Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday to Me!!

I am sure you all really want an update on my little brother but I'm running things around here so this Post is about me and my Birthday! Don't worry I'll update about the baby at the end.

I turned 3 and had a princess party. My Mom is the BEST and put a lot of work into making it extra special. She says she had a lot of fun doing it so that makes all the work okay. In the morning the Hendrix Family came over to celebrate along with 2 of my friends. Then later that evening the Dryden family came over for Taco's and cupcakes!

 Mom kept sayings she was just going to do a small birthday. But... then she got on Pinterest
She found this cute idea for princess cupcakes and I LOVED them! She was pretty proud of here work also and had to show them off to anyone and everyone that would knock on our door!

 Since my Birthday is Cinco De Mayo we have to have a pinata at each birthday. My mom didn't like any that she saw mainly because of the price so she made this one. She was pretty sure it would fall apart as soon as we hung it up, but it actually held up really well and made it through a few swings form each kid at my party. My cousin Makae broke it open!

 And then we all dove for the Candy!
I love presents!
 I got this packbag (that's what I call it. Mom calls it something different but I cant remember.) from mom and dad and it now goes with me everywhere! I love it!
 Cupcake time
 The older Girls got a little messy!
 Me and my friends just sucked the frosting off the dolls and picked at he cupcake with our fingers
 My Second party with the Dryden Family.
 This time I got messy! And Loved it!
I'd say my birthday was a lot of fun and I am very glad I was able to have so much of my family come and celebrate with me!

Ok so now you want to here about the baby. Well he is still in my mommy's tummy but he's going to come out it three days. (that is just my guess as of last night). Mom would like to go into labor on her own because she is trying to do a VBAC and that is much safer than being induced. I really have no clue what all that means but that's what she says to all the people that ask about it. So we really don't know when he'll come out but hopefully soon cause I am anxious for him to get here. I am going to be a really big help to my Mom. We are all very excited for this baby to come and mom is excited to not be so uncomfortable. Check back with us soon to see this cute little baby brother of mine.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2 Months Left

Since its spring now and way past Christmas I guess I should update this blog. We all know mom will never get around to it!

We have 2 months left before the baby in my mommy's belly is going to come out. I wish it was sooner than that, so does mom cause she say's she's getting pretty uncomfortable. Don't tell her I said this but I think it is cause her tummy is getting really big! Everyone seems to ask what we're going to name him and my mom just say we don't know yet.

I've been keeping busy playing with my Dolls and making sure they are doing okay. I also spend lots of time playing with play-doh, coloring and painting. And I really like watching movies. I love making my Mom and Dad happy! Praying by myself makes mom and dad happy and so does being nice to my friends at nursery. They are also very happy when I eat my dinner which i don't really like to do very much. And when I go to sleep all by myself and stay in my bed all night. I get 2 stars when i do that. I love to talk a lot and make sure i call me Grandma and my Granny as often as mom will let me! Mom has been playing school with me and I am learning my letters. Right now I am learning the letter E and I learned all about the Easter Bunny yesterday. he's going to come and bring me Eggs in a basket someday. And for FHE last night I learned that I lived in Haven with Jesus and the Prophet and then came into Mommy's belly and then came out and my baby Brother was is Heaven and now he is in mommy's belly and he will come out someday. Every day I ask my mom If Granny or Grandma is coming or if we are going to their house just in case. In cause you can't tell I love my grandparent and every night when we pray I make sure to say thank you for my grandparents and if I am not praying I make sure that whoever is say's thank you for my Grandparents.

My Dad is doing good. He goes to work everyday and I am sad if I don't get to give him a hug before work. When he is not at work or how he is at Meetings. I like it when he teases me!

Mom is always home except when she goes to do stuff with her friends. She drives me nuts a lot. But I love when she is paying attention to me and cuddling with me.

Well I hope that is an okay update. Here are some pictures to enjoy.

(Pictures are not in order cause it is taking way too much effort to do that)

Teaching mom and grandma

Ice Fishing with Grandpa

With my Favorite Aunt Heather

Dressing up like a Manger at Christmas. (Or as others say it nativity scenes at Christmas)

The cutest ever Minni Mouse at Halloween

My two most favorite people ever!

Building my first snowman and playing with my friend Summer in the snow!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Dear Friends and Family,
We have had a wonderful year this year full of family, fun, joy and love! What more could a family ask for.
Lisa started the year off right with a long weekend in Vegas with some college friends and had more fun then she thought possible. She also enjoyed her church calling serving with the Young Women and was very upset when they released her a couple of weeks ago. She's enjoyed lots of reading and some Crocheting.
Joe is grateful to have a stable job. He was able to squeeze in one rafting trip this summer which is not nearly enough but he still enjoyed it. He also spent most of the year wishing it was fall so he could be out bird hunting and was very happy when fall rolled around. He Is very excited to be getting himself a little hunting buddy come May.
Adalynn has had some fun this year and has given us some experiences we aren't so sure we enjoyed. She got stitches in her forehead in May and a concussion in December. We also went through potty training and big girl bed training. She loves to help around the house and talk talk talk, and we can't seem to get enough of her! She's so sweet and good and so much fun! We spent lots of weekends at grandparents houses this year which Adalynn loved! She LOVES her grandparents and going to their houses. She doesn't quite understand the idea of getting a baby brother but likes to tell people that Mommy has a baby in her belly and she has food in her belly and Daddy has food in his belly. I sure hope she doesn't think I ate a baby. She is such a smart little girl and surprises us every day with the things she says and does.
We are thankful this year for our wonderful friends and the amazing family we have, we feel so blessed. We are thankful for our Savior Jesus Christ, for His life and His example. This is a wonderful time of year to reflect on the sweet baby Jesus and the man He became. We find joy through him and we hope you can feel of His love this Christmas season. We wish you all the best and send our love.
Love, Joseph, Lisa, Adalynn and Baby Boy Dryden

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Kitchen!!

Well we've been quite busy this summer. I'm pretty sure we've only spent 2, maybe 3 Saturdays at home this whole summer. But I'm not complaining because I got to see my grandparents a lot! After a couple of days at home I start asking mom if we are going to see grandma and grandpa. If I see her packing a bag I grab my shoes, bag and some keys and head for the door ready to visit my grandparents. The reason we spent so much time away is because My dad was building a new Kitchen for Grandma Hendrix. He had some help from his Brother and Dad and spent quite a few weekends in Preston building it and then quite a few more in Idaho Falls installing it and it turned out to be beautiful! Grandma was very happy with it. I've posted some before during and after pictures so enjoy!



Almost Done (just needs toe kicks, and trim)

If you look at the second "before" picture you will notice a window on the right of the picture which would be just next to the fruit bowls in the picture above. That window was knocked out and french doors are now there leading into the sun room that my parents expanded. So the next two pictures show the sun room.

A before and after right by each other

Monday, August 1, 2011

I Pooped!!

"I pooped!"
"Do it myself."
"Shut the door."
"I want to flush it."

Mommy calls it potty trained. I get to wear princess underwear all day unless its nap-time or bed-time. Or unless Daddy is taking me somewhere, he's still a bit nervous about the idea.

insert from mom- just at this moment I was thinking I should get a picture of adalynn on the potty to post on here. So I ask Adalynn if she need to go potty? She says "I do it myself." so I thought I'll just wait till she's sitting on the potty then go in and snap a picture. I'm watching as she goes in shuts the door, and few seconds later she opens the door trows her panties and pants out onto the floor shuts the door again the then i hear her lock it. So much for a picture of her in the potty. A few seconds later I hear the toilet flush and a struggle with the door knob and then "Mom I want out." She cracks me up! not sure why she has to throw her pants into the hall but it sure was funny.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Well I'm 2 years old today. HappyBirthday to me! I am sure you all are wondering what I am up to now that I am 2 so let me tell you.

I lub my Grandma and Grandpa and I lub my Granny and Grandpa and I make sure to tell mom this every day.

I love to sing "ring around the rosey," Once there was a snowman," "If you're happy and you know it," and I love to see the temple."

My Favorite Movie is "Jessie Andy Woody Buz" I also like Tangled.

I really like going to the park and going on walks which means that I am sick of it raining all of the time because then mom won't take me outside.

I love to eat cereal in the mornings

I love to color.

My Favorite color was yellow but I am starting to really like purple.

I am pretty adamant that I get to pick out me own clothes and I usually pick a Skirt, sometimes 2 and sometimes a skirt and pants. But today I wanted pants.

I'll post a bunch of pictures so you can see all the fun things I got to do today for my Birthday!

The outfit I picked out for today. Really I didn't want to wear anything but mom told me I couldn't go to the store untill I put some clothes on.


just haning out on the grass watching the cars drive by.

I love to slide and love even more to swing but there wasn't a swing at this park.

Didn't my Mom do such a good job on my cake! I loved it!

Opening presents with Granny and Grandpa. I was so so so glad they came to celebrate my birthday with me.

Loved this gift!

Mr. Potatoe Head

Mrs. Potatoe Head

Wow what a fun birthday I had! And its kinda not even over cause on Saturday my BFF Summer and I are having a birthday party together with all of our friends (she turns 2 in just over a week). We are having an Elmo party at the park complete with a pinata and all! Its going to be some much fun! As long as it doesn't snow or rain.