Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Weekend Get-a-way to San Antonio Texas

My sister, Ruth, and her husband, Quincy, live in San Antonio.
And this is their beautiful family. A couple weekends ago, their daughter, Brylee, got baptized, and they also blessed their new baby son, Sander.

So we make the trek down south to be there for the special events. All of the family (except for 2 grandkids) were able to make it. It has been about 3 years since we have all been together.

Jace had fun playing with all of his cousins, Aunts and Uncles, and Grandparents. He loves swimming now. He has woken up every morning since we got home saying he wanted to go swimming again.
My long time best friend, Ana, and her husband, Robert, drove from Houston to spend the weekend with us also. So nice of them!
We spent a day at the Alamo and the River Walk. You can see Jace and his cousins in the background of this picture... they were chasing the pigeons all over the place!
Robert keeping Jace entertained while we waited for our food.
Here is the River Walk. We ate at a Mexican Restaurant just along the river and had a mariachi band play for us. So good to be down South again!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Moving into the "Big Boy Bed"

Now that we have another munchkin coming into our family, I thought it was a good idea to have Jace move into his new room and bed now so that he doesn't associate the new baby with taking his place in his old room. So far, he has done really well. He snuggles up with is awesome minky quilt that Grandma Stevens made him for Christmas and his Elmo doll, falls right to sleep, and doesn't wake up til morning. The entire transition has been so much easier than I thought it would be. Next step... potty training (yikes!)

A little side story of the Elmo Doll... We were flying home from San Antonio a couple weekends ago. We were pushing Jace in his stroller through the SLC airport when all of the sudden he starts screaming "Elmo, Elmo, I want Elmo!!!" We tried to ignore the Sesame Street stand but Jace started to cry as we left it behind. So..... we were suckers for our son's tears and paid the airport premium to get him the Elmo doll. I know, I know, (bad parenting move) but we had put our little man through a lot that weekend and thought he deserved a reward :)!

Another Baby On The Way!

Most of our family and some of our friends already know, but I wanted to publicly announce that we are expecting another baby! We are so excited about it, especially now that morning sickness is pretty much over with. (I'm using that as my excuse for being a terrible blogger lately). The baby is due on August 11th.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Years Eve!

We spent New Years Eve with Nate's Family. Jace and his cousins got cozy watching a movie in Grandma and Grandpa's bed. It was super cute. Once the kiddos went to sleep, us parents stayed up playing games and laughing so hard that my abbs hurt the next day. Super Fun!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Christmas 2010

Here are just a couple shots of Jace on Christmas morning. We spent Christmas Eve with Nate's Family (we forgot our camera that night though). We were all spoiled rotten, especially Jace. We had such a good time with all of the family visiting.

We spent Christmas morning at home. It was our first time to do this just our own family and it was kind of fun. We got Jace a rocking horse. He had seen it in Sam's every time we went and always wanted to go play with it. A couple times he could just hear the horse noises it makes and he would start to pretend rock in the middle of the aisle. Christmas morning we opened the door to his room and turned on the horse noises to wake him up. He sat up in his bed, sleepy eyed, and then jumped out and sprinted into the living room where he found his rocking horse. He then got spoiled by his other grandparents (my family) who live far away but sent him lots of gifts. He was really cute with his rocket. He was so excited about it that he wouldn't even give Nate time to pull it out of the box. He kept tugging on the handles saying "Mine, Mine!". Overall, it was such a fun experience this year to see him actually be excited about the toys and not just the wrapping paper. Thanks to all for helping us have a wonderful Christmas.

Stevens 5 First Annual Campout

We went on our first family campout this summer (I am really behind on my blog posting). We love camping and here we are living in the perfect area for it. This is Mesa Falls, just a short drive away from us. It was so much fun and I am looking forward to our next campout this summer (if anyone wants to join us you are definitely welcome to).

Nate and I have very different tastes when it comes to food. Here is one example: Campfire marshmallows! I love mine burnt black and he likes his barely toasted.
This is Jace's first experience with a marshmallow. I think he enjoyed it.... who wouldn't!

His first foil dinner: He actually did like it, he was just a little skeptical to begin with.