Monday, February 28, 2011

Fotofly - Saxon

Some Fotofly favorites of Saxon...
I L.O.V.E. this kid!
He is hilarious and smart and kind of quirky.
He definitely keeps my life interesting!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fotofly fav's

Brittany came with me a few weeks ago to get the kids pictures taken at Fotofly.
I wanted to post all 50 pictures because I love them all, but I'm going to start with a handful of my favorites of the 3 of them together.
Clearly our photographer was FABULOUS because he got all 3 of them to smile and that's pretty hard to do...

Monday, February 21, 2011


Whenever anyone in the family shows a lot of creativity, we joke that they too must have inherited Grandma Beth's talent.  My Grandma Beth is an artist, but she is also an amazing chef, she can sew, she can build, she can heal, she can basically do or create anything.  My cousins are all really creative too in different ways: photography, fashion, hair/makeup, sculpting, sewing, etc.  I've recently started painting and am trying to learn to quilt.  

Saxon, has always had a little creative side as well.  He likes to cook with me, paint, draw, and just create things.  He has an AMAZING imagination (which I love).  
Here's some recent examples of him using his creativity:

The other night, Mike took us to Olive Garden for dinner.
When we got home, Saxon got out scissors and started chopping up the leftovers bag.
I thought "Great, now I'm going to have a huge mess to clean up."
When he finally announced that he was finished, I was really surprised, and laughed all night long...
He made himself into a robot:

Saxon loves to pose and say "take my picture!"
I love these ones from this afternoon...
(You should see when him and Aunt Brookie get together...they take millions of pictures of each other and of themselves :)
This little guy LOVES the camera.  I had to delete a million of the more abstract ones, but here are a few that I kept...

Ha ha, I think he's so funny!  I can't wait to see where his creativity takes him...

Friday, February 18, 2011


Remember the little Darth Vader from the Super-Bowl commercial?
Well, I have 3 of those in my house...
Showing off their strength...
Using super-powers...

(that's a pretty good super-power for a 5 month old!)
The super 3...
(Bridger putting his hand on Dalton's head was what happened when we said "put your arm around him...")
We love these guys!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sick again...

My kids are sick again.
We had been doing so good up until about 3 weeks ago.
Everyone got colds and fevers, Bubs got croup, and then Dalton started sounding bad.
I could hear it in his lungs so I knew it was either RSV or about to be croup.
I took him to the doctor and he has RSV and and ear infection.
All of my kids have had RSV as babies.
I'm pretty sure Bridger has it again too, but the doctor said that in bigger kids they just let it run it's course.
It's been kind of miserable, but hopefully after this, we will be back to being healthy!

Also, Nate's mom was in town for a few days to go house hunting.
She brought Dalton's "Grandma Gailey Quilt" with her.
It's lots of lime green and zebra stripes.
I love it and so does Dalton.
He started trying to eat it right away, so he must love it!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Love, Nate, Caitlin, Saxon, Bridger, & Dalton

Friday, February 11, 2011

Go Snowin'

When my kids want to play in the snow, they beg to "go snowin'".
I finally gave in the other day.
I got them all dressed in snow clothes, and they stomped around for a while, made snow angels, a failed attempt at a snow man, and then we came in and made hot chocolate.
The big boys loved it...
The little one did not...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Superbowl Baby

I know that the Bear's did not play in the Superbowl, but they did when Saxon was a baby, so all my babies wear this cute outfit on Superbowl Sunday...

Love the BIG blue eyes and chubby cheeks!
I just kiss all over his face all day!