Monday, June 25, 2012

We went camping!!!

We went to Willard Bay this past weekend and went camping. It was Ayla's first time camping. I wanted her to have the experience. I loved going camping when I was a kid. It was Ashlyn's first time too but I am sure she wont remember.

I packed everything up on Friday and my sister, Marion and I did the shopping that day. We spent the night at Marion's that night so we could all go leave early the next morning. 

Ayla and I slept on the air mattresses we were using for camping. Ashlyn slept in her pack and play.

 This is how Ayla slept!! She cracks me up! LOL!!
I woke up in the night and she was like this. I took her to the bathroom and put her back on the mattress the correct way. When, I woke up in the morning she was like this again. I had to get a picture. This is why she still has a guard rail on her bed.

We went with my side of the family. We all went to Denny's at the Flying J off of 9th west for breakfast.

 Me and Ashlyn!!!

 Marion and Ayla!

 This is everyone else that came.
Starting on the left: Lane, Ayla, Marion, Dad and Mom.

 Ashlyn and Mom!

We set up camp when we got there, then spent the rest of the day at the beach.

 We didn't have a boat or anything like that but we had lots of things that float.
Ayla on one of the lake-boards!

 I love Lane in the background in this picture! 
It really shows how excited he was! That kid didn't get out of the water until we ate lunch and then he went straight back in. He was in the water for about 5 hours. It was so fun to watch him! He was having the time of his life! He even lost one of his swim shoes! LOL!

 My mom and I spent most of the day on the shore with Ashlyn keeping the sun off of her.

 My cute little baby!!!

 I did go out in the water a couple of times. I am actually in a raft with Ayla in this picture. We are on the upper left with my Dad. And Marion and Lane are lined up with us on the right.

 Ashlyn fell asleep once while we were at the beach. It was short lived. I think it was just too hot. I kept soaking her little shirt and bonnet with some bottled water. I didn't want her to get over heated.

 Ayla with some Doritos on her face and fingers!

 Here is the raft we had!
This was taken when we were deciding to leave the beach. This was when Lane was finally ready to get out! LOL!

 Ayla and my Dad!

 Ayla getting a little more play time in.

 Such a happy girl! She had a blast at the beach!

 We went back to camp and we all got cleaned up.
See our tents in the background?!

 Ayla loved laying in the tent with her Grandpa!

 I think this was Ayla's first time drinking out of a can. It was lemonade. I had about 6 of those puppies at the beach.

 My Dad cracks me up! I love his flashlight!

 Ashlyn finally got a little nap in on Grandma!

 Everyone just loves Ashlyn and I love it! 
There is nothing better than seeing other people love your child!

 My Dad's hair looked awesome, so I had him do the rocker sign! LOL!

 It looked like a moe hawk!

 It is the simple things that make us happy! She loved looking at the forks!

 Ashy and Marion!


 This is Ayla eating the marshmallow she cooked for her first time over a fire!

 Sticky girl!


 We decided that Ashlyn's pack and play was too big for the tents, so we brought a drawer for her to sleep in. I loved it because I was so close to the ground and I could have her right by me. I could keep an eye on her.

It turned out to be a hot night. We didn't use covers for most of the night.

We all had a great time and all survived!

It was a lot of work for one night but it was worth it to see my kid have so much fun! I am glad she now has gone camping and we will have to do it again sometime!

Special thanks to my good friends, Cory and DeeDee for letting us use their tents!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I forgot to post a couple of pictures on the last post, so here they are.

 My sister, Marion layed Ashlyn on Ayla's Pillow Pet and it made Ashlyn look like a butterfly, so cute!

And one of Ayla with her of course!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ashlyn turned 3 months!

Ashlyn turned 3 months at the beginning of this month. I am now just getting to post on it. Life is so crazy this time of year.

Here is a picture of the sweet little ham, a couple of days before she turned 3 months.

She weighed in at 15 lbs! I can't believe it!!! She is now 24 inches long. My baby is growing!

Some of the things she has accomplished during the second month and things that she loves are...

She still loves baths!

She pretty much burps on her own. She has been doing this since her first month. I try and burp her but most of the time it doesn't come up until she is just sitting still.

She loves to suck her thumb.

She laughed for her first time at 2 months and 2 weeks! So cute! She has been giggling ever since!

She has gotten really good at holding onto things!

She goes right back to sleep after I feed her during the night, so I am getting good enough sleep!

She started to try and roll over. She started this at the beginning of that month!

She started to get pretty good at it!

She was able to hold her head up and sit up all on her own in the walker that month!

She is learning how to survive her sister! LOL!!

Ayla fed her, her first bottle! I just pumped the milk for it.
This was hard for me to watch but it was a good bonding experience for my girls!

Happy girls!

Now for some cute pictures that were taken throughout that month!

I love Ayla's hair in this one!

Ayla was running through the sprinklers that day!

Ashlyn, watching Ayla run through the sprinklers. She thought it was pretty cool!

I love her bonnet!

This was Ayla's onesie at one time. I love it!

My girls! I love this picture!

So sweet!

I always make t-shirts for my mom that have her kids or grand kids on them. Yes, my mom has shirts with me on them, even though I am not a kid anymore. It is sweet. My mom is a proud mom! Below are some simple pictures I took with my small camera before I got my new camera. I took the pictures to make a shirt for my mom.

I was just messing around. I love how Ashlyn is holding her bink!

This was the winner because they were both looking at the camera!

Here is a picture of the girls in the dresses I bought them for Easter!

Aslyn really loves Ayla!

And Ayla loves her!
I am so glad my girls get along so well! Ayla still loves Ashlyn just as much or more than the day she was born. The other day, Ayla said that Ashlyn was her baby and when she grows up she wants another baby. She is so funny!

Ashlyn is such a blessing to our family! We love her so much!