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 :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

the quite ordinary week but super fun weekend

 I don't take many pictures when we don't have a lot going on.  But I did think it was cute to document bath time.  These two have a great time in their together and so far we've avoided any major incidents.

 There are tons and tons and tons of leaves here!  One day after our walk I let Winston walk around on the trampoline that was just covered with leaves.  He thought it was super fun.  Grandma didn't think it was fun mowing up all of the leaves though.  I think she said they bagged upwards of 60 big garbage bags of leaves, and that was two weeks ago.  They've mowed a few times since then so I'm sure there are more.  :)

And the week ended with Kira coming up to watch the kids so Whit and I could go finalize all of our finishes for the house!  Kira watched the kids while we did that, and when we came home she said she could keep watching them if we wanted to go on a date!  So we went to see the movie Thor.  Fun times :)  Thanks Kira!  That was a real treat.  Saturday we dragged her with us to go look at furniture.  We're not buying anything yet, just looking, but Whit decided we definitely need to have one of these massage chairs!  He and Kira loved testing them out.  But at $2500 for the cheap chair, I think we'll get a new couch and a few other things first!  It sure would be nice though :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Our House!

 We drove by our house on Monday, and this is what we saw!  We were so excited!!!  Who knew a hole could be so cool?

 There were two boys playing on the huge pile of dirt, they were having a great time.  It was fun to see.

 Here you can see our neighbor's house across the street.  We're doing the same color scheme and our house will pretty much look like theirs, except we only have a 2 car garage and we'll have a window above the garage.  We hope they don't hate us for picking the same colors, but we like grey!  :)

 Winston was so excited to see "Bob!"

 And this is the fun sight that I get to see in the mornings :)  She has learned how to pull herself up and is standing all the time now.

 And sometimes she eats her crib.

This didn't capture her whole smile, but she smiles so big when I go in to get her.  It's one of my most favorite parts of the day.

Saturday my mom and dad drove all the way up to babysit for us!  I think they earn the parents of the year award for that one!  We went on a nice walk together, along my favorite route on the Lagoon trail.  Then Whit and I got dressed up and went out to dinner and then the evening session of Stake Conference.  It was soooo lovely to be in a church meeting and not have to wrestle the kids!  We could actually pay attention to the speakers and it was a really nice meeting.  Thank you thank you mum and dad!

And this is what our house looked like at the end of the week!  They have poured the basement and we are getting even more excited.  It's going to be a long 6 months, waiting for it to get finished.  We are getting so very excited to have a home of our very own.  With a yard :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy Halloween!

 I have started taking the kids on walks again.  I stopped for awhile because I liked to utilize the time that Edie was asleep.  So I've been doing exercise videos while she naps.  I can do that and a shower while she sleeps, and sometimes I even get to do something else if she's sleeping long enough.  But now, they are painting the theater room and the fumes are really bad so I try to take the kids out as much as possible!  Besides, it's fun pushing a stroller with your arm in a sling!  I'm using new muscle groups in my good arm :)

 And we discovered that Target has shopping carts made for multiple kids!  Yay!

 On Halloween we went to the Holley's house to see all of the cousins dress up.  They are so cute don't you think?!

 When we got home I tried to get a picture of the kids together.  Edie was happy to cooperate,

 Winston was another story.  He didn't want to sit down, he didn't want to wear his hat, he didn't want to get his picture taken.

 Well we showed him!  I love this shot more than words can say!  It captures the essence of whiny Winston perfectly!  I'm so glad he's not like this all the time!!!

 Just when we make him wear a hat or do things he doesn't want to do.  And Edie is just excited to have something new to play with :)

 Kira came over after her work, she is so sweet to come all the way up and help out with the kids!  We had a great time together and I got a lot done while she was playing with the kids.  Thank you Kira!!!

 Saturday we gave Winston a haircut, he could have been an old man for Halloween with this hair!

 Edie loves bath time, most of the time :)

 And Winston is learning how to pour water out of the cup.  He was dumping it on his own head.  It's fun to see him learn new things. Although I'm not sure if it's a good thing he's learning--to dump things out of cups?

 Edie is learning how to crawl and it's so fun to see her try to get around.  She's got some funny moves!

 And sometimes she gets tired and just takes a little break. :)

It was a fun week!