Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 31, 2015. Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from my crew!
A skeleton, a raven, a devil, a shadow, and Cinderella!

Love these little people of mine!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015. Drake 12 months.

12 months:
weighs 25. 2 pounds (93%)
30.5 in tall (75%) 
happiest baby there is!
loves to explore the house
takes everything out of the cupboards all the time
a great sleeper
2 long naps + sleeps through the night
5 teeth 
constantly doted on by all his siblings
crawls everywhere
pulls up to his knees
loves remotes and phones
loves books
starting to like table food, although prefers baby food
eats 4 bottles a day

Gosh I love this boy! The last year with him in our family has been the best! We are lucky to call him ours! Happy 1 year Bubba Boy!

And a look through the past year...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 20, 2015. Drake 11 months.

11 months:
almost a year! so crazy!
smacks his lips in his highchair
loves to hear his voice especially in areas that echo
crawls all over the place
a little trouble maker
being outside is his favorite
gets crazy excited when i put him in his crib...anticipating tickles
loves remotes + phones
got 2 new teeth...4 teeth total now
loves the bath + loves to splash, splash, splash

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 10, 2015. Drakes first haircut.

I gave Drake his first haircut today! Not the most professional job, but it looks cute. Now it is easier for me to nibble those cute ears! He's such a cutie!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015. Drake 10 months.

10 months:
loves books
loves animal sounds 
tries to bark like a dog
claps his hands
drinks from a sippy cup
loves music
rolls everywhere
can get to a sitting position independently
wants to crawl so bad and is so close
sleeps only in his crib now
loves water and is an expert splasher
such a smiley, happy guy

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015. Almost crawling!

This little man is so close crawling. I don't know whether to be excited or sad, cheer him on or push him down! One thing that is for certain though is that I love him like crazy! My little man is getting so big!!!

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015. Lyla's first day of pre-school.

Lyla had her first day of pre-school! She was so ready. She didn't even blink an eye when I told her that it was time for me to go! She had a great day and has been singing her abc's ever since! Just like that I have 4 kids in school! That's crazy!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug. 13, 2015. First Day of School.

The kids started school today! The kids and I were excited for the new school year. We got our new school clothes, our new shoes, registered at our new schools and were looking forward to all the adventures that we would have this year. As it got closer and closer to the 1st day however, I had a lot of anxiety about the kids starting school this year. Especially about Sophie starting 6th grade in an intermediate school. I was trying not to project my anxiety on to the kids and instead we would talk about how awesome the school year was going to be. And I really think it will be! All the kids came home and said they had a great day! Sophie didn't get lost going to any of her classes. She likes her language arts teacher the best so far, and she said the day flew by! Collin has a male teacher this year who loves math and science...just like him! His favorite part of the day was getting his own Chrome book to use this year! Ruby has such a sweet teacher. She got to be the mystery student and bring some things from home to share about herself and she is adjusting to going to school full day. She said the day was so long it felt like two! Ha! Love that girl! So proud of each of my kids. I know they will have a great year! Tomorrow we will tackle riding the bus!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 8, 2015. Sand Hollow.

We took advantage of the last weekend before school starts and headed to Sand Hollow. We needed to embrace the sun, the heat, and the freedom just one last time! We have been wanting to go to Sand Hollow for most of the Summer but it has never quite worked out. Saturdays are busy when you have just moved into a new house! We finally made it though, and it did not disappoint! The kids swam, played in the sand, and enjoyed being with one another. I sat down on the waters edge with Drake. He played with the sand and splashed in the shallow water, keeping us cool. It was so relaxing. There was no complaining from the kids. Just enjoyment. It was lovely! Just what we needed before the crazy that comes when the kids are in school!

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015. Drake 9 months.

9 months:
weighs 23.8 pounds (95%)
is 29.2 inches tall (84%)
my biggest baby at this age
started rolling...finally!!!
claps his hands
transitioning to crib naps
loves to pull hair
loves to jump in his jumperoo
cutest guy around!

And some other pictures just because he's cute!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

July 10, 2015. Collin's Birthday!

Happy Birthday Collin! Collin turned 9 yesterday! He was so excited for his big day and I think he enjoyed it! He woke up in the morning to a decorated house! Nothing says happy birthday quite as well as balloons!! Later that evening, we had pizza as a family and then opened presents and had cake and ice cream! Collin had been wanting to have a blue velvet cake for a long time so that is what he got! He also got that mountain bike he has been wanting for a while, especially since we moved down here. After cake and ice cream I took Collin to a movie. He really wanted to see Jurassic World. We had a lot of fun at the movie and he really liked it! Happy Birthday Buddy! I hope you had a great day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 4, 2015. Happy Independence Day!

We had a great 4th of July this year! We partook of all that the lovely town of Hurricane had to offer, starting with a parade bright and early before it got too hot! It was a great parade. Not too long, and not too short, and plenty of candy!! After the parade we took the kids to the park where they played games and bounced in the bounce houses. Later that night we had some friends over for a BBQ where we roasted hot dogs over our new fire pit! Fun fun! And the night ended with a beautiful sunset and fireworks for the older kids! I'm so grateful for this country that we have to live in and all the freedoms that we have.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

June 20, 2015. Drake 8 months.

8 months:
has 2 teeth
always wants to see what is going on
loves remotes
says "ma ma ma" and "ba ba"
loves baths
is loved on daily by Lyla
lights up when mom or dad walks into his view
gives belly laughs now, although sparingly
loves solids and eats a lot!
sits independently