Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Pickin' and Corn Maze

This weekend our family went to a local Pumpkin Patch to pick our pumpkins. Everyone had lots of fun choosing a pumpkin. Audrey though, just about drove us crazy! She had the hardest time choosing a pumpkin! It seriously took her an extra 15 minutes longer than the rest of our girls! (with us hurrying her)
After paying for our pumkins, our family decided to brave the corn maze. Am I ever so glad Todd was there with us. They would've had to send someone in to rescue me! I would've been in there HOURS!!

Poor Marcella! Her little 2 year old legs just couldn't keep up the whole time. And my poor shoulders! They were so sore the next day, it was hard to brush my teeth!

Isn't that curly-top so sweet?!

Following the leader!

We finally finished!

Rylee's 3 Months

Rylee was 3 months on the 10th of October! That's when these pictures were taken. She is getting soooo chubby! I just love to kiss those sweet cheeks! And what a happy baby! She just lays there just waiting to give us a smile. Of course, not to some strange camera.
And her newest milestone is..... rolling from her tummy to her back! She did it last Thursday while I was dressing Marcella in her pajamas. I actually missed the first one! Audrey was sitting next to her, talking Rylee's ear off, when one minute she was on her tummy and the next on her back! I asked Audrey if she rolled her over and she said Rylee did it all by herself. Well, Audrey is a well known story teller in our family, so I put Rylee back on her tummy and watced her. Sure enough, she rolled right onto her back again! I honestly think she's figured it out so that she doesn't have to lay on her tummy. Tummy time is not normally happy time for Rylee. I can't believe how big she's gotten so quickly! Time goes too fast.

Monday, October 6, 2008

September 30th!

September 30th turned out to be a pretty big day for our family. First thing that morning, Emily went to the dentist to have her bottom baby teeth pulled out. Unfortunately, Emily inherited my tiny teeth and big gums. Along with the tiny teeth comes the strange way our bottom permenant teeth come in.....
They actually grow in BEHIND the baby teeth, as you can see from this picture. We noticed this happening clear back in May, but the dentist wanted to see if the baby teeth would get wiggly and fall out on their own. They didn't, so out they came with a little, okay alot of help.
This same day we got news that Todd's sister was going to hospital to be induced with her first baby. Her due date was October 7, but she developed Toxemia. So baby Michael Scott arrived weighing in at 6 lbs 5 ozs. I can't believe how tiny he is and what a monster Rylee looks laying next to him! This picture was just taken last night.

And last but not least, that same September 30th, I chopped off my hair. I was sick of it, plus I am loosing TONS of hair since Rylee was born. NO JOKE, I'm getting very thin areas of hair that are on the verge of baldness. It's horrible. So what do you think?
I'm not so sure about it. I went to this way expensive place that specializes in cutting naturally curly hair-it's called a Deva cut. I don't see too much of a difference, but maybe it'll grow out better or something. I may call today and have the gal fix's longer on the right than the left. Can yo tell or is it just me being extra picky? Plus she cut these bang things that I'm not thrilled about. They don't blend at all, and I really didn't want bangs. As you can see, I just push them back. I think I may be the pickiest hair snob. But hey, if I'm paying $65.00 for a hair cut, I want to be happy!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Two Months Old

Here's a bunch of pictures of Rylee at two months. She is now the smiling queen! It is so fun to have a baby just waiting to give you a smile!

Another binky baby

I just by chance got a snap shot of her smiling! It's one of those whole mouth smile's and look how excited she got, her legs are straight and stiff!

Rylee Jo's Blessing

Rylee was blessed September 28th. It was a beautiful Sunday. Todd's family that live in Colorado all attended and Kathryn and Hugh. Can you believe that Kathryn hasn't missed one of my babies being blessed? It's pretty amazing if you think about it.

Me, Rylee, Kathryn and Hugh
Look at those tiny feet and adorable shoes!

Rylee Jo

Kathryn and Hugh

Kathryn and her baby Hugh came to visit and help while Todd was in Atlanta for training. It was wonderful to have them here! Here's Hugh and Marcella taking a bath together.

First Day of Kindergarten

Audrey could hardly wait until kindergarten started!! She had to wait an extra week for her school career to begin. I didn't know if she (or I ) would last that week wait, but we made it.
Can you tell she was just a little bit excited?

Here we go scootering off to school! It is sooo nice living just a few blocks from the school. It takes about 5 minutes to walk to school!

First Day of School

Olivia and Emily had their first day of school August 14th. They were sooo excited and looked pretty darn cute too! Here's Emily, all ready for 1st grade. She's so excited to stay in school all day and eat lund in the cafeteria!

Olivia, our 3rd grader! I can't believe it!!!

Rylee Jo's One Month!

Our sweet Rylee Jo turned one month!
These are just more bragging pictures...

Whoops, something made Rylee upset. It couldn't be all the flashes from my camera?

Mom's Visit

Todd had Scout camp the end of July! So my Mom flew here to help with all my girls. It was so nice to have my Mom for a week. Rylee Jo turned 3 weeks old in the picture above. She's wearing a dress that I wore as a baby and that all of my baby girls have worn!
Grandma and the girls having a night of hair beauty!

Mom and I went to the parade of homes together one day. Todd's sister watched the older girls and we just took Rylee. It was fun drooling over the multi-millon dollar homes together.

First Tub Bath

July 30th, Rylee's umbilical cord fell off! As you can see, she really didn't enjoy her first real bath. And even now, she's pretty hit or miss.

2 Weeks Old

Just thought I'd update my blog! Time sure does fly!
These pictures are of Rylee at 2 weeks!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sun Bathing

Monday Rylee had her first check up. She weighed in at 6 lbs 10 oz, within the normal range for weight loss. But she looked a little jaundice, so she had to have her heel poked. Her level was 13, doctors aren't usually concerned unless it's above 20. But to be on the safe side, her doctor wanted to see her the next day for another test to make sure it wasn't on the way up. Until then, the prescription was lots of sun light!
As you can see, she loved sun bathing! And the test yesterday came back at 11.5, on the down slope.

Bragging pictures...

I just couldn't resist posting these pictures! Babies change so much the first few weeks!

First Sponge Bath

Sunday, Rylee had her first sponge bath. She didn't really enjoy it much..
This picture pretty much sums it up!
But, she did like having the lotion put on! A girl after my own heart.
Look at all of that hair and that skinny little bum!
She calmed down so quickly, I think she liked at least feeling clean!