Saturday, September 12, 2009

Birthday Boys!!

Well, until January, everyone that lives in our home has a September Birthday!! Hooray! Last week, with the opening of BYU football season, I decided that would be the perfect opportunity to throw my fantastic husband a birthday party! We were able to have lots of his family here with us, and we had a great time watching the game!We were very happy we saved the cake until after the game. Made the celebration more sweet! :) The cake was supposed to have goal posts...but they didn't work. Also, I couldn't find any candles except the one from Steven's birthday last BYU is now #1
Steven having fun with Aunt Melanie
Randomly...Steven discovered a love for corn on the cob this week
Then today we had a fun family picnic for Steven's birthday. We were able to have both of Steven's Grandpas and Grandpas, Great Grandpa and Great Grandma, and Aunt's Sheri and Melanie join us. It was a fun little get together before another wonderful BYU game! :)
(thanks to my friend Kristen for the fantastic cake idea)
Steven thought his cake was pretty cool
And of course, blowing out candles is the coolest thing ever
And cake is always delicious
Steven LOVES LOVES LOVES Cars, and was definitely not disappointed
Thanks to everyone for coming!! Darrell had a wonderful birthday, and Steven absolutely LOVES all of the things he got. He loves reading the books, he will love wearing clothes, and he loves cars!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Can't believe he's already 2!!

I can't believe our little man is 2 years old today!! It's gone by so fast, yet there has been so much to happen in that time as well! Darrell and I both graduated from USU, we made a big move with Darrell's job, we have traveled on numerous family trips, and so so so much more!! Here are some fun things about Steven:
-He knows all of his ABC's, and only sometimes gets E and F mixed up :)
-He knows some of his colors: orange, yellow, green, blue, red, pink, purple, and black and white (although black and white get mixed up very often)
-He knows the last part of the BYU Cougars Fight Song
-If prompted with USU, he will immediately shout AGGIES! Same with BYU COUGARS!!
-He gets a facination out of camera, phones and basically anything electronic
-He just barely cut his 12th tooth, and is slowly, but surely, working on about 4 more
-He absolutely loves the movie Cars, specifically the character of Mater and McQueen
-He has recently become obsessed with Darby, Tigger, and Pooh
-He is going to be a big brother in about 4 months and is very excited to have a little sister
And of course, we can't go without a picture or two...or 10 or something :)
Day 1
Day 7 3 months old
6 months old
9 months old
1 year old
15 months old
18 months old
21 months old

Steven's Birthday Pics

Yes, I do realize these have words printed through them, but they were still too cute not to share!! Steven was TERRIBLE last year getting his pictures taken, but due to the fact that we got a free picture for his birthday, and I had store credit that needed to be used before the end of this month, we ventured to try again this year. Needless to say, we had a great photographer who was able to play to Steven's interests, and we got some good ones :)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Happy Birthday Darrell!

The Big 27!!!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband, who has so many wonderful qualities!!!
Here are 27 things you may or may not know about Darrell:
1. He loves being in the outdoors (Hiking, camping, etc.)
2. When he gets excited, he rubs his hands together and gets a big smile on his face
3. He looks forward to BYU Football season with much anticipation and joy
4. He is the best story-teller, and Steven prefers him to read him stories
5. When he was "interested" in me at Snow College, he walked around my apartment building twice before getting the nerve to knock on the door
6. He loves to study the Old Testament every morning
7. He is great at making sure we have family and couple prayers every single day
8. He loves to serve the Lord
9. He can make me laugh, even if he thinks his jokes are dumb
10. He thinks I'm beautiful, no matter what I look like
11. He loves being a daddy
12. He enjoys spending time in his garden, and it can cheer him up
13. When we first got the movie "Cars", he used to watch "Mater and the Ghostlight" when he was in a bad mood, and it would instantly cheer him up (It still always makes him laugh)
14. He is always very thoughtful
15. He loves to make trumpet noises and vocal percussion which Steven loves to imitate
16. He loves finance, and loves to learn about finance
17. Even though he is a practical person, after playing one for a weekend, he wants to get a Wii
18. He got so excited when we got our free surround sound system, he had to watch all the Harry Potter movies; which he did, and acted like a little kid at Christmas :)
19. He is a worthy Priesthood holder, and I'm so thankful he can give me a blessing at the drop of a hat
20. He is a quiet person, but once you get to know him, he can carry on a great conversation
21. Even though he never had been hunting before he met me, he was willing to go out and enjoy the deer hunt with my brothers the year we were married (he liked it, by the way)
22. He always makes sure to give me and steven both a hug and a kiss as soon as he gets home from work
23. The last year he went to Snow College he told people he wouldn't find a wife that year, because all the girls were too young. Low and behold, he met and married a first year Snow student :)
24. Even though he went to, graduated from, and supports the Aggies, in his heart you will find the words BYU COUGARS!
25. He doesn't love to grow his beard, but when he does, he can beat all his brothers and brother-in-laws in a growing contest
26. One of the things that attracted me to him was his love for children
27. He always seems to be humming, trumpeting, or vocalizing some happy song as he works.
Overall he's a great guy, and we love him!!!