Friday, December 5, 2008

Balboa Park

We had a wonderful family outing to Balboa Park in San Diego. It started with watching one of the Young Men in our ward compete in the San Diego County cross country meet, which was super exciting and he took 9th out of 150. Then we got Hunter's scooter out and he rode all over the sidewalks and around the BIG water fountain he had a blast. The best part was walking through the gardens. Hunter was in awe with all the beautiful plants. He was so careful with looking and smelly. You can tell by the picture above with his hands folded how careful he was being. It was so fun to watch him learn about Heavenly Fathers beautiful creations.





Being silly in Dad's pants at home.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Baby

I felt the baby flutter a few times this week. Because I have been so sick it's a sweet reward to feel the baby move, it reminded me that it's all worth it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Haircut


We have tried to help Hunter see how bad he needed a haircut , but he just flat out refused!!
I tried giving him a big lollipop and listening to fun music but he just kicked and screamed..."no haircut". Above picture is a before haircut shot with his shaggy hair, I gave in and let me have a few licks of the lollipop.
After the traumatic haircut at a barber shop, who specializes in kids and did a very good job for the client he had, who was a kid screaming"let go of me" and "stop it". This is how it was, I had his legs pinned in between mine and my arms rapped around his hands and arms and then the barber had him in a head lock(kind of) and he was screaming the whole time. It was a nightmare and funny at the same time. What is wrong with our son he has NEVER liked getting a haircut.

Here Hunter is playing Noah's ark. He set up all his animals and I told him the story of Noah and the ark. IT was a fun day for the 2 of us.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What do you want for Christmas?

hunter said "more movies". The only Disney movie we own is Finding Nemo & Monster's Inc. We have been borrowing movies from family and I think it's time we have our own collection. So it is a brilliant idea of Hunter that his wish list for christmas is "Disney movies".... (I added the disney)
So this is a big hint to any aunts, uncles, cousins or friends for a gift this year for Hunter.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

blowing a bubble

Hunter loves to chew gum. He gets it as a reward for being a good boy or doing good things. Cleaning room, helping water the flowers, putting his toys away...etc He loves to watch me blow a bubble and he is now trying, in these pictures he thought he blow a bubble. He was so excited.


We are working on potty training. We bought him a toilet seat (of his choice) and it came with stickers that he could earn each time he went in the toilet. Well at the point when the picture was taken he had only earned 2 stickers. (It's been difficult, he just doesn't want to use the toilet, if fact he begs for the diaper...so we are slowly working on it) Well I thought I had the stickers in a high enough place that he couldn't reach, well I was wrong, I should of known better Hunter is so creative on figuring out things and how to get something he wants. Well he got all his stickers that day and put them all over his body. So we no longer have stickers to give to him as a reward.

Although this last week while my mom was here, he did use the toilet on his own and asked us to leave while he did it. It was while he had no diaper on so I think that might be our new thing, naked boy running around the house while he learns to go in the toilet.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yeehaw!


We love Halloween. Eric made our Indian costumes this year and I made Hunter's cowboy costume. Here are a few preview pictures. I will post more from our ward party and Halloween night trick or treating.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Singing

Hunter loves to sing. He learns the songs really fast and it's super cute to hear his sweet little voice sing the songs. His new favorite is "I am a Child of God" Check out my sister's blog she has 2 videos of Hunter singing.
www.zakandemilysmith.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fun

Superman on his bike...and yes superman wears a helmet.



Hunter's first time bowling. He did very well. Thanks to the bumpers being up and the ramp thing to help to ball go faster down the lane.


Celebrating his good shot

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Helping with the Laundry

It's more work (for me) when Hunter wants to help me "fold" the laundry but...Oh, he is hilarious while he is helping me.





Handsome

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Camping

The whole gang

Hunter standing near the river which was right next to our campsite


Hunter running around early in the morning before everyone was awake, well I guess you can say they were awake now that Hunter was up.

Hunter peaking out of the tent. He loved zipping and unzipping the tent.


I had been begging Eric to go camping ever since he told me about his fun week camping with the boy scouts. So we decide to go to the La Jolla Indian Reservation this past weekend for our camping trip. Eric got off work around 3 and we packed the truck he borrowed from work and headed up towards Palomar mountain to go camping. Keith, Shannon, Matt, Leland and Christina all came with us too. We found a great camp site right next to the river that had a fire pit and a picnic table. The best part of the trip was floating down the river in inter tubes(unfortunately I didn't get pictures of us tubing, the camera would have got drenched). It was a blast. In fact so much fun we want to take the rest of our family and do it again. Camping is the best because you are out in nature and there's something about sleeping outside in tents that is so adventurous.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bailey Boo & Hunter too.


Hunter loves to hold and take care of Bailey. He is so cute with her. It's cute that she just loves him too. She watches everything he does. So here is a cute photo of them. They both look kind of bothered that I'm taking a photo of them. We love that we get to watch & play with her a few days a week.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day




We spent our Labor Day at Eric's parents ward party which was at the Remsberg Family swimming pool. We had a great time swimming and going down the slide. I had to feed Hunter his lunch while he was in the pool because he didn't want to get out. He is a fish!

I love 3 day weekends that we get to spend with Eric. He is so much fun to be with. Hunter truly loves being with his dad and playing like kids.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Summer

Well I have been really bad about not taking any pictures lately and I feel I can't add a post without a picture. I got a call from my sister saying I needed to update my blog...pictures or no pictures. So here is my update.

Hunter had his follow up doctor's visit and the doctor says it looks good and that he will be 100% in a week or 2 and the best thing is we don't have to go back.

We have had some busy weeks in August. We had Eric's brothers Keith wedding and all the family things to do before and after the wedding. We had baby showers to attend and church
activies to go to. Eric made a video for our youth video and he got 1st place out of all 10 wards, so that was super cool for him( I'm glad he won because it took him about 40 hours to film, edit and all the things you need to do to make a 5 minute video)

We are trying to plan a camping trip the weekend after labor day so we don't have to deal with all the crowds so I hope it happens.

I'm also watching a good friend of mine baby 2 days a week while she goes back to work. Which Hunter LOVES. He is the best helper I could ask for. He has such a watchful eye for her. If she cry's he says "mommy hold her."

School is back in so I guess summer is over. But the best thing about living in So Cal is it's always summer here. Lucky for us!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Verdict in...

Hunter has broken his left collar bone. We are going to the Orthopedic doctor tomorrow to get his opinion. Poor little Hunter hasn't moved from the spot I put him when we got home from the doctors and I'm guessing it's normal that he doesn't want to eat, he just wants his water & juice. Pray for our little guy.

Superman

He rescued nemo and bunny.
Showing us his cape.

I went to a second hand children store and bought some great clothes for Hunter, but my best find was his Superman and Batman pajamas. He loves to fly around with his cape, He'll say "mom, dad watch my cape" and then he'll take off is a full run and say "see it" He is so much fun and all BOY.

Ouchy!!


In the middle of the night Hunter climbed into our bed and about an hour later fell out of our bed. It is a huge 4 post bed the is about 4 feet off the ground so his fall was a hard one. He cried all night in pain so this morning I took him to his doctor and she sent us over to get X-rays of his left shoulder, arm, elbow and wrist. So we will be hearing back from the doctor within a few hours. I made a comfy bed in front of the TV so he is snuggled in and comfy watching movies. I pray he didn't brake anything. So hopefully this will be a learning lesson for him to stay in his own bed....lets hope! Poor little guy.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Earthquake

We had an earthquake yesterday it registered at 5.4 on the richter scale. I was in the kitchen and the windows started to rattle (which is normal for our old apartment) but then the building started to sway and then Hunter from the other room yells"Mom, what was that?" I talked to Eric just to make sure I felt what I did and he said his co-worker was on the phone with a customer who was near LA and he yelled "earthquake" over the phone to him and then 2 seconds later he felt the earthquake because we are about 2 hours south of LA. So I thought that was pretty cool. I listened to the news radio and they said as of yesterday afternoon there was no reported major damage. That is good. You got to love California!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


video


We went to the Kamas City Rodeo on July 24th as a family. Hunter and Abby were dancing to the music and Abby was doing a crazy bucking move(perfect for rodeo dancing) and she got Hunter right in the arm. The funniest thing about the video is that Hunter loves to watch it over and over again and cracks up with laughter when he watches himself getting kicked, so I had to post it on our blog.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Family fun in Utah

One of Hunter's favorite movies right now is Annie. One day he came up to me and said "Mom watch me" and made the move Annie makes when she bets up the boys trying to take Sandy the dog away.


















Cousin Jane and Hunter playing piano. The cutest kids in the world.

Cousin picture. L to R... Ryan 7, Hunter 2, Easton 13, Brandon 8, Jane 2, Abby 2.
Hunter and Abby wanted to swim in the lake it was 9pm, they had a blast.



Kissing cousins.



Shelly bought play high heels for Abby and Hunter had try on a pair also.



Hunter LOVES his cousin Ryan. They wrestle and play so good together.















Swimming pool fun.



















Shelly found this dress at a garage sale..she had to buy it for Abby and you can tell once Abby had it on she turned into little miss diva.