Wednesday, December 29, 2010

8 month update

  • battle crawling
  • can get out of a sitting position more controlled doesn't face plant anymore
  • made it through rsv
  • made it through eye surgery
  • returned to my sweet baby who sleeps again
  • loves to play with his toys
  • tried puff cereal but didn't like it
  • has an awesome mullet!!
  • starting to understand cause and effect
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

family christmas

this year was truly our first christmas completely on our own. that means i was responsible for the dinner and the little christmas eve program. i felt a lot of pressure to start our own traditions and carry on those of our childhood and i have to say that we did a great job.

we had the traditional christmas eve dinner, funeral potatoes, ham, rolls, green bean casserole, green jello and pumpkin bars all made by yours truly.


after dinner we opened our christmas jammies (i told jack he got to open one present on christmas eve and when he saw what it was that he got to open he said he wanted to open a different one) put them on so we could be comfy for the rest of the evenings events.


sam opening up his christmas jammies.


the two greatest gifts i could ever receive.
we read the scriptures of the birth of our Savior while jack acted out the characters as the story went on. after that we went out to go see our neighborhood dancing christmas lights set to music. (jack's favorite thing to do)

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Christmas morning




nanna and papa got jack these cool hex bugs

sam rolling around in all the presents.

santa brought jack this everyday hero's play set which he loves to have his mario characters play in. we kept asking jack if he wanted to open a present and kept saying he already has a present in the play house. finally after a while we convinced him to open his presents and he found out that he got a DS and wipeout for the wii. needless to say he was a very happy camper. all in all we had a wonderful christmas and we feel truly blessed to be able to spend it together as a family and teach our boys the true meaning of christmas. we hope you all had a very merry christmas too.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

7 months?

every time sam wears this hat jack seems to think he has to pet his head.

ok, ok so this is really late in coming and sam is really already almost 8 months but i had to get this in here for my records. here is a short update on what sam was up to at 7 months


  • sitting up with no support from his arms

  • making the "ma" "da" and "ba" sound

  • now loves to eat his baby food. his favorites are squash, sweet potato, carrots, apple, banana and pears

  • can put his binki in his mouth

  • recognize his own name

  • has rocked back onto his knees and hands but is still a long way from crawling (mom is secretly happy about that)