Yesterday Casey told me I hadn't blogged in a while, 12 DAYS! Ha! That certainly is a long while for me, let's just go through random thoughts as of lately.
Hello, Wyoming! We left Monday after Casey's test and drove to Laramie, Wyoming for an Casey to interview at an office. It was so fun to visit our bff Christopherson's while there, we love them so much. Our babies are tiny little giants compared to their baby girl, it's hilarious. Max goes hog wild over playing with friends and especially new toys. It was just so great to visit them.
The next morning we drove to Casper and interviewed with another dental office up there and again got to visit some of our super great friends, the Milmonts, who graduated 2 years ago. They just bought this huge old home straight out of the 70's that they have big renovation plans for, it was so much fun walking through and hearing her vision on it all. I cannot wait to be able to go back and see the changes! Max was in love with their dog, their backyard, the endless room to run around, and Adam's motorcycle. Little boy heaven house right there which is ironic since it is a home full of girls.
Driving across Wyoming is always interesting to me. The whole state is pretty different, mountainous regions, flat regions, hills, rocks, trees, it's all very different. On the drive out the time around I thought that as I looked out that was the true untouched earth that our Heavenly Father created for us to live on. When I thought of it that way Wyoming seemed a lot prettier than before.
We are now at the wonderful Cutler's home anticipating the homecoming of Casey's dear younger sister, Tayli, from her 18 month mission for our church! We cannot wait to see her! She doesn't arrive until late Saturday night, it will be a long week waiting.
The kids LOVE having so much space to roam around in. I am beyond eager to move out of our small little home, surely we will all be happier with more space to play in during our days at home.
Tonight we watched a Christmas movie with Casey's family while addressing Christmas cards, tis the season!
Quinn is LOVING walking these days. I turn around and more often than not his little body is toddling itself around the house and walking, it's so freakishly adorable, I love it.
Bryson is right there behind him, about 2 weeks behind him I'd say. He takes a lot more encouragement but he's up to about 8 wobbly steps!
Maxson could just play hard all day. I wish I had an avenue that he could do that all day, a huge yard, a huge house, etc (Disneyland with no lines and a super energetic parent, you get my drift). That boy just goes goes and goes. It's fun and exhausting to watch him.
Casey has interviewed with a couple dental office now and will still talk to a few others in the coming months. As I walked into an interview with him this week to check out the office real quick with him before he interviewed it was one of those surreal moments when I looked up at him and thought "Oh my goodness, here we are. Casey's all dressed up in a tie walking confidently into a dental office to see if this is the fit for us (him) to work in the near future. A job! Questions in his mind, opportunity on the cusp" It was pretty awesome. I am insanely proud of that man and all his handwork for our family. I can't believe I convinced such an amazing guy to marry me still, ha!
Did I mention we celebrated our 6th anniversary last week on the 21st? We did. It was amazing. A night and morning away from the kids at a hotel and movie and dinner. It was so fabulous. I love him so much. (thank you Katie for watching the kids! She's our heaven sent gift in this life right now, I swear. We owe her so much!)
I'm tired now, and going to go to bed. I don't feel like adding pictures, maybe later :)
I want to remember this breakfast casserole I made for dinner one day. I mixed a couple recipes together and used random stuff I had in my fridge, it turned out super yummy surprisily!
Loaded Veggie Breakfast casserole
1 crescent roll tube
1 cup sour cream
1/2 c milk
2 c grated cheese
1 orange pepper
1 red pepper
1/2-1 c zucchini
1 package turkey bacon
Lay out crescent roll on bottom of 9x13 pan, pinch seams together so no liquid seeps through. Cook turkey bacon in pan and cut up into small pieces. Dice veggies, mix all ingredients together, pour over crescent roll, cook at 350 degrees for 50-60 min. Nom nom
I put most all pictures of Max in the last post because he does nearly everything that makes him truly happy with Chloe, so the rest of my pictures are mostly the babies, and a few other randomos, so as we continue, baby adventures.
The babies are so so so cute. I just really love the stage they're at right now. They're really beginning to communicate much better, and they're really just so cute I want to EAT them! Quinn is at the beginning stages of walking, he can stand up in the middle of the room by himself and will take anywhere from 1-7 steps depending on the object of his desire, he can turn directions and he walks to objects by himself and most just people, he's on his way and walking!!!!! Bryson began taking a step to walk as well this week! So proud of him, he gets so excited to walk he mostly just falls forward to you immediately though, but his balancing has finally arrived too, go Bryson!
not happy to share toys, even at 1 years old.
Played keep away with my babies while I watched my friend's baby // Quinny and dad
Cutest little matching boys. We get all our matching boy outfits from Jim and Jan, they are so generous, we're grateful for new clothes here and there and especially matching ones! QB
At nearly 12 1/2 months the babies have caught on to the baby sign language for more, all done, and almost please! It's so cute! Bryson is beginning to just clap his hands for all done now days, that stinker.
We love park days with our walking group!
Katie, the best baby helper in the world // Mummy dogs for dinner Halloween week.
Back at the pumpkin patch...
I think these two are laughing because Casey tooted and Max asked if he pooped in his diaper lol.
Quinn // favorite toy
We love the children's museum! Haven't gotten to go in awhile but the babies are at an age where they could legitimately be excited and play with stuff! Just have to figure out ways to not go alone...
Back when Granny was here! Did I mention she visited in October? Well she did, goodness gracious that woman is the most amazing helper and mother I could ever ask for. Takes such great care of me and my kids.
Bryson's 1st birthday carousel ride.
Sunday with Granny // getting ready for Halloween!
I love me a good sunset!
Relief Society Activity of Family Home Evening night where we talked about FHE ideas, played pudding dictionary and Mormon Family Feud.
BQ- love riding cars!
Casey makes me laugh so much. He wore his wolf costume to school to be in the running for a gift card, ha. Oh how I love that man. I got the boys dressed up and we met Casey at school and went trick or treating at the dental school. Max was SUPER excited and super cute at it.
Drowning in children.
Halloween morning started at like 5:45, ooy, those children, so we went to the grocery store at 7 am since we needed milk for us all, ya know, a normal parent thing
Dripping in babies // LADY BUG season was in full blast, thin lady bug epidemic, there were at least 10 on my ceiling at any given time during October, there were so many and they were so hard to keep out! They have since died down but I just want to remember how insanely awful they were.
We walked with dad to school one morning, Casey and Max rode bikes, Max is so fast! I can't believe how good he is on that strider bike. I was running with the babies in the stroller to keep up with them. Can you believe we're wearing shorts and just a long sleeve shirt in the morning at the end of October?! The weather has been amazing!
Stopped to play on a tennis court on our walk one day.
FALL! it's been so beyond beautiful here! The tree outside our house turned yellow and was so beautiful for such a long time. There's bright red and yellow trees on every street AND we get to play outside in all the beautiful leaves. Seriously, Fall 2015 wins.
BQ just kicking it an cute as always.
The babies have come To LOVE the little broken jeep in the backyard. Quinn always crawls right over to it when we go outside and Bryson usually follows // Our thankful tree!
Curious babies making trouble.
Getting these boys from naps is so cute, more often than not, they're talking to each other and playing with one another where their cribs meet, Bryson has thrown his stuffed animal into Quinny's bed, they're so smiley when I come in, I just love it. The saddest part is having to pick which I'm going to pick up first, I always feel bad for the second baby even if I do switch off.
Speaking of naps Daylight savings was a doozy for us. We tried keeping the children awake an hour and a half past their normal bedtime the night before, it did us no good. They all awoke at 5:30 that Sunday morning. It was a looooooong Sunday, Casey was gone for meetings a lot of the day but we survived. Max ended up falling asleep on the way to 1 o'clock church and slept the first 2 hours of church, it was absolutely great, ha. The next morning 2 of the 3 kids slept until 8 am due to crappy sleeping the previous day, Casey was a saint and woke up with the 5:30 am Quinny that day who still hadn't caught on. I think the 3rd day all 3 woke up around 6 or 6:30 and we got back into the groove of when was an appropriate time to wake up, ha. In the recent week or two we move Maxson's mattress to the floor in our room in hopes it will help everyone sleep more soundly for multiple reasons, it's been working really well.
Chloe is our next door neighbor. Her and Max are attached at the hip. They both love each other so stinking much. If one spots the other they run to each other yelling the other's name and embrace for a big hug, it's pretty much adorable. Chloe was sick recently for awhile and Max was devastated he couldn't play with her, he just kept asking and asking and asking if she could come play outside. I'm so happy we get such amazing friends to live right around us!
They helped me carve this pumpkin to cook dinner in it, neither one was willing to touch the guts inside, I was so surprised they're both usually oh so brave!
Our dinner in a pumpkin recipe via Mel's kitchen cafe.
The campus near us had this tree celebrations thing we went to. Max only cared about being around Chloe most of the time. Katie taught us all about the true story of Smokey the Bear, that girl knows so much random information, it's amazing. The kids thought touching the bear was pretty cool. They made bug hats and collected lots of swag.
Max and Chloe helped plant a tree!
Halloween cookie decorating.
Max poured at least half a bottle of sprinkles on his cookie, ha that boy.
Max and Chloe helped me make the babies birthday cakes! They were super eager and excited to help.
Ventured to the library story time for their special fire fighter day. Glories I did not take the babies because Max had 2 melt downs whilst there, ooy. But he LOVED the fire truck and their fire gear.
Getting ready for Halloween!
More leaf playing, the videos I have of them on this are super cute.
Christy invented a new activity the kids kicking leaves off branches that had fallen from the tree, the kids loved it, and now hope of it every time
Max is hilariously naughty at times. Sometimes extremely frustratingly naughty but sometimes hilarious. Boy has got a determined mind of his own. His speaking is getting better and better, he still has a hard time enunciating perfectly but I understand nearly everything he says as well as other parents, I think he'll get better with time. He has so much passion energy and excitement for life. He's the boy in the group running, going, doing, leading, I just need to learn how to harness his energy and love for all things life a little better. I'm already cursing winter in my mind for forcing us to stay cooped up inside! The extended warm days of fall have SAVED us immensely. This boy LIVES to go play outside. I hope so badly we get to move to a fenced in backyard that is fun for the kids to play in.