Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kade's First Haircut

Kade had about 5 long hairs on top of his head and a sweet mullet, so I had to give him a haircut the other night. I just had to post this picture because it's too cute!

Brother and Sister

There is nothing I love more than watching Liv love her brother. She wants to include him in everything she does. I mean, sure, she wants to put her feet on his face, hug too tight, and just torment him sometimes, but she really loves him! And Kade really loves his sister. He lights up when he sees her in the morning and loves snuggling her in mom and dad's bed. What a rewarding sight to watch your kids love one another!

Liv and Kade in her car seat box. She really thought he would enjoy being in there because she did!

She couldn't wait to put Kade in the fort she built. They were both in heaven!

Liv really wanted to share her books and toys with Kade. She also made sure he looked cute by putting her clip in his hair! So funny!

Summer Time and the Livin' is Easy!

I love summer! Here are some pics of the fun things we've been doing now that the weather is warm!

Kade and Dad enjoying the Steel Day's fireworks. Kade absolutely loved it. He sat like this the whole time and didn't make a peep!

Liv snuggling Matt while watching the fireworks. This poor inflatable couch was flat by the time the fireworks were over! How uncomfortable do these 3 look?

Liv's first ride on the Magic Carpet at the carni. She looked like she might cry at first, then laughed the rest of the time. This was her favorite ride, by far! She made Greg take her back to ride it with her! What a brave girl!

Greg and Liv 4-wheeling at Bear River Lodge! They had such a blast!

Liv tubing down the creek in Cedar Hills! She played in this creek for hours with her cousins. So fun!

Tubing with Carson and Ellie

Kade taking a nap while his cousins played in the creek. I wish I could fall asleep anywhere like this little guy!

Liv and Zoe at Aunt Marsh's end of school year party

Liv & Zoe Doing Flips Off The Couch

Need I say more?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Liv's Dance

I know we already posted a video of Liv's dance recital, but here's a few cute pics.

Day Out With Thomas

On Friday night our little family and our friends, the James', went to Day out with Thomas in Heber. Olivia thought it was the greatest thing ever. She just loved it! We rode Thomas (the Heber Creeper), played mini golf, got Thomas tattoos, played with Thomas train sets, and got pictures taken with Sir Topham Hat and Thomas. It was so fun to watch what a great time she was having. I just love being a mom and watching my kids have fun and seeing them happy. There's nothing better!

Hangin' with Thomas! Notice Liv is in costume as Jake! Haha.

Liv and her little friend, Maddie riding Thomas!

They didn't want to get too close to Sir Topham Hat. Can you blame them?

How cute are these two buddies?


Olivia is obsessed with the show "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" on the Disney channel right now. She wants to watch it every morning. Well, Jake wears a bandanna around his head, so Olivia has been wearing one for almost a week now and will not take it off. She sleeps in it, wears it to the store, and even wanted to wear it to church (I had to put my foot down there and tell her it wasn't reverent to wear bandannas to church, to which she agreed). If I call her Olivia she says, "No mom. I'm Jake". So, needless to say, I and everyone else has been calling her Jake since last Tuesday. It's quite hilarious! She even wants Kade to be a pirate!

My two pirates! Isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Liv Singing Flower Gleam & Glow From Tangled

This might be one of the funnies things that Liv sings to us. Thought you might enjoy!

You can watch this video on YouTube by clicking here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Liv's Second Dance Concert

You can watch the whole thing with a bigger view over on YouTube by clicking here

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lots of Pictures

My sister Alex is in New Jersey for the summer (no, she's not guest starring on Jersey Shore! Ha) and she told me I needed to keep my blog updated and post lots of pictures, so these are for you Al! Love ya!

Any time Liv is laying by Kade and I turn my back, this is what happens

Captain Jack Sparrow at the Disney store

Provo River Resort

Look how huge this guy is getting!  Oh, I could just eat him up!  He's the best baby!  Here he is cheesin' it!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Little Brother

We are so dang happy to have Kade home with us. He's been home for two weeks now, and we just can't get enough of him. He's such a good baby. It feels like he's always been part of our family. Liv is the sweetest big sister ever. She loves to snuggle him and is always making sure he's got his binky. I just love seeing her interact with him. It's precious.
Since Kade was born, I finally feel like myself again. I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders. It's no secret that the past nine months have been extremely difficult and anxiety ridden, but seeing this precious little man in the delivery room made it all worth it.
Having Kade home has made me think of Harper. It has really made me realize all of the wonderful things I missed experiencing with her. The precious cries, the sleepless nights, snuggling, looking into his eyes. I cherish every moment.
Though Kade has most certainly not replaced my little Harper, the pain has been eased a bit by holding this sweet baby in my arms.
I'm so grateful for my two wonderful children at home and my baby girl in Heaven watching over our family.
Here's some pics of life at home with my little stud. I think he's quite darling, but hey, I'm the mom!

This picture is my favorite! Liv dressed brother as Harry Potter!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby Kade Is Here!

It's no secret that this has been the most stressful pregnancy ever for Kelsey! After losing Harper a year ago, there was always that thought in the back of our minds that we could lose this little guy as well.

Obviously, we didn't lose him, but he came four weeks early and is currently in the NICU getting some help breathing.

Here are some picts...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Family Vacation - Snowbird 2011

Each year during the third week in January we head up to Snowbird for a family vacation. While there we swim, ski, and spend many hours of lounging around the condo.

Greg and Liv went skiing a few times and she is getting really good. Here is a video of her and Greg on Chickadee. This year she started skiing along side Greg instead of being in between his legs.

Here is a video of Liv skiing all by herself on the bunny hill. She is an animal!

Here are some pictures of our trip as well.

This is Liv and Maddie snuggling in bed watching Monsters Inc.

As you can see, Liv is pretty excited to head out skiing for the first time this season.

Liv and Greg posing for a pict before heading out in the rain to ski.

Liv and Greg riding the "magic carpet" to the top of the bunny hill.

Liv skiing all by herself on the bunny hill.

Liv and Greg riding the lift to the top of Chickadee.

Liv and Greg after their first run of the day.