Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Update on Life

For those of you who have checked our blog over the last couple of days, or weeks, you will know that we have not been too quick to update it. With all the chaos that comes with the holidays we found ourselves with little extra time for such activities. But here we are, alive and well!

On Christmas Eve Hunter turned 5 months old! I can hardly believe how fast he is growing up! He is now up to a whopping 16.5 lbs! He is such a happy little guy, and we love having him with us!

Hunter is now eating some baby food! It's not much, just a little before bedtime to hopefully help him sleep for longer before he wakes up hungry. It's mostly for my sake, the thought of sleeping through the night is delightful! Right now he is mostly eating rice cereal with either sweet potatoes or squash. So far, so good!

We have a sitter! Hunter has been sitting all on his own for about a month now! When we took him in for his 4 month check up the doctor was so surprised to see him sitting so well, he said that usually happens between 6-7 months... Way to go Hunter!

We had a wonderful Christmas! Even though Hunter is too young to understand and really get into it, he sure made it even more fun for us! Santa must have thought that Hunter has been a good boy with the gift that he got for him... A jeep walker! For Christmas we did mostly the usual... visit family, go bowling with the family (Dario won again, thats 2 years in a row now), look at christmas lights, and open presents. However, we did something this year that is new and is now going to be a yearly tradition! A turkey dinner on Christmas day! We made a turkey and then invited our family to come and enjoy! So whoever was available came and joined in on the fun!

All in all, it was a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Traveling fun!

So alot has happened since we last posted, so we will give you a quick recap of what we have been up to.

Marcos (Dario's brother) got married to Chelsea down in St. George.

The reception

Hunter took his first airplane ride! He did really good too!

Just hangin out at the airport...

We flew to Atlanta to spend Thanksgiving with Hunter's Grandpa Louie.

While we were there we met up with some friends, Michael and Candice.
Here Hunter is watching the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, he really seemed to like it!
Left to right, Me, Dario, Sarah, Miro, Mia, Marcelo, and Dad. Ok, so we spent Thanksgiving with more than just Dario's dad.
And the flight back home.
Now we are back home trying to fight off a bug that we all seemed to catch somewhere amongst all of our travels. We sure had a fun time though, and even with all the traveling Hunter did a great job!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Girls night out!!!

Last night almost all of the girls in my family were able to go out and have a nice relaxing quiet evening out...

We were actually at what was probably the loudest place in town last night...
(from left to right, Bonnie, Katie, Tara, Mom, Me!)

Yep! We went to see Carrie Underwood, and it was awesome!

We had such a great time! By the end of the night our heads were all humming inside, but it was well worth it! Thanks girls, I sure do love ya!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hunter's new pal...

So we got Hunter a stuffed lion a few days ago, and so far they seem to be pretty good pals...

Here they are having a roaring competition...

Here's Hunter giving him a ride...

And here they are taking a cat nap together.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Just standin around...

So Hunter thinks that he is just getting so big and can stand up by himself these days...

It was all fun and games talkin to Daisy, Donald, and Pluto, until it ended in a crash on the floor. Poor little guy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Can you say COLD!!!

For all you folks not in Utah, this is what you are missing out on! This morning we woke up to what some might call a winter wonderland... We would probably have to call it a winter no-mans-land. As hard as it is for us to face the reality, I think this is just the first of MANY snowstorms to come.

It is hard for me to believe that less than a week ago I was out taking Hunter on a walk and the weather was perfect!

Monday, November 3, 2008


When Hunter was first born we would put him in his bouncer and we would buckle him up just for the sake of buckling him up. After seeing that he really was not wiggly enough to fall out we kinda stopped, besides we are always with him when he is in it. But things have kinda changed now that he is getting older...

So, I think we will start to buckle him up again!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Time!

So we thought it would be pretty cool to clean out our big pumpkin and put Hunter inside of it. It took him a little while to come around and get used to the idea, but in the end I think he actually liked it...

After all, he was trying to eat the pumpkin!

We got together with the whole family to carve pumpkins and frost sugar cookies! It was a lot of fun!

The little kiddo's!

Turns out we have some pretty artistic people in the family!

Our pumpkins!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Our Blue Eyed Boy!

So we are not sure if Hunter will keep his bright blue eyes forever or if they will eventually become brown like ours... Whatever be the case we sure are enjoying them and will love him just the same regardless! He had his 2 month check up (even though he is now 3 months!) this week and everything is looking great! He weighed in at 14lbs 11oz's and is 26 inches long!
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Making Friends...

My newest favorite picture of Hunter Boy!

So one day this past week I decided to officially introduce Hunter to his stuffed animals. I figured since they are always in his room with him it wouldn't hurt to be more familiar with them. At first he was not so sure about this, but I think that he eventually got used to the idea.

I think that he was even sharing some secrets with his monkey... Probably something about how his wacky mom is making him pose with some stuffed animals.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Silly Boy!

Incase you were curious how Hunter goes from sitting up to laying down, he will give you a demonstration!

This last one looks like he is doing some sort of karate kick... Watch out, he knows some dangerous moves! :)