Sunday, April 27, 2014

UBC's Easter Springtacular

Our wonderful church always puts on a big Easter party for the preschool age children on the Saturday before Easter.  We always have such a great time as they have SO much to do! Lila loved getting her face painted, the girls both loved jumping in the bouncy house and riding the train; there were also pony rides, ball pit, egg races, and Easter egg hunts divided by age group.  Grant had a blast at his first Easter egg hunt, and he thoroughly tasted the two eggs that he got :). We almost missed Lila's age group because they started earlier than scheduled, but we took off running across the church field to make it in time for her to grab a few eggs.  Alli had fun flirting with her sweet friend from school too.  I am REALLY going to miss this church when we move!!

Grant loved the ball pit

showing off her face-paint

Lila and Cecilia walking hand-in-hand to the bouncy house

Grant's first Easter egg!

Alli was ready for her turn

Lila was proud of her sister

Alli and her sweet friend from Happy Harbour

Monday, April 21, 2014

Seven Months Old *April 12, 2014*

I seriously cannot believe we are on the backside of Grant's first year.  It really is SO INSANE that seven months has gone by since we first saw his sweet little face! He is becoming more and more fun everyday, and he is also becoming so much more independent, which is good for me :) I'm starting to think about his first birthday party (really just to distract me from the fact that we are moving in two months), and I'm not sure what themes to go with for a baby boy...not that I don't have a while to think about it though. Happy seven months to baby Grant!
Here's what you're up to:

*You weigh 16.0 pounds.

*You are so exhausted by 8pm, that you go down right away.  Sometimes, we put you to bed earlier than that if you are acting fussy (aka sleepy). You wake up at 7am on the dot most days.  On occasion, you will sleep later, but rarely.  If you wake up before 7, I will put you in your swing with a bottle, and you'll sleep another two hours at least.

*Nap times are still awesome.  The morning nap is not consistent due to the fact that we are never home for it, but your evening nap starts at 2pm, and continues until around 4/5pm.

*You are so cute to watch sleep.  You love to sleep squished up to the bumper pads and as close to the corner as you can get. You change positions a ton while you sleep (which is one reason why I love having a video monitor!), and you are so cute in each one!

*You still love to roll around, and you have learned how to inchworm crawl for a few feet.

*We feed you solid food once per day, and you hated it for a while, but you are acting like you are ready for us to feed you solids twice per day.

*You drink milk! You drink a ton of formula, and I'm not sure where you put it all!?!

*You have gotten great about holding your bottle (thank goodness!!) which frees up tons of time for me.

*You love carrots, apples, peaches, and pears.  You will eat peas, but you make a sour face with each bite.  You hated bananas for a while, but you'll eat them when they are mixed with another fruit or veggie.

*You are in size 6-month clothes, and 6-9 month and 9 month sleepers.  You still fit into a few 3 month outfits (you are a little squirt!).

*You are officially in size 2 diapers.  It looks like we may be moving up to size 3 very soon.

*You are sitting up like a champ and rarely fall over!

*You still chew on everything.  You also started sucking on your top lip.  I think those teeth are giving you trouble, although it still doesn't feel like they are that close to poking through.

*You love when Lila talks to you, and she loves to talk and read to you.  You two have a very special bond.  Alli loves you too and she calls you "baby boy." I'm so glad that you all love each other, and I hope it stays that way forever!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bluebonnets 2014

It's no secret that I love bluebonnets! I feel such at home here in Texas, and I have definitely adopted the state's love of its state flower.  The highlight of my Spring is taking the kids' pictures in the bluebonnets.  This year, since it's our last here in this great state, we took the tripod and got some family shots in the bluebonnets.

In the past, I used the field across the street from our neighborhood, but the owner didn't open this field up until late this year.  I had to find another spot to shoot (for my business bluebonnet minis), and I found this adorable field with the cutest red barn in the background.  I was so happy to have this spot this year, especially since I didn't have to deal with the crowds this year!


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