Saturday, December 22, 2012

London turns 2...WHAT?!

It's so hard for me to believe that my little London turned 2 on December 2nd!!!!  What is happening?!  I just LOVE this little girl so much!  She has got the most sweet, funny, crazy, and loving personality!  She is a climber, and loves to get into everything.  She's one of those kids that you literally watch as they try to find something to get into!  If we were to let her loose in a public place, she would run, and run without looking back!  If she did look back, and you were following/chasing her, she would run faster!!!! 
She is so loving, and cuddly.  She is very quick to say sorry when she gets in trouble, and will follow the "sawee" (sorry) with a few kisses, and a hug.  She loves to cuddle, and hug mom and dad.  She loves her big sister and wants to do everything that Braelyn does.  She loves Cash, and is always wanting to kiss on him.  She is surprisingly soft with him (well, as soft as can be expected for a 2 year old).  She is very much in the "My do it" phase, and doesn't want help with anything.  This girl is a milk-a-holic.  She is also a Dora-a-holic!  She loves watching "shows" with her big sister in the mornings.  Our lives would seriously be lacking with out this little angel in it!  We are so lucky to be the parents of this girl with a heart as big as Texas! 

Happy Birthday Sweet Londy!

On her birthday, we celebrated with the family we have here in Arizona (Cooper, Ahlena, and their 5 girls!).  London just LOVES her cousins...

London and "Kawah" (Kara)...

London and Zo Zo (Zoe)...

London, Cash, and "Eddie" (Ellie)...

She also loves her feet!  LOL I was dying when she was giving her foot a kiss!  Silly girl...

She had a fun time opening her presents, but mostly just liked ripping the paper off, and moving on to the next thing to unwrap!  Braelyn was a very good helper...

My parents got her a cute bouncy Fur Reals puppy.  Every time it would move she would say "ooohhhhh!"

Her Dora cupcake Cake...

She did so good at blowing out her own candles with no help needed from anyone else...

And the rewards were sweet...

To keep along the lines of a Dora "fiesta", we had a pinata!  She was LOVING it, and had to have a turn in between everyone else's turn!  On a side note, that pinata was SO hard to break, that we just ended up ripping it and shaking all the candy out!!!  Whatever works, right?...

Love you London!!!

Thanksgiving in Utah

This year we headed up to Utah to spend Thanksgiving with Brittons family.  It was a nice long trip, and we had so much fun being with family.  There was lots of hanging out, and late nights staying up and talking. 

Here are all the guys hanging out watching football (the girls were slaving away upstairs!  Well mostly my sweet Mother-in-law!)...

This was Cash's first Thanksgiving!  Here he is with Dad watching some football with the boys...

He also enjoyed helping Grandma with dinner too though....

The adult table...

And the little kid table...

Braelyn getting ready for "the feast" (as she called it!).  When I say getting ready for it, I really mean hardly eating anything on her plate, and wanting to be done as soon as the plate is in front of her!!!  ha

London couldn't compose her excitement at all, as you can see....(he he)

But Cash, was all about it!!!  Even though his Thanksgiving meal was through a bottle, he was loving it!!!

While we were up in Utah, it was the perfect time to take new family pictures!  It had been at least 5 years or so since the last one, so we were long overdue!  They turned out so good!!!

Even though we just had our pictures done, we couldn't pass up another opportunity!

Me and the Hubbs...

On our drive home to Arizona, we stopped in Las Vegas to have a little visit with Cash's birth mom and her family.  They are always so sweet, and feed us amazing meals!  It was so good to see them, and was a nice break during our drive. :>

How lucky are we to have such an amazing relationship with these wonderful people!?!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Braelyn's preschool took a field trip to Tolmachoff Farms!  I didn't get pictures, but they got to pick a few fresh vegetables, and learn about them, got to go through a corn maze, eat lunch there...

Play in a "corn box"...

And take a cute little train ride!  Braelyn, Macie, and Maj waiting for their turn on the train...

Choo-choo!!!

The whole group (morning and afternoon classes)...

At the end we all got to pick our own pumpkin out of their pumpkin patch...

Cardinals Game

In October, Britton, all of his brothers, and his dad went to the Monday Night Cardinals Game!  It was so fun to see all the brothers together, and they had so much fun at the game!  The had to get decked out in Cardinals gear, of course...

Even though Cash didn't go to the game with all the boys, Britton got him his first Jersey anyways!

Holy Moly that's a cute lil' STUD! 

While the guys were gone, we got to hang out with Grandma and Aunt Sheridan!  Cash got plenty of cuddles from them both...


Halloween

Instead of Carving Pumpkins this year, we painted them!  Braelyn loves to paint, so it was perfect combo!
The Saturday before Halloween we went to our ward's Trunk or Treat!  The kids had such a fun time getting LOTS of candy! 
After much conversation, Braelyn finally decided on being a cowgirl for Halloween!  She looked so stinkin' adorable!

And there was no question what or who London would be...Dora the Explored, of course!  This girl LOVES her some Dora! 

But we couldn't have Dora without her trusty sidekick, Boots!  Cash was such a good baby to let us play dress up with him!  He had a great first Halloween!

The Girls...

It was rough (obviously), but we managed to get a semi-decent picture of all three...

A few nights later was actually Halloween night, so we got them dressed up again, and headed out for a few blocks of trick or treating...


Fun times, that ended with LOTS of candy....which we still have some of! 

Oceanside, CA

We spent TONS of time on the beach when we were in Oceanside in October.  The girls LOVED it, and so did we!  We couldn't have asked for better weather (minus one day of rain).  It was warm and sunny and perfect!!!  We can't wait to go back again next year!


This is probably one of my favorite faces that London makes!  It makes me laugh so hard every time she makes it...which is pretty often!  This time sun was a big cause of her winking of one eye.  :>....

 This baby tent was such a lifesaver on the beach (Thank you Ahlena!)!  It was just perfect for Cash to lay in, nap and hang out. :>


London felt free as a bird on the beach, which made me feel super nervous!  We had to keep a close eye on her the whole time cause this girl would run, and run, and run if we let her!!!  It was funny to see her energy progression with each beach day we had though.  It went down a little each day as she exhausted herself! 

 My Guys...


As I said before, her energy lessened.  She was taking more breaks, sitting, and having more snacks on the second and third days of the beach!  Such a sweet girl...

Sandy Braelyn...

Braelyn on the bird hunt!   I really think she thought she was going to catch it! 

The best little trooper ever!  He was such a good baby on this trip (minus the one night of having a fever...boo)

I'm not gonna lie, London face planted A LOT!!!! She gets running so fast that she trips and lands face first!  I don't even want to know how much sand she ate!!!!

London LOVED the water (which is another reason we had to watch her so so close!)!  It was so fun to watch her chase the waves...

Cash's first time at the beach and his first dip in the ocean....

Can't you just see the excitement written all over his face?!  :>  He didn't seem to mind it very much, but definitely wanted to be done quickly...

This was our last day on the beach I believe (maybe second to last)!  She was out like a light!!!...

Sand Castle contest...

While we were in Oceanside, we got to see on of Britton's friends from his mission!  Chad and Tiffany lived about 30 minutes away, so we had dinner and they came to play at the beach! 


We didn't take hardly any pictures of all the boogie boarding we did!  That is what the adults and older kids did the majority of the time!  It was SO much fun!!!