About Us

Andy and I met on a blind date in Dec. 2005. One of my 7th grade students was his neice, and she set us up. Go figure. We saw each other every day after that! We were engaged by June and married in September of 2006. In January, 2008, we welcomed little Ethan into our home, and in August, 2010, little Addison arrived.

Andy is a diesel mechanic at Kennecott. I taught middle school science for ten years, and am now an evidence-based learning specialist for a school district.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ethan's 2nd Birthday Party!

Ethan had a fantastic birthday! He danced and screamed with excitement after opening each gift!

Thanks to Grandma & Grandpa A for the cute outfit, shoes, and socks! They were desperately needed!

Thanks to Grandma & Grandpa T for the drum set. I'm sure we'll have many headaches as Ethan learns to be a fabulous drummer!

We gave Ethan a tricycle and a Thomas the train! I also made Ethan's Elmo cake! It was quite the ordeal! The cake stuck to the pan the first 2 tries, so we went through several mixes, lots of eggs, and oil before a suitable cake came from the mold! :) Turned out okay though!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Ethan!

I wanted to say happy birthday to my baby Ethan! Guess I can't say that anymore now that he is 2 years old! It's hard to believe how fast time goes. We'll post pictures of the party tomorrow, but I just wanted to make a list of all the cute things about my little guy!
1. We call him our little Turkey, because he is so silly
2. When he has an audience, he hams it up for them! He is totally going to be the class clown
3. He LOVES fruit snacks, and fruit roll ups!
4. He asks for ice cream for breakfast on a regular basis! I NEVER give in! Don't worry
5. He tells you whatever is on his mind, and has been known to tell people to shut up, and even that they have a fat belly! Nice huh?
6. His duckie blanket that Missy gave for him is still the favorite, but is now called the Duckster, instead of duckie!
7. His favorite foods are broccoli and asparagus! If we have either with our dinner, he will eat nothing but the veggies!
8. He hates to go to bed, but LOVES to sleep in. In fact, when I wake him up to leave for work, he points back at the crib and tells me "nap mommy, nap."
9. His favorite movie is Wall-E. It sounds like he says Wad-E. Too cute
10. Andy likes to tickle and tease him, and when Ethan's had enough his says stop it daddy, love you daddy! Like that will end it all :)
11. We went to the doctor the other day, and when she got done examining him, without any prompting from us, he said "sank you doctor!" Too cute!!!
12. Please, thanks you (sank you), and welcome are very regular words these days!
13. When we drove by the movie theater the other day, he pointed and said "the Princess and the Frog?" We took him to that movie over Christmas break, and it either traumatized him, or he liked it since he knows where he watched it at!
14. When Andy was getting in the shower the other day, Ethan slapped his naked butt and laughed!
15. When he farts, he smiles and says "I farted"
16. He loves to hug, tease, and feed Norma
17. He pointed to the moon the other night and told me he wanted to hold the moon as we walked from the grocery store
18. He still calls both Grandpa's honey
19. Grandma & Grandpa T have a golf club pen that Ethan loves to hit balls with at their house. He even holds the club correctly when he hits everything!
20. He loves to be outside playing, but the other day I asked him if he wanted to go out, and he told me it was "too cold mommy"
21. He loves to go to nursery on Sundays, and asks to go to church on a regular basis. He loves to play with other kids
22. He gives great kisses, and still will cuddle!
23. He doesn't like to play with his toys, he just likes to get them all out and make a HUGE mess. Hope this ends soon!
24. He adores Thomas the Train! He has several different thomas engines, and he carts them around with him everywhere.

There are so many other great things about my little guy, but this is a pretty good list! He is a joy, and besides the few tantrums that we've had lately, he's very pleasant to be around. We adore him, and are so happy to have him in our family! Couldn't ask for a cuter little guy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

12 weeks and counting!

We are excited to announce that baby #2 is on its way! We are 12 weeks along, and due in early August! This is going to be one EXTREMELY hot summer! I was sleeping with the windows open, and no covers when I was prego with Ethan, and that was in January! Can you imagine what June, July, and August are going to be like? I'm not looking forward to that part, but can't wait to welcome a new little addition to our home!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jewelry Open House

A new past time, (when Andy is on graveyards, and Ethan is in bed) is to make jewelry! Anyone is more than welcome to attend! It will be at my place from 1-5 on Saturday Jan. 23rd! I've made watchbands, charms, bracelets, necklaces, baby bracelets, earrings, and also a few little things that you could buy to give away as little valentine presents, like valentine tins, and cute scrapbook covered candy bars!

If you're interested in attending, and need my address, just e-mail me and I'll send you the address and directions!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning was so much fun! Ethan was a ball, and loved everything he got! He asked Santa for a train, and the popup tent has been a big hit! He also loves his tool bench, and has been hammering away at it non stop!

Grandma and Grandpa A gave Ethan a buzz light year! He LOVES buzz! Grandma and Grandpa T gave Ethan a really neat video game to play! He jumps on his mat while we play the Wii, and then he thinks he's playing right along! Grandma T pulled out her old costumes while we were there for Christmas and Ethan found the Super man cape! He wouldn't take it off, and had a great time flying around the basement!

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, we went to the annual Bateman family Christmas party! We always have a fabulous dinner, then have the kids act out the Christmas nativity, and then open Christmas presents from Grandma & Grandpa and the drawing. This is Cayman, "playing" with the toy that Ethan got, and below, Ethan playing with the toy that Cayman got. He wouldn't put it down!

Andy and his brothers would always make a fort to sleep in during the Christmas break. This is our version of the Christmas eve tent! We had a great time1