Tuesday, April 26, 2011

3 months!

This sweet little girl is 3 months old now!  WOW!  I can't believe it...
She is still wearing size 1 diapers, and I'm not really sure how much she weighs now.  She is definitely growing though. She's pretty much in 3-6 months clothes, but can still wear 3 month things.  She's holding her head up so well and tries to sit-up when she's in her car seat.  She is almost laughing.  She gets to the point where she sounds like she is about to, but it just doesn't quite come out.  She smiles all the time and LOVES attention.  She will fuss if you quit talking to her.  She is a little priss that's for sure ;)  She is such a great baby, and she is starting to sleep longer if she is awake most of the day.  Last night she slept from 9-6!  Mommy likes :)  She's not sleeping in her crib yet, but I'm thinking that within the next month we are going to start transitioning.  She's not sleeping with us anymore, so we have made some progress.  She's doing great in her pack-n-play for now.  

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a wonderful Easter!  It was the first big holiday we have celebrated as a family of 4!  Alyssah was too little to really do any Easter activities, but she looked super cute in her Easter dress!  Mark really enjoyed hunting eggs, and he did a really good job!  Sunday morning we went to church with Chris' family and had lunch at my Grandparents (Mom's side).  We hunted eggs at my grandparents and then went to Chris' family's house to visit before we headed back to Auburn.  I loved our whole weekend, but I'll post on the rest later.  Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter!  I love celebrating my Savior, the one and only risen King!

The Easter bunny stopped by ;)

my babies with their goodies

our little family

with my beautiful blessings!

big boy found a lot of eggs!

my 1st Easter!

I know I'm cute :)

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
                                     John 11:25-26, ESV

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter bunny 2011

We took the kiddos to the see the Easter Bunny a few weekends ago and it went really well compared to Santa.  I guess Mark is getting used to it now.  Of course Alyssah did great ;)  She was asleep the whole time.  I still had to be in the picture with Mark but there were no tears!  Baby steps...
Alyssah's 1st Easter bunny visit :)

Mark wasn't too excited when we got close...I don't really blame him though!  He is kinda scary...

sweet :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Things every Mom should know

I was recently reading through a very old Parents magazine and came across an article titled "39 Things Every Mom Should Know".  I'm going to split it up into several posts so this one isn't ridiculously long.  The top 10 are as follows...

1.  You never have to go to obnoxious kid-themed restaurants.  Ever.  I wish someone had told me that.

2.  Don't make birthday parties a huge deal.  (I don't totally agree with this one personally.  I like making b-day parties special, but I try not to spend too much money.  Not sure if that's where they were going with that.)

3.  Do your chores while kids are awake.  Using up naptime to wash dishes or clean the bathroom is truly soul-crushing. (*I struggle with this one!)

4.  Put Band-aids on everything your kids want to. Why not?

5. If the kids are awake, bite the bullet and be awake yourself.  You'll waste so many hours trying futilely to extend early-morning snoozes that it's not worth it.  If you are sick, pregnant, or it's the middle of the night, ignore this advice.

6.  Just throw away the poopy underwear.

7.  Don't beat yourself up if you have to use a bribe.

8.  Teach your kids not to pee outside unless you are camping-you'll be glad you did.  But if other people's kids do it, don't judge too harshly-it's all about karma. If you're in the midst of potty training all bets are off.  You gotta do what you've gotta do.

9.  Buy cheap shoes when kids are little.  Feet grow faster than you think.

10.  Don't forget about board games.  You'll suffer through way too much Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders, but Connect Four and Battleship aren't half bad.  And Clue rocks.

Stay tuned for more...Hope you are having a great week.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Aiden's 2nd Birthday!

My sweet nephew, Aiden turned 2 on April 2nd.  He had his party at McDonald's in Phenix City and the kids had a blast :)  Here are a few pictures from the party.  We had a great time visiting with our family!

sleeping beauty!

the birthday boy :)

Mark and Aiden playing

silly boy!

I love this one :)

He loved the slide!