Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Holidays

Okay, so the boys got tricycles for Christmas, which they absolutely LOVE. So, here is Jack watching tv upside down while on his trike. Classic Jack, ladies and gentlemen!
Next, we have the binky kid on his trike. I swear, Kyler rarely ever has a binky, but when the camera comes out, the binky goes in...
Who are those debonair young chaps with the balloons you ask? None other than the lady killers, Jack and Kyler. Grandma got them these suits, but they are so skinny that the pants didn't fit so we opted for jeans instead.
Lastly, Santa. Kyler crawled right up to Santa and sat down without any fear. Jack was fine too, of course, because he had his three security blankets (I mean security cars) with him!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Thieves!

So, we finally got our tree up at the beginning of the month and I tried to put all of the "good" ornaments towards the top of the tree. I had no idea these guys were so tall. Seriously. So much for that idea. They are getting used to it now, though, thank goodness. We are so excited for Santa to come this year. Jack and Kyler have their lists ready...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Where or where has our little camera gone? Oh, yeah. Here it is, right by the computer... Okay so I'm not the best picture taker lately but we've been BUSY. Jack and Kyler are fantastic. Kyler says the funniest things, ie.:

(in the middle of church) "go, please?",
he picks up the phone, puts it to his ear and says, "who is it?" then hangs up,
any time there is a crisis he yells "JJJJAAAACCCCKKK!" because it's never his fault,
at the doctors office when they finally call our name he says "All done!"

I just love this stage of exploring. Jack is coming along... fish is a new one for him as well as bye, bye. He is getting really good at sign language though. He signs "more", "please", "book", "play" and he is dragging me around the house when he needs something.

We are all so happy and are getting ready to put up the Christmas tree so I'll post photos soon!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Our two sweet pirates! They had such a great Halloween this year. Tons of candy to eat, too. Thanks to everyone for such a great night!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Winter in Phoenix

No, we didn't just get back from Alaska. This is how I had to bundle up the boys today for our jog. Seriously? Phoenix in October? Yep. This is no joke. It was incredibly windy today, which is why the hats, but come on... I thought this was supposed to be the hottest place on earth!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Pickin'

We went to the Botanical Gardens Pumpkin Festival today with Amber, Grandma, Allie, and Jenna. We had so much fun. Jack was trying to put all of the pumkins in the John Deere tracktor, with the help of Lightning McQueen, of course. Kyler loved the chickens in the petting zoo. He kept saying "Please Birds". Sooooo cute. As you can see from the family photo, there was no stopping them to get a good picture. Thanks to Grandma and Amber for the fun day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wrinkle Free

So, I haven't updated in a while and was trying to think of what we've been up to lately and this is pretty much it. Day to day chores like vacuuming and laundry. Obviously these guys are huge helpers. First we fold, then throw on the floor, then fold, then sit on the folded clothes in the basket, throw on the floor, then fold again. It is an endless cycle, but they sure have fun.

Friday, October 2, 2009

California Vacation

We just came home from such a great trip to Disneyland and SeaWorld. Grandma and Grandpa were kind enough to come with us and help with the kids. Jack and Kyler had a blast. We went to 2 character breakfasts and met a lot of our "heroes". There is the whole family with Minnie Mouse, Jack kissing Lightning McQueen, Kyler with Pooh, and Jack giving Tigger a high five. We couldn't have had more fun if we were there 5 more days! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for putting up with us and helping us soooo much. We love you!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fun With Balls

So, Grandma bought Jack and Kyler this Finding Nemo ball room and we just set it up. Pepe and I weren't even finished blowing it up when the boys were putting all the balls inside and getting in. They absolutely LOVE it. A new place to have fun and hide things! Thanks Grandma!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


These are the moments that make life great. I LOVE spending time with Jack and Kyler and LOVE it when they are happy, which is most of the time. Lucky me! They are growing up so fast and learning new things all of the time. Kyler has about 20 words in his vocabulary now. My favorite is "wow". He has such a cute little voice. Jack is coming along; he is doing really well with his sign language now. Life doesn't get much better than this!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Growing Up

Today was the first day that we didn't have the boys in high chairs. I just thought that they were big boys now. When we go out to eat, they sit in regular chairs, so why not at home? They did great. Kyler did walk around a lot, but I finally got him to sit still and EAT. I can't believe how fast they really grow!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I got tagged

Okay, so my mom tagged me on her blog and I have to list 10 things that no one knows about me, so here goes...

1. I wish I could go back in time and meet my Mom's grandfather on her Mom's side. I feel this really weird bond to him and think of him often.
2. I like to dance to 80's music with Jack and Kyler when no one else is around.
3. I miss everything about living in Georgia.
4. I think it is the cutest thing when Kyler has a tantrum and throws himself on the floor. I laugh so hard and hug him.
5. I have an unsatiable appetite for Diet Cherry Coke.
6. I LOVE to run and walk and jog and lift weights and any kind of exercise.
7. My favorite fast food is McDonald's.
8. I remember everything, especially if it isn't important.
9. I love so many people in my life that probably don't know it.
10. I am grateful for every second that I have with Pepe, Jack and Kyler.

Okay, I did it. Some things you probably knew, but that's the best I could do. You try!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Here are two boys who can't get enough of the movie Cars. Jack especially. He LOVES it. I am not sure what happened but I put it on for them last weekend and he now begs to watch it everyday. It's so funny, but it is starting to get old, too. I just wish there was another Disney movie out there similar so that we could alternate. Kyler still loves Monsters, Inc. so that is something else that we watch frequently!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Jack and Kyler LOVE the pool. Kyler especially loves his new "flotation device" that Grandma got him. The other pictures are of the boys getting ready for church this morning. They looked so cute, so I had to take the picture. Kyler now has his "picture smile". Every time I take out the camera he gets this goofy look on his face. Hysterical!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I know, I know...

It's been a long time, I'm sorry. Jack and Kyler are keeping me pretty busy these days. We've been swimming a lot and having fun running errands and eating at McDonald's, which Kyler LOVES. Life is great with two two year olds... I just don't have a lot of time to document it. The photos are of Kyler's new shoes and Jack's new Mickey Mouse flipflops. Oh, and they light up too! Love em!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Pepe came home from a work trip to Colorado with this cowboy hat. Kyler loved it and wanted it on his head, but Jack wanted nothing to do with it. He was much happier after the picture was taken and we took it off. The boys are still sick, which isn't fun for mommy, but I'm living thru it. Two weeks of yucky tummies is not my idea of a summer vacation!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Whole Lot of Swimming Going On!

Photos: Jack is as happy as ever and trying to take the camera from me and Kyler has decided that he loves my slippers and confiscated them for his own use.
We have been swimming a ton in our pool and going to the splash park and the school swimming pool as well. The boys absolutely love the water and have NO FEAR. Of course, that means that mom is full of fear for the both of them. It's getting hotter, but we're enjoying it in the water!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Typical Sunday Evening

Just having a typical lazy evening of coloring and watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. These are the times that you remember forever. The boys are growing up so fast. They learn something new everyday and are always excited to show off for mom, but no one else... shy little rascals!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo!

We are not typical celebrators of Cinco de Mayo, but Kyler wanted to be sure to get some partying in today. We went to a ward luau on Saturday night and he brought home this lei and had to put it on today. He loves it so much, so, inevitably, Jack loves to steal it from him and run around the house laughing. They are quite a pair these days.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Birthday!

I cannot believe my beautiful boys are 2 today. It has flown by. You can see in the pics that they both really enjoyed their Cold Stone Ice Cream cake. Yummy. They are such great boys. We are so blessed to have them in our lives! I have been singing Happy Birthday to them all day. I hope they know how much we love them!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A great Easter celebration!

Jack and Kyler got a sweet ride for Easter this year... this new wagon! Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa! They also had a fun Easter egg hunt at both the Aroca and Peterson house.
Jack really got into finding the eggs this year, but mostly he cared about eating the chocolate bunnies that were in his basket. He also loves to eat the Nerds!

Kyler is more of a pure sugar kind of guy. He is loving his Smarties and Pez from his basket!