Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

 These two love sliding together.  Yay!

 Our house is coming along nicely--they've got all of the interior walls framed out,

 bathtubs in the bathrooms, 

 and the roof is all ready to be shingled.  Yay for progress :)

 I had to wake Edie up from a nap on afternoon so we could go somewhere.  This is how I found her, completely wrapped up in her blanket--well at least her head was.  She's so funny :)

Winston has been practicing his smile.  I think it needs a little work but it makes me laugh!

 Saturday we had all of Whit's friends over for dinner.  It was really fun to see everyone and the food was really good!  

But I liked our Sunday dinner even better!  Whit made me sushi and tempura and it was soooo delicious!  I think it needs to become a Christmas tradition in our home.  Winston loved the sushi too :)

 His smile is getting better :)

 He had fun playing in the snow!

 It's so pretty in our backyard with all of the snow on the trees, so I wanted to document it.  The kids did surprisingly well.

 Edie just wouldn't keep her bow on.  Oh well.  Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Days

 Edie loves to walk with her little walker.  She only stops once she has run it into a wall and can't go any further.  She's funny.

 And these two are getting to be great friends.  Edie loves being close to Winston and he's getting more and more comfortable with that.

 He did get a little uncomfortable once he climbed up here and realized he couldn't get down on his own!  I heard him whining from the play room and laughed when I saw this.  He's definitely an explorer :)

 Wednesday was Whit's work party.  We got a babysitter for the kids and enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Grand America.  We were really really happy to find out that Whit won second place in the game they played--they prize was an ipad!  So we had fun playing on that when we got home.  Yay for new toys.

 And yay for progress on our house!  It just keeps getting further and further along and we keep getting more and more excited :)

 Sunday Edie and I were twinners in navy.

 That evening we bundled up the kids and went to see the lights at Temple Square.

 The coldest part was waiting in line for 25 minutes to pay the parking booth!  

 But seeing the lights was really nice.  Everything looked so pretty!
What a wonderful time of year :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Holidays!

 December has come with lots of cold and snow!  But they are still working on our house which makes us super excited :)  We drive there at least a couple times each week to see the progress.  We can't wait until it's done!

 I was asked to help with our ward Christmas party, which meant that I got to talk Whit and his Dad into being shepherds for the program.  Whit's dad has these cool robes that he got in Lebanon, and I thought they would be the perfect people to be the shepherds.  Neither one of them enjoy being in the spotlight, so it wasn't their favorite thing to do, but I am really grateful they were willing to help out.  They did a great job!

 Santa came to the party too.  Winston wasn't a huge fan, but Edie was fascinated by him!  :)

 One night I took the kids for a ride on a blanket.  They loved it!  I loved how good Winston was to hold onto Edie.  They're cute together :)

 Saturday we had our annual "Progressive Dinner," except that we had a brunch and stayed at one place.  The tradition started years ago when we were in the single's ward together.  We went around to different places for appetizers, main course, and dessert.  As we have gotten married and had kids, it has changed a bit.  But we still get together and have a great time.  I've been so blessed with such great friends!

 And our kids have fun running around together too :)

And Edie is crawling and climbing all over the place these days.  She's definitely a mover!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Thanksgiving morning we braved the cold and bundled up the kids for our neighborhood Turkey Trot.  It was along my regular walking route and it was fun to see so many people out and about.  It was a fun way to start off the day!

 While we were getting the food ready to take to my aunt's, we let the kids watch Bob the Builder on the big screen!  I've been saying this for a long time, but the theater room is almost done!  They just need to come touch up the paint, re-adjust the sound, and move in the furniture.  Hooray!  I am really looking forward to no more construction workers in and out of the place all the time.  Now we'll just have movie-goers :)

We went to my aunt's for Thanksgiving and it was a great time.  Lots of kids running around and lots of visiting.  We are so grateful she lives so close, that was nice not to have to travel very far :)

 One day I asked Winston to put Edie's socks in the dirty clothes.  This is what I found.  He got the room right, just not the dirty clothes bin.  It made me laugh pretty hard.  He's a really obedient kid and I'm so happy about that.  It will be an even better attribute the older he gets, hopefully!

 And here's our house as of last week!  I'm glad they got everything poured before the snow started...

 Friday we went down to Provo to hang out with family.  It was a beautiful day so we took the kids to feed the ducks.  There were so many ducks, it was a little crazy!

 Then we went bowling at BYU.  I had to bowl with my left hand since my right elbow is still hurting me.  It was interesting bowling left handed.  :)

Whit helped Winston bowl a couple of times.  Winston would squat down and watch his ball travel down the lane.  It was really cute.

Saturday was Whit's 40th birthday!!!  His friends took him out for breakfast in the morning, and then his sister Katie came over that evening to watch the kids so we could go out for dinner.  We went to the Mandarin in Bountiful and it was delicious!  Yum.  It was really nice to be out and have a good dinner together.  A very nice birthday treat.  Then we watched the Hunt for Red October in the theater room for as long as I could stay awake.  I made it about halfway through!  I love the movie and haven't seen it in such a long time, it was like watching it for the first time.  But I just get so tired these days, I can't stay awake past 10.  It's pretty ridiculous!  So we'll have to finish the movie another night.  Sorry Whit!

Sunday we enjoyed playing with the kids after church.  

Edie loves watching what Winston does.

And she's starting to follow him.  I'm not kidding, she did this all by herself!

Of course I was standing by, reading to catch her when she fell off

But she didn't she made it all the way to the top, all by herself!

And then she tried to climb up the slide!  She's a mover :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

41 weeks old

 These two are going to be great friends.  When I get Edie up in the morning and bring her in to say good morning to Winston, he always waves at her.  I think she's growing on him.  And she already loves Bob so they've got that in common.

 They are starting to share food.  Edie takes things off Winston's tray and eats them,

 And Winston takes things I give to Edie.

 But they are bound to be great friends!

 We tried to re-create Winston's chubby leg picture.  We should have done it several months ago, as Edie is getting longer but not fatter :)  She had her 9 month checkup a few weeks ago and I forgot to post her stats!  She weighs 17 lbs 4 oz (45%) and is 28.8" long (90%)

 She loves to pull herself up on furniture and look around.  She loves making noises :)  Check out those cheeks!

And she is quite the crawler now, she never stays still!

And Winston's found a new favorite thing to play with, his cousin's play cell phone.  He walks around with it glued to his ear.  His therapists have come over a couple of times now and it's been interesting to learn different things we can do to help him develop.  We've seen some progress, he said No No for the first time this week!  He pushed Edie over in the bath tub (Whit caught her before she fell, luckily) and we said "No Winston!  You don't do that." To which he responded, "No no."  We had to catch ourselves from cheering because we were so excited to hear a new word, but we refrained because of course we didn't want him to think it was ok to push his sister.  But it was really exciting for us!  Oh, and Edie cut her first tooth this week too.  Lots of fun milestones :)