Sunday, November 1, 2009

October- the CRAZY month!

I feel like October has been the shortest month of all time. We have just been so busy that with so many things that I feel like October has just come and gone in the blink of an eye. Here is recap on this crazy month:


First, I got the crazy idea that I was going to make Hunter a blanket. Let me inform you that i.do.not.sew.but.i.secretly.want.to.be.amazing.at.it. It is a super cute rag and here is where you can find the tutorial. I spent many hours on this blanket and got little sleep, but I did finish it in time for Hunter's B-day.

Next, we all know that this little dude turned 1. So we had a party and I spent a couple days making tons of treats and goodies. Now... Look at these pictures below. Isn't he so handsome?! My new friend Stephanie Tueller took his pictures for us. She is amazing. Please check out her website or her blog! You have to know that I am a horrible mother. Hunter had a fever of 100.5 or a little higher and there was no other time to get these pictures done. He had his fever for 4 days! Even though he was totally unhappy through most of the shoot, she got some INCREDIBLE pictures. I am so grateful!

Then, after batting my eyes and flashing my smile, I was able to convince my husband to go to the Train concert with me. You know how we all have a favorite band from high school (which just so happens to still be my favorite band) that you listen to over and over and just LOVE?! Well, mine is Train (don't judge). They have very clean music and creative lyrics. My senior year of high school was so ridiculous and I really loved winding down to Train's music. I loved their concert and my husband enjoyed it too. I would definitely go again. It was nice to go on a date and incredible funny to watch the lead guitarist from Uncle Kracker (the opening band, which I could have done with out) flirt and hang all over the 2 women next to me.

The next day, Chuck & I went to our friend's Halloween party and had a blast! I spent the day making cupcakes and frosted and decorated the tops to look like spiderwebs. Chuck was a hockey player and I was a referee.


We stayed out way too late and Hunter decided to wake up at 6AM! You got to love when your kids do that to you. We had a good, but tired morning and then got ready to visit our old ward's Halloween Carnival that we got invited too by some friends. Hunter was a turtle for Halloween. He had so much fun and he loved his costume! He was smiling and giggling all day long.
We had a great Halloween, but had about 5 trick-or-treaters! I guess that is what we get for going to a concert instead of the church trunk-or-treat. After a month like this, it is no wonder I woke up this morning with 3 cold sores on my lips. Do you think I had a pretty stressful/exciting month?!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Hunter!

Approximately:
2,555 diapers
2,190 bottles
96 cases of formula
18,250 kisses
607 latenight feedings
6 teeth
3 houses
12,775 smiles
and a gazillion "I love you's" later
This little sweet baby
grew into this handsome little boy


(taking his first steps)
Happy 1st Birthday Hunter!


For your information, Big "H" keeps living up to his nickname:
1 year stats:
29 lbs. 99%
32 3/4 inches 95%

And here are the festivities...

We had a small party at our house with Hunter's close family
My lovely mother who was a great help!

This is the rag quilt a made for Hunter's birthday
We decided to take a quick picture and then took off on a walk before the party

Hunter loves his presents!

And his cake... even though he hardly ate any of it.
Spoiled boy!
I can't believe my little guy is 1 year and walking. Time goes too quickly! I love being his mom and I sure love those handsome smiles that melt my heart!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Clothes

When did my 11 month old son
get big enough to wear size 2T clothes?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

10months!

Hunter will be 11 months old on Friday. I have been so bad at blogging lately, so this post is dedicated to Hunter's 10th month of life. He is crawling fast, walking along things, saying a ton of words, and is such a blast!
Hunter and Dad looking at the ducks

My super cute boys!

Family picture when Chuck's brother Brad was set apart as a missionary

Fishing at Strawberry Resevoir on Labor Day

Grandma and Hunter with our fish! He even liked touching them!


Hunter lounging at the Lake

Family Pic

This is funny. Poor Hunter had a cold and woke up at 5:30. We put in a movie and he was eating a snack. Next thing I know he is fast asleep!

Hunter loves the airvent, even if it makes him freezing!

Hunter loves to look outside. (And yes, our back yard is just dirt and weeds)

Love him!

When Hunter gets excited he flaps his arms and his legs and balances on his bum using his ab muscles. It is pretty funny to watch.
Just being cute.

Daddy loves to tickle!

Playing with the dishwasher

So handsome!

Hunter loves to pull out the pans from the stove

Playing the drums while Mom does the dishes

Eating mashed potatoes and making a mess!

Hunter loves to play peek-a-boo!


The first time he got into the toilet paper!
My little guy makes me so happy and I can't believe he is going to be 1 next month! Time goes by so fast! He is such a joy and I love watching him grow up!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009


It is my nephew Eli's 1st birthday today. Hunter is sad he can't celebrate with him, but we hope this picture makes Eli happy. Happy Birthday, Eli! We love you!

Monday, August 3, 2009

2 years!


Today is our 2nd Anniversary! We celebrated this past weekend with a great steak dinner, watching Harry Potter, staying at a hotel in Bountiful, and then spending a day at Lagoon. Hunter spent the weekend with Grandma and Grandpa McGuire and had a blast. It was a great weekend and I was so happy to spend time with my hubby!
Happy Anniversary, Sweetie! I love you!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Big H"



Hunter is now 9 months old! It is amazing how fast time flies.
Both of these pictures were taken last week during our mini vacation to Heber and Idaho.
Here are his stats:
Weight: 27 lbs!
Height: 31 inches
98 Percentile
Hunter is as big as the average 2 year old. He is such a chunker!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Marissa's Wedding

I made a whole bunch of posts today so scroll down and check them all out. This one is especially exciting because Marissa got married!

She was a stunning bride and we are so happy for her and Jonathan!