Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Family Picture Time



































Kelsea Elwood took our pictures this year and they turned out great!! Thanks Kelsea!! Payson loved the camera and Rigdon was a trooper, not once did he fuss!!








Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rigdon's Blessing


Nick's Nana And Papa Johnson

Don't our kids look so happy to
be taking pictures with us!



Nick and Papa Johnson





This last Sunday we were able to bless Rigdon. Nick did a wonderful job, I always look forward to these times. It is such a sweet, special time to watch your husband take your little baby in his arms and give them a blessing that comes directly from their father in heaven. I wish I would have taken more pictures but I ALWAYS seem to get myself caught up in all the action. I want to hire a photographer to follow my family and I around and take pictures for me......I'm really bad!! Anyway, we had lots of family and friends who made the trek all the way out here...thanks to all who came, we always enjoy your company!! Here are the VERY few pictures that I did take!!!








Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween

Mary-Kate, Sadie and Payson
Nick was such a trooper taking Rigdon around in the carrier



Nick and Payson trying to eat donuts off of a string....pretty funny to watch!!





Why can't I figure out how to blog right!!! Can somebody teach me how to post pictures the right way!!



Halloween this year was a ton of fun. Payson is at the perfect age, she was so into dressing up and loved every minute of all the festivities. Every year my in-laws ward does a HUGE fall festival which includes pony rides, a train ride, bouncing castles, cotton candy, shaved ice, games and more games. We had fun but of course I forgot my camera!! Then on Friday was our ward party and that was a big hit as well. Payson dressed up as Sleeping beauty, she is VERY into all the princesses right now and she loved whenever she saw another girl dressed like one.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Potty Training Blues














Once you think she's got it........this happens!!!
This is not even the whole mess, after I cleaned her poop covered hands off, I realized I need to capture this on camera. She not only had it all over hands but all over her legs too. Lately she hasn't wanted me to help her when she goes potty, so therefore I wasn't in the room as this occurred. After a few minutes of wondering what she was up to in there, this is what I discovered!! She didn't mind the nasty smell or the mess, if fact she enjoyed it!!
If your wondering about ever using my bathroom again, no worries I spent a good ten minutes disinfecting the hazardous area......you can do your deed worry free!!!






































Monday, October 13, 2008

Rigdon is 1 month old







Here are some random pictures of the kids. Rigdon is such a wonderful little baby, we just love him so much. Payson, has adjusted very well to the new addition, and has been a great little helper!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Caution: Do not let your husband around scissors



Well, once again I'm slacking on the whole blogging world but with that being said I was actually able to capture a few INTERESTING moments on camera. Life with 2 kids has been an easy adjustment but by the end of the day I am sooooo ready for Nick to be home. He is a wonderful help, he jumps right into the action when he gets home but as you can see by some of the following pictures, it's not always the way I would handle things........to say the least!!!

So the other night he says, "I'll give Payson a bath" I'm thinking, great I have tons to do. So as I'm in the kitchen cleaning up I hear Payson yelling for me to come see her, which I thought was weird because I knew Nick was in there watching her. As I walked into the bathroom, I couldn't believe me eyes!!!! HE CUT HER HAIR!!!!!! Yes, you read that right! My poor little girl who didn't have hair until she was nearly 2 years old, now is sporting a MULLET!!! I thought I was going to die or actually I thought I was going to kill him!! I couldn't even talk, yell, think, or look at him or her!! She was smiling from ear to ear, she loved every minute of her daddy cutting her hair but little did she know he made a full blown mullet out of her hair!!! Ok so right now your probably wondering why on earth he would attempt such an act, I asked the same question!! He said with a big smile on his face, " her bangs were always in her eyes and I wanted to TRIM them up a bit"!!! I about had a heart attack, not only did he think he just trimmed them, he cut them when they were wet, therefore when they dried they were EVEN SHORTER!!! It doesn't end there, he not only cut what he considered "bangs" he cut half way around her head and it's not even straight!! I still get sick to my stomach thinking about it and how now I will not only hide the scissors from my children but my husband too!!! Anyway, I got over it, were trying to move on with the situation, I threatend his life the next time he attempts such a thing to any of our little girls. I now have to use a whole bottle of hair spray just to keep her bangs swooped to the side. Life goes on, enjoy the photos!!




Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rigdon's room





Here are a few pics of Rigdon's room. My handy dandy husband did a great job on all the wood work and I had a hand in some of the painting. We had fun doing a boys room, we really weren't sure what we were going to do, it all just kind of came together!! Thanks to my good friend Katie, AKA Martha Stewart, made my crib skirt and curtains....thanks Katie!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

He's FINALLY here!!!





Well, after almost 2 weeks OVER due, I was induced on Wed the 10th at 5am!!! We didn't have him until 8:45pm that same night, not bad considering it took me 26 hours with Payson!! For some reason my body just doesn't go into labor very well I guess!! He is a healthy 8lbs 10oz and 21.7 inches long!! We named him Rigdon Richard Johnson. His middle name is after Nicks dad who passed away several years ago. He is such a sweet baby, doesn't hardly make a sound. Payson has been pretty good so far, she tells me about a hundred times a day "mommy, Rigdon is soooo cute!" I crack up every time because her tone of voice is one of an adult saying such a thing!! I have enjoyed Nick being home these last few days, Monday will be hard to see him go back to work, he has been such a huge help.

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Lake








Saturday we had the opportunity to take Nicks bosses boat out to the lake. We had a ton of fun, Payson was in heaven!! We went with Jason and Heidi Woody and another family from their work. I was a little hesitant at first due to the fact that I'm due in just a few weeks and didn't think it would be much fun to just have to sit there, but it was actually nice to sit back and watch Nick and Payson have so much fun. I was actually hoping all the bumping and bouncing I was doing on the boat would rattle this baby out but no such luck....dang it!! Nick came home Friday from work with a surprise for Payson.....a Cinderella life jacket, there was no turning back after that, she was SOOO excited to put it to use. Nick thinks she'll be ready next summer to try out the wakeboard......bless his heart!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Payson's 1st day of dance class





Payson started a little dance class on Tuesday and it was hilarious!! Her and Mary-Kate dance and sing all day long so we figured it was a good time to put them in a class and they both were a riot. Payson wasn't shy one bit, she acted like she owned the place, I was laughing so hard!! She is definitely nothing like her mom, I was such a tom boy and she is ALL girl!!


video

Monday, June 16, 2008

Payson turned 2!!

Tyce finally got the courage to go down and he loved it!!

Talan even did it but he doesn't look like he enjoyed it very much!
Aunt Jess helping the kids catch the butterflies


Payson got this really fun game from Grandma Nielsen, it was a huge hit!!
Great Grandpa Jones, Aunt Jessica and Aunt Aubrey
Uncle Ryan lookin pretty tough!!





We did cupcakes in ice cream cones this year, they were so great, the kids could eat the whole thing!
Mary-Kate, she was outta control on that thing, I'm glad at least someone had fun with it!!




Saturday was Payson's 2nd birthday and boy did she have fun!! We had been telling her all week that it was going to be her birthday on Saturday, so when Saturday finally rolled around she was so excited. We just had a few friends and our families over for dinner and a little backyard madness with a massive slide that our poor 2 year old was terrified of!! There were only a handful of little kids that would actually participate in the madness but I think Mary-Kate took the cake, she was an ANIMAL!!! She loved the slide, Payson on the other hand was petrified, Nick attempted on several occasions to coax her down, so finally he stuck her up at the top and gave her a little push!! She ended up liking it but still was a little hesitant about it. We had a great time, thank you to everyone who came!! I can't believe our baby girl is no longer a baby. These last 2 years have flown by, she is such a blessing in our family. She has more personality than I know what to do with and is so much fun. Happy Birthday Payson!!