Sunday, April 21, 2013

So far

This whole thing of only updating once a month can't happen any more. I'm just so excited with the things that are happening here that I can't wait to share.
This month for our family outing we went to the City of Rocks State Park. It's roughly about two hours away. I was a little hesitant to go but it was totally worth it. There was nothing to see along the way it was just desert and then out in the middle of no where there a just these interesting rocks, they seemed to be misplaced. It reminded me of a smaller, yet not as pretty, Vedauvoo in Wyoming. It was the perfect size for Walker and we walked the entire thing. I am so glad that we are doing something once a month. We have been able to see things that gives a different look of New Mexico.

 I was so proud of Walker he climbed this thing by himself !

Smore's, I swear that is the best thing about having a rock backyard. We can dig a whole and a make a little fire and have smores in no time !!!!

I've been trying to be more creative, thanks to Pintrest. These are just a few things we have done.
He loves to do the water and paint brush thing now. And the picture below is such a great indoor activity. We have been cooped up because it has been super windy, and wind in a sandy place does not mix, so the last activity was perfect.


Walker has recently been able to ride his tricycle like a big boy. I can't believe he can do this, I swear one day he couldn't and the next he could.
Also on a proud mommy note, this kid is so smart...I can point to letters and he can tell me what they are. He knows all of his letter except for 5 of them. Also, I have signed the alphabet since he was a baby and he can recognize most of those too. Sometimes I wonder about this kid but when he showed me that he could do that, I think I need to lighten up.

Julian is changing like a weed. He can sit in his highchair! I tried this one day and he couldn't do it but a few days latter he could. He is babbling more and more and is making "Dada" sounds. This kid still loves to be held and cuddled.

This a new development. I stopped wrapping him like a mummy and now he sleeps like this. I can't believe that it wasn't a big deal for him. He only cried maybe twice within three days and hasn't since. He' just getting so darn big and is no longer a little baby he's becoming a little boy.

This is where Julian normally hangs out while I make dinner. But on this occasion Walker wanted to join in. Julian doesn't mind, he loves it when Walker hangs out with him and doesn't take his toys. Wait did I say Walker takes his toys. Yep, Walker has just started doing this and it has been interesting to help him learn that he just can't do that, that we need to share. So now he likes to take his toy and replace it with something else.
I am seriously so proud of myself. I have never canned a thing in my life. We'll that has forever changed and I might just be hooked. I made strawberry jam, and it is so simple and way better than store bought. 
CLICK HERE for the recipes I used.

I was thinking the other day of how we all post things of when our children are happy and doing fun things, like I just did, and we might feel like all our kids do is cry. BUT I am here to inform you that not everyday is good day where their is no crying or fit throwing. We have our days were it just seems like all they do is cry or throw fits and sometimes they do it together. Oh the joy!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Look at me!

Look at who is sitting up and not spitting up!

He's growing so fast.
At 7 months this little cutie weighs 16 lbs 10 oz and is 28 inches long.
We just started sleeping without being swaddled, it's going pretty darn good.
(but as I am currently writing this he is crying because he loves being wrapped tight)
He loves to eat his baby food, and is not so much into bottles any more.
For some reason he finds Walker hilarious.
He is a really good napper and sleeps through the night.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wilford Woodruff

In the issue of the "Friend" there is a picture of Wilford Woodruff. Everytime Walker see's it he says "Pa, Pa". I kindly tell him, no that that is Wildord Woodruff and then he shouts even louder "PA". What do you think?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


This was a very busy month for us so here we go.
For our family outing we went to the Aquarium and the Botanical Gardens in ABQ. It was so much fun. The Aquarium wasn't that big, but a great size for the attention of a 2 year old and the gardens, were nice to walk through. Nothing was blooming, which was sad, but they had a really fun kid area that I absolutely love!

The kids and I also went to my parents for about 2 weeks since Eric was going to be gone.
Here is Julian being spoiled by Pa. Eating brownies and ice cream.

Walker really liked sitting at the bar area at Rainforest Cafe.
Richard feeding my poor baby brisket! He said my kids need some meat on their bones.
 We also went to what I call a Redneck Zoo called Gator and Friends. It seriously seemed like they went out into the woods and got some of these animals. Oh well, Kason and Walker loved it.

Walker had a good time playing with his cousin Kason. They jumped on beds, gave a pedi, took bathes together and just pretty much goofed off the whole time.