Wednesday, April 4, 2012

5 Months Worth of Updates

Warning.... this will be a LONG post.  My last post was announcing my pregnancy and now here I am, 33 1/2 weeks pregnant.  A lot has happened the past little while.


Daniel and I were able to take a much needed trip to Park City.  We left Rusty for a couple of days with my parents and we enjoyed uninterrupted couple time.  It was great getting away for a bit.

Rusty and I went to the Dinasaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point.  They had a deal where you can get in for just $2 each Tuesday in August.  We met some friends there and had a blast. 

Rusty also had his first ice cream cone all to himself!  We had to fight him to even try it at first but once he got a taste, he wouldn't put it down.


September means football!  Rusty loved to watch football with his Daddy and got good at celebrating the touchdowns.


We found a fun new toy for Rusty.  He had been having trouble coloring and just wanting to eat the crayons so we decided to try something new.  Window Crayons!!!  He loved it and is doing a lot better coloring in general.

We went to a local farm that had a bunch of fall/Halloween activities.  They had a petting zoo, corn maze, pony rides, along with so much more.  Rusty loved playing in their corn pit.


We drove down to Arizona for Thanksgiving this year.  It was great being able to see all of Daniel's family.  Rusty loved playing with his cousins.  He was a busy busy boy and we had to have one eye on him at all times because he had just learned to open door knobs and could open any door in the house.  Daniel turned 29 and we had a great time at the Montague's for his birthday BBQ.  Thanks everyone!


My sister, Rachel, had gotten home from her mission this past summer.  She started dating a great guy named Ian over Halloween.  They seemed to really hit it off and fast.  As Christmas was getting nearer they started talking about getting married so we started to ring shop.

Ian proposed to Rachel on Christmas Eve!  He had a family Christmas party where Santa came to give out gifts to the family.  Our family was invited so we got to share in the special moment. Santa gave Rachel a piece of coal in a bag along with a diamond. 


We had a fun Christmas this year with my family.  We were able to spend our first Christmas in our home and really enjoyed it.  Rusty came down the stairs Christmas morning, and didn't want anything to do with his presents.  I think it was because we didn't follow his normal morning routine so he was thrown off.  After every present was opened he wouldn't forget the other gifts and want to just play with the one he just opened.  His favorite present was his own special water bottle.  I try to always have water on hand and he loves to swipe my water bottle.  I kept having to replace mine so my Mom got him his very own water bottle.  He would not put it down. 

We also had a great time just spending time with family.  My brother, Marcus, came home from Boston.  We played alot of games on the Wii as a family.


We celebrated my Birthday on the 4th as well as my Mom's on the 7th.  I find that birthdays just get less exciting the older you get.  So no pictures from my birthday except for Rachel and Ian and their icing teeth.  We did end up going bowling with the family.  Rusty got to play my second ball each turn.  He actually helped my score quite a bit.  

We finally got enough snow to pull out the heavy coat, snow pants and boots.  Rusty loved the snow and we would just walk up and down the street crunching the snow as we walked. 


In February we were able to watch Tim and Melinda's kids for a week while they enjoyed their "business" trip to Hawaii.  Rusty loved spending so much time with his cousins.  It was a hard transition going from 1 kid to 4.  They are great kids, but we had a lot going against us.  We had 2 kids with fevers, 1 ear infection, 1 little boy who would not sleep, and the start of some pregnancy complications for me.  We got through and had some fun as well.  We couldn't have asked for more well behaved kids they always followed instructions and rarely fought!

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