Tuesday, May 31, 2011

1 Year Old

I can't believe that Jaina is 1!! 
Her birthday was on May 28th.

Here are her stats:
Height: 30.5 inches (90%)
Weight: 20 lbs 8 oz  (50%)

In the past 3 months she has grown 2.5 inches and only gained about 6 ounces!!  Which is understandable since she's a pickey eater and loves to be moving all around.  
In comparison to Xander and Mara at this age.

Height: 31 1/4 inches
Weight: 24 pounds

Height: 29 3/4 inches
Weight: 24 lbs 8 oz

So she's about the same height, but alot thinner!  It's amazing how each child can be so different!  She just gets to wear her clothes longer than Mara did!!
The things that I love about Jaina:
  • She says 'hi' whenever someone walks into the room.
  • 'Hi' is just about all she'll really say at this point, eventhough she can say 'mama', 'dada', and 'uh-oh'.
  • She loves her brother and sister and gets super excited when she sees them.
  • She loves to play 'Peek-a-Boo'
  • She can walk furniture and will walk if we hold her hands, but nothing on her own yet.
  • She loves to clap, expecially when we say 'Yay'
  • She loves noodles, cheerios, rice and pretty much anything I give her off my plate.
  • Drinks from a sippy cup!!!!!
  • Has 8 teeth!!!  But still no molars.
  • She has the cutest smile, but it's hard to get a picture of it, because she just stares at the camera.
  • Loves books and toys that make noise, and she can play alone really well.
  • Loves to open cupboards, so we have them all 'locked' :)
She is such a fun addition to our family, eventhough she's the loudest one.

I love you Jaina!
Happy Birthday!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Tomorrow, Pat and I are leaving for a little getaway to here:

And get to ride this:
2 weeks before it opens to the public!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter 2011
This was Jaina's first Easter, so she woke up bright and early :)

Xander & Mara with their baskets.

A rare pic of me with my little ones.
They were so happy because I made their Easter gifts this year. 

Jaina tasting a Cadbury Egg wrapper!! Yummy! 

Xander with the new toys! 

It was relatively simple, for me at least. It took a lot of time and secrecy, but I got 'em done! 

They turned out amazing!  I love the white one the best :) 

A quick picture before church.  Jaina wasn't too happy. 

I snapped a quick pic of Jaina using my iPod during sunday school.  She was so pretty :) 

Traditional Easter family picture.  It's always sunny so we all have a hard time keeping our eyes open. 

We went and visited Grandma & Grandpa and I found Grandma reading a book to Mara :) 

A few days after Easter we had our Ramey family egg hunt! The kids LOVE this and look forward to it each year. 

Max & Xander checking out the loot! 

Jaina actually kept the bunny ears on long enough for a picture, but wasn't too happy about it. 

Jaina getting her first Easter Egg! 

Me & my girlie! 

My sweet Mara! 

Jaina really liked the eggs because they rattled!!
(they are usually filled with money) 

Conli, Mara & Sawyer doing an egg swap.
All the eggs have names on them and get picked up by others, but they always find their owner :) 

The Main Event: Opening everything! 

Look at all the money! 

Each child ended up with about $20 each!! It was crazy!
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mara's 5th Birthday

I can't believe that my little girl turned 5 last month!!  To celebrate, we had her very first 'Friend Birthday Party'.  Since her actual bday was the week of spring break, we managed to get the party done the week before.
My AMAZING sister made the cake and cupcakes for the occasion.

There were so many pictures to sift through, so I'll only post the essentials.
She decided to have a Princess Dress Up Party!!!
Mara & her friends decorated crowns, colored pictures, made necklaces, and played 'Pin the Kiss on the Frog'.
We even had Tangled playing in the background!
Here's the whole group!
Her friend Micah even dressed up as a Prince :) 

We even got Jaina dressed up!!!

Aunt Karri & Mara
Karri really is amazing!  She made the food, helped with decorations, took pictures and even dressed up! She is the best aunt EVER!!!

We made Jaina dress up as Snow White! 

After her party, we gave her OUR present!
Her very own bike!
She was super exicted because it was what she's been asking for for months!!

Oh the JOY!!!!!!


We had to put Jaina on the little trike that Mara's been riding around for awhile.
Her feet barely touch the ground!

Oh how my Xander loves to be silly!!

On her actual Birthday, we went to lunch at a McDonalds with a play place then later met up with some family at Fat Cats for some good ol' bowling!

Jaina was exhausted by the time we got there and ended up sleeping the WHOLE time!!!

Mara & cousin Addi

I don't know what Xander was doing, but here's our family after the fun was over.

Happy Birthday Mara!
We love you!