Wednesday, July 30, 2014


WATCHING: Kelly and Michael, my favorite morning show while Jenson sleeps.  (when did I turn into the mom that loves talk shows?  sheesh those used to be so lame and now I love them...)
PLAYING: at home all day, unless I can talk Babe into doing something fun today!
ENJOYING: the cooler weather, and minimum humidity.
EATING: apple cinnamon cheerios, can't get enough.
WEARING: comfy pants and shirt, all day.
HOPING: this month will fly by.
WANTING: to start our vacation already, sheesh!
MARVELING: that Jenson has been taking amazing naps lately.
WISHING: I didn't have to eat healthy to loose weight, hello brownie brittle.
FEELING: extremely bored.  With no car and Lindsay and Hailey on vacation I'm running out of things to do during the day.  On the plus side my kitchen has never been cleaner! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jenson's 6 months old!

Didn't he just turn 5 months? Sheesh time is going by wayyy to fast for my liking.  He is half a year old today- HALF A YEAR!? Where is my baby?!  Sometimes I still think he is so tiny but then I look at someone with a new born and just about die seeing how small they are compared to Jenson, he's a tank!  I feel like we are finally on a schedule and getting the hang of this whole parenting thing {most days!}, it's about time though, right? I wanted to remember what our days are like know so I thought I would write down a brief schedule of how a typical days goes for us right now. {The times are a rough guess, each day is different but it's about that}

4:00- Babe leaves for work {yes, 4 AM..}  Sometimes Jenson will wake up around this time also and if I put his binkie back in his mouth he normally goes to sleep, If not I feed him 5oz and put him back to bed.

6:00-7:00 Jenson wakes up {he just talks to himself until we go get him, seriously the cutest thing! Unless he is hungry then he screams ;) }If he didn't eat around 4 I'll feed him around this time-depending on his mood!
{Normally this is when we would both get up and start our day but cuddling in bed till later is much more fun!}

7:00-8:00 {depending on how long we stay in bed} Bath time and get Jenson ready for the day! 

8:00-8:30ish we play in his room, read stories, and practice crawling {he's not so into that right now!} until he gives me the signs that he is sleepy and he goes down for a nap.  {this is when I may or may not lay back in bed and catch up on social media, or I actually get productive and clean the house or something...}

9:00-10:30 {if I'm lucky} Jenson will wake up {he doesn't take really long naps most days it's only about a hour, unless he is sleeping with his daddy then he will sleep longer} When he wakes up he eats rice cereal then we play some more.

11:00 Gets another bottle 4-5 oz. We play outside {depending on the humidity...} he loves watching cars, hearing birds, and people watching.  

11:30-12:00 He goes down for another nap 

12:30 Babe gets home from work 

1:00 Jenson wakes up plays with daddy {more like distracts him from doing his homework} 

2:00 Babe goes to school, and I get a little camera happy and take way to many pictures of Jenson doing cute things {which is pretty much always...} I'll feed Jenson another bottle {yeah, he pretty much eats all the time!} 

{repeat naps about every hour and a half to 2 or 3 hours throughout the day...a few crying fits, more smiles, and lots of bottles}

4:30 Babe gets home from school {HALLELUJAH} 

5:00-5:30 Dinner, Jenson normally takes a small nap now also which gives babe and I some time to talk about our days and things we need to do the rest of the week

6:00-6:30 Jenson will eat dinner {some type of veggie- so far he loves peas, carrots, green beans, and squash!}

6:45-7:00 Start bed time routine {pjs, small bottle, stories, and prayer} 

7:10 in bed, going to sleep {such a magical time of the day!} sometimes he will talk to himself for a while until he falls asleep but we try not to get him out of bed once he is in.  

8:00 {or earlier} Babe goes to bed, I pick up the house making sure it's all clean for the next morning then will normally go lay in bed also.  

10:00 {or later} I finally fall asleep

Then we repeat the same thing the next day, unless we need to actually leave the house then thats a whole different story...

Wow looking at that it looks like I do nothing all day- even though some how I have no time to get everything done.  Funny how that works out right?

Anyway, Back to Jenson!

Likes: fans (and being fanned!), being outside, veggies, bottles, mom and dad, face-timing {seeing himself}, bath time, fans, blocks, his binkie and binkie holder, and being around people.

Dislikes: being left alone, nap time, when he can't reach a toy, and not being able to eat real food, being held to sleep.

(I always think of a whole much of likes/dislikes but when I come to write them down I always forget them, so I am sure there are more but all well!)

Since he is half a year old I decided to do something a little different and make a movie of him up to this point!  Enjoy!

We love you Jenson!  Happy 6 months baby boy! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekend photo dump! {tour our town!}

I got a text Wednesday night {or close to that} from my cousin Jennifer saying that they were coming to town this weekend {she is visiting her family in Texas for the summer and they were all coming up!} I may or may not have started to cry a little from how excited I was.  Some of my most fondest memories are with the Watsons, and I  have been missing family so much that this was just what I needed till we go home in August! Thanks for letting us tag along with you the whole {way to short} weekend!  We love you guys! 

Friday night they stopped by on their way to Independence, where they would be staying (my aunt's parents are on a mission in Independence and they wanted to visit the area before they were done!). We chatted for a little bit, but Saturday is where all the fun began!

We started out the morning at the Liberty Monument and WW1 museum.  You might recognize this from here, but this time we actually went inside the museum and up to the top of the tower, hashtag: coolest thing ever! I couldn't stop taking pictures and filming, I want to remember what it looks like forever {someone please come visit so I can go again!!} Sorry about the picture overload from there that you are about to see....
^^ Babe was so protective of Jenson, he didn't even want me to hold him {like I wouldn't be careful?!} haha thats okay, it meant I got to take even more pictures!^^

 ^^ hahaha panoramic picture gone wrong lol^^
^^ phew, you made it!^^
The Museum was also really neat, I love learning about our history! And museums with my aunt and uncle are even better because they will read all the plaques and tell you what they said so you don't have to read them, I really just like looking at the pictures {but I'm also not a big reader!}  
Next stop Crown Center for lunch, we found some tables and split up for food.  We got Chinese {which was actually reallly good!} We went to the crayola store and walked around on our way to the Hallmark Museum and Kaleidoscope place- another favorite! 

 The kaleidoscope place tuned out to be pretty fun- you have to have a ticket {free} and a child with you {after all it is for children...;)} they turn you loose in big room with lots of different crafty things you can do {make puzzles, color shields, letter, water colors...etc} our favorite room was the blacklight with lots of cool wax paint and glow in the dark markers and toys! I asked Babe what he thought about his experience over all and he said it was was okay-but mostly fun for kids.  Me on the other hand was in heaven, I wanted to do everything in there {I guess that's why I am a preschool teacher after all!}.  

We love the Hallmark museum, it isn't big but there is plenty to see and do! 

^^ Bow making and taking Selfies with Roxanne^^ 

^^ the whole group, Jenson is a sleep in the stroller but you can kind of see his red/white blanket!^^
 Next stop: Union Station, parking is annoying but it's worth it to see how amazing this building is and all the mini trains in there.

^^picture on the right is all legos! It inspired us to watch the lego movie later that night {surprisingly not as bad as I thought it was going to be.}^^

 ^^ built out of legos!^^
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ^^ I spy Nathan^^

^^ I love all the bridges in KC, especially the cool ones when you are crossing the Missouri River ^^

Sunday we woke up and headed to Liberty Jail {we were lame and don't have any pictures there, but it's not like you haven't seen our pictures from there before!} I seriously love it there though, and learn something different every time I go.  We went to Independence next for lunch at the Giles {my aunt's parents} and played some games! Their ward doesn't start till 2:30 {and there is a ward after them that doesn't start till 4:30, can you imagine getting out of church at 7:30? sheesh!}
^^ We made it just in time for the Prayer Meeting at the Community Of Christ Temple, it was only 15 minutes long {I could get used to a meeting that short! ;)} it was very interesting to say the least but I am glad we got to experience it. We went on a tour after as well.  ^^
^^ after our tour we headed to church across the street {learn more about what we believe here}.  In both buildings there is a feeling of peace, but I only felt the spirit while attending sacrament meeting.  As soon as I walked in the church doors I could feel something different.  I am so thankful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint!  ^^

^^ And just because I couldn't get over how cute my little golfer looking baby is!^^

Thanks again for coming to visit us, I can't wait till Thanksgiving where we get to come tour your little part of the world in Texas!  We love you!  

Phew, you made it to the end.  Go ahead and give yourself a big pat on the back!  :)

What do you like to do around your town? I'd to to see!