Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I just had to post a picture of the cute lists that Jaxson made for me today. He decorated this christmas card with stickers and wrote his christmas list on it. He wrote the words all by himself just by sounding them out. I am probably just a way proud mom, but this seems pretty smart for a preschooler. obviously it is not perfect but the list says: goblin (green goblin), pokemon, transformers, and hot wheel. The second list is my grocery list he made for me. It say milk, bread, and sled. He just amazes me everyday how smart he is getting.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gingerbread House Party

Jeremy's sister and her family is home for Christmas and we are so excited! We all got together at Grandpa's last night to make gingerbread houses and have a party!

This is Alex sneaking candy. He could care less about making a house, he just wanted candy! I cannot control this kid around candy and it is the worst at grandpa's house!

ME and my BOYS making a house.

The finished product! Beautiful if I do say so myself.

Aunt Jana reading a christmas book to Miley, Alex, Hannah, and JoAnna

I was looking for Alex and I found him, Hannah, and JoAnna in Grandpas room with his stereo blaring christmas music dancing on his bed. It was really cute.

Alex sitting by his cousing Ashlynn.

Alex and Miley decided it would be fun to hide inside the cabinet and Grady is about ready to get in on the action!

Jeremy laid down on the couch and was immediately attacked by the big kids! Jeremy's Nieces and nephews just love him and have always loved to attack him!
Britton got to come play at our house for most the day yesterday and Jaxson and Alex had a blast playing with him.
This is Britton and Jaxson being silly after playing "fight night". Jeremy has "fight night" when he goes to a friends house to watch the UFC fights, so now Jaxson calls it playing "fight night" when they pretend like they are beating each other up. They both had to change their clothes into "fight night" clothes and they had alot of fun, but I had to break it up after a few minutes or it was going to turn into a real fight!

Nelson has discovered this "motorcycle" as Alex calls it. It is Alex's favorite bike in the whole world and now Nelson is big enough to ride it around and he loves it! It has made for world war 3 in our house! Jeremy was taking pictures of Nelson on it and Nelson started doing silly faces that he has been doing alot lately. He is so funny!

Alex, Britton, and Jaxson had a blast playing in the snow together.
Future Utah Jazz Players!
Alex and Nelson were playing basketball together the other day and Alex had his headband and writbands on so I dressed him in the rest of his Jazz basketball clothes and put this cute little John Stockton jersey on Nelson that aunt Jana gave him. Thanks aunt Jana, I love it! Aren't they the cutest little basketball players ever!
I just thought this was a really cute picture of Alex. He is at such a fun age and also at a very frustrated age because he is starting to talk really good, but I don't always understand him very well. I have been saying to him alot lately "I don't understand" and he gets really mad and says "NO! NOT STAND!"

Friday, December 12, 2008

FHE Dancin'

For Family Home Evening this week we went to a local barn for some country dancin'. To get into the Christmas spirit we all dressed up as elves. We made up a dance as a family, and I must say, we stole the show, we were so awesome! We had it videotaped and I dowloaded it in the post below. Hope you enjoy!

Our Family Elf Dance

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Monday, December 8, 2008

Just a couple of pics.

Cute random pic of my boys all trying to fit in a laundry basket together.

Nelson caught sneaking a Reeses peanut butter cup he found.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I fed Nelson Ravioli and Jello salad the other day and I guess he decided it was his new favorite food! I have never seen a kid more happy or more messy! (I guess I didn't feed it to him. I obviously just let him have at it!) These are my sweet little monsters that wake up at 5:30 every morning! This is a bit to early for Jaxson, but Alex wakes him up. So Jaxson wanted to lay on the couch and of course Alex had to copy him. I thought they looked really cute!
Nelson started crying so I ran to see what was wrong and he had got him self stuck inside the cabinet. I started laughing really hard so then he thought it was really funny too.

The other morning Alex woke up with a huge craving for Mac N' Cheese and he was going to throw a huge fit until I made him mac n' cheese for breakast so I decided to pick my battles and this was not one of them so the kids got mac n' cheese for breakfast and as you can see they were all pretty happy about it.

Look who's Clapping and Walking! I have seriously been trying to get this kid to clap for forever! Then one day I got him out of the bathtub and layed him on the floor and he just started clapping and laughing! It was so cute! And he is finally getting brave enough to walk. He has gotten even better since I took this video. He will all of the sudden just stand up and start walking. Six steps is about his all time high right now, but he gets better everyday.( by the way, I have since retired the obvioulsy too small p.j. top he is wearing in the video. I was a little embarrased that he was wearing too small of clothes, but oh well, I think his fat little belly is so cute!) He has also turned into a little chatter box. He has always been so quiet and all of the sudden he is constantly and loudly doing his little baby talk. Mostly it is on his play cell phone. He loves to talk on the phone!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I was helping Jaxson play some games on the computer yesterday and Alex and Nelson were playing so good together in the kitchen and then I realized they were playing a little too good together so I decided to check on them. Alex had got out a box of baby rice cereal which was full and dumped it out all over the kitchen floor and they were both sitting in the middle of it laughing and playing. It was kinda funny because I wasn't going to use the cereal anyway, Nelson hates it, and it kept them busy and happy for quite a while. So, like the nice(lazy) mother I am, I let them play in it for another couple of minutes! :0)

This is a picture of my cute boys in the tub right after I buzzed Alex's and Jaxon's heads. I really like Jaxson's hair like this, but I almost cried when I cut all of Alex's off. For some reason I have a weird emotional bond to Alex's hair. I just think its so cute! I guess it will grow back, right?

P.s. This post seems a little boring, but I have decided that this blog is like my scrapbook and journal so I want to be sure to record even the cute little details of life, so I hope I don't start boring ya too bad!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Spiderman, Lil' Devil, and Batman
Alex almost wasn't anything for Halloween this year because he refused to put on a costume. I finally convinced him to put on the Batman costume by telling him he can beat up spiderman all he wants when he's batman and batman wins everytime because he's stronger!

This picture shows perfectly exactly how Nelson felt all night :(
Every year we all get together with Jeremy's family before Trick or Treating for soup and pictures. Of course, it's not the same without the Phippens! We missed you guys! Thanks Terry for the delicious soup and rolls!


Me and my sweet little angel....oh i mean lil' devil

I had plans this halloween to do fun activities with the kids all day, but then like usual the day was crazy and I ended up taking Nelson to the doctor(The doctor said it is just the stomach flu, but his body is having a hard time getting rid of it since its been a week now! So he gave him some medicine that should help. He threw up again saturday night, but hopefully that will be the last of it and he will finally get better. The poor kid is seriously so miserable!). So once again things didn't exactly turn out how I had planned, but that night after we visited both families Jeremy put Alex and Nelson to bed and I took Jaxson around the neighborhood Trick or Treating. It was really fun to be able to spend some one on one time with Jaxson.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What we have been doing lately..........

Playing Soccor........
Jaxson just finished Fall Soccor. He was big enough to move up to the older team this year and it gave him a little more competition. He Loves soccor and he is really good at it too.

Playing in the leaves...............
Jaxson loved it, but Alex was too scared as usual, and poor little Nelson was too sick to care.

Eating disgusting food.............
I have been really excited to do some fun halloween things with my kids this year, but for the last 2 weeks someone has always been sick so we never even carved pumpkins or anything so finally tonight for dinner I made worms with brains covered in guts (spagetti and meatballs) and the kids thought it was the coolest thing ever! Nelson has been sick on and off all week, but he hadn't thrown up for a full day and was eating and drinking like normal so I let him eat some spagetti ( I thought that was a cute pic of him all covered in spagetti), but I guess the poor kid just couldn't handle it, he ended up throwing up again tonight. It made me feel like a pretty bad mom for feeding him spagetti!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

GhOuLs NiGhT OuT

My sis-in-law Trisha had a Halloween Party Saturday Night just for the girls. It was so fun. Everybody's costumes were so cute and we had so much yummy food that I got sick to my stomach. After the party a few of us crazy ones went to Applebees in our costumes, but it was too busy so we ended up at Wingers. We got some pretty crazy looks from people. But it was so fun to just be wild and crazy with no kids! This is me with my sis-in-laws, Wendy(tired nursing mother), Me(witch), Raelyn(vampire Bella), Jana(Devil), Trisha(punk rock fairy)
Me and Trisha - Aren't we cute!

I'm thinkin' I look more like a vampire than a witch, Next party I'll have to add some vamp teeth.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I thought I would do an update on all the kids. This pic is from Jaxsons first day of pre-school. Isn't he handsome?! He is loving school and learning so much. He now writes his name like a pro. Jaxson is such a passionate kid. When he decides he is interested in something, he is full time interested! This summer it was bugs, as soon as it turned fall his new passion was leaves. I gave him an old photo album and he spent all his time collecting leaves and arranging them in his album, he has since decided he wants to collect stamps and wrappers. He comes up with all these ideas on his own. He is also going through a coloring phase. He would sit at the table and color all day. He loves to watch that Planet Earth show and he decided he wanted a list of all the cool animals he sees on the show so we draw a little pic and write the name of it and now he has a whole notebook of animals. He was in high heaven last night when we found a planet earth coloring book! Jaxson is such a sweet kid and is so good to his little brothers. He helps me out so much, sometimes I worry I put too much pressure on him to help with his brothers, but he is always so willing. I bought a parenting book last night and this morning Jaxson asked what the book was about and I told him it teaches me how to be a good mommy. He said "but mom you already are a good mommy even without the book!" I love that kid!

Alex is at such a fun age. He is constantly making me laugh (or cry depending on the mood he's in!). He used to wake up really grouchy in the morning, now he wakes up all silly and hyper(at 5:30 in the morning, I might add!). Although, he does need a bowl of cereal immediatly or it can turn to grouchy real fast! He is definately a moody 2 year old! He doesn't really have temper tantrums like Jaxson did. He just cries...and cries..... and cries. He is just a sensitive little boy. His new thing is everytime he gets in trouble he comes to me with his little puppy dog eyes and says " Be nice to Alex mom!" or "Say sorry to Alex mom!" He is really good to his little brother and absolutely adores his older brother. He copies everthing Jaxson does and says. He has started to be very independent. whenever he spills something he insists on cleaning it up, he insists on throwing his own diapers in the garbage,(I know, that should mean he would be old enough to be potty trained, been there done that, very traumatizing for the both of us!), basically he insists on almost everything being done in a very specific way or it could set off the tears! I guess that is life with a 2 year old! Besides all the terrible twos, he is such a great kid with such a cute personality!

Nelson is developing such a cute personality. He loves to explore and play with toys. He can't get enough of his brothers. He absolutely loves them. I am still his favorite person in the world, but he is starting to venture a little! There have actually been times he wanted Jeremy instead of me! (he really just likes to play with jeremys phone, but i pretend its just that he wants Jeremy to make him feel good!) He just had a dr.'s appt. and he weighs 22 lbs! That seems so big to me. The percentiles showed basically that he is short, fat, and has a huge head! Thats ok, I'm sure he'll grow out of it! He isn't walking yet, because he is a little scaredy cat, but he gets around plenty fast anyway. He has mastered the stairs and crawls up and down them all day long and laughs at his new skill. He is basically a happy kid, but he hates to sleep so he gets tired and then fights it like crazy so it seems like my whole day is spent trying to get him to take a nap. Once I finally get him to bed at night he sleeps great all cuddled up next to me all night long! SPOILED! He is growing up so fast it makes me sad! When I think about how I am responsible for these boys whole lives and for the kind of men they will become it is a really overwhelming feeling. I just hope I have what it takes! I sure am blessed though to have such great kids and a great husband.

Monday, October 13, 2008

First snowman of the year!

This is Jaxsons cool snowman he made today. He was very proud of himself. And as for the outfit Jaxson is wearing, he dressed himself.

Fall walk at Cherry Springs

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

He got this ballpit from his grandpa Terry and he loves it!
When I gave him his birthday cake he looked at me like "Seriously, your just going to let me eat this?" He was so excited and every bite he took he just giggled. It was seriously the cutest thing ever.

This is the toy Jeremy and I gave him. He didn't care about any other presents he just wanted to play with this.

These are best buds, Grady, Stetson, and Nelson