Tuesday, October 26, 2010

To play or not to play?

My friend Jen suggested we have Andrew play soccer with her little boy Caden. He has never played soccer before but we thought he would enjoy it. Here is a clip of his first practice game.

Andrew has always loved playing with balls so this was not what I expected out of his first soccer experience!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

One Year!

Britton at one year! (even though he is 13 months already)

His stats:

22 pounds 12 ounces (around 50th percentile)
30 3/4 inches (around 75th percentile)

We love our little B. He is crawling, cruising, and has started walking with help and walking toys! He has such an easy going personality, although he has definitely turned one and knows what he wants. He says mommy and daddy and sometimes I think I hear Andrew from him. Instead of saying ball he says catch and says it a lot. I can't believe how grown up he is getting. For Britton's birthday, I found this cute cake on the make it and love it website. I thought I would try my hand at it and make him a bug cake since we always call him Britton Bug. It was yummy and cute, just what I would have wanted for Britton. We had a fun birthday party with a pinata, balloons, cake and ice cream, family, and friends.

Family fun in the sun!

We had a blast this year at Taylorsville Dayzz. I worked Friday night and was a bit sleep deprived during the parade but we still had a great time. We sit under the overpass so we don't get burned to a crisp (thanks to KaeDee and Jacob for saving seats at 6 am). Andrew had the same problem as years passed...he doesn't like the noise. He kept his ears covered most of the time. The noise didn't bother Britton. He had a grand time. He loved the music and especially love the motorcycle cops and sirens. The park was fun. We had dinner with Isaac's family and got a call from my parents saying they were about to the park so we met them in the parking lot. We got tickets so Andrew could go to the petting zoo, but to our surprise, he wanted to ride the ferris wheel and the space ship rides. He had a great time on both rides. Isaac assured me he would keep a hold on him on the ferris wheel. It was finally time for the Beattles concert. Andrew and Britton danced right along with the music. Andrew is quite the little dancer. During the intermission, we saw four sky divers jump from a plane and land in the ball field. Then it came time for the fireworks. Andrew had ear plugs in and did alright. Britton was intrigued at the beginning but lost interest pretty quickly. The fireworks are amazing. We always get to see a finale and then a grand finale. What a great time to spend as a family. It was a great treat to have Grandma and Grandpa Thornton join us as well.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Aunt EmEm!

We took Aunt EmEm to the MTC today to be dropped off for her mission to New York. I cried like crazy because I am losing a good friend and Andrew's best friend to date. She has been such a good support this last year since Britton joined our family. I don't know what I would have done without her. I guess I have to figure that out now. Well, here she is on the drive down and leaving us (with the Elder's getting her cute luggage for her). Good luck Aunt EmEm! See you in 18 months! We will miss you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ready for a playmate!

Andrew is so ready to have Britton be old enough and capable of playing with him. I have found him sitting closer to and interacting with him more. I love watching them together and Britton loves watching his older brother!

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.