She is 12

Mar 18, 2019
The big event for Macey's 12th birthday was a trip to Harry Potter at Universal in California.

These cousin BFF's could not of been happier. 


Yep, Brianne and I are pretty awesome moms.  

Before the excitement of Universal, there was swimming, food, and City Walk.  

The big day did not disappoint.

I think we rode the forbidden journey 5 times.  The hippogriff roller coaster 6 times.  Drank 2 butter beers each.  Had lunch at the Three Broomsticks.  Watched the frog choir.  And performed numerous spells around the park. 

Then it was a sad goodbye at the Las Vegas Airpot until August.  

A perfect trip.

Real life hit fast though, as on our drive home from the airport the car blew a tire.

Macey stayed calmed though while on the side of the freeway and proved she is a good person to have with you when crap happens.  

the party continued though.

Macey had a late night, where they made harry potter wands and watched the first harry potter movie. 

Her birthday BYU game with Tajen and Emmie.  

And then we finally made it to the actual day. 

Which was interrupted, 15 min after school, by Crew breaking his arm and having to have surgery. 

So, Macey spent the rest of her day babysitting traumatized kids. 

Luckily, Paul made it home in time for cake and ice cream with The Everetts and Rensinks, while Crew and I are were at the hospital.  Thank goodness I had made her cake that morning. :)  

Not a birthday she will probably ever forget. 

Macey is the best.  She is kind, smart, sensitive, funny, and an awesome explorer.  I could not of handpicked a better first child.  Everyday I am grateful I got this girl to be mine.  Now, I just need some extra help to survive these upcoming teenage years well.  

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The big 01

May 25, 2015
My baby is one and it is sad and exciting all at the same time.  You know how it goes.  

She is walking everywhere.  I never thought I'd like an early walker (she walked at 11 months vs the other 3 at 14 months), but man, it's nice.  

I love that the crawling stage was so short.  Besides, we would not get to spend nearly as much time outside if she was still crawling around everywhere.  And now that she has mastered walking, she loves trying to climb anything and everything.  

She of course loves to get into things and make messes, but that's just part of her job.  

Ruby is a joy at church and I often lock her in here when I need a break from chasing her.  

She loves real food and has very little patience for people trying to feed her things like yogurt or oatmeal, she'd much rather feed herself.  

She has transitioned to sippy cups and cows milk like a pro.  

Her favorite things right now are her baby doll, leaves on trees, attacking the boys, the play kitchen, and handing people things.  

She loves to feed her baby play food.  It's hilarious, because she mostly just throws the food at the babies head. :)  But, sometimes she's gentle and actually tries to feed her baby a bottle. 

Her current tricks include waving, clapping, saying "hi" to everyone she sees, giving high fives, shaking her head "no", giving hugs and shaking her head like a crazy person when she's excited.  

She loves to play peek a boo and watch Mario Cart.  Her signature dance move is a squat mixed with a head shake, it's adorable.  She also can hold her own with the boys and I love it.  

And one of the best things about her is she gets so excited when she sees you after any sort of absence.  She's the first to run to Paul or Macey when they get home.

Her current words are "Hi" and "Mama", accompanied with lots of grunting, screaming, and pointing.  

Her actual birthday wasn't too thrilling, but I don't think she minded one bit.  

The weather finally cooperated and we threw her an impromptu party this past weekend. 

This is the first birthday cake I have made since Macey turned 5!!! It was proof to me that I am actually feeling better and am starting to be able to handle my current life.  

The effort was worth it too, since Ruby loved it.  

Ruby's 12 Month Stats: 

Length: 31 inches (95th percentile)
Weight: 22 lbs 8 oz (84th percentile)  

Ruby is feisty, curious, friendly,

opinionated, an amazing sleeper,

 and pretty much our favorite baby!

And, since I just can't help myself here is Ruby's first year month by month pictures:

Yes, she grew up way too fast, in case you were wondering.  :)

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She's completely adorable, both her looks and - it sure sounds like it - her personality. I wish I could meet her. I know I always say that, but you just sell her so good on your blog! Her peeky toe shoes are darling. And, evidently, you are a headband master. A cute one every month! Also, that cake is above and beyond. Wow. I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

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He's had a birthday!

Jun 28, 2013
My baby turned one and, just like always, I cannot believe it! 

He is leaving his mellow baby days behind and is becoming a crazy and loud toddler.  Luckily he is just as happy as ever. Although I am getting nervous for the chaos I am pretty sure these 2 are going to cause together.  

He is obsessed with the stairs, but refuses to turn around and go down backwards.  I'm starting to get annoyed and it's making it hard to get anything done.  I'm sure you're wondering, "Why don't you put up a baby gate?".  Well, we've tried and a certain child just keeps ramming into them, and as a result, has caused a lot of paint to be lost on the walls.

He is also obsessed with balls and is constantly on the look out for them.  "Ball" was also his first word.  He also will sometimes say "uh-oh" and "boo-t" (book).

His favorite foods include strawberries, cheese, bananas, spaghetti, and ice-cream.  

He loves to get into things and can sense if a cupboard or door has been left open. His current favorite places to make mischief are the bathrooms, Miles' bed, and the garbage.  He also loves the water, any sort of attention, and playing outside.
All good pictures are courtesy of h Rob Photography

As far as celebrations go, we didn't do much on his actual birthday.   We played with his new water table, went to a grilled cheese restaurant for dinner, and of course got icecream.

When we got to Texas though, we had a beach ball themed party.  It was the perfect excuse to get to see all of Paul's family.  

There are actually 5 of us with June birthday's, so Nancy was sweet and made sure to put our names on the cake too.  Besides, his party was actually on mine and Albert's birthdays.  

And it really turned out to be the perfect theme for this boy.

Crew's One Year Stats:
Weight: 25 lbs 3 oz 79th percentile
Height: 32.5 in  98th percentile
Head: 49.5 cm  98th percentile

And here's a one year comparison for you:

I am pretty sad to be leaving Crew's baby days behind, he has been a pretty perfect baby. Sometimes I even feel guilty that I got this baby, but then I remember my other ones and figure I kind of earned him. :)

Love this boy and am excited to enter the craziness that I know is ahead of us!  
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Such cute pictures! He has changed so much since I last saw him! Your beach ball party looks awesome.
I can't believe he's one!! Glad his part was so fun, wish I could have been there but hopefully my parents represented us well. :)
He is so adorable! You can see the mischief in his eyes he and Miles are going to keep you hopping. It's fun to see that Miles is starting to warm up to him now. The water table looks really fun.
nana and opa
We were so lucky to be able to celebrate all those birthdays together! It was such a fun week! Thank y'all for coming.
Happy birthday Crew! (And Kelsey!!!) I love the hint of curls in his hair and those darling baby teeth. The water table looks like a great idea.

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