Friday, June 26, 2015


It finally started warming up towards the end of May (except for a super warm week or two in April), and we were ready for summer. Owen still loves all kinds of machines and big trucks, and he knows all the different names of them. Don’t call them all tractors or he will correct you. My mom bought him this loader shirt and he was stoked that it matched his little toy loader.IMG_5201IMG_5220

Mother’s Day was great and Dan bought me 6 pounds of cherry jelly bellys! I have really been craving them (even though I always love them). I was pretty shocked, but Owen and I managed to pound them all over the next few weeks!


We spent a lot of time playing at the museum, the farm, and the aquarium with friends before it got super warm. Owen absolutely loves riding the horses, so we just go to the farm and ride them and ride the wagon, then go over to the children’s museum. He and Myka were dancing in the dress up clothes and cracking us up.


These two cousins are pretty cute. We play with them a lot and we have a little group of us that play a lot together. Weston is about 5 months younger than Owen and they just have a blast together. They get a little crazy when toys or trucks are around, but if we keep the toys away, they are super cute and fun together.


We had a Memorial Day BBQ at Danny’s aunt’s house in South Jordan and Great Grandpa Goates pushed Owen for quite a while!


My mom and sister and I had a girls weekend in St. George and it was a blast. I left Owen home and it was nice to just relax with my mom and sis. We ate a lot, saw a movie, and went to the temple together.IMG_5297

Our neighbor finally got the retaining wall done (after some drama…ugh) so we could bring in gravel and finish the playground area. Dan’s parents and our awesome neighbor helped haul gravel to the backyard and I raked it and we got it almost completely done in an evening! It looks awesome and Owen loves his “park” and the neighbor kids spend a lot of time back there too. The gravel has been great so far and really fun for Owen to dig and play in.


One of our first splash pad days with Owen’s girlfriends. Elsie and Kameron are cuties and we have fun playing with them a lot.


We took flowers to my dad’s grave for Memorial Day and I brought the Grandpa Mike book I made Owen a while ago with pictures of my dad. I didn’t realize Dan took this picture, but I kind of love it. Owen knows exactly who Grandpa Mike is and we talk about him a lot. I hope he always knows about him too!


I love this cutie pie and I love all the fun things we get to do together during the day. I don’t have many pictures of Dan this month, but that’s probably because we just play when dad gets home and I don’t worry about pictures as much! But Dan gets home around 4:30 most days and it’s awesome! Owen can’t wait and everything is just more fun when dad gets home!

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Ahh I’m getting behind and I can’t let that happen. Here are some things we did in April!


We drove to visit family in California with my mom. These two snoozed and played in the backseat and Owen barfed a few times, but luckily Dan was there to catch it. Sweet.


Owen LOVED my aunt and uncle's house (it is pretty awesome, we feel like we get so spoiled when we go). He loved Keith and Karen, and their dog Indy a lot. Unfortunately, he and I got the sickies and were both sick most of the short trip!


It was kind of the worst because we didn’t get to see my cousin and her new baby and Owen was banished to the bedroom, then when he was feeling better, I got sick. It was no good. Luckily we were both mostly better for an Easter egg hunt and dinner that night before we had to leave the next morning.


The construction next door kept Owen’s interest with tons of machines and various trucks coming and going all the time. It was very entertaining and I found him peeking out of his blinds numerous times to check out the excitement.



This little stud muffin looked adorable in his Easter outfit. He is the cutest.


We got a random big snowstorm in mid-April (not too surprising) and we had to go play! Owen loved it and doesn’t ever get cold, even with his gloves off.


It warmed right back up again and we went to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple to check out the flowers one morning. He loved the fountains and it was nice to go see the beautiful temple with my cute boy.IMG_5175IMG_5184

We played with friends a lot and went to the Tulip Festival as well.


I forgot to lock Owen’s door before bed and he when he woke up, he just walked into my room looking like this! I about died laughing and it took him a second before he realized he wasn’t in trouble. He never gets out of bed and never tries getting out of his room, so it was just really funny that the one time he tried, the door wasn’t even locked.


We got a sweet play set for Owen and it arrived earlier that we thought, so Dan and I got it all set up in the middle of the backyard until we were ready to move it. Owen was so happy to have a “park” at his house, and the bucket swing was (and still is) his absolute favorite thing. He is in heaven and wants to be pushed as much as possible. Luckily dad is pretty awesome and will push him forever (mom is done after 10 mins…) April was a good one!

Friday, April 17, 2015


March started out with a snowstorm! It was kind of weird since we have had almost no snow, but we didn’t mind too much, and Owen loved playing in it! He “helped” me shovel the walks too.IMG_4925IMG_4922

There is an empty lot next to our house and they started building a house there! Owen has been in absolute heaven watching all the big equipment come and go. And I’ve been amazed at how fast the house is going up. It’s fun to watch and it will be nice to get new neighbors (with a little boy!) and be done with  the noise!IMG_4931IMG_4971

We regularly go outside and check out what they are doing and some of the workers have been so nice to let Owen sit on the equipment. He is basically in shock and doesn’t act that happy while he’s on it, but afterwards he doesn’t stop talking about it and asking to do it again.


I adore this picture of him with his legs crossed just watching the loader digging. And he knows all the names of all types of big equipment-backhoe, loader, excavator, cement truck, skid steer, etc. If you say it wrong, he will correct you!IMG_4988IMG_4957

My matching superman boys having a yummy dinner at Hires! Owen can pound an entire grilled cheese and several fries. He already eats like an adult man. I’m a little scared for our future grocery bills with these two!IMG_4986

We went to the “fishy store” (Scheels) with Steph and my mom and he loved riding the Ferris Wheel.IMG_4974

We also had dinner at Olive Garden with the fam for Steph’s bday. Owen is absolutely obsessed with Uncle Andrew and they are so super cute together.IMG_4984

Potty training continues and it’s not perfect, but it’s definitely on the right track. Grammy bought him this huge tractor and wagon for going #2 in the potty. It goes to time out when he has an accident and we still struggle with it, but it’s getting better!IMG_4951

At the end of the month, we went to Peterson Farm for an Easter egg hunt and breakfast. The lines were ridiculous and they were way understaffed but we still love the farm. IMG_5013

Owen got the hang of getting the eggs but he mostly just loved riding in the wagon while the tractor pulled us around!IMG_5010IMG_5011


Our poor yard is just a mess right now, but it’s getting better! We love this house but the yard was in terrible shape and we (Dan) have already done tons of work to it, but Dan finally had to cut out TONS of crabgrass and we started filling in the holes with sod. It is a crappy job, but we had to do it. Hopefully we put in a lot of work this summer and fall and then things will be a lot better and less work for next year! Fingers crossed…

Monday, March 30, 2015




Since winter was basically nonexistent this year, we were able to go to the “horsie farm” at Thanksgiving Point and ride the horses. Owen was in heaven and we have since gone back a lot just for the horsie ride.IMG_4827

We also played at the park and went to Airborne Trampoline Park with some friends. It was super fun and a great deal if you go on Tuesday afternoons!


Driving cars/tractors/vehicles is pretty much all we do around here and Owen loves it. Dumping dirt and scooping it up again was enough to keep  him busy for quite a while!


Before bed one night, Owen put his blanket on his head and ran full speed into the wall! It was way sad and a little scary because this massive goose egg formed literally 10 seconds later. It was huge, but he was fine and it was gone in a few days!



The matching superman shirts are awesome. Owen loves having the same shirt as Dan and makes him put it on as much as possible. I caught these cute boys just chillin in the same pose watching TV together! They are the cutest!


We were able to do an adults only dinner with the Hill family at Buca di Bepo to celebrate Christmas. It was really nice to get together without kids and we have a lot of fun.


We started potty training at the end of February and I was pretty terrified. But I wanted to get it done before summer and I wanted to give it a really good effort to see if he could do it. He is a little young, but 6 weeks later, I can say we are good! There were a few days where I wanted to die and give up, and I almost did, but we pushed through and things are pretty good now. I know it is a process, but we have very few accidents these days and I’m so excited about it! Plus, little chubby legs in undies is the cutest thing ever!IMG_4904