Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We had lots of fun things to go to this year to celebrate Halloween! First was the Halloween party at the mall. Lucy was a cute pumpkin and Emery was a ninja!

At the ward trunk-or-treat Emery was a race car driver!

Then on Friday Emery was invited to a fun Halloween party at his friend Sam's house. He dressed as a firefighter!

The boys colored a pumpkin sheet, made spider hats, popped balloons with candy inside....


And even had a doughnut eating contest!

He are the boys. We had Zorro, a dragon, a firefighter, a chick, and a ninja-turtle (who didn't want to be in the picture).

When Saturday finally arrived for trick-or-treating, Emery decided he wanted to be the race car driver again. And Lucy couldn't fit into the pea pod costume I had for her, so she was a ladybug!

And I'm sure that is the cutest little ladybug I've ever seen :)


Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Making progress!


Lucy is getting pretty good at sitting up the past few days! She can keep herself from going side to side, but will still fall backwards. And if she decides to try and put those toes in the mouth she's sure to topple over face first!


She is very vocal these days! Spitting, laughing, and making all sorts of noises!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I can't believe he's 4!


Emery has been asking when his birthday would be for about 11 months! He was beyond excited to turn 4. He woke up bright and early to find his presents!


He got lots of fun stuff: toys, books, clothes, and....a bike!


We were out around 7:30am for the first ride. Unfortunately he couldn't ride most of the day because it was so rainy! But it cleared up in the evening for one more ride!

He got to go to Giggle Bugs (and indoor bounce place) and play with his cute little friend Bree.

A few days before, he had his birthday party with his 4 little buddies. They had a pajama party!


There were some balloons


And cupcakes!


Hide and go seek

Musical chairs


Pin the tail on the donkey


And even a pinata!




I made these little pillows for each of the boys to take home





They even got to make their own Halloween candy necklaces. Some had trouble focusing on the making and not eating them but still pretty fun!

Happy Birthday Emery!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall leaves galore!


Our backyard is covered with leaves! I couldn't help but take the kids out to take some pictures. Lucy was far more interested in looking at all those leaves than looking at the camera! Here is the best I got.


Emery found a big pile of leaves. He probably would have dug around and played in them except they were all wet from some rain the day before!


I tried to take a few pictures of Lucy when we got inside but she was only interested in sucking on her toes.



There, she looked up!


Today we went searching for our pumpkins!


Emery's favorite part was probably pulling around this little wagon!



This would have been a good picture but once again Lucy liked looking at all the straw on the ground instead of at the camera! Oh well...


Fun times!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Things that make me feel like the best mom ever!

Baby girl screaming hysterically
Little boy glued to the TV
Filthy house scattered with laundry, toys, and everything else
Empty McDonald's bag from lunch

*Happy Monday!*

Friday, October 15, 2010

This moment in time: 5 months old


14.5 lbs.

Hobbies: laughing at Emery, playing with toys, sucking on toes, rolling over

Skills: eating rice cereal 1-2 times per day,

What I'm in to: going for walks in the stroller-anything outside really, bath time, naked time :)

What I'm not in to: riding in the car/being strapped down, waiting for food

Foods: breastmilk, rice cereal

What I'm saying: "talking" jibberish very loudly!

Sleeping habits: on average(so not every day but in general) waking up at 8am, morning nap 1.5 hrs, afternoon nap 45 min., bedtime at 9pm (sleeping through the night).

Other things: losing my pretty hair :( It's getting very thin!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

26 huh?

I had my birthday on Monday and turned 26! I don't "feel" that old though... Hmmm, weird. It was a good day. I got money, flowers, ice cream and lots of love! What more could a girl ask for!!?


And I went to lunch with my good friend Laisa!

And then Joel surprised me later after dinner with an icecream cake (minus the cake thank you very much) and the Millers to celebrate with! It was lots of fun!

Emery and Bree were all hyped up and running around like crazy. But, they stopped long enough to give some hugs!
Awe, cute!
I must admit though, as great as my day was it will never be the same as when I was 14! I had a double birthday party with my best friend Jenny. Can you find me? Even with a bad perm pulled into a bun and awesome braces?? Nice.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Finger licking good!


Lucy has always like to put her hands in her mouth. Usually to chew on! But, occasionally she'd try (unsuccessfully) to suck on her fingers. A few days ago Lucy started sucking her thumb!

And then today, she manged to suck on her big toe!


Here is a clip of her sucking on her toes. It's pretty funny!
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New things!

While on vacation Lucy learned to roll over from her stomach to her back. Then a few days later she rolled from her back to stomach! She gets this confused look on her face after like she isn't sure what happened. It's pretty funny. I don't have a video of it but here is one of her practicing rolling to her side.



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And when we got home we pulled out one of Emery's old toys. Lucy loves it!


Then today, Lucy had her first taste of Rice Cereal! The verdict? She liked it!