Monday, November 30, 2009

Owen's 6 Month Stats...

Weight: 15.1 lbs (10th percentile)
Length: 26.5 inches (75-90th percentile)

Sleep: 10-12 hours at night and about 3-4 naps a day

Teeth: he's got his two bottom fronts and we think he's getting another bottom one.

Food: He's tried rice cereal, squash, sweet potatoes, applesauce and far he only likes the squash. :)

Tricks: He rolls over both ways, almost gets into crawling position, and "scooches" around the floor.

Favorite pastime: chewing on his hands and feet, smiling, and laughing at his sister.

The doctor says that he'd like to see a better weight gain for next time, but that overall he's really healthy. I've got to hunker down and force him to eat his little people food!!

Other than that, I've never met a happier baby! :)

sorry, people...

I've made two attempts to post a video to my blog, and after over an hour of waiting each time, I gave is a picture of my new bookshelves...Christmified!! :)

At any rate, here is a bullet list of the things we've been up to lately:

*Hailey, as usual, is her strong-willed, smart as a whip, happy, intense, determined, and sweet self. Her new favorite one-liners are "Are you kidding me?", "Mama, when I'm 3, can I (fill in the blank)??", and thanks to Auntie Sheeshe "Do you got junk in the trunk??". Love it...

*Owen is changing so fast! He just turned 6 months and has his appointment today, so I'll post more stats later. This kid is by far the most chill child ever...until he's teething. Other than that, though, he laughs a ton, loves eating his toes, and smiles pretty constantly. :)

*Yesterday we brought home a CD from church with the song Hailey's class will be singing in her very first Christmas performance in a couple of weeks. I can't WAIT! She really does love to sing and one of her very favorite things to do is sit at her Grandma's piano while they play and sing together. So stinkin' cute!! (Grandma Patty can let us know when she thinks Hailey is ready for actual lessons... :)

*Our house is all decorated for Christmas and I LOVE it! Thanks, Mom!!

*Our east-coast family is in town right now and Hailey is loving every second of it! Every day she wants to visit her "cousin AND friend", Gabby. Those girls are so sweet together.

*Todd has been pretty busy with work lately, which is nice. This is typically our really slow season, but God continues to provide for what we need...we are so thankful for the things He's been teaching us lately about trust, His love for us, and waiting on Him.

*Young Life has been in full swing for the past several months and God is, again, so faithful! We've had between 35 and 60 high school friends join us every Monday night for club this fall. Please pray, if you think of it, for God to bring us more adult leaders. We'll be down to Todd, Steve and myself after Christmas...3 leaders do NOT make for a very effective gathering. :)

Well, that's all I can think of for now.

Happy Monday!! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

be still my heart...

I know you probably already saw this on Christy's blog, but on the off-chance anyone missed it, I had to post.

They are precious.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

ideas, anyone??

After a quick trip to Trader Joe's where Hailey picked out her own chocolate filled advent calendar, she asked me if we could play her new game when we got home. I told her that it wasn't a game and explained that it was a way to count the days until Christmas. I then asked her if she knew what Christmas meant and she said no. "It's Jesus' birthday", I told her, to which she replied, "Which one??".

Good question, Hails...I just know it's over 2009 years. :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

just chillin'...

Just reading a book to baby "Daisy"...and yes, she's named after Donald's girlfriend Daisy Duck...

ETA: Yes, her fingernails are green...Auntie Sheeshe painted them for her... :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009


After having all of these books in totes in the garage for nearly 3 years, we finally got ourselves a bookshelf. We've got some GREAT books!!

Here are some of my favorite finds...I found leather bound copies of Peter Pan, The Wind in the Willows, a hard back copy of Treasure Island, a copy of Little Women, and the whole set of The Chronicles of Narnia.Also, we found a bunch of Richard Scarry books, a Where's Waldo (Hailey's fave), Where the Sidewalk Ends, and several others.

A big thank you to Todd's Auntie Beth for providing this wonderful collection through the years. :)


So, life's been crazy lately...BUT we're having a good time at our are a few tidbits for you to enjoy... :)
*This fine ensemble was created by none other than my little diva. She's become very opinionated about her clothes lately. Yesterday morning she was downstairs for a long time and when I finally went to check on her she was wearing two pairs of underwear, a tank top, a t-shirt over it with one arm through the neck hole and attempting to put on pink and white polka dot shorts. I tried to get her to let me take a picture, but she refused.

*Yesterday my mom accidentally threw away this shriveled flower that Hailey had picked out of our yard for me. Hails caught her, had a conniption fit, and after they took a trip to Fred Meyer for dinner supplies I was presented with a DOZEN pink roses!! My daughter ran in the house, handed them to me and said, "I love you so much, Mama!!".

*Hailey recently staked her claim on this little dog that belongs to Owen and named him Tyler. As far as I know, she's never met a Tyler...

*Owen tried his first veggies last night and loved it! We started with squash and will later move on to sweet potatoes, green beans, then carrots.

*This kid has been teething (one down, a whole bunch to go!), going through a growth spurt, and finally is over being swaddled. With all the transition going on, it's been a pretty sleepless couple of weeks, but I think we've turned a corner...YAY! :)

*My kids are so sweet to one another...Hailey absolutely loves to help take care of Owen and he is fascinated with his big sister. So cute.

Well, that's about it...happy November!!