Sunday, September 22, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
|Christian loved this colorful lollipop more than his birthday cake and presents.|
|We filled his room with balloons so when he woke up he was in heaven!|
|Blueberry pancake with a candle for the birthday boy.|
|The boys on Christian's 1st birthday. I promise Carter really did enjoy celebrating Christian's birthday.|
|We went to Texas Roadhouse for his birthday dinner.|
|Christian and his dad sure are great buddies! Curtis has held Christian so much during his first year of life. They just like being with each other. Curtis often calls Christian his little "teddy bear".|
|Christian was really pampered on his birthday! Mom took just him on a walk in the wagon. He made sure we took his little balloon and glow worm baby with us. Hope you had a special day, Christian!|
Happy 1st Birthday to our sweet, little Christian boy!! His 1st birthday was September 10, 2013. That year flew by!! It seems like just yesterday I was in the labor and delivery room. Seriously. I remember it all so vividly. For his party, we just had Grandpa and Grandma Browning and Grandpa and Grandma Holtom come over. Christian is such a joy and blessing to our family!! He loves to read books, jump, and say "hap-py"!! We love our Sweetie Petey Pie!! :)
At one he can:
say the words; happy, dada, mama, hi, baby.
walks along furniture and stands by himself.
likes to observe his brothers.
takes two naps a day.
hates being in the car for a long time.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
|Buddies who can't live with or without each other.|
|Cannon 3rd year of preschool|
|Carter 1st year of preschool|
These two boys started preschool today. They will only go to preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I still have one more year until I actually have a child who goes to "real school". Cannon is in his third year of preschool. The two previous years he had Ms. Deana, but "graduated" from the pre-K class last year, so was at his max limit. Ha Ha! So this year, I am sending him to a different preschool that is closer to our house. Ms. Kris is his teacher, and it is going to be another awesome year for him, I just know it. He is mostly in school for the social aspect of it at this point. He is advanced academically...I would say 3rd grade material (no joke).
Carter is attending his 1st year of preschool. We tried last year, but he just wasn't ready to sit and be still. So, he will get two years of preschool before kindergarten, and that's okay. Each child is different. He did really well today and intently listened to Ms. Deana (Cannon's former teacher) and paid attention to her. I was super proud of him!
These two boys sure keep me busy, but I enjoy watching them grow up to see what kind of "men" they will be some day! They have pretty incredible memories. They remember so much! It is exciting because I know they both have a lot of potential to do GREAT things in their lives!
Monday, September 2, 2013
|Boys everywhere! Heaven help me!|
|Curtis took me to Jaker's to eat for my 35th birthday.|
|My sister, Becky, took the two older boys to Bear World with her family so I could have a break. Thank you, Becky!|
|Brothers are the best! Beep! Beep! Comin' through!|
|Carter, Curtis, and Cannon at the Browning Reunion. It was at the Gma and Gpa Browning's cabin at Henry's Lake. Curtis and I were in charge of it this year. The theme was: We Can Do Hard Things|
|Cannon on the left at 11 months and Christian on the right at 11 months. Two different houses, but same Retro Rocket!|
|Someone fell in the water...named Carter who is crying in the background. ;)|
|Carter at the Provo, UT temple seeing cousin Austin off on his mission to TX.|
|Christian loves the water!|
|Christian fresh out of the tub!|
|Camille, Douglas, and Me. The three younger Holtom kids. Douglas surprised us from Seattle at our parents' house.|
|Happy 75th Birthday to my dad on Aug. 2nd!|
|We sure are grateful to live in America! July 4, 2013|
|Picnic in the park! Freeman park|
|Happy Father's Day to the man who has his hands full!|
|Breakfast at Smitty's with friends from childhood: Melinda, Brooke, Me, Lisa, and Sarah|
|I was out mowing the lawn when Cannon came and handed me this "gift". It was a Santa hat stuffed full of Angry Bird plushies. He included the note: To Mom. As he was walking off he said, "It's because I like you." :)|
|Curtis' parents got home from their mission in Riverside, CA in June. It was their first time meeting Christian.|
|One night I couldn't find Cannon and Carter, but I did notice the front door was wide open. They were outside "star gazing"...enjoying nature. :)|
|I love it when my boys tell me to come outside so I can look at the sunset. :) I love that they are learning to appreciate nature and its beauty.|
|Zinnias grown from our garden.|
|All three of the boys have their legs crossed at the same time. ;) I think they inherited that from their dad.|
|My 35th birthday raspberry cream pie from Babe's Bakery. YUM!|
|Christian, our sweetie pie!|