Monday, December 7, 2009

Welcome Winter!

Andrew has always loved the snow, especially shoveling it. Now, he has taken to shoveling the snow from the grass onto the sidewalks much to Isaac's dismay. I love his rosy cheeks in the cold weather. Britton just loves being outside! It is fun to have a little snow since it is winter.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Playing in the leaves

One of my favorite times of the year is fall. Our yard is perfect for this time of year because we have a lot of beautiful trees with A LOT of leaves. Andrew was excited to jump in the leaves telling me he was going to jump off the roof. I definitely didn't let him jump off of the roof, but he did have a fun time playing in them. Britton was not so fond of the leaves. He initially wasn't quite sure about them and then started eating them and then started screaming. Maybe next year he will want to jump in too!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had a lot of fun this October especially with Halloween. My sister-in-law suggested we be a crayon box as our theme for the Halloween carnival this year so I started searching for ideas and came up with an idea for the costume. Isaac came up with the soccer cones for the hat. Andrew's grey crayon costume came first and each one to follow. It took a while to sew all of the costumes, but I think that it turned out really fun!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Andrew was watching Sid the Science Kid on PBS the other day and they were talking about rain and using umbrella's in the rain. Andrew caught on quickly and started using the word Umbrella. Interestingly it rained that day so he made sure to have me find one for him to use.

That's my brother!

Any time I lay Britton down on any chair, I turn around to find Andrew climbing up next to him. Andrew loves to be close to Britton and Britton is starting to tolerate the closeness a little bit more.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

3 months old!

Britton is already 3 months old! I can't believe how time flies. He is a smiley little guy. He loves to show off how strong he is by standing up and not wobbling too much. He cooes when he is talked or sung to. I think he is becoming more fond of his big brother; he watches everywhere he walks when he is in the room and smiles at him when he talks to him. We love our little Britton bug!

Heading to Sundance?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My sister-in-law, Melanie, asked me today how Britton likes his bath...

I can only guess, but it is surely one of my favorite parts of the day!

Potty Training?

We received a potty chair from Isaac's cousin a while ago and thought we should get it out to have Andrew get used to the idea of going potty. He went one night, lost interest, then went again one other night. Well, tonight we were laying down to go to bed and Andrew said "I ooeey" so we checked to see if his pullup was wet or poopy which it wasn't. We were going to disregard this, but then he was very insistant and jumping out of his bed. I took him into the bathroom and he proceeded to go peepee in the potty. I was so proud of him! This picture on the potty chair cracks me up. He is in his diaper, reading a pottery barn kids magazine, and sucking a dumdum. My little multitasker!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2 months already!

Britton is already 2 months old! We had his doctors appointment yesterday. He is 14 pounds 10 ounces and 24.5 inches long. We actually hit the charts this time coming in at 94% on weight and 96% on height. We also blessed him on July 19th. Isaac did a wonderful job on the blessing. Britton cried a little. Andrew sat still with a dum-dum. What more could I ask for? We had a fun party with family and friends afterwards, welcoming Britton into our family!

Our Garden

We planted a garden at the beginning of May in a tiny section of our yard after being instructed to by our stake president (and like we should anyway). I have never planted a garden so Andrew, Isaac, and I worked on getting the weeds pulled and Isaac planted tomato plants zucchini plants, and cucumber plants. Yes, it is a little bit overgrown, but I am amazed when I look at it. We have had several zucchini already but today I picked the first ripe tomatoes.....way exciting to me. My sister-in-law, Emily, thinks I am just as excited about the garden as I was about my new child...similar feelings, but the child of course wins out on that one. We also have an apricot tree and two apple trees that Isaac has been spraying and the fruit on them is out of control. I don't love apricots, but these have been pretty good.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cute kids!

We had a fun little photo shoot the other day when Britton woke up. He was happy and looking everywhere so we wanted to get a good picture of the boys together. Thanks to Aunt Emily and Uncle Jacob on binky patrol, we were able to get a couple of fun pictures.

Britton's room

I love how Britton's room turned out. The safari theme seems quite popular for little boys clothes and rooms lately and I have always loved giraffes so I fell for this bedding. I finally got the vinyl lettering up on the wall so here is the final result and the cute little guy in his crib.

A rare moment

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Andrew's little friend

Andrew loves Britton. He calls him beebee, long for baby! This morning I was feeding Britton and Andrew took his hat off of his head and put it on the baby. He then put on daddy's hat that is the same as his. I had to get a picture of them together because it was so cute. Andrew loves to hold him even if it is for just a second. He loves to give him kisses and to pat his head. He has decided his job is to help burp the baby and I let him do so with a reminder that he has to be soft.

2 weeks old!

The time seems to fly by without noticing and without any sleep! I can't believe Britton is 2 weeks old already. We had his appointment with the pediatrician who called him "STUDLY". He weighed in at 8 pounds 6 ounces and he looks great. We sure think he is a stud...and really adorable at the same time. He is a great baby. He eats, has manly burps when we can get them out, and sleeps...Oh what a good boy!

the best bibs

I was having a hard time keeping Andrew's clothes clean when he eats with the bibs that you can buy in stores. My mother-in-law had a bib she used that was a hand towel that would velcro onto cupboards or the fridge so I decided to make some of my are the results...I love them! As long as I can keep them on my silly boy they do a great job!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Our New Arrival

Britton Thomas Jewkes
Born May 26, 2009 at 10 pm
Weighed in at 8 pounds 1 ounce
21.5 inches long

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My little gardener

We finally decided to work a little on a garden in the back yard. Andrew was right in the middle of helping with the work. He loves to be "outs". I love that he wants to be right with us all of the time and loves to be active and outdoors.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Easter Fun

The Easter Bunny brought Andrew a fun basket this year! He got eggs with candy in them, a Berentstein Bears DVD, bubbles, and his own little drill. He loved it all, but especially the drill!
I worked the night shift leading into Easter Sunday, but I still wanted to go to church to be reminded of the real reason for the Easter Holiday. We had a wonderful musical sacrament meeting and it was nice to be at church despite the lack of sleep. After church we went over to granny and grandpas house for other fun activities including the egg toss from the roof and tossing Andrew in the towel.

Coloring Easter Eggs

We had a fun time coloring Easter Eggs this year. Andrew wanted to throw them all down and crack them before we dyed them, but we managed to save a few to color. He didn't like that he dyed his hands and wanted them clean as soon as we were done. Aunt Tawny was staying the night with us so she got to share in the fun!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

parking citation?

On April Fool's Day, I got a call from Isaac saying the Accord had died in a park while he was studying for his accounting class. He had called his brother to come and jump it and it hadn't worked. He came home and after a few hours he went back to the park to try to tow it home with his dad. They came back to the house saying that the car wouldn't even come out of park and that we had received a parking citation...needless to say...I wasn't very happy. Isaac started reading it out loud and I didn't understand why he wasn't upset til I finally clued in that it wasn't a real citation..

When he read the part about Fleas of a thousand camels infesting your armpits is when I clued in that it wasn't real. Well, we drove the Odyssey over to jump the car and it started right up....thank goodness...I guess it was an April Fool's Day joke that ended up working out okay.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy April Fool's Day!

We had fun making these great treats for April Fool's. I saw them on Studio 5 on KSL this morning and thought they would be fun to make. Here is the final outcome...spaghetti and meatballs cupcakes!