Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our little cowboy!

Uncle Eric has a dog named Zeus. He is a very sweet dog. I have never seen him get short or snippy with anyone or thing. Alestair loved him. Not that Alestair has meet a dog he doesn't like but Zeus was big enough for a ride. Uncle Eric helping of course, Alestair thought it was fun!
Alestair rode from the kitchen right on outside!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Butler Family Pics

These ones aren't the "real ones" but ones that Aunt Misty took and they look cute. And there is more cousin action. And I like them. And

James, Emerson, and Alestair

Alestair and his cute sweater and hat and all important Nikes

James, Norah, and Alestair

Hadley and Bug Eyes

Below is James and Alestair

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

So I am a horrible mother and forgot to keep my camera snapping through Alestair's 1st Christmas. Luckily Auntie Wendy saved us and took more pics than I think anyone in my family has ever taken in one day...However we are still waiting on those. Auntie Wendy has been very busy getting awesome grades on her tests :) We are proud!!
Here are some of the ones that I got:
Cami and Maddy in the tutus that we gave them (I made Maddy's thanks to help from Heather)The Cutest hug for Uncle Eric from Maddy.Aunt Stacy and Alestair in the sweater that Aunt Stacy found and hat that Grandma Fee found. Playing with the spiking building toys that Cami and Maddy got for Christmas. We were having a good time and Cami was talking instead of smiling.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Skogen Cookie Party

The cookie party was a blast! Even though we did not get to give out our cookies since we were a little downed by weather we did end up with quite a lot of them and they were fun to make. Thank you for inviting us Heather!
FUN FUN FUN!!

Snow Snow SNOW!!!

A Very Fancy Norah Bean
OH wonderful snow!!! Yes it made things a bit hard but we did get to see the brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews and that is important.
Grandma Fee's Home (wow the paint job looks amazing!)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Almost Christmas Time!!

By this time Robert and I are way over excited but hearing that since it is raining here it is snowing in WA and OR where we will be driving through on Sat...Ha Yeah We will be leaving as soon as work ends on Friday so we will see all of you on Sat!!! YEAH!!! We already have coverage and hope to be able to get out a little early so we can take our time on the way up. Hopefully we will still get to see everyone.
Finished just in time:
Maddy's TUTU...And the too small attempt at an Alestair Mitten...Robert stepped on my pins as I was sewing Maddy's tutu. Thus the Mitten became a bobo cover.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Just 'cause

Monday, December 15, 2008

After Shopping

On a very wet day here (the first in who knows how long) we went to Carter's after realizing that Alestair did not have warm clothes for wet weather. Knowing that we were going to be in wet weather for Christmas..the choice was obvious. However we were all very tired after the trip and Robert and Alestair feel asleep as soon as we walked in the door and found the couch.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gingerbread

Robert and I watched a special on gingerbread houses and as always withthe food channel we were inspired. This time it was more Robert. He went nuts and decided to build his own gingerbread house. This is only the first. He has another one in progress. It turned out really well. We melted sugar to make windows and are still looking for candies to decorate the house with. I think we have a new tradition!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Our big boy

Alestair is growing so big. He is now able to pull himself up on things like people and toys (a little harder than people). He also has figured out that he can roll across the room. This is a bit worrysome to Robert and I as we didn't expect him to be so quick on things like this but I guess we had no choice we should have known when the OB told us that he was a very active baby before he was even born. I love when he sleeps although now he is so into rolling that he gets himself stuck in his blankets even if you tuck them down the sides of his crib. We have to tie his arms down in his blankets when we first lay him down or he will play with his binky and make helicopter nosies until he is frusterated that he is too tired to sleep.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Reading Space

Since we were able to rearrage furiture when we brought it back into the living room. We found space for a small reading chair and table.
As you can see Alestair likes it as well as Robert and I.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Carpet Cleaning!!

Afyter nearly 3 years we finally got our carpets cleaned. To prepare for this we had to stick all of the furniture in our two bedrooms and out of the living room. thus we could really only be in the living room. I found my boys watching tv on the floor the night before the cleaning. it was really cute

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Surprise!!

After Thanksgiving we got a surpise visit from our friends the Hills. They moved to Colorado about a year ago and we have only been able to see them twice since then. Jamieson and Kaelyn are so big now. Kaelyn really like Alestair and kept finding his "binks" and trying to get them in his mouth.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Our little Thanksgiving. Robert wanted to cook this year so I got a pass! We found baby turkey for Alestair (pre approved by his doctor). Alestair didnt seem to like/dislike it but the next poo was too much for Robert and I to take so that will be the last time he gets meat for a while.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus

For our ward's Thanksgiving/Christmas party we were asked to be Mary, Joseph and Jesus. We had a good time. Alestair didn't really understand or like what was going on and why we made him lay down when there were all of the primary kids sitting and talking to him but he did not scream. There were two girls who always follow Alestair around when we go to church and they came to us just as we walked through the doors and screamed "Its Mary and Jesus" they then went to nearly everyone and told them that Alestair was our Jesus. We had a great time.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Eating Solids

Alestair's Doctor suggested that we start solids at his 4 month appointment. He has now had almost every kind of 1st food we have here. Except squash apples and pears. He really loves Sweet Potatoes.
This video shows his eating Sweet Potatoes and Rice Cereal

video

The Aftermath...

There is a reason that we do not feed him clothed

Robert and Mindy

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

Alestair

Lilypie Fifth Birthday tickers

Emmett

Lilypie Third Birthday tickers

Oliver

Lilypie First Birthday tickers