Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thumb Sucker

We went to the grocery store last night and it was right after I fed Jaina. She tends to take little naps after each feeding, and we forgot her binky (which she uses to fall asleep). When she doesn't have a binky she likes to suck/chew on her hands and last night she found her thumb a few times. So I got out my phone and took some pics of her. I wish I would have taken a video, because she makes the funniest noises when she has her hands in her mouth.
She finally fell asleep after a few minutes. 
Oh how I love my little girl :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

2 Buck Tuesday

Last Tuesday I was able to tag along with my friend Shelene and take advantage of the last 2 buck Tuesday at Thanksgiving point.  There were a TON of people there but it was still fun. It was just weird not to have Xander with me.
Apparently Mara weighs the same as a Goat! (probably not though)
She was a little nervous about touching a cow but did it anyway!!
We waited in line for 50 minutes to have a pony ride and she was SOOO happy to finally have her turn!
Somedays I wish I had a jail in my house, it would be a great time-out spot :)
Spencer & Mara on the cow couch :)
Afterwards we had lunch at Iceberg. It was alot of fun to get out of the house and see friends. Thanks for letting me tag along Shelene, I appreciate it!

Brown Eyed Girl

Jaina turned 3 months on the 28th! Here's a few things about her:

She loves to be held (which happens all day long)
She's starting to chew/suck on her fingers.
She'll only take a binky when she's trying to fall asleep.
She sleeps at least 6 hours straight during the night on average.
But doesn't sleep very well during the day :(
She weighs at least 14.5 to 15 pounds.
She's our only child with brown eyes :)
She loves to smile and is starting to laugh a little bit.
She loves her daddy and always smiles the best for him!
She's starting to eat more and going longer between feedings during the day :)

I just love my brown eyed girl!!!

Bridal Veil Falls

We went for a walk up the canyon on Saturday Aug. 28th before Pat went to work.  It had been awhile since we've done it and I was happy to have the family time.  We had wanted to go the night before with Morri & Liza & kids, but it was really rainy so we just hung out at their house instead.
Here are some fun pics:
I didn't mind being the picture taker this day because I really didn't want to get in the water and I hadn't done my hair and so I just stayed on the walkway with Jaina (while she slept).  Pat did get a pic of me with the kids but it's not my fav, so it's not going to be posted :)
After we were done, we picked up lunch from Sonic then ate it in our backyard!  It was a great morning spent together as a family!

First Day of First Grade

Xander started First Grade this year!  I can't believe how big he's getting. We were able to meet hiis teacher, Mrs. Brock on Back to School Night on Aug 24th.
School started on the 25th! Xander is a Later-gator so he goes from 9:15 to 3:30. He knows alot of kids in his class which is great!  He even gets to walk to school with our neighbors. (which I love!!)
Xander & Weston
At the school!!!!
At his desk!
The first day was a little rough because his best friend Tanner is an Early-Bird, so he got to go home before Xander did and that made him upset because he wanted to play with Tanner when he got home. School's been in session for a week and a half and I think Xander is loving it.  He gets to eat lunch at school and have multiple recesses!  And I'm loving that I don't have to run back and forth to the school each day because he's walking with friends :)   I think it's going to be a great school year!

Playin' Around

Whenever the kids want to hold Jaina I feel obligated to get the camera out. But it's a good way to document how big Jaina's getting :)
August 21st
This is how Xander plays with Jaina. He likes to put his toys all around her and tells me that she won a bunch of prizes!!  What a silly boy!
Here's Mara and one of her best friends Marissa. They love to play together everyday!