Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dentist & Bagels

Wes went to the dentist this week (it was actually his 3rd visit), but this time was completely different. He was such a big boy and it made me so proud. He let them take x-rays of top and bottom teeth, polish all of his teeth and he got a flouride treatment. He also let the dentist count his teeth, he has 20. He never cried or whined or anything and he got a toy (and a piece of gum from me) at the end. Who knew I could be so happy about a dentist appointment, haha I must be a mom.

This morning I decided to be a little ambitious and make homemade bagels and strawberry cream cheese. Talk about heavenly!! Although they were very time consuming, they were pretty easy and coming from me that is huge. Everyone knows I HATE HATE HATE to bake and I ruin everything. Well I will definitely make these again. Oh and the recipe comes from the sister's cafe blog (I have on my list of cooking blogs) if anyone wants to try them :)
Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. They were perfect
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Monday, March 21, 2011

More Virginia

On our last day in Virginia we went to the Children's Museum

and we met my friend Jess and her daughter Brinly there. I haven't seen Jess in years, we actually met in Utah probably about 10 years ago and we were both from VA and now that is where she lives. It was so fun to catch up with her and meet her adorable little girl.
OH MY GOSH! Some little brat bit Wes at the museum. Wes was playing with blocks building towers and this kid came over, knocked down his tower, then tried to take blocks out of Wes's hands. Wes said "no mine" so the kid just chomped down on him. I can honestly say I have never been more pissed off in my life. I jerked the kid off of Wes then I went and found his mom.
Yeah this is Wes in a tutu. He loves guitars and when he saw this in the dress up room he had to wear it, he didn't care that it was a tutu. haha
Wes and his new little friend Brinly
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Now to Virginia

We left Charlotte on Sunday and drove up to my parent's in VA. We really didn't do too much there except Chuck-E-Cheese and the Children's Museum of Richmond. That's one thing I like about going to my parent's house, Wes has a blast even if we are just hanging out at home.

Yeah this is his purse that he would not leave the house without. It actually was pretty funny, but we made sure we left the purse at Nanny's house.

A boy and his wagon

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Lazy 5 Ranch

There is really cool zoo about 30 minutes north of my sister's place called the Lazy 5 Ranch. You can either drive through with your car or go on a horse drawn hay ride (which is what we did). The animals just roam about and you have a bucket of food to feed them.

There were zebras, a bunch of different kinds of cows and deer, pigs, a rhino, giraffes, emus and a bunch of other animals.

You couldn't touch or feed the rhino, but it was still cool to see
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Wes and his favorite Aunt Shael

The weather was so beautiful while we were in Charlotte, super sunny and really hot the second 2 days we were there. It was a much needed break from the disgusting weather we have in Utah from November to March.
Wes and Mama making silly faces

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Charlotte, NC

We got to spend the first few days of our trip in Charlotte visiting my sister. We did tons of stuff in just 3 days and we had a blast. First we went to Monkey Joe's to "jump jump".
Even Nanny had a fun time
This place is brand new so all of the slides were really slick, so it was fun even for us.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chuck-E-Cheese (VA)

It was a little cloudy and cold one day while we were in VA (which was super annoying by the way) so my mom and I took Wes to good old Chuck-E-Cheese. He absolutely loved it, we played tons of games and he rode lots of rides. Oh and we drank lots of pop of course.

This was his favorite game, a shooting hoops game. He even won his own tickets on this one because he is awesome at basketball.
stomping on spiders with Nanny
And this was about 30 seconds after we got in the car.

Monday, March 7, 2011


One night after dinner we decided we needed doughnuts so...

Yep this is a flattering picture of me stuffing my face. Josh was here with us but of course he hates getting his picture taken so just like always it looks like it's just me and Wes.
We had never taken Wes to Krispy Kreme before and he thought it was awesome. He even picked out his own doughnut of course it was the one with green or "geem" sprinkles on it.
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Friday, March 4, 2011


So lately I have been taking some random pictures of Wes just cause he is so cute and I think they show his funny personality.

This is Wes and his BFF jumping in his crib. This really is one of Wes' favorite things to do.
Yeah what a weirdo, he climbed on the counter and into the sink just cause he thought it would be funny I guess.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Soldier Hollow

We went up to Soldier hollow last weekend to go tubing with Josh's family. Unfortunately Wes is still too young to do the big hill, but they do have a little hill for kids under 3. He loved it so much, every time we whipped him down the hill he screamed (an excited scream). I can't wait until he can go down the big hill with us next year.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Valentines Day

I know it's a little late posting about Valentines Day, but at least I'm doing it. Everyone always says how wonderful their Valentines Day always is, but I actually think it's a little overrated. Anyway it really wasn't that great of a day. Josh had to go to a funeral so we didn't eat until super late and we had to take Wes with us and of course he was a beast. On the plus side Wes and I made some cookies for Josh that I thought turned out cute. We also made a yummy breakfast of stuffed french toast, bacon and hashbrowns.

This is Wes helping with the strawberry filling, he really does love to "help" in the kitchen. I just can't wait till his helping is actually helping.
I was watching a cooking show and they sprinkled brown sugar on their bacon just to add a little sweeter flavor and I thought it sounded good. Well Wes dumped the whole container of brown sugar on the bacon and it was so sick, I couldn't even eat it so I threw that batch out and made another one without brown sugar on it.
We also did a valentines photo shoot. Wes isn't too good with the picture taking thing yet, he thinks if I say "say cheese" he should make a goofy face. I love his goofy faces though