Friday, November 12, 2010

The last year

We have had much to celebrate this year. It has been a real joy to watch Seth grow and learn. We also prepared for a new baby to come into our family. Rafe Scott Ballard was born on his Great Grandfather Hyrum's birthday, October 17th. He weighed 7lbs. 7oz. and was 20 inches long. He is a handsome little baby boy! We had to build a shed to store all the the extra stuff since we are running out of space in our tiny little house. Dad spent way too much time thinking about archery and mule deer. Mom spent way too much time stressing over Seth puking!!! ;) We spent some time working out of town in Park Valley, UT. Being gone so much made it hard to keep up in our garden. Seth loved to go outside and eat strawberries out of the garden everyday. He is a 2 year old HANDFUL but is a lot of fun. He loves to wrestle with our dog Beau and also loves to yell out his name at the top of his lungs. It is hard to coordinate jumping on the trampoline and yelling at the dog at the same time. Rafe is a fussy baby and loves to scream at the top of his lungs also. Now that he is almost 4 weeks old I have figured out a few tricks to make him happy. We had to go to Toys R Us and get Seth a few things to keep him busy now that he doesn't have my undivided attention. (Hopefully it works) He was the cutest ghost for Halloween. He still doesn't quite understand Halloween though. Mom and Dad are already looking forward to a time when we can leave the boys with a sitter and maybe have just enough time to hit the drive through at McD's!!!! hahahahaha! Its been a wonderful year and I promise to try harder to post more often in the future. P.S. Facebook sucks so if you want an update on out family this is where to look! :)
Seth loves the leaves

His work of art

Sam's pumpkin
Seth was Casper for Halloween
Forget the candy and just give me a Happy Meal

Seth and Rafe

Carving pumpkins with some friends

This is what happens when Seth gets markers!

He loves his new baby brother!

Seth and Granny Venna
Rafe Scott with Uncle Scott

Cousin Eve and Rafe
Getting ready to leave the Hospital
Rafe Scott Ballard
Brooke, Grandpa Jeff, and Rafe
Grandpa Jeff holding Rafe
Me telling my parents the good news
Tears of JOY!!!!!
Seth practicing for the new baby

Seth in his new swing last spring
Getting ready to help mommy mow the grass
Cute little Wrangler butt!!

Seth with Daddy's wild rag on

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun Birthday, Halloween, and other pictures

Seth and Sam reading the paper

Seth's 1st horse ride

He loves riding

Grandma Dessa, Grandpa Jeff, Uncle Joel, Aunt Ashley, Lea,
Sam, Seth, and I all went for a ride on our ATV's out in Osino. What a fun day!!

Seth's hair is a little wind blown

Seth loves the colorful pumkins

Cute little Cowboy

Seth loves his dad!

Seth in Sam's Cowboy boots.

He thought this was so funny!

Seth and mom!


Too much fun!

Seth in his rodeo clown costume that I made

come on bull!

Since Seth was a rodeo clown we made Sam a real clown


Seth's 1st birthday party at Grandma Dessa's
Venna made Seth a clown cake just like the one she made for
Sam when he was little!
Soooooo cute!
Birthday boy

The day after the party. We were all exhausted!

Sam and Grandma Rosie after Seth's party
Seth loved his cake

He loves to feed himself


The party was a lot of fun. Seth enjoyed being
the center of attention!


Seth with his cousins that came to the party

The cake was so much fun. Thanks Granny Venna!