that aint no etch a sketch

So, I was known for the one who would be peeking at my presents before Christmas, trying to guess what my gifts were…I still do that sometimes. All though, I have come to realize that when you are totally surprised by a gift you get, those gifts are the best…don’t you think?

So just FYI…some girly/personal info. Well, sometime in September I had planned on going into the doctor to get the Nuva Ring for birth control. I hated taking the pill. I was really bad at it. Anyway, instead I found out I was pregnant. SURPRISE. Now, at first I didn’t believe it. I waited a couple weeks and went and had a pee test at the health clinic. Nope. Totally Real. I think that first week I cried every night because I was so scared about having two kids so close together. How could I take care of a baby with an 18 month old running around wreaking havoc? But Devin was excited. I Was excited too, but mostly scared and dreading being sick. Anyway, Devin finally told me to stop worrying about it and to get stressed when the baby was actually here. Haha. Bless him. He really does know what to say to me..because it took away all my stress. I could start being really excited. And let me tell you, I am super excited for this little baby to enter our lives. I have been feeling this little one move since around 14 weeks. Making it seem more real. I am already having dreams about this baby too!

Anyway, this pregnancy has been different from when I was pregnant with Liam. I didn’t have a baby to chase around and take care of last time. But, luckily, I didn’t get as sick this time either. I think I only threw up 8 times.  But I have been exhausted. Feeling better now. So far, no weight gain or loss (since going to the doctors..) Eating sucks. Poor Devin has to deal with my whining about being so hungry but nothing sounding good. Sorry, babe.

Well today we had an early ultrasound. I’m 16 weeks 4 days today only, but we decided to get a gender check. (I'm still not good at surprises...we found out early what gender this baby is!) Turns out Liam is going to have a little………

So the reason for this title is because I love the movie Juno. And when she finds out she's pregnant she shakes her pee stick and Dwight from the Office says, "That aint no etch a sketch. This is one doodle that can't be undid home skillet." It's one of my favorite parts. It's funny. Anyway, I’m really grateful for the chance I have to be a mommy to another beautiful baby! Wish me luck!

Here are some cute ultrasound pics :)


12 month old. 1 year old?

So, I just did a birthday post. And our computer recently died so we lost a lot of pictures from his 11th month of life. But i'll just update a little bit..Oh and we haven't taken him to the doctors for his 12 month check up, but i'll update with that later too.

Words he says
-mom (for mom, mine, and many other things...)
-da da
-night night
-uh oh
-thank you (I'll have to record this. It's SO cute).
-Hi (sounds more like HA, but he is quite social these days..)

-We are trying to teach him to jump. He gets all excited and like goes up and down but can't get his feet off the ground when he tries to jump
-Loves to dance. If he hears music, he usually dances. Like during church when the hymns are being played..
-Has NINE teeth. He just got a molar in on top during Thanksgiving break.
-Likes to work out with daddy.
-Loves putting lids on and off of EVERYTHING.
-Blows kisses!! I'm so proud of this..haha.
-spins in circles

He is just learning so much!! I can't believe how much he can do after just one year. He went from being totally helpless to running around and communicating with me. It's crazy.

Liam's 1st Birthday Party

For Liam's birthday party we just had some family and friends over for taco soup and cake. It was pretty chill. What are you supposed to do at a 1 year old's birthday party anyway? So we just sat around and watched all the little kids. Haha.
Liam was being so cute. He didn't care too much about opening presents. But after he would tear a little bit of the paper we would say "yay" and he'd drop the present and start clapping for himself. Oh how I love him. He eventually got them all open. Thanks everyone for the gifts! His favorite gift was from mommy and daddy :) We got him this giant puppy we knew he would just love. Success.
Anyway, he was also pretty funny with the cake. I helped him blow the candle out. Then we sat him in his chair with the cake in front of him and he just tried reaching for other things. We finally stuck his hands in it and said "yay" and he started to clap but wouldn't touch his hands together because they were messy. HAHA. He never really got into it. But we gave him a few pieces. At least he didn't get sick from too much sweets, right?
Then the kids just played and that was it. I think it was a pretty good party! Thanks everyone for coming!

Playing with Annabelle in the box.
I want that candle!

Yay!! What do I do??

Just to prove how much he loves his puppy (and mommy)....Spending the morning of Liam's birthday watching some Baby Noah together.

Happy Birthday Buddy. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect little boy. I know everyone thinks they have the best baby...but Liam is just the sweetest, most fun, cutest little guy!!! I love you bud!

Thanksgiving Break...scrabble.

So I have lots to catch up on and will try to do a few posts in the next few days! I feel drained of energy and SO BUSY! I have been working on a lot of projects, so getting paid. Yay. Anyway, Thanksgiving.
This year for Thanksgiving we went to Twin Falls to be with my family. I was really depressed that my dad wasn't able to go. But I made him skype with us on Thanksgiving...so he showed us some guns he had and hopefully he wasn't lonely. I missed him. BUT it was great to see everyone else. I actually helped a lot in the kitchen (which I normally don't do....i'm considered the lazy one in the family if you didn't know). But I made the stuffing, pumpkin pies, chocolate pie, veggie tray, green bean casserole, and helped with lots of other things. My mom was so proud :)
Basically we just hung out with the family and played scrabble...on our phones. Haha, pathetic. Devin helped my grandma a lot (chopped wood, put up christmas lights, etc.) Anyway, it was just really nice to be with my family! Here are some pics.
PLaying some games.
Liam kept going to Tye for some cheese doses.
Playing scrabble with each other..
More scrabble playing..

Then we were lucky to see Devin's brother Ryan and his kid Mavrick for a couple days while they were here. We were sad Kayla couldn't be there...but it was still fun. Of course, the boys had to play some nintendo..

We are so thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives. Mostly we are thankful for our son, Liam. He is the best little guy.