Thursday, December 30

SORRY

To the boy I accidentally pummeled with water as I drove through the puddles along bloomington Drive last night!
It was a total accident, I didn't even see you there on the side of the road until it was too late. 
I felt soooo bad.
sorry.

Tuesday, December 28

Christmas Morning

This was our first Christmas morning with a child old enough to really appreciate Christmas and get excited about "Santa" We woke up and Brandon said "William Santa came last night" and William responds with yeah I saw him I said Hi Santa. hahaha it was funny! so we got up and had Christmas morning with our little family in our room, (at 9:00) and then we went out and joined my parents and then all my siblings came over.  it was my family's year for Christmas this year, we met at my moms at about 10:30-11 and all 12 adults and 8 grandchildren filled the family room and we opened gifts.  It was more chaotic and louder then it has been in the past but still fun!
 look at that face, he is really getting into it.
 all helping brother
 checking to see who's gift it was, he read it and says "willyum"
 opening his magnet writing board. a little excited.. love it!
 his first Christmas, not as professional at opening presents as his big brother.
 doo dis... love his little swollen face he has when he wakes up in the morning!
 William opening his tricycle from me and Brandon. he has LOVED it.  (I picked up the little beauty at DI for 2 whole dollars.) It has 10 different buttons that make noises, a revving engine, a key turning, radio music, you name it.  and they all work.  I meant to spray paint it and make it look good as new but it had been raining here for like weeks! every day I planned on doing it it was raining. but he still loves it!
 William got puzzles from my parents.
 Brandon and I got a dutch oven, a cooking stove thing, camping chairs and a new mattress topper for our bed! I was soooo happy to see that one!
 William got linking-logs from my parents... they have been a big hit. he loves them almost as much as Brandon and I.
 Sidney playing with Williams new magnet writing board. ALL the kids (old and young alike) all got great use out of it.
 Beckham got a bike from my parents, it was so funny when he opened it and said "oh just what I wanted" loved it!

one of the high lights of the day was one of Andrea's gifts.  My mom came across on of my brothers old soccer pictures. So she wrapped it up for Andrea to open on Christmas.  It is a soccer picture that was turned into a button pin that you could attach to your shirt or bag or something? really who makes button pins out of their pictures in the first place? (I'm guessing it came with his picture package) she opened it and none of us knew it was coming! it was hilarious! haha! we all got a really good laugh, except Jason, he didn't love it. and tried to steal it from Andrea.

After opening gifts we all got in the trailer and visited my grandparents that live a round the corner.

Becks and Lucas are bestest buddies... Lucas was so chill and content while Beckham was holding him.

Saturday, December 25

Merry Christmas

We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24

HO HO HO....

Merry Christmas....
from my little bearded man.

Thursday, December 23

musical talents

He didn't get it from me... It HAS to be the Stott side.  They are all very talented when it comes to music of all kinds. 
The other night william was kind enough to share his talents with us...
He cracks me up.  He has to have his music so he can look off of it and play, and sing, and the last note always has to be drawn out very dramatically. Where has he even seen this before? no one in our house even plays the piano?  haha... it's a very quick video. video

Tuesday, December 21

this just in...

Golf cart bridge from the SunBrook Golf course has lodged under the new Valley View Dr bridge.  Contractors are moving large equipment in to prepare to remove the Golf Cart bridge at this time. 




bringing back any memories?

These were the pictures from the flood in 04 or 05? whenever it was... of my parents back yard... this morning my dad and I went out and surveyed the area... lets just say if the city hadn't put all the work into what they did last time to prevent this from ever happening again it would already be way bad!! but so far it's ok and we aren't filling bags with sand just yet. but by the sound of things, and the look of things we may be soon.

 


and they said it was a 500 year thing?!?!

Saturday, December 11

this week...

Random Shot; I was trying to get some shots of my S&S Styles bow ties. This is such a Lucas face! squinty eyes, and wrinkling his nose... gotta love this funny kid!

*After teething forever, Lucas' first tooth finally made it's grand entrance this week!
*We sold Brandon's car this week. We are now in the market for a "family" vehicle. I personally want a van, Brandon wants something more stylish. Vans are just SO easy, easy to get the kids in and out of, to fit all your crap in, the gas mileage is better then an SUV and the tires would be cheaper to replace. We are looking, we are both very open and we will find something we both love I am sure. If anyone know of any great deals let me know! :)
*This may be one of those stories that is TMI but you know me, when does that ever stop me? haha, anyway, My milk supply seems to be drying up? and if you know me I nurse A LOT! like a million times a day, and I always have a HUGE surplus of milk! I ALWAYS have to wear nursing pads and could nurse an extra child in between feeding my own, BUT this week they seem to be less full, and even empty? Lucas is pulling and tugging on them and unsatisfied after nursing, they seem to be flat? I am getting worried? I am hoping if I just drink some more water they will come back? I don't know what else it could be and what could be causing it? I am a huge believer on if you nurse as often as you should and don't supplement with formula then your body will make what it needs to? So would there be another reason for it? I don't know I will have to wait and see if something changes/ gets better?
*William had his first sleep over last night. He slept at his Auntie "b's" house. With his cousins. We were having a test run to see if it would work while we were still close by if it didn't work out and we needed to go get him. Because we were thinking of having a little outing in mesquite? and If he freaked out while we were gone we wouldn't be close enough to run and pick him up. It went well. he didn't miss me for more then two seconds before he got over it and went to sleep. He has been starting to get better at that.
*William has gotten better at me leaving him in nursery! FINALLY he has almost been going to nursery for a year and he is just now getting used to it. He now goes with out me having to stay with him the whole time. It's been really nice!


These are just random shots I took of Lucas the other day. Hat is from Treasured By Holly.

What a chub! he has been starting to pack on the fat, every baby does the round phase and then stretch phase over and over, he is going through a round phase! The hat doesn't help flatter his very chubby little face! haha!

Friday, December 3

lucas, 7 months

I took some pictures of Avary today, they are HERE if you wanna see them.

I snapped a few of Lucas after we were done. He turned 7 months old three days ago. I really can't believe it. I know I say this every month but time just flies by, I can't believe how big he has gotten, and how fast the second baby grows up. It's happening even faster then the first. It freaks me out a little!

In month 6...

Lucas has started talking and being a lot more vocal. He says ba ba ba, da da da, and some times I think he is saying pa pa pa or some form of it? I have yet to here a ma ma ma. Only when he is crying do I sometimes here a faint ma ma... but I can't really count it cause he is just whining.

He also has started this spontaneous scream that he does for fun, he thinks he is hilarious.

He has been working on a tooth the last couple days, it's got a massive bump protruding, and I think it's going to grace us with it's presence soon, but nothing yet.

He loves when he gets sung to especially when his cousin Beckham does it. I was dancing around singing Christmas songs while I was making dinner the other night while Lucas was in his high chair watching me. I'm sure he thought it was the best performance ever given!

He is such a joy! He cuddles and buries his face in your chest like he gets embarrassed.

He has started reaching out for me to take him.

He has learned how to actually jump in the jumperoo instead of just standing there playing with the toys.

He has had RSV and a double ear infection this past month. You wouldn't have even guessed it unless you listened to him breath... hes been such a good baby through it all.
He ardors his brother.

He plays well with his toys on the ground, which I'm so grateful for.
These pictures aren't the greatest, I should have upped the shutter speed, his hands are obviously moving and blurry. But his face was just so sweet so I still like them. And I wanted recent pictures of him and these were taken today!
This IS Lucas, smiling his squinty eyed smile! sorry buddy you get it from your mom! :) oh how I love this guy!! chewing on his thumb because of that dang tooth that needs to pop out already!
don't you just want to squeeze him! I know I'm a mom.
LOVE this boy more then I can say, I fall in love with him more every day!

Monday, November 29

it's been a while, time for some ramblings...

Life has been crazy!, I know I say it a lot and I know everyone says itI know everyone thinks their life is more busy then the next person, but really it has been. I am not one of those people that has to be busy, I enjoy quiet days sitting on the floor playing with my children. I don't feel like I have to be entertained and have my scheduled filled. I'm not even one of those people that go crazy if they haven't gotten out of the house for several days at a time. But lately life's been crazy busy! I keep waiting for it to slow down but I'm afraid this is my life now. There isn't a day that I don't have numerous things on my "to-do" list. and there isn't a day that I even complete a to-do list either. Starting up TWO businesses, moving, trying to expand my photography skills, having two sick children, church callings, playing hostess to visitors, all while trying to do my wife and motherly duties too. some times it's all I can do but keep my head a float. Don't get me wrong, I love my life these days, things are very good, very busy, but very good. I am a very blessed women! I just want to do SO much, I want to do everything, I want to do it all and I am coming to the hard realisation that I can't do everything. If I want to be the perfect wife and mother I feel like I have to do that and only that. If I do anything else with my time then those two things get neglected. I also want to be able to do a good job with my new business. I think of new clever things I want to make and create and if I put my whole heart and sole into it I think I could be successful at it. It would be so much fun! I really enjoy making and creating new and beautiful things. Then there is my photography, I really have a passion for it, I always have and now that I finally got my self a camera I want to learn all I can and really do well at it! I feel like I learn so much with every shoot I do, and my mind goes crazy with ideas for new shoots! I would LOVE to be able to through my self into my photography learn and get better, and take pictures all the time, but with that means time away from my children, time sitting at the computer and editing pictures. and then I feel guilty because I am not spending my time with my precious children that are only young once! I am also a believer in expanding your talents and one should continue learning and developing through their whole life. I don't think there is a clause that says (except for when you have young children) or is that really the case? should I put my interests on hold to raise what I consider my priorities? I REALLY do think that raising children being a wife and mother really is THE best job there is out there!! I LOVE my job as a mom more then anything. But is there room for more??

Thursday, November 18

Sister

The other day when I was taking pics of the boys out side Mallory came out for a second and I snapped a couple pictures of her. She really is beautiful.

Wednesday, November 10

my boys...














I have been wanting to do a "6 month" photo shoot of Lucas, and a "2 year" photo shoot of William. The other day we snapped a few pictures of them, and well daddy too! this will have to do for now. my cute boys!

Tuesday, November 9

more family pics...



Ok, I need better post editing soft wear! what do you suggest? I also need help putting Jeff (my broter in law) in the picture... He has been sick and I thought maybe I could add him but it's proving to be harder then I thought. :)
don't love this pic, but we were taking an extended family pic of all my family so we thought we would try a family pic of just my little family.

Monday, November 8

8 and counting...


We took some family pictures the other day...
These are the cousins...
all 8 of them.
Brydee.
Lucas.
William.
Beckham.
Bailee.
Sidney.
Jay Jay.
&
Corben.
It's amazing how fast we multiply!

Saturday, November 6

and hes two....


TWO?!

where has the time gone?! How did this happen? my baby, my baby! He turned two years old yesterday! I LOVE this kid SO incredibly much! he brings so much joy into my life! despite the fact that he is crazy sometimes and going through some terrible two's. He is still SO sweet so loving and still loves to cuddle!

He asks me to cuddle him all the time. "cuddle mommy, cuddle" and he puts his arm out to wrap around my neck. He also does the whole hand on my neck thing. My little sister Mallory used to do it to my mom. it looks like hes strangling me but it's just placed there gently for comfort. He's been doing it for about 6 months or more?

He now spontaneously says "I love you mommy". LOVE it. melts your heart and you want to just say ok you can have whatever you want!

He is a little athlete. I am sure mother that has ever had a boy says this but he is naturally really good at sports! haha, I'm aloud to brag a little. It still surprises me when he can catch a ball from really far away or knock his baseball of his tee. He can throw, catch, kick a soccer ball and hit a baseball like a pro. and could do it all day.

He also loves to watch sports! he will sit with Brandon on the couch and watch a game on TV, but he especially likes to watch his daddy play softball!

He also has a quiet side where he sits and reads book after book after book. I love that he likes to read. He always has, even when he was super tiny he loved it.

He now asks for cartoons ALL the time and gets sucked into the TV when it's on. I have to admit it was nice these last couple weeks while we have been moving and trying to get stuff accomplished to have something to occupy his time. But I hate it when he sits in front of the TV like a zombie child! nothing makes me feel like a bad mom as much as letting my child sit in front of the TV forever. at least a lot of the stuff on these days is educational and interactive. but it's kind of embarrassing when he goes to his cousins house and can name ALL the shows and their characters!

He has started getting a little better with going to nursery at church. He still struggles depending on who is there that week. But I think we are making progress.

he has gotten better with his brother, more sweet, softer, and more careful, I think he is learning. He is also more protective of his brother. He will say, "NO, MY baby brother" haha... I LOVE how he says "baby Brother" it's the cutest thing ever

He is a little smarty pants, we will be driving down the road and he says look mama, horsies, 1... 2.... 3..... horsies. I say yep, their ARE three horses! good job.

He has been getting really good at going potty in the toilet. At least once a day he goes on the toilet. sometimes more then once. He is sometimes dry in his diaper when he wakes up in the morning so I'll put him on the toilet and he goes pee. and then through out the day he will tell me he needs to go and we run to the toilet. He has been doing this for probably over a month. it's really nice. It's still not every time he pees but it's pretty much every time he poops that he goes in the toilet.

Since his Birthday yesterday every time he gets asked how old he is he answers "eight" every time. haha! where did that come from?

He loves his Trucks motorcycles, and Cars. He points out every ones car and who it belongs to all the time.

He loves his cousins, and all his aunties and uncles. He loves his Grandma and papa, and he is loved by all of them as well. He really loves his cousin Brydee. Every time she comes home from school William gives her a huge hug for a good couple minutes.

He does not like to share his toys some times. He knows what toys are his and doesn't like when everyone helps them selves to all of his toys. We are working on it.

We got him a bike for his birthday. with training wheels. from di. for 6 bucks. love di!
He was an adorable dragon for Halloween.
right after he got his bike for his birthday.

at our ward trunk or treat. (maybe I'll get around to doing a Halloween post?)

Tuesday, November 2

6 months

Lucas Alan Stott..
He turned 6 months old a few days ago. where does the time go!? I swear the second baby goes by even faster then the first!! Things are so busy and he just keeps getting bigger! can I just please slow down the days please!!!

He had his 6 month appt yesterday his stats were....



Height 26 and 3/4 inch. 65%
Weight 17 lbs. & 0.5 oz. 48%
Head 44.5 cm. 70%


oh what a joy this baby is, he is getting cuter, fatter, smarter, and more fun every day!

Lucas in his true form... With spit up coming out of his mouth! These next three pictures are actually like 2 months old!!, (taken with my old camera) but since I haven't done a post on my son in that long I thought I better add them! I have been HORRIBLE at blogging! I have taken a million pictures of everyone else and their dogs (literally! haha!) but haven't taken very many of my OWN children! :( I'm kinda sad about it! I want to make a goal to do better!



He rolls all day, rolls and rolls until he runs into a wall or a piece of furniture that stops him.

He took to the spoon really well, but does NOT like fruits? I never believed it when I herd of babies or children that didn't like fruit but Lucas continues to prove me wrong. I give him a veggie and cereal and he gobbles it down! I give him fruit and he gives me the funniest faces! spits, doesn't open his mouth, and gags on it! too funny! I am thinking he will grow out if it but we'll see?

He sits pretty well but still timbers over onto his face sometimes! :)

He is a drooling mess this last week, I'm pretty sure its teething? when those dang things actually decide to poke out who knows? He is biting on everything, fussy, and acting like they are hurting him but again who knows?

He still spits up more then the William ever did but I think (or maybe I'm just hoping,) it's getting better.

He sequels with delight, and is a ticklish little boy! makes me laugh when he gets going!

He was the cutest Caterpillar Ive ever seen for Halloween.

He loves little kids you can tell he adors his brother, he smiles and stares at him all the time. He also really loves his cousins! Brydee, and Beckham especially.

He has sensitive skin, SO not a fan of that! William never did, and if you know me you know I definitely don't take care of my skin! haha! But Lucas breaks out with eczema on his tummy and back often. I just need to break down and buy the stinkin dreft! I'm sure it will clear it all up! :) poor kid! mean mama.

He is now getting to the age where him and William have a lot of matching clothes! :) haha! I have them matching a lot! I love it! haha even if Brandon doesn't agree always. :)

Still Never took a pacifier, (Ive been his pacifier!)

Still never took a bottle. He was chewing on Williams sippy the other day, I think we will go straight to a sippy cup. It's that time anyway.

Since we moved into my parents house he now has his crib. (he had been in his bassinet up until now) It's been an easy transition for him. He still sleeps really well. I really can't complain.

The poor kid totally has man boobs. haha.

He IS such a good baby still, he is happy and smiling and starting to babble and blow raspberry's!

Brandon and I can't get enough of him sometimes we just cant help but squeeze him! this guy is definitely loved by his parents!

Sunday, October 31

life...


I've been bad at blogging.
life's been busy.
We moved,
kind of.
We are going to rent out our place in hopes to find a larger house.
SOOO... we moved in with these guys!...

(kind of a weird picture of them but I still thought it was cute I love how my mom is looking at my dad to see if he is smiling or doing a serious face? so she can match him. haha, you can tell they just love each other! love these two people so much! They are such good people, wonderful parents, and awesome grandparents!)


Ya it's been a week... our stuff is still very much EVERY where! We finally hooked our computer up too so that's better. but life is definitely not back to normal. hopefully we will get in the swing of things soon, and we will be able to clear a pathway of boxes and clothes so we can walk though our room!