Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Silly Billy is as funny as ever. Though we have our battles (like being nice to babies, taking a “nap”, and of course, clean-up issues), he is overall a very sweet kid. We often have discussions about whether something is choosing the right or wrong.
William has a great moral compass. He often talks about how he will get married to Stella in the temple after he goes on a mission. I love that he already has a good life plan. But today took the cake. We had the missionaries over for dinner, so William wanted to play “Stake Conference.”
Because we go to stake conference with multiple babies, we usually sit in the overflow with a video feed. So Liam set up his own little monitor, and sang a song about Noah, complete with hosannas. The first verse was better, but we didn’t get it on camera…It was about Noah building a boat, a big flood (the typical Noah story)…but ended with the bad guys killing Noah. Wrong Noah, buddy.
If he grows up to be a Stake President, I am so using these videos to embarrass him.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Thursday, December 5, 2013
My sweet little William is 4 years old today. I can hardly believe it. The kid just keeps growing. He’s only gained a pound and a half over the last year, but he has outgrown almost all his 3T clothes and is just over 40 inches---that means he is tall enough for a lot of the big kid rides at Disneyland---Yay! I see a Disney visit in our near future.
I’ve decided to continue our yearly survey.
1. What is your favorite color? Dark Green
2. What is your favorite toy? Farmer Tractor
3. What is your favorite fruit? Oranges
4. What is your favorite tv show? Jake and The Neverland Pirates, Superwhy
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Peanut Butter Sandwiches
8. What is your favorite snack? Cheese Sticks
9. What is your favorite animal? Spiders
10. What is your favorite song? The Farmer in the Dell
11. What is your favorite book? The Farmer in the Dell
12. Who is your best friend? Cousins Daniel, Nate, and Kyrie. Linkon and Lyla (from school)
13. What is your favorite cereal? Raisin Bran and Honey Nut Cheerios
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Playing in the dirt/sand
15. What is your favorite drink? Hot Cocoa
16. What is your favorite holiday? The 4th of July
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Baby Puppy
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cereal
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Waffles (we’re actually going to have those for breakfast). Pizza (Hawaiian).
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a big kid.
We are so happy to have William in our family. His silliness adds just the right touch to our family. Happy Birthday Billy Boy!!!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
We did it! Sometimes we had to take it a day (or hour) at a time, but we made it through the first year with twins. I can hardly believe it. It seemed like we would never get here, but now it feels like the year has flown by.
It's been a rough year, but we finished strong. The babies have grown by leaps and bounds. I remember when they were so tiny and scrawny that their heads would easily fit in my hand and their little limbs looked like they would snap if you held them too tight. And now Caleb is a chunky monkey weighing close to 22 lbs, and weighing more than 2 lbs more than his baby sister. He and Lily can out eat William (who has a hearty appetite, mind you).
They are cruising and crawling around, and should be walking before too long. They have been a bit behind, which is typical with twins, but I'm ok with it. Its hard enough chasing them down without two little babies running around.
Our first birthday tradition is a bike helmet and a bike ride, so after a 10-mile run, Steve and I took the kid on a 5 mile bike ride. The babies weren't fond of helmets, but we all had a good ride.
We even had a ball pit.
I have loved watching them grow from the tiny skinny things with crazy hair that they were into the mobile chunky munchins with crazy hair that they have become.
Happy Birthday, Babies!!!
Monday, February 25, 2013
It's been a week of milestones at our house; Caleb got his first tooth (gotta love late teething nursers!!!), learned to crawl (That kid will do anything for food or drink!),
Lily is particularly fond of pulling books of the shelf and taking things out of boxes and bags.
She is getting her two top teeth in, putting our grand total at 11 months at 5 teeth.
William is a pro at going potty all by himself, and even remembers to wash his hands and flush. He knows most of the letters and is working on the sounds. And of course, he is still as silly as can be.
William has always (once we got to 6 months old, anyway) been a decent sleeper, and we have had minimal problems, even with weaning his binky or transitioning him to a big bed. Now, unfortunately, he had a couple of weeks where he insisted sleeping with mom and dad since there were "flies in his room". Yeah, I know. Of all the things to be afraid of, our kid picks flies. Due to the bribe of cartoons and a Superwhy shirt if he stayed in his room until the sun came up (I can't be Mom until at least 6 am), he finally has gotten back into his own room, 5/6 times. It wouldn't be such a big deal if we didn't get kicked all night and if William's room was downstairs, but I think we will sleep better with the prior arrangements of one to any beds smaller than twin-size. William can also put away the silverware and is (albeit slowly) learning to dress and undress himself, making my load a bit easier.
My kids are getting so big I can hardly stand it! They have even started exercising to be more like Mom:
One of these days I won't have babies at all anymore. While I will appreciate not bring so
demanded depended upon, it definitely makes me understand why people keep having babies.