Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Double Whammy

This year my birthday happen to fall on the same day as Mother's Day!
Nick treated me extra special, 
and Austin was super confused on what to wish me all day.

I also loved getting asked by people if my birthday was always on Mother's day...
yes, every year my birthday is the 2nd Sunday in May.

Nick was so great and woke me up to breakfast in bed!

My favorite part is the rose delicately draped across the plate...
He is too cute.

Nick is known for his always giving me awesome gifts,
but today he made me wait till dinner to get my present!
I was so excited.

The kids joined us too!

After church we went to my Mom and Dad's for a Mother's Day/Bday dinner that my Dad cooked.
It was so good!

Austin playing Angry Birds... he is obsessed.
I just get weirded out when he knows how to search for a Thomas movie on YouTube all by himself!

My sweet Kayla..

and my not so sweet Kayla.

Austin and Duke are best friends

 it's pretty cute to watch them together!

My mom tries her hardest to convince me to like Duke,
but after having to dog sit that over-sized anteater...
I just don't see it happening.

But I do love living so close to both of our families!

Houston and Cristina at dinner- 
I think they look pretty great for having a newborn AND surviving law school finals!

My Mom made these cute cupcakes and my Dad made a delish Italian Creme Cake for the dinner.
Thanks for sharing your day with me Mommy and Cristina!

My kids seriously love their Uncle FoFo!

and after dinner I got to get my present from the hubby!
I wish I had a picture of me hugging the box,
I was so excited!!!

He got me a......

Dyson DC25 vacuum!

oh yeah, baby!
Is it weird that I turned 24 & thrilled that I got a vacuum?
Well, I'm just livin' the dream and stayed up till midnight rockin' out with my vacuum.

The next night I got some birthday love at Pappasitos!

The staff sang Happy Birthday and told the whole restaurant I was turning 21,
do I still look 21??

Me and newest sexy momma Cristina

me & my sweet friend/cousin Chelsea who is prego with the newest family member...
and is Momma to Kayla's bf Sadie.
(trying to do the math on how close her babies will be? That's 13 months people!)

Love you Chels!

I had such a great birthday this year and always am reminded of how lucky I am!

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Easter was great this year!
I loved getting the sweet baskets together for the kids
and starting new traditions with them.
Austin is getting to the age where we can try to explain the holidays to him and watch his excitement.
It's so much fun!

But to be honest,
it was a little scary to tell him that a large bunny was hopping to our house...
while he slept, to hide presents for him?

But he was sold at presents.. nothing else mattered!

Oh, and every year I ask Nick to get me an Easter basket
and I always get one for him.
Last year, I even bought myself my own basket and grass and handed it to him to fill.
Easter morning,
it was empty.
So this year I didn't get him as basket,
thinking I wouldn't get one again.
I was right.
0 for 4 Easters so far.
He makes up for it on more important holidays though!

Kayla got her little Easter dress, a white mini skirt, BYU top, cute bows, a sock monkey Grandma Simmons made and her Easter candy was.. yummy baby food.

Austin got a new place mat, BYU hat, Thomas train, a new tie (that didn't fit!), coloring book, shirt and some Easter treats!

In Nick's family the Mom always hides the Easter baskets
and when you wake up, you have to find them!
I loved it & Austin was so excited!

Easter pictures
do you see Kayla's little rolls on her thighs!? So cute!

Cute picture..
till I noticed Austin's hand! 
haha- don't tell Nick I posted this one

Take #2

Happy Momma

Easter Egg hunt at Papa and Oma's house!

Peyton, Kate and Austin with their eggs! 
Brookie wasn't feeling so great that day.

Dumping out all the candy

Austin got lots of treats and candy between the 3 Easter baskets he got!

he has forgotten about all the candy.

I have not.

Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Huge Booger

Have I been a blog slacker??
These things happen.

Random cute pictures...
Austin & Kayla ready for a bike ride with Nana

I have so many great stories to share..
let's just start with my blog title, shall we?

Life is busy

I know you are all wondering,
what huge booger??
My huge booger??
No, only in Utah do I get huge boogers.
(am I the only one?!)

Today at church, during sacrament...
(now you know it's going to be good)
Austin is leaned into Kayla's car seat quietly entertaining her.
Then out of no where he breaks the silence in the chapel with,
"MOM, Kayla has a HUGE booger!"

Kayla was mortified.

And Nick & I being the reverent, mature parents we are..
started laughing.
So Austin says it again, but louder.
Thanks Austin!

The best part was after church,
when a cute, older couple walk up to Nick and tell him
they loved sitting behind our little ones and their favorite part was Kayla's HUGE booger.
At least they had a sense of humor.

In his defense.. the booger was big.

Always just lookin' out for the ladies!
Austin, Sadie and Kayla

That's all for now,
i'll save the rest for later. 
I have Easter, lots of babies to introduce, a fun Utah trip with hubby & an adorable baby shower to post!