Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Boston's 3 Year old Photo Shoot!

Ok, so how cute is my leetle sweet heart Boston Bear! He is the sweetest guy in the whole world just like his daddy. So funny and sweet and getting so smart! i know there are alot of pics but i can't leave any out, they might feel bad, and everyone has to see all the cute sides of boston! We did a photo shoot in old Town Sacramento and it was really fun! I love you bud!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Introducing Whimsy Place Blog!

Some creative friends and i have created a sort of catch all blog with the effort of beautify our lives, whether its design, photography or even furniture refinishing. It also will include fun giveaways from Faded Fringe Photography, Whimsyplace.com and our other sponsors. I hope you love it and it inspires you to beautify your life along with us! So check us out at Whimsy Place the blog!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Boston's 3rd birthday!

Boston's birthday was so fun and so often! haha! We started off with an awsome party with my family and my dad's extended family in Tahoe. We held this one at a bowling alley. I thought Boston would love to bowl for the first time. Well he liked bowling, but he loved the video games, that werent even on i might add. It was so neat to see all these people we hardly know come together and be so excited for this special day. They were all so loving and it really strengthened my testimony that family is eternal, even the very extended. We attempted to do a dinasour party here, so we have plastic dinasours on the cake. My parents were so generous and took boston on a birthday shopping spree at k mart , and basically bought out the car section of the store.

Boston's uncle Taylor just came home from his mission and we were so happy to have him there!

Its funny, I feel like all the pictures of her, she is sitting in the stroller, but she is pretty happy there!

 Me with my grandma Janet, aka G-mama J!

For 3rd birthday part 2, on his actuall birthday we went to the water park and got frozen yogurt!

And, for part 3 we threw the most fun dinasour party at promontory park, and so many wonderful friends came out to celebrate. It was so awsome to have all the families together playing and there was this big hill there were families were chasing eachother and rolling around in the grass. It was so fun! Jason helped out so much. He worked on the party bags and the banner, while i focused on the cake. Ok so i sort of decided that cake decorating is not my forte, and i am ok with that. At first i was stressed about it not turning out the way i wanted, but it tasted great and was massive, and i am not perfect. Oh, you didn't know! haha. 

So yeah we had a blast, and for Boston's birthday this year he gave us a gift...the gift of the urge to go.. haha potty trained Boston is so awsome! We are so proud of him and he has just matured so much in the past month. He is so sweet to story, and his vocabulary is getting so much larger. He also repeats me all the time which isn't always the best, especially when something surprised me and i say, "What the!" (don't worry i really don't finish it). BUt, now he says it all the time, and i only encourage it cause i can't stop laughing. Well, Happy Birthday Boston Bear!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Family, Fourth, Fun

The Fourth has always been so special to me i guess because i always had some special memmory with Boston and Jason. Boston's first fourth he was 2 weeks old and we were in Durango CO with my family and Boston slept through all the fireworks. The second year boston had just turned 1 and we spent it walking around the provo fair in matching shirts and finished off the night at stadium of fire. I just remember how amazing it was watching boston sit quitly in the baby bjorn, mezmorized by the fireworks. He just looked to big and i could feel Heavenly Fathers love for me getting to be with this perfect spirit. And, last year boston had just turned two. We were at Jason's parents house with Jenny's family, Kim and Liz and of course grandma and grandpa and we sat on the grass and set off fireworks. This time he loved watching them but felt they were too loud so he sat in my lap the whole time. I loved the snuggle time. This years Fourth was so fun, and different from other years...no family, but alot of friends near by and another special time with my little family!

We started it off at Sac State aquatic center on Saturday with some good friends from our ward. Boston and Addy had a blast as you'll see in the pictures. even though it was a rock and pebble rather than sandy beach they built mud castles and played in the water all day. Story was so content in the stroller for most the time and then hung out on the blanket for the rest of the time. This is typical Story, she is so happy and relaxed except for at this moment when i am trying to document these sweet memmories...come on Story! Jason and i have such wonderful friends so we were able to kayak while they kept an eye on the kiddos for us! I wish i had a picture of Jason doing a back flip off the rope swing but its probably good that i didn't have my camera out there because I capsized in my kayak. Yes that's right, in my competitive nature i was trying to beat jason in a kayak race and lost my balance. I actually think that exact thing happened last time we were kayaking together, haha!

That evening we went to the rodeo! yehaaa! it was awsome, except for the heat and the sun in our eyes and that we got seperated for 1 hour of it! but really i let my hair down and cheered for those bull restlers! so Boston was not happy and we ended up leaving before the fireworks, which is sort of normal unexpected, expected chaous when you have kids. So we took boston to the outlets to do a quarter ride and headed home to pick up story.
Monday we went back for some more kayaking with Amanda Tom and Liam Gibson. It was a blast. We then headed over to the clements for a fourth of july Bar B-Q with the Havicans, and finished off the night watching fireworks in the Coventry neighborhood with the Havicans.

I so appreciated all the wonderful friends that invited us out this year. It really helped to make it fun, although i must say i did really miss family. During fireworks i thought about how my family would always sing the Star Spangled Banner and my Dad would belt it off key! i totally missed that, but it was neat to spend it with my growing Family and make my first special occasion bow for Story. I made her fourth of july bow and man... i just love that little girl she is just so adorable and angelic looking and so funny and sweet! She even snuggled Boston during fireworks.

I can't wait for all the fourth of July's to come!

Monday, July 4, 2011

All about Boston

Boston is such a tender hearted sweet boy! lately i have found that harsh tones really affect him and we have really taken a different approach to teaching good behavior. He is so wonderfully smart. when he pronounces a word incorrectly i will correct him and he will keep saying it until he gets it right.

He loves to sit on the kitchen counter when we are cooking. here is a picture of him with the dirt we used to plant our sunflowers. he poured all of our spices into the bowl and mixed it up. (don't worry they were the ones that come with the spice rack, the ones you never use, haha).

he love, love, loves his sister story. i coud've said that 3 months ago, but it wouldn't have meant what it does now. He plays with her, helps her up when she face plants, wants her to take baths with him, and asks where she is when she is sleeping. He even goes in when she wakes up from a nap and will climb up on boxes to see her and entertain her until i can come in and get her. She equally loves her brother!

Boston loves to color. Every morning, the first thing he does when he gets up is say, "mommy come , its time to color". he is so imaginative, making up songs about whatever he sees in the room he is currently in. The other day it was nemo and cartweels. he makes me laugh every day and i love how we are starting to chat. I love how i always say, "are you sure", so now when he doesn't want to do something he says, "im not sure" its so cute. Oh man, this is a good one...the other night boston had been in his bed for about an hour, sleeping, or so we thought. Until, i coughed and from his room he said, "are you okay mommy". He is so sweet and caring that way. Its always been boston to be very good at salutations. since he was little he would mimmick us and say, "see ya, have a good day, have fun at workey", and he is equally polite. Lots of "oh thank you mom" and his pleases are pretty good but we are still working on that one.

When it comes to church boston is the closest thing to heaven in our house, well, him, and story and jason, and don't forget fanny, haha, but really he is always wanting to sing, child of god or i love to see the temple. His prayers are very long filled with all the things he sees, no really everything, the light, the table, and when the animal screensaver comes on the tv its all the inhabitants of the jungle one at a time. But, he also always thanks Heavenly father for rascal, for mommy and daddy, for story, for his cousin jacky and for kachow ( lightning mcqueen from the movie cars). Oh and he always remember grandma and grandpa and jesus christ ( he always say the full name its so sweet).

We love you Boston and are so grateful to have you in our family!