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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Friday

I'm not a huge shopper. It actually depresses me...especially when I've still got my post-pregnancy figure. What's the point of buying anything cute that isn't going to fit me in a week or two (hopefully that's as long as it would fit me). So, for Black Friday, I locked myself up in my mom's house and crafted away. We wanted to get blankets and crafts done before she had to go back to work after having 2 weeks off to help with the bebe. We made frosted looking candles (thank you Martha) and finished a Christmas quilt (HERE) that I talked my mom into buying the kit for. I don't have pictures of the quilt, so you'll have to click on the link to go see it...BUT, here is our candle making process! Exciting, I know.

The ingredients: (candles are a must, but I didn't post a pic...sorry)

FIRST-paint the Mod Podge onto the candle
SECOND-roll the candle in Epsom Salt
THIRD-let dry

What did YOU do on Black Friday??


(one shirt wasn't good enough...he wanted to wear TWO)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My boys...

Can I just tell you how happy these boys make me? I can't believe how natural and easy it has been having a second child. The transition has been amazing! After this delivery, I have been so happy all of the time. I feel so normal and content. It's made me realize how depressed I was after I had Gavin. It wasn't a severe depression, but it was enough. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a mother of two boys. I love watching Gavin be so protective of Kade and I love to just stare at Kade. He's perfection. I'm so glad he got to come to my family. I LOVE having a house full of boys! Tim's maturity level is right there with Gavin's, and you know what? I love it! I love how he can connect with Gavin in a way that I never could. Their dynamics is amazing and I love watching them together. I love my life!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My thoughts...

First off, I enjoyed New Moon. I thought it was A LOT better than Twilight. Robert and Kristen's acting was much more bearable. They still had their annoying moments, but overall, it was better.

Here are some things that totally bugged me or made me want to vomit. First up... Robert Pattinson's sicknast body.'s totally obvious his abs are airbrushed on. His chest was more nonexistent than mine (and that is definitely saying something) and 13 year old boy chest hair is just gross. He is so far from manly, attractive, a heartthrob, or anything else along those lines. His arms are less defined than my 3 year old's. Does he intentionally go out of his way to do everything possible to not build muscle? Shouldn't daily living with the help of mother earth's gravitational field give him some type of definition?
Next up...the kiss in this scene is a and gross. My friend warned me that during one of their kisses, they make sounds as if they're doing it. I thought that it would be some hot, steamy kiss. No, it was a short, uncomfortable kiss where those noises totally don't fit. I think they were supposed to be kind of crying or something, but it was just weird and I couldn't help but giggle.
This frolicking scene was so cheesy. Many in the audience giggled at the cheesiness. I'm surprised Robert had the strength to run with Kristen. I'm glad I've never seen his legs. He's probably got terrible chicken legs with sick, splotchy hair on them.
This underwater scene was just weird. It wasn't romantic or sweet at all. It was just weird. They both looked like corpses. This was totally portrayed wrong.
Rosalie's wig was HIDEOUS! It couldn't look more fake! I'd take the brown roots from Twilight any day over this wig. She makes a terrible Rosalie anyway. But...Jacob...mmmmm...he's perfection.
Maybe Robert needs to take some lessons from Taylor on how to portray your character accurately and on how to get a hot bod. Isn't Edward suppose to have a body like Taylor's? On a different note, I thought Taylor did a wonderful job being Jacob! He got all the emotions across and he made me Team Jacob all over again (not that I have ever been anything other than Team Jacob, but he reminded me again of why I love him more than Edward. Edward's a creep.)
Taylor and Kristen did a great job together. Their relationship is so much more believable and natural on screen than the Kristen-Robert relationship.
Even though this is a lame picture of Kristen, it's the only one I could find of just her in it. I thought she looked so pretty in this movie! Her hair and makeup were so much better!

Overall, I liked the movie. New Moon is my favorite book of the series and it will probably be my favorite movie of the series too. Maybe because there isn't much of RPatz in it. If he wasn't so brooding and scrawny, I'd probably like him better.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday, Gavin!!!

Oh man, I love this kid SO much! We seriously got so spoiled with him. From day 1 he's been the best sleeper. We've never had a problem getting him down for a nap or at night. He LOVES his sleep. I love how opinionated he is when it comes to what Tim and I wear and how I do my hair. He loves to pick out Tim's shirt and tie and does an amazing job getting them to match. If Tim is wearing something that Gavin doesn't think looks good, he'll let Tim know and then go and find him a different tie, and without fail, it always is a better choice than what Tim picked out (and Tim doesn't have bad taste at all, Gavin just has better taste). He hates it when I put my hair up in a ponytail. He will seriously break down and cry until I put my hair down. He'll tell me, "No, mommy! Don't fold your hair up! I like your hair down!" and after I put it down, he'll run to me, give me a big hug and say, "You're such a pretty girl! You're beautiful!" He sure knows how to work it. He loves shoes, just like his dad...especially girl shoes, but don't let that throw you off. He is ALL boy (with a little bit of class, like dad). He sure knows his cars. He can tell you what almost all of his toy cars are...Aston Martin, Bronco, Mustang, Jeep, Mini Cooper, Bug, etc. He loves to help Tim with all the manly work he does around the house. He loves to pretend he's a dinosaur so much that we now have to tell him he can only do that in his bedroom, otherwise, he won't act like anything other than a dinosaur at home, out in public, in nursery...everywhere! He still loves wearing his green boots. He loves girls so much, it's almost scary. The other day he asked my mom and me to take him to fabric store. He said, "I want to go to the faggot (he can't say 'fabric') store and see the cute girls and say 'Hi cute girls! What your name is!?'" At church, he asks us if he can go see the cute girls that are playing in the isle. We'll let him and he'll go up to them and just stare. It's so funny! He loves to hold theird hands in nursery and spoils them with hugs. There are multiple girls in the ward that claim that Gavin is their boyfriend. He's already a heartbreaker. He's an amazing big brother. He can't get enough of Kade. We woke up this morning to Gavin in our room loving on his baby brother. He says Kade is his best friend and he is always there to put a binky in Kade's mouth whenever he cries. I sure love this boy! I am so glad he was sent to our family. We couldn't be luckier!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We produce super humans...

It's true. We first documented Gavin rolling over at exactly 2 weeks...Kade-1 week and 2 days old. I told you...Super. Humans.

The Rest of Kade

Mary just posted the rest of the Kade pics. Check them out HERE. Thank you SO much, Mary! We REALLY appreciate it! You rock!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Photoshoot preview

Our AWESOME friend, Mary Clark (HERE), offered to do a photoshoot of Kade as a baby gift. She did an amazing job! She was SO good with Kade. She sure knows how to work those newborns! Check out a little preview (HERE) of what's to come...and leave her some feedback!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Some Kade Pics

The delivery was SO easy, I was up for a picture or two taken of me! This is seriously like 5 minutes after giving different from my experience with Gavin.
Kade in his take-home outfit
Gavin is super cute with Kade!
One morning he came into my room and told me that Kade wanted to watch a movie with him. Here they are watching "Transformers". Gavin at one point leaned down and told Kade, "That's Optimus Prime. He's me favorite. And that's Bumble Bee, he's my other favorite."

We have another jaundice baby. Gavin had to be on lights too. I hate this! I feel like those precious newborn days are being taken away from me. I can't hold him except to feed him or change his diaper and then he has to go right back on the

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Please Welcome...

Kade Spencer Layton!!!
November 9, 2009
5:30 PM
7 lbs 4 oz
20 inches
Everything went extremely well! I was so scared it was going to be 3 hours of pushing, just like with Gavin. It couldn't have been more opposite! I only had to push 5 times!!! CRAZY! I feel awesome! I'm still in pain, but no where near what it was last time. Kade is such a little cutie. He's so sweet and a big snuggler. We love him!

Monday, November 9, 2009

4 AM...whaaaatt??

In 2 1/2 hours I will be calling the hospital to see what time they want me to come in and I have yet to sleep a wink. I'm freaking out maybe just a little. I'm stressed and annoyed over everything and everyone...probably even you. Sorry, but it's most likely the truth. Blame it on the baby, because I sure can't be held accountable for my feelings. I feel completely out of control with my emotions. I feel so bad for all my family members (in-laws and all) and friends that are suffering in the wake of my awfulness! I'M SORRY!! The anxiety I'm feeling is driving me to some kind of madness...I've yet to figure out what kind, but it's a madness of sorts. I'm terrified out of my mind to have this baby. I'm so sad that my last week with just Gavin and me was not a very good week. Gavin must be sensing a huge change is near because he has done nothing but act out this entire week. I'm sad that I'm leaving on such a sad note. I wanted to snuggle with him and laugh and play, but instead it was a constant battle of the wills with him. :( I love that kid. I am SO sad that I can't share the birth of his new baby brother with him in the hospital...that I have to wait 3 days before I get to introduce them. This sucks. I'm already missing Gavin and I haven't even left for the hospital. I love my boy and I'm so afraid that I'll have a hard baby and have a hard time loving him as much as I love Gavin. THIS IS A STUPID POST AND I'M TOTALLY ANNOYED WITH IT AND MYSELF! AH! Feelings suck.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Tim's mom had a bassinet that she used with 4 of her 5 children. She asked if I would like to use it too. I have a hard time saying "no, thanks" so she brought it for me. After finding out that I could make any changes I wanted to it, I decided to put some love into it.

Here are the BEFORE pics:

This pad took me an hour to scrub clean!
$100 and some elbow grease later:
I made 2 covers for the pad. All fabric is that super soft chenille stuff

Thursday, November 5, 2009

THE Pioneer Woman

Some of you may know who Ree Drummond is of She is an awesome writer, hilarious, gorgeous, and amazing at cooking, photography and homeschooling. Oh, and not to mention...GORGEOUS! She just came out with her very first book/cookbook and came to Salt Lake last night for a book signing. My friend, Whitney and I went. We were too late to get into the venue to hear her speak :( but we did wait 5 hours to get the book signed. We were one of the last in line, but whatever. PW brought her mother-in-law and sister-in-law, Missy. I didn't talk to the MIL but I did talk to Missy. She was trying to convince me to go natural with the birth. She said she was able to convince Ree to do it on her 3rd and said that Ree may complain and talk about how horrible it was but in reality it wasn't really that bad for her...she's just exaggerating. Missy also tried to convince me that I would forget all about the pain almost immediately afterwards. She said the pain isn't that memorable...I don't know about that. I think I would remember quite well the pain of pushing a child out of my crotch. I don't see how that could be forgettable.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

***UPDATE: The baby and I are totally great! Nothing is wrong. When the Dr. checked me today, I hadn't dilated anymore but I guess I'm completely effaced and she said that inducing will be no problem and would be nothing like last time. We've been going off the due date of my 6 week ultra sound which put me at Nov. 19, but today she looked at what my 20 week ultrasound said, and it put my due date on the 16th. She will induce up to a week before the due date so she moved it up to the 9th (she's going out of town right after the 9th and won't be back until the 15th, so that's why my other date was set for the 16th, otherwise it could have been the 12th, which I would have kept). It's just weird. I'm still pretty sure my real due date is the 19th...I know my body and schedule pretty dang well...I just have a large baby or something. Whatever, I'm not complaining. I'm excited to get my body back! YAY!

I just got back from the Dr. and she moved my induction date up to Nov. 9...that's next Monday! I'm freaking out a little. I keep trying not to think about it so I don't freak out too much.

The Fangs!

There ya go..he's got some serious fangs.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Words of Advice

If a woman doesn't like any type of comment about her looking somewhat large, it doesn't change when she's pregnant either. Just because she's pregnant doesn't mean she wants to hear, "Wow! You sure are big!" or "Wow! You sure do carry out front, don't ya?" or "Wow! THAT looks REALLY uncomfortable (with a gaping mouth and huge eyes staring at your belly)!" Seriously people, just leave it at, "Wow! You look great!" and try REALLY hard to tear your eyes away from the belly.

I'm SO over Halloween

***UPDATE: The picture of Gavin with his pumpkin doesn't show his vampire teeth, but I will take a picture ASAP of those fangs of his and post it...Sorry!***

Geez! What a week! I'm SO glad it's over with. I won't get into details or I'll just start complaining. I will tell you that it was so exhausting that I honestly thought that I was going to go into labor Thursday night during the Halloween party. The contractions were super hard and somewhat painful and 2 minutes apart. Luckily I didn't because Tim was out of town and I wanted him there for the birth. I slept and rested all day Friday to get the contractions to slow down and was successful.

Gavin enjoyed the snow we got earlier in the week. I love the winter. I'm excited for more snowy days!
Gavin wanted to be a pirate for Halloween because Bub was being one. My mom and I got him all dressed up, hurried and took a picture and about 45 seconds later, the costume was off. He HATED it! He just wanted his sword and that was it. What a lame pirate. (By the way, my mom is da BOMB! Thanks for helping me with the party. I probably would have had the baby that night if you weren't there to help! Sorry about your injuries, though... )
We asked Gavin what face he wanted on his pumpkin and he said "this face" and then pulled the following face. So that's what we did. Some of you may have noticed that Gavin has fangs for teeth (seriously... real life vampire right here) so we incorporated those teeth into the pumpkin.
We went trick-or-treating again with Tyler and Charlotte's kids. Gavin didn't want to wear any of his mustaches, so Tyler and Tim wore them. Sick.