Monday, November 8, 2010


Lots has happened the last little while, but most importantly, this little guy turned 1!!! We feel so lucky to have him in our family. He is such a sweetheart. He started walking at 10 months and since then we haven't been able to stop him.

He still has no hair, so hats are a must this winter. He is the cutest little lumberjack!

Noble had a great birthday. We were able to celebrate with lots of Aunts a couple uncles and three grandparents!
Here he is checking out the cowbell from Uncle Juddy. ( I have yet to find this again. Someone made it disappear)

Noble wasn't a huge fan of the cupcake, but did love the football shaped Oreo on top. Taking after his dad I guess.
Here are a few of the things Noble loves lately:
He is into everything. He can unlatch and open the dishwasher to get inside!
He loves to climb.
He LOVES to pull hair. He has taken to tackling Claire to get to her hair.
Noble loves to do anything Claire is doing. He even learned to color with the sidewalk chalk instead of eating it.

Claire is just as fun and full of life as ever.
I walked in on this the other day. She had gotten a mini baby powder open and was just shaking it everywhere.

Claire loves to organize things now. She is very good at Cleaning up her room and making her bed now.
CJ loves and I mean LOVES to pick out her own clothes. Below is a typical selection. She is adventurous, I will give her that!
Here she is modeling her new shades from Uncle Juddy. They came straight from Hawaii, Thanks Juddy!
Claire loves being with her D-Dad as she calls him. I think the feeling is mutual.
Claire loves being with her brother, most of the time. They have started playing together a lot more. I love seeing them together. Sometimes he will just walk up to her to give her a big hug.
She does, however, throw in just enough older sister bullying, as can be seen above.

Claire loves to make "Hank-you Cards" (Thank you cards) with her finger painting. This past Sunday we let them both do it. Noble loved it but got paint EVERYWHERE!!!

We had some visiters in October. My Uncle Monte and his family came to visit for a week. It was lots of fun having them here. Claire was sad for days, asking to go see Kenz and Monte.
Kenzie and Claire had lots of fun together.
Claire loved Monte. The whole time he was here she got his name confused with President Monson. By the time he left she knew he was Monte, and now she thinks that President Monson's name is Monte. She is one confused little girl.

Mike had is birthday a few weeks ago. Claire was in the middle of a nap when we sang to Mike, so when she was up he blew out another donut. She did the candles, if you can't tell.

(Don't you love Noble's vintage overall outfit from Aunt Ali? He is so cute in it!!!)
Claire has been talking a lot about the Temple lately, so one Saturday afternoon a little while back we took the kids to the Mt. Timp. temple. They loved being there.
We have been spending lots of time out at the Ranch. Here is Noble with one of his favorite people!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This Summer

I can't believe summer is over! Here is a quick recap of some of the stuff we have done this summer. (ie I finally loaded pictures, or rather Mike did).

Claire has learned to love stickers!
We flew to Southern California to meet up with my family.
Here is Noble in the Airport, excited for his first flight.
Claire could barely contain herself in the Airport waiting to get on the Airplane.
Noble loved playing in the Sand and Peek-a-boo with the towels.
Claire loved the water and the surf boards
Noble has officially learned to open the fridge, oven and dishwasher. He is loving life!
Noble loves table food. He now refuses baby food most of the time.
Claire is potty trained! Wahoo! Only one kid in diapers. One day I heard Claire start screaming. This is what I walked in on.
Claire had a birthday!
With Puppy Cupcakes.
And Fingerpainting
And Balloons
We've had a good summer with two generally happy kids!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Today I am grateful for this sweet girl. She teaches me each day. Often I realize she was sent to me so that I can learn from her, not the other way around.

This past week Claire got sick. She woke us up in the middle of the night yelling "All wet, all wet". Mike went in to find her covered in vomit. He cleaned her up, brought her to me in our bed, where she threw up again. She spent the next several hours going back and forth to the toilet. Mike then gave her a blessing. Later this week Grandma Jane and Papa Jimbo asked her about being sick. She told them "Mine Burp Potty" (I threw up in the potty). "Daddy hands head, mine feel better". I was reminded of how simple faith is. I am so grateful for her example to me.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Busy Summer!!!

Cute Noble

This summer is almost over and I feel like it should just be starting. Claire is now 2 and Noble is 9 months. I don't know where the time has gone. My family was just in town and we took some much needed family pictures. Here are just a few. I haven't gotten edited ones from my dad yet, but these were just cute and I thought I would share. I have lots of pictures from this summer, but as per usual I haven't loaded them on my computer yet.

I thought this was just perfect of Claire's Personality
Me and Claire
Mike and Noble

All the boys

All the Girls
Papa Frankie with his mini-me
The proud Grandparents