Tuesday, March 31, 2009


We had a great time at the zoo on Monday with the kids, Aunt Tannis, Grandma Vance and Neva and Lynn. Rylie slept 90% of the time except when she wanted to eat.
Devin loved the string ray part of the day

of course we had to do a little rock climbing... Devin climbed it in 6.3 seconds.. Go Devin!

Ezra's favorite part was the water. We didn't know there was water to play in so he got to play in his diaper!

Tannis deserves the Best Aunt Award.. she loves our kids almost as much as we do.

would've been a cute picture of both of us, but of course Devin has to do his face.. but i love anyway :)

Grandma and Ezra in the play house

i love these pictures of Ezra and Dad.. they are best buds.
This weekend was Great! I wish i could have weekends like this every week.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blessing Day

So i might be a little biased.. but i have some dang cute kids!
Today was Rylie's blessing day. The weather was beautiful, we had lots of family and friends come, and Rylie looked beautiful in her white dress that was worn by her great, great grandma. Devin's mom and husband came along with sweet Grandma Vance, on my side we had my mom and dad come, uncle Ethan, aunt Tannis, uncle Jayson and aunt Erica and of course Grandma and grandpa Trowbridge, and the ever so fabulous Aunt Anita. After the blessing we had a nice little lunch in and had lots of good food.
I love weekends like this where we can be by loved ones.
I'm thankful for families and that my husband was able to give a beautiful blessing. We have had a great weekend.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mommy wow, I'm a big boy Now!

Playing in the blowup toys during family day for the Guard this last weekend.

My little boy is now a big boy.. yes Ezra is now in nursery! I can not believe it. I'm not going to lie we have looked forward to this Sunday for awhile now. He did great, not a tear shed. Infact they said he was sharing toys with the other kids. When I went to pick him up he had crayon in his mouth so obviously we need to work on that. I hope he always enjoys nursery. He is so cute and still just makes me laugh everynight before i go to bed, all i have to do is think of something he did during the day.

First Sunday

Rylie's first sunday outfit. She looked very cute and i think she enjoyed her first Sunday at church.
I love her face in this picture!

I decided not to go with the beanie and shoes(the shoes were too big) and opted for the flower in the end. But she sure did have lots of admirers, and slept almost the whole time. Ezra never slept through church. I was so worried about going too because Devin had drill so not only was it my first sunday back but it was me by myself with the kiddos.. i had tons of help and it was a very relaxing sunday in the end.

Ezra's Room

I tried taking a picture of where Ezra drew on his walls but it didn't turn out so i decided since his room was fairly clean to take pics of it and post it so everyone can see his cute little room. He was born to fly like his grandpa and dad. I will post pictures of Rylies room when i get it cleaned up a little better and with more pictures on the wall. but back to Ezra drawing on his walls.. apparently this is his new thing, he has successfully drawn on our new couch set, his room and Rylie's. I wonder which room is next!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Homemade Giveaway

OK so my friend June posted this on her blog a couple weeks ago and I won!! woohoo!! About a week ago I recieved my package, an awesome head bow for Rylie ( i seriously need to learn how to make them) and she also sent matching braclets for me and Rylie. So now its my turn to pay it forward! good luck!!

The first 2 people to respond to this post will get something made entirely by me! Whatever I want! HOWEVER! This offer does have some restrictions and limitations-
1. I make no guarantees that you will like/ enjoy/ want what I make!
2. What I create will be especially for you
3. It'll be done this year.
4. You will have no clue what it's going to be.
5. I reserve the right to make something extremely strange, should my heart desire it.
The catch is that you must re post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 2 people who do the same on your blog. So win an AMAZING homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure you post a picture of your amazing homemade awesomeness when you get it from yours truly! Who's in?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

1 month older and wiser too!

just a couple hours old
one month old

Ms Rylie is a Month!! This is the outfit we probably wouldve worn to church if we she was feeling better.. i took it this morning, you can really see how much she has grown.

change is good.

Here is how life has changed for us and some updates.

Devin: He is now working days- Hooray!! school is getting more demanding but he is determined to get it done. This week is finals then he gets 1 week off then we start again with another 9 week 12 hr credit term. I keep telling myself..'1 more year, you can do it Tanya, just 1 more year' and i keep telling him the same thing but i think i need it more than he does! As a reward for his hard work he was able to buy and handgun with some of our tax money. He has wanted one forever. He did have a shotgun but was stolen up in AK.

Me: I wake up 5x in the middle of the night to feed Rylie sometimes its only 4x, then at 6:30 Ezra, Rylie and I are all up getting all new diapers, sippy cup for Ezra, feed Rylie, dispense medicine, breathing treatment with Rylie. Rylie is usually asleep again by 8:30 so Ezra and I play around and get that one on one time that he needs, then I try to get them both to take a nap around 12ish so that i can take a nap or get chores done., usually i just take a nap and do chores later that night. Devin gets home at 2 and then we all play and have fun.

Ezra: He can now sing and do the hand motions to Itzy Bitzy Spider (very cute) says 'Thank you' or dan uhh and 'There he is' but is sounds more like der he esss. This is a very fun stage. He loves the outdoors and he loves animals. He hasn't given his sister or sisss as he tries to say much attention. He has been a little under the weather so i took him in to the Doc and he has an ear infection in both ears right now. Next week will be the first week of nursery for him!! i know he will love it.

Rylie: Little Missy is now a month, time has gone by soo fast. She too has been sick, she has RSV but is doing a lot better. The breathing treatments seem to be working really well for her. the other day when i took her to the doctors she weighed 9.5 so she is a good little eater even when she is sick. She is getting strong, holds her head up a lot better and will push up on my hand with her little feet to stand up straight.

So that is our little family update. We feel so blessed to have such cute, fun little kids. Just on a side note my brother Ethan got his mission call!! Panama City, Panama. I am so excited for him. Shaun went to Mexico, I went to Central America and he is going South. how cool is that?!

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Thought I should update with some pictures.. so here you go!
taking the kids on a walk to a park.. Rylie slept the whole time and Ezra got some wiggles out

Because Rylie has been sick I still haven't gone to church still and she has out grown 2 dresses, Duh! you don't have to go to church just to wear a dress.. so here is a dress she got from Grandma Baker.. more to come

Ezra is certain that he is to climb into everything and to get into everything. This pot is one of his favorites to sit in while he plays

I just think these pictures are so cute when a baby is all snuggled up, especially a naked baby!

Tummy time! she is getting really strong and holding her head up really well

I put her in this after she fell asleep, it has a vibrator on it and i think think the vibrating motion made her move down..

This is the first hug Ezra gave her and we didn't even have to force him.. however since this picture 2 weeks ago he has yet to hug her again.

Not a cute picture of me but a cute one of Ezra.