Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lily and Jack

Last night we had some friends over to play a game. It was so nice because our kids play so well together making it easy for us adults to enjoy ourselves. Lily and Jack made a nice little cozy spot on the floor all by themselves and watched Incredibles. At least they were smart enough to have separate blankets. Later in the evening I heard...

Jack: "Lily I love you"
Lily: (kisses him on the cheek) " I love you too"

This is Lily dancing to Dora The Explorer. As usual she gets a little shy because she knows I'm filming her. Dora is her favorite show right now and it has been so fun to see her sing and dance along.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Christmas Eve Jacob and I watched Seinfeld and ate snacks.

Yummy Christmas Trifle
Jake wouldn't look at his presents. He wasn't even interested in the wrapping paper. Lily didn't mind opening them for him.
Lily got a Pound Puppy from Gma and Gpa Gowans and some puzzles from Gma and Gpa Crosby. I thought the fishy puzzle was so cute because it has a little magnetized fishing pole.
Our pathetic little Christmas tree. Our neighbor downstairs gave it to us because she thought it was lame so she got a new one. We didn't have one so it worked out for us. The lights didn't work though but oh well.

Me and my new jammies from VS. I LOVE them.

Here is a little video of Lily. I am so mad at myself because I bought her a Dora backpack and she saw it before I wrapped it so she has been asking where it is for the past couple weeks. I meant to video tape her opening it because I knew she would be so happy but I forgot to get the camera out. She was so excited and started jumping up and down saying "My packpack my packpack." It was still fun to see her open the other presents. She kept hugging them and saying "I love this" Oh and by the way, mom and dad you gave her the packpack. You also gave her the Dora movie that she opens in the video. Nice work. And also I just wanted to say that my daughter does not have a stuttering problem. She only says Da da da da da Dora because that is the way they sing it in the theme song.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Lily is going through a phase where she doesn't always take a nap every day even though she really needs it. Every time she doesn't take one when she is supposed to, she ends up falling asleep in the car on the way to pick up Jacob from school. A few days ago we had one of those days. After arriving home, Jacob carried her in the house and put her down so he could take her coat off. She was so tired she didn't even wake up. She just stood there sleeping. It was pretty funny to watch.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

If you like Tetris, you'll love this:

How often does this happen: you wait and wait for the line ....

A Video

I have not made a video of the kids in a long time so I just decided to film them playing tonight.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

9 Months (well almost)

Mr. J had his 9 month checkup today. He has slowly been dropping on the weight chart. He weighs 18lbs 13oz. which is about the 10th% for boys. This little guy has been an absolute joy(except for the no sleeping part). He has such a wonderful personality and is usually so easy unless he is teething like he is right now. He wakes up about 5-6 times a night. I let him cry it out for a whole week and it did absolutely NOTHING. His Dr. told me to wait 3 weeks then try it again. I am not looking forward to it. His Dr. also told me (knowing what a weakling I am) that I better do it before he learns to cry "Mama" or it will never happen.
I love to watch Jake and Lily play together. The other day I had a HUGE pile of laundry in the hall where he and Lily were climbing to the top and rolling down laughing hysterically. He loves her so much and loves to be involved with everything she is doing weather she likes it or not. He thinks he's a big boy and likes to feed himself. Feeding time is always a mess because he swats at the spoon and won't let you get it near him. Sometimes Jacob holds his arms down while I try and feed him but then he clamps his jaw so tight it just ends up all over his face. Give him the spoon though and he's in heaven. And yes I have tried giving him his own spoon while I feed him with another one but that doesn't work either. Stubborn like his Mama I guess. (My mom is probably chuckling and thinking how much I deserve this)

Things I love about this guy......
The way he follows me around the house when I vacuum. He sits and watches in awe while I do a room and then quietly follows me to the next room where he sits and watches in amazement again.
That he is so snuggly.
His laugh.
How good he is when I put him down to bed at night. He lies right down on his tummy and waits for his blanky and doesn't usually move or make a sound he just goes right to sleep.
How he LOVES his Mommy.
How excited he gets when he knows he's about to get in the bath.
How he comes cruising in the kitchen if he hears the dishwasher or the fridge open. He can unload dishes faster than I can load.(Don't worry I keep sharp items away)
There are many more things I want to say but for the sake of this being a long post I will write them in my more personal journal. I love this guy to death. His smile melts my little heart every time and I am so blessed to have him.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Today was a great game for Cougar fans and yewts alike. Congrats to the yewts for making it a great game and mounting a strong comeback. Even more congrats to the Cougars for WINNING! Max Hall had a rough day, but he made the most important pass of the game .... in OVERTIME. However, the sweetest part of today's game wasn't the victory, it was the dozens of times that Lily ran up to me and shouted, "GO COUGARS!" After the game ended, we opened up the window and shouted and cheered for our neighbors. It was great to have a family member cheering on the team with me. Since this was one for the books, I'll post pictures and video of the Cougars in their sweet retro jerseys as they come. GooooooOOOOOOOOOooOOOOOOOOO Cougars!!!!
Update: As far as Max Hall's comments go, I understand the way he feels, having been antagonized by yewt fans a couple of times myself. His only experience with the rivalry is playing them in football, having his family "beered" by them, and a few other things too crude to mention on a blog. If Kat had been put through the things a few petty fans put Max's mother and wife through, I'd be pretty full of hate, too. Just remember he also ripped on the BYU fans who have no real loyalty-- who gripe at the team at the first scent of bad luck or bad play. If you think Max's comments are the worst thing you've ever heard, check out these two links from yewt players saying the SAME thing.
Or a word from a yewt on the behavior of the fans at the same game Hall was referring to last year: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=445&sid=4886246
However, we're glad to know great, classy yewt fans. Becca and Ryan and Eric are the best!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Beauty Mark Removed

My Thanksgiving present to myself was to have the mole on my neck removed. I'm glad to have it gone. And to those who cling to them unnecessarily, I say unto you: "Go thou and do likewise."


Things are family is thankful for:

Jacob: Our new camera

Kat: My family

Lily: Our couch

Jacob: Loving parents and in-laws

Kat: Food.

Lily: "I just gotta go pee-pee."

Jacob: Jakers

Kat: Our potato peeler

Lily: My puppy (stuffed)

Jacob: Pixar movies to entertain Lily

Kat: Infant Tylenol

Lily: My jammies

Jacob: Children's smiles

Kat: A fun husband

Lily: "I love Jesus!"

Jacob: 1080p

Kat: Good books

Lily: "I love Jake!"

Jacob: Rejections from agents

Kat: Healthy babies

Lily: "My two babies"

Jacob: Friends who lend a helping hand

Kat: The gospel

Lily: "I love Daddy!"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Night Photos and Silly Videos

I was messing around with camera tonight, trying out some things as I learned them from the instruction manual. Now I will share them with you. Most are of Lily. I find it hilariously ironic how Kat tells Lily she needs to be my photo subject when I want to take pictures, but she turns away herself when I try to take pictures of her.

A few days ago we were messing around with the old webcam and decided to dedicate some silly accessories to some of our friends and family. You'll have to watch all 6-8 minutes to see if you made the list! If you're not on there, don't be offended. We probably still love you.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My First Try At Editing

So I'm a little disappointed because these pictures looked a lot different in the window I was editing them in. They don't quite look how I thought but oh well. This is my first attempt at editing photos. I have no artistic abilities whatsoever so really the only thing making these pictures look good is my beautiful daughter. These are the pictures Jacob took on Sunday. You can scroll down to his post to see what they used to look like before I messed with them.

This picture was really blurry but I loved it. I thought it was so pretty so I tried my best to get it in focus. The coloring is a little odd but everything else made it look way to blurry and washed out.

Her dress is a little long. It is actually a size 3T but I was afraid she would grow out of the hat by the time she grew in to the dress so I figured now was my chance to get some pics before it snowed.

This one is my all time favorite. Jacob seems to be a whole lot better with the camera than I am so far. Maybe I should be the one drilling teeth and he can stay home and play photographer with the kids.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall Photo Shoot

Even though we just sent out pictures of the kids, Lily wore her new dress that Kat bought just to match a hat I encouraged her to buy because it was a dollar. I hadn't played with the new camera for a while, so I decided to break it out a little before and after church. Here are the results. I don't want to brag or anything, but I think I take some pretty darn good pics. Having a beautiful subject helps.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lily had her 2.5 year check up this week. She was sooooo excited to go to the Dr. as usual. She is now in the 10% for weight and the 17% for height. She can count to 12 and sing the ABC's along with many other songs. She can almost say her prayers by herself. Things she loves are: Her doll (sometimes I feel like I have 3 kids because of that thing), a snack (pretty much her whole day revolves around snacks), talking to her reflection "Joe" in the mirror, lying on mommies bed with her blankie, getting her ears and face tickled before bed and friends. Some things I love about her are: her constant cheesy fake laugh, listening to her talk to "Joe," how she has to say goodnight and I love you to Jake before bed, her love and excitement for life. She is such a joy in our lives and we are so grateful for her.