Monday, December 31, 2012

Poor Neglected Blog...

Poor neglected blog, has taken a backseat to the Holiday craziness! But the blog has not been forgotten! We've just been sick and busy with the Holidays... But mostly just sick!

Oh man, it has been a rough month for the McOmbers. There are some nasty things going around. First we all had a rough round of the stomach flu where not one of us was spared. It was ugly. And it was certainly not just a 24 hour bug. I'll spare any other details. After we recovered from that bit we had a lot of Christmas prep to catch up with. Then it was Christmas! It really was a very sweet and happy Christmas, but poor Shad spent most of Christmas Day in bed with the worst cold ive ever seen him have.

Now, unfortunately, me and the boys are battling this terrible cough and cold. Being pregnant with a cold is pretty miserable. But nothing compared to seeing my two little boys so sick. Poor Owen couldn't sleep last night because his cough keeps him up and he can't breathe. Poor baby. I've tried everything to help him sleep, all those ridiculous home remedies; like honey, vapor rub on the chest AND feet, and I even went as far as to chop up an onion and put it on the boys' room!! Nothing worked... and now their room smells like BO! i really wanted to stay away from any OTC meds, mainly because there is nothing safe for 2-3 year olds. Finally I researched and found some 'homeopathic' cough syrup safe for Owen to take which seems to have done the trick to at least suppress the cough for some sleep.

Anyway, its definitely put a damper on our holidays... but we're still happy to enjoy each others company and be together. Here's to a heathy New Year! And I will catch up on blogging soon!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Our Little Surprise- the Story

I feel as though perhaps this story has now been hyped up and will be much less exciting then you all may be thinking. But it is certainly crazy to us, and it has been a crazy few weeks.

So you already know the punchline to the story: I am indeed with child. I am due May 13th (ish). And it looks like it will be a GIRL. That makes me right around 17+ weeks.

Here is the story:

A little over a month ago I started having terrible headaches... that would turn to migraines. And would last for days. I was living off of Advil just to make the pain bearable, but it would never fully go away. Migraines are not foreign to me, I do get them occationally. But not for a month at a time. It was starting to really wear on me... to the point where I felt a doctors appointment was necessary. In addition to my headaches, anytime I would lay flat on my back I felt a little bump in my belly. It wasn't in the normal low-belly pregnancy spot, it was up high. But my first thought was "This is how my belly felt when I was pregnant!" But I dismissed the thought, really thinking that was NOT an option and it seemed too high to be a pregnancy. Finally with the lump in my belly, and my headaches Shad decided a doctors visit was now needed. I told him that the last time I had persistent headaches like this was when I was pregnant with Owen. So I was going to take a pregnancy test to completely RULE out pregnancy. So I wouldn't go to the doctor just to have them tell me that I was pregnant... because that seemed embarrassing.

During the boys nap time, I took the home pregnancy test two days before Thanksgiving. Those 2 lines showed up almost immediately. WHAT?? How could I possibly be pregnant?! I haven't had a period since before I had Nathan. I am still nursing him. And Shad and I have been cautious in prevented said pregnancy. How...?? So I took another one. Yup, pregnant. After calling Shad at work in tears, bawling my eyes out how I wasn't ready for this, I was not happy about this, that this wasn't really happening... he convinced me to call the doctor. The phone nurses and I had no way to date this pregnancy... I hadn't  any "real" pregnancy symptoms, no time frame of when I "suspected" pregnancy, and no period dates to go by. They had me do blood work the next day only to find out yes, I am knocked up... no we don't know how far along. "Maybe 8-10 weeks based on your hormone levels? But that's a pure guess." They also had me lay down and see if I could feel any bump... I told them yes, and how big and how high it was and they responded with "Well, that sounds like about a 15 week belly!" (Yeah... right)

Next came the ultrasound appointment... the BIGGEST shock of all. We had to wait all Thanksgiving weekend for the ultrasound, because, of course, they were closed. And I was in denial all weekend refusing the acknowledge the fact that I was pregnant, I felt like somehow it wasn't really true until the ultrasound! On the Monday after Thanksgiving we went in for our ultrasound to "date the pregnancy." The ultrasound tech didn't know what to expect, and I'm sure she was expecting the little gummy bear baby (based on her reaction)... but instead she found this:

Shad and I both were speechless, and the ultrasound tech responded with "Well, that's a GOOD sized baby in there! I'd say about 16 weeks!" Again, WHAT!?!?!? There was our little baby moving and squirming around! She measured and looked at our little baby, and asked if we wanted to know gender. I responded with "Well, we might as well rip the whole bandaid at once..." knowing what was coming next: GIRL. I had suspected this since the day I found out I was pregnant. If you know me at all you know that I am TERRIFIED of having girls! I am not sure what this irrational fear has taken over, but for some reason I feel like I wouldn't know what to do with a girl. I've always just pictured us with boys. I've always thought of myself of a mom to BOYS. I've never been the type of mom that has longed for a little girl. Its not that I won't love having a little girl, or that I don't like little girls. I love them! I love shopping for girls, and playing with little girls. And I know that I will absolutely ADORE my little princess. And I'm sure that I will not be able to imagine life without her. It is just the IDEA of having a girl that scares me. I know... it's weird. I am not really sure how to explain it. We have another ultrasound scheduled for December 28th, after the 20 week mark... to DOUBLE check that it's a girl! :)

 Anyway, after the ultrasound, I cried the whole way home. It was a lot to take in.

So let's recap, in 6 days time I found out I was pregnant, not only pregnant but 16 weeks pregnant, and having a girl! How could I have gone 4 months not knowing!?! Not even suspecting. 4 MONTHS!?

There you have it. Surprising. Very surprising news.

Looking back it seems like maybe I should have known. Nothing too obvious, I mean I didn't have morning sickness, extreme fatigue, cramping, or lots of baby movement (like I did with Nathan), I didn't look pregnant at 13/14 weeks like I did with the others. It was just a few tiny things, that really could have been put off as something else that added up to pregnant! Like... it wasn't all that Halloween candy and sweets that made me gain weight. That's why the smell of pickles made me salivate (which I normally HATE). That's why I felt like I had to pee a lot. Just little things. Or maybe I was in denial!

It is certainly going to take me some time to get super excited about this. And I know that I will get there. But I wanted to announce it, because I do feel like over the last couple weeks since i've found out I LOOK pregnant now. And it feels like I've been hiding a secret, even if I did JUST find out! Plus it just feels better to get it out there. It will help me get excited! Shad is super excited, and its nice to have someone who is so excited about fatherhood and adding to our family. He has always said that he wanted a bigger family, and he wants them close in age. He is very supportive and has helped me gain much needed perspective on the whole issue. How can I be sad about something that really is a sweet blessing. We knew we wanted more kids eventually, so why not now! :) It has certainly been humbling. I know Heavenly Father has a plan for our family, and I know that this little girl was just too anxious to wait to join our family!

So bring on the...Pink?! Maybe purple instead. ;)

Our Litte (HUGE!) Surprise!

You think you're shocked?!? Wait until you hear the story behind this little bun in the oven! 

Baby GIRL McOmber... Due May 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Goodbye, Curls

I do have a good excuse as to why I've been so bad at blogging lately: It takes a little bit of explanation. Our laptop broke... which is where I do my usual blogging because it's mobile, so I was able to do blogging anywhere the kids were. And I mostly blogged during nap time. We do have a big wonderful imac that I LOVE, but Shad moved it into a very inconvenient spot, with no chair and in a place where one of the kids naps. So blogging just became scarce because I didn't have easy access. But I will have to do a catch up blog post about our awesome Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving. (Hopefully that will get done sometime before Christmas...Sheesh!)


Our little Nathan boy is growing up too fast. Right before my very eyes he is just becoming a little boy and less and less of my little baby. He has become so interactive and playful lately. He is at the perfect baby growing into toddler stage and we all just eat him up. Just over the last two (ish) weeks our little Nathan has learned to crawl like a pro, pull him self up on everything, cruise along the couch, wave goodbye, clap, dance (SO CUTE!), give high-fives, and is very responsive to words and people. He has learned how to play with big-boy toys like cars and trains. Its amazing to watch him grow and learn! 

Day 1 of Crawling... already into mischief! 

If there's food... he's happy! Stuck to his face and all...!! 

He absolutely ADORES his big brother, Owen. Nathan tries so hard to be just like him. He wants to play with his big-boy toys, follow him around, and play like him...Which Owen does NOT always appreciate! He loves to be chased when he crawls around. And when Shad and Owen are wrestling around on the floor Nathan is always DYING to be apart of the action and joins right in! 

On Sunday I gave Nathan a LOOOONG overdue haircut. His hair was out of control, more-so than normal, and it was getting long and a little ridiculous. So off went his adorable baby curls. *SNIFF* I was so sad to see them go! His little curls are his trademark. Absolutely everyone comments on them, and he has always had a lush, full head of baby curls. Now, with his ever growing motor skills and new haircut he seems more grown up then ever! He looks so much older, and is even more the spittin' image of big brother Owen! 

Look at that handsome big-boy haircut! 

Brothers, both with new haircuts... so much alike!

Climbing on things like a champ!

Nathan is so much like Shad. He not only looks exactly like Shad, but their personalities are so similar. Nathan is so chill. He is so quiet and east-going. (Complete opposite of Owen!) Owen will punch, kick, push over, poke, pull, scratch, etc at Nathan.... and he just takes it with a happy smile. 

There's that easy-going happy smile, that makes us all melt!

So with this I say... Goodbye, Baby Curls... and Goodbye, my little baby. 

Hello, Handsome Little Boy!

*Nathan will be 10 months on THURSDAY! Too Fast...*

Saturday, November 24, 2012

{Thankful} Photo Friday

This week I am Thankful for the gospel and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 

I could not let a whole month pass without giving thanks for the gospel. I am so grateful for my faith. It guides me in every aspect of my life. It's not just something I believe, it's something I live everyday. I have a true testimony of the church. I am not sure how I became so lucky to be born into a family who has converted and accepted the gospel and taught me to live it and strive to be a better person. To live in a home that has taught me to values and teachings of the church. i have been greatly blessed by the gospel and by the standards i choose to live. The church helps me become a better me... A better mom, wife, and daughter of my Heavenly Father. The gospel allows me to have a forever family, which is what I am most grateful for. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

{Thankful} Photo Friday

This week I am very Thankful for my health, and more importantly my two very healthy, happy little boys. 

Let me preface this by saying, it has been a ROUGH week. Physically, emotionally, mentally just rough and exhausting. The boys really tried my patience over and over again. (Especially the 2 year old!) He even went so far as to lock me and Nathan out of the house this week... Ahhh!! (One angry momma!) They even dragged me down to tears, and I resorted to locking myself away in the bathroom! It was just one of those weeks. Which I'm sure every mother knows all too well. 

However, many, many things happened within our family this week... my brother in law returned safely from a 9 month deployment in Qatar to his wife and 2 beautiful kids. My other brother in law's girlfriend gave birth to my newest healthy, sweet nephew! And then on the other hand we had a bit of tragedy strike our family. One of Shad's sweet sisters who has desperately been wanting a baby lost her precious son at just 20 weeks. Giving birth to her 2nd stillborn in 14 months. We were (are) completely heartbroken. As a family we all mourned the loss of our sweet nephew. But it certainly gave me some much need perspective. My children may make me crazy some days... most days! But they are the sweetest, most innocent, gifts from my Heavenly Father. He has entrusted me with them. I have been given the privilege to be their mother. And to top it off, they are perfectly healthy, rambunctious, and loving little boys. I am so blessed! I am so beyond grateful to my father in heaven for my precious, HEALTHY little men. They are my world. 

In addition, I am also very grateful for my health. I am been very blessed with good health. I have been able to bear children without complications, and continue to be healthy and happy. I mean it is something I take for granted DAILY... and I can certainly be better about treating my body like a temple. How often do we really thank God for our arms and legs, and our healthy minds and bodies?! Not often enough! 

I have so much to be grateful for! I love giving gratitude to others and mostly to my Heavenly Father for all he has blessed me with. Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope yours is full of love and gratitude as well! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

{Thankful} Photo Friday

This week I am Thankful for my Parents. They. Are. Awesome. 

My parents are SAINTS. Saints, I tell ya! I am so grateful to them for the constant love and example they set for me. They are such great examples of love, kindness, and service. They are very willing to give of themselves and that is something I can certainly learn from them. They have been so gracious to allow us to live here for the last 18+ months, which is NOT easy to let your daughter and her THREE messy boys take over the house! We have been so lucky to have their support and kindness over the last year. I'm not sure how we would have made it those first many months out of law school. They are wonderful examples of the Savior, and they strive very hard to live the gospel. They are a great example of love and marriage. They are complete opposites and yet they are soon going to celebrate 30 years of marriage!
And, of course, they are amazing grandparents. They love my two boys unconditionally and so fully. Those two boys have them wrapped around their fingers! They are so willing to help out with the kids whenever I need it... naps, feeding times, bedtimes, bath times, etc. They are on-call babysitters if we need to run out for an quick errands, or have a date night. And the boys completely adore them. 
I am very blessed to have such giving and gracious parents. And I am grateful to them for all they have sacrificed for me and the example that they are. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

{Thankful} Photo Friday

So instead of doing a post everyday of something I am Thankful for in November, I've decided to do a Thankful Photo I'm going to post something I am thankful for every Friday in November for my Photo Friday. 

This week I am thankful for Marriage. 

I have been thinking a lot about marriage and what a marriage means lately, especially with the upcoming elections and voting... and living in Washington State meaning Ref. 74. And I am beyond grateful for my beautiful marriage to Shad. I am thankful that we were married in the temple, and I am so grateful for the covenants and promises we made to each other there. I am grateful for him and the husband and father he is. I am thankful that I belong completely to him and he belongs completely to me. I am grateful that we waited for each other, and waited until marriage. I am grateful that we chose the appropriate time and place to get married. I am thankful that I am married for eternity and not just in this life. I am thankful for the family our marriage has led to, not just our BEAUTIFUL perfect little boys. But the family I've gained through marriage. I started out as an only child, and now I have 7 brothers and sisters... and 19 amazing nieces and nephews! What a blessing. I am very thankful for these past 6 years of marriage, and many, many, many more to come. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Photo Friday

A Friday tradition. A single photo from the week, a single sweet moment. A moment to savor, cherish, and remember.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Big 3-0!

Today my wonderful hubby turned 30! He is taking it really well. I, for one, am not ready to turn 30. But I guess Shad is ready for this step. Two kids, a JD law degree, and a house in the works... seems like a good time to turn 30! Plus, with his profession people like to have "older/more experienced" lawyers, so it helps that he can now claim to be out of his twenties! Even if he may act in his teens! (Just kidding...well, kinda.) 

To celebrate this milestone, we decided to go big. A few months ago I gave Shad a few options of what he would like to do for his big birthday. We knew we wanted to take a trip, and we knew we wanted it to be kid free. It came down to Disneyland, where we spent our honeymoon. Or a trip to Provo for a BYU home game. After looking first at Disneyland, and seeing that it would cost us $400 to spend TWO DAYS in the park. We nixed that idea, and went for a BYU game. Something we both enjoy just a much! 

We decided to make it a long weekend, Thursday through Sunday. It was the longest I have ever spent away from the boys, and the only time I've ever left Nathan. Saying goodbye was hard. I tried hard to hold back the tears in the airport, and on the plane ride down there; and I couldn't stop thinking about them. Luckily after a few phone calls home that first day and hearing that boys were not only in good hands, but having a blast with grandma... I got over it and enjoyed my time away from the kiddos for the remainder of the trip and look at the bright side... 

...Complete freedom! No nap schedule to stick to, no diaper bags to carry around, or car seats to drag around. Or feeding schedules! If we wanted to walk around town and then stop to see a movie we could and did! (Twice!) 

So Thursday we arrived in SLC, and got our rental car. We decided to go cheap and small. But we were super surprised to see that we were assigned a Volkswagen Beetle! I'm not sure why I thought it was so funny to cruise around in that thing, but it was fun to drive around in. Certainly not a practical family car. I'm sad I didn't get a picture of our sweet ride. 

Upon arrival, we decided to hit one of our favorite Utah lunch places and walk around downtown before heading out to see friends. Shad met up with an old mission pal, while I joined up with my best friend, Kambria to chat, shop, and chat some more! There's really nothing like catching up with old friends. Especially best friends. Later Shad rejoined us, with Kambria's husband, for a delicious dinner together. I'm excited that I only have to wait until Christmas to see them again. I miss her. 

Friday was BYU game day! Shad decided he wanted to go down for the BYU vs. Utah State game... sure to be a good game, and a good rivalry. We made a whole BYU day of it! We headed to Provo to eat at our favorite places, shop at the BYU bookstore, walk around campus, check out our old History Department, eat at the BYU Creamery on Ninth, and reminisce about our dating days. We even fit in a trip to the dollar movie! Then we met up with some more friends for some tailgating before the game! Whoop!
We were pretty bad at taking pictures on this trip. I had forgotten my camera battery charger, and didn't have a full charge on the battery. We were nervous the entire trip that our camera would not hold out. So these pics are a mixture of cell phone pictures and camera pics. Here is me at the tailgate: 

Game time. Not the most exciting game ever. However, nothing beats being back at Lavell Edwards stadium. Seriously. So much fun to be back in that atmosphere. And a BYU win, even if its only a 6-3 score, is a win! 

Love this stadium, and those new screens are AWESOME. 

Shad's mom is a big BYU fan as well, so she joined us. As well as Shad's sister Jessica, her daughter, and husband. 

One happy birthday boy!

This picture is hard to tell, but we really did have great seats. I had never sat in the west stands before!

Another bonus to going down to Utah was getting to stay and spend time with family. We stayed with one of Shad's sisters house, and they gave us the royal treatment while we stayed there! Saturday morning we spent hanging with family. And sleeping in. Because with an 8 month old, I'm pretty sure I haven't a full nights sleep in over a year! So we took full advantage of sleeping in! 

Shad also picked the Utah State game because, it was also during conference weekend. So we were able to get tickets for the Saturday afternoon session. Shad's sister, her husband Chad, and Shad's mom were also able to join us for Conference. We made our way downtown (crowded!) and finally made it to the conference center just in time to get into our seats. 

The new Panoramic picture setting on the iPhone takes pretty neat pics!


It's always neat to be at the conference center to hear those talks in person and feel the spirit that is there. To me, the most special part was being able to sustain our Prophet and Apostles in person. It was just a very powerful moment to me. 

Jessica and Chad

Saturday night we headed back down to Provo to meet up with more family for Shad's birthday dinner. He picked a personal favorite, Brick Oven! Oh that Root Beer, its so yummy.

My adorable niece Caydence feeding her momma! Love that girl! Just 10 days older than Owen. (She definitely made it hard some days trying not to miss my Owen!) 

Her "cheese" often came out as a grimace! 

Just a very SMALL portion of the McOmber clan. 

The only direct flight we could find on Sunday was at 6 PM, so we had all day Sunday to spend more time with family and listening to conference. And just relax on our last day free of kiddos. Near the end of the day Shad and I were getting antsy to get back home to the boys. So it didn't seem quite fair that our plane ended up being DELAYED by almost two hours. Arriving well after both boys bedtime. (Even though we convinced Grandma to keep Owen up late for us... we were dying to see at least one of them!) 

Overall, the trip was a success. Shad already has plans to make the trek back down to Provo again sometime to watch our beloved Cougars again. I'm game!

Today, on his actual birthday, Shad unfortunately had to go into work. The boys and I surprised him at work with lunch and pumpkin pie. His traditional birthday dessert. His office and co-workers gladly devoured the pie and wished Shad a happy birthday. Shad was able to get off at a pretty reasonable time, so that us, my parents, and the Fischers, our dear friends, could go out for a birthday dinner at Red Robin! Where Shad received his free birthday burger, and a free dessert, after having to endure that slightly embarrassing Red Robin birthday song!

Here's to a new decade of adventures together! I love you, Shad! Aren't 30's supposed to be the greatest time of life?! If so, bring it on!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Our {Future} Home

Many of you have asked or expressed interest in more details about our future home, currently being built!! And Oh man, it is going up FAST!! It's hard to believe that its still going to take 3 more months!

Remember just a couple SHORT weeks ago when Shad and I took the picture in front of the sold sign with nothing but a pile of dirt behind?? (Seen here) Well, here was our house on Saturday: Front view. 

And here is the back: 

And unbelievably this is what it looked like yesterday!!!!  So fast right?! (And excuse the quality of these pics, they are cell phone pictures!... haha)

Here is the floor plan, so you can get a better idea of what’s going up: 

1718 Square Feet, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, plus a “Den” (Or for us will be ‘the playroom!’) downstairs. 

We’ve gotten to pick out a few of our surfaces. Most of the ‘upgrades’ we chose are in our kitchen: black granite counter tops, stainless steel/gas appliances, and dark(er) wood floors from entry to entry (Entry way, Kitchen, Dining room). :) 

It’s not huge, or by any means fancy. But its ours!! :) And will suit our little family just fine. We are super excited! 

If you’re really curious you can check out the neighborhood’s website! ( The neighborhood is called Edgeview, and our model is the ‘Olympic 3.' 

I'm sure more updates will follow as our home progresses! Yipee!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Photo Friday

A Friday tradition. A single photo from the week, a single sweet moment. A moment to savor, cherish, and remember.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Owen Says

Owen is just my little chatter box! And I love it! He just jibber jabbers to me all day! He has such an extensive vocabulary and has been speaking in full sentences for about a year now! I'm so used to it now, unless I'm around other two year olds, I forget how advanced Owen really is. He seriously talks all the time! I love having conversations with him. 

This week, I decided that I wanted to do a little "interview" with him. Here is the interview, and the answers as relayed to me: 

Whats your favorite song? Day of the Diesels (From the Thomas and Friends 'Day of the Diesels' movie)

Whats your favorite color? Green ... (And blue)

Whats your favorite thing to play? Trains!

What songs do you like to sing? Thomas and Friends, Oh Dear, Jesus Sunbeam, Clickin’ and a Clackin’, Day of Diesels, Book of Mormon Stories.

What do you like to eat? Green beans, popcorn, and soup.

How old are you? 2!

Whats your favorite animal at the zoo? Giraffe

Whats your favorite show? Little Einstein's, Mickey, Thomas.

Whats your favorite book? “Mickey Hears a Sound” & “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!”

Whats your favorite thing to do with Mommy? Play Trains!

Whats your favorite thing to do with Daddy? Go for a walk

Whats your favorite thing to with Grandma? Play on the iPad.

What your favorite thing to do with Grandpa? Play Big X’s on the computer.

Where is your favorite place to go? The Park

What makes you happy? The Sidewalk Chalk

What makes you sad? Lions

Who is your favorite Football team? BYU Cougars and BYU Football!

**Then he had to add this to the interview too!**
"And ‘Cars’ is my favorite video, Mommy!"

Haha... I love that interview. It cracks me up everytime I read it! 

Owen also has a lot of sayings that he says all the time, which I just wanted to record for future reference. Its just so cute! 

“I Love you, Mommy (or daddy, grandma, grandpa...etc) AT ALLl” This is his way of basically saying, I love you A LOT. So sweet, melts my heart everytime.

Me: What time is it?
Owen ALWAYS answers: “Its 8:46!”

Me: How much is it?
Owen ALWAYS answers; “Its 95 bucks!”

Me: Owen can you count to 5?
Owen: “One, two, for-the-three, four, five!” Every time he says 'three' it comes out "for-the-three."

He LOVES his grandpa, and everytime he walks into the room he shouts: “Hel-whoa Grandpa!” He also has to shout "Hel-whoa!" at every cashier we have at the store. Its so cute, because his L's come out as W's!

Everytime he says family prayer or dinner prayer he says: “That was a gooooood prayer!”

Whenever he hears a new word or wants to repeat a word he asks me: “Mommy, Can you say _____________?”

A while ago I got a defective box of Luvs diapers. So I decided to write them a letter, Owen overheard me say that I needed to write them a letter, so now every time he gets a pen and paper, he says “Can I write a letter (whetter) to Luvs (Whuvs)?!”

When Nathan starts to cry, Owen will say: “Nayfin… Calm Down!”

One of Owen’s favorite activities is to “Type BIG X’s” with Grandpa on the computer. Which means to type letters and spell words on the computer, really extra BIG!

Whenever there is football or really any sport on the TV he asks "Is this BYU football?" ... then he'll say "Go BYU!!! TOUCHDOWN!"

After he sings a song, he looks at everyone and expects a cheer. If we don't all participate, he will ask us to "Please clap and cheer!"

And his newest thing is to compare oppsites… like “Is this milk cold or warm?” or “Is that an Apple tree or a Plum tree?” or "Is this a dog or a pig?"

He’ll also ask questions like “Are we going to the store or not?” or “Are you going to read me the book or not!?” It’s so funny, and so amazing to watch him grow and learn.

And finally a few things about my Owen: 

I love that he still will snuggle on my bed with me when I read him books at night.

I love that he still lets me rock him to sleep at nap time.

I love that he absolutely LOVES when everyone is home together (Mom, Dad, Nathan, Grandma, and Grandpa).

I love how he attends to Nathan, and wants to be a good big brother.

I love that to show us he loves each of us, he will sing us a song to say it… “I love you Nayfin, oh yes I do, I love you Nayfin, its true. When I’m not with you I’m blue. Oh Nayfin I love you!” (Then sings that same song to each of us!)

I love that he can play trains all day everyday, endlessly.

I love how much he loves to sing songs ALL. DAY. LONG. :) (Especially Thomas songs, from his Thomas CD!)

I love that he still is a little Momma’s boy.

I love that he STILL loves letters and numbers.

I love that when he falls and gets hurt, he thinks a kiss from mommy can make it all better.

I love that, really, he is still just my little baby boy.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Photo Friday

A Friday tradition. A single photo from the week, a single sweet moment. A moment to savor, cherish and remember. 

McOmber Home... Coming Feb. 2013!!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Game Day Ready

Here in the McOmber home... we are ALWAYS game day ready!! Each week on game day we proudly don our Cougar gear! (Don't worry, even though I'm not in the pictures I was definitely sporting my Y shirt /flip flops/earrings as well!) 

I really just wanted to overload you all with the absolute cuteness of my handsome boys! I love them!

Nathan BYU blue last week on game day when we beat WSU!

 Seriously, how cute are they?!

 It was IMPOSSIBLE to get a good smiling picture of BOTH of them at the same time. I even bribed Owen with candy and fruit snacks. If one was smiling the other was not, and vice versa! 

All my handsome boys. 


 Owen serenaded us with the BYU Fight Song all day long! Love that kid!

"Touchdown BYU!!"

This picture just makes me laugh!

Our sweet baby Nathan

Rah, Rah, Rah-rah-rah... GOOOOOOOO Cougars!

Also... Only 25 days until Shad and I are at Lavell Edwards Stadium to watch our beloved cougars beat Utah State!!!! Whoop!