Thursday, January 30, 2014



So Brad is 8 1/2 months. There are so many great things about him.

*He loves to move around. He can crawl up the stairs and he loves getting into everything.

*He goes to bed every night at 6:45pm and wakes up around 7:00am. give or take a half hour.
He usually wakes up once around 5am for a quick feeding and then goes back to sleep.

*He crawled at 6 months. Started moving around trying to crawl at 5 1/2 months.

*Brad loves food. We just started introducing table foods and he is liking it all.
(He eats more than I remember the girls eating)

*He is growing fast. Already 21 pounds.

*He is very smiley and doesn’t have stranger danger but does get shy around people and tilt hi head into his shoulder and look down at his chest. It is quite adorable.

*Brad is into everything. He loves to play the piano, my guitar. Get into the toys, play with whatever the girls are playing with.

*He loves to take a bath.

*He is not a fan of the car. Hardly ever falls asleep in the car.

*He is down to two naps. One around 9 or 10 am for about an hour and another at 1 for about an hour and a half. Although there are some days when he is up after a 30 min nap each time. And sometimes it is two full hours. I guess you can say he doesn’t need a lot of sleep like Whitney did but doesn’t not sleep at all. He was hard to train at night but we finally got him to only waking once. It was a lot harder than my other two.

*He is impossible to change a diaper on. He will not hold still. I have to gently pin his shoulders down with my feet. Hopefully that gets easier. He just wants to go!

*He is sweet and physical and I can not get enough of this little boy.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Kids

Some Random Pictures from my phone.

Kaitlyn watched the movie The Incredibles and fell in love with super heros. She made her own mask out of paper and string and tape and crayons. I love her so much. I hope she never changes and always has such a love of life! I look to her a lot to be more like her.

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We took the girls ice skating and they loved it. Whitney did awesome. She did not want to get off the ice and she skated around and around for an hour and a half with a walker that they had there. She was so awesome and I was so proud.
When did they get so big?

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Brad is so much fun to have around. I just love that he is into everything and exploring.

All his bibs were being washed. I promise he has boy bibs. I just love him.

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Monday, January 6, 2014


Brad has found the Piano and loves to crawl over and pull himself up and play the keys!


Christmas Eve

We did a dinner of lots of Appetizers. Mall Pretzels, Potato Skins, shrimp, lots of yummy food. Then we read some scriptures and looked at some church videos.

(Whitney refused to walk on Christmas Eve. Something was really bothering her foot but it got better each day)


Christmas Morning:

How fun it is to have kids on Christmas.
The girls got a Barbie playhouse with furniture. It was such a fun present.

We got the girls a couple things. They love playing with little people (dolls, action figures, barbies, polly pockets) so now all their things can play in the house. So much fun! 



Our 3 kids on Christmas!




Playing with the toys and the presents under the tree. My Mom and Dad came and stayed 2 nights even though they live 20 mins away. It was so much fun!




We got Bunk Beds and gave them to the girls on Kaitlyns Birthday. I love them. It opens up their room so much! They have adjusted to them well!


Brad is mobile. He is into everything. He is trying to get up the stairs in the bathroom to the shoe closet to nibble on shoes. You name it. Trying to get to my guitar and push it over to play it or pull down lamps. He seems so much more active then the girls ever were. It is a fun change but it does keep me on my toes more.


Whitney is still obsessed with Brad. She is all over him all the time. It is hard to keep him safe from her and she is pretty rough with him. Hopefully it dies down. We try so hard to keep her safe with him and to remind her to be gentle and put her in time out when she is too rough but it still happens a lot. We try to give her lots of time to hold him so she isn’t always all over him.


I found a place (Cari Osborne) where I can print a temple photo for less price so I printed it myself and framed it. It is so wonderful to have a large photo of the temple we were married in, in our home. I took this picture before I hung it.


I made my own tree skirt this year. Ruffled white skirt. Our elf TP’ed the tree the day I did it so that is why I tree looks the way it does.


I love these two sisters together. Especially when they are getting along.
PS who would have ever thought my bald 2 year old Kaitlyn would have this long of hair?