Thursday, July 29, 2010

2 Months Old

My sweet Jaina is already 2 Months Old!!!
It's amazing how fast time flies after their born.
She had her check-up today and her stats are:
Length: 22 3/4 inches  (75%)
Weight: 12 lbs 2 oz  (90%)

She jumped from the 75th to the 90th percentile in weight since her 2 week appt!  She's doing great and well on her way to being chubby like her brother and sister were. During the exam the doctor noticed that her left hip pops, so we have to go get an ultrasound on it next week to see what the problem is, so we'll know more then.

I have more to blog but it's going to have to wait for another day.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cute Girls

Here are the pics of my friend Natalie's girls.  I've been wanting to make her girls skirts for awhile now, and finally had an excuse to do it because 2 out of 3 of them had birthdays.  So rather than buy toys for them I made skirts & flower clips.  And I had to make a matching one for the baby sister too.
Avery (5), Kate (18 months), Macy (3)
Here are the birthday girls!
Mara loves to play with them, and it seems like I'm constantly taking her over to their house to play.
Thanks again Natalie for all you've done for me :)
Here's a close up of Kate's skirt.
And the flower clips.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Xander lost his first tooth on Monday (July 12th). 
It had been really wiggly for awhile and I'm surprised it took this long to come out. I've been constantly checking his tooth to see it's progress and on Monday I realized that it was going to fall out that day. So I quickly got out my extra fabric and made this cute little tooth fairy bag for him. 
But before I was done with it we checked his tooth again and I told him to go look in the mirror to see how loose it was. I grabbed the video camera and followed him to the bathroom.  I thought that I would get a little video of it's looseness, but before I know it, Xander pulled it out!!!!  I was very lucky and was able to get it on video!  He was so very excited and said "it didn't hurt one bit".  His other bottom front tooth is starting to wiggle, just a little bit. I'm guessing that it'll be another month before that one comes out. 
(Here's the link to the instructions of the bag)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Randomness of Life

I love this picture! She's holding her grandpa's finger :)
A Co-worker of Pat's made Jaina some cute onsies.
This is one of my favorites.
 It's a tauntaun and says "And I thought they smelled bad on the outside"!!
Gotta love Star Wars!
I ran out of contacts last week and had forgotten to grab my glasses from my room, so I had Xander get them for me and he thought it was pretty funny to wear them. Too bad he'll probably have to have glasses when he's older since both Pat & I wear corrective lenses.
Xan just loves his baby sister!
Mara went to a princess birthday party for her friend Macy and came home with her nails painted and makeup on her face!  She looked so cute! It made me realize that she's growing up too fast, at least she's only 4 and it'll be a long time before she'll start to wear makeup for real :)
My kids LOVE their aunt Karri (and her iPhone)
Last Friday (the 9th) was the midnight premiere for the Hallmark Christmas Ornaments! I love going and getting them early every year. We've been doing this for YEARS. Here's some of the princess ones for this year :)
Me, Mom, Jaina, Chris & Karri
(grandma Joan left before we got the picture taken)
I finally finished up Jaina's dress that matches Mara's and made some fabric flowers to match. They wore their dresses to church on Sunday and I had so many compliments!  I'm just happy that I've pulled out my machine again :)
A close-up of the flower.  I have some leftover fabric from some of Mara's skirts, so I'm making more. I even made skirts and flowers for my friend Natalie's girls. I'm just waiting to get a picture from her of them all dressed up to post it!
Sunday night we had an extended family Ice Cream Party at the park. So far this year there have been 6 great-grand babies born to my mom's parents (who are both gone).  These are the 3 that were born in May!
Melody & Ty (29th), Me & Jaina (28th), and Lindsay & Kairi (9th)
Ty & Jaina were born less than 24 hours apart!
Jaina is official now!!  I have her represented on the back of our car!
(Susan, thanks again for the sticker!!)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jaina's Blessing

We were able to bless Jaina on the 4th of July.
We were lucky to have all of Pat's family here with us, so we took the opportunity to get a quick family picture.
(the first complete picture in 3 years)
Here's Grandma & Grandpa with their 16 grandkids!!
Proud grandparents.
4 generations
Pat gave her a beautiful blessing. I am so thankful that I am married to an amazing man who is worthy of the priesthood that he holds. I am so grateful to have Jaina in our family.
Thank you to all who came to celebrate with us!

Who is Who???

I love that I was able to use the same blessing dress for both my girls.
Can you tell which one is which??

Monday, July 5, 2010

Balloonfest/Forth of July

Saturday, July 3rd, we got up early and met my whole family in Provo for the Balloonfest/Breakfast.  It was great to be there with everyone :)
It was fairly windy so they didn't launch the balloons, at least when we were there. They inflated a few, but they didn't lift off.
(Xander took the pics of the balloons)
Mara was having fun taking pics and got this fun one of Xander & Daddy.
A quick family pic with a balloon before we left.
When we got home we got all cleaned up and in our flag shirts for our yearly family picture.
My sweet kids.
Happy Independence Day!!

Matchy Matchy

Jaina wasn't very happy, but this is the first of many matching outfits.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Last Tuesday, the 22nd, I met up with my friend Andrea and we went to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point. The kids had a great time and Jaina stayed asleep for the duration, which was wonderful. Here are some pics of our afternoon.

Mara at the build a dino.
Mara wanted to play in the sand/water area but quickly realized that she didn't like being dirty, so I begged to get a picture of her with the smock on before we went to wash up.
And I thought Xander was tall :)
Mara & Julia
Xander, Jarom, Mara, Julia, & Josh
Doin' some diggin'
We got our kids some squished pennies before we left, here they are showing them off.
Thanks Andrea for the great afternoon.