Monday, October 17, 2011

Baby steps....

Ok I am borrowing a new house rule from my good friend Raina, NO GROWING! This kid is out of control. He started taking steps using the furniture today and he is not even 8 months old! So here he is in all of his glory :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

We are in trouble!

Ok this baby has got to stop growing so fast! Lately he has been pulling himself up in his crib and standing against the furniture and tonight while we were at the Sorenson's he was pulling himself up on their TV stand and taking little side steps! He was so proud of himself, it was hilarious! I think the best part of the video is his chubby little legs :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011


This month has been so nice, we are finally all back home together, hanging out with our friends, what can we say, life is pretty good. Mike is back to school and working at the bookstore. Winston and I love to go visit him and walk through the park by his school. We go running just about every morning and I push King Winston in the jogger while he sleeps. He is crawling and can get anything we leave on the floor so we have to watch him like crazy. We finally broke down and got him a high chair and I wish I would have done it about 3 months ago. Winston and I went to Kennewick for Labor Day to visit Bobbie since she came home to visit and had fun with the cousins. Its been a crazy summer but we are ready for fall. We have been loving us some BYU football and pretty much have moved in with the Sorenson's every Saturday this month to watch football with them. I start school on Monday so sleeping in until 9:30 is going to end so I am pretty bummed about that :) and there you are, we are FINALLY all caught up on our blog!

So hilarious, this is what he does in the back seat now
I decided after this we need to dress alike way more often
Best hat ever
loves his daddy
all of the babies with Aunt Bobbie
love the football binky
He is ready for fall with his cardy
his favorite place to take a nap!


Oh August, you flew by way too fast! Winston and I moved back to Portland the first weekend in August and we were SO sad to leave my parents and Val but excited to be back in our apartment and see all of our wonderful friends in Lake Oswego! Before we left we went to "Splash Down Cove" and the court club with Val and her kids and it was so fun! Winston loved the water and just sat there and splashed. Mike didn't get to come back until the middle of August but when he got back Winston had a new trick for his daddy, we was sitting up all by himself! We were so proud of him. Mike got home on August 19th which happens to be our 5th anniversary. My amazing parents came over pretty much just to babysit for us so that we could have our first date since we had Winston. It was such a good night! We went to the Macaroni Grill and saw the Help which was soooo good. We were gone for 5 whole hours (the longest I have ever been away from that little cutie) and he was an angel for his nana. We had a whole week to hang out as a family before Mike had to start school again. Thankfully this is the last time he has to do that! He graduates in May and we are SO excited to see where we end up!

Here are some fun facts on Winston from the month:
he loves drinking from a straw (a true Stauffer)
he is super playful and loves peek-a-boo
his hair started coming in on the back of his head
he LOVES the bath
no more crying in the car seat (Seriously, thank the Lord, it was a long 4 months of that)
his favorite foods are peas and oatmeal and sucking on the occasional red vine :)

Last first day of school ever! I am so proud of him, look at that future lawyer :)

ridiculous, I cannot even say how much I love waking up to this every day!

being a big boy

snuggling with papi, look at that thigh!

At the fish hatchery

sitting up in the primary room

Ugh, cutest thing I have ever seen
just a cute fat baby
Splash Down Cove!!!!
Just sitting up in his crib, NBD


We had a lot of fun in July!
First off my mom's birthday is on the 4th so we LOVE being with her every year! She is such a blessing to our family. She is always doing so much for everyone. She is the best mom out there and hopefully I can be half as good of a mom as she is because honestly I couldn't live with out her.
We were house sitting for my mom's friend who lives right on the river in Pasco so we had basically the best view in town of the fire works. There was also a pool there so Winston went swimming for the very first time. He did alright, he didn't hate it but he didn't love it. He basically tolerated it and most napped and enjoyed being outside.
Mike's mom and little brother came and visited for the month of July so we had fun spending time with them.
On July 17th Winston rolled over for the first time and we were pretty proud! Mike was in Yakima but I am pretty awesome and managed to get it on video for him!
Lisa and Benson got to come up to visit for few days before Benson started work. Lisa is the baby whisperer in the family and she lived up to her title. We went hiking and out to eat and played with our babies the whole time. It was the best and we miss her like crazy!
One of the best parts of the summer came the very last weekend of July! We met our besties, the Sorensons in Seattle for a Mariners game! Mike has dreamed of taking his son to baseball games since I have known him so it was fun to go to the first one. Winston was a champ and did pretty dang good at the game. We got to stayed the night with Mikes aunt and uncle who we love to see and then spent the next day doing fun stuff in Seattle since Alex and Emily had never been before. It was a great way to spend the weekend!

he is crazy, what can I say?
best niece ever, I miss her so much!
She loves her cousin, he is a little scared
Not a happy baby but look at that awesome view of the river!
Look out cute those dang boys are, and aunt lulu looks pretty good too!
he was seriously memorized by her
best day of Mike's life I think
It was even SuperSonic celebration night, Mike LOVED it, he got to see his childhood hero, Gary Payton
Just a fat baby

Thursday, September 22, 2011


June was a pretty low key month. Val and Jeff were also staying with my parents while we were there for the summer so we had a blast being with them so much. They used to live in Texas and that was just way too far and we hated not getting to see them very often. Halle wanted to have a camp out so we did one in the back yard. This impacted my entire summer/life up until this point. I have been addicted to smores ever since about June 17th. I am seriously a junkie. I make them all the time (like once or twice a day) in the microwave. Its a serious problem in my life. Winston's colic finally started to go away and he was still a little fussy in the evenings but nothing like the beginning of his life. I turned the big 27 and my silly mom tried to trick me and told me she would be out of town but happily she came home on my birthday with a present from Anthro, what more could a girl want? When Winston turned 4 months, Val and I decided it was time to feed him some rice cereal. We quickly realized that he was still not quite ready for solids so he had his first taste of solids but we didn't like officially start solids until around 6 months. Nursing also finally because much easier and stopped hurting every single time. It only took us 3 and a half months to get it down. Oh and how could I forget? A monumental thing happened on June 30th, Maverick opened in the Tri-Cities. It was one of the best days of the whole summer!

favorite summer outfit for hot days

lovin' life
giving Aunt Val some love
we call this "angel face"
honestly, I die! He is the love of my life!
we heart Auntie Karly
our camping trip
big boy toys