Monday, November 26, 2012

Ryla turns 2!!!!

My little sassy britches turned 2 on the 16th.  Our Ryla adds so much personality and spunk to our family.  I can't take her anywhere without someone commenting on how cute she is and the one question I get at least three times a week..."Where does she get that red hair?"  In the last two months she has been talking up a storm.  Her previous health issues slowed down her speech for awhile but now it seems that she is learning a new word every day.  Her hair is finally starting to come in as well.  It is going to be course, strawberry blonde, and curly.  What a combo huh?  She begins every morning calling out from her crib "Daddy Daddy."  She then moves on to her 2 to 3 course meal for breakfast.  She simply won't stop eating at any part of the day.  A typical breakfast is 2 to 3 bowls of oatmeal or cereal.  She is such a cuddler and will cuddle with anyone she meets.  I often hear at bible class that she likes to just cuddle with whoever will hold her and watch what is going on.  Right now she is climbing on everything!!!  I just know she is going to be the child that breaks several bones throughout her childhood.  She is still in 12 month clothes and is wearing a size 3 diaper (same as Noah) and size 5 shoe.  She is going to be tiny!

We decided to start doing one birthday party a year between the three kids.  Since she will more than likely not remember this birthday, we decided to give her a small family party this year.  Cliff's mom was here along with Uncle Kevin and our dear friends the Colwells.  I don't know I don't do it like this more often.  It was so easy and she had a blast.  


Sunday, November 11, 2012


Here are several pics from my phone over the last month or so.  I so love seeing my little cuties and their smiles!!!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Noah at 9 Months

My Noah is growing up so fast.  This year has flown by with our move and it has made our little guy's first year zoom by.  Here is what Noah has been up to.  
Wears size 3 diapers
Size 9 month clothes
Eating solids 3 times a day
Nurses several times a day
Able to pull himself up to a standing position
Started crawling a day before his 9 month birthday (not very well yet but he's getting there)
I took him to his doctors appointment today.  He is doing great! He is 29 inches and 18.44 pounds.  That puts him in the 17% for weight and 75% for height.  We still cannot seem to get him sleeping well.  I think I can safely say that he is and AWFUL sleeper.  However, he does nap well.  He naps around 2-3 hours a day but the time in which he naps are still not scheduled.  The main problem is that he needs a  routine but between church, Ryla, and Aidan's preschool the poor thing cannot get one.  The doctor told me today that she thinks the main problem is that he is not eating enough.  We are working on that starting today.  Little tyke will clench his mouth so tight so we are having to be creative.  I will say though that he is sleeping much better than he was at 8 months.  I can now get him down for his nap and bedtime without a struggle.  He will even put himself to sleep about half the time.  Our main issue is him waking up at night.  It is still 3-6 times a night.  Thankfully, however, I nurse him and can put him back down.  Crying it out just didn't work for him.  He will cry, literally, for hours and then wake the other two up.  So we are just trying to work through it.  Like I said he has improved a lot in the last month.  It used to be always 6 times a night and now it is 3-6 LOL.  Hopefully at 10 months I can give a better report.  Let's pray for good eating!  On another note....Isn't he HANDSOME!!!
Noah has decided to start showing us his personality.  He has become a total different baby in the last 3 weeks or so.  We always thought his behavior was similar to Aidan and therefore was going to be a lot like Aidan.  We pictured him being very mellow, chill, and easygoing.  We were WRONG...LOL.  This little guys is going to be a mirror image of his older sister.  He could not be prouder that he can now go wherever he pleases.  He can't stay still for a second and this includes diaper changes.  Cliff and I always have to tag team for this now.  He can't be left alone for very long before he needs to be entertained or to entertain you.  It will be fun to see how he and Ryla's personalities fit (or don't) together.  More than anything He still grins from ear to ear and has the best laugh you will ever hear.  Love him so much!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween 2012 was a great success!!  We started with some pumpkin carving earlier in the week.  We forgot to get one of those pokey things for the carving so we had to use marker but of course the kids could care less and had a blast.  

Aidan got to dress up for his Halloween carnival at school so he had the trick or treating down by Halloween night.  We went with a Peter Pan theme.  Aidan was ecstatic.  He led us through the neighborhoods the entire evening and we could hardly keep up.
Ryla was Tinker Bell.  The best part was that her tutu and wings were as big as her.

And of course you have to have a Peter Pan.  I was just sad you couldn't see the little feather in his hat.
They even allowed me to get a couple of group shots!


They both did great!  I will say though that Ryla would grab as much candy as she could get.  She even got scolded once by an older woman for taking more than she was supposed to.