Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Spaz!

 Spaz dressed up as Rainbow Brite and we themed the Costume Party around her.

 All the cute cousins and Aunt!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Our home

I thought it would be fun to give you an idea of what our house looks like these days!

Jason and Katie are living with us for the school year and it has been lots of fun.  Everyone is in school except me but I seem to have just as much homework as everyone else.  The only one not pictured is Dallas...but we all know he doesn't really study all that much anyway and he was taking the pictures!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Catch up Post

Right before school started we decided to take a quick trip out to San Diego before Natalie started her new job and I started taking classes. While we were there we went to Sea World, to see if it was as cool as we remembered from going there as kids.

It wasn't.

It was fun, but probably not something we'll be doing again soon.

Spaz, however, loved it. She got really excited looking at all the fish... and all the attention

She was really concerned about the giant turtle... Daddy, not so much.

I (Dallas) got to touch the dolphins a couple of times, Natalie didn't have the same luck. 
At the dolphin tank they have 2 sections of glass, so the dolphins can see you as well as you can see them.  I took Spaz over to one, and she got really excited every time a dolphin would swim past.  After about 15 minutes, one of the dolphins pulled a Shamu, and splashed a ton of water out of the pool... all over Spaz and me.  After about 5 minutes, she calmed down, so we went back to the wall, and the same dolphin splashed us again. Keeping a safer distance, we watched him splash the crowds 4 more times. He must have thought it was hilarious. 

We found an amazing hike.  There was even a waterfall at the end of the hike.  Spaz had a blast playing in the water!

Look at that face!

We went to Show Low for the Fourth and had fun hanging out with all the Fish's.
Natalie's grandmother passed away a few months after these were taken, this was the last time we got to see her in good health.

Cherry-pickin' Dallas

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New House

I LOVE having a clothesline!

They are still a little young...  Cousins played dress-up with all my play clothes!

She was less than excited about playing dress up, here she is with her Cowboy Hat.

MMMMM.....Edible Chocolate Bowl.  We had fun making these, lets just say there was chocolate everywhere!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Annika's Wedding.

Andrea took this picture of Spaz at Annika's wedding.

She was worn out after a busy busy day and was very snuggly which is my favorite.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Out for a walk photo shoot.

Push me mom!

This is fun!

Crawling away..the grass feels funny on my knees!  I think I'll just stay here.

This is a typical Spaz pose.  "I really want this leaf but I know I'm not supposed to put it in my mouth...what to do, what to do?" 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


First of all she is the most wonderful, beautiful, happy baby. I am so lucky! She has been wonderful to babysitters and takes awesome naps. Although she hasn't quite figured out how to sleep through the night.

She lives up to her nickname and is very active. She never stops wiggling her little fingers and toes. When she eats she pinches the back of my arm as she wiggles her fingers around. While the rest of her is intently concentrated on something else her fingers and wrist are rotating and moving.

She is so close to crawling, she gets on her hands and knees rocking back and forth trying to figure out how to get her back end to go forward with her front end. Sometimes she gets frustrated and just throws her front end forward which results in a nose dive for the object she is pursuing. This causes her to cry and need a hug from mommy (which I willingly give because I usually get a 'quick' neck cuddle in return.)

She has figured out that mommy is her favorite. This of course gives me great pride but at the same time can be frustrating when she doesn't like going to anyone else when I'm around. She sometimes even prefers me over daddy (I should enjoy this now before she really becomes a daddy's girl.)

Now for the best part...PICTURES!

I love this picture (February-Valentines Day, I'm so behind on pictures)

Family picture
(Lincoln was jumping up and down behind the photographer and she loved it.)

Playing together...at least they are both looking in the same direction even if it isn't at the camera :-)

This is such a typical Spaz face, I couldn't resist posting it!

Family time..Discovering the Grass.


Easter Morning in my cute Easter dress exploring my Easter basket. I've grown so much since Valentines day.

Getting ready to brush my teeth for the first time!!

My first doll for Easter...yum