Monday, August 30, 2010

Lack of Sleep

My lack of blogging lately can mostly be attributed to lack of sleep.... and also the fact the I have 3 kids now and I haven't quite figured out how to get everything done that I need to in a day.

I had forgotten how hard newborns are to take care of, but also how sweet, cuddly, and adorable they are.

I have taken some awesome pictures lately. In an effort to save some money, I decided to try to take pictures of Colin myself and make my own birth announcement. I'm definitely not a professional, but I think they turned out pretty good.

I love this picture because he looks so chubby! I think he is going to be my biggest baby so far.

His cute birth announcement. I love how it turned out!

My sister Katie bought these awesome shirts for my boys. I think they are adorable:

Big Brother

Middle Brother

Little Brother

I can't wait to buy a frame for this picture. It is so cute!

I haven't edited the other pictures of Colin yet, but they turned out really cute. I love my boys!

Ethan is starting preschool on Thursday at Children's Classic School by our house. I'm so nervous for him because he is really shy, but I think it will really help him to get ready for kindergarten next year.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time to Blog

Life has been crazy busy lately.

It is quite an adjustment getting used to three kids again. Newborns are definitely a lot more work and I've gotten a lot less sleep since he has been born.

I think I am finally getting used to things again.

Colin has started to sleep a little better.

My baby is 6 weeks old. Crazy!

My 2 older boys have been with my parent's camping for a week, so it has been a nice little break. I certainly miss them though and I'm excited to see them tomorrow.

We had an opportunity to go to Las Vegas this last weekend. My father-in-law recently retired and was celebrating by getting to drive 80 laps in a Nascar car at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

We had forgotten how much we hate Vegas. The smoke. The gambling. The immodesty.

I do enjoy taking in the sites though and I wish we would have had more time to go to some of the cool hotels on the strip and walk around.

It was so much fun hanging out with all of Chris' siblings and a couple of my nephews and niece.

All and all we had fun. We were just reminded that Vegas won't be our first choice for where we want to go for our next vacation.

Hoover Dam. Chris' dad, Step-mom Jeannie, and Colin
Bryce and Shanna. They were having a blast getting a break from their three cute kiddos.

Shanna holding her gum to stop the leak in the dam.

Sibling love is so sweet!What a cute family! Nate, Alison, and Kaiden
Grandpa holding baby Collie

Standing in front of the amazing Hoover Dam

Chris agreed to hold up the massive bridge while they were working on it. :)

At the Pawn Stars Pawn shop. We were hoping to see the main guys from the show or a least Chumlee, but they were probably in the back room. It was awesome to be there though.

Chris holding our $13 a pound bag of m&ms at The M&M Factory. We didn't know how expensive they were until we had already filled the bag.

Hanging out at the race track.

My sweet niece Braylee. She is 13 days younger than Colin.
Chris' dad with his driving instructor

Posing by a race car

We each had the opportunity to ride in a car for 3 laps at 165 mph. It was awesome!