Monday, December 17, 2012

Brody Turns The BIG 2

Our little Brody is 2!  We can't believe it.  He is the sweetest boy you will ever meet.  He loves life and loves to be around people.  He is showing a little sense of humor. He is such a delight.  Because our families are so big, we did 3 small parties for him.  On his real Birthday December 8th we thought it would be special  to have his birth family over.  I thought is was awesome!  

Brody enjoying all the attention and the presents.

Brody has the best birth mom ever!  We are so grateful to Chanel for the relationship we have with her.  Brody is very lucky to have her.

Randy and I were so excited for his present from us.  This little bike it called the Strider.  It has no pedals.  Brody will have to learn to balance and use his legs for momentum.  He has loved it, but needs a little more practice..  Happy Birthday buddy!

Brody with his Grandma Bobbi!  Brody is lucky to have her as a Grandma. Of course she had to spoil the little dude.:)  We are so grateful to her,  for the love she has for Brody. 

The one and only Aunt Chelbie.  She is wild and crazy!  Brody just loves her.

Mommy Chanel & Chris.  So stinkin' cute! We are thankful Chanel met such a great guy.  Chris has always been so supportive of Chanel & Brody's relationship.  We love him for that.

Blowing out the candles.  Ouch!  I burnt my lip!

One awesome family we get to share many great MEMORIES with. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRODY! WE ALL LOVE YOU!  .

Date Night with Granny Goose

Brock and I getting ready to leave on our date night. I can't argue about hanging out with this stud.

We received a invite in the mail from Granny Goose inviting us to see the Nutcracker.  When we got there all of Brock's cousin's where there (3 and older) with their moms, along with Granny.  It was a delight for me to be there.  Brock picked out his very own Nutcracker to bring home.

This was one of the scenes in the play.  I found myself watching Brock more then the play.  It was fun for me to see his re-action. Brock loved all the sword fighting between these mice.

Brock and his cousin's.  Thank You Granny Goose!  We had a great time!

Make'em EARN it...

We have been struggling with Brock listening and doing what we (or any adult for that matter) ask of him.  So my awesome sister Erin made these charts for Brock. She has been doing this with her son Bryson and has had success, so I thought I would give it a try.  

As you can see he has earned his first dollar.  It has made a huge difference.  He is proud of himself when he makes that good choice of listening, as are we:)  So in 6 weeks it should become a habit right?  Thank you Erin for the great idea!

let it snow, Let It Snow, LET IT SNOW!

I have been dying for 2 years  to build a snowman with my 3  boys.  It finally snowed enough for us to build one.  I don't know why, but Lehi never seems to get a lot of snow.  We were all so excited!  Brock rolled all the balls himself.  Brody loved running and eating the snow.  Randy constructed it.  Then the final touches to make FROSTY come to life.  It was awesome! We even had an audience. Granny and Grandpa Hink surprised us with a visit.  Fun times and Great memories.

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Time of Thanks

I love Thanksgiving. I have so much to be Thankful for and I would like to share a few of them with you.  I am Thankful for my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and for his atoning sacrifice. I am not perfect, I have my flaws. He makes it possible for me to renew myself and become a better person.  I would be lost with out him.  I am Thankful for my little family.  They are my world. I am Thankful for my wonderful husband.  I am Thankful for all I have learned from him. I am Thankful he has stuck with me for 12 years. I am Thankful that I have the opportunity to be a mother on this earth.  I am Thankful I get to be home with my boys to teach them and see them grow.  I am Thankful for Brock telling me how pretty I am and that he hates my hair in a pony tail.  I am Thankful for Brody being so polite by saying "pease and ank you".  I am Thankful that they make me laugh everyday and that it's easy for them to forgive.  I am Thankful for adoption and for everything I have learned and continue to learn from it.  I am Thankful for our boy's birth moms and how lucky we are to have found each other.  I am Thankful for our boy's birth families and the love we have and share with them.  I am Thankful for mine and Randy's families.  They have been a great support to us, we know that we can always turn to them.  I am Thankful for my mother in law watching our boys on Wednesday's so Randy and I can go to work.  I am Thankful for Randy's job and how great of a company they are to work for.  We have been blessed in many ways because of them. I am Thankful for my talent in doing hair.  I have the best clients that I can depend on. I am Thankful for our beautiful home my talented husband built. I am Thankful for food.  I love to eat!  I am Thankful for all the little things, the rain, the snow,  flowers, mountains, clean sheets with shaved legs:), our cars, Monday night ice-cream, the morning snuggles with my boys, the love and laughter we share as a family, our boys faces/smiles when daddy comes home, the excitement for the holiday's, watching Brock in the primary program, reading to our boys.  The list could go on and on.  This Thanksgiving please take a moment and list what you are Thankful for.  We all have so much to be Thankful for.  We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Our Trip to Arizona

This last weekend we ventured down to Arizona for 3 reasons.  To meet Grandma Marge, to see Mommy Heather, and to attend a baby blessing of a good friend.  It was an unforgettable trip.  Lots of love and laughter.  Here are a few moments of our trip.

We had the great opportunity to meet Daddy David's Grandma Marge. That would make her a great Grandma to Brock.  We had an amazing visit with her and Aunt Haley.  I have been pen pals with Grandma Marge for 4 years, so it was pretty awesome for me to meet her and Hayley.  She spoils Brock to death.  Sending cards, money, gifts.  She is so thoughtful to do what she does.  It means a lot to us and I know it will mean a lot to Brock when he can truly understands adoption. Thank you Grandma and Hayley for the wonderful visit.  We loved it!

Brock and Mommy Heather

Brock enjoying time with Aunt Jessica
Brock meeting his sister for the first time

Dinner with the Gossett Family.  It was good to see yo guys.  Thank you for the visit. 

Our child hood friend Ryan also lives in Arizona, so we were able to visit with him and his cute kids.  Ryan and Brooke took us to the Zoo.  The kids loved it!

Brock always has something in his mouth.  haha

Brody cheesin' it!

I love this picture! Randy and his best friend Ryan.  Thank you Ryan and Brooke for the fun visit.  Randy is still mad about Monopoly. haha

TrIcK or TrEaT

In past Halloween's we would venture to my brother's house for the trick or treating. Now that our boys are older they,( or should I say we)  want to be home.  So at home we stayed.  As you can see Brock was SUPERMAN and Brody a TIGER grrr.  They were excited for it to get dark, so they could GET CANDY.  I stayed back to pass out candy while Randy took the boys out.  Brock was done at like the 10th house.  Funny I know.  Little Brody caught on to the process of trick or treating.  Randy said he would grab fist fulls of candy at each house.  He came back with a ginormous loot of candy.  It was a fun night with just our little family.  Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2012

GrEatEsT pLaCe oN EaRtH

We were lucky enough is head down to Moab a few weekends ago.  This is one of our favorite places to travel.  I like to call it the Mellor playground.   It is also great when you have good company to join you.

This BIG hole is called Mickey's Hot Tub.  Scary, but we made it out.

Brock loves to explore the Red Rock.

Brody found a new toy dolly, he just loved.

Taking a break.

Super Brock!!!

It is a must to visit the sand hill and race to the top

The boys were in heaven with all the sand.

Poor daddy.