Saturday, December 5, 2009

Santa Baby

On Saturday, Bryan and I took the kids to Bass Pro Shop to get a picture with Santa. The store was decorated so cute and I loved the stuffed reindeer. Sterling did good and had no problem with Santa. Cyndle on the other hand was a stinker because she got scared and wouldn't sit still. Oh well. Santa was really sweet with both kids. He was a really good Santa who was really jolly and even had a real beard.



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween at Disneyland '09

For Christmas this year, Bryan and I decided to take the kids to Disneyland. So, we went to Disneyland for Halloween for Christmas. Confusing, huh? Well, Bryan's family and my mom and sister invited themselves for the trip. It was super fun and I'm really glad everybody came. I got all into it being the nerdy mom that I am. I made matching shirts for the kids. The girls had Minnie and the boys had Mickey. They turned out really cute! We did the Trick or Treat night at California Adventure on Thursday night. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was fun and the kids loved it. Cyndle went as Minnie and Sterling went as Mickey. I was so proud of myself because I sewed Cyndle's costume and it was my first big sewing project. Thank you everyone for making the trip such a blast!

On Saturday, Therena and my mom saw Scott MacIntire(forgive my spelling) on the train that goes all around Di9sneyland. Well, on the way to the Winnie the Pooh ride Bryan, Julie and I spotted him. Bryan asked if we could take a picture and him and his family were really sweet about. It was fun to run into him!

On another note, Cyndle turned 2 at the end of September and Sterling is already 6 months old. My babies are growing up way too fast! I have stopped nursing Sterling because he has 3 (almost 4) teeth and he would bite me really hard regardless of what I did. So, now he gets a bottle which doesn't seem to bother him.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Arizona Museum for Youth

On Tuesday my sisters and I decided to take the kids to the Arizona Museum for Youth to play. They have a really fun part with different rooms that have all sorts of toys for young kids to play with. Cyndle absolutely loved it! It is great during the summer when it is too hot to play outside. After, we went to McDonald's and they got to play there too. Cyndle couldn't quite figure out how to climb up, so she mostly just sat on the bottom of the slide.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rolling Over

Sterling rolled over today for the first time. He was chilling on the floor and when I looked over at him, he was on his belly. Craziness! I can't believe how big my little man is getting. It has gone by so fast it makes me sad.

I love this little guy!


Bryan and I went to see Wicked this past Tuesday. It was amazing! I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes musicals. It doesn't top my favorite (Les Miserables) but I'd rank it in my top 5.

4th of July

We went camping for the 4th with my family up by Flagstaff. The weather was great except that it rained everyday making everything muddy. It was so much fun. Cyndle loved it!

Sparklers at Grandma & Gramdpa Rudd's

Playing at the camp

Gotta love the dirty face!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Rush of Thrush

A few days ago I started to have a really hard time nursing. Every time Sterling would latch on I wanted to die because it hurt so bad. I thought maybe I was hurting because he had been biting me so much. I called my friend Cheryl who is a lactation specialist to ask her what she thought. After talking to her, we concluded that Sterling has thrush. Thrush is a yeast infection that develops in the mouth and throat and on the tongue. So, I have to give Sterling some medicine and hopefully it won't take long for both of us to feel better.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My New Blog

Hey everyone, I started a blog selling these picture boards I make. Come check it out and tell all of your friends! Boards by Bethany

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sterling's Blessing and a New Car

Bryan blessed Sterling this past Sunday. It was a little bit crazy during sacrament meeting with both of our families present. There were a total of 12 kids under the age of 7 sitting with our families. That's ok, it made it fun in a looney kind of way. Sterling looked so cute in his blessing outfit. The blanket he is laying on was crocheted by my grandma for him. Isn't it gorgeous?

Also, on Monday we said goodbye to our Durango. We really enjoyed it and had no problems with it, but it was time to move on to bigger and better things. There wasn't quite enough room and it got terrible gas mileage. So, now Bryan and I get to cruise around in style in our new (well, new to us anyway) minivan. Bryan's uncle Tobin works at a Nissan dealership and helped us get a good deal on this '05 Nissan Quest. Bryan and I are really excited about it.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sterling's 1 Month Pictures

My sister-in-law Tiffany is an amazing photographer and I asked her to do pictures of Sterling. She did a wonderful job and I absolutely love them! Here are some of my favorites!

PS- Her blog is

Thursday, May 21, 2009

8 Things...

I was tagged by my sister Therena!
Rules of this tag:Mention the person who tagged you.Complete the list of eight things.Tag 8 of your bloggity friends.Easy peasy!!So here goes...

Dune season
Family vacation
Having more kids
Playing my piano
Working on projects

Slept in (courtesy of Bryan)
Took Cyndle to swim lessons
Cooked Dinner
Picked up Sterling's birth announcements
Watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (with Cyndle of course!)
Fed Sterling all day long
Watched American Idol
Played with Cyndle

Sew as good as Therena (I need more practice!)
Go on another cruise
Chop my hair off (I probably will eventually)
Lose my baby weight (only 15 pounds to go!!!)
Be a better mom and wife
Go to Africa
Get a massage every week
Be more creative

Amazing Race
Greys Anatomy
Americal Idol
America's Next Top Model
The Bachelorette
House Hunters
Channel 12 News


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What We've Been Up To

Here's an update about what has been happening at our house the past week or so. Sterling was fine when we left the hospital but ended up having pretty bad jaundice. He had to wear a bili blanket for a week. I have no idea why they call it a blanket. It is a light that is plugged in and then placed on his back or stomach. It was a big pain in the rump but it is better than having him in the hospital.

Cyndle has been so cute with Sterling since we have been home. She has her moments but for the most part has been really good. She always insists on holding him and will try to pick him up off the floor. Luckily, she is way too little to even come close to moving him.

One of Cyndle's favorite things to do is climb in the baby bouncer and swing. She doesn't weigh enough to hurt it but we are trying to not let her play with them. She will try to climb in them while Sterling is in them.

Sterling looks so much like Cyndle. They are little clones. Here are some pictures that are practically identical.

Here's Cyndle....

....and Sterling

Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's a Boy!!!!!

Well it's official! Sterling Daniel has finally arrived. Bryan and I went into the hospital Wednesday night at about 8:30 because I was have a lot of abdominal pain. I wasn't technically in labor but I was dilated to a 5 so the nurse convinced my doctor to let me stay. They started me on pitocin to speed things along a bit. I was still at a 5 at 1:00 so Dr. Huish broke my water. About 10 minutes later I was having hard contractions every minute or two so I asked for my epidural. My epidural was wonderful this time around and I didn't feel anything. Sterling's heart rate was dipping down a little after every contraction so the nurse checked me at 4:00 and I was only at a 6 but Sterling was very low in my uterus. She laid me on my side to get his heart rate regulated but it wouldn't so she checked me again. I went from a 6 to a 9.5 in less than ten minutes. Craziness!!! She kept asking if I felt pressure or the urge to push and I told her no. His heart rate dropped again so she checked me again. His head was right there and she told me to close my legs and to not push. Luckily, Dr. Huish was already at the hospital and was in the room in about 30 seconds. Five pushes later, out came Sterling. He was very purple because the cord had been wrapped around his neck, but he was fine after a few minutes. He weighed 8lbs 8oz and was 21.5 inches long. He is so cute and looks just like Cyndle, he just has a bigger mouth. We are all doing very well. Cyndle came to see him and kept kissing his head and wanting to hold him. It will be interesting to see how she is when we go home.

Sterling Daniel

Daddy, Mommy and Sterling

Monday, February 2, 2009

We're moving!

Bryan and I rented out our condo today to a family of four. It was kind of a last minute thing and we have to be moved out by Monday. Yikes! It shouldn't be too bad since everything is going straight to a storage unit. We are going to be living with my parents until our housing at ASU's east campus can be finalized. Thanks Mom and Dad for letting us come to crash at your already full house.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Don't I look so pretty?

So, the other day Bryan was watching Cyndle in the family room while I was putting laundry away. Bryan wasn't really paying attention (I think he was messing around on the computer) and didn't notice that Cyndle had gotten into my diaper bag and taken out my lipstick. When he finally realized what was going on I heard him yelling at me from the other room to come help him. This is what I came out to find. It was so funny! We weren't even mad or anything, we just thought it was cute.