Friday, May 11, 2012


So I've tried a few times and I can't get the pictures to load :(

Time to catch up!

So, I'm behind again. It's so much easier for me to keep my facebook up to date because I can just upload pictures right from my phone. So if you want to see what we've been up to, facebook is the best place to look. I will try to update my blog more often though. Let's see...I forgot to mention that the last 6 weeks of school Michael filled in as the Assistant Principal which he loved! He's hoping to move into Administration soon. I'll start by going back to July 2011. July: July 14 Dallin joined our family. July 29 Dallin's 2 week check up-weighed 5lbs 13oz and was 18 3/4 inches August: Aug. 11 I celebrated my 26th birthday. Aug. 15-18 we visited my best friend Amber and her family in Henderson, NV which was a lot of fun! Aug. 29 Dallin smiled for the first time and made cooing sounds September: Sept. 9 Makayla started her 2nd year of Preschool. She is doing so well! She is really reading great now! She's very excited to be going into Kindergarten this coming Sept. 2012. Sept. 14 Dallin's 2 month check up-weighed 9lbs 20 3/4 inches October: Oct.9-12 Michael went to Texas for his Energy Conference Oct. 21 Was our ward Halloween Party. Our whole family dressed up as the Incredibles! Oct. 29 We took the kids to the Pumpkin patch on Beach and Lambert and we had a blast! Oct. 31 Halloween- Makayla got to wear her costume to school. That night we went to our old Ward's Trunk or Treat November: Nov. 15 Dallin had his 4 month check up-10lbs 12oz 23 inches Nov. 24 Thanksgiving-Had a great day with both sides of the family December: Dec. 3 We went to the LA Temple and saw the Christmas lights and went to the new visitor's center which is really nice! Dec. 8 Michael surprised me with a new front loading washer and dryer. I LOVE them! Dec. 9 Elder Quorum Ugly Sweater Christmas party. I had fun shopping for ugly sweaters and even added a Holly Berry to mine. Dec. 15 We took the kids to Disneyland after Michael got home from work. Of course is started raining right as we were on our way, but it stopped once we got there and we had fun. We got to go on the new little mermaid ride which was neat. Dec. 16-23 We flew up to Utah to visit my Aunt Laura and her family and my Grandpa and Grandma Ibey and their family. It was the first plane ride for the kids and they did a great job. We had so much fun while we were there. We shopped, played in the snow (their first time every) made candy trains, walked around Temple square and just had fun being with family. Man it was cold though!! Dec. 24 Christmas eve-Santa came to my in-laws to bring presents to the kids. Dec. 25 Christmas! This year Santa brought Dallin a stackable car toy. Landon got a Red flyer Tricycle, and Makayla got a Leapfrog LeapPad. We had a great time watching the kids open their gifts and loved spending the day with both sides of the family. Dec. 26 Landon switched from a toddler bed to a twin bed and he did pretty good. Dec. 30 We got Landon's hair cut-we got it spiked! Makayla also got her hair cut. Her first one ever! In my excitement and nervousness I must not have paid very close attention to how much was being cut because it was way more than I wanted! After it dried I was like ahh! It's too short! Makayla kept saying that she liked it, and that it was cute. I think we ended up cutting off like 6 inches! Both kids looked so cute, and looked older after! Dec. 31 We spent New Years Eve at my mom's (tradition} and we watch tv/movies and have lots of snacks/junk! That's about it for this past year. Now I want to write a little bit about each child. Makayla: She is doing so well in school. She's always learning new things and likes to ask what words mean when she hears a new one she doesn't know. She is reading and writing very well!! We are so proud of her. She is such a good big sister, but likes to act like she's the mom, telling Landon what to do, which he doesn't like. She is still taking dance classes which she loves and she's doing a great job. She still loves to play dress up, play board games, color, sing, dance and play mommy with her baby dolls. She is such a sweet girl but she does have a sassy side as well...We love her so much! Landon: He's been as busy as ever. He's really talking a lot now. Here are a few of the things he was saying at age 2-2 1/2: "couple minutes" "why not?" "I promise" "let me do myself mom" " I'm so sorry" "let's cruise baby" (from the movie cars) "No! I don't want to listen to you" "shucky darn" "I get older go hot air balloon" Would always ask "what happened?" "sure" "no fank you" (thank)"Bye Dad. Be safe. Don't get big owies" "I want to tell you a question" and many more. He got a few more teeth. (My kids are late at getting teeth) He loves taking a bath but really hates when water gets on his face. Wakes up at 6:30am ready to go but since he stopped taking naps in Oct. he goes to bed earlier, around 7pm! He's starting to listen better. Will sing "I am a Child of God" to Dallin if he starts crying. Can count to ten with some help, knows his shapes and colors. Loves to play with his cars from the movie Cars. Started potty training at the end of this year, but the more I push it the more he fights it, so I decided to back off for a little while. He likes to push his limits to see what he can get away with. He's our very busy boy but we love his so much! Dallin: He's been such a sweet little guy! He hardly every cries! He's doing a great job nursing and is usually done in about 10 min. Sleeps great in the bassinet. Loves to be in the moby wrap-almost always puts him to sleep. He smiled at 6 weeks and started cooing shortly after. People say he looks like Landon and Michael. When he gets excited he kicks his legs so we call him "happy feet". Has pretty much kept all the hair he was born with, but it's getting thicker. Started laughing around 4 months. Tries to roll over but his arm keeps getting stuck. He has been doing things a little later than Makayla and Landon did, but he's doing it at his pace which is just fine. He's a sweet, laid back little guy and we love him so much! I'm going post pictures separately...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Baby Dallin

Once again I'm way behind on blogging...

I did want to post about Dallin's arrival. On Thursday July 14 I woke up early not feeling good, and I couldn't go back to sleep, which was unusual. I started having lower back pain and contractions here and there, but nothing too regular. Michael's mom came and got the kids for us so that we could go to the hospital to see if I was dilated at all. (My doctor was out of town so I didn't know) We grabbed some lunch, then got to the hospital around 12:45pm. They hooked me up to the monitors, and I was having contractions, but when they checked me I wasn't dilated at all. They wanted me to walk around and see if anything changed, so we walked up and down the hall for about 45 min. and when they checked me at 3pm I was dilated 2-3cm. Since I was dilating they decided to keep me. They checked me again around 6pm but there wasn't any change, which was disappointing. We did some more walking, and when the checked again around 8:30pm I was dilated 4-5cm and the doctor decided to break my water to get things moving, which really helped! At 9:45pm I was dilated 8-9cm and once I was fully dilated it only took half a push and Dallin Joseph Trimmell was born at 10:00pm weighing 5lbs 2oz and was 18 inches long. He is so tiny, but not a bad size for being 3 weeks early! I knew I wouldn't make it to August, but he did come earlier than I expected. He's perfect! He has a lot more hair than I thought (Landon was pretty much bald until he was 1) I'm not sure who he looks like...he does have the same chin as Landon, but he's changing each day so it's hard to tell.

My parents brought Makayla and Landon to the hospital the next day to meet their new baby brother. They both love him so much, and always want to hold and kiss him. We feel so blessed to have 3 beautiful, healthy children. So far he has been a great baby! He eats every 2-3 hours for 10-15 minutes and then goes back to sleep. Even at night we are only getting up once or twice which is awesome. I'm so glad that breastfeeding is working out great. I can't believe that he is almost 2 weeks old already. Our friend Chris did a newborn photo shoot, so I wanted to post some of those pictures. (I'll post the hospital pictures after I upload them)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Well I'm behind again. I just realized that I haven't posted pictures from any of the recent holidays...I'll see if I can get those up soon when it loads right...

On February 9th, Makayla turned 4. I can't believe my baby girl is 4 already. The time is going by so fast! This year she had a Tangled birthday theme. We had sub sandwiches, chips, veggies and fruit followed by a Tangled decorated cake. She got a bunch of clothes, easy bake oven food, and the dress and wig from the movie Tangled. She had so much fun opening presents. Then we surprised her with one last gift, her first bicycle! It even came with a seat for her baby on the back. She was so surprised and excited. She went out and rode it and did pretty good. Now she goes really fast! On her actual birthday she had preschool that morning. They made a special birthday hat for her to wear. Then we went to lunch with both grandmas at Hometown buffet where everyone there sang her Happy Birthday. That night daddy took her out for ice cream. She had a great day.

Feb 14 Valentine's Day. Michael was gone in Texas so the kids and I sent a package to his hotel with valentines, candy and snacks. He had no idea we were sending anything. It was a great surprise. He hid my present at the house and had Makayla get it for me. It was a 1 lb box of Sees chocolate (my fav) and a heart charm for my Pandora bracelet. It is so pretty. He also sent a dozen red roses, and a single red rose for Makayla. They were beautiful and unexpected! That day the kids and I had pink, heart shaped pancakes for breakfast, and later that night my brother Jared, sister and Chris came over and we ordered pizza and hung out.

Since I'm almost 6 months pregnant I thought I would post about it. We found out on Thanksgiving morning that we were expecting baby #3. We were so excited and feeling extra thankful that day! So far this pregnancy has been great. I'm very blessed to not have morning sickness. We found out not too long ago that it is a little boy! We are going to name him Dallin Joseph Trimmell. (Dallin is a combination of my father-in-law, David and my dad's middle name, Alan) So he will be named after both of our wonderful fathers. Makayla and Landon are excited to have him join our family. Makayla loves to feel him kick, and often pretends that she is pregnant and that her baby kicks too lol. Landon likes to give my belly kisses, and even shared gold fish with his little brother yesterday, too cute! We are all very excited and can't wait for him to join our family. He is due August 3, but I'm hoping he comes a little early, like mid-late July. Guess we will wait and see...

Feb. 18 Michael and I went away for the weekend for the first time ever! I was really nervous about leaving the kids. I knew that they would be fine (both grandmas/grandpas were going to be watching them) but I had never left them before so it was hard. However, once we got down to San Diego we had a great time. It was nice to sleep in, go shopping, and go out to eat by ourselves. Once Sunday came around though I was ready to go home and see them. I definitely missed them while we were gone and texted a lot asking about how they were doing. I really enjoyed having some one on one time with Michael though. Overall, it was a great little trip.

March 9 we took Makayla to see Wicked. She has been singing songs from it so we thought we would take her while they were back for a month. She loved it!! She sat still and quiet for pretty much the whole show. It was a long night but we had such a great time!

March 15 Landon got his first haircut. I was kinda sad to cut off the curls, but now he looks like such a big boy! I really like it. I saved some of the curls so I can scrapbook them. He did such a great job! Sat still for almost 10 minutes. Rachael Jackman did a great job. Thanks again! This was also a special day because it was Michael's last day of his Admin class. He now has his Tier 1 Administrative Credential. We are so proud of him! He worked so hard and we are so grateful!

March 17, St. Patrick's Day. We had green, shamrock shaped pancakes for breakfast and wore green outfits. We watched Cars and later went to the park and dance class.
Makayla celebrated the day before at school where they searched for the leprechaun and found his gold. (chocolate coins) So fun!

This past Sat, April 9 we celebrated Landon's 2nd birthday. Michael will be gone the week on Spring Break on the 8th grade Washington DC trip so we decided to celebrate a little early. His actual birthday is on April 19th. This year we did a "Construction" themed party. He loves big trucks so it was perfect. He had so much fun opening and playing with all the different cars he got. He got a dump truck, construction trucks, a trash truck, and all the character cars from the movie Cars (he fell in love with the movie after I already bought decorations for the construction party lol) He got a bunch of cute clothes, but he was too busy playing to notice lol.

Makayla is doing so well in Preschool. She comes home singing new songs, and tells me all about the things she is learning. She has sight word books and flashcards that she is learning and passing off. She's already on book #13! We are so proud of her and all that she is learning! She's also doing great at church in Sunbeams and loves singing time in Primary.

Landon is talking so much now! He repeats everything, and even talks in small sentences, like "ohh, mama, trash truck" "mama, I want sit couch" He loves to repeat words from the movie cars, like "shoot", "not same" etc. He has been going pee in the toilet a few times each day for a few months now...It would be nice to have him potty trained before the baby comes...His attention span is getting longer, and he will sit through almost the entire movie. He will also sit and color and line up and play with his trucks for a good amount of time. He wants to be a big boy like sissy and sit at the table like her etc. He has also been learning and singing along to songs a lot lately. He will kinda mumble some words, but when he knows the word he will sing it extra loud. He loves to sing "Child of God" "Temples" "Missionary" (that what he calls them) and the song "Hey Soul Sister" by Train is his favorite! We are so proud of him and al that he is learning.

Here is my 5 month belly picture

(Will post other pictures later. It's not loading for some reason right now...)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm an auntie!!!

I'm way behind with the things I need to post about, like the holidays, but I wanted to make a quick post because today I became an auntie! My brother Jason and his wife Elizabeth had a baby girl at 12:37am. They named her Sarah Elizabeth Ibey and she weighed 7lbs 5oz and was 19 inches long. I haven't had a chance to meet her yet, but in the picture's she looks beautiful. I can't wait to hold her! Congratulations to my brother and his wife. We are all very excited that she is here!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Family Pictures

I just wanted to post some new family pictures that our friend Chris took at Creek Park a few weeks ago. I think they turned out great!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Way behind...

Once again I'm way behind. Here are the pictures to go with my last post.

The Trimmell Family EST. 04