Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Luke's Blessing

We blessed Luke this last Sunday because of conference next week. It was a very sweet blessing and he looked adorable in his outfit! We love you all, and we're sorry you had to miss it! Here are some pics of the big day!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

The coolest idea

So one of my really good friends is a genius. She was tired of trying to come up with dinner ideas (I think there are a few of us in the same boat) so she asked her blog readers to submit recipe ideas. She has since made a new blog filled with awesome recipes! I love it!!! My favorite part is they have been submitted mostly by young families so the meals are inexpensive and easy to make.

To get to my point, I'd like to do something similar only I'll hand the recipes you send me to her and they will be posted on her recipe blog to be shared with even more people! So please, either send them to me via email at hollyctr@gmail.com or leave them as a comment on my blog. I know all us moms out there can use a hand when it comes to dinner, why not help each other? Thanks in advance for you family's favorite recipes!!!

To check out her blog click here

Happy Cooking!!!

P.S. For those who don't know how to leave a comment...just look below this line, see the word 'comments' just click there and a window will open where you can type something that will be attached to this post. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More fun pics from the funny farm...

I thought a few of my readers (you know who you are) might appriciate this awesome spectical! Chip off the Ol Block wouldn't you say?

So I've made another apron. This one is for Ammon's little pal from chruch. I learned a few things making Ammon's so this one turned out much better! Just out of curiosity....how much would YOU pay for one of these????

It has been so great to be creative again. This has been the first time in MONTHS!!!

And, how could I resist....just a few of our littlest dude!

This little guy is so strong it just kills me everytime we put him on the floor. Such a sweet personality too! We just can't get enough of him!

He just gets cuter everyday! I love that smile!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

So much fun......

We had some fun today in the yard and making pizza! Thought we'd share the fun with you! Enjoy!!

This guy Smiles ALL THE TIME!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Our Little Chef

I've been trying to find new ways to entertain Ammon during the day so that he is a little less like Godzilla and a little more like the sweet child I know he can be. So yesterday we tried baking!! I thought of it that morning (of course) right before nap time so we had to wait till later to give it a go. In the mean time while I was waiting (because cookies really actually sounded amazing right about then) I decided to make Ammon his very own apron. I have to say (caution: self back-patting) it turned out pretty stinkin cute. We made the cookies, got messy, dropped eggs and had a total blast! He totally LOVED IT! Then he wouldn't take the apron off for hours. And while it's definitely hectic baking with a toddler, I think I may have struck gold!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


So...I forgot to mention that Luke is a little ummm...crazy. At four weeks count em 1...2...3...4 he decided that he was king of the world or something and felt that it was perfectly acceptible for said king to ROLL OVER! WHAT? So yea, ever since, anytime we put him on his tummy, if he doesn't like it whoop right over to his back as good as any 4 month old. Whats next? Crawling at two months? These Messegees, all a bunch of over achivers (hehehe) Not that I wasn't talking clearly at 7 months or anything. It'a just funny and kinda scary when your kids exceed (by miles) your expectations and you realize just how capable they are. He has been very very sweet to have around. He has reflux which has been very sad for him but he seems to be doing much better. In other news, we'll be blessing him at the end of this month (the week before conference) We'll post cute pictures when it happens!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Look at my bad self

I feel like such a little homemaker today! Wow I'm so domestic! We made PLAYDOUGH!! I've never tried this but (as I was told) it was remarkably easy. I remember my Mom making playdough for us all the time, in ANY color we wanted. I always thought it was the coolest thing in the world that we didn't have to buy playdough at the store (because of course, my mom was the smartest!) It was fun to be on the other end of this very average yet meaningful activity! Enjoy the pics!

My sweet mouse

Ammon's cookie cutouts

This worm never saw it coming...

This one was by request, enjoy Mom!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A picture is worth a thousand words right? (So does that mean I can get away without writting?)

Sorry about the delay on Baby pics. Sleep has been winning in that battle for my free time. (The blog just doesn't sound as refreshing as a nice afternoon nap!) Here are some recent pics though. I hope you enjoy them! Luke is a sweetie and every bit as easy as Ammon was. Ammon is taking to being a Big Bro like he's been doing it forever! Love you All!

Picnic on campus with daddy

Building a sweet car ramp in our living room

Beautiful eyes

Super stud pose

just like a little angel!

Wide awake and so serious

Ammon with his "baby"

Labor Day fun at Shaker Lake

Mommy and Baby

Me and my Boys

Just tossing rocks

Good looking guys!

Big baby!!