Monday, September 16, 2013

Crew + Mommy Date

our view from our amazing seats

couldn't leave home without his glove

I love this boy of mine. Lucky to be his momma!

The 9th inning we moved down right by the dugout. Crew loved being so close to all the players and was SO into the game!
My friend Rachel gave us 2 tickets to the Diamondbacks game for Saturday night. Since Wyatt had to work Saturday and comes home exhausted I decided to take my little Crew on a date. We had such a good time together. Crew was so into the game, asking me questions about the players, their names, how old they were, etc. He wanted to know how old he has to be to play in the MLB. I think he's interested :) I kept asking Crew if he was ready to go and he never wanted to. He said he wanted to wait until it's "really over." We had a great night together and I think he thoroughly enjoyed his one on one time with his mom. I sure did! I love this boy and all the fun he brings to our family.

Goofy Golfing

Hudson getting free golf lessons from his dad

Naves was obsessed with all the Minnie Halloween decor out

Golfing with his new and improved prosthetic on. My Hero.

i feel lucky to be in their lives :)

{Goofy Golfers}

Wyatt has been wanting to take the boys "goofy golfing" for awhile now. So Friday night we finally made it happen. They all loved it, even Navy. I think I would have liked it better if it wasn't 108 degrees out and I wasn't dripping sweat. Joys of living in AZ.

Monsoon fun




After a crazy monsoon we had last week the park behind our house was filled with water. The boys thought it'd be fun to get their boogy boards out and have some fun. Soon enough other boys from our neighborhood were there enjoying some fun too. Have I told you how amazing our neighborhood is yet?? Seriously BOY heaven! There are so many kids, and most boys. Crew and Hudson love it! And there is always something going on...it's amazing!

Ms. Navy

Vera is Navy's baby...at least she thinks so.

QT run after being good at the gym

Navy is obsessed with her big brothers. Especially Crew right now. Piggy Back rides are a daily request from Navy.


my little eater. she will eat about anything and everything. Eating a Reuben sandwich

I dared Wyatt to go into the Disney store with Navy and to not come out with out buying her something. FAILED!!!

Navy's new boyfriend, Brady. These two love each other...it might be the cutest thing ever!

this girl! I can't get enough of her!!!
Navy Bean, Navy Naves, Old Navy, Sissy, Sassy Frass, Naves, Beans. This little girl stole all of our hearts. She honestly adds so much spunk into our family and we love it! 
Navy is now 20 months old and weighs about 27 lbs. 
She is getting more and more independent and talking so much lately. Today we were driving and she saw a school bus and said, "CREW!" I seriously died. She's already starting to semi potty train herself to. She's a smart one. Right when she wakes up she points down the stairs and says, "eat". She loves taking baths with her brothers and drying off with her bunny towel and then hops around the house like a bunny rabbit saying, "hop, hop, hop." Some of her favorite things to say are, d-ink (drink), sorry, plea-ase, swim, pool, park, walk, ME, one,  binky, blankie, minnie, baby, gentle, dadda, mimi, mommy, and almost all her cousins name and how could I forget her first word and favorite person...Sachia. 
Navy is obsessed with anything Minnie Mouse and anything super girly....dolls, makeup, jewelry, etc.
We love this little girl with all our hearts and couldn't imagine life without her. I find myself cracking up at least once a day at this silly girl and all the silly faces she makes. I love you Navy bean. You truly make our family happy.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Date Night with the Jensens




One of our most favorite couples to double date with are the Jensen's. We always have so much fun with them and usually spend the whole night laughing. Which I think is great therapy! Tonight we went to dinner at Houston's in Scottsdale which wasn't that great actually. And I can say I have NEVER before had a bad experience at Houston's. Our server drove us all nuts, they cleared our plates before any of us were even finished eating and then threw my key lime pie away when they were suppose to be boxing it up. I did get a whole new one to take home though ;) After dinner we went to a comedy club called Jesters and had more fun laughing. Thanks Nate and Jenn for always making it a fun night!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Visitors!

Cousins reunited!



Birthday celebration for Nicole at FROST

I really really miss living close to them :(

I'm glad I get to live seriously 3 streets away from Sarah

Out for our Saturday without kids...LAST CHANCE??? Yes please!

A trip to AZ wouldn't be complete without Bahama Bucks!


We loved having my mom, Nicole, Tori and Joe out visiting us in Arizona. My mom and sisters helped me with a lot of projects I wanted to get done with my house, we did A LOT of shopping and just hanging out with the kids. All of the kids were just so content with staying home and playing with each other since they hadn't seen each other in awhile. We really miss living close to all our cousins. Crew and Hudson both have said to me that they love living in Arizona but they just wish they lived by their cousins. These kids truly are the best of friends and I love that! They are all going to have such a special relationship since all my sisters and I are so close. Please come visit again soon!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fossil Springs Fail

love these boys with all my heart







The Saturday after we finally got our swagger wagon we decided to take it on a little day road trip up to Fossil Springs in Strawberry, AZ.  I never realized how pretty of a drive it is up through Payson. So green with millions of pine trees. When we got to the location we thought the hike to fossil springs started at we were turned away and re-routed to a different entrance. It took us another hour at least to get to the other entrance only to get turned away again! The ranger said that the spring was already at full capacity and that we would have to wait 2 hours for them to let more cars in. At this point the kids were so done being in the car so we decided to just start heading back home. We were so bummed! Wyatt has been wanting to take us here forever! We stopped at Crystal Creek on the way back home and literally as we were parking it starting storming with crazy thunder and lightening. So we let the kids swim in the water for about 20 minutes before it got really bad. They loved it even though it wasn't Fossil Springs. On the way home we stopped at the Outlets in Anthem to make the drive worth it even more. I love Saturdays with my favorite people!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

I caved...


Against my words...I finally caved. I am now a proud owner of a swagger wagon. We're not allowed to call it the V** word. But in all honestly it's the BEST car ever with kids. I am officially converted and am not going back until my kids are older. I figured that there is only this one time in my life when I will have all these littles getting in and out of the car so why not make it easier on them and on me?! The things I can fit in the back is unreal. Space galore, cup holders galore, built in sunscreens, baby mirror....what else does a mom need? I am that Swagger Wagon mom!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hudson's first day of Preschool

Navy didn't want to be left out ;)

Every photo shoot with Hudson has to include silly faces

This is Hudson's third year of Preschool. Since he doesn't turn 5 until October he missed the cut off for Kindergarten. I am totally fine with this because I honestly don't want my boys to grow up. Hudson goes to preschool at a lady in our wards home who is fabulous!! Hudson absolutely adores her and wishes his school was everyday. There are 13 kids in his class and 9 of them are boys. He's already set up many play dates with his new friends and his teacher even told me that "he's one of her favorites". What a good feeling it is to know your child is loved almost as much as you at school. Yay for Miss Becky's Preschool!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Crew's first day of 1st grade






First time ever riding the bus to school. He couldn't wait!
"Meet the Teacher" night


Crew is so excited to be a San Tan Scorpion!
I can't believe my little boy is already starting 1st grade. I think I'm ready for time to slow down a bit...Crew's new school is San Tan Elementary and he loves that their mascot is the Scorpions. I of course had to buy him a "scorpion" shirt to wear to school on Fridays. Crew loves his new teacher, Mrs. Tapia. She is so sweet and her classroom is decked out! Every last square inch in safari, jungle decor. Crew of course loves that! 
On Crew's first day of school he was so excited to take the bus to school. I was a bit hesitant and nervous to let him go because I was afraid he would get lost once at school and not know where to go but he seemed to manage just fine. I almost was that mom to follow the school bus to school to make sure he knew where he was going. But I figured he could do it, and he did and loved it!