Sunday, January 31, 2010

Update: Just took these three pictures today (Monday). I wanted to get a good one of them smiling but they just weren't feeling it.

I told a couple of grandparents that I would try to blog today. I know that they miss their grandbabies, so this is for you. I've been really busy this month, trying to go to the gym 4 nights a week and then I got sick this past week and haven't had much time to blog. I wanted to take some good 6 month pictures of the girls, but I haven't been able to yet so hopefully I'll get to this week. Anyway, here's a quick update and a few pictures.

The girls turned 6 months last week. I can't believe how fast time has flown by. Here are a few things that the girls have learned/done this month:

Bailey: 14 lbs 5 oz 25.25 inches
-Finally decided to take a binky.....hip hip hooray
- sleeps anywhere from 10-13 hours straight at night
- sits up while slouched over
- is extremely ticklish
- spits and makes funny noises with her mouth

Brynn: 14 lbs 2 oz 25.5 inches
- shakes her head like she's saying no
- was sleeping 10-12 hours but got sick and is currently waking up a couple of times a night.
- also extremely ticklish
- still HATES being on her tummy and is very picky about her food

Hannah has been doing so well lately too. Some days she has trouble being disobedient and I lose my patience with her quickly, but for the most part, she has been SUCH an awesome little girl. Right after the babies were born, she had a very hard time being obedient and wasn't sleeping well. She'd get out of her bed several times after we'd try to put her to bed and wake up at 6am, which wasn't typical for her. She rarely does these things anymore and she is such a good big sister. She often offers to help anyway she can and has even gotten good at helping clean up (well, a lot of the time). The other day I walked in her room, which was completely filled with Barbie parts. A little while later I went back in and she had put away all of her Barbies and their little accessories back in the right bins. Needless to say, I was extremely happy because getting her to clean up after herself has been a constant battle between her and me.

Man, I love my kids.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Christmas Festivities

First off, I just wanted to let you all know that I am changing my comments so now I have to review them before they are published. I'm not liking these spam comments that I've been getting, so that's why I'm doing it. Scott wants me to go private, but I really don't want to do that. If I keep getting spam, though, I might have to.

So anyway, this post is going to have a plethora of videos and some pictures of our Christmas festivities. Scott and I both agree that this was the best Christmas we've ever had together (except maybe the one where he proposed to me) because Hannah is now old enough to understand what's going on. Here she is below with the gingerbread house we made together. She has such a sweet tooth, though. I think for every candy she put on the gingerbread house, one was put in her mouth as well.

We went to California for Christmas this year. I was really worried that Brynn and Bailey were going to be screaming the whole 12 hours of the drive, but they were angels. I heard about 10 minutes of crying there and back out of them. It was a Christmas miracle. Below is Hannah with the cookies she left out for Santa on Christmas Eve at Grandma Julia's house. She got those twin babies from my dad for Christmas.

Here are a few videos of Christmas day. I just love how excited Brynn is when she opens her gift from Santa (actually I don't think her expression changes at all the entire video).

On Christmas afternoon we went to my mom's house to open presents with her. Hannah got this pretty, sparkly dress.

Here is Hannah with her cousins in their new PJs and blankets, which my mom made.

Here's a video of Hannah and her cousin, Si Si, singing, which I thought was really cute.

We also got to meet up with Scott's dad while we were in California and were able to go to Old Sacramento. I hadn't been there for years and years, so it was a lot of fun. Kind of a bummer that we didn't have a stroller for the girls, though. We had some delicious Round Table pizza for lunch. I miss that pizza. Little Sleez just ain't cuttin' it here in Utah.

Here's a picture of Bailey holding her bottle, which she just recently learned how to do. Her cheeks and nose are REALLY red in this picture. I guess she was hot.

And I had to take a picture of Brynn too. She still had her lovely locks in this picture below. I cut her hair when we got home because her mohawk was getting out of control. I'm kind of sad that I cut it, though. Her comb-over was her trademark, and now her hair is short. She looks really different to me. Still adorable, but different.

Finally, here's a video of the girls eating some sweet potatoes for the first time. On a side note...I'm really confused. During Thanksgiving, I made a sweet potato casserole. I always thought sweet potatoes were orange, but when I started making my casserole, I learned that they are actually white. I was confused, so I googled sweet potatoes and learned that people often confuse them with yams, which are orange. Okay, so sweet potatoes are white and yams are orange. Then I get this jar of baby food entitled, "Sweet Potatoes." Look at the color.

I'm confused again.

Oh, and here are our Christmas pictures if you didn't get to see them.