Monday, May 28, 2012

the simple things

this weeks simple things:
I just love this rose bush outside my front door.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sophie's Patriotic Program

Sophie had her Patriotic Program at school today. She has been preparing for this for almost the entire school year.  It was a great program.  She sang her little heart out...she knew all the words, and all the actions.  I was so proud of her.  At performances like these I walk the line between crying and laughing.  I loved watching my sweet girl on the stage.

I had a hard time taking photos during the performance because I was wrestling the two I took some of her when I got home.  At one point I was trying to get her to smile by singing some of the songs she sang. I sang the wrong words and she thought that was the funniest thing ever.  I love this girl!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stats At Nine Months

Lyla's Nine Month Stats:

Weight: 18 pounds 2 ounces
{45th Percentile}
Height: 30 inches
{95th Percentile}
Head: 17 1/2 inches
{55th Percentile}

She's growing like a champ!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It was a long day...

One minute she was sitting at the kitchen table whining at me about her scraped knee and the next minute she was quiet.  I turned around and found this.  She slept that way for a least an hour before I got up the courage to take her to her bed.  Sweet tired girl!

Kennecot Copper MIne

Logan has been wanting to visit the Copper we made the trek out there.  It was very interesting and the kids had a good time and seemed to learn a lot.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lyla, Month VIII

To my Lyla:

I have been so slow to sit down and write you your eight month letter.  You are now nine months, but I still want to record what you were like at eight months old.  It was a big month for you.  Your biggest accomplishment was that you learned how to crawl.  Well, army crawl.  One day you were laying on the floor just content as can be playing with your toys and the next you were making your way across my kitchen floor.  You rarely ever sit still anymore.  You want very little to do with your toys and would much rather move around looking for anything and everything to put in your mouth.  You are a human vacuum and mop!!

You have also love to be  outside.  If one of the kids leaves the door open...which is all the make a mad dash for it completely disregarding any and all stairs that might be in your way.  If you are outside, you are happy!  The only down side to taking you outside is that you love picking the grass and eating it.   Without fail, you gag on it and throw up.  I have had to resort to bringing your jumper outside to keep those grabby little fingers away from the lawn.

You have become quite the copycat and the kids love it!  The spend a good portion of their day shaking their heads back and forth or clapping their hands in hopes that you will do it too!  You usually do and in response they give you a great big laugh.  Making you want to do it all the more.

You have 2 teeth now and I keep thinking another one will pop through shortly but nothing yet.  It seems that I like to place the blame for your fussiness lately on teeth.  You want to be held a lot...but not cuddled...and you have been having a rough time getting yourself to sleep.

Your hair continues to be curly and is lightening up quite a bit.  I wonder if it will end up blonde like your big sister Ruby's is?  You sure are cute.  I can't help but smile every time I look at you.

We all love you to pieces Lyla Bug!  Happy 8 months!
All my love,
Your Momma

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ruby's Recital

Ruby had her first ever dance recital and it was pretty much the cutest thing!  I LOVED watching her perform.  I couldn't believe how brave she was up on stage in front of such a large crowd.  She looked adorable in her costume with her hair up in her ballet bun.  I smiled through the whole performance!  

Afterwards she got some flowers from us and her grandma.  She loved them and has been so proud of them ever since.  I think she liked being the star.  I tell you, this girl was made to dance!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

baby animal days

Logan and their kids rode their bikes to baby animal days.  They enjoyed petting all the animals, climbing the climbing wall, and riding on the train.  Sophie's favorite animal was the bunny.  She begged for one all day after holding this one.  I unfortunately missed out on most of the fun.  I ran some errands and met them there just as they were getting ready to go.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

first swing

Lyla had her first swing and she LOVED it!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dinosaur Park

Last Saturday after cleaning the house we decided it was time for a family outing. Logan's Aunt LeAnn had given us a season pass the the Dinosaur Park and we thought this would be the perfect time to use it. So we headed to the land of the dinos. The kids had so much fun. They dug for fossils, ran around from dinosaur to dinosaur,  talked to a paleontologist, and even played on the playground. The weather was perfect. The kids are dying to go back. Ruby keeps asking "When we going back to my favorite dinosaur zoo?" I think it is safe to say we will be back soon!

Friday, May 4, 2012

potty training

We have been doing some potty training around here the past few weeks.  For the most part it has been successful, however there has yet to be any poop in the potty.  I got Ruby this new potty doll and some fun little prizes and we made a day of it.  She enjoyed choosing her prize each time she went and playing with her new doll all through out the day.  My hope was for her to be trained in one day (we have been working on it off and on for months) and for the most part she is trained...if only she would poop in the potty.  sigh!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

a month in photos...April 2012

April 2012

During the month of April...
Collin cut got a haircut! and said goodbye to all his curls
We celebrated Easter by dying Easter eggs and decorating peep houses
We also had a fun egg hunt at Grandma's house
We visited the zoo during Spring break
Logan and I went to Banff and enjoyed spending time together as a couple
Sophie had Grandparents day at school and loved having both of her Grandmas there
Ruby started potty training...a post on that to come soon!
We visited Lagoon for the first time this season