Xavier absolutely loves football right now. We will play catch in the house, tackle, make touchdowns, the works! This year we took him to his first football game! Steve's high school, Nooksack Valley, was having a great season. We went to watch them at King's High School and let's just say the pictures prove how COLD it was! Cold is actually the wrong word to use...FREEZING is more like it! Nooksack ended up coming from behind and winning so it was on to the Tacoma Dome for the Semi-Finals! We went down to the Tacoma Dome and since it was indoors we were able to wear some purple and black to support the Pioneers! They lost, but what an experience to go watch football in the Tacoma Dome, it was really cool!
First game at King's. Notice I took this picture in the car, because at half time Harper was hungry so we went and sat in the car to get warm and have a little snack! Xavier has nicknamed Harper "BOO" after this game because he thinks she looked like Boo from Monsters Inc. Harper and Mommy in our FREEZING gear! Tacome Dome game! Much warmer! Harper in her purple and black...Steve wouldn't wear his purple and black!! Auntie E, Xavier and Papa The field...very cool Xavier in Steve's practice jersey and a random Nooksack hat we found! GO PIONEERS!
Thanksgiving is so much more than just turkey. This year we spent Thanksgiving with Steve's family. We had a good time eating lots of food, playing games and just hanging out!
I am so thankful for so many things, but family is the number one. I have two amazing families that are so supportive and loving. I am so thankful that both families show so much love to our children. They are truly the best!
Jared and Xavier were the first one's in line to get food! Harper is ready for her first Thanksgiving Day meal! Grayson and Harper had matching bibs! At first it was all so innocent... ...and then Harper found his binky! She had him on a binky leash! I love this picture...such attitude in the pose, pouty lips and smeyes...America's Next Top Model Baby Edition here we come! SPOON!
For Xavier's birthday, my mom and Tim got him tickets to Disney on ice!! Our seats were FABULOUS! We were in the front row right on the corner where all the characters came! They would all smile and wave right at Xavier, it was amazing! We all had the best time! Of course my mom forgot her camera and mine died right after the show started!
Thanks Nana & Papa Tim!
Front row seats..right on the ice! I love this picture...Harper is eyeing Xavier's toy and Xavier is giving me the, "mom...you are wearing my hat and it looks silly on you..." look! LIGHTNING MCQUEEN!! The Lion King Rafiki the monkey!
That's it....how could the mamarazzi forget to charge the camera!!
We hosted a spaghetti dinner made by Steve for Auntie Megan's birthday. There was lots of entertainment including a dance party, football game and slumber party!
Auntie and her favorite girl Harper Xavier snuck in and blew out the candles before Auntie could.... ...so we tried it again!! Harper found a new toy that she LOVES...the only problem was, it was her brothers football and he wasn't going to let her have anything to do with it! Harper was laughing at the fact that Xavier was trying so hard to get his football back. Slumber party with the Aunties...Xavier was like, "no pictures please!" Ruby found a snuggle buddy!
NOVEMBER 18TH: NANA
Next it was Nana's birthday. We took her out to dinner at Famous Dave's BBQ in Everett. Again...Xavier loves to blow out anyone's candles on THEIR birthday! Helping Nana open her gifts Nana and Harper...sooo cute! Harper reaching for Papa Tim's glasses The "cheese" face... Cute!
NOVEMBER 21st: TY SWAPP
Ty turned 3 on the 21st and Xavier and I went to his birthday party! It was so much fun because of course Ty likes CARS too, so the races were on!! Xavier loves to wrestle with Ty's cousin Kaeden. I think they were playing tackle football! Xavier has found a new friend in the last month...Ty's Papa...Mr. Savage! He is Xavier's new jungle gym! This is my friend Nicole's daughter Grace...she is sooo funny...just like her mommy! The boys racing the cars
I LOVE Halloween!! It is the second most celebrated holiday in the U.S.A.! At the beginning of the week we carved pumpkins with Steve's sisters. The only thing I like about carving pumpkins is getting the guts out! Xavier did not want to stick his hands in the guts...he wanted to use the knife! Half way through the week I didn't think we were going to get a Halloween. Xavier and Steve were sick all week. Come Halloween day, Xavier's fever got low enough to venture out to downtown Mount Vernon to go trick or treating. Steve was working for the 3rd Halloween in a row, so the Aunties came over and we headed downtown. After we collected all of our candy we went to a costume contest at the Lincoln Theater and then we met up with Steve's parents at Bob's for dinner. It was a great Halloween that ended with Xavier crashed on the couch.
Steve doesn't like to carve pumpkins, but he's doing a good job! Instead of using the knife, we let Xavier color one and put stickers on it! My little flower! She loved her costume...probably because it is kind of like her jammies! I added the skirt! The girls! Downtown ready to collect the CANDY!! Holy line! Tons of people! I didn't really think it would be this crowded! A fake tiger... A real tiger...??? Trick or Treat The family photo Harper's trick or treating carriage! Snow White and her little flower! Mr. Incredible...well his mask! Cutest flower EVER! This is someones costume!! Xavier was scared because he has sharp teeth! I was trying to get a picture of them together....but it wasn't working too well! The Auntie's! Megan's dog Lulu!! HILARIOUS!! Costume change...crabby! Both of them slept through the dinner at Bob's! Crashed on the couch at home Grandpa lighting the pumpkins All lit....spooky!! The end of the night....creepy moon on Halloween!
Our story begins back when we first met in September 1997, at Skagit Valley College in the gym....but our life as husband and wife began on September 4, 2004. We moved to Mount Vernon, WA where Lianna works as an advertising representative at MacGregor/Yellow Book and Steve is a Firefighter for the Marysville Fire District. Being newlyweds with little responsibilities is great, but life only gets better once you start to grow your family! On October 29, 2006, Xavier Lawrence entered our lives and every day since has been full of fun! On May 2, 2009 we welcomed our second child, Harper. She is such a joy and a great addition to our family! Your life is never the same once you have a child and that is for the better! We started this blog to share with friends and family our adventures and joys that life brings to us! Enjoy!