Easter this year for us was pretty low key....I love that we don't have to go overboard and our kids still get excited!
I tried to make the pancakes look like Easter eggs and Cade says "MOM! I don't want Easter eggs for breakfast!" That's what I get for trying to be festive.
But then look at these two adorable boys! They looked so handsome for church today. We had a fabulous Easter weekend. We attended the annual Sargent Easter egg hunt and it was fun as always and then had a little hunt at Grandma Jeans with Hayden, Payson and Breckin and it was a lot of fun as well! I substituted for Cade's primary class today and it was fun to teach them the TRUE meaning of Easter and tonight this was Cade's prayer: "Heavenly Father thank you for this fun day, thank you for digging and my best buddy Hayden, thank you for Jesus Christ, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." I think he got something from the lesson, it made me proud! Happy Easter!
Jace was 18 months in January, so not THAT behind, but I have some catching up to do. Here are his pictures, I took them and my awesome sister Jen edited them for me.
Jace brings so much fun, joy, love, and attitude into our family! That's right! He's a sweet lil thing, but he's not going to let you (and especially Cade) walk all over him. He tries to be tough and will say in a scruffy voice "HhAY!" and then look away and slowly look back out of the corner of his eyes to see if you are looking! It's pretty cute....but we are working on nice words. :)
Jace is so sweet and loveable. With that said he is pretty stingy with his kisses! Dad can usually get kisses but the rest of us have to work for it....bribery with treats works real good.
He can count to 11, knows most his colors, and repeats most of the alphabet. He is very aware of whats around him and can recognize where we are going from what he can see out of his window. My favorite lately is "Jeanne's house". She's a lady I visit teach and she subbed in nursery one time and Jace just loves her so everytime we pass her house...."Jeanne's house"
He is such a cute little brother and seriously LOVES Cade! Every
morning he asks "Tade?", then when he finds him he says "hi tade" in the
sweetest little voice. He tries to do and say everything Cade does and
for the most part it's good, but Cade has tried to get Jace in trouble a
handful of times. If I've asked them to specifically not do something,
Cade will encourage Jace to do it! Stinker!
Jace is a good little singer and sings everything in the highest,
cutest little voice. He loves to sing and has a few favorite songs:
Wheels on the bus...knows all the actions and words...pretty cute
Alligator "SNAP" song
I am like a star shining brightly
"Of God" (I am a child of God)
STATS: 21lbs. ......get back to you on height....can't remember and can't find check up paper :)
Jace LOVES: his dad and brother (and mom of course but really you should see how he reacts when he sees his dad and brother! so cute!)
trucks (especially if they have a trailor)
sucking on his food closing doors
playing hide and seek with Cade
his "Blank" (blanket) *I have 3 fuzzy Christmas blankets that didn't get put back in with the Christmas stuff because he became a little too attached to them!
We love Jace and everything he brings to our family! He is such a good boy and can't wait to see how he and Cade grow closer the older they get! He is such a blessing and we are so thankful to be his parents.
Cade is such a fun boy! He's full of spunk, imagination and a whole lot of energy!! He is very active and hands on and depending on the day usually is up for anything....every now and then he gets a little scaredy-cat in him (from his mom), but usually with a little bribery and nudging he will jump right into everything!
He is also full of love and tenderness. He gets so worried when anyone is sad or hurt....especially mom, dad or Jace. It makes my day when he just out of the blue says "mom.....I lub ya" The other day he gave Jace a big hug and said "Jace, I lub ya, you're my best friend". Music to my ears!
Personality is definitely not lacking around here! He is full of it and makes me literally laugh out loud several times a day!
His imagination never stops! I love how creative he is and his latest thing is "yook at my new inbention...." and he's either tied toys together or dressed up or a combination of things....and he always has a name for them.
Cade is currently attending Preschool and LOVES it! He loves his teacher and thinks its so cool that his cousin and friends get to come too! He's a handful that's for sure but is constantly showing me or telling me about what happened at school....including how everyone ELSE was naughty....haha....sure! He doesn't like to talk much right after school, it comes throughout the day or week...when HE feels like talking! (Hmmmm sounds familiar!)
He LOVES his little brother! Just in the last few months him and Jace have really developed this cute little relationship and it is so fun to watch. Of course they still don't get along ALL the time, but the tender moments of loves and kisses and sharing and helping are just too cute!
His favorite color is mostly blue....sometimes green....
He is playing soccer right now and does pretty good.....for age 4 :) He loves any sport....anything to be active and outside!
He LOVES to go hunting and camping! He really just loves the outdoors....hiking, campfires, dirt, climbing....Bryan took him hunting a couple of times this year and boy did I hear all about it! He saw just about every animal he could think of and every little track in the dirt turned into a deer, elk or bear track....pretty cute!
Cade has turned into a bit of a picky eater....kind of like mom....but for the most part does pretty good. His latest thing is cheese....he doesn't like cheese, peppers, and some veggies....
Cade's stats: Height- 39 3/4"
Weight- 40.2 lbs.
He LOVES grandpas and grandmas and usually tells me its a better idea to go to their houses instead of staying at ours.
He finally was patient enough to figure out riding his bike (with training wheels) and found out he loves it and CAN do it! He's a bit stubborn but was determined to figure it out, and thank goodness we live in the country because I would've felt bad for anyone who had to listen to the whining and crying and screaming during it all! LOVELY!
He still loves to read books, do puzzles, play the piano, and sing songs with mom.
I have just loved watching Cade develop and grow into the little man that he is! He brings so much joy into our lives and is a blessing for our family! He definitely keeps us on our toes and makes me really bring my A game as his mom, but I'm so thankful for him because even through the rough days I feel like a better mom and person because of him! Cade we love you just the way you are!!
have so much to catch up on....but for now here are Jace's 1 year old
pics! He was a little stinker and didn't want to cooperate, but I think
I got at least a few good ones!
STATS: 19lbs. 10oz.
Has an obsession with doors and toilets
Is walking when nobody is watching! He is really good at walking along things and gets brave and lets go every now and then but if you are watching or start cheering for him he is down! Stinker!
Jabbers all the time: "Ga-ga" = drink, "ack" = Jack (our dog), "uck" = truck, "ade" = Cade, "bi" = bite, "ha-O" = hello, "bye-bye", all the animal sounds....cock a doodle doo being my favorite "doo-doo", "car", "baby","horsey", "let's GO" (another favorite), I'm sure I'm leaving a lot out but those are the basics.
He's really good at figuring things out....loves to play with Cade's tools and put the screws and nails in the holes. I can tell he's going to be very particular about things because he has to put things away just right.
He also has the temper to go right along with things if they don't go just right!
He LOVES Cade and mimics almost everything he does and says.....which is dangerous most of the time! HA!
Very loveable! If you ask for kisses you might get a suprise make-out session so just be prepared....open mouth and sometimes he slips the tongue! Gives great loves and even says "Aaah" when he's lovin on ya.
GREAT eater and sleeper! He's a little pickier as far as the eating goes than Cade was, but still does awesome. Usually tells me when it's time for nap-time or bedtime...."na-na" = night night! Takes one two hour nap and sleeps 11-12 hours every night! Thank you Jace! (and Cade)
Gets a kick out of himself! Sometimes he will all the sudden jabber some jibberish and then just laugh at himself! Or if he knows he shouldn't be touching something he will look at me and give me the cheesiest grin and then laugh.
Early riser but not a morning person....takes a bit to get warmed up in the morning.
Jace is such a blessing to our family! He makes us laugh and brings such joy into our home! It's so much fun seeing Cade interact and play with him and just watch their relationship grow even at this age! It's so refreshing seeing Jace get so excited at the littlest things.....a good reminder to slow down and notice them too! I love my little family and am so thankful for my blessings!
It was at the Smith Fish farm.....or something like that....a mile away from Lava Hot Springs. We never made it to Lava because the weather on Saturday couldn't make up it's mind, but we had plenty to do back at the camp. Cade really loves camping, but wasn't too sure about the fishing! He loved the whole experience up to the part when he had to touch the fish....wasn't happening! So Bryan told him him he couldn't fish anymore until he touched it.....it took a while, but he finally touched it and was so proud of himself.
Check out Cade's face in this picture! Priceless!!
Bry and Uncle Bri were goofing off while we were waiting on Cade :)
Andrew and Hayden....Hayden didn't have the same problem as Cade....
We did a little "skit" with our matching shirts.....we were a
basketball team and Bry was the announcer and introduced everyone and
what they were up to. It turned out cute and fun!
Cade is really into pulling funny faces instead of smiling lately....so I joined in :)
Man I just love ALL my boys!!
JACE 9 MONTHS
Jace is an explorer and likes to get into everything and he also makes sure he makes a big mess wherever he goes! He's in the cupboards throwing everything out! I finally got a new editing program on my computer and attempted to take and edit Jace's 9 month pictures....I didn't do too bad...I thought!
I can't believe how big Cade is getting! He is a BUSY kid....but I would rather him be busy than a couch potato. He's really loving being a big brother and lately loves to "help" Jace.....whether it's finding a toy, walking, wrestling or even getting in trouble! And Jace just wants to be where Cade is and do whatever Cade is doing!
Camping at Palisades
Cade is really into being outdoors and LOVES going to the mountains...aka...camping.
We decided to go on a hike and my parents came up for the day to go with us. Bryan thought it was 4 miles up to the lower lake...it WAS 4 miles...ONE way!! We ended up on an 8 mile hike and Bryan carried one of the boys the whole time, me and my parents took turns along the way and I had Jace in my chest carrier the whole way back! It was way long, but turned out to be fun still!! Cade was finding all sorts of "tracks" along the trail. If I remember right he saw a moose, deer, elk, bear and we actually saw a real snake! Gross!!
My niece Hannah had a goal to run a 5K this summer so I told her I would do it with her. It turned out that my brother in law Andrew was in charge of a fundraiser 5K to help a nurse who had cancer. What a good race to sign up for! My other brother in law Cody decided to run it as well....he did the 10K and KILLED it....was a little sore the next day but had a good time. It ended up being a color run which basically means they throw chalk at you as you run. It was fun and messy and maybe a one time, chalk it up for experience, experience! I had chalk everywhere! Hannah got sick a couple days before the race so she couldn't run a lot of the race but I was so proud of her for still doing it and finishing!! She said she doesn't know if she will do another race but was glad she did it.
Cade really loved gymnastics. If you were to watch him at any of the practices you would've thought there is no way this kid is paying attention or he doesn't have a clue what the right steps were....but let me tell you what! when it came time for the little "showcase" thing he knew every step and was so dang cute! The only problem was....all the pictures are blurry!! I hate taking pictures in a gym, they never turn out good! But you can still see how cute he is and he did so good and was so proud to show all of us....and the rest of the crowd! Our favorite/most embarrassing part was him holding his pee-pee basically the whole time! I'm sure I've got a picture of it here.
For Mother's Day, my sisters and I gave my mom a "pamper" day! We started by having Marisa give her a pedicure, then we went shopping and got her some cute shirts, then we went back to her house and put together her cute outfit, I did her hair and Jen took some photos....as you can see! :) After all the fun, and it was WAY fun, we went out to eat! It was a really good idea and turned out so good that I think we might make it a little Mother's Day tradition! My mom is so cute and I love her so much!
Oh! I forgot! We stopped by my dad's office and told him we had a "treat" for him! Notice my mom has an Almond Joy stuffed in a special location :) But we thought it was so cute how my dad reacted and he kept telling her how cute she looked! It was just a fun night!
Cade's Trip/Kinzie's Boards
My sister in law, Kinzie, needed to go to Utah to take her boards and invited the girls to go with her...well, Steph and I could go but we both had to bring our boys. What ended up happening is I had been feeling like Cade needed some one on one mommy time and come to find out Steph was feeling the same way about Hayden so we made arrangements for the babes and just had a big boy trip! It turned out to be the best little trip! It's exactly what me and Cade needed and he LOVED having all of my attention! I think he loved sharing it with his best buddy/cousin Hayden! Thanks to Kinz for inviting us, and having to tag along to all the kid-friendly stuff....although I should mention that we hit a couple Ross's and basically made out like bandit's! PS Kinzie passed, just like we knew she would :)
Hogle Zoo....kind of a disappointment (for us adults I should say) because most of it was under construction, but I think the boys still enjoyed seeing some animals we don't have at our zoo.
Ok so Kinzie named her doll head Lisa and even Cade and Hayden would talk to Lisa or say "oh there's Lisa" so that was kind of a funny joke.
And while we were shopping Cade got a hold of my phone and took a bunch of pictures....
We found a couple parks while we were there and we also went the the Children's Discovery Muesum which I thought was WAY cool and Cade could've probably spent the whole day there! He just kept running from one thing to the next, I'm sure we didn't even see it all!
And this last picture is just too darn cute to leave out! We love to go for stroller rides and every now and then Dad will come and bring his pack and carry one of the boys! It's been a fun summer so far!
April 2014 Jace is 21 months and is so much fun! Bryan calls him honey badger because he is the sweetest little guy....until you cross him and then you might want to watch out! He's obsessed with SHOES and his blankets. He sucks on everything he eats and lately plays with his ear while he sucks on his food. He is a stingy little guy with kisses and hugs. He thinks he's hilarious when he says no....and switches it up to no way sometimes. When he wakes up in the morning he is literally jumping in his bed for us to come get him. He LOVES his brother Cade and tries to do most everything he does. He also loves our animals (horses, namely buckles, Jack, and the sheep). Is a good little singer and is particular about what song he wants to sing...."no bus, no twink, no God......twink...twink..." He's just a cutie and is figuring out his own little personality and is so much fun!
Cute Cade Moments
Cade is definitly an independent 2 year old. One of my favorite things he's doing lately is: "I dotta doe....". If he gets in trouble or doesn't want to do something (change diaper) he will say in a scruffy little voice: "I dotta doe see hayden" or "I dotta doe beed oweeo" or "I dotta doe in tuck". It is so funny because he puts his little head down too and looks at me out of the top of his eyelids. He's a character and it's so much fun!
Honestly....I love Bryan SO much! Sometimes I can't handle it!
So, long story short I was gone for 3 1/2 days and Bry had Cade the whole time and lets just say it was ROUGH! Cade is probably entering the "terrible 2's" early, it just depends on the week. Lucky for Bry it happened to be Cades ON week! I got home and was like, "calm down Bry I'm sure it wasn't that bad". Well, Cade proved me wrong, the next day he was a little pill! I'm sure we spent half the day in time out! Anyways, he didn't take a nap and wanted to watch any movie he could think of. I told him no movie because no nap! Well, in the truck on the way to Aunt Stephie's house he asks to watch a movie, I tell him the same answer! So he says, "Daddy, moobie?" Bry says "mom says no because you didn't take your nap". It gets quiet for a bit and Cade says "duys, I take nap" and we look back and he is pretending to be asleep! He did it the whole way to Stephs house! We laughed pretty hard, and it was nice to laugh since it was a little tense!
CUTE CADE MOMENTS
A few things we don't want to forget:
When Cade gives you a hug he will most likely give you a few pats on the back while he's hugging! It's so cute and melts your heart.
He tries SO hard to do everything by himself and sometimes gets SO frustrated. His dad is trying to teach him patience....we will see how it goes.
He likes to do "group hugs" with me and Bry and he thinks it's so cool. After the group hug Cade will say "doop tisses" and we all kiss at the same time. We love it!
Cute Cade Moments
Another thing I don't want to forget about Cade is how excited he gets over things he loves. Take horses for example.....when we went to papas to go see the baby horses. We got there and he saw them and all he could say was "Oh man" or "Oh wow". The funny thing about it is that his voice gets a little shaky because of his excitement it is so dang cute. He was taking a nap at aunt marisas the other day and tanner had a mickey mouse pillow and marisa said he just kept saying "oh man, mick mouse, pillow, oh man!" It's hilarious!
He is getting good at saying his prayers. Right now he will say "Henly fauder.....day.........home.......daddy....animals......AMEN"
He's always the first and sometimes loudest to say AMEN in church too. We are teaching him the first Article of Faith and he's almost got it down. He's so cute and catches on to everything. I know I'm his mom, but he's a smarty pants too! I have to keep up with him or I might be in trouble one of these days!
Cute Cade Moments
Cade is 19 months now (can't believe it!) and is has been doing so many hilarious things! Just a few that have happened lately. If there are any BIG and SMALL of any item....tractors, trucks, cookies, green beans, rocks, boots....you get the idea, he will say in a scruffy, growling voice "BID ONE" and then hold up the other and say in a teensy, soft, high-pitched voice "mall one". It is so cute and funny! He has never seen Finding Nemo but has heard us say "Sharkbait hoo ra ra" and thinks he is hilarious when he says it! Along with "adios, c-ya later, bye babe, hon (honey)". And then he is SO obsessed with the movie "Spirit". Anytime we go anywhere in Bryans truck Cade expects Spirit to be playing and if its not, well he lets us know how disappointed he is with us. Anyway, the funny part about it is that I'm pretty sure he has the show memorized! Because........when there's a funny part he laughs, when it's exciting or suspensful he gasps and his eyes widen, and when there's a sad part, yep you guessed it, he does a little fake cry. To be honest though, I think he really is sad! That's how obsessed he is. He is so much fun right now!
Cute Cade Moments
I don't remember the exact day when Cade started doing this, but I'm pretty sure it was in February sometime. Anyway, if you ask him a question and he wants to do whatever you're asking or likes your idea he will say "Otay" and nod his head at the same time. He also does it if he says something to you and you repeat CORRECTLY what he said. It's so cute.
Cade has this Dr. Suess book called "Mr. Brown can Moo, can You?" and he loves it because mommy makes all the sounds. He can do most of them too, there's a cow, thunder and lightning, knocking on a door...etc. Anyway the last page of the sounds is a butterfly and Mr. Brown whispers like a butterfly and I always whisper really soft right in Cade's ear when I'm reading it to him. Well, as I was making dinner tonight I could hear Cade whispering but I didn't know where he was, or what he was doing, and couldn't make out what he was saying. So I turn around and he's sitting on the floor reading that book, on the last page and whispering like a butterfly! Precious!