Friday, December 2, 2011

I Love Being a Mom!

 I get to ride bikes in stores!
 Go to girls nights with family and wear crazy lip gloss!
And I get to let my kids do this kind of stuff!  (This is powdered sugar...their bedroom is covered!)

Gavon Turns 3

Gavon's birthday is tomorrow, but Paul had to go to drill so we celebrated a day early.  He had a spiderman birthday cake, with pizza and ice cream.  For his birthday present I made a hot wheels cubby fabric thingy as shown.  How do you explain that?  I got the idea from a Relief Society activity and thought it was perfect for Gavon.  The fabric on back is Lightening McQueen and it has velcro that latches it shut so you can take it to church or in the car.  He loved it!  When he saw me making it once, he said, "Is that for me!?"  I had to hide it for a while.  Shayden and Gavon did a pinata too.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Daredevil Baby

She did this all on her own!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ashlin the Cutie Pie

Ashlin took off walking, and turning around at about Halloween.  We had an amazing Halloween by the way!  We went to Beaver to have some fun with Trisa and Jared.  It was so fun!  Paul was in his gorilla costume, Shayden was a beautiful ballerina, Gavon was a dragon, and Ashlin was a bumblebee.  Shayden immediately started dancing across the room after I got her ready; she had so much fun.  Gavon kept breathing on people saying it was fire, and Ashlin was the center of attention with Holly, Karri, Valerie and Hiedi.  Poor Tayci (How do you spell Tayci Tris?) just had to watch everyone play with Ashlin.

Well, besides Gavon being superman in his underwear, this is the best video I have of Ashlin walking around.  Everyone in my neighborhood gets big eyes when they see her.  "She's walking?!"  They're all of a sudden not little babies anymore.  She has the cutest personality.  One thing that drives me crazy though is that she grinds her teeth like crazy.  The dentist said he's only seen 3 kids in the 10 years he's practiced with severe side affects with grinding.  I think Ashlin might be one of those kids.  It's like nails on a chalkboard.  When I tell her no or to stop, she whines this cute little wine. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Potty Training Gavon

It's crazy how each kid does their own thing.  Gavon has been doing really well potty training the past few weeks.  I've been doing laundry like crazy, but I think that's normal.  He's usually a pretty submissive kid, but he likes to be funny.  When I put his Thomas the Engine underwear on, "Ha ha ha, I can poop on Thomas."  I tell him, "No, you go on the potty, bud."  Most of the time he doesn't care if he pees his pants, so the goal is to get him to go on the potty before he goes in his pants.  He did great today.  Only one accident. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ashlin the Walking Girl

I finally videoed Ashlin walking!  We took this video this morning.  Her first step was Aug.31.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shayden's Concern

We had a Family Home Evening last night on families, and how Heavenly Father put us into families to love and take care of each other.  Somehow the conversation went into how we will all die one day, and Shayden got so sad.  "Mom, I don't want to die."  I told her it was all part of Heavenly Father's plan.  "That's a sad plan, Mom."  She cried for a little while, and I told her about the Resurrection, and how Jesus Christ makes it possible for us to be happy even after we die.  She said she didn't want to be resurrected.  Well, we still have to work on that one.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Run! O Wait...Watch Out For That Cable!

 So Karen and I go running in the wee hours of the morning before you can start to see the sun lighting the sky, and this morning we did the "corn route" which passes a small patch of corn on the other side of 10th.  We were trying to figure a good way to get around all the nasty construction on 10th when we decided to just make our way across the road jay walking style instead of running on the freshly cemented sidewalk.  Surprise!  We were side by side, so we both hit a tight cable stretched across the side of the road going about 8 min. mile just about mid-thigh level.  We were on the ground looking at each other like we both were trying to say, "Ouch."  I got that feeling of being sick because it hurt so bad, and then the welts turned into bruises later that day.  There's another bruise just like that one on the other leg too.  I wonder if the construction workers saw us.  I told Shayden when I got home, "I ran into a wire in the dark." and she said, "Why didn't you just wait for the sun to come up Mom?!"

 I was nursing Ashlin last night and Gavon came and sat next to me like this.  Paul was able to catch it on camera.  The kids like to jump on the back of the chair and pop the leg rest open when I'm trying to nurse.  It drives me crazy, but then I just try to get comfortable and not care.  I try to say no only when I have to.  Shayden and Gavon like to jump on that bed next to the chair while I nurse.  Only 3 more months and then she can be on her own!  I like giving her that freedom, and I like the freedom of not nursing too.  Just have to hold out until she's one.
 Ashlin isn't a binky baby, but she found this binky and just chewed on it for a good 30 min. She's actually pretty fast at crawling now and can stand on her own for about 5 or 6 seconds.  She's taken one step so far.
Paul took this picture driving to the temple about a month ago from the drivers seat. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Family Picture

We just had the Sheffer Reunion. It was a blast to be around everyone. Only Ryan wasn't able to make it. The kids had so much fun doing cousin chants, and playing games while we were camping. Gavon was running around like crazy and didn't even care when he fell flat on his face tripping on a rock every few seconds. My favorite quotes were Gavon after being put on my dad's shoulders, "Where'd your hair go?" and Karri when she was carrying Ashlin to the clubhouse, "Are you going to slobber on every piece of sidewalk?" Ashlin doesn't know how to swallow; a family curse? It ended in Riverton and was so fun.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Crawling Ashlin

Ashlin has been army crawling since mid July, but has just started on her hands and knees. She's still pretty slow, but she loves to stand and walk while holding your fingers. She likes to get into drawers. She has the cutest two tooth smile you've ever seen.

We went camping with Kami and Levi in American Fork Canyon 2 weeks ago for the Provo River Half Marathon. There were so many people there, it was kind of crazy to camp! I got a 1:40:40, 3rd in my age division and 21st overall women. I've stopped running so much since the race.

Gavon is always making us laugh. One morning Paul was getting him to say stuff. He said, Supercallafrajilisticexpialadocious, and Gavon said, "WHAT?" It was so funny, we tried to get him to reenact it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Juniper Trail in Logan Canyon

Paul watched the kids for me while I ran up Juniper with Patty, Karen and Janelle. It was soooo fun! That tree behind us is more that 1500 years old. The views were amazing, the smells were so fresh and clean, and I got a 10.5 mile kick bum workout. There was a 2000 foot elevation change...I was really sore after. Poor Paul had a hard time with the kids. I think when a mom does a race the dad has to deal with a lot. Go dad!

Sheila's Car Seat Cover

I made this car seat cover for Sheila after she had Kandyce. I also made her a matching nursing cover. I was so proud of myself. New babies are so fun and cute.

Ashlin's Reaction

Ashlin broke out in hives the day after I gave her a tiny sip of Cranberry juice. The doctor said I should wait a month or two and try giving her a little bit to be sure that's what it was that made her react. I've never dealt with this, so I'm not sure what's going on. I gave her broccoli, strawberries, and baby cereal, all things she's had before from the same containers and all. Just the juice was different. It kind of freaked me and Alisa out. You can't really see in the picture very well, but it looks like giant mosquito bites. Crazy! It took 4 days to get her body clear of it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Family Fun for the Fourt of July

We spent the 4th of July in Logan this year. We watched the fireworks at Cody and Lisa's parent's house, who had a perfect view. Cousins sure are fun, and the fireworks were awesome!

One of my neighbors threw a neighborhood bike parade so we decorated Shayden's bike and Gavon's rocket. Gavon led the pack pushing his rocket car. They loved throwing candy to all the moms watching the kids. Gavon's kind of funny about riding his bike. I'll put him on his trike, and he'll go really slow and accidentally go backwards. He just doesn't want to figure it out. It's kind of like opening doors. He as the motor skills, but just chooses to not open any doors the silly kid.

Shayden has been learning how to ride her bike without training wheels. She can go once she gets going, but she can't start or stop very well yet.
Bath time. Exciting!
Here's Ashlin and Katie again. Ashlin got her shots that day and was pretty miserable.

As a family update side note, Paul has been loving his job. He's been getting a lot of really good work experience talking with people and has been keeping busy. We never got the CNG working on our truck, sad day, so we've been forking out the money driving it to Ogden and back every day. We lost about $2000 buying it from a guy that moved to New Jersey on KSL, because he sold it to us at a high price if it were in perfect condition. He refused to give us our money back. The bolts holding the shell on it came loose and it flew off on the freeway, too. That truck has been nothing but trouble for us.

This fall, when the sprinkler business dies down, Paul is going to get on orders in Draper. We might all move down there, or he might commute for the week and be home on the weekends. That would be hard, but is an option. As far as school goes, he's going to cash in his credits for a degree in Liberal Arts. He is getting ready to deploy in May of next year. The Guard is kind of taking over, because it takes such good care of our family. Change is always hard to get used to. We'll miss our house here in Logan.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

One of Your All Time Favorite Crazy Downloads

We have been keeping very busy this summer.

Tired Boy

This is what Gavon does when he is really really tired.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ashlin and Katie

Cousins are the best! Cody and Lisa have been helping me out while Paul is gone, and watched my kids so I could run some important errands that would pretty much be impossible with kids. Katie is a day younger than Simon Bowers. I'm so glad Ashlin will have cousins her age.

Shayden's 4th Birthday Party

Shayden was so happy! We all had pizza, cake and ice cream, did a pinata, and played on the play set in our back yard. The grass was a little (lot) soggy because of all the rain we've been having. Thank goodness it got nice for the party.
Bug catcher
Grandma gave her a big princess backpack with princess candy and water bottle. COOL!
Parker hugs

Shayden had this blank expression while opening presents, but really she was so happy and excited. Thank you everybody!
Butterfly birthday cake

Happy Birthday gorgeous girl.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shayden Turns Four and Graduates From Preschool

More pictures to come!! This is Shayden at her preschool graduation. They sang us some songs and showed a slideshow of pictures from the school year. Shayden laughed through the whole thing. She had such a good time this year. Way to go Shayden!

We also had a big birthday party for her in our back yard. Super fun!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Brotherly Love

Gavon has been a pretty good brother, but in a two year old way. He likes to lay on Ashlin, and one time while I was in the shower with Ashlin in the bouncer by me he got a hold of the toilet brush and put it in her face. GROSSSS! He's good at being soft, though and likes to talk to both Shayden and Ashlin.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Running with my Buddies

Janelle, Karen and I went to Old Main today. Karen and I ran 8 1/2 sets of 116 stairs. Janelle walked them because she's still recovering from her surgery. I love my running friends here! After the work out, we tried out this cool rope swing that was hanging from a tree. It's more scary than it looks because Old Main is pretty steep. This is the life baby!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

St. George Easter

Paul and I went to St. George for Easter weekend! We all had so much fun, and the drive wasn't too bad because we split it up pretty well with breaks in Riverton and Beaver. The best was being around family. Working backwords with pictures, we spent Easter Sunday in Panguitch with my parents. Monday morning we helped my mom feed the lambs before we drove home, and Gavon had so much fun chasing them around. He got kind of tired near the end there, because they are hard to catch.

Sadly, I didn't get any pictures of the Tebbs Reunion, but it was very good to see everyone. The kids played at the park, and we all had yummy food. Paul and I also got to go on a special date for our anniversary coming up and ate at a fancy restaurant in Cedar.
Riley and Ashlin were laughing at Gavon pulling faces behind the camera. It's a little blurry, but so cute!

Holly carrying Shayden after we reached the top of the crack.
Hiking up "The Crack" Shayden said, "I can fit, because I'm a little kid." It got a little tight in 2 spots, but we made it up.
Gavon loved the candy the most.
Trisa and Sheila were treckin it even in the hot sun and babies so close to being here. They didn't hike the crack.

Hiking Sugar Loaf.
Ashlin always has her eyes open so big. She likes to smile if she's in the mood too.
The kids had so much fun hiking around.
Happy girl.
Kami surprised Mom by driving down from Washington. We got her on video seeing Riley in my lap...super happy.