Friday, January 27, 2017

16 Weeks

Look how scrumptious his thighs and cheeks are! Don't you just want to gobble him up!
Since he's rolling all over, he's getting harder and hard to contain. Ethan and I forgot how much babies get into things. He is obsessed with our laptop charger cord. He can be across the room, and he'll make his way over and find the cord to chew on.

He's also very vocal. Ethan usually has him in church because it's harder for me to have him in primary. But I always see him in the hallways walking around because Crew talks and talks. He's not crying, it's just hard to have a spiritual discussion when when he's gabbing.

He's constantly gnawing on his fingers, our fingers, toys and anything else he can get in his mouth. I keep looking for teeth coming through, but nothing so far (thank heavens!!). He's got a pretty good bite too..

He is so sweet, and has such a sweet smile. He adds such a sweetness to our family.

Friday, January 20, 2017

15 Weeks

He did it! Crew has rolled over.. and rolls, and rolls, and rolls. He is pretty darn proud of himself if you can't tell. I can't tell you how different our lives are now that we're all getting better sleep. He is so happy and smiley every day and it melts my heart. He is so sweet and has a very good temperament. When he's unhappy you'll know, but he usually is hungry or tired. He takes great naps during the day (being put down awake) and coos and smiles when I come and get him. Nixon continues to give him lots of loves everyday, and also enjoys getting Crew with me in the morning (making sure to give him his daily kiss on his head). Seeing the two of them together.. puddles.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


A couple Sundays ago we were sitting in sacrament meeting in church. Nixon was sitting on Dwayne's lap as the sacrament was being passed around. The water got to our pew and Nixon was wanting to get his own water cup. He's quite independent, so I let him do it himself. As he was drinking the water, he spilled a good amount all over himself. To me it wasn't a big deal because it was water and would dry, but as the water continued down the row I saw Nixon's eyes tear up. He was so embarrassed. My heart broke for him as I sat and watched the disappointment and embarrassment eat him up. I couldn't help but tear up myself.

That was probably one of the first times I've ever really looked into his future and thought how I don't want him to ever experience this again. I never want him to feel these feelings again. I wanted to pick him up, snuggle him in close and tell him how much I loved him and how proud I am of him. But I just looked over to him, caught his eyes and smiled. He gave me a pity smile and sat quietly the rest of the meeting.

I know this isn't going to be the last time something like this happens, I just hope the next time I can be there to give him a hug and tell him I love him.

Friday, January 13, 2017

14 Weeks

Look at that crinkled up nose with that open mouth. This is what I get to see everyday. This happy big boy has finally upgraded to size 2 diapers! It's nice to be cleaning up less blowouts, that for sure.

We went on our first long trip (8 hour round trip in 24 hours), and he was a CHAMP! The drive up he slept some, but it wasn't until the last 20 minutes that he started fussing, but it wasn't anything that couldn't be remedied by youtube baby videos. We were a little anxious about changing his sleeping arrangements by sleeping in a hotel, so we brought his beanbag (Nixon is still in the crib, but at least Crew's not on the floor like his brother was at this age), and the sound machine and he was a dream. Slept just like at home. The drive back was just as uneventful, and we appreciated it. A quick trip like that is hard on everyone, but he took it in stride and did amazing!

Friday, January 6, 2017

13 Weeks

Another big week for Crew. He had his first New Year's Eve! Uneventful, but still, it's a milestone! I'm no longer skeptical, this boy is legitimately sleeping through the night, and the fog has pretty much lifted and I'm doing so much better! That makes for a happier household for all! His mouth may not show it, but his eyes sure do. He's just as happy as the rest of us. I love our little Crew, and I'm constantly reminded how fast all of this goes, and I finally feel like I'm at a good place and am able to really enjoy him.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Primary Theme- Free Printables!

A new year and a new primary theme! I know it's a little late, but for those who still need something, this is for you!
Just like last year, I've included a binder cover, 5x7 print, 4x6 print, and the logo shield (with a transparent background) to use and print as you'd like. 

Remember, these are all free for personal use. Enjoy!!

Download 2017 Primary Theme Binder Cover
Download 2017 Primary Theme 5x7 Printable
Download 2017 Primary Theme 4x6 Printable
Download 2017 Primary Theme Logo

Download All 2017 Primary Theme Files