Tuesday, January 25, 2011

9 Month Pictures

Nixon James 9 months old

I also took some of my friends twins who turned 9mo a day before Nix. They are all the best of friends!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

9 Months!

Nine months old!

Yep you heard me, Nixon boy is now 9 months old! 3 more months and he will be a year!? What! really? That is just crazy. He is so much fun! I love him more and more everyday! And feel so blessed to have him as my little boy:)

9 month update
  • He loves to eat and its starting to enjoy more table food.
  • He takes 2 naps a day. (sleep is very important to him! If he doesn't get a nap he is Mr. cranky pants.) Probably gets that from me.... ha.
  • He sleep really good through the night. Usually wakes up around 9.
  • He is not really loving his baths anymore... I don't know what his deal is. He hates it if I make his sit or lay in the bath. He just wants me to help him stand the whole time.
  • Whenever I go get him from his crib after his nap he gets so excited to see me and then pats me on the back haha I love it! It's so cute.
  • He makes a fake cough at everyone to get their attention.
  • He tilts his head to the side when people talk to him and say hi.
  • He loves music. Whenever Ev or I sing to him his face lights up.
  • He loves to help me with the dishes by climbing on top of the dishwasher.
  • He LOVES eating the dirt out of my flower pot! He's such a stinker I try and block it from him and he seems to always find away to it.
  • He loves pounding on the keyboard and making music ha.

I love this song by Taylor Swift. Whenever I hear it I get teary eyed because it reminds me of my Nixon boy. It's call, "Don't ever grow up"

Here are the lyrics...

Your little hand's wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light
To you everything's funny, you got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you, won't let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up

You're in the car on the way to the movies
And you're mortified your mom's dropping you off
At 14 there's just so much you can't do
And you can't wait to move out someday and call your own shots
But don't make her drop you off around the block
Remember that she's getting older too
And don't lose the way that you dance around in your pj's getting ready for school

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
No one's ever burned you, nothing's ever left you scarred
And even though you want to, just try to never grow up

Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room
Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said
And all your little brother's favorite songs
I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone

So here I am in my new apartment
In a big city, they just dropped me off
It's so much colder that I thought it would be
So I tuck myself in and turn my night light on

Wish I'd never grown up
I wish I'd never grown up

Oh I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up
I could still be little
Oh I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up
It could still be simple
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
Won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
And even though you want to, please try to never grow up
Oh, don't you ever grow up
Oh, never grow up, just never grow up

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just for fun

I thought it would be fun to post these... Before I met Ev I use to go play open mic on Saturday nights. It was a lot of fun! I haven't really played much after I had Nix but I really need to try and get back into it.

My first time meeting Ev was actually at one of his shows in St. George. After I saw him play I was in love! I always had a thing for Musicians but he was definitely top of the line:). How could you not fall in love with a lead singing  bass player :-)

Here is Ev and his band, Postcards Home, playing a song he wrote called Collide.

*If you let it load first for a little it won't keep pausing while you try to watch it.

I'm kind of embarrassed posting this video of myself... but here we go. This is different clips of me playing open mic singing two different songs I wrote, "Memories in Time" and "Please Stay" Here it goes....

And last but of course not least! We have the young rising star.... Nixon James Stowers playing his soon to be a hit, "Baby jam!"

Friday, January 7, 2011

Nixon Boy

Nixon's favorite things to do.....

He likes playing with his blocks. I build him a tower and then he knocks it down!

He loves standing. He pulls himself up onto everything!

He likes hanging out under the table. Sometimes he gets lucky and finds a little snack under there! ha

He loves when I help him walk. I wouldn't be surprised if he started walking soon.

He LOVES going bye-bye! Its so funny every time we walk out the door he does a high pitched squeal and gets so excited! Until its time for him to get into his car seat....

He's going to make such a great big brother!!!!

Love you Baby boy:)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bringing in 2011!

Happy New Years!!!!

New years eve was a lot of fun! We all went out to Applebees for dinner and then went back to the house and played games to bring in the new year! Then when it was getting close to midnight we turned on the TV to watch the ball drop at time square. We all toasted to the new years with a nice glass of sparkling cider:) Here's to 2011!!! It's going to be a great year for us!

New Years Resolution for 2011

-Work on my talents.
-Set aside more time for reading a good book.
-Cook a meal I have never cooked before at least once a week.
-Continue strengthening my testimony.
-Try something new once a month. So that makes 12 new things in one year.
-Do some type of exercise at least 3 times a week. ( This one will be a stretch for me)

*I'm going to add to this list when I can think of some more goals.

Nixon update...

He is so funny these days. He has to always be standing up against something. He is constantly pulling myself up onto things. Even in the bath he as to be standing! So I put a stole in the tube and that has seemed to help my bath time more pleasant. He seriously gets upset and throws a little fit if I make him sit or lay in the tub. I'm hoping this is just a little phase he is going through and gets over it soon.

I gave him a Gerber banana cookie the other day and boy was it messy!! But he sure did love it and it kept him entertained while I got some cleaning done. Then when I was done cleaning I had to clean him!

What a cute messy faced boy!!

He has been doing so good with his naps! He takes a 3 hour morning nap and then a 1 1/2 after noon nap. I have been amazed at how much time I have to myself lately! I think it has been very muchly needed:)

I was finally able to finish a few projects I have been working on which was nice. And a lot of well needed organizing done. I just love being able to be a stay-at-home-Mommy. I love being able to take care of my house and my little Nix, It's such an amazing blessing. Thank you so much Husband for working so hard to provide for our little growing family, I love you so much!


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