Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dollar Store Birthday for Daddy

Today is Rob's Birthday and to celebrate Dax and I decided that we would go to the Dollar Store and Dax would pick out whatever his little heart desired for daddy.  These are the goodies he choose.

First, there is this AWESOME display of American pride. A bumper car magnet showing just how much Rob loves his country!
Second, is this little gadget!  A very handy, "Handy Wrist".   Dax told us this is for when daddy is building things and just needs a place to hold all the screws and nails that may go missing if little Drake is around.  Very clever gift!

Third,  more BYU stuff.  Dax knows how much Daddy LOVES anything BYU related so when we walked down the isle and saw these awesome displays of school pride, he knew he had to get them for him.  Now Rob has a fancy folder for his loose pages or syllabus and also a great composition book to write down all his thoughts.

Fourth, is this great microfiber car cleaning sponge.  Who doesn't need one of these! Dax knows that daddy likes to wash the car so this will definitely make it easier for Rob to get our cars sparkling clean.
Finally, there are these SUPER FANCY very soft and furry LADIES gloves.  When I first told Dax about going to the dollar store and picking out presents for daddy he told me, "I know what I want to get for daddy.......gloves!" I asked him why gloves and he said, " because daddy needs gloves to keep his hands warm."  DUH MOM.   I even asked him if he wanted to get daddy work/gardening gloves, because they had them at the dollar store, but he told me no.  These are the ones daddy needed.." 

Here is Rob and Dax posing with the FANCY LADY gloves!  Luckily they are stretchy so they fit Rob perfectly!!  Thanks to our sweet boy for making daddy's birthday so special. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!  We love you!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Family Pictures

My sweet little boys

Dax's funny face

I absolutely LOVE this picture of my boys


One of my favorites of Little Drake

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dax's First Year of Soccer

Dax just finished his first year of soccer. He was put in Start Smart Soccer for Provo City. Basically they just teach the kids all this skills they will need to play real soccer when they are 4. He loved going to practice and learning what to do. At the end of his classes he was able to play in a soccer game with some of his teammates. It was super funny to watch. This is the first time they have ever played soccer on a team and had no idea what to do. Most of them cried when the ball was taken from them and they were a lot of hands being used instead of feet. It was mostly entertainment for the parents, not so much the kids. The kids did get a certificate of completion and a really nice medal. Overall it was totally worth the $27 it cost and Dax is looking forward to playing it again next year.

(sorry these are so small) Dax is the kid holding the soccer ball and NOT looking at the camera. :)

LOVE this picture! Way to go Dax!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

My sweet baby boy is 6 months old today!!

The time sure does go by super fast!! I can't believe that it was 6 months ago that I had this beautiful little guy. Well, he is not so little now. I weighed him yesterday on the Wii and he came in at a whopping 20 lbs!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you sweet baby!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Family Pictures!

Finally here are pictures of Drake and us! I know that it took entirely too long to get pictures of him posted especially since he is now 2 months old! I suck, i know. :)
So Leslie took a bunch of family pictures for us and I choose just a few from the TONS that she took. I had to pick the ones that I look thinnest in .....since I still have some baby weight to lose!

This one has to be my favorite!! This pictures totally captures what a typical day is like for us! The baby is upset for whatever reason and Dax is doing something silly and Rob and I just smile. LOVE IT!

Here is Drake! He is a jumbo as you can see from this picture. He is the sweetest little guy and such a good baby. He really only cries when he is hungry or wet. At his last weigh in, which was at 5 weeks, he was 11lbs 6oz. (his birth weight was 7lbs 13oz) So it will be interesting to see what he weighs when I take him in next week for his 2 month check up! He has recently started to smile and kinda tries to babble. It is so fun to see Dax interact with him. He loves to hold and kiss him and is super protective over him! So cute.

Here is my big boy! Dax turned 3 in January and is fully potty trained! He is super silly and loves to make us laugh. He says the craziest things which make Rob and I have to watch what we say because he loves to copy us. He is getting better at counting to 10 and is trying to learn his letters. Love this little boy!

Anyway here are some more pictures that I love!

CUTE!! Love this picture of Daddy and Dax!

I had to include this one here also. This is Rob's latest ink! It is a tattoo that he has been wanting for a really LONG time and he was finally able to get it. It took him two 4 hours sessions to get all of it done. OUCH. It is a Polynesian tattoo representing his Samoan heritage and all the shapes inside the lines mean different things, like strength and family, in Samoan.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Drake Owen McManus was born on February 19, 2011 at 4:57PM. He was 7lb 13 oz and 19.5 inches long! He is such a cute little guy and is doing well. I PROMISE to post pictures once I get Rob to put the on the computer for me... :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Yay! Quick update

So I had my OB appointment today and now that I am 36 weeks my Dr. said if I go into labor he won't stop it! GREAT NEWS!! So we'll see what happens. I'm not counting on anything and really won't be surprised if my due date come and goes, but it is nice to know that I could have this baby whenever!