Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Elf yourself

For those that know mindi have already seen this.... but I thought it was fun enough to show everyone else I know... Ben plays it over and over and loves to name his little friends. The first elf starting from the left is Ben then there is Issac, Keleb, and Lincoln.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I am Thankful for Cousins

For Thanksgiving we had Kim come down form Montana.
Ben was so excited to have cousins.
They had the funnest weekend just playing together and things!!!!
We also went to a movie. . . Mr. Magorums Wonder Emporium.

Friday, October 26, 2007

A Halloween Birthday Party

Ben's Friend Kaleb had a combined Birthday Halloween Party!
It was well organized and alot of FUN!!! Matt was a COMPUTER GEEK
I was WONDER RED (from Super Why)
Ben was ALPHA PIG (from Super Why)
Ethan was YODA

Monday, October 15, 2007

ALMOST WALKING (might as well be walking)

I can't even believe it!!! Ethan just turned 8 months and he is EVERYWHERE!!! He loved to hold onto the couch, toys, MY LEGS and he walks along everything. He is currently starting to hold on the wall and get pretty much anywhere he wants. The little stinker also has learned how to climb two of our stairs and is one of the fastest crawlers I know. My Baby is Growing too quickly...

Hikng in the woods

We had another Really fun playdate!!!
We went Hiking on this really cool trail up behind the new Draper Temple.
The kids loved it, They collected rocks, Pine cones and Acorns!
But I will have to admit that Ethan was getting REALLY Heavy in the backpack.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Push N' Ride

So the other day just for fun, we placed Ethan on Ben's little Push N' Ride toy and he loved it!!! He even was trying to kick off the floor and move alittle bit! He loved to hit the buttons and really loves just sitting on the bike and getting rides across the floor!!!!

TP and I don't mean Teepee

Look what happens when you are not
paying close attention to your kid . . .

He unrolls almost a whole roll of toliet paper all over the bathroom floor . . .

And this is what happens if you don't roll fast enough . . . He keeps playing with it . . .

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Ant Cookie

Matt was at home with Ben and Ethan Sunday morning while I was at choir. While I was gone Matt had told me that this very peice of cookie was found on the floor covered in ants by Ben and he took a bite. We are still not sure if he actually ate ants but it is a very good likely hood he did.
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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Up to Mischeif

Benjamin was a little stinker this morning.... First we found him playing in Ethan's clothes hamper.....

Then once he was all bathed and dressed for the day,
he decided he really didn't want to end bathtime
so he climbed in, head first, to join Mom in the shower with his clothes on.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

matching jammies

As "Survineers" from Park City for the boys we bought matching Jammies (two pairs) and two little matching outfits... I am sure there are more pictures to come because they are so cute. It's really a good thing we don't have twins because I think we would get carried away. It's fun to make them Match... The good thing for Ethan is in two sizes later he gets to wear the other pair.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Park City Trip

The first "Earl Family Reunion" has just begun!!! Check in time was 4:00 Saturday so first thing after unpacking was a trip to the pool!!! The water was really nice and warm, so the kids absolutly loved it!!!
By the Second Day, Sunday we didn't have anything in particular planned (except church) so the kids had the opportunity to wander and play at the park!!! They loved the tire swing!!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Newest Addition

Celeste Rachael Litnak was born Aug 3rd at 8:49 p.m. at the Lds Hospital by c-section. She is 10lbs 4 oz. and 22 inches long! WHAT A BIG BABY!!! Anyways she is really cute and we are so excited to have her in the family. Charity (the older sister) really loved the baby but I don't think it has sunk in that the baby will be home when she gets home.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Look!!! I SIT!!!

Ethan has been sitting up in a boppy since about 3 months old and now he can sit up all on his own!!! I think it's great except that Ben is finding him more of an equal now that he sits that he really isn't very careful with him. Otherwise it's great fun to have Ethan sitting and playing with Ben!!!
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Instead of napping

Look what I decided to do instead of napping..... I put every toy in my room, into the pack n'play I also added some of my favorite things in my room like my shoes and the bedding off my bed.
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Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Two big events are going on right now with our boys..
The first is Ethan is learning about Rice Cereal
and how to eat from a spoon instead of a bottle.The Second Event is we are teaching Ben
how to use a spoon to eat on his own...
We tested this out with spegettios!!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

"Happy Father's Day"

We asked Grandpa Jaffa what he wanted for Father's Day and he said all he wanted was a visit from his little Grandsons!! So Thanks, you saved us money since we didn't have to buy a gift!!! J/K (We got somethings anyways) The Boys love their Grandpas and enjoy their visits...
p.s. Ethan's little "Jr. Missionary" Shirt is from Grandpa too!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

"Mommy Wow!!! Da da dada da da"

"Mommy Wow!!!!Da da dada da da, I'm a Big Kid Now"
It is like I blinked and Ethan has grown up... He is no longer my little baby!! He had his 4 month appointment this week and he weighs...16 Lbs. 8 Oz. He is 23 inches long. That puts him in the 85th percentile in weigh. He is in size 3 diapers and size 6-9 months clothes!
He has also started Teething..Hence the drool.....
And Eating Rice Cereal!!
And he can sit up enough to play in the exersaucer.
He can also roll over from side to side and from front to back.
He is growing so fast!!!

Friday, June 01, 2007

"No Mateing Animals this time Laurie"

Again we went to the Zoo with our Hogle Zoo Membership!! This time we brought Grandma Earl, Aunt Lauie, Brian, Rachael, Colby and Charity!! It was alot of fun!!! Ben is really learning his animals and their sounds. Laurie had mentioned that every time she's ever gone to the zoo she (no fail) always see's a pair of animals "doing it". We lucky her this time she broke her record no mating animals this time.

Swim Party at our house

Ben is a part of a really fun PlayGroup!!! We have 6 Moms and 9 kids and soon to be 11 kids by December!!! We try to go on "feildtrips" everyother friday and someone's house and sometimes lunch the other Fridays! This Friday was my turn at my house and we had 3 blown up pools it was a blast.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Trip to Montana

A 9 hour drive with 2 babies...
turned into an 11 hour trip and an exciting road block of buffalo!
We were headed there over memorial weekend and for my birthday. . .
but there was a better reason for the trip.... Michael Le Fevre was baptised on saturday.
All of the family got to particapate in one way or another.
It was really nice and great fun to see and be with family.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Trips to the ZOO

We got a membership to the Zoo last month and are only one visit away from getting our money's worth! It's been really fun so far!! Ben loves the animals, we figured out that he'll only point once he sees the animal. So as you can tell in this picture that Ben was trying to tell me that he sees the elephant! This time we went with Matt but we have been 3 other times with our playdate group! Ben has learned how to do more animal sounds and signs. For example he signs penguin, and alligator; and he goes Eee Eee Eee like a monkey and growls like a bear.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ohoy Mateys

Our ward did a really fun ward dinner. It was pirate themed with a treasure hunt for the kids and everything. Matt went with Ben and helped him find his treasure which was this eye patch that he loved so much he didn't want to take it off and...
His Chocolate Gold!!! He was so proud of his treasure!! It was a really fun night, Ben loved it!

Diaper Buddies

I can't think of anything cuter than a baby in a diaper....oh wait I can...Two babies in diapers!!!

This is the way that Benjamin gives kisses to his brother. He leans in close and touches heads. He hasn't yet figured out that lips are involved.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

13 Lbs

Ethan is Growing too fast. As you can see in the picture his little outfit (0-3) no longer fits and he's into the next size (3-6). At his 2 month appointment he weighed 13lbs. I am amazed and a little sad, My little baby didn't stay little for very long. Ethan is such a good eater; Ben never was and isn't a very good eater, so I am caught a little off guard by Ethan's appatite.