Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
We had a great Christmas this year! We went to my dads the night before Christmas Eve (I of course forgot the camera) and we saw my mom on Christmas Eve which was nice, it made Christmas day a little less hectic. Seems like we are always running everywhere that day! Our Christmas Eve was the usual tradition, the girls opened their Christmas jammies from Mommy and Daddy, then we baked chocolate chip cookies for Santa while we watched "The Jim Carrey Grinch" then put the cookies and milk out, then outside to put the reindeer food on the grass. Santa sure loved the cookies this year! :) Poor Ellie goes to bed at 6:30 PM, so missed most of the festivities! She decided to get up at 5:40 the next morning, so we let Kensi and Brinley sleep until 6:10 then got them up. They got the barbie house they have been wanting from Santa, along with some clothes, new backpacks for next year, some VERY cute usborne books, and a bunch of other stuff. And they all got a ton of other stuff from Gramma's, Papa's, cousins and aunts and uncles! So much in fact I may have to get rid of some current toys to make room! I dont know how we are going to jam all of their stuff into the new toy room once its done! Right now it has taken over the whole basement!! Brad and I got a million gift cards to various restaurants, so we have lots of date nights ahead of us which is always great! We had a wonderful time visiting our families, and watching our babies have a blast! I do have to say I am happy its over though, I cant wait to get my house back in order!!
Posted by HOPE at 6:15 PM
Ellie is already 7 months old! She is still sleeping all night, going to bed at 6:30 PM and up at 6-6:40 AM. She is an early riser! She is eating all baby foods and loves the little puffs. She has this new little smile you will see in most pictures, her mouth shut with her bottom lip sucked in, she is so funny! Her favorite word is "dada", she says it non-stop. She is almost crawling, cant quite get the hang of it yet, but can spin in a full circle. Seperation anxiety is also starting to set in, she is not happy when I leave the room! Still no teeth, or no sitting up, although she is trying! She just gets to excited, starts kicking like crazy and falls over! She had her first Christmas, wasnt scared of Santa, and LOVED the wrapping paper! Her new favorite food is mashed potatoes. Oh, and just yesterday she waved for the first time! I hope Im not forgetting any milestones! She is still the happiest little thing ever and rarely cries!! Love you monkey!
Posted by HOPE at 6:06 PM
Thursday, December 23, 2010
So we went to fetal studio last night to find out what baby was. At first he said 95% girl, then he looked a little more and said there was a little something making him wonder if it was a boy. But the baby is just a little to small to be sure. So we will go back next Wed and he should be able to tell!! It was so cute, sucking its little thumb the whole time and moving around all over the place!
Posted by HOPE at 7:53 AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I went to the Dr today for my 11 1/2 week check up, baby looks great and so cute! I got another mini ultrasound and saw the baby that now looks like a little bean with a heartbeat! So cute! Everything else was good. Ellie had her 6 month pictures taken last week, I dont have the disk yet, but here is the link for the slideshow if you want to see them. I think they turned out really cute considering she would NOT smile!! Which isnt normal for her!!!
Posted by HOPE at 7:47 PM
Sunday, December 5, 2010
We took the girls to the mall today to see Santa. They were very patient during the 1 hour wait! Brinley was a little nervous, but they all did great and even told him they wanted a big barbie house, which is perfect since thats what Santa is getting them! :)
Posted by HOPE at 6:07 PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
My poor baby had to get 4 shots today! She is 15 lbs 10oz (50%) and 26 inches (75%) Needs to eat less baby food and drink more milk! Dr wants her heavier because she is so tall! Oh, and ahead on milestones! She can say "mama" and "baba" and starting to say "papa"! Such a big girl!
Posted by HOPE at 6:46 PM
Monday, November 29, 2010
I cant believe that its been 1/2 of a year since Ellie was born, It seems like just yesterday. She is now on the move and rolling around everywhere! She is always getting stuck under the bed, or entertainment center, or her bouncer! I have to put the gate up on the stairs if Im not sitting right with her. She has been sleeping all night (7PM-6:45AM) for about 3 1/2 weeks now. It is so nice!! She is eating a lot of different foods, squash is her favorite and she also loves bananas and raspberries. But she is getting used to more solid foods, finally starting to like the puffs. She also says "MAMA" all the time!! It is so sweet and I just love it! Still taking 3 naps a day, 1st one 2 hours after waking up for 1 hour, 2nd after we take Kensi to school for 2 hours, then a cat nap, 30 min, at 430 or 5. She loves to grab your face and explore! She is now being very stubborn with her kisses! You have to ask her for about 10 min before she will do it! She is also so close to crawling!! She pushes up all the way off the ground with her hands, or gets her little bum up off the ground, but cant quite put the 2 together yet!! The throwing up is almost done with!! She only does it if she is laying on her tummy right after a bottle. Ellie, you are changing so fast, and we just love watching every second of it!! Just dont grow too fast!! We love you so much!! :)
Posted by HOPE at 10:23 AM
Thursday, November 18, 2010
So today I had my first Dr. Appointment. I dont have any pictures because the ultrasound machine they use for your first visit looks like it was made in 1950. But other than that everything is great, there is only 1 baby (YAY!) and it has a great little heartbeat! Ill get to hear it at my next appointment. I just love getting half of the blood in my body drawn for work ups too! Thought I was going to faint!
Posted by HOPE at 5:31 PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
So my awesome friend Maria who works for KBULL got us Disney on Ice tickets, 10th row from the ice. It was so fun and all the kids had a blast! The girls desperately wanted a glowing tinkerbell spinny thing, but I refused to pay $20 for 1!!! Such a rip off! It was great this time, they had Peter Pan, and even NANA! Thats what we always call Shyla. Lilo and Stitch, The little Mermaid and The lion king. Thanks Maria for a fun, free girls night out! :)
Posted by HOPE at 10:51 AM
The Friday morning before Halloween Kensi had a little parade at her school, it was cute, all of the Kindergarten classes walked around the auditorium for the parents. I made her wear her Hannah costume from last year so she wouldnt ruin her new wig. Brinley's class just had a fun day with games, I took a picture of her class in their costumes, but of course, you cant even see Brinley. Saturday started out with the girls watching one of their favorites, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Ellie loves to sit in her bumbo and play with toys, so I put her in with them, she had a great time! So I only got like 3 pictures of my girls :( I started taking them, and then the doorbell rang, and all of our company arrived. So I spaced the camera after that. But the girls had a great time, despite the crappy weather. Kensi was Ariel, Brinley was Minnie Mouse and Ellie was a Butterfly
Posted by HOPE at 10:31 AM