Tuesday, October 27, 2015


At the beginning of September, we went to have dinner in the mountains in honor of my dad’s birthday. Owen was immediately filthy and loved “making smoke” with his monster trucks in the dirt.


He loved wearing a headlamp and sitting with Steph.


My dad loved to spend time in the mountains and having dinner together was a great way to remember him. It was delicious and fun!


The next day was Labor Day and we drove up to Silver Lake to enjoy the fall colors. It was beautiful and much cooler than at home! We walked all the way around the lake (quite an accomplishment for a huge pregnant lady). We took our time and explored so I could rest a lot!IMG_5866IMG_5864

I got Owen’s Halloween costume early and he was so stoked to be a cute little lion and about died with happiness when I put it on him.


I finally pulled out the paints we got him for his birthday almost a year ago! He loved it…for about 20 minutes.


Every time Danny gets together with his brothers, they do some sort of stupid competition, and this time it was toddler tossing.


I finished Leah’s room a few weeks before she arrived and I love it! It’s pretty simple, but I love the pink ceiling and the polka dots!IMG_5895IMG_5896IMG_5897

Owen needed boots because it was raining Smile


I’m really glad I took this picture because I only have a few pictures of me while I was pregnant and I took this at 39 weeks, and only 1 day before Leah came!


This was the day that Leah came, and Danny stayed home from work because I was having regular contractions and we didn’t know how fast she would be here! She ended up coming much later that night, so he could have gone to work, but we had such a good day together as a family and I will always treasure that. Owen and Dan played a lot, and it was just such a good day. I will write about Leah’s birth in another post!



Right after we got back from Bear Lake, we decided to chop off Owen’s luscious locks! We hadn’t cut his curls for several months and even though I loved it, it was just getting too long and it didn’t look cute unless I “did” his hair, which was annoying.


When we told him, he got really worried and sad and said, “I don’t want to be bald!” It was hilarious and adorable and once we told him he would not be bald like Dad, but he would have spikey hair like Andrew, he was on board and loved it!


We went to the zoo to check out the dinosaurs and it was surprisingly really cool!


Owen really loved the lions and elephants.


But he was a little scared of some of the dinosaurs. I was laughing really hard, but he wasn’t so sure about this big t-rex! It moved and growled and he was pretty scared.


He loved the merry go round and chose the wolf to match his wolf shirt!


I just loved this adorable-ness of Dan reading to Owen and all cuddled up before bed.


These cousins are adorable and love each other A LOT. Grandpa pulled their shirts over their heads and they thought it was hilarious.


We had a family party at Grandpa Goates’ house and Mike and Jenny (Dan’s cousins) brought this amazing foam machine. It was crazier than I imagined and a huge hit with everyone, especially the adults!


Of course Dan and all his brothers ended up going in and having fun with all the kids!


We enjoyed one last day at the splash pad before it closed, even though it was still really hot! The Sandy splash pad was awesome and I’m kind of mad we didn’t discover it until the end of the season! But these cute boys had fun driving cars in the river together.


I love this cute boy and the smile we get when we tell him to smile is priceless. Every time!


He is still way into all types of vehicles and does this regularly. He calls it “making smoke” because he drives his cars in the dirt and it makes dust. Love him.



We spent a lot of nights at Jon and Danielle’s apartment swimming pool and these two were pretty stoked when Grandma and Grandpa came one night! They had to both sit on her lap together!