Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Day

(below is a post about Walkers birthday)

Christmas Day Walker woke up early becasue Santa came (ha).
Thank you everyone for Walker's Christmas presents. He loves all of them.

Left over ballons from Walkers b-day.

Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese topping and fruit for breakfast

Cepelinai, homemade stuffing and greenbean casserole. I forgot to make the rolls and salad, opps.
The night before I attempted to make a lemon meringue pie, I stayed up till midnight, had it all done and I didn't bake the pie crust, I was so upset. Live and learn, I guess.

Walkers favorite part of dinner!

It was definetly different this year not being around family for the holidays, but with Walker being sick I guess it made it a little different. So thank you everyone for the phone calls, Christmas cards, and gifts, you are all amazing!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Guess who is 1?

I went from this:

To this: (a goof ball)

I can do many things now.
 I can:
Say mama & dada
Feed myself
Sleep well
Take things out and put them back in

I like to:
Walk, then fall down, then roll over
Be tickled
Have all the attention I can possibly get
Make funny faces
Play rough
Put my face on others and then rub it around

I can't believe that he is already 1! WOW! Yesterday we celebrated his birthday and the day was completely about him, I mean completely. He was sick with the stomach flu, a raw soar throat, and a ear infection poor kid. He didn't really want to eat his pancakes for breakfast, so we cancaled the spaghetti dinner and had coirssant sandwhiches, because I know he likes bread.

Anyways whats a party with out decor and presents:

This is the best picture I could get without him screaming his head off. Thank you everyone for the birthday presents, he really likes them.
***On a side note I made that sign totally free, with paint samples from Wal-Mart! That shirt was super easy to make too.

Don't forget dessert. We'll Walker wasn't able to enjoy them but Eric and I sure did. They were so yummy. It is a version of a dessert pizza, except I made chocolate chip cookies.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

16 lbs lighter

So these past two months I was in a biggest loser competition. My goal was just to win my money back, which I did plus more. I am super excited with what I accomplished. I lost a grand total of 16 pounds durning the competion. I lost my weight by following the 17 Day Diet. I wish it was called something else because it has changed the way that I eat and I am more cautious about what I eat. Before the diet I felt sluggish and I was getting headachs. After I feel completely different. If you want more information about the 17 Day Diet let me now.

I don't really have a before picture so this one will have to do:

Here is the after:
I am so glad that I entered the competition. I feel better about my body.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Homemade Laundry Soap

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

A little over a year ago for a Relief Society activity we made homemade laundry soap and I just ran out! It is super easy to make and is way cheaper than buying it from a store. I like it even more because it doesn't really have a smell but if you wanted to add a smell you can just add some essential oil.

My whites have stayed whiter, and it has gotten out blood stains!

Here's the break down for cost (not inculding the 5 gallon bucket):

To buy all the supplies:
Soap bar 1.06
Borax  3.56
Washing soda 2.70
Equals 7.52

What each box equals:Borax 19 uses .20 Each use
Washing soda 6.8 uses .39 each use

Total cost per 5 gallon bucket:Soap bar. 1.06
Borax  .20
Washing soda .39
Equals 1.65 per five gallon bucket

Now that I have your attention here is the recipe:

4 cups-hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
1/2 cup Borax

-Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit over night.
-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half ful with soap and then fill rest with water. Shake before each use.
-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap had cooled.
-Yeild: Liquid soap will make 10 gallons
-Top load machine- 5/8 cup per load ( Approx 180 loads)
- Front load machine-1/4 cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)
*Arm and Hammer "Super Washing Soda"- in some stores or may be purchased online (at Meijer.com). Baking Soda will not work, nor will Arm and Hammer Detergent-It must be sodium carbonate!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011


So we had our first experience with Walker being sick. Seriously this kid is hard to tell if he is sick. We put him down for a nap as usual and then about an hour later I hear a wimppering moan come from his room so I went to check on him, and he had thrown up in his crib, then on me, then in the kitchen sink, and then on the kitchen floor, after that he was playing. (Sound worse than what it was). He had also had diareha. So yesterday Eric took him to the doctor and told them what was going on, and the doctor said he looked fine, that their is a stomach flu going around and that is probably what it was. She prescribed him some butt cream to the help witht he diaper rash from the diareha.

But something good did come from it, he was cuddely. Which I totally loved, because it hardly ever happens.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


*He's 11 months now!

*While gone for Thanksgiving, Walker gained two new teeth, for a grand total of 8 teeth now!

*Also while there he started standing on his own, going from on his knees to his two little chubby feet.

*Today he climed up onto a twin bed all by his little self. 

*He loves to babble.

*He really enjoys taking bathes, and watching the tub fill up while standing outside of it.

*For some odd reason, he really likes to have his face lotion, it seems to calm him down while he is upset. He must of got that from Eric, because I know for sure I wouldn't want to be touchet let alone my face.

*He's really started to like stuffed animals, and is super cute to watch him play with them.

I think that is all for now. Good day!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


 For Thanksgiving this year we made a quick trip down to Utah and Idaho to see Erics parents and to celebrate the holiday with the Capell side. The first night we stayed at Erics grandparents house in Idaho. While there Sherry wanted to throw Walker a little birthday party.
 For Thanksgiving day we went down to Sheldon and Suzann's house in Utah. There was great company and yummy food. It was so nice to catch up with everyone.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A hymn & other stuff

This hymn has always been one of my favorites,  and I have been thinking about this song/hymn a lot lately. I think that is fits perfectly with Thanksgiving.

Because I have been given much, I too must give.
Because of thy great bounty, Lord each day I live.
I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see,
who has the need of help from me.

Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care…
I cannot see another’s lack and I not share-
my glowing fire, my loaf of bread-my roof’s safe shelter over head,
that he too may be comforted.

Because I have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord,
I’ll share thy love again according to thy word.
I shall give love to those in need. I’ll show that love by word and deed,
thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.

Eric and I have been extremly blessed in our lives by our Heavenly Father. There are times when I look back on when we were first married and wondered how in the world did we get through that, but I know how, it's because our Heavenly Father was helping us along the way.
Some of the kids that I work with at the school have some really bad behavioral problems, and I think that is derived from the lack of love in their home. These children require lots and lots of patients on my part and I am sure on theirs. I need to focus more on sharing the love that my Father in Heaven has been blessing me with.
For example their is one kid that I work with that has had a horrible up bringing and some teachers has already wrote him of as the bad kid, and he really isn't. I have been trying to work on showing him love and kindness, and let me tell you it has gone a long ways. We have been working on changing his language, especially using the Lords name in vain. So one day, he was having a typical bad day and was saying it, so I told him how I didn't like it and that it hurt my feelings when he spoke like that. He was almost in tears because he felt so bad and guess what, he apoligized! I don't think this kids has ever apoligized a day in his life. I couldn't be more proud of him, even though we still struggle with him saying that, he recognizes when he does it now and tries not to say it.
I know that their are always going to be people that it may be more difficult to show love and kindness towards but I think that it is something we all need to be working on.

Anways, onto us. I just recieved a calling about a week and half ago to teach the sunbeams in primary. I have 4 little cute boys. Eric is almost done with his frist semester of leveling courses at the University. I couldn't be more proud of him. I have never really seen him study until this year and he is doing awsome in his classes. Walker is so stinkin' cute. He gives us a good laugh. His new thing is to put something in his mouth and looks to find one of us so we'll laugh and then he laughs. He is such a social laugher, love it! The other day he took 7 steps by himself! WOW! He has six teeth and will be 11 months on the 24. I can't belive that, it seems to of gone by fast. He has been babbling way more and loves to talk to himself in his carseat.  Still doesn't like to be cuddled with, but he he does like to rub his face on yours, which I tottally blame on Eric! Thanks babe.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Some people at work shared these videos.

This first video is called "kid history". Way cute.

This second video is from at talk show, where parents told their kids that they ate their Halloween candy.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Mashed Cauliflower in replace of Mashed Potatoes. Yes, you heard me right, no joke. I heard about this at work and was very curious to see how it tasted. The first batch that I made was from fresh cauliflower and the second one was from frozen. I wanted to compare the fresh from frozen because frozen is cheaper. I liked them but they do need a little salt. It is a nice healthy twist for you to enjoy and trick to get kids to eat their veggies.

All you do is boil the cauliflower until soft, drain the water, then blend it together with a little milk in a blender or with a hand mixer. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cilantro Lime Chicken

I made this yesterday and it was so yummy! I know I can proudly say that because Eric liked it.
  • Chicken:
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • Salsa:
  • 1 cup chopped plum tomato (about 2)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped


  • 1. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.
  • 2. To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl. Add avocado; stir gently to combine. Serve salsa over chicken.
I didn't add any of the salt that the recipe called for.
I used lime juice from a bottle that we had.
I added cilantro to the salsa.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 289
  • Fat: 13.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Protein: 35.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.6g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 94mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 383mg
  • Calcium: 29mg

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Walkers first Halloween was more fun than I thought. I really didn't see the point in buying a costume but Karen was so amazing and let us borrow one of hers from when her kids were little. We went to a little carnaval that happen to a be a bust. Yesterday the church had a trunk or treat for all the kids in our stake. There was such a big turn out. We just went and walked around because we don't need the candy. Here are a few pictures.

I asked Eric if he wanted to dress up and he said he would go as an "adult". (sounds like Eric, huh)

 I went as a confused World Series fan from last year!

Walker went as Shrek. He was so stinkn' cute!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Relief Society

Today we had a awsome lesson, from a talk given by President Uchtdorf. The talk is titled Forget Me Not! It got me thinking and I hope it does the same for you.
I need to live in the season that I am in and not want it to rush or fly by. I need to be happy in the moment.

Click here

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hair Cut & more

Walker had his first hair cut today and he also turned 10 months. His hair cut was a long time over due, but I just didn't want to do it. His hair was getting into his eyes and growing over his ears. I liked the long hair! We'll here is the before and after...

To me he looks so much older!

Things have seem to be super busy lately with Eric going to school and me working. Eric also has a calling in the Elders Quorum, he is the secretary. I still do not have a calling but that is ok...Anyways, Walker has been changing. He is becoming way more independent. Sept/Oct was a pretty rough month for teething, he has 6 teeth now and hopefully we'll have a break from it...Since he started to feed himself, it is a must at every meal now. He has to pratice his new skills...Walker has also taken a few steps by himself. Yesterday he took two step lost he balance but was able to regain his balance and take one more step. His thing to do now is to play in the cabnits while I am cooking. He'll pull things out and crawl into the cabnit. I love it because it keeps him entertained and happy! We had to child proof some of the cabnits but he'll play with the doors on those.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Just the other day we had a one armed bandit in our house.
He tried to bust out of jail and a rob a piggy bank
Did he succeed at busting open the piggy bank...yes...but out of his jail...no. HAHA!

Yep this is what we woke up to in the morning. I didn't even think of moving that away from his crib. I learned my lesson, and he was just proud of himself.

So you do you remember this....

We'll now its like this...

Words and Music by Clara W. McMaster, b. 1904
Whenever I hear the song of a bird
Or look at the blue, blue sky,
Whenever I feel the rain on my face
Or the wind as it rushes by,
Whenever I touch a velvet rose
Or walk by a lilac tree,
I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Father created for me.

He gave me my eyes that I might see
The color of butterfly wings.
He gave me my ears that I might hear
The magical sound of things.
He gave me my life, my mind, my heart:
I thank him reverently
For all his creations, of which I'm a part.
Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.

The snow didn't last long, but long enough for me. It snowed all day last Saturday, stuck around on Sunday and was pretty much melted by Tuesday. Because of this I am trying to take every opportunity to spend time out doors when the weather is good and today was one of those days. We had to go to the park!

"Leaves Are Falling All Around"
Leaves are falling all around
On the housetops on the ground
Leaves are falling on my nose,
On my head and hands and toes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


So we have had our first snow fall for the winter season! YEAH! Just kidding. I could not belive my eyes when I looked out the window, becuase like 30 minutes before their was nothing. I have never really been much of a snow person, and that could be because I was never really around it. My first real exposure to snow was when I lived in Rexburg. And I am proud to say I only fell once and no one saw. Anyways, Walker really liked looking out the window at it. The good news is that it didn't last very long. The snow started to melt yesterday and is pretty much all gone. I took it as as a warning that winter is coming and that I need to get prepared. So I order some boots that are perfect for the snow and I plan on wearing them to church too, becuase I don't care about looking cute when it is cold.
Thats my poor car in the back ground. I hope our cars can get through the winter!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Much needed

Yesterday we spent our first night away from Walker. We have been wanting to go to the temple and with it being 3 hours away, it takes some planning. About two weeks ago Eric asked me to take a day off so we could go to the temple. He wanted to make it an over night trip because we both work and he goes to school. So we asked Karen (our babysitter) and she agreed! She is so amazing because she doesn't normally watch kids on a school night. Lets just say it was so worth it and much needed. I only got one picture of the temple and then the camera decided not to work. So heres a picture from lds.org

It felt so good to be at the Temple. I can not wait for the temple to built in Fort Collins so we can attend the the temple more, but the temple will not be finished probably until we leave. I have a testimony in attending the temple. I know that it strenghens your marriange and your family. I feel so amazing after attending and doing the Lords work. When I leave the temple I feel so pumped up. You can learn so much from going to the House of the Lord. I am so grateful for the knowledge of temples and for belonging to Christ church that teaches that famlies can be forever.

I Love to See the Temple
 I love to see the temple.
I’m going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I’ll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.
I love to see the temple.
I’ll go inside someday.
I’ll cov’nant with my Father;
I’ll promise to obey.
For the temple is a holy place
Where we are sealed together.
As a child of God, I’ve learned this truth:
A fam’ly is forever.
Karen and Walker went to the store together and you can see how much he missed us.....

Sunday, October 2, 2011


(whats with walker)
At our 9 month check-up Walker...
wieghs: 18 lbs
height: 28 inches

Currently he has three teeth. One just broke through on the bottom right side and he has two more about to break through on the top. He is offically bubba looking. :)
As of today we have started to try table foods.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

General Conference

 Click here to read a talk given by Pres. Uchtdorf about preparing yourslef for General Conference.

Cleaning with Vinegar

So I thought I would try mopping with water and vinegar. I have heard people say that they use it. We'll I tried it, thought it was ok, and then it was put to the test. There was a sticky spot on the floor and lets just say it seemed to spread the stickyness around. Also the smell, it smells like your house just got pickled, I know people put scents in it but maybe I didn't put enought.

Lets just say I wouldn't recommend just water and vinegar.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


W.W.W = whats with Walker

He is...

sleeping through the night consistently
walking around the furniture
such a good boy for the babysitter
loves to play with socks
has to be nosey during church (mainly sacrament meeting)
making constant vowel constent sounds
loves to eat solids
learning the word "no"
a super fast crawler
not a shy boy at all
loves to look at books
likes to have books read to him
and so much more!

Funny story...So I got up this morning at 5:30 to work out and I hear this banging noise. I walk to the kitchen becuase I thought it was coming from there. In my head I was thinking "ok doesn't sound like our neighbors...or the upstairs neighbors...so it must be coming from Walkers room...oh crap who is in Walkers room". All of a sudden I hear more banging follwed by laughter. I open he door and he is facing the wall, sitting down in his crib, in the dark, holding on to the rails shaking them and causing the crib to hit the wall and laughing about it! I couldn't help but laugh about it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Butternut Squash Soups

This first recipe is the best butternut squash soup that I have found.

(serving size 4)
2 tbsp butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 medium potatoes, cubed
1 medium butternut squash soap- peeled, seeded and cubed
1 (32 oz) chicken stock
salt and pepper
**When I made this I did not use the celery**
**I also baked the squash for 1 hour instead of cubing it, to me it was much easier to bake**

1. Cut squash in half and remove seeds. Bake butternut squash for 1 hour at 350. While squash is baking do step two.

2. Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion, celery, carrot, potates and squash for 5 minutes, or until lightly brown. Pour in enough chicken stock to cover vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer for 40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

3. Transfer the soupd to a blender, and blend until smooth. Return to pot, and mix in any reamining stock to attain the desired consistency. Season with Salt and peper
Another Butternut Squash soup. To me this has a more earthy taste to it, but I still liked it.

1 medium butternut squash
1 medium onion
1 tbsp ginger
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup water
3 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper

1. Cut squash in half. Scoop our seeds, lay upside down and bake for 40-45 minutes at 350. Set aside and let cool when done baking.

2. Scoop out flesh from skin once cooled.

3. While squash is in the oven cook the onion and ginger int he butter over low heat for 5 minutes. Add broth and simmer for 10 minutes. Add squash to pan.

4. Transfer to belnder in batches and puree until smooth. Add enough water to achieve desired consistency.

5. Return to sauce pan until desired heat.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Not Really Chili

A friend of ours invited us over for dinner one day and made this yummy chili. It has become a must have in the fall. And with fall like weather here this is the first thing that I thought of that I wanted to make.

It is a vegetarian chili but if you wanted to you could add meat or chicken broth instead of the water, but I don't think that it needs it.

4-5 cups butternut squash-Typically 1 good sized squash
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 medium onion, chopped (any color)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup water
1 cup salsa
2 stalks celery. chopped (optional)
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 (15oz) can of black beans, strained
2 tbsp coriander (crushed)
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

1. Peel and clean our butternut squash. Cut into chunks.

2. Place sqaush on a microwavable plate. Then add about 1/3 cup water onto the plate of squash. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 8 minutes minimum.

3. In a stock pot, or large sauce pot, saute oil, onions, and garlic on high heat for about 2-3 minutes or until onions are starting to soften

4. Turn heat down to medium and add 1 cup water, salsa, celery, beans, rozen vegetables and crushed red pepper. Stir until all ingredients are mixed together. Let simmer

5. The squash should be coming out of the microwave at this point. It should be cooked all the way through. Strain the remaining water from the plate. And then add to pot.

6. Add the remaining seasonings: pepper, chili powder, coriander, and cumin. Flavor to desired taste. Add more seasonings if needed.

7. Stir until fairly consistent. You'll still have butternut squash chunks when finished, but they'll have mixed into the pot giving it a creamy look.

8. If for some reaon the chili cooks for too long and become paste like, add 1/2 cup water and stir until creamy again.

9. Top with sour cream (optional)

Saturday, September 10, 2011


This past week we had some pretty cool visitors come to Wyoming to escape the Texas heat. And lets just say we had a blast with my brother Jack, his wife Lorraine, and their children: Ellen, Jack Jack, Rose and Elijah. They got here late Tuesday. We just hung out on Wednesday because it was raining. Thursday we went to a must see place, Vedauwoo. At Vedauwoo, we went on a picnic, climed on rocks and went on walks. That night we did the yummiest thing ever, we went to the park and made SMORES! Who said smores can only be made while you are camping?

At Vedauwoo

At Washington Park

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


We'll Eric started school this past Monday and I also started working the same day. I found a babysitter Sunday night that is just amazing, I am so happy that is willing to help us out.
Anyways, Eric seems to like his classes. He is going to have to do alot of reading but near as many paper to write as he did Sociology. Their is a member in our ward that is also majoring in Speech Pathology but he is still in his lower level classes but Eric does have once class with him.

Walker seems to be doing well with the babysitter. She has three children that are about to start school on Thursday and also watches two other ones. I am sure this helps Walker, they seem to be very entertaining kids.

As for me, lets just say I don't know how women work and then come home and have the energy to be a good mom. I know just from this week, and school starts tomorrow, that I have been tired. I don't know if it's because I am bored becaues it is just sitting and listening to people talk. I know the job part should get better when school starts but I hope my energy will kick it up a notch when I get home. This job is a little different than what I was expecting. I'll explain more when I have more experience in what I am suppose to be doing.

Until then be good.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The latest

Eric will start school this Monday! Yeah! We are both so ready to get started on this next phase in our life. He goes to school Monday through Friday but it's a pretty good schedule. Eric also started his job on campus this morning. He works anywhere between 12am and 6 am as a night host in the dorms.

Last Saturady I applied for a job with the school district to be a Paraprofessional with the Special Education department. I origianlly applied for a part time position but they offered me a full time position. When he called I let it go to voice mail so I could wait a while before I gave him a answer. After a stressfull and hard decision we have decided that it would be best for me to work. Everything just worked out. One thing that had to work out was arrangements for Walker. I did not want to put him in a center and plus they are extermly expesive! I have worked in those centers and I felt that having a babysitter is a way better option. I sent out a few e-mails and got some responses. The lady that is going to watch him is a lady in the ward and lives within walking distance from us. She is a older lady with kids in school and I know that she will spoil this kid.
I am still not use to the idea yet but I know that this is our best option. What I will be making will cover all of our expenses and then some. So that means that we can take out less in loans. Currently the plan is for me to just do this for a year until grad school starts because then we will have in state tuition and take take out more government loans.
One part that kinda frustrates me is that I have my B.A. and all I am really qualified to do is to be a glorified preschool teacher. I checked into maybe getting certified as a teacher but I would have to go back to school for two years, umm no thank you.
**I am excited so I am going to have to share this. We got a awesome glidder at a garage sell for $15!!!!

We'll what's new with Walker. He is crawling all over the place and now that he is a expert crawler he is much happier becuase he can get where he wants to go. One of his favorite things to do now is to play with the door stoper because it is one of those spring ones and he likes the sound.
So as some of you know Walker goes to bed early, between 6 and 7pm. We'll normally he would wake up around 4 or 5 am. We'll after about 3 days of doing the Richard Ferber method, he sleeps through the night a wakes about 7. I love this method if you need to get your baby to sleep, but I did feel sorry for the neighbors a little but not much because I have to put up with their smoking. Anyways, this method gave me a peace of mind that he was ok because you would go in his room at first after 5 minutes of crying, then 10 minutes and if he was still crying then every 15 minutes after that. We only made it to the 10 minute part and then he would go to sleep.
Walker is going from a crawling position to sitting on his bottom all by himslef.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Walker likes to make a mess when he eats!

This is his latest development, he likes to stand up in his crib. I think I might start putting him in sleep sacks so he can't stand in his crib. I can picture him trying to bust out of his little prison. He looks so proud of his new accomplishment.

Our 5 year anniversary is coming up and we decided to do something a little early since Eric will be in school and working weekends. So yesterday we went to a Rockies v. Nationals game. Nationals won 5-4. We had a such a fun time and Walker was so good...until the car ride home, but thats ok.