I can't believe that I found you, fate did a number on me. If you end up with my arms around you, it's meant to be. Well, maybe my crazy is showing, but baby I'm hooked on your touch. But wherever my life is going, there ain't no rush. 'Cause wherever you're goin', I'd like to go too, if you don't have anything better to do. I'd love to spend some more time together, so what are you doin' between now and forever? I'll take the blue with the gray days, I just pray the road will be long, 'cause if I'm beside you there's no way I can go wrong. - Bryan White

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Pictures

These picture of Clayton and Tricia with Santa are from 12/13 and were at the Herff Jones (where Jer's Dad, Scott, works) Christmas party.

Scary Santa!
Well, maybe he's not so bad...

I still don't know about this...

Christmas morning - Clay's favorite present was his own personal chair!

Too much Christmas... tired boy.

More pictures to come later.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

8 Things Tag

Angie tagged me awhile back - I actually missed this post of hers and just came across it on her blog today. So here we go.

8 Shows I watch:
1. American Idol
2. Chuck
3. Pushing Daisies
4. Eli Stone
5. So You Think You Can Dance
6. My Own Worst Enemy
7. House
8. The Office and Kath & Kim

8 Restaurants I Love:
1. McCormick and Schmick
2. Coastal Flats
3. Corner Bakery
4. Chesapeake Bagel Bakery
5. Moby Dick
6. California Pizza Kitchen
7. P.F. Changs
8. Benihanas

8 Things I did yesterday:
1. Bundled Clay up to play in the snow.
2. Wrapped a present.
3. Played at Grandma Diane's with Clay, Tricia, and Melanie.
4. Shopped at Kohl's. (The madness!!)
5. Watched 4 episodes of The Office with friends.
6. Played games with friends.
7. Ate cheese dip. Yum!
8. 2 loads of dark laundry.

8 Things I look forward to:
1. Having baby boy #2.
2. Christmas
3. The next time I can go home to VA to visit.
4. A girls vacation to Disneyland. (I hope it works out!)
5. New season of AI.
6. Getting a new car. (A mini-van, but still.)
7. Clay starting nursery. (March 1st!)
8. Longaberger 2010. (So sad, I'll miss it this coming April... )

8 Wishes:
1. That my family will always be happy and healthy.
2. That we can afford the mini-van.
3. To be together with my family for Christmas.
4. That Owen will learn to sit-up soon. ;)
5. That I will live to be at least 76. (I told Cristin why once, but now she claims she doesn't remember.)
6. That I can get Clay into a guitar class when he turns 5 around here.
7. For more snow!
8. World peace. And harsher punishment for parole violators.

8 People I Tag:
1. Cristin
2. Ryan
3. Mom
4. Jo
5. Lindsey
6. Emily
7. Callie
8. Michelle

Monday, December 15, 2008

Pictures from Eric's Camera

These are pictures from different past events where I either forgot my camera or my camera battery died and Eric and Caristyn were there to preserve the fun moments with Eric's fancy camera.

Emmalynn's (Eric and Caristyn's baby girl) blessing:

Pumpkin Walk

Halloween Night: (Owen, Clay, Emmalynn)

These pictures are more recent (last week) and came from my phone.
Piano Man:

Somersault! He gets into this position and then we have to help him over the rest of the way.

Friday, December 12, 2008

More things Clay can do/say

(which is weird 'cause he sees Mark the least out of all his relatives)

Dee-Dee for my Mom
Bob (my Dad)

Piece (for puzzle pieces)
Cookie ("Cook")

Things he repeats after I say them: what, why, stuck

He also just started telling me that he 'pooped'. He'll point to his diaper and say 'poop'! (I hope this is a sign that he might be ready to potty-train when he's 18 months or so.. we'll see!)
Also, I have begun telling him things are 'caca' when I don't want him to touch something gross. He always repeats me - 'caca'!
Cristin just taught him how to say 'cock-a-doodle-doo'! Mostly he only gets out 'doo-da-doo'. :)

Says 'bock-bock' for chickens.
Says "choo choo" for a train.

Calls all his blankets "B".

He can identify his head, nose, ears, mouth, teeth, belly/belly button and toes when asked where they are.

Signs 'more', 'milk', 'hat' and 'cheese'.

Knows to throw his hands up for a touchdown (the same way the refs do it when a field goal is 'good').

When we tell him to 'give so-and-so love' he will go up to the person and lay his head down on them and pat them. Really cute.

He'll give kisses to me and Jer when we ask.

When he hurts his hand on something (like falling on a toy) he comes over and shows me his hand so I can kiss it better.

He fake snores when we tell him to go to sleep or take a nap.

That's all I can think of this time. These posts are probably boring for most of you, but it'll come in handy later when I want to remember when Clay starting doing 'such-and-such'. :)

We decorated for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving - after our shopping spree - so I'll have to post pics of our tree etc. soon!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know, I know... all I've been posting lately is Clayton stuff. Oh well. We had a lovely Thanksgiving at my parents house this year. I made the rolls - which actually turned out really nicely - and Jer made 3 fruit pies, (blueberry, blackberry/raspberry, pumpkin) yummy! Cristin brought cream pies (banana, chocolate) and orange jello fluff. All very delectable concoctions. Mom and Dad did an awesome job with the turkey, potatoes, gravy and green bean casserole. The sweet potatoes were especially delicious. Mom also made a new thing - pomegranate jello salad - it was very tasty! Tomorrow is Black Friday - our favorite holiday! I'll be sure to post all the sweet stuff we get. We get up at 4am, it is too much fun!! This year we'll be going to ShopKo, Old Navy, WalMart, Bath and Body Works, Bed Bath & Beyond, Al's Sporting Goods, Shoe Carnival and Hallmark. Phew!

So, back to random Clay stuff:
I love these pants.

New Sunday chorduroy jacket.

Mouth full of bread at Iggy's while watching the BYU/Utah game.

Choo Choo!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Walking Clips

These clips are like 2 to 3 weeks old now, but at least I got them up at all! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Belated Halloween Pics and More

I know, I'm the last one to put up Halloween pictures, but, hey, better late than never, right?

Clay was a giraffe, as you can see.

Yum, CANDY!!

Continuing on the giraffe theme - this past Saturday we went to Hogle Zoo and Clay got to personally see his favorite animal. He oohed, aahed and pointed at the giraffes and then selected a cute stuffed one from the Zoo gift shop as we left. Thanks Grandma! Here he is on the way home, snuggled up to his new friend.

I am finally able to load some left-over pictures and video, so here is a plethora of things.
Clay playing with the 'baby'.

Clay reading his book in the car.

Random Cuteness:

Fell asleep on Jer during a football game one Saturday afternoon.

Walking around in his costume at Grandma Diane's house:

His amazing monkey impression - and a little tiger growl, too.

Walking clips to come in the next post.