What are we up to?

We are living in Woodbridge VA and loving it. We now have 2 beautiful little girls, Evelynn and Cora, and look forward to the adventures that are coming our way. We have such a blessed life together and are thankful everyday for our eternal family.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

you're a mean one, Mr. Grinch

Down at National Harbor this year, they had an ice display of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". It was 2 million pounds of ice hand sculpted into the Dr. Suess story of the Grinch. We decided it would be awesome to go and made our way down there. They kept the whole display at 9 degrees. It was freezing! They gave us parkas to wear but by the end you are a popsicle; except for Evie who was wearing 2 layers of clothes, a blanket on top of her in the bjorn, a beanie, and my parka on top of all that. When we let her free at the end she was our little space heater! It was such a fun Christmas thing to do and we can't wait to see what they do next year! So, there are a lot of pictures, but I wanted to show you the story with our pictures! I hope you enjoy!
Evie is all snuggled up!!

Down in Who-Ville all the Who's are playing with their toys

while the Grinch is thinking how much he hates Christmas, he decides he's gonna play santa and STEAL Christmas Day!

So he gets his reindeer together, who is his puppy Max and they go into Who-Ville.

While the Who's are all sleeping in their little beds

The Grinch steals their roast beast

and all their Christmas trimming!

The next morning, while waiting to hear them cry, the Grinch hears them singing in a circle and his heart grows 3 times it's size!!

He brings back their Christmas and he gets to carve the Roast Beast!

The End!!
They also had the nativity scene made out of ice with the whole story. By this time we couldn't feel our face or hands anymore so took a quick pic and got out of there!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

4 months

That's right.. Our baby is 4 months old. She weighs 13 lbs 14 oz and is now 23 inches long. About the 50th percentile on everything. She has such a fun little personality and we are loving watching her learn new things. She love to laugh, play with toys, roll from side to side and loves it when Daddy comes home. She sleeps form 8 to 7 on average and loves eating her rice cereal. She has become best friends with Tonka already and laughs whenever he comes around. She is the happiest baby in the world!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Say Cheese

This is our happy little girl!! When she gets excited her smile gets really big! She is now 4 months old if you can believe it

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I am starting to like halloween more and more every year! Now that we have a little one it is even more fun. This year we dressed Evie up as a little lady bug. I really wanted to make her something else but I thought about it to late so I couldn't order the costume and it was going to be like 40 dollars!!! I can't believe how expensive costumes have gotten. Were talking maybe 2 yards of fabric to fit a baby Evie's size! CRAZY.. so I decided to just make her a costume. I am happy to say that I made her entire costume for under 10! :) Awesome huh! It was actually pretty fun too!
Anyway.. We went to the ward trunk or treat on thursday and Evelynn won the "sweetest costume" award! It was a pretty fun party! Hopefully on Halloween we can get a picture of her smiling. She was very tired that night!

This is a picture of us holding her prize. What a lucky girl!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

what a silly baby

Evelynn is getting such a fun little personality! I have to say that I am loving the stage she is in right now. Sometimes she will just start laughing really hard at nothing and it is the cutest thing ever! She loves more and more stuff every day and has started putting EVERYTHING in her mouth. Her favorite thing to suck on is her hands though.. the are bright red and dry from all the sucking but no matter how much I pull them out they will go right back in! ANYWAY.. I wanted to post a couple pictures of some of the funny things she does on a daily basis..

This picture is one on my favorites! As you can see, Evie likes to pull her blankets over her face while she sleeps. I did not put that blanket there, she just always seems to find it and pull it right over her eyes. Its a good thing that the blanket has holes in it! :) so cute! This is how she likes to swing. Legs up in the air! She scoots down into the hole and puts them right up. She is nothing but smiles normally when she is swinging like this!!
The other day I was busy doing hair at home so Preston had to feed Evie. After fighting with him for a couple mins it turned out she just wanted to hold her bottle herself. This is a cute way to hold the bottle huh!!
She does lots of other funny, unique things I just have not been able to get them on film yet. But I will someday and then they will be on here!! We are crazy about this little girl!

Friday, October 22, 2010

This is a little late

Our baby girl is 3 months old! She is still the sweetest thing ever and I can't believe how fast time has gone already.. Here are a couple pictures

A couple fun things about Evie at 3 months..
she is a chunky little thing!
she has started laughing and we can't get enough of it!
still loves bath time
is happiest when she is standing up and looking at everything around her
is really interested in what Tonka is doing. She will stare at him for a long time if he is anywhere near her
loves it when Preston comes home from work
sleeps like a champ! and we are thrilled about it
and never seems to stop talking. She makes so many new noises everyday that all I can do is laugh about it!

We love her so much and are so blessed to have her as a part of our family!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Who would have thought?

Who would have thought that I would become a HUGE cry baby? I seriously cry every time Evelynn does something new. I don't think I want her to grow up.. lol. The other day Preston and I were running some errands around town so Evelynn had to be in her car seat for a while. Preston found this little toy in the back of my car that you can put across the car seat. She has never liked it much before so I just took it off and figured I would try it later. Well.. Preston put it on her seat and she had very little interest just like before. A couple mins later we were talking in the front seats and I started to hear her playing with her toy in the back. I got pretty excited.. lol.. then she figured out how to make it play music. She was slapping that toy around so much that the music could not keep up. It was so cute! So there I am driving the car and crying about how big my little girl is getting.. hahahaha.. She is so much fun and I love watching her learn every day. I hope I learn to not be such a cry baby but who knows if that will ever happen!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Evelynn's Baby Blessing

This past Sunday we gave Evelynn her baby blessing in church. We have been looking forward to doing it for a long time because Preston's parents were coming all the way out here for it. We had such a great visit with them and were sad they had to leave so soon! Evelynn looked so cute! We are a little sad that she only gets to wear that dress once cause it is so pretty! Anyway, it is an amazing experience to watch your wonderful husband take your baby girl in his hands and with the power of the priesthood give her a name and a blessing made just for her. I will never forget that day and I am so grateful to have a husband who holds the priesthood. Here are a couple pictures!!

Also.. this week I had to take Evie to get her 2 month well baby check up. She weighs 11 pounds 9 ounces and is now 22 inches long. Almost double what she was when she was born! I can't believe she is so big already! I can get her to smile about anytime I want her to now and there are times where she just wont stop talking to you! She still loves to roll from side to side and our new game is to make her legs run as fast as they can and she just can't get enough of it!! She also LOVES to play on her play mat and thinks mommy is really funny! ANYWAY... she had to get 3 shots while we were at the doctors. She was such a trooper but I have to say that it was way harder on me than I ever could have imagined it would be! I think I cried more than she did! I told Preston that he gets to take her next time cause I don't think I could do that twice! I felt so bad for her but she pulled through and in a couple days she was back to normal happy Evie! Here are her little battle wounds!
This is just a cute picture of baby and Daddy watching some football. That's what I like to do during football too!! Isn't she just so stinkin cute?? We are crazy about this little girl!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2 Months Old and Lake Anna

Well Evelynn is 2 months old already! Can you believe it? She is still the sweetest little girl ever. We love her so much!

A couple things about Evelynn at 2 months old:
  • She loves her Mom and Dad
  • smiles all the time
  • loves bath time
  • loves her pacifier and also sucking on her hands
  • her favorite game to play is when you grab her feet while she is laying down and roll her from side to side. Even when she is crying, this game will put a huge smile on her face
  • likes to be outside more than anything
  • she has started sleeping through the night
  • she won't fall asleep unless her nap time tunes are playing
  • and has started to take a big interest in Tonka
She is so much more fun every single day and we are loving every minute of being this little girls parents!!

This weekend we went out to Lake Anna. One of Prestons co-workers was having a farewell party at their lake house. This place was huge. Apparently there are a couple of them that own it and they rent it out by the week. Anyway it was a lot of fun. I wish I would have got some more pictures of the place but I didn't. Evelynn had a really good time and everyone there thought she was just the best little baby ever. We kept telling them how much she loves being outside!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Over Labor Day weekend we decided to finally head downtown and see the sights! I can't believe we have been here since April and haven't done it yet. It was so much fun and we are glad we were able to finally get down there. Here are a bunch of pictures from our weekend!

Washington Memorial

Preston driving the stroller.. It makes him look less girly when he pretends it's a motorcycle :)
The World War 2 Memorial
This was one of our favorites! It made us both kind of sad though.

Lincoln Memorial

Vietnam Memorial

Even though it was REALLY hot and we forgot her pacifier in the car, Evelynn had a good time too. She is such a trooper and loves being outside!

Arlington Cemetery

We were able to watch the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. It was an awesome thing to watch. If you are ever in DC and want to see something amazing I suggest visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.

DC is such an awesome place! We had a great time checking out the sights and we are so glad to be here for a couple more years so that we have time to do everything we want to! DC is HUGE!!