Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween to YOU!!

Happy Halloween from our home to yours!!
 From the first second we started talking about dressing up, 
Aubrey Rose knew exactly what she wanted to be.  
No question.  
She never wavered at all.  
Ariel, The Little Mermaid.  
The most entertaining part of this decision is before this we barely ever heard about Ariel.  Obviously she knew who Ariel is, but she definitely had her favorite princess.  The pink one.  She used to just call her pink.  Then, she later learned she was named Sleeping Beauty.  Sleeping Beauty has been her ultimate favorite up until this point.
So when she chose Ariel, I was stunned.
And she stuck with it, without a doubt!
(Thank goodness for sweet friends who let us borrow the costume.)  :)
 Here is Ariel and her favorite buddy Flounder.
 Flounder however, had NO desire to stay still for pictures.  All he wanted to do was swim away!
 We did get to see his eyes one time...
 As Flounder swam away, Ariel could have posed for days,
we asked.
We hope you have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Peach Orchard pictures

We recently had some pictures taken by our friend Cori with Derksen Photography.  Cori sure makes all this photography stuff look easy!!!  Thanks Cori for blessing us with memories in our peach orchards to last a lifetime.  Such a blessing.

Friday, October 28, 2011

8 months

Our little man, you are getting so big.  It is starting to get tricky to take posed pictures of you!  You are so fast!
 Austin, you are getting into EVERYTHING!!  You are pulling out ANYTHING you can get your hands on. And of course, it goes straight to your mouth.  Your sister has cried multiple times because you have ruined a couple of her things.  One time she had spent a really LONG time working on and coloring a "map."  When she walked away, you found it, crumbled it all up with your hands and then proceeded to eat it.  Oh, she lost it.  She was so sad and told everyone about it for days.
 Your work is amazing.  I leave you for one minute and come back to this!  Goodness!  I am telling you, you and super fast!  
Austin, EVERYTHING you get into your hands is going straight into your mouth.  I forget how long this phase takes!  What I do know is we have a very long way to go!  It is not good that I am already anxious for this season to be past us.  Ha!! 
You are getting quite adventurous.  The more adventurous you get, the more you get stuck.  And then when you get stuck, you get really MAD!  For some reason you were stuck under this table.  You tried to get up, the table would bonk your head.  You tried over and over again, until I came and saved you.  You make me laugh!
Aubrey Rose's toys often get in your way too...
Obviously, this one was really frustrating...
 but my favorite was this day you could not figure out how to get yourself free from this chair.  That bar on the chair really stumped you, and boy were you MAD!!!
You can be rather tricky to feed.  Some days you want to be spoon fed (and only spoon fed) and other days you just want to feed yourself.
However, the one thing you really love to do, no matter the day, you LOVE to bang your hands on your high chair tray.  
Your sister absolutely loves helping you with anything.  She also likes to pick you up and carry you anywhere (whether you want to go or not).  You two are adorable when you play together.  Aubrey Rose crawls on her hands and knees just like you and you guys go all over the house.  She tells you, "Aww-tin, I gonna tickle you.  I gonna git chu."  And you just giggle and laugh, trying to crawl away as fast as you can!  Usually your super speed can't go fast enough, your sissy is just a little faster.  I love watching the two of you together.  Melts my heart!!
Your smile melts my heart too.
 You have officially found the stairs and have conquered them all (with us right behind you of course)  many times.  You LOVE the stairs!
No teeth yet, but it has been weeks now that I have been wondering if you are teething.  Nothing yet though!  For about a month you were sleeping EXCELLENT!  You would sleep from 7pm-7am and you would take two good naps during the day (at least 1 1/2-2 hours each).  Lately though, for probably 2 weeks you have enjoyed giving us a lovely wake up call at about 5am.   But, then you go back to sleep after a bottle until 7am.  
 Every day that passes you look more and more like a little boy.  Not much baby left!  :(
 I can't believe you are 8 months old.  Time is flying and it is definitely bittersweet.
One thing is for sure, we are loving every second we get with you!  (Even if it includes spit up, poop, or tears)  :)  We love you Austin James!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Born with it...

When Aubrey Rose was born, she was my bald baby.  :) 
Even at 7 months she had nothing...

At 15 months, Aubrey Rose still had NO hair!

FINALLY at 18 months...yes, a year and a half...
we finally had little curls and we could put a clip in her bangs.

However, when Austin was born, I was not only shocked he was a boy, 
but I was also absolutely shocked with ALL THAT HAIR!!!

At 3 months, Austin's hair was still pretty thick.
 Even at 4 months, he had plenty of hair.
At 5 months, we realized he had lost it all.
Can you believe that???!!!  Yeah, neither could we.  :)
(Don't worry, you don't have to sugar coat this for us.  
We might be biased parents, but we are not oblivious!  HA!!)

Now at almost 8 months, he has grown all new hair and it is coming in lighter!  Not blonde, but not dark like what he was born with.
 Big Sister's hair turned out just fine...
so we aren't worried at all about this little guy.
But, we definitely learned it sure doesn't matter what you are born with...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Measure it...finally!

I have actually had this vinyl sticker for a couple of years.  I know, so sad I am finally getting this done.    I ordered it from Uppercase Living.  We finally decided on where we wanted it.  I decided to put it on a piece of wood that we could remove if need be.  
Our new growth chart for the kids!  So fun!!
 First person we measured???  You guessed it!
 And so the measuring begins...LOVE it!!