Thursday, May 14, 2015

Penelope at 6 months

On Mother's Day our babe turned 6 months old! Half a year already! This can't even be possible :) 

On that day we were driving back from Utah after spending a week there with family. So this post is a few days late, but we are finally home getting back into the swing of things and laundry is DONE. Bam.

Also, I'm getting lazier and lazier with blog posts. This time I'm typing it on my phone and I decided to take pictures with my phone, too. They aren't edited and don't look as good probably- but hey, this is saving me tons of precious time ;) 

A few things about our Penelope right now: 
She gets on all fours and puts her bum in the air. We call it "downward baby." Sometimes she will scoot a little bit forwards, sometimes she lands on her face, and mostly she scoots backwards (not her intention, I'm sure). 
She also likes rocking her bum back and forth while on her hands and knees. We call this "revving up". It is so stinking cute :)

Eats applesauce, pear sauce, bananas, and rice/oatmeal cereal. She's also on formula now. We won't go into all that- but I am sooo happy we made the switch. So happy. I miss breastfeeding only a teensy bit, but it was definitely time to stop. I'm thankful I could make it to 6 months- that is a huge personal accomplishment for me. And I will always hold out hope that I'll make it the full year someday with one of our babies. 

She still only says "da da", but she will say it *constantly*. Sleeps through the night but likes to eat at least once and then again as soon as daddy's alarm goes off. And she sleeps mostly with us...still. We finally got a sound machine so I think that will help her sleep in her crib more soundly. How did we live without one for so long?! 

Penelope is certainly growing like a weed, and it's bittersweet. We love her sweet little self. In Utah lots of family members commented that she looks more like me as a baby than our other two (who were carbon copies of Jonathan!). 

Friday, May 1, 2015

bunnies, birthdays, & beads

So much to catch up on! April was busy buys like usual. Easter, Conference, and two birthdays!
I want to get all caught up on stuff before we leave tomorrow for Idaho & Utah :)

Some things we did this year-

*ward egg hunt in the rain*
 goooood times.

*visited the baby chicks, bunnies, turkeys, and ducks at the ranch store*

 *performed some egg-coloring magic with koolaid, fine glitter, and rubberbands*

*had another little egg hunt at home Saturday morning. And the Easter Bunny brought some goodies!*

Charlotte got the sweetest dolly wrap. Its the same brand as my wrap and she totally loves acting like a little mommy! 
On Easter morning we enjoyed cinnamon rolls & watching General Conference. It was a wonderful Easter overall!

And then it was T's birthday. He is FIVE now! Craaaaaazay. We didn't have a party, but we did make him a fun cake with legos fighting on it. :)

We also took the kids to Get Air for the first time. It was the perfect way to celebrate our Talmage- he is so full of energy!

The next week I turned 26. I feel like birthdays for adults aren't very exciting so we will skip this part, but here are some pictures to prove that we did celebrate ;)

We've also been busy going to the beach, smelling the flowers, going to soccer & ballet, riding bikes outside, and taking walks almost every day. This warm weather is the BEST. 

Oh, and I've started an obsession for perler beads. If you are familiar with them, you may cringe a little. If not, well...your mind will be blown looking at some perler creations on Pinterest. We found out they are PERFECT for Minecraft stuff, so Talmage and I kinda love it. I may have gone a little nuts and ordered thousands of beads in dozens of different colors...and then spent many hours sorting the beads by color. But hey, it's not an unhealthy hobby, my son thinks I'm much cooler now, and my OCD is thanking me. :D

I'm excited for May! Bring it on, Oregon!