Monday, March 28, 2011


We have been looking for a kitchen table for quite some time. (A REAL kitchen table, not just the portable folding table with non-matching chairs that we'd been using for awhile now). I had a picture in my head of exactly what I wanted, but did not want to pay the expensive price tag for it. I'd had almost given up on finding a used one on Craigslist when what do you know, this past weekend I found exactly what I had been looking for and at an amazing price! It pays to be patient and search Craigslist once a day! It's a really nice wood in a black distressed finish. Slowly but surely, our house is becoming a home.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ruby is 9 Months

Ruby girl is 9 months old already! She turned 9 months on the 18th, but had her 9-month check-up at the pediatrician today. She used to be at the top percentiles for weight and height, but is currently at 55% for weight (19.3 pounds) and 80% for height (28.5 inches).

Ruby is just a doll and is go, go, go these days! She pulls herself up on everything and smiles and looks around once she is up as to say hey guys, look what I just did! Her hair is getting longer every day. You can't see it in the pictures below, but in the back she is getting thick curls which are SO cute. I'm sure they will disappear since my hair is stick straight, but it's fun for now. She is a great eater and in fact today at the pediatrician, I was told I can start giving her table foods like cheese, yogurt, spaghetti, etc. I think I'll try to start her on some new foods this week and I'm sure she will just love it. She is still a great sleeper and just like Rocklin when he was a baby, follows her daily schedule to a T. I have a feeling she is going to be walking soon which I can hardly believe.

I couldn't decide which picture was cuter, so I thought I'd just share both. :)


This past weekend we decided to go on a family camping trip with Adam's sister Katie and her family and his sister Karie and her daughter Alexis. Although I'm a "non-camper" myself, it was fun to go and spend time together and enjoy each others company. Rocklin just adores his cousins and he had a blast. Not to mention, he could play in the dirt and rocks all day long which was like a dream come true for him!

I wanted to get a lot of pictures from our trip, but only got a handful and most of them are of Rocklin. This one happens to be my favorite picture of the entire trip. Rocklin was SO tired (we didn't get much sleep...the kids were freezing during the night and kept waking up). Sitting around the campfire on the second night, Rocklin fell asleep sitting up in his camp chair with his legs crossed and his choo-choo's in hand. It was so precious!

This was an old Indian cave with artifacts and such that you could hike up to. Adam took Rocklin up and they said it was really neat. Check out the cactus - they were everywhere on the mountains. Adam said that while there, he learned that it takes 100 years for the cactus to grow up like that with the arms sprouting out.
Cousins! Luke, Rocklin and Garrett. Rocklin LOVES hanging out with these boys.

We camped at Roosevelt Lake - here is a view...quite pretty!

Rocklin posing on the hike.
More cousins...Alexis, Rylee and Aydin.
Cousin Luke chillin by the campfire.
Adam cooking up some delicious dutch oven food!
Rocklin playing in the dirt (what he spent about 75% of his time doing).
Ruby in her car seat on the way up to Roosevelt Lake. She was such an angel baby the entire camping trip! We brought her portable crib and she just enjoyed playing in it outside! The only bad part with her was when she was trying to sleep. We finally just put her in a sleeping bag at night next to me and she slept like a champ once she was all snugly and warm.

To be honest, I'm not sure I'll be up for camping again anytime soon, but it was fun to spend time with everyone without the interruptions of the TV, computer, etc. I have a great in-law family and had a good time making memories with everyone.


We started Rocklin in Soccer this month. So far, he's only had one practice. It is so cute to see a bunch of 3 year olds running around on a field attempting to kick a soccer ball! I can't wait until his first game; should be a fun time!

Before his first practice, Rocklin was so excited to play! He had his cleats, shin guards and new soccer shorts on. Once we got to the practice field, it was another story. It took about 10 minutes for him to warm up enough to even get out of the stroller, and then Adam had to carry him and kick the ball a bit before he was OK to get down and try it himself. Kids are so funny.
Posing with his ball. He really did have a fun time, despite the scowl on his face!
We think he may be better fit for Football, seeing as he wanted to carry the Soccer ball most of the time instead of keeping it on the field.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ruby is 8 months

Ruby is actually 8.5 months now, but with the crazy month we've had, I'm lucky to at least get an 8-month shot up.

Ruby is such a busy little lady these days! She is a master crawler now, and has just started standing up while holding on to the couch, my legs, etc. It's cute because she is SO proud of herself once she stands up...she looks around and smiles to kind of say, see what I did everyone?! She has two teeth that just sprouted up within the last month - it's her front two bottom teeth. She hasn't tried biting yet, knock on wood. She is still fascinated with her brother Rocklin, and follows him around the house terrorizing him in attempts to slobber on all his toys. He, however, is not a fan. ha! Overall, she is just as cute and cuddly as ever and we're so glad she's ours! :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Blog

I miss blogging. I really do! We have had so much going on around here lately that blogging has taken a backseat to the craziness that we call life. Luckily for us, both kids are better now from the RSV. Phew....that was a LONG week and a half! Both Rocklin and Ruby are back to their playful little personalities. Ruby is such a spit-fire these days! She has such sass and is so playful. She is already over 8 months old (her 8-month pic coming soon). Hard to believe my little Miss with be ONE in just a few short months!! Rocklin is still in love with everything "choo-choo." We're hoping to take him to a Thomas the Train event here in AZ next weekend, so I will be sure to post about that if we do in fact end up going.

Things are going well with our business; Adam is staying busy with work projects and enjoying working for himself. He's also back to training for an upcoming triathlon. It's amazing to see how happy he is when he is in the midst of training - he really enjoys the biking, running and swimming. If I had to guess, I'd probably say the biking is his favorite. I told him the other day how he makes riding long distances seem like a piece of cake. He assured me that it is hard work, but that he loves doing it. I've been busy with a little side venture of my own, and I can assure you it has nothing to do with triathlons, which I'm in the process of getting up and running. I'll post more about that later.

In other news, I'm going in for surgery tomorrow morning. I'm having my gallbladder removed. It is such a blessing to have my parents in Arizona now; they are taking the kids for the night since my surgery is scheduled for first thing in the morning. I think we'll sneak in a movie tonight since we'll be "kid-less" for the first time in ages! I pre-warned Adam that he is not allowed to ask any incriminating questions or take any photos of me coming out of anesthesia! I've only had one surgery in my life (sinus surgery) where they put me completely out and I do not recall it being a pleasant experience. But regardless, I'm praying (and hoping) that all goes well and that I will be back to normal in no time flat.

That's about it for now from us. Just an update on life. I realize posts without pictures are so next post will have pictures for sure!