Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tyler at 2 1/2 months

Time is really flying by. It always amazes me at how a new child just seems to always fit into our family so they have always been there. We are so in love with this little guy!

He definitely has 2 chins but, I must say he wears them well! My mom made the adorable monkey hat he is wearing. I love it! Cutest monkey around!! :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My boy looooves green smoothies!

We love making green smoothies. I have the best even grinds my wheat!! It's a blendtec just in case you were wondering. :) This little boy can't get enough of green smoothies he will do 3 cup fulls until he is satisfied. We just throw in about 2-3 cups of spinach, then we fill the rest of the blender up with frozen strawberries (from Costco, they have the best) and then we put in about a cup of apple juice. All my kiddos love them.

I love how Peter has his hand in his pocket. He has an obsession with pockets. The first thing he does when he puts on pants is check to see if they have pockets. Awesome green smoothie mustache!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tyler's Blessing

We finally blessed Tyler!!!! 3rd time is a charm. We have been trying to bless our sweet little boy for over a month now. We were finally able to get the job done. It took us several weeks to get to the point where no one was sick and thank goodness because our little boy isn't so little and could have easily outgrown the outfit I so lovingly made for him! :)
Here is the cookie cake me and the little ones made for Tyler to celebrate with family. The kids had a blast cutting the cookies out. Of course we made a more grown up dessert for the adults.
Sometimes I am stunned that they are all ours. It looks like a lot of kiddos when we get pictures done. I love my little or not so little brood! Tyler was SUPER fussy most the pics of him are w/ him crying or about to cry.Here he is as happy as can be...apparently I overcompensated w/ my smile for him!I am so grateful to have a worthy preisthood holder in our home who was able to give this little guy a beautiful blessing. I love you sweetie!Me and my gorgeous sisters and mom. I truly am one blessed woman! At times it is so apparent the things...people that the Lord has blessed you with. This is one of those times!And after a super crabby, fussy day momma decided to bring Tyler on his nightly 4 1/2 mile walk and if it isn't obvious by the look on his face he loves his walks with mommy and mimi!! This little boy is definetly going to help me get skinny! There are nights I don't want to walk but his fussy time is at night and all we have to do is pop him in the stroller and bring him out in the fresh night air and he is just as happy as a clam!

We love you lots Tyler Colin Lynn!!! So blessed and happy to have him as part of our family!

**Hopefully tomorrow I can get some pics of him in his blessing outfit w/ a smile on his face or at least not crying.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tyler's Blessing Outfit

This is the blessing outfit I found online for Tyler. I fell in love with it and funny enough the name of it is the Tyler Christening Outfit. Too Perfect!!! The only problem was I didn't want to pay $55 for it. I hate spending that kind of money on something they are only going to wear once.
So, I went shopping for patterns. Of course I couldn't find anything that looked it but, I thought I've been sewing long enough to be able to alter a pattern and that is exactly what I did. I took the pattern below w/ the tie and altered it.

This is what I ended up with. I was a little worried because I really liked the original but, I am extremely happy with how it turned out!! It is missing the 3 little buttons that go down the front and I am still trying to find some small ones that will work. Everything I have found is just too big.

My goofy Noel wanted in on the photo shoot and said "wait mom I will give it bunny ears!" Anyways there you have it my first major alteration (I will say I find it easier to just make up a pattern than completely alter one)!

I will have pics of the baby in it tomorrow for his blessing.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

General Conference

In our church we have a General Conference where the meeting is held in Salt Lake City and it is televised throughout the world. I loooove GC weekend!! :) Some of the things that touched my heart today were:

The scriptures can be my friend and should be!

My large family is what Heavenly Father wants for us no matter what those around me may have to say about it. (I have struggled w/ the rude comments I get from people about my large family and the talk today about families was amazing)

Serve, Serve, Serve!

We are at war with Satan and we need to arm ourselves and be vigilant!

I love our Prophet, he is the sweetest man!

I am grateful to have spent the day with my children and hubby being enlightened and taught by the Lord's servants. I hope that I am able to turn the thoughts I have had today into actions.