Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jonathan turns 3, yippee!

Jonathan is 3!  He is so funny, full of energy, frustrating, our little imp and mischievous, loves his family, loves his daddy puppy, accident prone, and my little buddy.  Jonathan will ask for something with the sweetest eyes, and I'll melt about 90% of the time, and he'll get what he wants.  I just can't say no:)  And he has the cutest little voice.  He talks very well also!  Jonathan is in the 15th %tile for height, and under the 5th %tile for height.  

We went with Aunt Kirstin and Grammies to the Natural History Museum up by the University of Utah on Jonathan's birthday.

Very patient Aunt holding up Jonathan.  

All of my big boys fitting into a T-Rex footprint.  
T-Rex was either really big, or my boys are really small, ha!  

Very appropriate picture with mommy on his birthday :)

We wore him out!  The little birthday boy taking a nap before the next birthday activity.

 After the museum we met up with Nicole and her kiddos.  
Eating with cousins Emily and Michael.  And Grammies too!

Jonathan wanted to have birthday donuts instead of a cake :)

Opening presents, and putting together Jonathan's (with James' help) "night vision goggles" that he got from Grammies

Tay-Tay and Kirst 

Cute back on my babes head.  Holding him tight

Train track from his brothers!  

Let me help here...

Opening the mailbox on Jonathan's birthday made my heart just break even more,  because it was the day after Grandpa and Grandma's accident.  Grandma Haworth was so good at getting cards out to the family for their birthday.  This came in the mail the day after the accident, right on Jonathan's birthday. I was hoping against hope that it would, that maybe Grandma had mailed it before everything had happened, and it turns out she had.  Getting this in the mail made it still felt like they were here.  I saved this to open at a later time, and it was a tender mercy to receive it at all.

Cousins Kaylee, Ryan, Emma, and Issac that made it special.

Grandpa came too to see him!  These two have had a special bond always.

Grammies holding a sleeping Jordan, stretching so big!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Great Ski Day

At Snowbasin on February 22nd, Nathan and I both got to go skiing with our three boys, and it was the Best.Day.Ever!  

Getting pulled along is the littlest one's job

And hot chocolate at the lodge to rest is the best!

James got lessons for Christmas, and this was the first time that we had gone with him after his five weeks of lessons.  He is really good!  I went up the gondola with him (Nathan had to stay down the mountain with the smaller boys), and I told him I'd follow where ever he went.  Holy.Cow.  James was going through trees, down a black diamond run, and going so fast.  I was just hoping that I could keep up with him, let alone something happening to him that I'd have to help him.  I didn't know if I'd be able to keep up or look after myself! Wow!  It was the most fun I've ever had with him.  James was in a teaching role to me, and he also loved that.  I wish I had more pictures, but really I was just trying to make it down with him safely!

My buddy J#1 and I...
right before he scared me with how good he had gotten and left me in the powder!


February brought snow, and family time...
James and Jack cut out and built this tiny puppy all by themselves.

Story time with daddy

We brought down the fuzzy sheepskin rug to sit on in the kitchen.  Jordan can't go far yet, so this is helpful when we are all in the kitchen and he is on the ground too.

Making dough with my little buddy

We went to Nicole's birthday party

This is a Great Grey Owl.  He made quite a stir up in our neck of the woods because he isn't from our neck of the woods!  There has been so much snow up farther north that he came and decided the Cottonwoods were a great place to hang out for a few months. I actually saw this guy on Silverleaf and knew he wasn't from around here (from remembering things I learned at the Vail Nature Center years ago!!)  I called Nathan's Uncle Karl who is a huge birder, and he came up and was able to get some great pictures.  He also said to keep it on the down low or lots of people would be traveling to see this bird.  It did get out, and yes there were lots of people who came up here, one even as far away as Louisiana!  
Typical Great Grey Owl day

We also went and visited Matt and Aubreigh, and the boys went ice fishing with the dads. 

So these are the pics, and on their way home they called me.  I asked how it went, and my littles said "Horrible mom!  It was SO cold, our feet are freezing, and we didn't catch anything!"  Unfortunately, it was another not-so-great fishing experience for Nathan, who already doesn't love to go.  He told me there were six inches of icy slush to walk through to set up camp, it was really

The Momma's and babes stayed home...nice and cozy :)

I love snuggles with my littles.  I just wish they'd stay longer to snuggle.
This is Nathan's dream coming true.  Biking with his sons.  He has a program called zwift that you can set up your bikes on the screen, and bike in real time against other people all around the world on courses.  It was so cute that James couldn't wait to ride with his Dad.  It warms my heart!  
Daddy was traveling for work for Valentine's Day, so this sufficed in his absence. 

Going to cousin Kylee's wedding, and these little's were dancing up a storm!

I love going to Haworth functions, because I love seeing all of the family that is there!
I love this beautiful girl
Beautiful Kristie and I at Kylee's wedding.  I love cousin's who are friends :)

I surprised Nathan with tickets to the symphony for Valentine's Day.  We saw the Utah Symphony preform Mozart's Requiem, and that was beautiful!  The second piece preformed was Ives' Symphony No. 4.  It sounded like a bunch of noise.  Nathan clapped and said, "yes, I can see the emperor's new clothes".  Honestly, it was wasted on us because we did not appreciate that one.  

Jack is a stud

This little one is getting too big for baths in the sink, time to move to the tub.

Jordan Hugh with Annie Hugh
Jordan is sporting overalls that were his dad's when he was young as well

Wrestling on Aunt Kirstin! 

Half a year with this little dude!  No teeth yet, but rolling all over, and the happiest little guy you'll ever meet.  Also the best eater we've ever had!