A while back the boys and I went up and spent the day with Hailey and Treyton. We went to the Hill Airspace Museum. Keaton got a little nervous in one of the rooms and said "we got to get outta here." It was pretty funny. Other than that he LOVED it and keeps asking when we can go see the big jets.
Kari and Ruth came for quite a long visit a few months back. It was so fun having them here. One of Keaton's favorite things we did was build a bear. He was absolutely terrified of the loud machine that put the fluff in his bear. He loved picking out an outfit though. With no help from me, he went back and forth between the football outfit and the basketball one. He finally decided on a basketball bear, and Ruthie picked out a princess!
Keaton watched A LOT of basketball with his daddy this winter. We asked Keat what he wanted to name his bear and he told us Jimmer haha it was all his idea...so cute! He still to this day HAS to have Jimmer tucked in next to him in bed.
We also visited the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point. What a cool place! The kids had so much fun looking at tons of dinosaurs, playing in water, and digging for bones. Definitely a place to go back to.
Thank you Grandma for the fun memories!!! Miss you Kare and Ruthie.
I'm a late poster but when the Provo Beach Resort just opened my friend Stef and i decided to go check it out. So glad we did. Pais and Keat had a blast running around somewhere new. We want to go back for a date night without kids!
Sweet Tanner just sat here the whole time and observed.
Keat and his girlfriend Paislee matched...they play so cute together.
This is a surf simulator thing, Keaton wanted to get in the water. Their favorite was the carousel ride. Keaton looks completely onry and mad in all the pics haha he really did have a fun time. This is a mini croquet course.
There is also a little food place, bowling ally, an arcade, ropes course, bigger playground, and a golf simulator. Looks like a lot of fun.
Keaton is a smart little 2 year old that loves his brother, books, cars, basketballs, and playing with his "wedo's" (aka Lego's). He says so many words and phrases that there is no way I could even start on those. His favorite movie lately is the Joseph Smith Story from the living scriptures. haha He can tell you all about it! He is learning so much so fast.
He is FULLY potty trained and I couldn't be happier! I was running out of his size diapers and didn't want to buy more so decided to give it a shot. A friend recommended the 3 day potty training system which is an E-book and it seriously worked!!! (Thanks Lacey). Day 1 I gave him his new undies and made him throw all the rest of his diapers away. He had maybe 2 big wet accidents and he hated that so badly that that's all it took. From then on he started in his undies then finished in the potty. Day 4 he woke up and went perfectly every time! LOVE IT!!!
His thing lately is when he wakes up he says "dood morning mommy" I ask how he slept and says "dood" as he so sweetly rubs his eyes and gives me a big hug. Keaton then hears his brother crying and he gets extremely excited and says, "Tanner wate up, go get him". When I go get him Keaton says "dood morning Tan" and kisses his head. Don't know what i'd do without these boys...I love them so much. He's going a bit crazy being inside all day with it being so cold, so we try and go to the library at least once a week. His favorite thing is to pick out a backpack to bring home. We mainly go for story time. Keaton sits right on my lap and watches all the kids sit on the rug and sing songs. haha This week he did actually get off my lap to stand and watch the kids sing and dance to a song...we'll get there! He is pretty shy around people he doesn't know, unless we're at the grocery store or random places. He will randoitmly start pointing at a man shopping and say "look mom a guy, a guy" of course as loud as possible. Then every time we pass that certain man "hi guy, hi guy" he says until the poor man acknowledges him. We also love to go watch uncle Gent play basketball, we go to 1 maybe 2 games a week. Keat yells "shoot it in the hoop G" and "Go dons go!" He does pretty good most the time, he's figured out though if he has to go potty then he can leave for a min so we take quite a few potty breaks during the games!
Keat has had some more issues with wheezing, we thought it was food allergy so have been to the doctor multiple times. After a few visits they told us he has asthma. We have to do breathing treatments with a nebulizer 2x a day which he's gotten used to and doesn't fight much. Once he's older we can do other treatment methods but for now that's how we got to do it. Poor kid.
Tanner- Oh where to start with our little Tan Man. He is still the best, perfect baby ever! He sleeps about 12hrs a night and we can take him out for any amount of time and he will sleep or just sit in his car seat for the longest time. I cannot believe my baby is already 8 months old. He's struggled lately with a never ending cold and also trying to get some teeth in. As his first 2 we're coming in he decided he didn't want to nurse anymore. I started losing my milk on one side haha weird, anyways, so we started him on formula and he loved it so much he decided he was done nursing all together. Not going to lie, it's been quite nice. So lately the poor little guy has been struggling with a fang tooth coming in...seems like he's been working on it forever! He's been a lot more sad than usual so we're hoping that passes soon.
Tanner is all smiles and laughs all the time. He is sitting up great and LOVES food!!! He hasn't figured out how to move in any way, shape or form which we are TOTALLY okay with. Once that starts we actually have to watch what Keat has out. He is the most mellow kid ever and is totally content just sitting watching his brother!
THE CAKE!!! Keaton has been SO into Toy Story lately that I knew what cake I had to do for his birthday. Everything is edible except for the characters. It was such a blast to make. I did bits and pieces of it over 3 days time so I could get it right. It only took 2 attempts to get the head/foot board the way I wanted. Happy 2nd Birthday Keaton Bruce Redd.
I love the way it turned out!
Thank you everyone for being so generous to our little guy. He won't put Buzz or Woody down for even a second! And he takes them for rides on Mack and crashes into the punching bag. Haha His mind has been so creative the last little while. It has been so fun watching him play make believe. Blowing out the candles. The boys admiring the cake...they wouldn't leave it's side, they thought it was SO cool. Seeing their faces made all the time put in to it TOTALLY worth it!
I had never ever dealt with fondant and was pretty nervous about it. It was seriously the weirdest thing I have ever made but SO SO easy!
Only one little mis-hap that was covered with Andy's bed. This part turned out better than I thought it would...I just mixed melted chocolate in to the fondant. The marbled look worked great for the flooring. I did these a few days before the party to make sure I could figure it out without looking too home-made.
Tanner eatin his toes just like his brother used to do First 'REAL' snow experience. Keaton wanted to build a snowman, but the snow was NOT cooperating, so I made him a snow pile. He didn't know the difference! Brotherly bonding in bed This picture makes me laugh so hard! Keat telling Tanner a bedtime story and Tanner listening intently We took Keaton to his first BYU basketball game. He LOVED it!!! His face was in complete awe with everything. He loved it the most when everyone sang the BYU song....he got so good at rah rah. rah rah rah, rah rah, rah rah rah, gooooooooooooooooooooo COUGARS!!! Still doing it today. BYU FAM Pointing out the COUGAR Tanner, getting so so big GO COUGS!!! Keat got a really bad cough and was wheezing pretty bad. I was so nervous it was some new allergy or something going on so I took him in. It ended up being a really bad cold heading towards the croup. The doc gave us a breathing treatment at the office (oh boy was that fun). When that didn't help too much, he decided that we needed to continue the treatments at home. We started doing them every 4 hours and gradually went off it over 5 days or so. A few randoms of my handsome BOYS Last walk outside :-(
Halloween...only 2 months late, Our little stinker and batman. They both looked so adorable. I totally thought Keaton was going to freak out and not go trick-or-treating, oh did he prove me wrong! ha It was pouring rain so we decided to go with my brother to their ward trunk-or-treat. The rain didn't stop batman. He RAN car to car so excited and said "trit-o-treat" and after he got the candy he said "tank do" (thank you). He didn't want to leave until he finally took the time to look around and saw some warewolf and other freaky kids with masks. It was so much fun, even though we got soaked!
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Seuss
Meet keat, this is where this little boy would live if we would let him...he loves to be outside or where ever his daddy or grandpa's are! He is so very curious and loves everything but toys!
Tanner was born 6 weeks early so had a little bit of a rough start. After 3 weeks in the NICU he is now home and doing great. We love having his sweet spirit around us everyday. He is such an angel baby and just eats and sleeps.
Mommy and Daddy
Yeah I wish I still looked like that! ha Things change a bit after a couple kids. I wouldn't change a thing though, I love love love being a mom to 2 great kids! There is never a dull moment at our house! We have been married for about 3 and a half years and enjoying every moment together. We feel so blessed to be where we are today!