Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's been 4 months oh my!

I am terrible about keeping this blog up but I will catch up even if it kills me. I am just about ready to get 2008 and 2009 of the blog printed. My friend Tawni Allen of Tomorrows Memories Today is printing it for me. Her button is on the right of my blog. If any of you are interested check her stuff out, she does great work! So much has happened in 4 months and I can't believe how time flies. I am excited to share it and also record it. I love blogging so much but I swear it is so time consuming and a lot of work! I am hoping to get started soon. We are MOVING this week so probably won't get to the blog till next week. But hey at least I am thinking about it!=) See ya real soon.

Monday, April 18, 2011

6 Weeks already!

I can't believe 6 weeks has already gone by since I had Boston. He has already changed so much and I hate that this part goes by so fast. I just love a new baby. He is already smiling and cooing. The sweetest thing EVER! He is such a good baby. Only fusses when he is hungry and tired. I am so blessed because I don't know how I would handle two crazy boys and a really bad baby. He is so content and sweet which makes me love and adore him more. The boys can't get enough of him. They are constantly in his face giving him love and kisses. Which drives me nuts but it's still pretty cute. I am so looking forward to each day with this sweet, precious little baby.

Here is Boston at one month old

Saturday, April 2, 2011

So much to tell!

Time for another update from the Bowman family. We have added to our little family since the last post. Our little baby Boston was born on Tuesday March 8th. We have had such a fun time getting to know him. Brennen and Bryson can't get enough of him, in fact it's getting a little annoying. They just can't leave him alone, always wanting to kiss him and love him. The poor little guy can't get a good nap with his brothers around that's for sure. I am doing great and love having a little newborn around again. I don't know what it is but i just love newborns. Their smell, soft skin, little toes and fingers, EVERYTHING about them. I couldn't have a whole bunch of them if Travis would let me. He is done already but not me! So here is what we have been up to this past month or so.....

Our 8th Anniversary

Just before I had Boston Travis and I celebrated our 8th anniversary. We celebrated by going to dinner and a movie but with a fun twist. We went to a new theatre called iPic Theatres in Scottsdale. I heard about it on TV so I thought I would surprise Travis and take him there for our anniversary. It was totally worth it too because it was AMAZING! We saw "Just Go With It" with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anisten. The theatre had relining leather seats, blankets and pillows, our own waiter, free popcorn, and valet parking. We ordered our snacks before the movie and it came to us during the previews. Being 9 months pregnant, it was the best theatre experience EVER! I would recommend this place to anyone. We had a great time. I am so grateful for an amazing husband and excited for the next 8 plus years together. Love you babe!

Brennen t-ball party

Brennen finished t-ball and he had his end of the season party at Golf Land. He just loved that he got a really cool looking trophy and loved the cake. He is just like his Mom unfortunately. LOVES anything with SUGAR! He played really well and seemed to have a great time. I am sure we will sign him up again sometime.

Out with the old, in with a new SWEET MINI VAN!

So I am sure like a lot of you out there, I never thought I would some day be driving a mini van. But yes it's true I have given in to the easy in and out with the kids, the stow n' go feature, better gas mileage, remote doors, etc. etc. We are now proud owners of a Town and Country Crystler Mini Van. Yea for us!! But first we had to say our goodbyes to our cool, better looking ride, the Yukon. I will miss you so much. I will miss riding cool, now I am riding soccer Mom style.

Here she is. If I was going to ride in a mini van I had only one condition, it had to be black. So we waited an extra 4 months for a black one to finally come around. And we got it. Black just makes it looks so much better and not so lame, I think.

Just Dance

My sister's have introduced us to Just Dance on the wii. And we are now addicted. The boys love playing and are getting really good at it. I am hoping that it will help me lose a little baby weight too. We'll see. Here's us showing off our dancing skills.

Boston LaVon Bowman's Birthday

Boston LaVon was born Tuesday March 8, 2011 at 9:23am weighing in at a whopping 8lbs and 14oz and 21 1/2in long. What an amazing experience it was. My face says it all in one of the pics. Boston is such a special little man to us. We tried for almost a year for him to finally arrive. He was so worth the wait and the PAIN. I had a personal goal to have him all natural, no pain meds. And I did it! I can't tell you how proud I am of myself and so glad I did it. Pain and I don't get a long so for me to do this was a huge accomplishment for me. What an out of body experience it was. I look at him and can't be more in love.

Travis giving him his first bath.

The boys seeing him for the first time. So stinking cute, I got it all on the video camera.

Getting to know him and welcoming him to his new home.

Boston hanging out at home doing what he does best. He is almost 4 weeks old now and he is the best baby. I am so blessed to have this healthy little guys in my life. He sleeps good and only fusses when he is hungry or tired. I am so LUCKY!

Boston's New Born Pics

I had a ton of fun taking pics of my very own little new born. New borns are my favorite shoots to do and it was just even more fun with my own. Of course I took way too many and can't edit them all but here are all my favorites.

I had Travis' cousin Brittney Florence take some family pics for us. I love them! Thanks so much Brittney!

First swim of the season

On Monday of this week the new Skyline pool had their grand opening. Free swimming for a couple of hours. The boys have been so excited for it to open and every time we drive by they ask when they can swim there. So I just had to take them. Their so excited for summer to swim their little hearts out.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Keeping caught up, YEAH!

I am so proud of myself. I am really trying hard to keep this caught up. I am so sick of spending hours and hours with this blog. We have a great start to this year. I am due in to 2 1/2 weeks and just about ready for him to come. I got out all the baby clothes the other day and can't believe how small they are. I am super excited for Boston to come and to have a little baby around again. Brennen and Bryson are excited as well and I can't wait to see how they are going to be with him.

Monster Jam 2011

We took the boys to Monster Jam this year because of how much they love monster trucks. Bryson is a little more interested in it and he was just loving it the entire time. Brennen got a little bored after awhile but I think he still had a fun time. Especially since Grandpa Bowman came, they love spending time with him.

Valentines Day

We had a great Valentines Day yesterday. Brennen made Valentines cards for all the kids in his class. He even told me he has a Valentine. Her name his "BaKenna" is how he says it. It was so cute watching him make her card, he was smiling the whole time.

Here is Brennen and his Valentine "BaKenna" MaKenna Bright! So cute!

I just love holidays and love to make them extra special. That is how my Mom did it growing up and I have a tons of special memories of being with my family and my Mom doing so many special things for all us kids. I want my kids to have the same. I love to decorate and make lots of yummy treats. I spent all day putting all kinds of Valentines things together. I got my boys fun little Valentine baskets with a bunch of silly things in it that they just love to get. I made Valentines cookies and spaghetti for dinner, you know cause it's red.=) We also had a fondue with the neighbors. So yummy!

My Materniy Pics at 36 weeks by Brittney Florence

I just love these pics and so glad I got them done. I always want to remember being pregnant. This is such a fun time for me, carrying these precious little ones inside of me. I have to say though I am pretty misrable towards the end and really can't wait till it's over but so glad that he is healthy and grateful to have another boy to add to the family.

These pics are probably my favorite of the whole shoot. Love my boys!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bryson's 3rd Birthday Party!

Bryson turned 3 on on the 23rd. We decided to do a park thing the Saturday before. He chose a Monster Jam themed party which turned out so freakin cute. We are taking them to Monster Jam this Saturday, they are so excited! I attempted to make a Monster Jam cake and this is the best I could do. Too funny! It tasted really good so I guess thats all that matters.

Travis brought the 50 over so Brennen could show everyone that he can ride it by himself. I thought it would be pretty funny to see a fat pregnant women ride it. So I got on and it was pretty funny. Look at me go!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011

Here I am again trying to catch up. This is what we have done so far this year and the rest of 2010. We had a great year and excited for whats to come in 2011. For starters a new baby boy. Here are my belly and ultrasounds pics.

This is me at 25 weeks.

This is me and my little baby boy at 30 weeks.

This is our baby at 18 weeks when we found out it's another boy. We have decided to name him Boston LaVon after Travis' favorite Grandpa. I know LaVon is a little old fashion and he may get made fun of but Grandpa LaVon was a special man and we are proud to name our son after him.

Just yesterday Travis taught Brennen how to ride our 50 dirt bike for the first time. We had one almost bad accident but other then that he rode that thing like a champ. We were so proud of him cause he usually is a little scared of trying new things. Good boy Brennen! I have a little anxiety about the whole thing. I really don't want them to get hurt!!

Then it was Bryson's turn. He is not quite tall enough to ride by himself but he does the gas and turns by himself. Here he is showing off with Travis. I am not looking forward to when he is tall enough. Unlike Brennen he has no fear and is willing to try anything. I see lots of broken bones and stitches in his future. Crazy kid!

My little Bryson turns 3 this Sunday. I can't believe it! So freakin cute my little Brysonboo.

We put Brennen in t-ball this month. He has already had a few games and is loving it. I just love seeing him play and I love this age. They all go after the ball and fight over it. So hilarious!

We welcomed the New Year with my family. We danced, played the Wii, ate a lot and had a firework show. It was a ton of fun. I can't believe it's 2011, I turn 30 this year. How depressing!

Here is us toasting the New Year.
Happy New Year to everyone!

These next few collages are pics I found that I forgot to blog awhile back. This is when Brennen learned to ride a bike for the first time. And me with boys on another Mommy date eating lots of doughnuts at Krispy Kremes. So yummy! I am pregnant what can I say!

Travis took Brennen to Motocross in Cali at the end of the summer. Brennen had such a great time and really enjoyed being with his Dad all weekend.

This is the boys with Travis at Fathers and Sons.

Travis' brother Brett got married in September to beautiful Hayley, here is us at the wedding. We love her and love that she is part of the family.

My sister and I took the boys to the fair. I really wanted to take them and Traivs couldn't get there till late. So I took my sister a long to go on all the rides with the boys. They had a great time and so did I eating all the delicious fair food. I love it!

Happy Halloween! I took my boys to my work party and then here is just a few of the decorations I put up. I love to decorate for Halloween!

Carving pumpkins.

Halloween at Brennen's preschool and our ward party.

Trick or Treating. I just love our neighborhood. We all come out and it's all one big party. The kids just love it!

Schnep Farms outing with the fam.

We started Brennen in sports at the end of the year. He chose soccer first. Here he is in action. We didn't see much of it, it was fun for him but he was not too interested. So it was pretty funny watching him. That's why we are trying t-ball now, to see if he likes it better. So far so good.

Breakfast date with Mom.

I turned 29 in November. Holy cow I am old. Good thing I don't look it. At least I think so. It makes me feel better. The boys took me out to dinner.

That weekend Travis had a planned a little get away to Scottsdale to stay at the Marriott. He had my sister Keshia get there before us and decorate the room. It was so romantic and so thoughtful. I am always on him to be more romantic so when he did this it really meant a lot. He had Keshia put a basket together of some of my favorite things. It was so relaxing and fun. Thanks so much babe for making my birthday a special one.

We also had a family party to celebrate too. I had a great birthday even though it was my 29th. I have one last year of my 20's. So crazy, I am going to be 60 before I know=)!

Brennen's preschool took a Field trip to a fire station. Bryson got to come along. It was so stinking cute when the put all the kids in the fire uniform. They just loved that.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Family pics for 2010. I am so happy with how these turned out. I don't look pregnant, well at least in most of them.

Here is our Christmas card we sent out for 2010

Christmas with Noni. Travis' Mom lives in Tucson and wanted to spend some time with all the boys for Christmas. First she took us to Golf Land and then we did the whole Christmas thing they have at Bass Pro Fish. We sat on Santa's lap, made a Christmas ordament, and had a great dinner. We all had a great time. We love you Noni!

My work Chirstmas party. I went away with a new Wii!

Decorating the tree.

Decoarting cookies for Santa.

Christmas Eve with family. We ate with my family and then had a Christmas program and games with Travis' family. We took the boys to look at lights after. I just love Christmas!

Our new PJ's and Brennen got deer food to put our for Santa's deer at preshcool. The boys are sprinkling it on our lawn.

Santa definitly came to our house. He spoiled us rotten this year.

Christmas morning. This is one of my favorite things about being a Mom, seeing my little boys on Christmas morning. They are so excited, so happy and spend all day playing with their new toys. I don't need anything but that.