Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sick Kids

Ok, sick kids are NO FUN!!!! We have had the crummy cough/cold stuff at our house for the last several days and I am tired of it. I know many of you agree, so, good luck to all of you still dealing with this disgustingness. I am SICK of the SICKNESSS!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Me and the girls, Callie loves her Einstein phone from Grandma and Grandpa C.

Callie wearing sunglasses, as usual. With her new shoes from Christmas that are still a little big.

Callie in the bathtub covered in diaper ointment. She climbed into the crib and got it, thinking that it was lotion.

Peyton, her first time with the rice cereal. She isn't sure what to think quite yet.

Callie and Peyton with their cute sister shirts! Thanks Grandma!!

Callie playing in Peyton's swing. If only she had liked the swing this much when she was a baby!

Callie hanging out with Aunt Molly. They are best buds!

Gigi and Papa at Christmas with the girls. Molly found the Santa hat for Callie to wear.

Peyton has the prettiest smile! Callie loves tv.

Callie and Peyton hanging out on the recliner, they LOVE each other!

Family Update

Well, I know that we have family from far away that check this out, so I apologize I haven't updated anyone about the girls or put up new pics. I am here to remedy that situation!

Peyton-she is getting so big, she was 14 pounds at her 4 month check-up, so she is growing just fine! We are still working on sitting up, she isn't very stable yet, but we are working on it. She has discovered her hands and grabbing things, so she loves to play with whatever we are holding. She will go to sleep on her own, if I just swaddle her and lay her in bed, however, she isn't sleeping through the night at all. We are also working on that. I have a couple of ideas I am going to try and I am praying they work. I am tired. Very tired! She is eating solid foods now, well, rice cereal. Yuck. I put applesauce or apple juice in it to make it a little more pallatable. She hated it the first time or two, but now she eats the whole bowl and is doing great, just messy, of course! I love my Peyton, she is so cute and fun. She smiles so much and loves Callie.

Callie-she is my bundle of energy. She just goes and goes and goes, like the energizer bunny. She loves to play with her friends, especially at play group and nursery. She is very into Little Einsteins, trains and animals. She is talking so much now, I can't even believe it, she learns new words every day and pronounces the words she already knows so much better all the time. Her favorite game to play is to make animal sounds, she knows quite a few! She also loves to sing!! Her favorites are Itsy Bitsy Spider, 5 monkeys, Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes and Book of Mormon Stories. She also loves Peyton so much! Today, I put Peyton down for her nap and she was crying a little bit. Callie was insistent about going into the room because "baby's sad." It was cute and frustrating, because baby needed to sleep, but Callie was so noisy because she wanted to go comfort Peyton. She is a good big sister and is getting so fun to play with.

I love my girls. I am so lucky to have them. Granted, sometimes I have to remind myself to be thankful for them, especially at 3 and 5 am, but they are amazing!

Ryan is working so hard. He is putting in long hours at their stores, so we are very hopeful that these new stores will be successful and all the hours will be worth it! He is a good husband and good father. The girls both adore him and Callie loves to play with her Daddy!

I am lucky enough to stay home with my sweet girls and I don't have to work outside the home and am so grateful for that! I am working on getting this house organized and I have been reading the Fablehaven books. Love them. So cute. I have also been running in the mornings with my friend Chari. Thanks Chari, you are such a trooper and I really appreciate it! I am working on the last of the Peyton Pounds. My vow for the next pregnancy. Stay away from french fries and fast food, no matter how easy it is. It is not easy to work off. I got my craft room all cleaned and organized, so I am trying to do a little more scrapbooking. I got one page done, only like 500 more to go!

Well, hopefully you aren't all too bored with my family update, but this was as much for me and for anyone else!!

New Year

Alright, so I have been a total slacker about blogging, however, it is a new year, so it is my opportunity to start fresh and be better. About everything. So, I have set some goals for myself. First, I have to thank my friend Valynn, I finally visit taught her after way too long and she was so good about reminding me of the more important things in life. So, in January's visiting teaching message, Sister Beck tells us the essential things we need to be doing in this life, so, goal #1 is to do those essential things. #2, I am organizing my house! I have already started, I have like 5 areas done, which is fantastic. It is taking me a while, but I will get there!!! #3, I have 13 lbs to lose still and with some upcoming excitement in my life, I need to lose that weight so that I look good in pictures! #4, I am going to try and be a better wife and mother. Not perfect, because I want something that is attainable and realistic, but I can be better! I hope that you are all having a fantastic new year, I know I will be. Oh, and #5, I am going to be better at blogging, after all, this is as good of a journal as my family is getting, so I need to get on it!