Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fair, Food, Fun


We went to the fair this year...NOT because we thought the boys would have a blast or even have the slightest idea that we were even at a fair, but because my sister entered a stitchery and ended up winning 3rd place! It was great seeing her work up on display.  We had fun walking around with the fam, eating deep fried food, and spending time people watching. There are some real weirdos out there folks!

Landen has the attention span of about 2 seconds! He was far too distracted at the fair to concentrate on drinking his bottle. So contrary to what it looks like in the sister is NOT breast feeding my baby, she's just keeping him focused on the task at hand, his bottle.

A peak under the blanket

My dad is trying to convince Vincent that he is his fun grandpa and not a scary man from the fair:

We spent some time talking to Ryan's Cal Fire coworkers who were working at the fair. The boys learned the importance of fire safety and we got a family picture with my husband's hero....Smokey the Bear. haha


We feed Vincent....I promise!!! You can tell by his nice full 18 lb. belly but apparently that's still not enough! Landen's foot must be formula flavored or something. Look at those "I'm going to EAT you eyes"


I think this lens will make taking pictures with my awesome camera FUN! It would be FUN to see how many good quality pictures of the boys I could get with this lens. I'm hoping this FUN item will be a gift to me soon :)  Since I know my hubby reads the blog I thought it would be FUN to drop this FUN little hint. What a FUN anniversary present huh hunny?? Or a FUN christmas present....3 months early? ;) Here's a picture of the lens...just for....FUN!! 

Monday, September 12, 2011


This post is for Ryan! I know that if he were home he would have the boys dressed up as true fans and sitting in front of the TV watching the game. I am by no means a football fan let alone a Raider fan but since my husband is away fighting fires I know he would be proud knowing his boys were at home watching the game.  So this is for my husband Ryan...we love you...GO RAIDERS!!

A little upset that I was interrupting them from the game to take a picture.

Cheers from Vincent!

Cheers from Landen!

Don't bother us, we are watching the game.....typical boys!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


The boys have done a lot in their 5th month of life.  We ended the month with a camping trip and some very cute 6 month photos :)

V & L 6 months

The boys have been doing so many new things this month. They are rolling over like crazy.  They won't stay in the same place anymore! And they don't stay on their backs in their cribs anymore either.  I found Vincent one night using his little bear snuggly as a pillow. He is so smart ;)

The boys have been waking up between 7 and 8 every morning.  I love the mornings because I put them in the same crib for a little while and they are so happy and content laying there next to each other. Sometimes for up to 45 minutes. (Gives me time to wake up and get ready. And I love hearing them jibber jabber with each other)

They no longer stay in their bouncy chairs. Landen squirms his way out and Vincent sits up in his to where he's almost falling over the front!

I think they are in the early stages of teething. They are really chewing on their toys and on their  Sophies.  They can not get enough of those cute little giraffes!

Speaking of Sophies. They are starting to steal each others toys and especially each others sophies. After getting back from a walk, I realized Vincent had stolen Landen's pacifier.

While my grandparents were up for a visit we of course played games, which is what my family does, so we taught the boys. They are going to LOVE games even though Ryan hates games. Don't they look like naturals? huh Ryan??

Ryan was asked to play in a softball tournament a couple weekends ago. He played 5 games within a 7 hour period. He was crazy tired! I brought the boys out to watch and of course I had to attempt feeding them by myself out at the fields without the convenience of their little high chairs that I use at home. So I had to improvise with rolled up blankets in the stroller. It worked pretty slick. And the boys were happy being outside even though it was kind of hot.  

Vincent eating Landen's foot
I absolutely HATE going grocery shopping by myself! If Ryan can't go with me I end up calling my mom and I plan my shopping trip around her schedule so we can go together.  Well this past week I had to go by myself, there was no way to avoid it. So I used my trusty mommy clip and the boys and I rocked it!  They ended up crashing and I got all the items I needed for camping!!

CAMPING....Oh...Camping. What an experience. Over all fun, and I'm glad we went. But boy was it a challenge. First of all, there is a CRAZY amount of things you have to pack to go for just a couple of days. Ryan asked..."Are you sure you don't want to just bring the dresser? I mean that's the only thing your missing".  I rolled my eyes. Ha Ha you're so funny.

Vincent was NOT being himself. Just really whinny.  I by no means have the capability nor the energy to give them my full attention all the time or hold them all the time, so they are NOT needy babies and they know how to play by themselves, so for Vincent to be acting this way was completely out of the norm.  It got really cold at night! Both boys woke up in the middle of the night just freezing. So we put them in bed with us.  We had NEVER slept with them before so Ryan and I both could not get comfortable enough to really get a good nights sleep. The boys slept great, so that made it worth it at least. Ryan and I were so tired by the time we got home.  Once we got home Vincent was back to his normal self. I think the altitude had something to do with his moodiness or maybe his ears didn't pop while going up the mountain or something. Anyway, I'm so glad he is not normally whinny like that all the time.  Ryan and I would go insane!

Enjoying the jumpers in the middle of God's beautiful trees

Snuggly warm with mommy and daddy

Chillin' in the hammock


Vincent (shortly before a major melt down)