Sunday, September 12, 2010

Random Fun!

The summer came to a close so fast!! Here are just a few things we have been up to...

Yummy Treats!
First football face-painting
Fair ride with dad

Cuz Milley
Little Fisher-Mc chubbs!
First fat lip
We went to this new place in Meridian called Bounce-it is so fun!! Ella was fearless!

Zoo Day!

I just can't get enough of this kid!!
And football season has started...yay! Go Sawtooth! (Travis's team) Ella loves the games-but has mixed feeling about the mascot-its a big black cat. I love the fall weather right now and I can't help but work on some crafts to bring in my fav season! Pics to come! Happy Fall Everyone!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Miss Ella Jo Botkin is ONE!!!

I am kinda having a hard time with this turning one thing. I am so excited for all of the learning and growing she is doing, but it is hard to let go of certain phases. Mostly I want my sweet little baby to not get any more sassy-er! I like to think of her as one of those fireball candies-not only does the color match- she is gets so fiery on the outside (like having an opinion even without talking-she will let you know) that I can't stand it, but then you get to the sweet core (which consists of endless open-mouthed, gooey kisses and her eyes that light up when she smiles) and it keeps you wanting more!! (I love those things!!) My mom tells me how much she loves how Ella is so spirited and most times I agree- she is not one to be quiet and just sit there. So I guess what I am saying is that I am just taking a dose of my own medicine (also something that my mother tells me) and in the long run I prefer it! I would not change a thing about her!! One day this chick is going to move mountains!! I love her so much and she is the greatest blessing that has been brought to our little family.
Now that I am done with my little rant- on to the party! We had such a good time. We obviously had a pool party over at the Browne's house. Food, friends, family and cake!! Good times!

Thank you everyone for making Ella's day so special!!

Here is the present that Travis and I made for Ella (I put Travis in there because he mostly kept me company in the garage while I worked on it-except when I needed more than one set of hands!! Thanks hun!!)
Before- $20 investment

After- endless hours of fun!! (in a few months!- she is not quite there yet)

I have to point out that my dad added a little electric flare! He put a light in the oven and on the hutch that Ella can flip a switch and he put these cute red led lights on the stove top on the left that she can push on!! It made the piece!!
It was a ton of work and took lots of time, but I really enjoyed having a project to work on and tear down and build back up to make something that will be in our house forever! Till the next project...

And a few pictures of a little jaunt to Idaho City with Grandma Munson's 4-wheeler. So fun!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lovin' Life

Welcome Fisher!! This is like 3 weeks old, but here he is!! Jenny's #2!! (More pics to come when I visit them for a few days this week.) Cuuutie Pie!!
These next pics are when we went on a trip with Luke and Bryn to Park City. They were kind enough to invite us to share their sweet hotel room! Let's just say the first night was interesting-but the second night, she slept like a dream!!

It was this German themed hotel-very fancy!! (I can barely pronounce it let alone spell it!) They had this pastry store there that made the best dessert ever!! It was called a chocolate bombe- and let me tell ya-it was the bomb!! I dream of it now!

Brunch at hotel
Ella is a fish!! She loves the water and now blows bubbles!
This was like a maintenance shed, but very 'themed'
An Ella sized chess board-if only we knew how to play!
Our little walk
Travis and Luke on a man-date ( Bryn and I just didn't want the buffet, so we went swimming instead!)

Back at home with Ella's buddy Ty
Little sweetness!!
Ok dad!... I'm ready for football season!
Daddy's helper!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fun stuff!

April is just zooming on by! Luckily, I got some good shots! The weather has been crazy lately-really warm and then cold and rainy. I try to take advantage of the time that we get to spend outside! Sidewalk chalk is the best and so tasty, just ask Ella! (Go Travis for drawing a balloon-it was like the best one I've ever seen!)

Soul patch like daddy!

I just have to say that I love the stage that Ella is in right now! (I keep saying that the older her she gets!) I really loved the newborn stage and now that she can crawl and explore-it makes us both happier. That in-between stage between newborn and crawling was a little struggle for me! Thank goodness it didn't last very long! She has such a brave, free spirit. She also knows EXACTLY what she wants and makes no bones about it-I should have made her middle name Sassy! I hope along the way I can learn to set boundaries without squashing that.

BBQ with the grandmas!
Other than that we are doing great! Bring on the sunshine! (and sunscreen!)