Friday, August 30, 2013

He's one

I can not believe this was me a year ago!
The joys of being induced, you can get a cute before picture.
He went from this cute little angle that loved to be swaddled to...
A one year old that loves to:
eat graham crackers, fruits and veggies
bother/love on Walker
be held
crawl and pull up on things
play with his blanket
 We had a little party while my parents were here. We had dairy free cake and lots of new toys. What could be better right!
While we are singing happy birthday to Julian, Walker was sneaking licks of icing.
 Julian loving his almond milk, you would of thought this kid died and went to heaven. He loved it!!!
 Present time. This kid scored on some amazing toys.
 But this is what he ended up doing!

 And then with some redirection he went back to the toys.

 Julian is a perfect addition to our growing family. He's such a happy kid when he isn't scratching himself all the time. We love you Juice Juice.

The story behind "Juice": Walker for some reason from day one called him Juice and with Eric's reinforcement he still calls him that. I call him Julian and I try to get Walker to, but I guess he's just Juice.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

7 years

It is hard to believe that Eric and I have been married for 7 years. We have lived in Utah, California, Wyoming, and now New Mexico. I have a feeling we aren't done moving yet. We have lived in 6 different rentals, all moves for good reasons. We have had two children and will probably have one more (not anytime soon)

For our anniversary my parents were kind enough to come watch Walker and Julian so Eric and I could get away for a few days. We had dreams of sleeping in and being lazy. We'll none of those things happened. Have you heard of the "seven year itch" we'll I had an itch, right on my ankle. Something bit me the day before we left and it was keeping me up because it was so stinkin' itchy. Besides that everything was great. Ate some yummy food, did a little shopping and saw some things.

Jemez Springs, NM. This is about an hour north of ABQ. I had originally planned on going on a hike but when we got up there it was closed due to some fires that they had. So we drove around and did/looked at some other things,
This is Soda Dam. Lots of natural hot springs around it.

Fenton Lake

Later that night we went out for Sushi.
Petroglyph National Monument. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Gila Mts

Eric's weekends are different than most people and right now that is ok, because whenever we go anywhere it's pretty empty. This past Thursday we, mainly me, decided load the kiddos up and head to the mountains for some camping. I couldn't decide if we should go because there was chance of rain. The drive took way longer than we expected and on the way up the mountains you could see a storm coming in. We were able to hear some thunder and it was intense. It was so powerful! Luckily the storm went around us and we just got a few sprinkles,.

We camped in the Gila Mountains so we could go to the Gila Cliff dwellings. Here's my opinion on that, it's really neat, the hike up there is beautiful and Walker loved it, but the dwellings are NOT for kids at all. Eric wanted to go on the tour guide and all we kept on hearing was don't touch this, don't sit on that, blah blah blah. You also were not allowed any snacks and for a 2 year old it is a must. Neat place, not for kids. Now on to camping there, it is extremely buggy, and hiking trails are pretty much never traveled, so they are over grown and I would recommend pants, also the trails and what's on them are poorly mapped out.

I know all of this sounds negative but we had a really good time together as a family. Would we camp there again probably not but it was definitely worth doing once.

 The storm in the back, the other side of the road was sunny.
 This hike was suppose to be to some hot springs, we'll just to the river I guess.

 Eric eating a banana boat, he loves them, I hate them. But with banana as the main ingredient now no wonder why.
 Walker went to the bathroom and we thought he pooped in the potty, we'll he just emptied his diaper in it. Smart kid.

Sorry couldn't get the picture to rotate.

Friday, August 2, 2013


I can't believe we are already done with July. It was a busy month for us, Julian and I were sick for two weeks with a nasty head cold, we found a new place to live and moved, worked on potty training, made a new friend, Julian stood up and has been moving ever since and last but not least goofed off together.

Yes people that is what you think it is! Eww Eww Eww! I have no idea how this thing got into our house, it must of snuck in when a door was opened. I wanted to kill this thing but no Eric had to catch it and set it free. I am serious ladies, he wanted to catch it and set it free, uh MEN!