Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We are

Alive and well, despite our lack of blogging! Things have been so crazy lately. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with some friends at Ihop and the movies and put on a rocking Christmas Party for our Ward, I went part time at work (now only 3 days a week) and went to California for a wonderful Birthday and Christmas. Stay tuned: tons of pictures, Porter's 7th, 8th and 9th month blog (yikes), did I mention he is a crawling machine? I would love to take the time to post some pictures and tell some stories but we are in California and the weather is beautiful so it will have to wait until we are back to Utah! We hope you had a very Merry Christmas this year!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Here is Porter in his Sunday Halloween outfit. As you can tell he loved it.
Corinne and Lucy came to party! Scott and Caleb were there too, probably getting us food.
Future Mr. and Mrs............
Porter and Mommy! I promise to always dress up with my kids. I LOVE Halloween.
We didn't even have to teach him how to trick or treat......
I made The Hubs and my costume. That day. As you can tell it wasn't perfect.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

6 months

Hey there,
It's me Porter and I'm six months! I can't believe how fast I am growing up. I have learned lots of new tricks and love exploring my world. I can sit up all by myself and am learning to love solids. Pee's are pretty good, green beans are not. Of course I like the orange stuff and love peaches. My Mama (Grandma) gave me my first banana and I didn't care for it at all. Maybe I hated it. I love my toys and especially love toys that I can put in my mouth and chew. I enjoy going for walks in my stroller but I let you know when I'm done. I think my Mommy and Daddy are really silly and sometimes they make me laugh so hard I wet my diaper. I have a hammer toy and I love to hit it on things. I really like babies and want to grab their faces. People are always telling the 'rents how happy I am and it's true! I am a happy guy. I think life is great and I'm usually just waiting for a reason to laugh. I sleep fairly well. About 10 hours a night but when my teeth (that haven't come through yet) are bugging me I sometimes wake up and cry for a little it. I'm working on that. Anyway life is great and I love growing. Here's my stats from my 6 month Dr. apt.:
Height: 28 inches (90-95%)
Weight: 18 lbs (50-75%)
Head: 451/2 cm ( 90%)
Cheeks: super chubby and kissable
brains: probably the smartest kid around
strength: un-matched


Thursday, November 4, 2010

I should..

write Porter's 6 month blog (and 7th month for that matter), make my friend Corrine something amazing because I had to ditch her like a loser last night, make my friend Katiebug something because I haven't even gone to see her, call my sisters, write the grandparents cards, clean my house, do the dishes, do the laundry, take a nap....the list goes on. But instead I'll continue crying my eyes out. I am having a bad day (yet again). I feel like I have zero time and I feel like I am failing at everything. So to those of you I have failed I am sorry. And to Porter I am so sorry you see the babysitter more than you see me. Right now I feel like the world's worst mom. Actually worst everything. The end.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dodgeball and First Celebrity

That's right that's Porter with Darrin Williams the Jazz basketball player. He was actually pretty nice and sweet with Porter. Porter was cool with him but naturally skeptical of someone who makes so much money for playing a game.
I didn't make him sanitize his hands but I thought about it. Don't worry I made it clear that Porter and I are die-hard LAKERS fans. He didn't like hearing that but we can't lie.
Doesn't Caleb look so good and intimidating in this picture? This was right after a serious game. Yet again, Caleb was the best player on his team. He is by far the most athletic person I know.
He is the team! Qualtrics. Caleb is lucky enough to love his job and do fun things with the people he works with.
The day was super fun and Q should have won. No seriously, they went into sudden death over time and lost. But we went back and read the rule book and they should have won. Oh well it was super fun and I hope they do it again.


Here we are at the Y in Provo. Caleb and I love to hike and for some reason I love to hike the Y...I forgot how hard it was. Porter loved it of course.
My baby ROCKS. If you couldn't already tell. Here he is in his cute Cougar hat. Don't worry next time we are in California we will get him some CSUF gear.

He sure loves his feet!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Pictures!!!

Yes it's true, Mom's do love him!
Porter with his Grandpa Bill (Caleb's grandpa)
Porter with his Mama staying warm at the beach.
The reason we went to California: Mattie's Baptism! She was so beautiful and it was so neat to see!
Porter and Mommy
Porter with Ma ( my grandma)
Porter Kenneth with Kenneth aka Pa ( my grandpa)
Porter relaxing with his Papa
Porter and Daddy with the sweet hiking backpack.
Porter chilling with my shades on
We just love this little man. He is so fun and we are having fun watching him grow.

Now I have a few thoughts on being a working mom. First:it sucks. I love my job. LOVE it. I am using what I went to school for and it is challenging and rewarding (most days). I work with some wonderful kiddos and people. I love that I get to be social and see people all day. Second: it is so hard. I worry about Porter all the time. Is he happy? Is he upset? Is the nanny talking to him? Is he doing something for the first time and I'm missing it? Is he watching TV? (Yes, we are first time parents) The list goes on and on. I am tired and crabby and emotional. I may have an ulcer and am losing my hair. I don't sleep well. I am a high strung person...now. I am trying to get back into shape and trying to have fun with my hubs and I just don't have any time.

I always planned on being a working mom...let me clarify. When my kids are in school I will be working. For me I can't imagine being at home for 7 hrs 5 days a week while my kids are in school. However, I used to 'uh hem' not think the highest of stay at home moms. I have learned. That's what life is about right? Who wouldn't want to be at home with their baby. One thing I have to say is that things are hard no matter what your situation and that you will probably always think you have it harder. I am so grateful for my job. And I can't wait to be at home with my baby. And let's be friends, working mom's, non-working moms, non-moms whatever your story.

Friday, September 24, 2010

5 Months

Hey there,
It's me Porter. Can you believe that I am FIVE months? So crazy. At least that's what Mommy and Daddy say all the time, so I guess it's true. I wanted people to know that I have a sensitive side so I use my soft high pitch voice a lot now. I love my feet and my hands. Sometimes while I am eating I find my hand! I watch it turn from side to side and am just amazed at it. I'm pretty strong too. I like to stand up and roll over both ways all the time. I love my play mat and am really into my toys. I love being outside and love to go on hikes and walks. I love my Mommy and Daddy and get so giddy when they play with me. I didn't go to the Doctor this month but my Mommy says my score is: Height: Tall, Weight: good and chunky, Head: just right.... overall: PERFECT! I can't wait until I can sit up by myself and try to do it all the time. I really love when Mommy and Daddy get home from work and things go back to the way they should be. I love to look around and I have to grab anything and everything I see. I am loving life and am so happy to be alive. Can't wait till next month!

Porter Boy

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bad day...

It's just one of those days. A bad one. Where you wish it would just end. You ever have one of those? Porter is doing great and is so cute and smiley. He is getting big and doing all sorts of fun tricks (his 5 month post will come soon). But this post is my soap box. I'm tired. I feel like I don't have any time. I feel like a bad mommy. I feel crabby. I want to cry my eyes out...but I've already done that and now I just have a headache. I have gone back to work. It's a long story and one I don't want to talk about right now. But that means that Porter is in the loving care of a nanny. And I don't see him until after 4pm. When I'm tired and crabby. And even though the scale says I weigh what I did before I got pregnant my body doesn't FEEL or look the same. And that makes me crazy. How do you people do it? How do mom's work full time, have a perfect body, put themselves together perfectly, keep a perfect home? Right now I just feel like I am failing. And that sucks. I should delete this post now...who wants to listen to a cry baby? But I'm not going to. Somebody out there has got to know what I'm talking about...right?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Are you ever

in the middle of a nice hot shower when suddenly it's like your at a CONCERT...and you're the ROCK STAR????????? happens to me too.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Freedom Rocks

We had a blast this 4th of July! This post is well overdue but better late than never.

We ran the Provo Freedom Festival 5k and loved it. There was so much to look at and it was really fun.
We live in a great location for 4th of July. We walked to the Freedom Festival, walked to the Air balloon show, walked to the 5k and walked to our neighborhood park for the fireworks.
It wouldn't be the 4th without matching shirts!
I made my little man this number........
Using this. Oh yeah. I can get my craft on.
Here we are at the air balloon festival...like at 7 am.
It was a great 4th of July just the three of us. We had a blast and celebrated the entire weekend.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Remember when

I had that lovely procedure where they burned some bad tissue down there and they didn't get it all so know I get to have surgery to remove it? Oh yes. It just gets better and better.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Four Months

Hello again,
It's me, Porter. I know I just barely posted my three month but here I am...four months old and loving it! I have now been on my 2nd 5k. I LOVE running with my Mommy and Daddy. But really Daddy pushes me and we occasionally see Mommy during the run. I am getting ready for my third trip to California. We are hitting up the Porter Family Trip to Oceanside! My Mommy is trilled that I will be part of this tradition. I was there last year but it was still under raps so I'm pretty excited to meet some more family members. I have discovered my feet. I love to hold them all the time especailly when my parents are changing my pants. I am way into sucking/chewing on my hands and play with my toys a lot. I have got a great belly laugh....sometimes you have to work for it, other times you just have to look at me. You never know! I went to the Doctor and had my check up. Things are going great and here's my score so far: Height:26(>95%) Weight:16.2 (75%) Head 43.4 (74-90%). I had my shots which is never fun but I was a champ and only cried for a minute. I really love to be read to and love to look at the pictures. I love music and love to rock out with my mom. I'm super proud of my Daddy, he had his last class last night and I was able to go and see him do a ROCKING speech. I sure do love him. As usual life is going great! I'm so glad to be alive I just wake up talking ready to start my day. See you in a month!


Three Month

Hey there,
Can you believe I am already three months old?!? Boy time flies when you're having fun. I have already taken part in a 5k, flown on a plane and driven through 3 states! So, you will have to forgive my late blogging but I am one busy boy. I recently found my hands...what fun. And I have started reaching for my toys. I really love my Lion on my bouncer and my Octopus on my tummy time mat and a dolphin. I have started drooling a lot. I am a pretty happy baby and now when I am truly smiling my hands go to my mouth...it's really cute. I didn't have a Doctors apt this month so my stats are according to my Mommy: weight:chubby, height:tall, head:looking good. I love to look around and still enjoy tummy time. There's not much I can complain about...so most the time I don't. Life is good. Thanks for checking in.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Why I won't have a bunch of kids...TMI

If you thinking of getting pregnant you probably shouldn't read this. First of all I love Porter. He is so cute and smart and funny. I adore him. I love being his mommy. I am glad we waited and planned for him. However all the planning in the world could not have prepared me for how HARD pregnancy was. And LABOR. And "RECOVERY". And then almost 4 months later when I STILL have problems. YUP. I've been having some problems down under. I went to my lady doctor today. Apparently my cut did not heal right. So I had some tissue that was bad, infected yadayadyada. Now I just love sitting with my legs spread in stirrups but what puts a cherry on top is when she told me she was going to have to cauterize the tissue. So she did. With NO numbing. So I went to my favorite kind of doctor paid 25 bucks to have my vajayjay, who-ha, nether area, girlfriend, whatever you like to call it BURNED. Yes burned. And it felt like burning only worse. So that my friends is why this family of mine will stay small. I am not a breeder.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

To my Baby Daddy...On his birthday

Happy Birthday! I am so glad you were born 29 years ago! I can't believe your almost 30! I am the luckiest girl in the world. I love you. Thanks for always being willing to go hike the Y with me, thanks for going shopping with me (without ever complaining) thanks for being so thoughtful, thanks for going running even though you hate just so you can do races with me. Thanks for making so many of my dreams come true. Thanks for working so hard in school and work. Thanks for being such a good man. Thanks for being funny. Thanks for all the cooking and cleaning you do. Thanks for being such an amazing Hubs. Thanks for being an amazing Daddy. I hope today is one of the best days ever. I hope you know how loved you really are. And congrats on your new JOB! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! We love all 29 years of you.
Kendra +Porter

And in keeping with tradition here is your poem:
29 is fine but you might get a new line
You still think your 23 and occasionally climb a tree
You always change the diaper(s) and I love it when you are hyper
You are so funny and now you are the one making the money
We hope everyone will join us when we say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cutest Full Moon Ever

Isn't this the cutest bummin you have ever seen? Correct answer:YES! Normally we don't post pictures of our kid's bummin or other private areas but this was too cute to pass. He needed some naked tummy time to help air out...it's hard living in a diaper.

P.S. Don't forget to scroll down, there are 3 more new posts! Go me!

Pictures of our cute little man