Wednesday, February 29, 2012


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I want to start recording some of my kids favorites so I have record of them and this is the best place. So here we go:

Whitney: (almost) 11 months

Favorite foods: Bananas, Blueberries, Grapes, Waffles, Mashed Potatoes and of course Cookies and NURSING! loves Nursing. Never takes a bottle   :( which is super hard for me to go anywhere.

Favorite Toys: I think this would just be “the game room” Whenever she is downstairs, we have a gate on the stairs and the gate comes off, she is so quick to head to the stairs and go up to play with all the toys up there. If ever she is grumpy and we head up there her mood completely changes. I love it.

Favorite things: She LOVES her blankie, Kaitlyn

Things she says: Ma Ma, Da Da, Nigh’ (Night) Hey, Hi – Night was her first word and it was as clear as day when she 1st said it.

Things she does: She crawls super fast. I never remember Kate crawling this fast, but then again she really seemed to not crawl very long, but she is really starting to cruise.

You have 3 1/2 teeth.

She loves to stand along things and go on her tip toes. Super cute!

She loves to cuddle. Which we love. She has taken a few steps but it will prob still be awhile till she is walking. Which is OK. I love her crawling.

She blows kisses and says MUAHH! Started kissing dad when he gets home from work.

Hates to lay flat on the floor to change her Diaper. tries and succeeds at sitting up without rolling to side.

She is awesome in her car seat and I am going to be sad when we put her in a bigger one. I can grocery shop forever if she is in it, but if I try to sit her in the cart she last up to 20 mins top. Even in the car carts. :(

Sleeping Habits: She slept from 6:45pm-6:45am NEVER WAKING ONCE for such a long time. Then she got sick and we traveled and now we are at her getting up 2-4 times a night. Which I decided has to stop. So last night I let her cry it out. Which was SUPER hard but worked so well with Kaitlyn. So I am hoping that a few more nights of this and we will be back to normal.

Takes a great Morning nap 9am-11:30am or 12, and one more at 2-4:30pm Bed by 7-7:30pm.

Whitney, you are such a joy and a light in our life. You seem so smart and I love the little things you do to try to make me laugh daily. You are my cuddle bug, trooper with Kaitlyn loving on you and I can’t wait to get to know you more and more through the years!!!


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Not walking yet but still wants to play

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The weather for awhile was not too horrible and so we were outside a lot playing in front of our house. Kaitlyn gets to run around and play with all the other kids and Whitney just seems like she wants to go too. So Alma got a great idea to put her in her walker and let her run around! She loved it! She looks so funny outside running around and trying to go everywhere! I guess she needs some incentive to start walking. She did take 3 steps from me to Alma today without holding on to anything, twice. So maybe she is getting closer!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

I am totally that Mom who…



…loves to dress my girls alike. We all try to match for church too. Even Alma matches his Tie. I love it. But I must be honest, they don’t have a lot of the same exact clothes. Mainly because Whitney gets everything Handed down to her. But I love dressing my girls alike if I can. Even if we all wear the same colors. The other day I was at the store and I had dressed in purple and put Whitney in purple, and as I was getting Kate dressed, I thought… well since I subconsciously dressed us in purple I might as well put her in purple too. So we were all matching as we grocery shopped. We even got a few comments about it. I might as well do it now before they get too old and don’t want to match me anymore. 

038 I love watching my girls interact. Kaitlyn has gotten to the point where she LOVES Whitney. When Whitney was first born, she was small and didn’t do much, so I don’t think Kate noticed her much, but now that Whitney is everywhere and a lot more fun, Kaitlyn can not keep her hands off of her. Sometimes she just gets so excited to see Whitney that she is almost like she can not contain the love and it almost comes out like she is about to hurt her. She just sees her and gets this look like, WHITNEY!!!! I JUST WANNA SQUEEZE YOU!!!!! It is cute but sometime I have to tell her to give Whitney some space and not touch her so much and she always responds with, But MOM! I just love WHITNEY SOOO MUCH! It is cute, but sometimes hard for me. She just wants to hug on her all the time. Whitney is a good sport about it. She loves Kaitlyn so much! They just laugh and play all the time. Her face really lights up when she sees Kate. It is so fun to see them together.  Who knows, maybe Whitney will be bigger than Kate one day and get to Hug her tons and love on her lots!! 043

Well, they are starting to look more like sisters to me. At first they seemed so different, but even with their differences, they look like sisters to me. I love being able to cuddle up with these girls whenever I want.

I did want to mention a few differences between them two. (More for my record) I love that even though I had another girl, they are totally their own separate people. Love it! Alma and I decided that Kate is a lot like me and Whitney is a lot like him. No wonder they get along so well. ;)

Kate was scared of the vacuum. Whitney loves it! And by loves it I mean giggles and chases it where ever it goes.

Kaitlyn would eat anything. Whitney has a little more picky taste.

Kaitlyn never threw food on the floor when eating. Gravity is Whitneys favorite game.

Kaitlyn could not walk soon enough. Whitney is very content with how well crawling is working out for her.

Kaitlyn did not love to sleep. Whitney does so well and takes great naps.

Kate had no hair. Whitney has hair.

Kate didn’t get her 1st tooth till about 11 months. Whitney was about 7.

Kate babbled a lot, she has always been so social and talks all the time!  Whitney is more of an observer. But she does seem to have a pretty good sense of humor when she does make noise, like she is trying to make us laugh.

Kate loved binkies. Whitney loves her thumb.

Kaitlyn was not a huge fan of the car. Whitney does so well in the car.

Kate loved everybody super outgoing and was not a Mommas girl. Whitney is a total Mommas girl and has Stranger Danger!

Kate loved to sleep on her tummy. Whitney is always on her left side. ( I never find her on her tummy)

I love your differences and your similarities girls! You are such a delight to be a Mom to!