Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

Happy Easter! We had a wonderful weekend full of great weather, friends, family time, fun Easter activities and most importantly reflection on our Savior Jesus Christ! I certainly am forever thankful for His sacrifice, His Atonement, and for all the blessings I have been given. I am especially grateful for my little family and thankful I can be with them forever!

Our ward had a cute Easter activity for the kids on Saturday morning complete with crafts, fun, and an egg hunt! Kate totally loved it! She's become quite the expert at finding eggs. And it's pretty dang cute...after she finds an egg she insists on opening it up and gets so excited about what's inside. Glad  she can savor the small things!

Dying eggs Saturday night! Kate has been talking about dying eggs for the past month...She was so excited to finally do it!

Sunday morning! I heard Kate get out of bed and rather than come into our room like she does every other day, I heard her walk into the living room and yell "Pete the Cat...there's a duck...candy" and then ran into our room. Holidays are just that much more fun with kids!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Outside Lovin'

After a LONG winter we have been taken advantage of every minute possible to play in the yard, swing, play and picnic at the park, go for walks, and bike! It is glorious! 

Kate was made to be outside! It seems like every time we go least at the beginning of our nice weather stretch...she would just sprawl out on the grass...taking in the moment...or something. See below. 

Kate was also meant to swing. I think she'd sleep in a swing if we'd let her. Kate has insisted that Millie not miss out on the fun... and Millie seems to like it too!

We've enjoyed some bike rides too. But I'm hesitant to go too far with Millie...she's still a little small and floppy.

We are so thankful that Spring is here! The trees are now thinking about budding and our daffodils are going to sprout flowers soon! Looking forward to a lovely Easter weekend!

Our first family of four picnic- Northridge Park

Love how these two love each other!

We are going to miss the Lowe's...they are moving for residency

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Amelia- 6 months

Half a year!!! I can't believe it! I didn't catch a whole lot of General Conference last October...I guess I had a pretty good excuse :) I did catch a bit more this weekend! Happy 6 months to our Millie girl!

Millie continues to be our happy girl,  always smiling and laughing. Her extra sweet disposition and temperament continues and we just can't get enough of her! Millie had a very busy month... full of lots of firsts!

-Rolled over for the first time on March 28, 2014. From her back to stomach rolling to the right. She is no longer content just laying down and will continue to roll, play for a few minutes, then get frustrated and ask to be put back on her back...only to repeat...again and again!
-First veggies! Enjoys eating rice cereal and now sweet potatoes (3/31/14) and green beans (4/4/14)! 
-First carousel ride
-First time swimming
-Favorite toys this month...she loves chomping on her Sophie giraffe and my baby beads necklace. Still no teeth though.
-Continues to adore her big sister Kate and loves watching her every move!
-And Millie has decided she not interested in using her pacifier! She'd much rather just suck on her 2 fingers! Oh dear!

Weight- 13 lbs 15 oz (almost 10%ile)
Length- 24 inches (almost 5%ile)

We are sure enjoying this cutie bug! Time needs to slow down!

Here are my two girls both at 6 months... Millie on the left...Kate on the right

With a second girl it has sure been handy already having all the clothes. Even though their seasons are a bit opposite Millie's been able to use most of clothes that Kate wore. Add a sweater and tights and we have been set. But especially now at 6 months the clothes have really lined up! I love seeing Millie and then remembering when Kate wore a particular outfit.

More pictures of Millie...

First carousel ride
First veggie
Happy 6 month celebration with a Scratch Cupcake