Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lily is 6!!!!

Lily turned 6 years old on February 13th!! Our little almost Valentine baby :) Lily woke up on her birthday to balloons all over her floor. We started this tradition when she turned 3 (I think!) And this year, she reminded me of it! She said to me, “Mom, are you going to put balloons all over my floor when I wake up on my birthday?” I seriously had forgotten!! So I said to her, “Well, you’ll just have to wait and see!” Thank goodness she has a good memory! :) P1050379 The evening of her birthday, we let her choose where she wanted to eat dinner. I was thinking she’d choose McDonald’s or even Burger King. She actually chose Best Lil’ Roadhouse! For those of you that don’t know, it’s a nicer, sit down restaurant that serves steak! She still chose to eat a hamburger! My kind of girl! After dinner, we came home and she opened a few presents.


I know it’s blurry, but my parents gave her this unicorn light up thingy. She had been wanting one for a long time and was sooo excited when she opened it!


AJ chose these Hello Kitty headphones for Lily-mainly to be used when she watches shows on my ipad so we don’t have to hear it! And then Jameson had to sneak in on the picture!


My mom also treated Lily to a manicure at a salon on her birthday. Lily was so excited and chose a sparkly pink to go with her Pinkalicious party….


Pink everywhere!!! Lily wanted to have a Pinkalicious party. And again, for those that don’t know, there is a book called Pinkalicious where the little girl in the story loves pink so much. She eats a ton of pink cupcakes and turns pink, and the only way to turn back to normal is to eat green foods. Anyway, it’s a super cute story and it was very fun to copy for the decor! My mom helped a TON with this. Seriously, she is the brains behind this bash. I just helped a little :) So thankful she likes to plan parties! Thanks for the help Mom! You can’t tell very well, but each girls’ name was on the back of the chairs.


Popcorn, pink cupcakes, and pink candies!


A close-up of the Pinkalicious cupcakes I made. I really do love decorating cakes and cupcakes!


The girls also got to decorate a pink crown and wand with stickers, gems, and other glittery things.


More pink decor!


The girls decorating their crowns and wands.


Poor Colby was the only boy! He didn’t mind though.


The girls playing Pinkalicious bingo.


The party girls dressed in pink from head to toe!




Lily got this cool coloring butterfly thing as one of her presents, and all the girls were sharing and coloring it together. It was very sweet. She is so blessed to have such sweet girlfriends!!

Later that night, we had all the family over for another party for Lily!


Even mom and Owen went along with the Pink theme!!


Sparkly boots from Papa and Nana.


We love little Owen!


Lily had been wanting footy pajamas and Grandma Barb found some for her. Lily was thrilled!


A pretty dress from Auntie Lu and Uncle Kevin-thankfully, in another color besides pink :)


My sad attempt to take a picture of Lily with her birthday cupcake! Oh well!

And, a look of our sweet Lily Mae throughout the years!

lily halloween

Seriously, those cheeks?!! Love her. She was 8 months here.


So sweet at 9 months.


2 years old


3 years old.


So excited and flexible at 2 years!!


Looks like a model to me :) 2 1/2 years.


The start of being a big sister to Jameson at almost 3 years old.


Big sister to Colby at almost 6!

Lily Mae, you are such a joy to daddy and me. We are so thankful God brought you to us! You are our little miracle baby when we didn’t know if we’d be able to have babies! God knew all along though! You have such a sweet spirit, you are very creative, especially when you are coloring. You are an excellent student and you get so excited to learn new things. You are so helpful to me with your brothers-whether it’s watching Colby while I shower, or helping to get Jameson dressed. You are also a bit stubborn (like your daddy was when he was little! :), but it helps when you are trying to learn and you want to figure it out! And best of all, you’ve got Jesus in your heart. You know He is your Lord and Savior and it’s so awesome to hear you memorizing His Word for church, singing worship songs, and asking your friends from school if they know Jesus. We are SO thankful for you and we love you so much!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

5 Months (and a few days!)

Once again, I am late on writing about Colby turning 5 months. Just too busy lately!

*He is SUPER long! No idea how much he weighs or how tall he is. We’ll find out next month!

*Wearing 6-9 month clothes. His feet are long and skinny and I’m having a hard time finding socks that will stay on him!

*Happy, happy baby! Great napper and will nap in car seat, swing, or crib. I love it!

*He is hit or miss with sleeping through the night. Last night he woke at 4 am, so it wasn’t horrible. But the two nights before that he woke up at 5:30. Not sure what his deal is, but I’m not quite willing to let him cry it out. I can function on little sleep! :)

*He has been having troubles with going #2, so his doctor suggested giving him prune juice. I really didn’t want to do this as Colby has only had breast milk, but I knew we needed to do it. I only gave him 2 oz. of juice (equal parts juice and water) and he guzzled it down! He did make a funny face when he first tasted it! Anyway, I’m happy to say, without going into too many details, that it worked! Think I’ll do juice every other day and see if that helps this problem. Never thought I’d be blogging about my child’s poo, but I’m a mom so there ya go!

*He adores his big brother and sister and they are always trying new tricks to make Colby smile. Works every time!

*He still hates tummy time, but tolerates it for a bit. He has yet to roll over, but I don’t mind. He will when he’s ready! The only issue is the right backside of his head is super flat! He definitely favors that side because that’s what he sleeps on. Hoping when he does roll over that his head will get normal looking :)

*Even though he doesn’t roll over, he has really good head control and support. He always lunges himself forward if he’s sitting in our lap or on the couch-like he’s trying to sit up more. He’s got a strong neck!

P1050369 He is seriously the happiest baby!!!! I love this stage because he will pretty much smile at anyone very easily-as long as he’s been fed and changed!

P1050371 He gets excited and flails his arms and legs!


P1050375 Colby also LOVES bath time. I stopped using the baby bathtub mainly because he is so stinking tall and he looked uncomfortable in it! So, now I just put a teeny bit of water in the tub and lay him on a towel in it. He’s much happier and loves kicking his legs and arms all over.

P1050376  Such a happy boy. Man, he sure is pale looking! His hair is turning lighter, thinking he may look more like Lily as he gets older!


P1050368 I didn’t use my Moby wrap much with Jameson because he was so big and I was just unsure of it holding him! But, after watching some “how to” videos online, I figured it out with Colby! This has come in handy many nights when Colby just wants to be held, which of course is always when I need to make dinner! He loves it though. He’s totally content to hang with me and watch what I’m doing.

P1050350 The boys and their matching shirts on Super bowl Sunday! I was taking a picture with my ipad and Lily took this picture. Not bad!

P1050344 He looked so old to me in his 2 piece jammies! Check out his awesome hair too. Kinda reminds me of Kramer from Seinfeld :)

We love our growing boy! Hate that he’s almost a half of a year old-only because it’s going so fast!! I love this stage though. He’s so fun!