Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Craft..

My sister, mom, niece and I made these darling Advent calendars this year.. We had a blast making them and everyone has love them.. (and yes there is candy under those numbers)

Christmas tree

With the basment done now, we decided to put out tree downstairs this year. I was not too thrilled at first. Thinking we are not always downstairs and we wont get to enjoy it as much. Then I thought of Preston and how he would be getting into it non stop.

So down it went. I love it downstairs and it's been great that Preston is not destroying it every chance he gets.

I am hoping next year to save some $$$ and maybe get another tree upstairs, that way we can enjoy a tree in both places..

Little P

Had to share this funny pic of Preston. Last night while I was eating soup I thought he might like some broth. So I started feeding him some.. He started crossing his eyes while eating and checking out the huge spoon he was using.. I was cracking up.. Had to take a pic. What a silly boy..

Check out those teeth.. I took this last week while he was being smile.. (although he always is) He has 6 teeth and I'm pretty sure he is teething more..

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A love of guns...

With 3 little boys in the house, we have come to accumulate a collection of toy guns.. Even little P is loving playing with them..
His new favorite toy.. Gotta love it..

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Growing in Dog Years...

The other day someone asked me if Preston was 18mo. I laughed and said "No but his cloths are" I informed them that he would be 8 months old this Friday.. I can't believe how big my little guy is.. Not only is he wearing 18 mo old stuff but I felt his 6th tooth last night.. He shouldn't be growing this fast.. He needs to slow down and stay a little baby for me.. My niece informed me that he must be growing in Dog years.. That even though he is only 8 mo old his body is really 20 mo old.. He is such a cutie, always laughing and smiling. My only problem is the kid weighs so much I can hardly haul him around and talk about hauling him in his car seat and throwing it up into the truck.. It's quite a scene. I figure I better enjoy my time with him while he is somewhat smaller if he is really growing in dog years heck he'll be wearing size 3T and running around before he's 1 if it's true...

Carter and the Marker...

Once upon a time there was a mommy who had 3 adorable children.. Her adorable children took so much of her time she just never really felt like she got anything done.. She felt like she did the same 30 tasks every day and didn't get a chance to get other things on her list done.. She also found when her children were being good so she could get something done.. They weren't really being good. Today... 12-7-10.. Mommy was folding laundry in bedroom while she thought Carter was being good watching tv. And baby was playing in bouncer.. Little did Mommy know what Carter had in store for her..... (*Also should mention mommy had already cleaned up Carter and the bouncer 2 hours earlier and thought she had put things were Carter could not get them..)
I came out to see that once again Carter had gotten a hold of the dry eraser marker and had drawn all over his hand again.. (At least not on his face this time.)
Then mommy noticed he had also drawn all over the bouncer again.. **Mom was getting a little mad..
Then Mom noticed Carter had also taken the liberty to make Preston's face a little better looking.. And that is where I lost it and started laughing..

Here is my little guy sitting in his bouncer not caring that Carter has drawn all over it and on his face.. At least it all came off with a wipe.. Thanks heavens the Magic Markers are not around.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hill Museum

On Black Friday.. After I had done my 4am. shopping and put the tree up. We headed out for some more shopping and ended up at the Hill Museum.. I haven't been to the museum since I was probably Camden's age. I did have to go there once for work but we didn't look around. We have wanted to go for the last few years and since it's free you would think we would go lots. For anyone who lives around here I would recommend going.. Lots of fun planes to see and in the summertime they have planes outside you can check out.
Carter standing next to a big ol' plane

Camden had to get a shot next to the plane with great teeth (as he calls it) Yes my son wishes he had big sharp teeth.

It was pretty cold outside but we were able to grab this cute pic before Carter started freaking out.

Love my boys.

Just some cute pics of the boys.. They are starting to play really good with eachother. I'm hoping that continues. They are also fighting alot with eachother. I remember as a kid my 3 older brother fighting non stop and my mom saying to them "If your going to fight go outside" It makes me laugh since I'm always thinking of saying that to my kids and thinking how is my house going to survive 3 boys. It all ready as lots of dents, scratches and stains. I figure in 15 years we can move get a new house and maybe that one will stay clean and dent free. Then again I'm pretty sure Grandkids mess up your house also.

They love playing with Preston, and Preston can't wait till he can take on the big brothers.

Camden and Preston hanging out.
Preston squishing Carter. Carter always wants to hold Preston unfortunately when they are close to the same size it makes it hard.

Oh yeah..

What can I say like father like son, heck like Papa like Grandson.. My boys for some odd reason are a little obsessed with guns, knifes and such. I guess it's a boy thing. Even my little Preston has found the love of guns.. I can tell these boys are gonna give me a run for my money..
What a stud he is.. He is getting so big and with 5 teeth he is ready for some meat... He is getting close to crawling.. We are so lucky to have such a great little guy.

Turkey Time

Camden school does a thanksgiving feast and he has to go as a Pilgrim or an Indian.. Well last year he went as an Indian so I was hoping this year he would go as a Pilgrim but yeah Pilgrims not too exciting, Indians running around killing things yeah exciting.. So here are his Indian pics..

Nate helped decorate the outfit this year..

Last year Camden's Indian name was Howling Bear. This year he decided to be named "Chief Mud in the face" I guess the teacher read a book and the Chief at the end was called Chief mud in the face Camden thought it was hilarious and chose that as his Indian name. Cracks me up.
Had to take that "Serious" Indian photo..

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Little C and Big P..

Just a darling pic of Carter and Preston.. My niece took it with her phone so it's not the best but they are so cute. And although 18 months apart. They are only 7 pounds difference and Preston is wearing 12 to 18 mo cloths and Carter is in 18 to 24.. Oh and they wear the same size diaper.. They are so fun and cute..
So I just had to share..

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My new FAV

My wonderful neice got me the best Birthday card.. I love it.. And I told her I want the same card every year and I also think I will be buying some and giving them out.. Gotta love it..

She also got me the movie "Can't buy me love" it's one of my favs.. It was fun watching it with her.. Thanks again Hobbs..

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The BIG one...

My amazing sister in law made this darling cake for me.. I told her she put the wrong # on though.. I can't honestly be 30 right? Or can I... It seems like just yesterday I was turning 20. How time flies when you have children taking all your time..

The difference from turning 21 to 30...
21: Went out clubbing at 10p.m. to celebrate turning 21
30: Wanted to go to bed at 9 cuz kids were sleeping
21: Slept in and did whatever I wanted on my birthday
30: Was up at 7:15 cuz Carter wanted a Waffle
21: I'm sure I was hanging with my mom getting ready to go to Vegas for my birthday
30: Got a sitter so I could do lunch with some amazing girlfriends
21: Had wonderful dinner/date with boyfriend (weekend before)
30: Had wonderful dinner/date with husband(weekend before, and was with that same guy 9 years before)
21: Had dirty cloths to pick up off floor
30: Had whole house to pick up and take care of 3 kids.
21: Night of Birthday hung out with lots of friends while getting ready to go dancing
30: Going to Del Taco for Taco Tuesday so kids can play
What a difference a few years make. Even though turning 21 was great I was still just a baby. I can now say I've done a few things had a few kids and I'm glad I'm not out every night till 3 a.m. I'm so glad to have such great friends and family. And I'm so glad that 30 is now the new 20....

Monday, November 15, 2010


Camden is loving Preschool this year.. (Poor kid missed going to kindergarten by 19 days) I am glad he will be one of the oldest in his class. All the kids were super cute all dressed up and then they sang Halloween songs for us.. It was super cute..

All the kids with the teacher..

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

What a great Halloween we had... They boys had lots of fun and did lots of things. We started by doing the ward Trunk or Treat and they had fun doing that. The next day Camden got to dress up for preschool (pictures coming soon). And right after Preschool we headed to Nate's work where they go trick or treating.. They get enough candy at Nate's work that we could provide all the candy for a ward trunk or treat. Needless to say I have more then enough candy at my house.. And then not only did the kids go trick or treating we also had a Halloween party at Nate's parents house on Halloween. (Pictures to come)
The boys sitting by the pumpkins that we carved.
Tried to get just a pic of Camden with his pumpkin but Carter wasn't having any of that.

Had to get a shot of the pumpkins on the front porch with the kids.

Mr. Preston sitting by his pumpkin.

Carter by his pumpkin.

My little Carter was Superman this year. He was so excited and anytime someone asked him what Camden was going to be he would say "Me be Superman"

Camden as the HULK....

My sweet little boys.. Preston's costume was a little small so he only wore it for the trunk or treat and then at Nate's work. Was nice not to have him in it on Halloween.

To Funny

Camden and Carter are watching Sesame Street and Snuffleupagus is allergic to something and keeps sneezing. I hear Camden say "Well Carter doesn't sneeze when he gets by Peanut Butter." LOL Too funny.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


So the other day me and my mom went to Walmart to get some stuff and what do I see in the parking lot. Brett Michael's tour bus.. I'm thinking why in the heck would Brett have his tour bus at the Ogden Walmart my mom had no clue he was was. (Had to laugh at that). As we were coming a guy was walking to the bus he punched some magic key pad and he went in the bus. I'm thinking really is Brett on that bus?
I told my mom that if the bus was still there when we came out I was gonna take a pic of it. Sure enough after an hour of shopping the bus is still there and now people are parking around the bus and standing around taking pictures. I had noticed a white sheet of paper on the window when we had come so I decided to take a look the paper it read "Brett Michael's is not on this bus he is at home with his family" REALLY? Like if he was on the bus it would say Brett is on the bus.. Or maybe they wouldn't have anything.. I'm thinking of course they probably always have that sign on that. Hello doesn't matter sign or no sign people are going to ask and the bus guys are going to say "Sorry he's not on the bus" So really Brett Michael's could've been sitting in his bus in the Ogden Walmart Parking lot enjoying a Big Mac while people are standing around taking pictures? I guess no one will ever know.. I just thought it was funny to see the tour bus there and had to take a pic. And the sign made it even better. I may put that sign on my car when I go somewhere.. "Mandy is not in this vehicle she is at home with her kids" LOL

Friday, October 22, 2010

Family Pictures 2010

A few weeks ago we did Family pictures with Nate's side of the family. We haven't gotten family pictures taken with Nate's family since Carter was 4 months old and haven't had pictures with my family since I was pregnant with Carter and didn't know it yet.. I think the pictures turned out pretty good. The kids were all good and we had a good time.

Had to get a cute shot of Preston. He was gonna be 6 mo old the next day so we thought it would be a good time to get a new photo of him. What a stud he is.

This is Nate's family. Check out all those boys.. Yep no granddaughters for them. Come end of Nov. they will have 10 grandsons.. We got our self an army.

I wish Preston was looking at the camera but we know how that goes getting a baby to look at something. It turned out well enough.

Glad this picture turned out.. Love my little family..


I had Preston's 6 mo check up today.. And my little guy is not so little.. Here are his stats...
Weight... 20.63 lbs 89%
Length... 27.8 in 85%
Head..... 18.0 in 92%
Of course the doctor said you are looking good.. I'm glad he was only 20 pounds. I swear he feels heavier.. I also had Camden and Carter step on the scale. Camden weighed in at 44lbs and Carter was up to 28 lbs.. Yeah for Carter he is such a little guy. I also stepped on the scale but I'm not talking about that.. LOL

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The boys.....

Just thought I better post some cute pics of my boys.. They are so much fun and keep me laughing all the time.. They also keep me yelling.. LOL Here are just some cute pics I've taken of them lately..

I think I forgot about this pic.. The last time we went to the dunes I needed to help Nate with the trailer and I had Fatty. So I put him in the side compartment where the extra water goes.. It was so funny.. He just layed there and kicked..

Our first attempt at Sweet Potatoes.. He didn't love them. My boy does not like baby food he likes real food. What can I say he's a Thorsted.. He goes this week for his 6 mo check up so we will see how big the Fatty is now.. He has 2 teeth and loves to chomp..

Trying to get the spoon of food in his mouth.

Went to McDonald's and the boys got the Star Wars Tattoo's.. Carter was super excited to have the tattoo put on.. He is so funny.

Camden showing me his tattoo.

My boys can sure be cute..

Carter has been pulling all the chairs into a little pile by the counter so the other day I put a sheet over and made him a hut. He loved it..

The boys chillin in the hut.

Getting ready for church on morning. Carter found the shoes and with his OCD he tried to organize them.. This is what happened.

And then of course Camden had to put some boots on of mine. He is so funny. It was cracking me up with him walking around the house.

The boys chillin watching t.v. I had Preston in his Bumbo and the boys got some shoe boxes and decided to use those as seats. It was so funny.

I know my butt would not fit in a show box it was funny to see them sitting there with their brother like that.

Just a cute pic of Preston and Camden. Preston was rolling all over the place and Camden came and layed by him. It was cute with them playing around..