chest, stomach, legs, arms, hands, feet, all had marker on them. Then, when I went into her room, I found out that wasn't the only place she decided to color. She colored over her entire wall, and her rocking chair. Luckily we were able to get it off the wall. She is such an adventurer.

We had a family reunion for my mom's side. It is a big one, that looks like a ward get together. The first day we went to Seven Peaks, for free, yay, we love coupons. Tucker was a champ. He let me go swimming while he layed in a pack-n-play kicking and smiling, only crying when he was hungry (thanks mom for watching him so I could go play).

Kayla and Nathaniel had fun at the water park, but on of their favorite things was the icecream snack. Here are some cute pics of their messy little faces.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pictures of the baby blessing

Here is our cute family at Tucker's blessing. I can still harldy believe we are a family of five! My kids are getting so big! Here is my Grandma holding Tucker. She cracks me up. She says she will only hold him if he is sleeping, but the second he starts crying, he goes back to his mom. He slept for a long time in his Great-Grandma's arms.

This picture makes me think of Mary Poppins, and my mom. "Tucker, close your mouth, we're not cod fish." I love this picture. So peaceful. This is the blanket my aunt made for Tucker's blessing. It is so cute!
Here is Kayla dancing with her cousin Christian. She thinks she is going to marry him, but I keep telling her she can't marry her cousin. But, they are sure cute friends.
Summer league has begun, and Spencer's team is 1-1, and have another game coming up. They looked awesome at their last game. Spencer sure loves coaching, and we love to go watch him. It is fun to see his team play, and see all the hard work and long hours he puts into the team, and to watch them progress.
Tucker is growing so much. He doubled his birth weight at two months, and is doing great. I did have to take him to Primary Children's Hospital for an ultrasound last week. Don't worry, everything is fine. His hip pops, so we were just making sure everything has grown properly. I was a little nervous, but we now know that he is just fine, and growing well.
Nathaniel is so smart. His vocabulary is growing everyday. He still loves to say BALL the most. He aslo says Doose (Juice), Gink(milk/drink), kay, hee go (here you go), Doe (NO!!) Yes, he now tells me No all the time. He loves to play and explore. His favorite thing at the park is usually to swing. He can swing the entire time.
Kayla is such a beautiful little lady. She surprises me every day with all that she learns. She usually comes out of her room already dressed for the day, and she usually does a great job picking outfits. She loves to color and draw, even on herself. I have to continually scold her for drawing on herself. I explained to her that her body is a temple, and we wouldn't color on the temple. That night in our family prayer, she blessed our bodies that are temples, that they won't get drawn on. Such a smart girl, and what a memory, too.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

playing catch up

Well, much has happened. Tucker was blessed May 2, and it was a wonderful day. We had family around us supporting us, and Tucker had a great day devoted to him. My Aunt Janaye crocheted a beautiful blanket for him to be blessed in, and my parents funded his blessing outfit. It was a beautiful blessing that Spencer gave Tucker.

Spencer has started coaching his summer league at Hunter High School, and loves it so much. He loves baseball, coaching, and just helping these kids to learn and grow. We are very excited because next year he will be getting a little money to pay for the long hours he devotes to baseball.

Kayla is very grown up. She took care of herself the other morning when i was so exhausted and didn't want to wake up yet. She poured herself and me a bowl of cereal, without milk, then poured us each a cup of milk. She ended up spilling, so she asked for my help to clean it up. She also brought up two pieces of french bread. That got me out of bed, because I knew that the french bread was not sliced by an adult. Yes, my three year old got a knife and cut the bread for herself and me. She does still have all her fingers, and no blood was spilt.

Nathaniel is a big boy. I forget that he isn't two yet, because he wears 2T-3T clothes. Any object or picture that is round is a "BALL!" The way he says it is as if it explodes out of his mouth. He loves to pitch to Spencer and have him hit it with a bat. He also has the perfect form for shooting a free throw. The other day he was showing me a circle on a piece of paper saying, "BALL!" I tried to correct him by saying "Circle". That exchange went of three or four times, then he put one hand on the side of my face to make sure I was looking at the same thing he was looking at, and said one final, "BALL". He either thought I understood, or just gave up on me.

Tucker is such a cutie. He is the hiccup king. I seriously have to burp him two times as long as it takes to feed him, so he doesn't get them, but he still will sometimes. He doesn't sleep through the night yet, but I have high hopes he will want to soon. He is growing so quickly. I can hardly believe he was half the size he is now two months ago. He is such a cute little guy, and makes the cutest noises that a baby makes.

Watching my family grow and learn is such a wonderful part of my life. I try to be a good mother and wife, and sometimes I feel like I am. I am so lucky to be a mother of three beautiful and wonderful children. I can hardly believe I am the mother of three. Time is moving very quickly. I love them, and am the luckiest wife. Spencer is so good to me, taking care of me and picking up my slack when I am weak. I am such a lucky person.