Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We had a Wonderful Thanksgiving this year!!! We had some friends from church come over and enjoyed a very relaxing day. I made my first pie ever......I never bake. It turned out pretty good I think. And we had the most amazing turkey. I realized after uploading the pics that I didn't get very many of the kiddos. They spent most of the time playing downstairs and Ryla took a wonderful 3 hour nap from noon to 3. Since we ate at 1 this was wonderful. After lunch we grabbed dessert and watched Dan in Real Life and spent the rest of the evening playing board games. Cliff and I feel very blessed to have such a great church family.


Friday, November 18, 2011

28 Weeks

I was 28 weeks on Tuesday which means I am now in my 3rd trimester. I never thought I would say a pregnancy was going fast but this one is going VERY fast. Our lives have just been so chaotic lately that time seems to be in fast forward. I am in no way prepared for this baby to come. I really need to get going on some stuff. If he comes when Aidan did (at 38 weeks) he will be here in just 9 weeks. AHHHHH!!!!

Overall this pregnancy has been very easy. I had the worst morning sickness with this one but since then everything has gone very well. I have an appointment on Monday and still need to take my sugar test thing. Everything has been looking great with him so far. Here are some pics.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Ryla!!!

My Little Ryla turns 1 today!!!! It's hard to believe since she is just still so little! We go in for her check up next week so I will be able to give some stats then. At one year she is wearing 9-12 months clothes, size 3 shoe, and a size 3 diaper. She is sleeping through the night about 75% of the time. If she wakes up, it is to have one bottle and has been going back to sleep pretty well after that. She is still not the biggest eater. She typically has some sort of grain in the morning, baby food at lunch, and and yogurt, fruit, or whatever we are eating for supper time. We switched her over to whole milk a couple of weeks ago and she is doing great with that. We will be switching her over to a sippy cup soon but will probably keep the bottle for night time feedings. She loves to clap and also thinks that when anyone else claps, they are doing it for her. She has the biggest smile you have ever seen. She has 4 teeth (2 on the bottom and 2 on top). Her hair is still a pretty red. It is getting much thicker but not any longer yet. She crawls like a speed demon and we think is getting pretty close to walking. She can say da da and ma ma and knows what they mean She also jumps up and down whenever daddy gets home.

If anyone were to ask me how to describe my little girl I would tell them that she is one of the most genuinely happy babies I have seen. There is not 10 minutes that goes by when I don't see her with that super grin of hers. Everyone often comments on her cheeks and I think a large part of that is because they are always pushed up high from smiling. She has been such a blessing to our little family and I couldn't imagine my life without her!!


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Ryla's Birthday Party

We had Ryla's birthday party at our house over the weekend. She and my good friend Amanda's daughter are 4 days apart so we had joint parties for them. We kept it really simple. Just some balloons and food. My friend Bari made some cupcakes that were so delicious and both girls dug right into them.....Ryla so much that I had to change her outfit before present time. Cliff has been working hard the last month on a play kitchen for her which turned out really cute. Her friends got her play accessories for the kitchen for presents. I will post a tutorial later on the kitchen. We still have some touch ups to do on it.

I think the girls had a great time! Here are some pics!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


So this week has been crazy and I have a lot to catch up on as far as blogging goes. To start my trip to Cancun was amazing. I have been so blessed to have some amazing friends and felt very fortunate to have these three girls in my life. We had a great time and it was so nice to get away. Gave us a good chance to miss our kiddos. We were there the 3rd-7th. The resort was really nice. I have never been on a tropical vacation so this was a real treat for me. Of course when we booked this flight I wasn't pregnant but decided to go anyway. It ended up being perfect timing....just a couple of weeks later and I wouldn't have been able to fly and any earlier and we would have run into some bad weather.

We spent our days sleeping in, eating, laying on the beach, swimming in the ocean, eating some more, and having great pillow talk in our room. My friend Amanda even dug me a preggo whole every day so that I could lay on my belly. We were sad to come home but so happy to have the experience. Here are some pics of the event!