Saturday, January 23, 2016

Violet turned 9 months on the 13th of January. She weighs 16.1 lbs and is 
26.25" She Is a petite little thing but a busy baby! She army crawls with speed and is loving all the new foods that she gets to try. 


The day after Christmas Penelope turned 4! At 4 years old she weighs 38 lbs  and is 41.25" tall. Such a spunky little thing and so fierce! 

She wanted a playdoh party where the kids got to make their own colors and this year she wanted the tree to stay up, so we left Christmas up another day. 


Cousins came to celebrate with us and Penelope had a fun time! She also wanted to make gingerbread houses at her party. 

Such a sweet girl. Cousin Hanna gave her a huge Kinder Surprise egg with 6 eggs inside and she shared and let everyone open one! ❤️
She said her play doh "Crazy Cuts" was her favorite thing about her birthday and she played with it well after all her guests had gone home. 
Happy Birthday Princess Penelope. You are such a smart and sassy girl. We love you fiercely. 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas Eve was spent with extended family of Aunt Tiffanni and Uncle Ruben and Todd and Dena and Kortni and Brandon and all those cousins. We had scones and sang songs and the kids played their Christmas piano songs.



I made everyone set their phones in the bucket and it made the evening better I swear! 
We had an activity where everyone wrote their gift to baby Jesus on "straw" to help keep Him warm in His manger. 
Christmas Jammies! Penelope had called right before this so she still had tears :( she also didn't want to wear her new Jammies because they had sleeves but Stephen convinced her. 

After everything is all done and all kids asleep it's always so peaceful to sit by the tree. The kids were up most of the night. Remmy was sick with a cough and Paisley could not settle down. Then Beck woke up about 3 and tried to wake up Penny, so everyone ended up in our room. 







Such a magical time and all the kids had a great morning! 

But Christmas makes for one totes mama! 
Children that decide to sleep by the fire place.... I haven't felt this much exhilaration at getting caught since I was a teenager trying to sneak out of the house! 

On a side note Paisley finally went to sleep and then came bounding up the stairs 30 min later as I was putting together a tent and about gave me a heart attack! I think I caught her in time, but she was yelling "it's Christmas!!!" I swear she was sleep walking because I took her to the bathroom and she mumbled something about horses and then fell asleep in her bed. 

I hear baby Violet stirring, so this tired mama is out. Sweet dreams my friends and family and Merry Christmas! 
Our last day before Christmas break actually turned into a no school snow day! Beck got invited to sledding at the sand dunes with his friend Adam Wiseman and the rest of us took off to Nelson cousins and took some turns sledding behind the truck! Fun times with family! 


Violet's first time sledding! 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Violet turned 8 months old today! She started scooting around and army crawling a few days ago and is getting really mobile. I need to get her started on real food but she's such a champion nurser it hard to add one more messy face to the bunch at meal time! She's all smiles and loves people as long as mom Is within eye sight. She is a sweet angel and seems to have a little funny personality. We just adore her.