Friday, May 10, 2013


Looking back, April went pretty quickly as well.  Although with it being my last full month of being pregnant, it sure didn't feel that way!

We started with a great General Conference weekend.  We love watching church in our PJs!
My cute General Conference watchers

Addi is definitely ready to be potty trained, but her momma just doesn't have the patience or the ability to bend over to help any more.  So we got some underwear, but the actual potty training will probably happen after baby brother comes;)

Had some great "family date nights."  We love going out to dinner as a family.  Addi loves noodles express (and cafe rio is her other favorite) She calls Mac and Cheese "macket" and love it with red soda!

My hubby is the best dad to these kiddos- we love it when he's home on Saturdays.
 We went down for Lauren and David's graduation from BYU and saw everyone- it was a blast.  My kids' favorite part was definitely the swimming!
Weston and dad swimming.

Kids' birthday present from Grandma Rachel (no, their birthday is not for another 2 months, but she wanted it for when she comes and plays with them when their baby brother comes)

And now we've done a quick catch up!  Here comes May, baby #3, and a fun, busy summer!


March flew by pretty quickly for us.  We got to see Grandpa and Derek- we crashed their NCAA weekend since it was in Salt Lake this year, but I still think the boys got plenty of basketball in.

Boys filling out their brackets
Lauren came and hung out with us for the weekend since our boys were all in Salt Lake

When our daddy got home we surprised him with a new grill!

Holidays get more and more fun the older that my kids get.  I just love it.   We had a blast coloring easter eggs and doing an easter egg hunt this year!

Addi was very focused on her coloring.

Weston and Justin

The Easter Bunny Came!

The Eggs filled with smarties were her favorite!:)


Time to play a quick catch up on what we've been up to!  Here is our last few months in pictures-

 In February we flew home for a weekend to surprise my dad for his 50th Birthday- He was so surprised when we all walked into the Lake House.  Even though it was a rough trip with Addi in a cast, it was totally worth it to hang out with the fam for a weekend!

My cute boys on the Airplane

Wes LOVED wintertime lake- he played outside with everyone while they were fixing up the beach for the summer.

We definitely get a little too competitive at Monopoly when we all get together;)

Savvy and My little cast girl hanging out.

We got Addi's cast off on Valentines day- man did that feel good.  It took her about a week to get walking again, but now she's better than ever.

We celebrated my 25th Birthday as a family-  I got a brand spankin' new computer that I still can't get enough of.  It has been so much fun for designing announcements and working- I just LOVE it!

Me and Wes at Firehouse for my birthday dinner

Addi and Justin

Coldstone birthday cake on princess plates:)

Just working away in my new home office!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


January was full for us too, with some wonderful things, and some not so wonderful things.  First off, when we got home from our very long Christmas Vacation, the kids got to move out of their cribs into their toddler beds that Grandpa made for them for Christmas- they love them!

We had a couple of big snow storms and really enjoyed playing outside and "helping" dad shovel our new driveway.
On January 4, we found out that we're having another baby boy!  

 We asked for too long if we were having a baby brother or a baby sister, so now when we ask Addi about the name of her baby brother in mommy's tummy, she always tells us his name is going to be "sister."  We've decided to name son #2 Paden, or Payden.... we're still having a discussion on the spelling of his name;)

During the middle of the month, Addison fell off of a toy and broke her femur- she's now in a lower body cast.  The stupid thing goes all the way up her chest, down one leg, and half of the other.  We hate it, but after 4 long weeks it gets to come off on THURSDAY!:)

We've had to be creative with mealtimes and how we get her around.  We really stay in the house a lot- haven't left much since the broken leg:)

We have the best Grandmas!  Grandma Tera send us this great wagon that the kids LOVE after we got home from the hospital.

Then both Grandma Rachel and Grandma Tera got together and sent us a survival box of toys and things to play with while we were laid up for four weeks.

Weston has been getting lonely without his playmate to run around with him.

Addi playing with the box of toys from grandparents.

Most of our day consists of time on the couch watching movies.

Weston has had to take over the getting into things since sister has been immobile.  In the past four weeks he's learned a lot of new things- one is to get into the pantry and find snacks.

Weston is really the best eater in the entire world.  The kid downs everything we put in front of him, but his new favorite treat is frosty's from Wendy's. 


We had an absolutely wonderful December- We got to go to Disneyland, we moved into a 4 bedroom duplex, we had some of the Schwartz brothers come and visit, and we got to go home for 10 days over Christmastime!  It was so wonderful for us!:)
We had our elf on the shelf "Gus" with us for the month of December, the kids got a kick out of how he moved around our apartments, and cracked up at how "silly" he was.  It was such a fun tradition to start!

The kids had an awesome time at Disneyland going on the rides and seeing all of the characters, Addi has been asking to go back ever since we got home!:)
While they were both a little nervous, they talk about meeting their favorite characters like they loved it;)

Wes Loved all of the rides the best!

Addi and Wes got spoiled by my Uncle Derek and Aunt Diana- they called them Grandma and Grandpa the entire time and Addi keeps asking to go back to their house too!;)

We did a lot of waiting in line....

The teacups!

Meeting Mickey Mouse!

Addi was too afraid to meet Buzz, but Wes loved him!

Again, Wes's favorite part was all of the rides:)

We got a gingerbread house from Grandma Marlene and the kids LOVED doing it with their Dad and uncle Nik.  It was actually their dad's first gingerbread house too!
So many helpers!
Addi did more candy eating than candy decorating:)
After Christmas we went up to Schweitzer with my family and the kids were LOVING the snow!  

My CUTE CUTE boys!:)

Sledding with Grandma Rachel:)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Our November

November was a great month for the Schwartz family.  Here it is in pictures!

I started to feel better at the beginning of the month and we tried to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather before it got too cold!

The kids' favorite park
Crunching all of the fall leaves

Justin turned 27 on the 7th of the month.  He had to work all day but we had a birthday party and the kids picked out presents for him all by themselves.  I got him a trip to Disneyland that will happen next weekend:)

Addi got him a Dora sticker book

Weston picked out a dinosaur

They picked out all "Clubhouse" birthday supplies

And we had a chocolate cream pie for dessert

The next weekend we went down to Provo for the BYU/UI game and it was a blast to have almost the whole family there.  We were just missing Mom and Savvy.  We went bowling, out to lunch and to the cold, cold game.

We did some bowling with our Aunts and Uncles- Wes LOVED Derek.

Addi and Lauren bowling

Then the next weekend we went home for Thanksgiving- we got an entire week!  So we went to the last Twilight movie with Savvy, got to hang out with my fam for a few days before they left to AZ, and then had a WONDERFUL rest of the week getting the dinner ready and playing with all of our grandparents.

All ready for TWILIGHT!

Addi loved helping with the baking;)

Weston helped with lights:)
 When we got home life went into a whirlwind as we found out we had gotten into these duplexes that we have been on the waiting list for for more than two years!  So we will be moving in two weeks!  It will be so wonderful for us:  They have 4 bedrooms, a 2 car garage, a small backyard where we can have our BBQ back, and just to the right is the BRAND NEW park that they're building for the new phase.  We are very excited but it is going to be quite the crazy couple of weeks going to Disneyland AND trying to get everything packed up so we can move the next weekend!

Last but not least- our elf on the shelf- who we have named Gustav, or Gus for short (and ease of saying) has arrived because we are on to DECEMBER!