Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pony Tails!

It's been a long time comin', but the girls (17 mos old) finally have enough hair to put in a pony tail! Yay! For the past week or so, I've been trying to do their hair in the mornings after breakfast. I bought little colored rubber bands and bows. They're pretty good about it the first time I do it. But, as the day goes on, they're not really into letting me fix their hair. The day will come, I'm sure. When Paul gets home, I remind him to tell them how pretty they look with their hair done. It makes them smile.
Ewan is getting to be such a big kid! I took him in for his two month check on Tuesday. He's weighing in at 12lbs 13oz and 24 inches long. He's basically grown out of newborn clothes and is too long to put in most of our 0-3. This is a new thing for me! The girls could wear newborn things for at least 3 months! Ewan is just a happy baby. He smiles and laughs and kicks his feet. He loves the tub and getting his diaper changed. I'm thinking that we may go through a "naked-stage" someday with this kid...! He's a good eater. He hardly ever spits up! We have been very lucky to have such a good baby. It may convince us to add to our little family in a not-so-long-while!

Aislee and her pink bow (yes, we're still getting bruises)


Watching "Shaun the Sheep"

Ewan in his safe place

Breakfast. I've had to wash the stuffed animals a few times because they were pretty sticky.

Before church, Ewan was happy...

Then they discovered his eyes...

But Olivia tries to make it all better

Sometimes Olivia ends up with all the stuffed animals!

He's just so cute!

The girls sometimes sit by me and "nurse" their babies. They found my nursing pillow and were sharing.


18 months and the pacifiers will be gone!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ewan Jeffrey

I haven't done a good update/post on Ewan since he's been born. He is a very good baby. We are really enjoying having him in our little family. He's growing much faster than the girls did, or maybe it just seems that way because he started out 2-3lbs bigger than they were. Ewan is around 11lbs at 8 weeks old. I don't think the girls hit 11lbs for 6 months! He's just such a good little guy. He eats every 2-3 hours, sleeps pretty good (gives me an occasional 4-5 hour stretch), coos and smiles, and lets the sisters hug, kiss and pat him. He's content to sit in the bouncer when the girls are awake so I can play, feed, and change them. But, once their napping or asleep at night, he's ready for the spot light! Ewan knows that when they're asleep, he has Paul and me all to himself! We are very lucky to have him! We love you, Ewan!

Ewan with Daddy

His cute sweatsuit

Olivia giving hugs

All smiles

Aislee giving hugs

"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"

Ewan's safe place

I just love this one

so cute!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Home again, home again, jiggidy jig...

This year, we decided to see how the kids would do in the car for a very long time! We drove to Oklahoma to visit Paul's family. It's about a 16 hour drive from Tucson to Bartlesville. The night of the 17th, we loaded up the car, set up the dvd player, and slept for 5 hours. The next morning, we left at 4am and headed east. Many people said we were crazy, and we debated over the trip for several weeks. But, we decided that we'd never know how it'd go until we tried it. Overall, we were pleasantly surprised. The girls watched movies, Ewan slept and ate and Paul drove. We had moments when the girls needed a diaper change or were trying to get comfortable enough to take a nap, but overall they did very well. We arrived around 9 pm that night. We were all very happy to see Grandma and Grandpa! We spent the next week and a half hanging out, visiting, going on a few dates, and enjoying family. Our kids got to meet their cousins, Sam and Jillian and play with Benson, Grace, Sabrina and Spencer. We'll have to get pictures from Grandma and Grandpa and the Aunts of them playing.

Ewan being pleasant

Aislee watching a movie

Olivia being silly

Aislee bored

Olivia waking up from a nap

Paul's Grandma Stevens and the girls


Christmas morning

Our little Elf (this was my brother, Rand's)

Aunt Wah (Sarah) and Ewan

Olivia and her new stroller and baby doll


Aislee feeding her baby

The ball popper! (Entertainment for all ages!)