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Sunday, March 29, 2009

My baby is 3 months and Aspen is 28 months

Well 5 days ago my little Sydney turned 3 months old and just 2 days ago Aspen turned 28 months old. Syd is around 13 lbs and is sooooo happy! She smiles constantly especially when she has a face up close to her. She wakes up happy and is just generally happy all the time! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE IT! She sleeps through the night most nights and even when I feed her at 6:00 she goes back to sleep till 9:00. The best thing about her though is her sweet personality. She is just so sweet and actually giggles from time to time! Aspen is doing great and is such a great big sister. This week Syd was having a tummy ache and went to Syd and said, "it's ok baby sydney". A few days ago we were eating ice cream and Guy told Aspen she had to sit on the fireplace to eat it so she wouldn't get it everywhere and out of her mouth came, "That's idiculous". We were floored! Guy says ridiculous a lot and I guess she caught on. She got in some trouble for saying that because what daddy says should never be ridiculous! :-) I could not ask for better kids. Being with them is so rewarding and I never want to forget the little things like at night when Aspen says, "nanny, I hold you!" or when Sydney sees me and smiles and coos! What a great life we have!!

syd looks up to Aspen and always stares at her! Thanks for the matching pajamas Grandma Haney!!

3 months old!

Aspen sharing her toys with Sydney

She was exactally 3 months on this day

This morning Syd and Aspen wore matching Disney dresses to church that Mimi bought them

Monday, March 23, 2009

We are back

We have not blogged in a while. We spent a week in Lubbock seeing our friends from AIM and taking our teens to a camp there. It was a great time of relaxation and spiritual renewal for us. Thanks to all of our friends who made it a great week! This week marks Sydney's 12 week birthday! :-) She weighed 12 lbs 7 ou. at her appt. last week. She just discovered her hand two days ago and would just hold her little fist in front of her eyes for several minutes! She smiles everyday now and actually started this a couple of weeks ago but now consistently smiles when she looks at her mobile and at her mommy! AHHHH! She also has been sleeping through the night the past few weeks. She usually eats at 10:30 and then sleeps until 6:00 or 7:00! How cool is that?? I feel like a new woman with all of this rest! Things are going great though and Aspen just loves Sydney! She loves to say, "it's ok Sydney" when Syd cries. Aspen's new thing is her toy cell phone. She says, "Nanny! PHONE". When she says this I grab my phone and we have fun little conversations about this and that. She is hilarious and is still sooooo cuddly with me. I hope she never outgrows snuggling with me. The pics are of my girls on Sunday morning. A friend of mine owns a children's clothing store in Lubbock and Syd is decked out in her new clothes!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Planting Flowers

Yesterday when Guy got home from work I was a little bit down and had had a difficult day. Guy being the sweet husband he is thought we should go buy me a coffee at Starbucks and then some flowers to plant. We had a lot of fun buying mulch and picking out flowers. When we got home we brought the girls in the front yard with us and planted the flowers. Aspen was really cute as she picked up our pots and organized them all on the mulch. Then she began pulling all the petals off, but I quickly got to her and explained that we could not pick these flowers. She is obsessed with them. Sydney sat in her swing for two hours as we planted everything. She was awake the whole time and just smiled and looked up at our tree! What a fun afternoon!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

I love my kids

I had such a good week with my girls! It is funny how some days I just think how will I ever get through this day because I am so tired, and other days I cannot imagine life without my two little girls and all the joy they bring. I have said it so many times, but I have so much more energy now that Sydney has been born. I am really loving life and enjoying waking up each day to spend with my kids! This week was not different than any other except I just enjoyed reflecting on how much God has blessed me. Ironically Aspen got into everything this week but for some reason I didn't get too overwhelmed. Here are some examples....On Monday Aspen came running into the living room with my lipstick all over her face and she said, "i'm pretty Nanny". I was a bit upset but then just started laughing to myself b/c you should have seen this child covered in lipstick. Then I walked through the house and found lipstick on my dresser, walls, recliners, and floor! Aspen did get in trouble, but truthfully why did I leave my lipstick where she could play with it?? The next day I was putting Syd's bow on her head with Kairo Syrup and right in front of me Aspen grabbed the syrup and poured it all over the carpet! Now let me tell you...she got a pretty big spanking for this and now refers to the syrup as, "no no". Then, last night she came walking into my room with lemonade all over her. All she said to me was, "Oh no Nanny Oh no". She is absolutely into everything and so I have learned the hard lesson of putting things up high and also balancing that with making sure she knows there are just things she does not need to touch. It is so funny because up until about two weeks ago she just left everything alone. All this said, I am so grateful to have a child that is healthy enough to play and get into trouble. I am so thankful to God for giving me the job and the pleasure of raising to girls to be like him! I love being a parent!!

Sydney is 9 weeks old and is really starting to smile and try to talk to us. She makes the sweetest cooing noises. At her two month appointment she was 11 pounds and 14 ounces. Her height was 21 inches. She is in the 50th percentile pretty much across the board! She is also holding her head up really well when we place her on her tummy! She eats at around 10:00 everynight and then sleeps until around 4:00 a.m. I feed her at 4:00 and then she sleeps till around 8:00. I cannot get over that I am only feeding her once in the middle of the night! It is just awesome!!! Enjoy the pictures!

In their matching outfits Mimi bought them

My 9 week old girl

holding her up well

Aspen put my lipstick all over the door

She crashed on me after playing outside with daddy