S: Jared's Baby Years May 25, 2006-2008
BC: Made with love by Mom XOXOXO
1: Jared Randall Sowards May 25, 2006 | Connie Merrell May 5, 1978 | Benjamin Ross Sowards September 20, 1976 | Randall Adair Merrell December 5, 1954 | Barbara Capener July 13, 1954 | Gregory Eddie Sowards September 26, 1949 | Karen Lucille Roberds November 18, 1952 | Vern N. Sowards | Helen Marie Carr | Paul Tracy Roberds | Edith Harriet Lovett | Earl Adair Merrell | Mary Fay Costener | William Norman Capener | Chyrrel Vera Olsen
2: Waiting..... Waiting....... He's Here!!! | Jared Randall Sowards | born 5:21 pm 7 pounds 11 oz. 20.25 inches long
3: May 25, 2006
4: Love At First Sight
5: Two tiny feet That wave in the air Two tiny hands That tug at your hair Cute bottom for patting Adorable face A bundle of joy To love and embrace
7: Proud Daddy
10: Welcome to the | ZOO!
15: Aunt Beth
16: Papa Loves Me
17: One Week Old
18: Fun in the HOT New Mexico SUN | Grandma Karen & Jared relaxing at Caballo Lake | Playing with big sister Anna and big PAPA! | Uncle Brian | When you were only ten days old, you and Mommy drove all the way to Southern New Mexico to spend the summer.
19: Swingin' away on a hot summer day at Gramdma's house
20: Like father like son ???
21: Sweet Sister Sarah | First Smiles!!!
22: Not too happy about being on Great Grandpa Capener's lap (aka Gramps) | Put Papa's got the magic touch!
23: Getting a bath & all ready for the day!
24: S O W A R D S | TEAM
25: Great Grandma Merrell | Snuggling with
26: Jared & Claire | Cousins Claire & Jared Three Weeks Apart | May 5 | May 25
28: Blessing | Families Are Forever
29: Anna, Sarah, Cindy, Bryson, Cameron, Jared, & Claire | Cousins | Grandma & Grandpa Sowards
30: Jared & his Grandpas | Gregory Eddie Sowards | Randall Adair Merrell
31: The most glorious of all blessings we receive in this life and in the eternities are blessings that come from knowing that our families are sealed together for all eternity. -Earl Tingey | Mommy Loves You
32: Bouncing BABY BOY
34: Three Months Old
36: Jared's First Pinewood Derby | This remote control car Dad made would light up! Nobody but Dad could come up with something so cool. GO DAD!! #1
38: There is nothing cuter than a sleeping child.
39: Mmmmm... TOES!
40: In October, we went south and crossed the border into Mexico! We went to the beautiful beach town of Puerto Penasco to celebrate mom's cousin Jessica's wedding.
41: first time on the beach and in the ocean and
42: Cute... | BUTTON | as a
43: Lil Punkin Head
44: My | First | Halloween
46: Welcome | FALL
47: Baby Jared & Sarah, the Birthday Girl!!! | Sarah 5 Years Jared 6 Months
48: Two of my | Things! | favorite | Taking a bath & taking a nap with Daddy
49: A happy family is but an earlier heaven. | Thanksgiving 2006 with the Merrells | High in the sky with Uncle Bri!
56: This was a painting Dad did of Baby Jesus. You were the model for Baby Jesus. We sent a copy of this painting out with our Christmas cards. The original oil painting was sold by the Springville Art Museum.
57: President Thomas S Monson with the "Christmas Dress for Ellen" paining by Dad
58: This blue couch out in the lobby was where Jared and Mommy spent most of our time while everyone visited with President Monson in the Conference Room. You were just too noisy. But you sure looked adorable!
59: At least we were there when he started playing the piano that was in the lobby!
60: My First Christmas
61: TRUE BLUE | THRU & THRU
62: CUTEST Baby on the Block
63: Grandpa's little dog "Buddy" loved to play with you- you were just his size!
64: Capener Reunion | KWANZA | Great Grandparents Bill & Chyrrel Capener aka "Gramps & Nana" | Jared and Papa Best Buds | Winter 2006
66: Elder Deiter F. Uchtdorf
67: Dad illustrated Elder Uchtdorf's book about when he was a child, so at nine months old, you met your second General Authority for the church.
69: Thanks for the chocolate Grandpa | Every year Grandpa sends chocolates for Valentine's Day with money cleverly hidden somewhere. This year it was wrapped up tiny in plastic and put into the chocolates. We took these pictures to send to Grandpa.
70: 9 months old | Proud Parents
71: Our First Spring Picnic
72: A Relaxing Easter Weekend at Zions National Park
73: Mommy's Little Helper
74: Ten Months and already WALKING | Bare Bottom Runaway
75: Let Me OUTA HERE!
78: Look Who Is
79: Happy Birthday Cowboy
81: Look How I've Grown! Height (%): Weight (%): Head (%): Birth: 20.25 (75%) 7.7 lbs (50%) 14.5 (75%) 3 Months: 24.5 (90%) 16.1 lbs (99%) 17.0 (100%) 6 Months: 27.0 (90%) 20.8 lbs (95%) 18.0 (95%) 12 Months: 30.5 (75%) 25.6 lbs (90%) 19.2 (95%) *Percentages indicate the percentage of kids your age you are bigger than. Lots of Firsts: Crawling: 7 months Broken bone: 8 months Eight teeth: 9 months Weaned: 10 months Walking: 10 months Running: 12 months First Word: 14 months- "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanna" More Words: 15 months- "down, mom, again, lay down, night night, shut the door, no, baba, da(drink),hi, uh-oh, bye-bye, rock rock" First "Tricks": 15 months- (jumping off stuff, climbing fences, balancing on stuff, spinning in circles, putting your head on the ground with your bottom high in the air and lifting one leg as high as you can, kicking and chasing balls) First Haircut: 20 months Potty Trained: 24 months yay! 1st xray of tiny fracture near wrist
84: Playing in the creek on the way to the family reunion July 2007
86: Sowards Family Reunion Heber, AZ 2007 | Jared & Gene | Jared & Claire
91: If it is not CLEAN, do not think it. If it is not TRUE, do not speak it. If it is not GOOD, do not do it. -Sowards Family Motto
92: Rub a dub dub... | ...four kids in the tub!!!
93: Big Sister Scooter Rides!!!
94: I'm So Glad When Daddy Comes Home!!!
96: Ron & Verenda's Wedding
98: Say Uncle! | Uncle Ron | Uncle Sam | Uncle Calvin
99: Jared, Josh & Hailey Hakes | Anna & Jared | Papa, Jared, & Uncle Allen
100: Called To Serve In the fall of 2007, Uncle Allen left to serve a mission in Mexico even though he knew his Dad, Papa, was very sick and might die. He set a great example of trusting in the Lord and having the faith to do what is right.
101: Spending time with Papa
102: Fun with Great Grandpa Merrell (the hog farmer) | Animas, NM
103: Junior Livestock Show- GO AUDREY!
104: Monkey See... ...Monkey Do | Great Grandma "Gigi" Capener & her fun curlers!
105: Hailey Hakes, Jared, Nathan Hakes Second Cousins | Gramps got the biggest kick out of feeding you waffles!
106: There's no other love like the love for a brother. | There's no other love like the love from a brother. | Papa's Swing - Clint, TX Summer 2007
108: Happy "Spooky" Halloween
109: Hop, Hop, Hop! | Going Fishing! | The Kids on our Street Brown, Wolf, Faith, Cindy, Sunny, Sarah, James Jared & Anna
110: to Anna & Sarah in November
112: For this child | I have prayed and | the Lord has granted | the desires of my heart . . | 1 Samuel 1:27
113: with uncle sam
114: First snow! | Coloring a Christmas Tree for Papa while he is receiving cancer treatments | The bishopric: Bishop Fielding, Santa Fontano, & Dad
115: You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be– I had a Parent who read to me.
117: Los Angeles Temple December 15, 2007
118: Brian & Caroline's Wedding
120: BIG BOY | Mommy was so proud you started learning to go potty so early! The wild hair in this picture prompted YOUR FIRST HAIRCUT.
122: Jared loves his sisters- but he wasn't sure he was happy about another one coming in August! | Oh well, if you can't beat em, join em.
124: One of Jared's first words was TRACTOR! He could spot them from miles away- and sometimes Mom would drive closer so we could have a better look! | I LOVE TRACTORS!
125: Jared Loves Mommy A rose can say I love you, An orchid can enthrall, But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist- That is the best of all
126: "Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life."
127: Helping Mom at the Chili Cook-off | Giddy up! The next best thing to a stick horse I guess. | Our first dog, Buster
128: 2 | Happy Birthday Jared
129: Tractors! Your favorite! The beginning of a favorite pastime...