Thursday, December 10, 2009

Uncle Jay and Aunt Karen come for Thanksgiving!

Aunt Karen Uncle Jay

For Thanksgiving Duane's sister, brother-in-law, and their 4 kids came into town. The entire week was very busy but we had a blast. They hadn't seen Brynlee yet so we were really excited for them to visit. I took my older nieces shopping one day, we went to the aquarium, and played lots of wii fit and shawn white snowboarding. Thanksgiving night we brought all the kids back to our house for a sleepover. It was weird driving home in a suburban with 5 kids. We sang Christmas carols all the way home. I loved every minute of it. When we got to our house we all realized no one had eaten dinner. We were all so stuffed from our late thanksgiving lunch that we weren't hungry until 8:00. So we scrambled around finding everyone something to eat. My niece Bekah made nachos...well tried to anyway. She ended up dumping 1/2 of them into our hot over. LOVE YOU BEKAH!! :) The house got really smokey and I was fearfully praying that the smoke detectors wouldn't go off. (Brynlee was asleep) We stayed up until 1 playing the wii. Well, I think Duane went to bed at 12, I stayed up to get everyone to bed. After they went home Duane and I kept talking about how well behaved our nieces and nephew are. They are so polite. For example, my 7 year old niece Lilah asked me this at breakfast, "Aunt Kim, I am full, may I be excused?" Awesome huh? Those are questions you just don't hear anymore. We had a great week with them and wish we lived closer. Oh and Brynlee loved them being here too. She was well entertained, as they were with her. :)

Fun at the aquarium:

Thanks for visiting us for Thanksgiving. We had a blast! We hope to see you soon. Love and miss you guys!

7 Months

When I think about this past month, all I can think about is how much fun I am having. The more time I spend with you the more I love being your mom. I can honestly say that right now motherhood is pretty easy. I know there will come a day when I might not be able to say that so I am going to cherish these moments. Thank you baby girl for making us a family. Here is what you have been up to this month:

  • you wear size 2 diapers, 3-6 month clothes, and weigh 15 lbs.
  • you kick your legs like crazy when you get excited
  • you LOVE your excersaucer

  • when we change your diaper you bang your feet on the changing pad and laugh
  • you are defiantly into textures, you love scratch everything: the plastic on your exercauser, daddy's jacket, your sheets, your bumper pads, your clothes, and the wall next to the changing table.
  • You started to cut your two top middle teeth on your 7 month birthday
  • You are into squealing again. Sometimes it sounds like we live with a bird. You also like to squeal in the store. I was at Target with you the other day and you squealed really loud the entire time we were there.
  • you got your first cold this month :( (now you are working on your 2nd)

Happy Birthday Precious Girl! Daddy and I love you bunches!