Friday, November 21, 2014

Carma is 4 months old!




Carma is 4 months old today! 

 She sleeps 12 hours at night and has been for over a month and a half, and it is wonderful!

She loves chewing on her hands.

She loves grabbing her feet.

She almost always cries when you lay her down to change her diaper, but as soon as you take her diaper off she is so happy.

She has become a lot more smiley, and loves to squeal.

She likes being held and she likes being on the floor.  She still does NOT like tummy time, and is probably the reason she isn't really rolling.

We still swaddle her to sleep.  She takes all her naps and nighttime sleeping in her crib.

She is still exclusively bottle fed breastmilk.  I am still pumping around 30 ounces a day.  I miss breastfeeding, but she is so much healthier than Zephyr at this age, and I am so happy about that.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Autumn's 11th Birthday



Autumn wanted a birthday party.  I am not much of a birthday party person so we came up with a compromise.  Autumn got to invite two friends to spend the afternoon and evening with us, only one is able to actually come. 

We went to a trampoline gymnastics sort of place.  The kids had a lot of fun.







Me and Carma, just hung out and watched the kids and took pictures. (check out that wicked bald spot)


This was Autumn's birthday cake. She wanted a Bundt cake but I didn't grease the pan enough, good thing with the lights out you couldn't tell.








Friday, November 14, 2014

Halloween


Our family in our costumes.  We were themed: Harry Potter


Autumn was Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans.


Prairie as Hermione Granger


Emily as Nymphadora Tonks and Zephyr as Harry Potter.

Carma as Hedwig the snowy owl




Trick-or-treating with tarantulas 


Hedwig with an owl


Carma asleep 

I don't have pictures here of all their candy.  Autumn was very pleased with her haul until she found out when I was the same age I got 260 pieces more than her.  She is determined to beat my record next year for her last year of trick-or-treating.








Halloween


Our family in our costumes.  We were themed: Harry Potter


Autumn was Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans.


Prairie as Hermione Granger


Emily as Nymphadora Tonks and Zephyr as Harry Potter.

Carma as Hedwig the snowy owl




Trick-or-treating with tarantulas 


Hedwig with an owl


Carma asleep 

I don't have pictures here of all their candy.  Autumn was very pleased with her haul until she found out when I was the same age I got 260 pieces more than her.  She is determined to beat my record next year for her last year of trick-or-treating.








Tuesday, November 11, 2014

3 Months old

On October 21st Carma turned 3 months old.



She loves chewing on her hands!  If we didn't swaddle her arms down all the time she would probably be a finger sucker.


Fall Break

The kids had 3 days off from school in the middle of October.

The first day we did chores and caught up on stuff around the house.  By the end of the day I felt like I was failing at fall break.


The 2nd day we visited a family friend from New York who bought a farmhouse about an hour away from us.


We got stopped by sheep on the way there.


This is a panoramic shot of their property.   The kids had free reign of the buildings.  They pretended one was their school, another their house, another one their hotel.  Then there was the secret hideouts  in case they were attacked.  They had so much fun.








Then on the third day of fall break we got invited to go out on my friends boat on Utah Lake.  The kids loved this activity too.





So by the end of the 3rd day I felt like fall break had been a big success even if the first day was pretty lame.













Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wasatch Fall Festival

The kids elementary school had a fall festival and part of it they have a 2liter soda bottle decorating competition.  Of course all of them wanted to participate.

They told me what they wanted to make so I got soda bottles to coordinate.



Here was our setup while we were working.  Autumn and Prairie did there's all on their own.  After Prairie finished I was still helping Zephyr, so she got up and made dinner.  It was soooo helpful!

Zephyr wanted to make the police dog from paw patrol.  I drew the shapes on construction paper and he did all the cutting.



Autumn made a chicken.


Prairie made a Christmas tree.


All the kids soda bottles.


I got a call from the school that Zephyr had won first place for kindergarten.  He was so thrilled.


Zephyr was able to win Prairie's soda bottle back at the fall festival.