New Year's Eve 2014

  Grandma and Grandpa Cannon's house is truly a fun place for grandkids. 
Grandma Cannon is always saying that she wants the kids to have fun and have great memories of their home, and I think she has gone above and beyond.

This year they set up lots of different carnival type games throughout the house. First the kids went, and then the adults. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of that part of the evening, but it was really fun.
After all the games were done we tallied up the scores and the highest scorers for different games got prizes.
These laser guns were some of the prizes the kids got.
  At "midnight" (8:30 or so) we did a countdown and celebrated the New Year with horns, noisemakers and balloons.
When it was the New Year Grandpa Cannon and Russell dumped a bunch of balloons from the loft on top of all the boys. The funny part is that they boys were concentrating so hard on their horns and noisemakers that they didn't even notice the balloons! It was pretty hilarious.
Chase also started mastering the stairs. He fell once, but he looked like he was having fun and was so proud of himself.

Happy New Year!


Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2014

  Christmas this year was such a fun day.
Christmas morning before the two little tornadoes hit.
  We had a nice Christmas morning at home opening presents and had breakfast with Grandma Stark.
These boys totally scored. I mostly got videos of the kids opening their presents, so unfortunately there's not much to put on here.
Tanner's favorite gifts were his Paw Patrol action figures and his bike.
Chase seems like he is really liking his elephant and train.

We then went to Grandma and Grandpa Richens' house for more presents and dinner.
I couldn't help myself! He was playing with a bunch of ribbons and paper from the presents, so I just had to stick one on his head. So cute!
Tanner received another bike from Great Grandma and Grandpa! This one is a glider bike and will be the perfect transition to his bigger bike (since it's a little too big for him, oops)
Of course his favorite each year is Great Grandpa's train.


IN n OUT 2.0

9 Months Old!

My crazy kid!

This month has been a fun one. 

A little bit of you being a mama's boy came back, but not terribly. As long as whoever is able to distract you with something you do well. You also look for Daddy and me as we hand you over to someone to see if it is ok. I can't remember what Grandma Cannon called it, but she says it is a very good thing to look for us to approve and that it is ok to go to someone else.

You are talking up a storm finally! You are saying "mama," "dada," and tons of other consonants and sounds. One of our favorites that you do right now is this little Chewbacca noise. I call you a baby Chewy, or baby wookie. It is so funny and you do it all the time.

You are getting even faster with your crawling and cruising. Lately you like to come up behind Daddy or me and pulling yourself up on our legs. That makes it a little difficult to move or to even pick you up since it's hard to turn around without moving our legs and cause you to fall. You seem to have figured that out that it will immobilize us for a moment because you laugh so much when you do it.

We have tried stage 3 baby foods with you but you are still gagging on any that have chunks of veggies or noodles in them. I gave you some small pieces of bread last night and you did really well, so hopefully we're making progress.

You are very interested in your tongue right now. You are constantly sticking it out, moving it around and licking almost anything you can get to. You don't really put things in your mouth very much. Which is nice, but also makes it hard for you to start eating more solid things and feeding yourself. We'll get there though, I'm sure.

Still 2 bottom teeth. But you can see 4 top teeth working their way down. Nothing has popped through yet. You sure are drooling and chewing on your fingers a lot. So we'll see when that will happen.

Yesterday at your well child visit you are in the 25% for height and have dropped down to the 10% for weight. That alarmed me a little, but I'm also not very surprised with how active you are. I asked if that is something to be worried about and your Dr said no, but he's going to check you again at a year old and see if we need to look into power packing. I'm sure you're fine though since Daddy and I are not very big people and your big brother Tanner is a shrimp. Looks like you're just tall and skinny! 
You are out of 3-6 month clothes now. There are a couple of onesies that still fit you. I have also gotten out more 6-9 clothes. I'm also probably going to get out some 9 month clothes soon. You legs are so long that your footie pajamas and pants always seem too short.

Weight: 18 pounds
Height: 29 inches

We love you!
mamamamama and dadadadadadada


Silver Rush

  This year Riverton High School chose Intermountain Healing Hearts for their charity to donate to for their annual Silver Rush.

These teenagers were so amazing with all of our Heart kids! It was so touching to watch them play and interact with these little kids. It really gives you hope for humanity.

They had many activities going on for 3 weeks to raise money and have fun with these kids.

On night they had a tailgate party before a basketball game. We had pizza, did activities and Santa came!
They were both looking at the camera and not crying! Although as soon as Chase turned his head and noticed who was holding him he started to lose it until Kollin rushed forward and picked him back up. It was pretty funny.
These girls were Tanner's "buddies" for the night. They were so fun and he just fell in love with them.
The last day of Silver Rush many of us went to the closing assembly.
They had a few videos that just made you cry, and at the very end they pulled up this banner with the total amount that they raised for IHH! 
Needless to say there was not a dry eye in the entire gym. Even the tough looking teenage boys were crying and hugging everyone. 
It was such a breath of fresh air to see how much these high school students care and truly cared for our children.
(yes, that is a 1 at the top!)


George I Cannon Christmas Party 2014


This year was the first year my family did a George I Cannon Christmas Party. Since we are no longer doing George J Cannon Christmas Parties, and they have been moved to the summer, this was a perfect thing to take that place.

Spending time with all of my aunts, uncles and cousins is getting fewer and further between, so this was perfect and so fun. 


Festival of Trees 2014


  We went to the Festival of Trees again this year.

It was so fun to see all of our Heart friends' trees and spend time together as a family!