Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Card Blog!!

So this year seeing as we are poor students and can't send out Christmas cards, I still wanted to do one that everyone could see.

Ryan is in his second year of Medical School and is doing so well. He is loving learning everything and loves to come home and practice all his techniques on me which is wonderful. He is doing so well and will find out in February where he will begin his rotations in the summer. He is the most wonderful father and loves spending time with the boys when ever he gets home from school. Ryan is the Scout Committee Chairman in our ward and loves working with the boys. He is such an example to me about hard work. He would do anything for our family and loves just being at home and relaxing with us when he has the time.

I (Heather) love being a stay at home mom and am so grateful that I have the opportunity to do so. I love Colorado other than the fact the we are so far away from family. I also love the weather here. I am determined to learn how to ski or snow board one of these days but who knows when that will happen. Recently I have taken up sewing and love making little things for my boys. I have made a lot of their Christmas presents this year which was so much fun and probably will be appreciated more now that when they are older and don't want moms homemade clothes and stuff. I am a Visiting Teaching Supervisor in our ward and love getting to know the other women in the ward.

Blake will be 3 years old in February. He is such a smart little boy. He is constantly talking and learning new things every day. He has been potty trained for the past 3 months which has made my life so much easier. He loves reading books with us and playing with any type of car or truck that he can find. As Ryan would say " he is such a boy" which I guess is a good thing. Blake loves to play with his best little friend named Levi. They are so cute together and could play for hours with each other. Blake definitely teaches me something every day.

Carter will be 9 months old the day after Christmas. He is such a joy in my life. After having colic for the first 4 months of his life he has definitely turned out to be such a happy little kid. He is a pro crawler and starting to pull his self up on anything and everything. Carter thinks that Blake is the most hilarious kid ever. He laughs so hard at any thing that Blake does and even tries to copy him whenever he can. Carter loves to be outside and loves to go on walks. He is such a wonderful addition to this family and we love him so much.

We are so grateful to be where we are in life and know that trials make us stronger. We love our families so much and are so grateful for their love and support of us. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and pray that we can all keep the true meaning of Christmas in our hearts this holiday season.

Love, The West Family

Monday, November 8, 2010

Halloween 2010

This year for Halloween my two little monkeys decided to just act like themselves and be monkeys. We found an awesome Curious George costume on e-bay for Blake and Carter wore a little monkey outfit that we had from Blakes first Halloween.

On Friday we went to a school carnival that our friends sister worked at and played some fun games there. On Saturday we got up and headed over to Ryan's school to their Halloween festivities and played even more games and got some candy for the boys. Then that night our ward had a trunk or treat at the church. That is where the boys loaded up on candy. It was a bit chilly that night so Carter played it safe wrapped up in the stroller and Blake loved running around getting candy. Blake actually said "trick or treat" this year. It is so fun watching them grow up and get more excited about the holidays!!
This year I was a cowgirl and Ryan said he was a stressed out medical student. Ha ha!!

Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Road Trip to Utah!!!

About a month ago my sister in law had her beautiful baby girl Lucy!! (Congrats Michael and Sarah). I was so sad that I wasn't there to see her and I was complaining to my friend Joci that I wanted to see her so bad. As brilliant as she is Joci said to me "We should take a road trip and go see her" Awesome idea!!! We decided to pack us up with the three boys and no husbands and take a road trip to Logan Utah. Ryan said we were crazy wanting to take a 10 hour car ride with three boys all 2 or under but I knew we could do it....

The boys did so much better than I ever thought. The t.v. in the car was a huge help and the boys watch movies and George the whole way there. Even Carter did well not being able to see the t.v.

All packed up and ready to go...

Grandpa and Carter snuggling on the couch....

Blake on his beloved bike....

Beautiful precious Lucy Sue Orme.... Only two weeks old!!

Carter in his cute jammies that grandma got for him!!

The boys in their matching jammies....

All three boys... They look like they could all be brothers.. Note to self: It is hard to do a picture shoot with three crazy boys!!

Grandma with her grandsons!!

Grandma with the newest edition!! Couldn't be happier. Little Lucy makes Carter look so big!!

Trying to get a feet shot.... Also very hard!!

Beautiful Lucy Sue!!

Thanks Joci and Levi for coming with me on the crazy trip!!
Thanks Sarah for letting me hold Lucy every chance I got!!
Thanks Mom and Dad for letting us come stay with you for a week and making the house a little louder than you are used to these days!!!

Love you guys!!

Mancer Awareness!!

So this post was a request from Ryan.... September was Mancer month at Ryan's school. The guys in his class had a contest growing beards for prostate cancer awareness and he decided to participate.....

I don't have enough words to even say anything more about this post so just enjoy the pictures.... Let's just say he won't be growing a beard again anytime soon.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rockies Game!!

This past month I won Rockies tickets at a self defense class that I took and it was amazing!! We decided to take our wonderful friends Joci and Tyson and leave the kiddos at home with her awesome parents!! It was such a fun relaxing night and it helped that the Rockies won 9-2 over Cincinnati.

These are all for your viewing pleasure!! We had way too much fun:)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August fun!!

August has just flown by. We have had so much fun hanging out with family and friends. We were able to have Ryan's sister Nicole come stay with us for a few days before she headed off to college. We had so much fun with Aunt Pickle and Blake and Carter loved having her here.

Oh how I love my Blake!!

Cute Carter

Ryan trying to study with the boys on his lap. I thought it was so cute and had to get a picture. Then I had to take the boys so he could really study.

We were able to have Jared, Lacey and Brynlee come stay with us for a couple of days before they had to continue on the road and drive to their new home for Jared to start Med school. We had so much fun while they were here. I was so happy that they were able to be here on my birthday. Here are a few pictures of the kiddos together. They get along so well!!

Brynlee playing with Carter. She was so in love with him. So cute :)

Watching Madagascar or "Gasgar" together. How cute are they????

Eating some string cheese together!!

Yay for swimming!!

Birthday Day Blowout!! Guess who got to clean this one up????? DADDY!!

Happy Birthday to me!! 25.....I'm an old fart!! Thanks Lacey for making the cake :)

Munchins watching tv up close. Blake refused to put on pants.... He is being potty trained!!!

Bedtime hugs...... They melt my heart!!

I flew to Logan for the weekend to go to Sarah's baby shower. One night we went to the fair and Matthew got a fried twinkie, my mom got fried oreo's and Jill and Doran got a fried coke. The twinkie and oreos were disgusting but the fried coke wasn't too bad.

I walked in the room to find Blake laying next to Carter playing and talking to him like they were best buddies. I love them!!

Last night Ryan and I walked in to check on Blake and we found him sleeping on the floor. Poor kid fell out of bed and didn't even wake up. This is why there is padding on the floor.