Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

 Christmas this year was a success! Even though we had a few set backs it has been a wonderful time. We had all been sick for the past week and a half on and off. Poor Sophie was sick with a high fever for the past few days but has been a trooper. Laynie has had the croup and has had a hard time sleeping. 

Wills 1st Christmas! I couldn't help taking a picture in the Santa suite.

 Christmas Eve we spent with my family. We went to the movies and then headed to our house for a talent show and nativity. Sophie played Up on the Housetop with Nana on the piano while Laynie sang. Will was baby Jesus in the nativity.
 Santa made a stop at our house!

 Sophie was so excited about her Monster High dolls. (She was feeling so yucky!)

Will was in heaven with all the new stuff to chew on!

The girls were in shock when they opened their present from Bodi and I. Justin Bieber tickets! 

 Santa brought me a large Saranoni blanket and some boots. Santa was good to me this year!

Bodi surprised me with a new gun...I was a bit shocked!

 Our annual Christmas morning picture.

 Our traditional breakfast casserole

Timmy was so worn out from all the celebrations!

 We ended the night with a bon fire to burn up all our wrapping paper (Bodi's idea)

It was a perfect holiday!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

6 month stats...

This little guy is turning 7 months tomorrow so I thought I better do an update on him.

At his 6 month appointment here were his stats:
Weight: 17.10 lbs (43%)
Height: 26 in (24%)
Head: 17.5 in (62%)

This month he has:
Learned to sit up
Tried lots of new foods
Giggles at himself in the mirror
Still waking up every 2-3 hours
Got really sick with bronchitis and a sinus infection
We think he has asthma and is on daily nebulizer treatments
Has reflux and takes yucky meds everyday
Gives kisses
Gives bonks
Growls when he wants more food while he is eating
Started rolling around the living room floor
Sits up in the tub and loves it
Took his first trip to Ephraim
Loves to play catch with mom
Pats my face when I am feeding him

I just can't get enough of this little guy!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Celebrating Halloween...all month long!

We love to celebrate around here! This month we had so much fun celebrating Halloween.

The month started off right with the Young Woman's party. I was able to help teach the girls Thriller with the help of my friend Emily.  Here are the leaders all dressed up. Sis Petty had a little too much fun!

We took our traditional trip to the Day Farms pumpkin patch. We always get the best pumpkins there!

I was able to go with Laynie on her preschool field trip to the pumpkin patch. The kiddos had so much fun!

Over fall break we went with our friends to Gardner Village to see the witches.

Laynie had her Halloween program for preschool. She sang lots of songs and poems. She did so great!

We got together with the Rhodes side of the family to celebrate Grandpa Rhodes birthday and Halloween. It is always so much fun to see all the cousins.

These are most of the babies 2 and under.

Will and Ryker (they are 2 months apart) Will looks like he ate Ryker!
We got to spend the night with Grandma!
 I love this picture!
The kiddos got vampire teeth from Uncle Mike.

We decorated pumpkins! I love it!
We did a Cinderella's carriage and a spider this year.
Laynie had so much fun at her preschool party!

I was able to go to Sophie's 1st grade party and help play games.

Here are my 2 princesses and my little dragon!

My cute little dragon that had so much fun trick or treating that he fell asleep.

All this celebrating has worn me out! On to the next holiday!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

4 Months...

This boy needs to stop growing up so fast! I forget that they go from squishy new born to a squirmy baby in a blink of an eye. Here are his 4 month stats:

Height: 24.5 Inches (29%)
Weight: 14.6 lbs (34%)
Head 16.5 Inches (36%)

* Giggles if I bite his tummy
* rolls from his front to his back
* loves to chew on his blanky
* starting to like his Daddy
* loves to play with his toys
* always chewing on his hands
* loves to talk and sequel 

Look at those chubby thighs! (photos courtesy of Laynie)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

School is in session...

 This summer has been so much fun...but I am soooooo happy that school has started! My girls were so excited for the first day of school. I can't believe Sophie is in 1st grade! My biggest helper is gone all day. She could not be more thrilled to get to be on the big kid playground and to eat lunch at school.
We are so lucky to live in an amazing neighborhood with so many great friends. Sophie gets to be in class with some of her besties!
Sophie at her desk. She had to move her chair around to the side because the sun was right in her eyes. 
 She was so excited to show me her locker. She is #1!

My crazy Laynie started 4 year old preschool. She couldn't wait to go to the same preschool class that her big sissy went to. She wasn't nervous at all! She didn't even want me to walk her up!
 I tried to be a good mom and have a yummy after school snack of milk and cookies!


Monday, September 3, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012