Thursday, January 31, 2013

Week 4–A picture of your children as newborns

Steven – 7 lb 7 oz – I was kind of in a blur the night he was born, but he was so alert and calm!

Steven Day 1

Lillie – 7 lb 4 oz – Her labor was intense, but good.  She was a sleepy head Lilllie day 1

Jonathan – 9 lb – Hard pregnancy, but totally worth it.  He’s very patient and mellowIMG_0298

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Batman and Princess Lillie

Steven loves to dress-up.  His latest get-up is Batman, which he got at a friend’s birthday party.  I love his active imagination and hope he continues to play and dream like this for a long time.  He is getting really good at sounding out words when he is in a reading mood, and I’m really hoping he’ll start reading by the end of the school year.  IMG_1254IMG_1255

Lillie continues to love baby dolls and dancing.  She has cute girly tendancies, but not gonna lie, she’s got a very non-girly tough side as well.  She does have some awesome dances moves though. Smile


2 Months Old

Tomorrow Jonathan will be 2 months old.  The first month I was constantly sad to not be pregnant anymore.  Now I find a reason each day of why I’m grateful to have my body be my own again.

We went in for his 2 month appointment this week, and his first immunizations.  He cried initially when he got his shots, but after that he was fine.  He didn’t seem to have any ill effects later either. 
He’s definitely a mellow, patient, kid, and always smiling and talking to me.  He is starting to like his bouncer seat and talks to the animals on that all the time now. We moved him to his own room at about 5 weeks, and he started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks.

His 2 month stats are:

11 pounds, 7 ounces – 35th percentile

23.5 inches – 82nd percentile

Head circumference – 15.5 inches – 68th Percentile


Funny thing is – He was my biggest baby at birth, my smallest at 2 months. Smile

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Week 3–A picture of your favorite TV Show Character

This one’s a tough one.  I enjoy lots of shows.  This first one would have to go to the duo:

Shawn and Gus (picture via here).  Gus is probably my favorite of the two though.  And I feel I can connect with the Super Sniffer when I’m pregnant Smile



Bill Cosby (Picture here).  Not only as himself, I love watching the Cosby Show on TV Land. It’s a good one.


Monday, January 21, 2013

We are a Happy Family!

All I’ve really wanted since Jonathan was born was to get professional pictures done of our cute little family.  Darrell had the day off today, and he was kind enough to agree to pictures, even if they’re not his favorite thing.  Smile  It was fun to get out, and we went to a fun studio in Lehi called Camera Shy.  I was very impressed with everything, and I think this may be a yearly tradition for us!


This one is the one I have on my piano now.  LOVE it!5150_78



This also served as our 3-year pictures for Lillie. She was adorable! And she told the photographer her favorite princess is Snow White.5150_945150_965150_1005150_1035150_1045150_113-25150_119

Captain Cheeserface didn’t get as many great ones, but we still love him all the same Smile



And this little guy is closely approaching 2 months old!  I cannot believe it.  He is such a mellow, sweet, smiley little boy.  I just love him so much.5150_1485150_159-2



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Week 2–A Picture of You and the person you’ve been closest to the longest


There are several people I’ve been close to, but if I try to think who I’ve been closest to the LONGEST, it’s probably Kacey.  I didn’t really get to know a lot of my siblings until I got older, so I was very blessed to have tons of great friends around me. 

Kacey has been my friend as long as I can remember.  I remember birthday parties, girls camp, and we had the best group of friends in high school.  Kacey was also my roommate in college.  I also think it’s pretty sweet that her married last name is my maiden name. Smile

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Holy 3 Year-Old Batman!

Really? It’s been 3 years?! Not quite sure how that happened. Although, sometimes she acts older than 3, but that’s what happens because she hangs out with a 5 year old all the time.  We just love her so so much, and even though she tries my patience often, I can’t help but love this little girl!

Lillie - 3


We had a birthday party with family yesterday.  Lillie wanted a Minnie Mouse Cake and wanted to play play-doh.  That was easy enough to do!  I hope she loved it!