Monday, November 15, 2010

Family Pictures 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Stockton's Family Birthday Party

Here are some more pictures from Stockton's family party last night. We had lots of family attend which we are so LUCKY to have such a great family. Uncle Gary, Shane, and Monae were up from Last Vegas it was so fun to be able to see them. Tisha also made Stockton a wolf cake for today after making all of the cupcakes for his friends party. Stockton wanted a wolf howling at a moon for his cake as well so Tisha made his wish come true. Thanks a million Tisha it turned out AMAZING. Stockton got a remote control plane, cross stitch, legos, signed football by Bronco Mendenhall, and money he is one spoiled boy. He is growing up so fast I can't believe how fast time goes by. It really does seem like just yesterday when he was born. He was the most beautiful baby and so sweet as a toddler and just as sweet as he is getting older. I wanted to write him a little letter for his birthday.


You are such a sweetie. You are always thinking of others and nothing is more important to you than your family and friends. You are so protective of those who mean the most to you which reminds me of your dad you're so much like him and that's why I love you so much. I am so grateful that you have so many of his qualities. You're always so good to your sisters and they love you so much. I wish that you would stop growing up so fast you have such a fun little spirit and everyone loves to be around you.

Love you tons,


Friday, November 5, 2010

Photo Shoot

Addie was asked to be in a photo shoot with a great photographer that I believe is from California this past summer. He sales his prints to companies for their advertising. He did a great job here is a few pictures from the shoot. I just love the one of them laughing it just shows how innocent and precious they really are. They had such a fun time and we were so lucky to be asked to have Addie in them. What a fun opportunity for her. The shoot took over 3 hours but the girls didn't mind it was just a bonus for them to be able to be together longer because for some reason 13 hours a week at dance is just not enough I guess?

Stockton's 10th Birthday Party

One party down 3 to go! Stockton had his friend birthday party tonight. We went to Jack and Jill for bowling, laser tag, and arcade games. Afterwards we came home for pizza and the CUTEST CUPCAKES EVER made by my bestest friend Tisha. Stockton told Tisha that he wanted a wolf howling to a moon for his cake so Tisha made these little cupckaes howling to a moon in a tree. SOOOO Creative I wished I had just half of her creativity. The boys had a sleepover where they played "The Madden Bowl" Aaron made up brackets on a poster board. There was a cash prize for the winner so this was a very serious and competitive event. Stockton ended up wining the WHOLE tournament. Aaron had to wake up at 7 a.m. the next morning for a fire training and when he came up to get dressed (he slept all night on the couch) he said last night was PURE he!*the boys stayed up ALL night. They tried sneaking out at about 4 a.m. luckly Aaron woke up and told them they better not sneak out and reminded them that we have an alarm system that will go off (this thing is going to be a life saver in a few more years. However, I guess we are already there) The next morning they all woke up at about 9 a.m. (these kids NEVER sleep) and not one of them wanted to go home so I let them play a game of football outside and then took them all home. Stockton had a great birthday with all of his best buddies.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Addie's Surprise Party

I am preparing for Addie's surprise Birthday party at R/M Stables. We are so excited we will be doing horseback riding and face painting and then a sleepover where we will be doing glitter toes and facials. It's a SURPRISE so mums the word. Pictures to follow.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


We finally were able to get our family pictures done. Shannon was so patient with me trying to find a time that worked with both of our schedules only took about 3 weeks and about 4 last minute cancellation so I owe Shannon BIG time. The day turned out to be beautiful. However, towards the end of the shoot it started to get a little cold for Paisley and Brightyn poor little Paisley nose ran the entire time or she was spitting up I bet we wiped her mouth and nose over 30 times. But they turned out darling. So excited to make our Christmas cards this year. At the end of the shoot we had 2 horses and a lama come up to us. As we were leaving I look back to make sure that the kids weren't being attacked and Addie is petting one of the horses so Shannon started snapping away which is absolutely PERFECT for Addie she is going to LOVE these pictures. May even have to blow it up and put it in her room (she just loves horses she asks me a couple times a week if we can buy her one and when I ask her where we would keep it she says in the backyard with Mick.) This girl is meant to live on a farm and she is so NOT even close to the farm life. I think we need to start spending a lot more time at Uncle Ron's.
I HAD to have a couch for this years pictures and I am so glad that I did. I love how this turned out. You should have seen the look on Aaron's face when I told him that we would be using a couch this year. He looked at me as if I had now really lost my mind.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I am currently planning SEVERAL birthday parties and even though it is taking up most of my time in the early morning hours (12-3 am) I am having a blast doing it.

The first one that I am planning is Stockton's birthday on Nov. 10th and he is wanting to do laser tagging AGAIN this year for his party with a sleepover afterwards. I am trying to be creative with another laser tag party but I am stuggling. However, I did find some great invitations online but after showing them to Stockton he said " Mom, I like them but the laser guys on the front look "funny" I said what do you mean "funny" and he said "like YOUNG" Okay after he said that I could see what he meant I forget that my little guy is turning "10" Crazy! So now I am back to square one trying to find unique invites. However, I did line up his cake with the greatest cake decorator around " I'll post pictures." Very excited to have at least that lined up. I am excited to get everything ready for my little (BIG) man's party.

Addie's I am soooo excited about because it's a surprise party for her. She decided last year that she wanted to have a summer party instead of another indoor November birthday and it was very convienent for her to make that choice because we were in Disney World on her birthday . So we ended up doing a summer birthday party in June and now she wants to have one on her birthday (5 months later) I thought I don't want to invite the same kids to her party after just having one!!!! So I decided that I will throw her a surprise party with mostly family and 3 of her bestest friends (then I can call and explain why they are being invited to ANOTHER party for Addie.) I don't want to post what I am planning for her just incase it gets out but I can't wait she is going to be THRILLED!!!!!!

I am also planning Chelsea's party another one that I am so excited about.

And then Aaron's which is........

Brightyn's is coming up in January everything she wants is of course as GIRLY as I can make it. Found the cutest INVITES for hers as well.

I love this time of year EVERYONE I love is having birthdays.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Poor Paisley

Poor Paisley has been so sick with her acid reflex this week. She throws up several times a day and wants to be held ALL the time I can't lay her down not even for a minute. She is currently of a medication to help but it is not doing the trick as of yet I heard that it takes time to kick in so I am hoping that any day now she will start feeling better. It is so hard as a parent to watch your kids in pain and especially a little one that can't tell you what is wrong or what might make her more comfortable. But I am grateful for mother intuition because I started her on rice cereal with peaches in it to help the taste and her medication on the same day and she had a very bad reaction and just screamed for 2 nights I wasn't sure what was causing her to be in this much pain so I thought that it was going to take a few days to figure out what exactly it was and I just had a feeling it was the peaches that was causing her reflex to be worse and sure enough it was so I am so happy that she is not in as much pain as she was but she is still so miserable. A good friend of the family that is a nurse in the NICU gave me some great tips that might help so I ran right to the store and am starting them first thing in the morning and I am praying that they will help her.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Baby is 4 Months Old!!!!!

Paisley weighed 13 lbs at her 4 month check up which put her in the 17th percentile, 21 percentile in height and 52 in head and if there was a measurement for her cheeks I am certain that she would be off the charts. She is in the best stage right now.

She is so close to laughing. She will give that little coo sound.

She is loving this little baby of Brightyn's that makes coo and laughing sounds she will just sit and stare and smile at it for hours it has been a life saver while we are in the car because she HATES her car seat.

She is spoiled rotten. She is now at the age where she will watch you walk away after i have laid her down I will see her little eyes follow me as I walk out of the room and then within seconds she will usually start crying.

She is a smart little thing in the middle of the night when me or Aaron will go into get her she will instantly stop crying as soon as she hears our footsteps walking into her room.

When she doesn't want to look at someone who is talking to her she will just keep turning her head right to left in the opposite direction. It is so funny to watch. Poor Brightyn gets it the most

She loves blowing bubbles at you.

Spits up A LOT. (Not so fun) Go through 2-4 outfits a day---- Definitely didn't need anymore laundry

Started feeding her rice cereal and she gives me the "this is disgusting face" and spits it all out at me.

I love kissing and blowing in her neck. This is my prediction of her first laugh.

I love watching her sit in her bumbo on the kitchen table watching Brightyn color. Priceless moment.

I could hold her all day everyday. I just cant get enough of this sweet little thing. I am so BLESSED I have the greatest kids in the world. I just want to freeze time so that they stop growing I always tell them that we are going to stop having birthdays so they can stay my babies and I usually get this response. "yeah right mom." Oh how I wish time would just stop going by so quickly.

My sweet Paisley Bostyn,

You are the sweetest thing we could ever have asked for. Your bother and sisters just can't get enough of you they get so excited to get home from school just to see you. There is not a thing in this world that would ever get me excited to get up in the middle of the night every night but every time I hear you in your crib usually talking and cooing I jump right up and can't wait to see you and cuddle with you in my bed. I am so excited to see you grow and interact with Stockton. Addie, and Brightyn they just cherish you. You dad also just can't get enough of you. He loves playing with you and TEASING you (yes, already) by blowing at your neck and giving you the cold chills every time. I am so so very grateful that you get to come to work with me everyday so that I never have to leave you. You are so beautiful and just as sweet as they come I can't wait for so many things for you but as for now I want you to just stay little forever. I love you very much and so does your sisters, dad,and big brother.

Love, Mommy