Ryan and Betsy's big day

My brother-in-law got hitched this past Saturday to a wonderful girl. Below are just a few pictures from the day that I stole from Alyssa's camera. I unfortunately forgot to bring my camera to the temple for pictures after the ceremony, and then when I actually brought it to the reception it wouldn't work. Oh well, the kids were too tired to sit still long enough for a decent picture anyway.

First of all, the happy couple:

This was taken at the luncheon. A very tired Gabe...

This is Jasen not so enthusiastically posing for the camera. Funny story about Jasen...tonight he was telling me that he intends to get his giant mole looked at as it is starting to grow into a weird shape (not the funny part yet), and Gabe was sitting with us as Jasen was telling me about his plans. Gabe went to touch Jasen's mole as he has been interested in it since he was a baby, and I told him that Jasen's mole was a button. Gabe thought about that for a second and then pushed on the mole like it was a button and then called Jasen a robot. (I really only included this picture to show the mole and be able to tell this story.)

Gabe looks like he is trying to smile here but can't quite pull it off.

This is Hannah telling me she wanted to take a nap asap!

Some pictures from the reception on the dance floor/ kid's playroom:

Where's Gabe?

To say he loved the balloons is an understatement.

M&M grin:



Happy Happy Birthday Gabe!

Gabe turned two today, and we celebrated with family. We went up the canyon to a campground and park and grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, made smores, and played some ball. Gabe loved getting all the great gifts, and I'm sure everything he got will continue to bring him joy as days go by. He sure brings us a whole lot of joy. I'm so happy to be his mommy.

I told him to practice his blowing in this picture...

He dug right in as soon as I said go. He basically shoved the whole thing in his mouth, and it was gone after maybe 2 bites.

So stinkin' cute!

Daddy had to show him how to use his drill.

Pretty Hannah and Katelyn...

Here's my sweet Hannah. You can see Gabe's new big boy bed in the background. He liked the idea of the new bed, but once we actually put him in it tonight he wasn't such a big fan. He started crying and got out right away using the light from his handy glow worm to guide him and started banging on his door, which he doesn't know how to open yet. I went in and calmed him down and laid down next to him. He seemed a little traumatized I think just because switching from a crib to a twin bed is a big deal for a two year old. He stopped crying and I left. Then he started crying again for about 15 minutes and then I heard a big thump followed by really hard crying. Yes, he had figured out that he can roll right out of this bed if he's not careful. So I quickly put him back in bed, handed him his glow worm and left again. This time he only cried quietly for about another 15 minutes and then he finally fell asleep. I think on nights when it's closer to his real bed time that he might not give up the fight so easily. Hopefully it won't take him too long to adjust, and hopefully he won't roll out of bed during the night. I guess we'll see.


The kids weren't really in the mood to pose for pics after church. Gabe had already taken off his tie and vest. But Hannah looked so cute in her little outfit and I just wanted to snap a couple of pics. The dress Hannah is wearing was given to her from Grandma and Grandpa Stromberg when she was born. It's a size 0-3 months, but it never used to stay on her shoulders because it's got spaghetti straps. She's getting good use out of it now and looks adorable.

This is how Hannah gets around while drinking. She's a multi-tasker.


Super cuteness

Earlier today I heard Hannah moaning like she does when she wakes up from a nap and wants me to get her out of her bed. She doesn't cry, just moans. I knew she was playing in what will soon be her room too, and I found her like this...

I guess she wanted a closer look at that giraffe and climbed into the seat. But once she was in she couldn't safely get out, so she just sat there and moaned until I came and got her out, which was right after I took advantage of the photo opportunity.

Whenever she'd reach down to get out the swing would start swinging and she'd lose her balance and almost fall out. She would've only fallen a couple of inches onto the floor, but I guess it just felt too risky.



This is what Gabe did during conference today.

I like this one because it shows how he likes coloring in little shapes.