Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Welcome New Car, Congrats Sadie, and Happy Birthday Ammon

My little monster man just turned two! Part of me can't believe that he's only two and the other part can't believe he's already two! He's my baby! A baby isn't two!!! Sigh. It was sort of a bittersweet day for me because I couldn't believe that he was so big, and yet I was so proud of how far he's come at the same time.

The first half of the day was a whirlwind because we actually were out all day buying a new car. So happy birthday Ammon, you get a brand new Honda Pilot! Well it's not brand new, but it is to us. We've been in need of a new car since Brigham's car is on its last tire (seriously) and we've been looking for something that we can grow into in the years to come. So after much research and deliberation and changing my mind 800 times, we settled on this beauty:

It was really hard for me to fork out the money and Brigham teases me because I literally changed my mind ten different times that day and had him walking in and out over and over at the dealer (what a good man) and I cried, and I was excited, and I was stressed, and I was ready, and I threw fits, and I was resolved...and everything in between. But it's done. And the more I drive it, the more I love it. And no Caitlin, I'm not pregnant :)

So all day was taken up with looking at different Pilot options, settling on this one, and buying it. My poor kids didn't even get lunch we were so busy. No lunch for the birthday boy. However, we later gorged at Olive Garden to celebrate Ammon's birthday and Sadie's mission call to Australia (congrats girl!) with my brother, his wife, and my sister.

Then we went back to the house, Ammon changed to more comfortable clothes,

opened presents,

and played with his new ball (best present ever, he's obsessed),

enjoyed being sung to,

refused to help blow out candles,

thought Mommy was funny blowing out candles,

and then stuffed his face with DELICIOUS cake. Recipe found here. Seriously, it's good.

So Ammon's birthday was an interesting day. Perfect for an interesting boy. I'm grateful that despite all his weird health issues, he's still been a strong healthy boy. Sure he might have had diarrhea for the last three months that still won't go away (bet you're glad you aren't changing his six diapers a day), but he's still growing strong and jumped to 90% in height, and 75% in weight and head size. We'll get his body figured out someday.

He's a happy boy that makes us all laugh. He usually has his tongue hanging out of his mouth. He's a stubborn boy and super smart. He's not a talker, but that doesn't mean he's not vocal and he sure lets you know what he wants. In between the mischief he's getting into, he's finally saying some words and animal sounds. He makes me laugh when I try to get him to say something and he just babbles off random sounds lazily hoping it will suffice. He tortures his sister, and yet copies her every move. Oh yeah, and he's handsome too :)

Happy Birthday my boy! I love you!


  1. happy birthday ammon! he is a cutie but diahrria for that long? not thank you!!! i love your new car- we just got one too but i was the opposite of you. i should have cared MORE but i love it none the less. that cake does look deicious. and im hoping youre pregnant too hahaha

  2. I must admit, I'm a little jealous of your car. I am excited to see it soon! Also, Happy Birthday to my favorite 2 year old Tappana nephew. He sure is getting so big!

  3. I'm going to admit it too...I'm jealous of your new car as well. I'm sure you look awesome driving it around. So excited for you guys! I can't believe Ammon is 2! That went by fast. I realize you're not pregnant...but now that you have a fancy new car that can fit lots of babies in it, get working on baby making! Hahahaha :)