Thursday, December 15, 2011


Dane is getting to be so fun! He is starting to talk and talk so much more and oh yeah...he is walking too!! He is constantly making us smile. Here are a few pictures that might bring a smile to your face!
He saw me in the flour one day and thought he should give it a try too!!
FAVORITE thing to play with while I'm getting ready for the day!
Cookies for breakfast? We don't have rules at our house!!
Despicable Me fixes EVERYTHING even when your sick!! (Notice his arm is around his pup pup...he LOVES dogs!)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

15 Months

Our little Man is 15 months. We took him to the Doctor and he is as healthy as can be!

Weight: 27.7 Lbs (84th%)
Height: 34 Inches (98th%)
Head Circ.: 18 3/4 Inches (63rd%)

He brings so much joy and so many smiles to our face!
Some of the fun things he is doing....
*in the process of walking
*officially been off a bottle for 3 months now
*eats anything and everything
*favorite movie, Despicable ME
*favorite drink, Gatorade
*favorite candy, Starbursts
*has had 2 hair cuts now
*says Pup pup, book, bath, Dada, yum yums, whats that, yes,
*points to things if I don't understand what he is saying
*is starting to jabber a lot more
*loves to talk on the phone to Brent
*knows what a turkey, sheep, Santa, cow etc. says. (He obviously won't say them on command...kinda stubborn that way!)
*is into books & puzzles
*LOVES his grandparents
*covers his eyes when we play peak-a-boo
*loves to be chased on his 4-wheeler down the hall. (He tends to pop wheelies cause he is going so fast!)
*L.O.V.E.S always throwing his hands in the air or nodding his head to the beat...once in a while he will throw a leg kick in there too!
*tries to do and say everything we do
*starting to transition to 1 nap a day
*sleeps in until 8:30ish or later everyday
*has to sleep with his soft blanket and his pup pup
*enjoys being around other kids his age
I'm sure there is more but we are just so happy to have this sweet boy in our family. There is just something about him that will just brighten your day!! Love ya Dane!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Birthday WEEK!

Yes we celebrated another birthday at our house...this time it was ME!! Yay! I would have to say that it was a good one! We ended up going home the weekend before my birthday and we had a few celebrations there that involved cheesecake, Skore cake, and good company!! I'm so grateful for such a great family that loves me.

On my special day my sweet niece made me a cute picture!!! Thanks Avers!
I have never been the one that likes to make my own cake so I hinted to Brent that there was this cute cupcake place in Provo and he should go there for my birthday cake!! Seriously, he spoiled me rotten...came home at 5:30 pm with 2 doz roses, dinner from Cafe Rio and 4 cupcakes!
Whoa I was on cloud 9!! Brent is finally starting to slow down a bit at work...thank goodness!! So it was good to have him home early to spend my special day with me! Oh yeah and Dane took me out shopping...sweet boy huh?
Here are the cupcakes vanilla, coconut, cookies and cream, and key lime pie! I have to say though my favorite by far was the coconut!! Yum yum...
Here is to 26! Its gonna be a good one I can feel it!! :) Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Love - The Hamburger

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Over the river and through the woods...

A few weeks ago Brent had to travel to Idaho for work. So we figure we might as well tag along with him...well it was suppose to be a 3-4 day stay and it ended up being a 10 day stay. Brent had to go back and forth from Idaho to Utah in between those 10 days so we thought we would take advantage of it and stay in Idaho. We had such a fun time. Got got to spend lots of time our families. We went and watched Ava play in her last soccer game, hit up Kings, lunch dates, visited family. One day my mom had to go and work on the temple grounds and it was only going to take her an house. Well no one showed up to help we went and tried to help her, more so explore! Dane had such a great time.
Danes new thing is he loves to sit in the driver seat and pretend to drive! Brent's dad and brother were in harvest so he took Dane out with him and rode around in the tractor for 2+ hours. Brent said he would not stop smiling. Sounds like we are going to have to send Dane to Idaho for the summers to work on the farms!!
Me and my mom love schnauzers...well she gave Dane a stuffed schnauzer and he has to go EVERYWHERE with us now! Someday we need to get him a real one.
I haven't been out golfing since I've had Dane so we figure we would take advantage of the nice weather and go out. Man it felt so good!! I had some awesome tee shots. Dane loved cart hopping between Gram and Papa Steve and us.
We also got to hang out with my dad and Lupe and have a fun evening together. It was nice to be home for a bit. With harvest in full swing it made me kinda home sick so it was nice to get to be home and enjoy smelling the fresh dirt in the air!! Thanks for letting us come and stay so long Gram!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Danes adventures

We know that one day Dane will just take off walking. It seems that he is getting braver and braver with the things he does every day! He is just so dang cute, we can't get enough of him!
The little stinker likes to ONLY push himself back on his car...I've tried to teach him to move his feet forward and his new thing is he pushes himself back until he hits something and can't go any farther and gets off and moves his car so he can keep going!!
(Sorry the quality of the video is kinda bad...but still cute!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Last weekend we thought we would take Dane to the zoo! The weather was perfect and we all had such a good time. Dane's favorite would have to be the monkeys...go figure! He would point at them and then kick his legs like crazy. We also saw en elephant, rhino, giraffe and crocodile! The tigers were all sleeping and Brent was bummed because the part that has the penguins and polar bears was under construction and will be finished next summer. Guess we will be going back. Like how we are wearing our Boise State gear? Go BRONCOS!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1 Year Stats

Dane is such a healthy boy!

Weight: 25.7 lbs (83%)
Height: 21.25 in (88%)
Head circ. 18.5 in (68%)

What did this kid eat? Anything and everything in site. We have switched him to whole milk and seems to be doing great! Some fun things he is doing--

* loves to play on the couch...he gets hyper
* walks along the couch and pulls himself up to anything and everything
* must feed himself
* says moo, up, mom, dad
* shakes his head to no when he knows he isn't suppose to be playing with something
* loves his grandparents
* loves his new friends he has made around here
* loves the splash pad
* likes to play peak a boo
* favorite tv show is Super Why
* waves hi and bye
* if we sneeze or cough he always mimic us
* loves peaches, he got a hold of one the other day while I was making jam and he ate the whole thing!
*love to sit on the step and wait for Brent to come home at night
* is a awesome traveler...good thing since we are from time to time
* favorite candy is peach rings
* has 10 teeth
That's all that I can think of off the top of my head! Thanks for being such a sweet little boy Dane! WE love you!!!

Birthday Bash!

This boy had such an awesome birthday! We went out to lunch with some of his friends to McDonalds and had chicken nuggets, fries and root beer! He was also featured on Good Things Utah for his birthday. My mom, Steve, dad and Lupe all came to share this special day with us. He got so many fun gifts that he just loves them all! Dane is such a special boy and we just don't know what we would do without him. He is constantly making us laugh! So glad that he was sent to our family.

I wanted to get creative and I made him a sock monkey birthday banner! It turned our super cute. We left it up all week since we celebrate birthday WEEKS around our house!

Dane wasn't sure when it came to opening gifts. He would get so excited with one gift that he just wanted to play with that. He was so funny to see his expression and have him make is vrooom noises when he got his 4-wheeler and Buzz car!
We got pizza for everyone and boy does he love pizza and root beer! It was priceless when this kid ate his cake! I'm so glad that he had such a fun party. The day after his birthday I asked him if he had a good birthday and he looked at me and shook his head up and down!!

Friday, August 26, 2011


Happy Birthday to our sweet little boy Dane!! Oh how we love you so much and you bring so much to our family. We have had such a blast with you this past year and we are so excited for the years to come!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

1st time Fishing...

Last weekend Brent had to run to Idaho to go to work so we thought we would tag along. Well it just so happened that my brother and his family were going to be in Sun Valley, Idaho so it was a no brain-er that we were going to go!! We had such a fun time...quick trip but a BLAST! We went to check out a spot to go fishing and as we got there some friends were leaving and left their pools for us to use. Brogan caught the most...he is a pro! I caught one!!! Dane LOVED the fish, after we would get the hook out of the fishes mouth we would let him touch them and he would want to stick his fingers down their mouth and full on grab the fish. Bo caught one fish that only had one eye...ewww! Dane loved the dirt and enjoyed every minute of it!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Toes...yes please!

This little guy has been loving on his toes lately!!
Too cute huh?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Best Buds

My brother and his family stopped at our house the other night on their way to Lake Powell. They have a little boy Red who is 9 months older than Dane! They are going to be such good buddy's. They would crawl around and chase each other and talk! We put them in Danes bed and they were just so funny to watch.
Being wild monkeys jumping on the bed!

I'm so glad that Dane loves all his cousins even if they are in Idaho and Washington!

Dang Teeth

Dane has been getting more teeth in. Its the ones behind his k-9's. Well this time it has totally kicked his buns. On Saturday he came down with a fever and his poor gums have been so swollen. I just feel so bad for the poor dude! Since he hasn't been feeling well, we've had lots of cuddle time, cartoons, otter pops, sleepless nights and hanging in his diaper! Hopefully they will just push through fast and it will all pass soon!!

Seven Peaks

This summer we've had the opportunity to go to Seven Peaks quite a bit!! We have such a fun time and just love it. Danes favorite is the lazy river and the wave pool! We will probably take him on a few tube rides next time!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

1st Tractor Ride

A few weeks ago when we were in Idaho, Dane went out on his 1st tractor ride with is Grandpa Turpin! Dane just loved it! (Even though the look on his face isn't proving it) I can't wait until he gets older so we can go to Idaho in the summers and he can help out his grandpa and uncles on the farm!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Family/4th of July

We had the opportunity to go to Idaho over the 4th of July. My brother and his family were going to be there from Washington and its been 9 months since we have all been together! To say the least, we had a BLAST! Our trip consisted of laughing, eating, swimming, drinking diet cokes, laying out, laughing more, fireworks, playing, roasting marshmallows, fishing, golfing, playing games, late nights, Micky Mouse pancakes. We were able to capture a family picture too!!

Bo and Steve fishing. That kids seriously LOVES to fish. He just couldn't get enough of it!
Dane loves his cousins! It was hard to see them leave because he was just warming up to them but we know that we will see them again hopefully sometime soon! Dane loves music and so Vy would go and play the piano and Dane would sit in front of her and bounce up and down and clap when she was done!
Whats a 4th of July without going to the RUPERT parade? We all had such a fun time. The parade wasn't too long and it wasn't too hot either. Notice how Dane has his binki in his mouth in every picture...reason being, whenever we would put him on the ground to crawl around...a rock would go in his mouth!! We then came home and had a bbq and just laughed and talked more!! Thanks for the fun time family and can't wait to do it again!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


We've been M.I.A. the last little bit and boy are we having so much fun!!
Will post more pictures when we get more time!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lil' Fish

It seems as though we have a fish on our hands! Dane LOVES the water. We went over to a friends house the other day and played in the water and he just loved it! We also decided to take him to Seven Peaks this last weekend and that was a hit too. Glad we got season passes because we will be putting them to good use!! HAPPY SUMMER!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lima Bean Wreath

So I have a very talented friend and she has an awesome craft blog. She made this fun Lima Bean wreath and I'd figure I would try it out! I was a little picky with my color to paint it so I ended up using a paint brush instead of spray paint. It actually turned out very cute and I'm proud of it... considering I'm not much of the crafty person!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fathers Day Weekend

We had such a great Fathers Day weekend! I tried to make is extra special for Brent since this was his first Fathers Day! It started with presents on Friday night...since we can't keep gifts from each other! Dane got him the game Zelda for the Wii and I got him Season 9 of Scrubs! Then on Saturday we went out for lunch at Goodwood!! Then we came home for naps and then we decided to take Dane out golfing to see how he would like it. Boy was it a hit, he LOVED every minute of it. He was so good. Then we headed to The Santaqueen for a treat! We ended the weekend with having to speak in church. Brent did such a great job. I'm so thankful for him and for such a great father that he is to our little boy! Thanks Brent for all you do for us!
Love ya!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Go away bug...

We've had quite the week trying to fight off the flu! Dane had it on Monday then Brent got it on Wednesday and I got it on Thursday. Luckily when I got it, it wasn't as bad as Brent & Dane. Dane was feeling better on Tuesday and then on Wednesday night he started to feel yucky again! So to say the least I have cleaned the house inside and out today to get rid of this bug!
We have done lots of cuddling and rocking along with drinking lots of pedialyte like its going out of style and watching lots of cartoons!
And today we are finally starting to feel normal again...just really tired! Here is Dane showing off his "brushing his teeth" skills!

Friday, June 10, 2011


Oh how we just can't wait to see these guys in a few weeks!
Dane is counting down the days, 16 to be exact!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Since Dane has been more mobile he has figured out that he can play in bed and change his music before he falls to sleep. My favorite thing lately is to go and check on him to see what position he fell to sleep in! Such a cute little dude!!

Monday, June 6, 2011


It seems as though we have a crawler on our hands! He started on his 9 month birthday! We just love his little personality that he is getting and I think he knows that he has his mom and dad wrapped around his little finger!! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


This little boy has discovered watermelon and LOVES it! I put it in his teething ring and he just goes to town on it! I can't wait to buy more fruit to put in it. We went to the doc. today because he hasn't been acting himself. Waking up more at night and more whiny during the day. He has a cold. So to say the least we have been lounging in our jammies and watching some cartoons! Hopefully the weather gets nice so we can go outside and bake the cold out of him!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring happenings...

We are so lucky to have a park so close to our house! We have finally been meeting some friends so we meet up with them at the park! We had such a great time watching the kids play. Dane's new favorite thing is to swing! He just giggles while we push him. As we were leaving my friend Lindsey was saying good bye to him and he waved back at her! Gotta love the firsts!
We are finally getting our yard put together! We went and got some flowers to plan the other day. Dane even helped while he dug in the dirt and sucked on rocks! Haha
...and yes that is our grass coming up! We hydro seeded it 2 weeks ago and we can't believe how fast it is coming!! We have just a few things to do in our yard like plant a few bushes and hook up our drip system around the house.
HURRAY for summer....can't wait for the warm weather!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sesame Street

As we were going through our morning routine, I looked over at Dane and he was engrossed in Sesame Street! He would look at me and then move his arms back and forth and scream! Man we just love this little boy!