Sunday, November 24, 2013


my birthday was friday. turned 26. we made cupcakes and got slurpees.

Tom had a student make me a cuttingboard in the kids woodshop class. i was impressed. ive been needing/wanting one for awhile!

here is D making cupcakes.

(remember her goose egg? now she has a black eye thats trying ot heal from that.)

the boys wanted to come make some too.

this face of K cracks me up.

notice the difference between the two trays.... seriously so ridiculous how messy C is.

here are some other pictures from this past week

Monday, November 18, 2013

16 months on the 16ht

The boys turned 16 months on the 16th ..... whew. I havent updated on them alone since their first birthday! whoops... can you tell that school and coaching started? Tom is rarely home... and its not even bad yet. Come softball and he'll be gone even more. Poor guy - all that he does for this family!

anyways - 

updates on the boys

Kempton Dean - 24 lbs (as of october.. no idea right now)
He has a good 2 inches on his brother. where did he get those legs?
Blonde as can be!
his eyes change daily. they were blue. then a little gray. then a little brown... we just can't tell. But they are big and beautiful!
he is cutting teeth like crazy. right now he has 11 and soon to be 12 teeth (that last one is sitting under a very swollan gum)\
has been walking for about a month now but now he only walks and never crawls. 
He has given up the bottle completely (since he was 1 - had no trouble transitioning to a sippy)
He can pull himself up onto the couch with out any assistance or anything under him. - but he has yet to figure out how to get off with out falling on his head.
Sleeping through the night from 7-630 (ish) Still taking 2 naps.

Colton Thomas - 22 lbs (as of october)
Short stubby legs! haha poor kiddo.
his hair is lightening up a little bit but still brown.
He is just now cutting his 6th tooth! (so different compared to mr K)
Been walking for about 2 months now and now he practically runs!
When he's tired he will grab his blanket and make his way for his room... i love it!
this kid does NOT want to give up the bottle for milk. he will take a sippy cup for water/juice but NOT milk. we're going to work on that .... or try to. 
Trying SO hard to get up onto that couch. but with those stubby legs its hard!
For the most part this kiddo sleeps through the night ...lately these past few months he will wake up in the middle of the night and refuses to go back to sleep for a few hours. Not sure if its teeth or what. 

Both of these boys LOVE the swings... now if only our little park had 2 baby swings...

they love to jump on momy and daddy's bed. LOVE it. they get so excited. 

They for the most part love all fiid. they dont really like beans and they really dont like peas.

They LOVE the bath.... but they get naughty and just want to walk around and play with everything but the toys.

These boys LOVE to make messes. they just want to get into everything and throw everything everywhere.

Church is kind of a nightmare. For the past few months i have been going home (we live down the street) with the boys after sacrament because theres no way i could handle them on my own while tom taught.

They started easing into Nursery and they really like it. And doing pretty good. I was in there the whole time but yesterday was the first time i left them for an hour and they did pretty good.

Their new thing is getting their shoes when i ask if they want to go bye bye. Sad thing is some mornings i get them dressed and Colton will go and get his shoes and i put them back and he gets upset. 

THey both now can ride on their little toys by themselves up and down the hallway. (note - get it on video!)

They like to fight over toys or everything for that matter (myself included). its exhausting... but then there are those moments where they are playing together and laughing hysterically... priceless! 

I wish I had an official 16 month picture for these boys. but i dont. my camera battery died. of course.

just look back a few days ago on a post and there you have it!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Trouble Trouble Trouble....

Oh my my my... what have i gotten myself into.

these boys LOVE getting on the couch (with help) to look out the big window. And bounce. ANd crawl around.

the other day we noticed that the boys got up by themselves with the help of D's pillows and blankets giving them a few inches to spare.

last night before daddy got home i was helping her make him a noodle necklace she painted earlier.
I noticed the boys werent being loud or fighting.. something was up!
i told D to go into the living room to check on them and she goes "MOM THEY ARE ON THE COUCH!" 

this is what i walked in and saw!

this kid took a few headers down into the blankets/pillows.... he didnt care and he laughed. 

on a side note - this was D's noodle necklace. she said she needed to pose in pictures... so here they are. Maybe she has a future in modeling.

other trouble these boys have gotten into - they fight over EVERYTHING. (there are instances where they actually play really well together and make each other laugh till they gag and get the hiccups. its freaking adorable!). The other new thing they love to do is go over to the glass tv stand and bang every toy they can find against it. Also Kemp has realized there is a shelf (thats glass as well) and he will try to climb in there. um not a good idea bud! They also love to come over and turn the tv off and laugh and point back at us when we say "no". those stinkers. Also - the elliptical. as i type this they are both climbing it and getting stuck.. I have been doing pretty good doing it mon-friday but i only do it for 15 minutes in the morning. Im ont sure if thats even a ton of exercise. It also takes so much room. Im contemplating selling it to make more room for the boys to play and so we can actually fit a christmas tree when the time comes.... which makes me wonder if thats even a possibility with these trouble makers! 

ill get more into how they are as 16 month olds (tomorrow!!) when i write a post about it.


can i just say im SO glad its friday?!

im so excited to have tom home for the weekend!

Its also my brother Seth's birthday today - Happy Birthday Seth (even though i dont know if he knows about my blog!) 

that also means 1 week till my birthday - 26 - YIKES! that means ill be closer to 30 then to 20. that freaks me out a bit.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


how everyone in our family is sick except Tom is beyond me. we rarely leave the house as and Tom works with germy kiddos. maybe hes already immune. 

so we have had a lot of movies and down time. 

one night D wanted to watch the Grinch after i read it to her the night before. Kemp was just waiting at the desk wanting to watch so we put him up there with her. He loved it!

then daddy and colt joined in too

why are little boys so dang cute with no shirts on??

and this is acommon accurance

new thing they learned from D.... the tarzan hit your chest and yell. its hilarious!

they were too quiet when i was making dinner and came into this. thats our roll of tissues...aka the poor mans tissue.

the boys also got their second haircut. and D is obsessed with making "nests" where she puts all her stuffed animals and will watch a movie. the boys also love it.excuse her nakedness.

Tom had a 4 day weekend this weekend. it was awesome. now he's back to work and coaching. We cant wait for thanksgiving break! only a few more weeks!!