Friday, April 17, 2015

Video overload

I haven't done one of these in over a year but I have several videos I need to put out on this space because I just love them. I totally understand watching videos aren't near as exciting as they are for the parents but I need to savor these moments…they are so fleeting and going too fast!

Army crawling: I don't remember this phase with Isabella all that well, I think she went straight to crawling but poor Cayson had to learn to do this early because Isabella would move toys out of his reach so he had to inch worm to get them!

Isabella run: this is the best depiction I could get for Isabella's current run. I love the way she high knees and swings her little arms..thanks for the PJs Jaimee;)

Easter hunt: Isabella was so cute this year and was so excited about her "balls" though they were Whopper eggs that she was later disappointed melted in her hands

Sibling fun: So fun to watch this cute little frienship grow…they both (despite parent request) love to bouncy on the couch 

After bath giggles: More sibling fun and giggles after bath time

Water table: One of our best investments…Cayson loves it too obviously

Isabella language: I love the way she says "hipcups"

Isabella singing: I'm not sure what they sang at church this Sunday but she sang this for 1.5 hours rather than nap and "sang" it all week…wish I knew what it was ha!
these are just a few of the 149 videos on my phone currently…eek what to do with all these photos and videos!
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

8 months-Cayson

My sweet cuddly, smiley boy it has been 8 sweet months and I can't imagine life without you. You have been such a joy…you keep me on my toes. You are SO busy and ALL boy!! I love it.

You are a crawling fool these days. You will get where you want and fast, SO fast! You are pulling to stand like its your job and starting to cruise. I'd be shocked if you aren't walking soon. You can stand close to 5 seconds without holding on. It's so weird to see you standing and so strong so little. Ha! I think you will be SO much happier once you can walk. I actually prefer the walking stage over the crawling stage…you and Isabella are such good crawlers that you are just as busy if not busier than walkers…and crawling is just gross, hands all over dirty floors and I can't set you down most places you wish you could.

You absolutely adore your sissy. You laugh and giggle at her all day long. You want to do everything that she is doing. It is quite cute these days watching you guys side by side playing. 

You love, love food. Any kind of food. You prefer finger food over pureed food these days. You will fuss until I give you "real" food. You love pretty much anything.  Nursing or giving you a bottle these days is near impossible. You are so distracted if I want to even attempt to get you to nurse well we have to be in a separate room which is usually impossible. You were a teething fool this past month and now have 5 teeth with 2 more on the way. You and your sister teeth on your own terms and get teeth all out of order. You got your two upper lateral incisors before your 2 front teeth though they will be in within days ha! You also got your lower lateral tooth as your 3rd tooth. Cracks me up, I knew you were acting like you were getting a tooth but kept looking up top and never expected that one next:)

Your schedule is about the same as last month though you have been sleeping in until 8:30-9 thanks to teething, still random on whether you take 2 or 3 naps a day:

3-5:00 am-nurse (hoping to wean this soon)
8-9 am wake up
8:30-9-nurse, food, play
10-12-sleep
12:30-nurse, play
1-3-sleep
3:30-nurse, play
4-5-sleep (this nap is hit or miss depending on the day)
6-nurse, dinner food, play
7:30-bedtime













You sweet boy!! I can't get enough!

Weight:  16.8 lbs
Length:  28 in 
Head: 17 in

Diapers: Size 3
Longest stretch of sleep: 9 hrs 42 min
Clothes size:  6-9 months, 9 months
Shoe size: 2-3

1sts: St. Patrick's day 

Teeth: 5

Milestones: crawling, pulling to stand


Shots today: none yay!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

29 months-Isabella

Oh my incredibly sweet Isabella! I cannot believe next month you will be 2.5 yrs old. You are truly my best little buddy. You bring my life more joy and love than I could ever imagine.

You have become so polite and will say thank you, please and yes ma'am completely unprompted. I am so glad you are saying thank you again, you went through a period of saying it then wouldn't say it again for a while!

I feel like you went through a growth spurt this past 2 months in height mostly. I keep ordering you 2T clothes and then always regret it because they are too big. I think you are going to have long legs like your momma the length of pants seems to be where you outgrow things! All of your shorts from last summer still fit especially since you are out of diapers...

Speaking of diapers you are 100% potty trained. I slowly put you in panties for naps and bedtime and you haven't had an accident in your crib yet. I can't take any credit it has been all you. I love little hineys in panties! Makes me smile.

Not a whole lot changed this month besides your language just increasing all the time. You are pretty good with a lot of your numbers, colors and letters. You won't count out loud and I think it's because you have a hard time saying 3 but you correctly told me you had 5 Minnie's the other day.

You are starting to realize that maybe Cayson will be/is fun to play with. You have gotten so much better at sharing though we still have our moments and a few off limit items including lovie and Minnies.

Your curls have gotten so fun and pretty. They can be unruly after bedtime and naps but mommy is learning how to help it. You are super girlie and love when I fix your hair, love nail polish and bows. When you know you look pretty you will go find daddy and say "so pwity daddy!" I love it!

You are learning to pray and say "thank you. Jesus" every night with your fingers interlocked and my heart swoons and skips a beat. I continue to pray daily that The Lord stir your heart for Him!

We LOVE you so very much Isabella





Weight:  25.4 lbs  
Height: 34.5 in
Head: …..

Diapers: PANTIES:)

Sleep: 8 pm-8:30 am


Shoe size: 6 1/2-7

Clothes size: 18-24 months, 2T (though always too big)

Teeth: 16 (all but your 2 year molars)

Eating: 2% milk, still loving pouches-thank goodness

Milestones:  learning your letters, numbers and colors slowly:)

Shots today: None

Pray The Lord stir your affection for Him!
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Week in review

Just another week flown by….thanks to the hubs getting food poising and a crazy lightning and thunder storm I am literally running on 2 hours of sleep today…I had that exhausted headache all day. Thankful I took a nap Sunday or I may not have survived my busy day…we had a great week and weekend...
Sweet smiley boy and moody sissy after nap ha!
A look at teenager years…I am already dreading it

This sweet boy is SO cuddly he even cuddles the bumper pad:)

Cruisin to the park

She was straight up lounging….ha

"My buddy, my buddy, wherever he goes, I go"
I made it to the gym this week for the first time in I think 15 months….I've honestly feared the gym childcare and feel like I'm already away from my kids enough with work that I don't want to do it more but once the gym started charging me again I felt like I should go…Isabella had SO much fun…both times I peeked in she was playing with another older girl (her favorite) and Cayson was perfectly content being held! SO thankful. Maybe I'll attempt it again before 15 months;)

Getting to enjoy the gorgeous weather

The perfect oversized playpen!! She loves for "bubba to bounce bounce" now! Finally realizing she can have fun playing WITH him!


Friday night we had some friends for dinner…poor things got stuck in traffic but we entertained ourselves:)
Helping mommy clean, clean!
Enjoying her "ceekie tweat" from momma's work

Sleeping babies will get me every time!
Feeding lovie her bottle!

Mom fail confession: Saturday we had sweet Emery & Everett's birthday party at the park…Isabella was so excited all morning waiting for me by the door to "Huwwy momma." When we got there it took her, her usual few minutes to warm up but she just never quite got it all together…I was so frustrated and confused. She can be moody on occasion but this was totally unlike her. I was looking back at pictures and reflecting on the whole day...

Sweet BFFs

A little boy pushed her down the slide shortly after this picture and my sweet Isabella is so sensitive it didn't register to me that she was more upset about it than she instantly showed. She took a minute afterwards, I even tried a quick time out reset that usually works but not so this day. She finally was having so much fun and another little boy shoved her off a seesaw…Looking back I'm just sad I didn't pick up on why she was so out of sorts while we were there..I kept racking my brain while we were there and it hit me after….gosh this parenting thing can be so hard. I hugged her super tight and felt myself apologizing over and over again and I know I will fail her more than once and for that I am sad. I am thankful for grace, forgiveness and a second chance. Eek…love you my sweet, spunky, sensitive girl!

Sweet Grey LOVES babies…good thing since she will have 2 sweet siblings soon!

Sweet little friends...
Cuckcake!

These two and their personalities are perfection!

Ladies man!
OH amazing!

Small group fun!

Please never grow up my cuddle bug!


She wanted brother to join her photo shoot but he did not ha!

Happy Monday!


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Easter 2015

There are way TOO many pictures in this post but I couldn't help it. We had an incredible Easter weekend with family. Saturday was beautiful and we enjoyed a fun carnival with the McDonald/Martin's-Isabella rode her first pony, actually loved the petting zoo, and was mesmerized by the helicopter egg drop. She was the perfect age this year! So fun to celebrate the holidays through her eyes. Sunday the weather didn't cooperate but she had a blast with an indoor egg hunt with the Crosby clan.
Where'd they go?! We didn't really get any eggs but we tried;) thankful Lexi shared with her!

Pigtails:)
Testing the swing set to see if we need one!



Cousins

Crafty time

Such good big cousins!

Choo, choo!










Ha she loved it!


Pretty obsessed with their Easter basket items this year:)


Don't tell anyone I let them wear their shoes before Easter;)
"It pinched me momma"

These photo shoots are my favorite…SO entertaining…"bubba no get my dwess"

Little fingers and her gladiators;)





Girls…sweet Cayson and Holt are way outnumbered!


She loved putting "eggs in her Easter basket"


her loot! SHe loved the "balls" that were really whopper eggs;)



Coloring eggs


This picture…Uh mazing is all I can say..Isabella was not feeling a photo at the moment!

Noelle reading us the Easter story! Thank you Jesus!




Sign of a fun weekend




Crafty time

Big boy!


My cuddle buddy
Trying out all her Easter gifts!
Ready for bed in the Easter PJs

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