Saturday, May 30, 2015

Aimee Westerns Pages

My sweet sister-in-law Aimee also made some pages to put in Henly's quiet book, that are so cute I had to share.

Camping in the forest

Open the zipper and there is a little pocket for animals and such.

Here are the animals we chose to put in there.



Color Matching gum ball machine

I know and appreciate all of the work and time this girl put into these pages!  I know these will entertain Henly for hours on end!

Laura's Quiet Book


Oh my gosh!!  This quiet book took for freaken' ever.  First, I promised to have it done by christmas for my sisters little kiddos, but there was no way.  So I made a new deal to have it done by their birthday.  Yeah...that didn't happen either. So here I sit, long after the kids have gone to bed, finishing up this horrible, frustrating, headache inducing, QUIET BOOK!  

Oh man, I am ready to take a break.

For my future self:  Don't let this post deter you from making another one for Henly in the future.  When I was little, my very favorite thing to do in sacrament was pull out the quiet book my grandma Hicken made for me and play with all the little toys and treats she tucked into it.  Hopefully one day I will make one for my little grandchildren too.




Harvesting a garden
This book is supposed to remind Laura's kiddos of home,
 so this garden page goes along with Grandma and Pop pop's garden.
Harvesting Pop pop's apple trees.
Every apple has a little snap, to help Mavic with his fine motor skills.
Baking sweets with Grandma Diana, is Violets favorite thing to do!
Put the fruit in the pie and weave
Something I have noticed these days is little girls have no lace up shoes!
Violet can practice lacing these up and then tying them.
Chicago doesn't have any mountains so this is to remind them of home.

Who doesn't like tic-tac-toe?  And this way you never run out of paper.
Counting activity, if you know Laura you know she loves cupcakes.
Match the sprinkles with the number.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

1st Birthday






Henly's very first birthday was celebrated a little early 
so my sister and her family could come. The whole day was a blur!  So many littles running around having a blast.  Smash cake that would not stay upright.  Lots a family, friends, fun, and food.  What a great day!
Like everything I do these ideas are credited to Pinterest

rainbow cakes!  So yummy and cute.
Mr Henly Pants is one!
I'm so disappointed I didn't get more pictures of the party, it was so much fun!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Glacier National Park


 Other then the fact that we are pumpkin orange this was the beginning of our Glacier National Park trip!  This was the beautiful drive on Going-to-the-Sun-Road.












 Our first stop on the trip was Logan Pass where we got to see Goats, coyotes, Marmots, even a grizzly bear way far up the mountain.  In fact, the only animals we didn't get to see on the trip were Moose(although we heard them), and Mountain goats.



Baby Henly's very first hike. 6 weeks old and he slept for most of the trip, just what we were hoping he would do, little angel.


Here we see Spencer and Henly Fitting in with the other tourists.




Then we headed on over to Many Glacier Region.  This is the first area we explored while looking for moose and bears, I swear every person we passed got to see the animals but we missed them by a hair


 This is the trail to Glacier Lake...Absolutely Stunning Hike.









This is on the way back, we did get to see a bear.  It was about twenty feet away from us, just off the trail and we would have gotten a picture of it but sadly our survival instincts were stronger and we just sped by as quickly as possible, I will always remember it in my mind though.  To bad you can't see into my mind.


We had a game to see how many Subaru Outbacks we could spot, 
and let me tell you about half of the cars occupying Montana
 are Subaru Outbacks.


This is the beautiful Red Rock/Mosquito Infestation Lake, 
it really was beautiful though.







Grinnell Lake, this is where we heard some moose calls, but didn't see any moose:(.


 Here is mom sharing her chips with
a chunky squirrel we found at Grinnell 
Lake.                               ->

Monday, July 7, 2014

First Pool Day

I can't resist not posting this adorable picture! He barely fits into his little swim trunks!  

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Baby Brown

After my 34 hour labor getting kick started by food poisoning from kneaders, I headed to the provo hospital to deliver our little Henly.  When I arrived I was 3 1/2 centimeters dilated, and having crazy painful contractions, after an hour or so I gave in for an epidural so I could maybe rest a little before having to push, but for the next three hours I jumped a centimeter an hour, after hitting six and a half centimeters it only took and hour and I was ready to push, I pushed for 18 minutes and got to watch in the mirror when little Henly's head was crowning, what a neat experience!  
Baby Henly Lewis Brown Was Born June 4, 2014 @ 7:30pm
He was 7 lbs 1 oz & 19 1/2 inches
We were so excited when we heard the nurse say he has lots of hair!