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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Sydney Claire

One year ago today at 7:30 a.m. I gave birth to my special Sydney Claire. Today my precious baby is one! She is talking and laughing and such a joy. Every morning when she wakes she looks around and says, "Hi Da". She loves her Daddy! She says, "A-pen" for her sister and when she is very upset she yells, "MAMA". We are so thankful for our sweet sweet baby. God bless you little angel! Here are pics of her starting with her first day on earth and every month since then! Enjoy

a few hours old

one month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months year old

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Catching up

So I have not blogged in 3 months. We had a busy summer and my dad got sick and things just were not easy to where I could blog. We are all doing great now though. Sydney is 9 months old and Aspen will be 3 in 2 months. 4 weeks ago I discovered that Syd had a bottom tooth coming in and in the past two weeks she has cut three more. She now has two on bottom and the two on top are breaking through. SOOO cute. She weighs a little less that 20 lbs and is in the 50% for weight...25% for height..and her head is in the 50%. So..she is just all over the board. She has started trying to crawl but usually just goes backward scooting around in circles. She laughs and for several weeks now has been saying DADA. She says MAMMA when she is sooo upset she cannot stand it but lately I say, "sydney say momma"...and she looks at her daddy and laughs and says, "dada". She says it nearly every time I ask her to. Her fav. baby food is pears, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, corn, and real green beans. I take tiny pieces off of our green beans and she eats them. We just really enjoy Syd and are thankful for how happy she is. She is really super easy and sleeps through the night and is just a real joy to our family.

Aspen is doing awesome! She is almost 3 and weighs 32 lbs. She is into order lately. She lines everything up in rows according to their kind. She has certain things that she loves everyday and once she decides that is the chosen thing of the day that is all she wants. She also has to have a daddy, mommy and baby of everything. We ate celery the other day and she wanted the baby and momma celery. They had pickles for snacks at VBS and instead of eating them she brought them home and said she wanted to sleep with the "pickle baby". We just recently bought her a pumpkin and I bought a big one, medium one, and baby one for her obsession. She has to have them all in a row watching her sleep...haha! I know sounds a little OCD, but I think she is just really in to order. She just started getting serious about potty training 3 days ago. I made her a chart she puts stickers on and she loves it. She knows when she has to go and has done awesome. She also says really funny things like: When she is talking to Guy and I sometimes she says, "honey can you do this" or "it's ok honey". I fed Sydney a few days ago and she said, "That was a good idea Nanny", and then patted me on the back. A few days ago we had this conversation:

Aspen: NO!!
ME: Aspen you are getting a spanking for saying No

after the spanking....

Me: I want you to start obeying me and not saying you understand me?
Aspen: NO!!!
Me: Aspen Belle what did you just say?
Aspen: NOOOOO Problem Nanny

She is too smart it scares me. She also like to say all the time, "I don't think so Mamma". She has no idea how to use this..she just randomly says it throughout the day. When she is crying she will say, "I don't want to be sad anymore"....haha! After our football game the other night she was crying and said, "I just need my sister!!! Sydney I just need to hold you me"....She really loves Syd and they enjoy taking baths every night and playing together. She is into Veggie tales, The Land Before Time, Toy always.., Frosty the Snowman, and Arthur. She has Toy Story memorized. Anyway, I could go on and on, but our girls are doing very well and are just loving life as we are too. God has been soo good to us!

our going away party for Chelsea

Going away party and drinking 20 below drinks

7 months old in an old dress of Aspen's

7 1/2 months old swimming in our pool

2 1/2 years old

Sydney 9 months old

crawling backwards

Keeping the daddy monster from coming in her room

I finally have Syd's room finished

Syd 8 months old

At our college students' frisbee tournament

frisbee tourney..they made our family t-shirts

Syd(8 mons) on daddy's computer

Aspen making a huge cupcake cake with me

Amy Shaw bought me this cupcake cake pan I wanted and I tried it tonight..I really don't want to eat all this though. I think i will take it to church tomorrow.

About to go to Memorial's Homecoming. our friend made Syd's bow

Aspen playing at the football game in the stands

Our friend Cassiana at college small group

We carved pumpkins at college small group

Aspen's potty chart

Syd and her baby pumpkin I bought her

Friday, June 12, 2009

It's been 6 weeks since I blogged!

In the life of a baby 6 weeks is huge. This marks the difference in Sydney finally smiling at us, laughing at us, teething, sitting up, rolling over and so much more. These pictures are a story of our past 6 weeks starting from today working backwards to May 1st! At the beginning of May we went to Guy's mom's house for 5 days to finally have Christmas with the whole family. We also got to meet Guy's sister, Rachel's daughter Tabby for the first time. We enjoyed our time and it was good for the kids to see their grandma because they only see her about once a year. Aspen baked bread and blew bubbles with her, and Sydney just enjoyed smiling at her! After our time there, we headed to Shawnee to see my brother and his family! We had an awesome time with them especially with my niece and nephew and we also celebrated my 30th b-day on May 12! For my b-day they wrote the reasons they love me on 30 pieces of paper located all throughout the house! It was very thoughtful and also kinda funny! Most of my brother's comments were like, "I love Nancy b/c she thinks she can play hockey, or she thinks she is cool..etc...." I loved them all though!! :-) Sydney also marked her 4 month b-day before we left for Oklahoma. She weighed 14 lbs and was 24 inches long. She just started smiling and by 5 months was laughing out loud! She is the happiest sweetest baby in the world and I cannot believe she is growing up so fast! A few weeks after we got home from Oklahoma my cousin Holly and her new husband Josh came to visit us! Sydney was just about in love with Josh and Aspen stuck with Holly. When they left, for two days all I heard about was going to Holly's house. On May 24th Syd turned 5 months and on the 27 Aspen turned 2 1/2. Sydney is laughing, rolling over, sleeping through the night and is just thriving! She is around 15 lbs and is just so chunky! She is a major momma and daddy's girl. When she goes to Guy she instantly grabs his goatee and then is suddenly calm. When she sees me she grabs my hair and just talks and coos at us. She ADORES Aspen and half the time we are telling Aspen to get off Sydney or to play softly with Sydney and then we see that Sydney is cracking up at what Aspen is doing! Aspen is around 29 lbs now and is just getting those mean two year molars. She is soooo much fun and just really loves her "momma nanny" which I love. Everyday I get hugs and kisses and cuddles. She will say, "Momma..need a Kiss? OKAYYYYYY" and then she kisses me. She does not like bugs but is not really scared of them either. She likes to make a show of it, like if she sees a bug she yells out, "WHOAH scary spider..lets kill it Nanny". Then, she gets really close to it and asks me to kill it. She carries our flyswatter everywhere saying, "I got the swatter..lets get it". A few days ago I walked into Syd's room and I saw two legs sticking out of the crib. Aspen found a way to climb in Sydney's crib and though I could not see Sydney in the crib when I walked in, I did hear her laughing at Aspen! Life has been crazy lately, but so good! We just love our girls and feel especially blessed to have healthy children!

This is my new comforter set we bought yesterday!! YAY!

Sydney today at 5 months and 2 weeks old

Aspen found a way into Syd's crib! AHHHH

She was so proud!

I had just given my baby a bath and she was so happy!

Aspen riding her toy horse! She was scooting around the house

2 1/2 years old exactally on this day

5 months old

5 months old and rolled over for the first time on this day

At Kemah feeding sting rays with Jewel and Steve

With cousin Holly..saying goodbye...So sad!

Sydney with her boyfriend Josh

5 months old exactally this Sunday morning!

Almost 5 months

With her cousins and Uncle Chris

All of my b-day signs on the walls

Today I turned 30 at Chris and Jess's house!

Sydney (4 1/2 months)with her big cousin Ally

Aspen with Grandma on May 12th

Leaving Grandma's

Me blowing out candles on my cake at Guy's mom's house!

In their matching Jammies that Grandma gave them

Tabby(Rach's daughter), Syd, and Aspen is matching Jammies

Tabby (1), Syd (4 months), Aspen (2)

Grandma and Syd

Aspen and Grandma baking bread

Grandma taking it out to cool!