Sunday, April 27, 2008

No Girls Allowed!

Under the blanket is Christian and Kyle having a boys only club. Not realizing the importance of this "club meeting," I climbed under the blanket to join in the fun. Kyle looked at me and said, "Go Mommy, Please!" That wasn't the first time something like that has happened, and it certainly won't be the last! There's just something about a boy and his daddy!

Thanks for Coming Kaeley!

Christians sister, Emily, her husband Donnie, and their little girl Kaeley (who just turned 1) came for a visit. We had a ball having them here! They live way up in Seattle and we haven't seen them for a long time, so it was a treat to get to spend a few days with them! As you can see, Kyle loved having Kaeley over! He also had some great bonding time with his Uncle Donnie. Donnie was nice enough to go on a scooter ride with him and Kyle was his little buddy after that. He was constantly concerned about Uncle Donnie's where-abouts after that ride. Thanks for coming, guys! We can't wait to see you again!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

First Tooth!

Brooklyn cut her first tooth today!! You can't see it, yet - but it's there. I think her second bottom tooth isn't far behind. Kyle wanted to feed Brookie her bottle. Isn't that adorable!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kyle is ALWAYS making Brooklyn smile!

My Baby Boy is All Growed Up!

For months we have had this twin bed in Kyle's room and we've tried to get him to sleep in it, but was never interested. One day, out of the blue, when I was putting him down for a nap he asked to sleep on the "Big Bed." I thought this was just a ploy to prolong going down for a nap, like it had been so many times before. But he climbed right up in it and fell asleep. He hasn't slept in his crib since. He loves his big bed now, and especially the nice body pillow he gets to sleep on. And the best thing is...he's still taking naps! When he went into his little toddler bed a couple of months ago he just stopped taking naps so I'm very encouraged at how well this has gone. He's growing up so fast!

And as you can see, he likes to line his cars up at the end of the bed so that they can take a nap with him!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mommy and Kyle's Date!

The other day after I put Brooklyn down for a nap Kyle and I decided to have some serious fun! We made muffins together and Kyle helped with measuring every ingredient. He even cracked the eggs and spooned the batter into the baking pan. Needless to say, there was a huge mess to clean up, but it was SO much fun. And the muffins even turned out okay! After, Kyle said he wanted to dance. I borrowed a little "Kids Bop" CD from the library and Kyle LOVES one of the songs on it. We listened to it over and over and danced like crazy. Kyle kept saying, "Turn it up Mommy!" and "DANCE Mommy!" And each time the song was over he demanded I start it from the beginning. The video clip below is some of his dancing! We had such a great time together!!

Dancin' Fool

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Sunday, April 20, 2008


Okay, my sister tagged me and she will come all the way out here from New York and kill me if I don't respond. Here I go:

1. What is your favorite store?

I like Tai Pan Trading, Costco and Babies R Us.

2. What is your favorite treat?

Hmmm...Melissa gave me some truffles and I don't know what they are called, but they are chocolate and dusted with cocoa. Those are probably at the top of my list. I also love Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzards!! And, of course, ice cream and chocolate.

3. What is your favorite season?

Definitely Summer!!!

4. What are some of the places you have lived?

Sandy, Cedar City and South Jordan.

5. What is your favorite thing about your spouse?

He is so honest. He won't ever try and mislead you in any way, even with the minor details that don't really matter. He's not even a "white lie" kind-a-guy! I also love his funny side. Not many people have seen it, but he can way Hilarious!! And he's a CRAZY, HARD worker. He doesn't have a lazy bone in his body. I could go on and on and on about my man!!

I tag Jill and Mom and Dad! Josh - you better do it, too!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Like my new flip-flops?

Look at my pretty dress and shoes!

I LOVE fresh flowers!!!

Christian's work sent me this beautiful flower arrangement with the following note attached: "Just trying to make up for the long hours you spent without your husband during busy season." There is just something about having fresh flowers around. They are so colorful and beautiful and just make me smile! If I was made of money I would always have fresh flowers in my home!

Monday, April 7, 2008

The BIG Tag!!

I have been tagged on numerous occasions, but I have a hard time writing anything about myself because I worry nobody will want to read it. I'm really not that exciting! My children, however, have been tagged and I can say endless things about them so I will happily write facts about them! They were tagged by their cousin, Bailey. I think this "kid tagging" is so cute! We tag Jansen, Natalie, Wesley, Carter, Abby, Cambry, and Brinley.

The way this one works is you are supposed to write 8 facts about your child. Here we go!

Kyle Christian Nye
1. Kyle is 2 and 1/2 years old and definitely acts like it. He is very independent and has to do things in his own way on his own terms.
2. Kyle is seriously into every kind of sport - and he is very good at all of them. As soon as Christian gets home Kyle demands "sports time". Sometimes he even will make me change his clothes into something "sporty" when he hears Christian open the garage door.
3. He is the sweetest older brother. I've mentioned this before, but every day when we go to the gym he always makes sure Brookie is where she is supposed to be, and is being well taken care of.

4. Many know this - he is a water drinker!! He loves anything liquid. He is always thirsty and I never go ANYWHERE without a sippy cup. I try to keep his liquid intake under 40 oz. per day, as requested by the doctor.

5. He is just a funny boy! He is always trying to play tricks on us, and is always up to something humorous. His laugh is one of the most heart-warming noises in this world!

6. His favorite things to eat are Curry Chicken, Romen Noodles, Fruit and Fruit Snacks.

7. Kyle loves to have his picture taken and is constantly asking me to take his picture. He'll even pose with a baseball bat or something like that. Then he'll say (and don't tell Christian) CUTE!

8. This is one of my favorite things Kyle does: After I get him dressed every morning he waits for me to tell him how handsome he looks. He'll just stand there with this dignified look on his face, while he tries to not crack a smile. It's hard to explain, but it is the funniest thing and it makes me laugh every time!

Brooklyn May
1. Brookie is a very patient, mellow little girl. She puts up with a lot - especially with a 2 year old for a brother. I often have to remind myself that even though she isn't crying she still need attention. I feel like sometimes she gets the shaft with everything going on, so even though she doesn't demand it, I try to play with her lots!

2. Brooklyn has a very sensitive tummy. Many of you know of the "crank method" where I squeeze the gas out of her. She often has a tummy ache and now that I just started her on solid food she has been having major trouble digesting it. Poor girl!

3. She goes to bed at 8:00 pm and will eat again between 5 and 6 am. She then goes back to sleep for a couple of hours after that. Before her morning feeding I often have to go in and give her her Binki, but she'll go right back to sleep once she has her binki.

4. We had her 6 month check-up and she weighs 15 lbs. 10 oz. and is 25 inches tall. That is roughly the 50 percentile for weight and 40 percentile for height.

5. She is sitting up very well on her own and has been for about a month. She has rolled over only a couple of times, but is not into that. Kyle hardly ever rolled over either. My kids just aren't rolly-pollies!

6. Sometimes we call Brookie "Mrs. Grabby Hands" because she is constantly desperately grabbing at anything in reach.

7. She loves music and if she is ever having a hard time falling asleep we just turn some music on and that's the end of it!

8. My dad swears that Brooklyn is a miniature me and I LOVE that. He says that she smiles and acts exactly like I did when I was a baby!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My Precious Little Girl

About a month ago we got these adorable pictures taken of Brooklyn that I wanted to share. She will be 6 months old tomorrow and I can hardly believe it. She is growing so fast and is the sweetest little girl! Happy 6 month Birthday Brookie!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I leave you alone for 1 minute...

I went upstairs for just a minute during lunch so I could lay Brooklyn down for a nap. I came down stairs to this mess! There was yogurt everywhere. Am I the only one that feels like some days consist only of cleaning up mess after mess?

The video below is of Brooklyn making funny noises. I mainly put it on the blog for far away Grandma's and aunts who don't get to see her regularly. I thought they might enjoy seeing her on video. It's not the most exciting video, but I think the Grandma's and aunts will enjoy it!


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