Monday, April 30, 2012


I participated in Photo a Day Challenge this month.  I had a lot of fun with it.  It inspired me to take creative pictures with my iPhone and share them with others on Instagram. I'm looking forward to doing May's challenge.

Day 1: Your Reflection
Day 2: Mail.  Easter presents from grandma Florence and grandpa Brent
Day 3: Color
Day 4: Someone who makes you  happy.
Day 5: Tiny
Day 6: Lunch

Day 7: Shadow. Tanner with his buddy Dan.

Day 8: Flower.  Not really a flower, but a budding bush was too exciting to pass up.
Day 9: Younger you.  The summer of 2005.  In Montana, on our big move to Alaska.
Day 10: Cold
Day 11: Where you ate breakfast.
Day 12: Stairs
Day 13: Something you found
Day 14: How you feel today.

 Day 15: Sunset

Day 16: Something you bought.
Day 17: Something you don't like
Day 18: Hair
Day 19: Orange
Day 20: Something you drew.
Day 21: Bottle.  My FAVORITE condiment!

Day 23: Vegetable
Day 24: Something you're grateful for.
Day 25: Looking down.
Day 26: Black and White
Day 27: Somewhere you went.
Day 28: 1pm
Day 29: Circle.
Day 30: Something that makes you sad. When Brandon goes to work and Tanner says "Daddy home?" for the rest of the afternoon evening. :(

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

12 Weeks Old

~Baby Dillan is now 12 weeks old.  He feels so big now.  He's still wearing his 0-3 month clothes comfortably.  A few jammies are getting a little short, other than that I don't see moving him up a size any time soon.

~He is getting incredibly active.  Last night in his bath tub he was going crazy.  He was wiggling so much that by the time he was done "soaking" there wasn't much water left for him to sit in! 

~He loves to watch his brother.  When Tanner glances Dillan's way, Dillan is all smiles and laughs!

~He slept for 10 hours straight Sunday night and then last night he woke every 2 hours.  On average he'll sleep from 8:30am to 2:30 or 3:00am.  Then he'll wake up every 2 hours after that.  I really have no complaints about his sleeping habits. I hear horror stories of other babies and am thankful for mine!
2 Weeks
4 Weeks
8 Weeks
12 Weeks

Easter Weekend 2012

We had a jam-packed Easter weekend filled with three egg hunts, well almost three, egg dying, and dinner.  Holidays with kids is so much more fun than without. 

Happy Easter sheep

On Saturday we attempted to go to a hunt in North Pole at the RV lot, next to the Santa Clause house.  We showed up about 3 minutes late and missed out on all the fun.  We still took a walk around the area.  We talked to a lady who had worked during the hunt and she said there were somewhere between 5,000 and 8,000 eggs that had been hidden!  As we walked there were still eggs being found here and there by the dedicated hunters.
Talking about walking
Leaving the first hunt
A few hours after the first hunt, we went onto Eielson AFB to go to the base church for their Easter egg hunt.  We met our friends Matt and Emily and their two little guys.  We had a blast here.  Each kid was allowed 10 eggs.  There were cookies and juice for the kids, as well as crafts and games. 
Hiding from the Easter Bunny
Dads and babes

Best buddies

Dan pinning the tail on the bunny

Tanner pinning the tail on the bunny
Stringing beads and crosses

After the Easter egg hunt we headed into Fairbanks to do some egg dying with the cousins.  Tanner's hands were completely stained by the end of the night, but he had a great time. 

Egg dying fools

Easter morning we got off to a late start due to Tanner sleeping in.  We missed church but had fun at Auntie Bridgett's house doing another egg hunt, playing and having a delicious meal. 
The hunt is on

Bib was 1st worn by Tanner in Maui in 2010
Baby's 1st Easter
Easter feast
It's good to be seated at the kids table