Friday, November 5, 2010


We had a VERY eventful Halloween this year!! Lots of parties and family things going on!! Dallas loved to wear his costume every chance he got, until Halloween day!! He was the cutest dragon there ever was!! He would crouch low while walking and roar!! It's my favorite!! On Saturday we went trick or treating to a few friends houses. He didn't get the whole concept and wanted to eat the candy at every house!! We ended at Grandma and Grandpa Drapers house and hung out there. Dallas loved to help Grandma pass out the candy and see everyone's costumes!
I'm not sure if Dallas loves or hates Ale and vice versa!! This is Dallas roaring at Ale!!
Uncle Ry is so good with Dallas!! Dallas loves playing with him and can say his name so well!!
This is the best picture I got of him holding still in his costume!! He's a VERY busy boy!!
Dallas' first sucker! He thought he was in heaven and so cool too!! He ate it till the paper was coming off then went and threw it in the trash and asked to wash his hands and face!! I love that I'm rubbing off on him!!
These are the treats I made for Mike's work! They were lots of fun to make!!
We got our pumpkins a week early at the Spanish Fork farmer's market!! We got all 3 of them for $6 total!! I love it! We got sick though and never got around to carving them! I just don't know what to do with them now!! Pumpkin is another word in Dallas' vocabulary now!
I just loved this picture so I had to include it!! He is ALL boy!!
Here's our little family!! I just love my boys so so so stinkin' much!! The only way I could get Dallas to hold still was to give him an m&m!! Although it looks like he pouting, he's just enjoying his chocolate!!!:)
The Day of Halloween this sweet little girl was blessed!! She is such a sweetheart and I love her so much!! She was crying before and after her blessing but was a little angel during it!! We are so happy she is here and in our family!! I just LOVE her facial expressions- she has many of them!! Isn't she just so cute!! (this is Staci and Brad's little girl)
And I have to have a pic of this little cutie too!! She is one of the happiest babies there ever was!! She always has a smile for you or an open mouth!! She is in LOVE with Mike!! (she belongs to Celeste and Morgan) and she has the most beautiful eyelashes!!!
Ryan also gave his farewell talk on Halloween!! He did such a great job on his talk! He is going to be an AMAZING missionary!! I'm so proud of him but miss him so much already!! After his talk we had a dinner, and I just have to say my mother in law is amazing!! She wasn't planning on feeding 100+ people but once she found out about everyone coming she didn't complain and just pulled more food out! I want to be like her one day!! This pic is Dallas helping his grandma clean up- but I think he made more of a mess for her!!
The whole Draper family!
I LOVE this guy SO dang much!! He's just so cute!!
This was the night Ryan/Elder Draper got set apart!! It was so neat and he was given such an amazing blessing!! I know I already said this but I miss him so much!!!
Hope you all had a Happy Halloween too!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Run and Fun!

I can't believe it's fall already!! I love the cool crisp air, leaves crunching under my feet and my house smelling like heritage spice!!! Not a lot has changed since my last post but we have had some fun!! Dallas is growing like crazy and talking up a storm, and it's actual words! I can't believe how quickly he's grown! He doesn't allow me to help him eat anymore so EVERY meal is VERY messy!! He does a pretty good job at the beginning but then wants to eat more quickly and his hands are better utensils than the actual ones!

To say this kid LOVES avocados would be an understatement!! This would be his breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks if I'd allow it!
Occasionally when mom is feeling like a donut we'll go in our jammies to Macey's (they have the BEST donuts!!) Dallas always picks donut holes cause they look like balls!! Anything he can eat off his finger he will!!
My little man has been super cuddly and can fall asleep anywhere when he's tired!! I was cleaning up and walked into my room to find him asleep on my bed with his blankie up over his head!! He's so sweet!!

So, I have some awesome friends if I do say so myself!! I heard about The Dirty Dash months before and REALLY wanted to do it!! I tried to talk Mike into it but he said he'd rather not. So I got Jesse, Kenzie and Susie to sign up for it and run it with me!!! How nice are they?!! This was our before pic, nice and clean!!
And here's an after!! I thought that the mud would just rub right off with the tights but when I took them looked like I was still wearing them!!
This was after I was "cleaned up"- I got dunked in the pig spy, pretty much a pool of mud, and was covered head to toe in every crack and crevise!!
I will definately be doing this race again!! It was THE funnest run I've EVER done!! Well organized, killer course (litterally, I about died on it), great company and tons of mud!!
More pics

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another one in one month!

I guess now that I started I don't feel so overwhelmed to blog! I'll try to keep it up! My boys are out on a bike ride right now. The house is clean, all my projects are done and dinner is in the oven. It's really nice and quiet! To top it all off, I'm well rested too! Mike sent me to the guest room to sleep and he took care of Dallas all night!! I'm embarrassed to say but I slept for 11 hours straight!! When I woke up and saw Dallas it was like he grew overnight! I realized that he doesn't look like a baby anymore. It made me sad and so happy! He is so dang fun and so cute!! Here's a few pics of our week!!
Dallas working in the garden!

I did a bridal boquet for a old student of mine and these were a few left overs. These are the most beautiful stargazers I've ever seen! They are seriously 6 inces across!! And smell so amazing!!
Artwork by Dallas!!
He LOVES to color!! He would color every moment he was awake if I didn't get bored of it!!

Monday, September 6, 2010


I decided to update cause I've had a few complaints! So this is for you!! Dallas is now 15.5 months!! I really can not believe he's that old!! He is so much fun and learns so much everyday!! He is starting to talk and understands everything!! He loves to be outside!! As soon as he wakes up he goes downstairs, get his shoes and hands them to me, once they are on he is standing at the door ready to go!! He loves bugs, going out to the garden to pick tomatoes, but he likes the green ones best, riding his bike, and playing with the neighbor kids! He is such a happy kid and so fun to be around!! He loves fruit still! We tried giving him chocolate milk and chocolate but he hates it!! He's not my child!!:) He is such a great helper and always wants to "help" me with whatever I'm doing!! I sure love my little man!!
This is how Dallas currently smiles!! I Love it! I think it's so dang cute!!
A little over a month ago we took a trip to Boise. My grandpa passed away (I wanted to blog about it but I just don't know what to say, It was very difficult for me because we were so close and he was an amazing man but he is much happier and pain free where he is, I miss him). While we were there we went to Big Jud's. We were referred by man vs. food The hamburger was HUGE and was seriously the best burger I've ever had and I normally don't eat hamburger! If you're ever in the area you should check it out!!

Feeding the ducks at the pond on campus. Those ducks have no fear!! Neither does Dallas!! He ran every one of them into the pond and loved it!!

I've been doing some weddings this summer and Dallas was my helper!! He loves to sit on his highchair tray to eat!! He does sign language so here he is asking for more goldfish!! He's such a smarty!!
He loves mud!!! He will get the hose while it's on and take to to the dirt to make mud so he can play in it!! He's a true boy!! I swore I'd never hose down my child, but this day I did!! And he loved it!!

He's my little fruit bat!! He loves berries the most!! Every Saturday morning Mike rides his bike and I run to the farmers market and stock up on fruit, veggies and breads! We all love it!! I think we are all going to starve this winter without our fresh foods!!
Dallas playing "so big"- he sure does crack himself up!!
I just thought this was pretty! We have been having lots of thunderstorms lately and this is a pic of one rolling in!! Dallas loves the thunder! He loves to yell back at it to see who can be the loudest! I'll let you guess on who wins!!
Who needs toys when you've got pots and pans!! He loves playing with them. I usually find pots and pans all throughout the house!!
Not a great pic of me but here is one of us snuggling! When Dallas does slow down he loves to snuggle and give kisses!! He is such a sweetheart!! I can't get enough of his snuggles!
As for Mike and I, not much has changed! We still work at the same jobs, doing the same thing. Our lives revolve around our little Dallas. We couldn't be any happier!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Go Lakers!!

We have been outside a lot lately. If we go inside Dallas throws the biggest fit you've ever seen a 1 year old throw!! It's nice being outside though, and it wears him out! He goes to bed earlier and sleep better and longer!! Can summer stay forever?!!This picture really does not do it justice. Dallas is SO dark...really! He doesn't even look white anymore-except for that farmers tan!! And then there's me, I will never tan!
Dallas and Daddy watching the Lakers and Celtics game! GO LAKERS!!
Dallas won't watch anything else on tv, just sports!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our Sunday

We went to Salem pond and fed the ducks! Dallas is in love with birds so he had a blast!!

Feeding the ducks and himself!! He'd throw a piece and eat a piece!!
Love this picture!!
The rest of the pics aren't from today but I wanted to share them!
Loves the pantry and loves food!!
So, this one has a story!! We have a mac laptop and the cord for it it relatively expensive. Dallas has an obsession with cords and loves to suck on them. We have bought 3 for the laptop because he is so sneaky!! He has been electrocuted so you'd think he'd learn!! One morning we came downstairs and finished breakfast and I was washing bottles. Dallas will usually play with his toys and is so loud. Well, he was silent and I hadn't heard him for a while so I figured he went upstairs. I walked through the whole house saying his name expecting to turn a corner and find him. While I was upstairs I heard him giggling!! He was downstairs behind the side table trying to get the cord!!! He is such a stinker!!