Saturday, March 20, 2010
My girls may look a little homely. We didn't want to buy them snow clothes so we dug through Talens old clothes and pulled out whatever would fit. The kids had a blast sledding, building a snowman and an igloo, having snowball fights and icicle fights(not my idea, looks a little dangerous) and sitting by the fire at night.Ava was scared of the snow at first but she eventually warmed up and started to play in it.
Talen and Laird had a blast being pulled around on the sled. Derrick ran as the sled followed behind gliding back and forth across the ice. Talen kept taking his gloves off and his hands would be freezing cold. Uncle Adam was great at fixing that problem. Adam first blew on them and then stuck Talens hands in his armpits before putting his gloves back on.Seeing Lyla in Talens old clothes brings back so many memories of Talen. They look so much alike to me so when she's wearing his clothes I have nonstop deja vu. We had a blast and the kids cried as we drove away. It was good to get a little taste of winter.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Talen loves to stack all of his trucks and tractors. This time he was able to stack it quite high. He was so proud and wanted me to take a picture of him doing a headstand next to his great accomplishment.
Spending time with Great Grandma Seever
My kids love their Great Grandma Seever. This is the Grandma that Lyla June is named after.
Arduth June Seever holding Lyla June Spitzer. We love you Grandma!
After the reunion was over, Talen rang in the New Year with the stomach flu. A great way to start 2010. Happy New Year!
Just gotta love these kids.
We taped the doorways up before going to bed so no one could see when Santa came and in the morning Talen had a blast busting through it. Ava was a little more timid about it.
Talen gave Ava a light up baby for Christmas and she loves it. Derrick was a little sad that her previously favorite baby that he gave her has now been replaced by the one Talen got her.
Ava dressing up in her new princess stuff. She forgot to put the dress on.
We then ended the day by hosting a small Christmas dinner. Sorry no Pics!
Friday, December 11, 2009
He was so excited, he went up and down the street over and over.
He doesn't quite have the stopping part down. When he decides he wants to stop he takes his feet off of the pedals and hopes for the best. With a little more practice he'll get it down.
And there goes my little boy, who is not so little anymore.
I can't believe how fast they grow up.
This is for all you women out there that want your husband to experience at least one day of your pregnancy pain. If you can't tell, Lyla is in a front pack inside Derrick's sweatshirt. He was complaining less than an hour into it.
Talen had to climb every large rock that we passed.
And Ava , as always, posed like a princess!
They had to have a funny face picture. Ava always copies whatever Talen does.
Halfway through the hike Talen said he had to go #2. We begged him to hold it but he said he couldn't so we strayed from the trail and let him go. It was a family affair as Ava stood to the side observing, while I held Talen up. I was gagging the entire time which turned into full on dry heaving. Derrick was behind the camera laughing.
Although, I think she could use some practicing with her steering.
The neighbors next door were having a birthday party for one of their kids. They had some clowns come and do some jokes and face painting so Talen and Ava went over for that. They were both somewhat scared of the clowns at first but they warmed up to them after a while.
Talen wouldn't allow a full face Spider Man mask but allowed one around the eyes. Ava is a little kitty cat. When she got back home she went straight to my bathroom to check herself out in the mirror. She stayed their for quite a while.
My kids drive me crazy with their cuteness!
At two months old you have taken over our house but I don't mind. We absolutely love you and we are glad you are hear. You are NOT sleeping through the night but have begun to give me one 4-5 hour stretch each night which is awesome considering you've been eating every 2-3 hours until now. I love to snuggle you and I could hold you all day long if life permitted. Generally, you are a happy baby till 8 pm and then you love to exercise your vocal chords for a few hours. When you lay against my chest you love to look up at the wrought iron home decor above the couch. Not sure what is so fascinating about that but I think its adorable. You have started to smile at me and it just melts my heart. I spend hours of my day just trying to trigger a smile. Talen and Ava love to play with you and Ava loves to wake you up. When I ask her to let you sleep she replies "but she loves me". At two months you, like your big sister, already have your daddy wrapped around your little finger. You bring so much joy to our home.
At your 2 month appointment your stats were
11 lbs 1.5 oz -50%
20.75 inches -3-5%
so basically your still short but you've gotten a little chubbier!
We have realized that Lyla looks a lot like Talen did. Below are some comparison pictures.
Lyla @ 2 months
Talen @ 2 months
Derrick helped Talen and Ava carve pumpkins this year. I've decided to stay behind the camera since I just had a baby:) He made a cute girly one with Ava and a mean scary one with Talen.
Talen always insists on taking a silly picture after the forced smile pictures.
Of coarse, Ava is a princess this year and below you can see Talen as a Ninja in action.
Lyla sure got passed around. This is the first time a lot of people have seen her. Below she is with her Great Grandma and then with her cousin Skylar. Skylar wore this same costume when she was a baby.
Heres a picture with all the cousins and a few parents that were dressed up.