Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Rylee Jo got the first pair of glasses in our family.  We've noticed for a long time that sometimes her right eye crosses towards her nose.  We finally went to an eye doctor that we feel comfortable with and the diagnosis for now is that she's nearsighted.  The optometrist explained that crossing eyes are a result of either a focus problem (nearsighted or farsighted) or an eye muscle problem (something you're born with).  Because of her past medical history and surgery, there is a possibility that her eye crosses more because of a muscle problem.  But an eye surgeon won't look at a patient until glasses are tried out.  So here we are, wearing glasses.  She'll be wearing these for the next month or so, and then be re-tested and go from there.
She LOVES her glasses (so far).  She LOVES that they're pink!  When I told her this morning that we were going to go pick up her new, pink glasses, she was soooo excited!  She ran into her room after her bath and said, "I want to wear pink to match my new, pink glasses!".  She's do darn cute!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

11 months!

 Meg was 11 months on the 7th.  I can't believe she's only a month away from her first birthday.
 She is officially 'cruising' along the furniture now.  But she's not really standing on her own.  I'm really not pushing her to do anything at all.  It all comes too soon anyway!  Don't ya just love the warm up suit and sweat band!!?
 Her favorite song these days is the Itsy Bitsy Spider.  Every time I sing it she claps her hands and she's starting to 'wash the spider out'!
 She loves to play peek-a-boo now!
She thinks she's so funny and clever! Our baby's growing up!

Olivia's 12!

 Olivia turned 12 on Friday!  Can you believe that she has officially graduated from the church Primary Program and is now in the Young Women's Program?  I can't!

 Olivia also decided against a regular birthday cake and chose chocolate chip cheese cake.  Could our years of surplus birthday cake in November finally be over?  I hope so, I loved making yummy desserts this year instead of buttery, crisco icing cakes!

Olivia is such a wonderful girl.  We love her so much!

Emily's double digits!

 Emily turned 10 on Thursday!
I can't believe how long her hair has gotten.  She's talking about cutting it and donating it to Locks for Love.  We'll see if and when that happens.  She's really likes being able to braid it and all that fun stuff.

 Now that Meg has gotten a little bigger, Emily has had a lot more fun with her.  She's so good to play with her in the evenings when I'm cooking dinner.

Emily is not a birthday cake fan.  For her cake she chose a chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake.  Can't say that I blame her, I love that much better than birthday cake too!  Happy birthday Emily, we love you!