Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Jordan!!

Well, it's official, we have a 1 year old in our house now. Our little Jordan Richard Roth
turned 1 today - I know every parent says it but it seems like only yesterday that I just had him! Jordan is now standing all the time and occasionally decides its okay to walk, but for the most part crawling is his preferred method of transportation for now. He is getting such a funny personality and throws everything (the kid really does have an incredible arm) that goes into his hands and then gives you a look like "Are you gonna go get that for me?". His favorite word is Dada and he loves getting into everything he shouldn't be. The poor kid has the most sensitive gag reflex I have ever seen and threw up his birthday cake after taking a lick of frosting - yeah, it was awesome with an entire audience at our house watching it all go down.

To celebrate Jordan's Birthday we had our family over for dinner and cake and ice cream for a Mickey Mouse themed party. Those who attended were: Grandpa & Grandma Dastrup, Jadeyn, Grandma Jeanie (Grandpa Harry was working at the temple but he wished he could be here), Grandma Becky (Grandpa Paul had to work but he wanted to be here too), Uncle Drew, Aunt Court and all of your cousins from their house, Uncle Bill, Aunt Madeline & kids, Uncle Jeff, Aunt Kim & kids,and of course Mommy, Daddy, Tay & Bennett. It was wonderful to have so many of you over to share this special day with us. We love you all and are so lucky to have such great people in our lives!

I'm pretty sure 1st Birthday parties are for the Mom's...Jordan could have cared less about my decor but I had fun with it!

The Birthday Boy's chair

Opening presents

The Mickey cake

J loved the birthday song!

At first the cake was pretty good...

And then the consistency of the frosting proved to be too much for our little man and this is just before it all came back up!

Playing with Grandparents

J and Daddy

J and Mama

Happy Birthday little man! We love you!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


It's crazy to think that one year ago today I looked like this...

and I was getting ready to do this...

for 15 long hours. I know I look like a peach - don't judge me - I was irritated that Rick was taking my picture with the nurse there.
We took these pictures a year ago today at about the exact time too! Life sure is wonderful with our little J man added to the family now.
I love you so very much Jordan and I can't believe a year has past already. You are such a handful and keep us on our toes. You love to be loved and in return a lot of people love you too. You have one of the most adorable, beautiful, infectious smiles I have ever seen! Looking back over the past year my only regret is not seeing you more. I wish I could spend more time with you but I know you have a developed a wonderful relationship with Daddy from the time you have been able to spend with him. I love you more than words can tell and I am so excited to continue to watch you learn and grow. I love your funny personality, your awesome dance moves, and your cute little laugh! I hope I make you as happy as you make me - I sure do love ya my little Jayzer!

All my love,

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Christmas 2009

Oh my I love Christmas! I love seeing my kids faces light up with joy and excitement and the magic of it all!

Rick and I sent Santa a message and asked him if he could bring the Christmas P.J.'s a day early since Tay and Bennett were not going to be here on Christmas Eve. When we got back home from Grandma Shirlene's party sure enough Santa had sent a couple of elves to our house to deliver the Christmas jammies just in time!

Aren't they so cute? Jordan was SO tired!!
Here is a picture of the tree after Santa came and before any of the kids got their hands on anything.

This year was wonderful and we had so much fun celebrating Christmas with Jordan for his very first time.

Here he is checking out his goodies from Santa

This was my favorite present in 2009

Daddy got a new toolbox

After we picked up Taylor and Bennett we headed over to Grandpa Harry's & Grandma Jeanine's. We got to visit with them for a bit and had a wonderful time together.

After that we headed home to open presents - the kids could hardly wait!

Bennett got the Barbie house she had been asking for the past 2 years - the toilet flushes, the fireplace crackles, Barbie sings in the shower, the doorbell rings. I might have been more excited to play with the house than she was!

Taylor got what he thought was the camera he had been asking for...

But ended up being the cell phone he really wanted

Both Rick and Tay got new Jordan's to improve their basketball skills

And I got some Chuck and Friends fleet cars to play with! Just kidding...J didn't really get the whole concept of opening presents or ripping the paper for that matter so we all took turns opening his presents - doesn't he look thrilled?!

To finish up the day my parents came over and opened up presents with us that evening. Thanks for coming over so we could spend more time playing at guys are awesome!

We were so spoiled by everyone and are so lucky to have all that we do. We have been so blessed throughout the past year and are so very grateful. I am thankful for our Savior, Jesus Christ, and for his willingness to come to this earth knowing fully what his purpose would be. I hope I can raise my children to know that he has truly given us the most important and generous gift that could ever be given. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and hope this year brings you all the best!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Grandma Shirlene's Christmas Shindig

Every year my Grandma Shirlene has a Christmas party with the family. I seriously hope I have as much energy and pep in my step as she does when I am her age. The woman is AMAZING! I hope she knows how much we all love and appreciate all that she does for us. We have so much fun with her and are so thankful that she is willing to host this event so we can be together during the holidays.

This child is a lover of Christmas just like me! I am trying to raise "Mother Christmas Jr." and so far so good.

Ma & Pa

Jordan loves other babies - unfortunately they don't always love him back

Jordan opening his first Christmas gift. I love the look on his face and how excited Auntie is trying to be for him!

Tay and his awesome new vest

Mason doing his best "Blue Steel" look

Man I love this kid!

Roo and her cute new coat

Parker was in the giving spirit of things and gave the horse to J because he loved it so much...such a good kid!

Thanks for the food storage and wonderful Christmas party Grandma!

Gingerbread Houses

This year my sis and I decided to get together for the second year and make gingerbread houses with our kids. We had lots of fun together making big messes! Apparently Taylor is getting too big to make these since he told me to go ahead and throw his away right after everyone left but whatever; I hate it when your kids go and grow up on you! Anyway, here are some pics from our fun-filled night.

Auntie helping put the icing on

All the kids working on their masterpieces

If only we could all be as cool as they are

"Grammy is scary" says Jordan. He generally loves Grammy - not so much in this photo

The finished products - the credit for the amazing Christmas Teepee goes to Parker - I think he should go and work for Disney as an Imagineer

We had a great night and I love getting together with family! Thanks Marshall family for the fun filled evening!