Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jenson- 1 year old!

1 year, 12 months, 365 days,  525,494 minutes- thats how long we have had our little boy!  Some days it felt like forever and looking back now I can't believe how fast time has flown by.  Holy flip we kept Jenson alive for a whole year! And we survived as parents- the hardest most rewarding year of our lives! 

Jenson at 12 months:
Jenson has 8 teeth, and loves to use them!  He could eat all day if we let him.  He has 2 naps a day and goes to bed around 7:30 and will sleep till around 7-7:30 depending on if he hears dad getting ready for school or not haha.  He loves to clap and throw things (plays "catch/throw" all day long).  He loves pushing thing around the room.  He wants to push the cart instead of ride in it at the store.  He thinks his laughing Curious George stuffed animal is the funniest thing, and when mom dances.  He waves by every time he goes up the stairs for a nap or for bed, even if no one is in the room.  He loves looking out the screen door and watching people outside.  He LOVES his push car he got for his birthday and could spend all day in that thing.  He still loves bath time even though he mostly just splashes all the water out or drinks it... haha He says "mama, dada" and what sometimes sounds like "gamma" ;) (were working on it!)  He loves looking at pictures, mostly the ones above his changing table of all of our families.  Outside is one of his favorite places to be.  He has mastered the stairs (with only one major fall- but don't worry I cried more than he did about it!) He still loves putting everything in his mouth, mostly his foam blocks or Mr. Potato head parts.  He only uses his binki for nap time and bed time, he also has to have his favorite blanket or he can't sleep.  He has taken 1-2 steps on his own but still only crawls unless you help him walk around.  I can just have my hand on his stomach and he will walk (pretty much all on his own) but as soon as I let go he stops- once he figures out he can go by himself he is going to be unstoppable.  He HATES cats, or at least black ones.  There is one that has been hanging out around our back door and he screams every time it come to the door, it's quite funny sad! Jenson has the "selfi" down and will smile whenever he sees himself on the camera.  He gives the biggest juiciest kisses, and the cutest hugs when I hold him and tell him "I love you" it kind of melts my heart into 10,000,000 pieces!  He loves shaking his head "no" and thinks it some type of game, also throwing his sippy cup when he is done with it... 

Jenson stats at 12 months:
Height: 30.5 in (76%) 
Weight: 22lbs 3 oz (76%)
Head: 18.6 in. (82%)

Jenson has the sweetest laugh and always giving the "Hitler" wave to everyone in the store.  Not a day goes by that he doesn't make me laugh or feel so proud to be his mom.  He has flaming red hair that forces me out of my comfort zone every time we go out in public, but I wouldn't have it any other way. We love you Jenson Matthew.  Thanks for making our lives 100 times better!  Happy Birthday baby boy, please stay young forever!  

Ps. Hallelujah to no more monthly updates! haha ;)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

To grandma's house we go!

My mom talked me into having Jenson and I fly to Utah early (like that took a lot of convincing... hahah).  We boarded the plane bright and early but so excited to finally see our family.  

The plane rides were a little rough since I was trying to hold onto a wiggle worm that wont sleep/or cuddle in my arms.  Luckily I had the Curious George theme song on repeat- and a whole thing of puffs! ;) He did sleep for about 15 minutes though in the stroller on our layover.  
^^ Utah!!^^
Babe made it just in time for our big Craven Christmas party- he drove all night too! 
^^ Auklin as the angle Gabrielle- he even had a memorized part! :) what a stud of a nephew I have!^^
^^ I spy the cutest little cow I ever did see!^^
^^ How beautiful is my mother?!  I'm the luckiest- and to have such an amazing grandpa^^
We celebrated Joseph Smiths birthday for FHE.  Dad had a really awesome object lesson about following the prophet! 
^^ Seriously though, look at my grandpas face!  hahah we missed you Chelsi and boys (who were all home sick). ^^
^^ Jenson and Ben- poor little guy wasn't used to being picked on haha.  Jenson's first real snow^^
^^ It's tradition! Worlds best Grandpa!^^
2 little mischievous boys...thanks mom for letting them play with all your Christmas decorations!

Story time with grandpa, also where he taught them "6 White Boomers"

My dad is becoming pro at making dinosaur pancakes so I asked him to branch out a little and make me a George Bush pancake... he failed pretty bad but it did turn out a little bit like Curious George- hahaha

We went to visit my grandparents for their 60th anniversary.  We sure do love and miss them!
^^Like I said worlds best grandpa!^^

Other things we did while on vacation:

Idaho Christmas vacation

After Christmas we headed to good Ole' Inkom to spend time with the Hunts.  We did make a previous trip up there a week earlier for the Mckee Christmas party.  It was so fun to see everyone and get to hang out with all of our family.  

^^ grandpa Mckee^^

The highlight of our trip was Karl and Natalie's wedding, although it was freezing it was so special to be in the temple our entire family!
I got the fuzziest blanket from my in laws for Christmas- sooo soft!!  
My franchise this year was a total surprise- Babe made me 6 Chatbooks of Jenson's life. It was so perfect and everything I always wanted but never knew it!

Trying to eat his giant snickers santa brought him haha.  Oh and how adorable is Aubrey? I just couldn't get enough of her!

^^ Games, games, and more games! :) ^^

^^ New Years smooch!^^

We started our long drive home on the 3rd after the wedding reception.  We spent the night at my cousins house in Denver (Thanks again!!) and finished our trek up the next day.  Jenson did so good in the car- better than I did ;)  We sure are thankful for all of our time we got to spend with our friends and family!  Until next time!