Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jimmy at 2 Months

How is my lover boy already 2 months! So crazy!
Jimmy so far has been a pretty easy baby. We took him to Cabo with us and it was a breeze. 
He still likes to eat every 3 hours and as you can see he has been putting on the pounds!

Here are some Jimmy Facts:

-Just moved up to a size 2 diaper!
-starting to coo and make cute little noises
-just started to SMILE 
-weighs around 12 pounds
-goes to bed around 9pm and wakes up 2x at night to eat
-takes random naps throughout the day. We try to do one in his bassinet
-takes a pacifier
-I still haven't tried a bottle with him and I need to!!!
-LOVES nursing
-burps like a man
-has around one blow-out a day now
-He likes to cuddle and be swaddled 
-I think he is going to be my sensitive child :)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Chase is 2 Years Old!!!

March 6, 2015 Chase turned 2!!!!!
Where does time go?!
I'm glad I have Jimmy because it doesn't make me as sad to see Chase getting older. It's still so crazy how fast those 2 years went!
We were actually in Cabo on Chase's birthday. Don't tell him :) He went to Disneyland with my mom and sister so I didn't feel too bad about ditching him. Plus we kind of celebrated his birthday all week long. He started out the week with his main present: a train table. Which he is still obsessed with! 
This last Saturday we threw a party for him at Sano. It was a donut party because Chase loves donuts. I think he got donut drunk because he ate way too many and was acting high on sugar the rest of the day. Oh well, you only turn 2 once. 

 Chase trying to get the "two" fingers down

 We lucked out and at perfect weather at his party! 90 degrees baby

Some fun facts about Chase:

-He LOVES to sing. His favorite songs: Yo Ho Pirates life for me, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam, I am a Child of God and Wheels on the bus
-We know he is awake because he sings in his crib
-Still obsessed with his binkie...oops
-He can speak in sentences and has a huge vocabulary
-Loves trucks, cars and trains
-Favorite shows are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Thomas the Train, Chuggington and Sesame Street
-Favorite foods: all berries, apple pouches, pancakes, donuts, RICE AND BEANS, and noodles
-He loves to give Jimmy hugs and cuddle with him on the couch
-Goes to Playschool once a week and loves to be social with the other kids
-He can run, kick a ball and throw
-He is a pretty good helper especially with cleaning up and helping in the kitchen
-Takes one 2-4 hour nap a day
-Sleeps 10-12 hours at night, bedtime 8pm

We love our little Chase man and can't wait to see him grow and develop more this year! I'm especially excited to see him as a big brother!

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Monday, March 16, 2015


A week ago we got to go to Cabo with Casey's work! It's so nice that we've been able to go on all these paid vacations with his company. It's one of the perks of being in a stressful sales position. But man am I grateful for my hard working husband who keeps earning us trips! 

We barely made it on this one because I just happened to wake up with food poisoning the morning of our flight. My mom came the night before to sleep over at our house and take Chase back with her to La Canada. I woke up feeling so nauseous and instantly went to the bathroom multiple times and then the vomiting started. I thought I felt better so we actually went to the airport, checked our bags in and as I was about to walk through security it hit me again and I almost passed out. Casey had to tell them to get our bags before they went on the plane and luckily it was Southwest so we just changed our flights to the next day for free! The hotel was cool about moving our reservation as well. 

So my mom took Chase to La Canada and I went home to suffer through the 24 hour stomach flu. NOT FUN! seriously the worse. I would rather be in labor than feel that sick. The whole time I was so worried about not making milk for Jimmy but the body is amazing and he didn't starve!

 So the next day I was good enough to fly--just super weak and no appetite. I'm glad we made it because it was such a nice relaxing trip. Jimmy was a dream baby and slept everywhere we went. We only went into town once and mainly just stayed at the hotel hanging at the pool. Casey golfed one afternoon and I splurged on a massage. They had the best sauna, steam room and hot tubs! 

It was a quick trip but such a nice little break from reality! I know we are pretty spoiled with the weather in San Clemente but there is something about being at a resort in Mexico that makes it better :)

 Jimmy and I took sunset walks every night

 post spa selfie 

 angel baby Jimmy

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Hansen's Come to Visit!

Our good friends from Utah Gordan and Carole came to visit with their cute little girls Greta and Hannah. It was so much fun to spend some quality time with them! We love when people come to visit and we get to show them around San Clemente. 
They did Disneyland one day and we met them in the evening. We hadn't been since having Jimmy and Chase loves it now! He totally knows who Mickey Mouse is and goes in shock when he sees him. 
We did a fun hike with them called Badlands Park in Laguna Niguel, did a beach/pier walk, met them at the beach one day and had a bonfire at Sano.  It was so much fun to have them here and especially for Chase and Greta to play together. They are only a few weeks apart! 
We miss you Hansen's! Can't wait to hang out when we come up to Utah soon!

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