"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Friday, January 25, 2013

What we've been up to...

We haven't really been up to much. That is my reason for the lack of blogging these days, plus facebook is just so much easier to upload pictures to but I do miss the blog sometimes. Life is good around these parts. There is nothing to complain about which I consider a huge blessing. The pictures below are all from the month of January.
I had to get another sleeping kid picture. She just looked too cute for words!

Carly has been losing teeth like crazy!

She also caught her first fish! (although she didn't want to hold it for a picture.)

We've been taking advantage of the unbelievable weather the past couple days.  It really is incredible for the month of January. But thinking back we always seem to get a nice warm spell right smack in the middle of winter season. I love it!
Annie enjoyed her first taste of leaves. Gotta love the fiber right?
She also thought the grass was pretty interesting as well.

Sam loves to play in his dirt. It looks like we need to add more dirt to his pile though, it's turning into more of a dirt crater.

As you can tell Annie loves it outside.

Love baby sneezes!

I am so glad I caught this on camera. It's her new trick lately and it's hilarious!! I can't really describe how funny. I hope to catch it on video before she stops doing it. She just randomly tries to blow razz berry's.  She is successful about half the time. The other half she basically just blows air our of puckered lips.  The best part is the build up before the blowing of air.  She cracks us up!

Friday, January 11, 2013

8 months old!

Has it really been another month? She just needs to stop growing right now!  
*Her first tooth finally broke through on Christmas day! She is now working on her second bottom tooth.
*She went through a phase of waking up every morning at 3:30 and staying awake for an hour. I'm so glad that phase has passed. Were back to sleeping through the night!
*She loves food when she's in the mood. I can get her to eat mostly fruits. She's not a fan of veggies.  She despises avocado.  She is loving the little yogurt bites. I also gave her an orange slice to chew on the other day and she LOVED it.
*She no longer wants to be rocked to sleep.  I'll admit I'm kind of sad about that one. It is nice to be able to just lay her down and she'll go to sleep but I am missing that cuddle time at the end of the day.
*She is starting to make sounds like "da da da" and "ma ma ma" and "ba ba ba" She also makes a little growling noise. I'm not quite sure how to explain it. 
*In her high chair when she is getting ready to get out she'll strain her whole body. Imagine someone lifting something really heavy, that is sort of what she does.  It's hilarious.
*She likes to hit her spoon when it's full of baby food.
*She is showing no desire to crawl, she doesn't even get on her hands and knees. She's perfectly content just sitting.  She will, however, roll all over the place.
*She's still huge fan of bath time and loves it even more now that she is sitting up.
*The third picture below this shows her everyday face.  This is the face she has most of the day. (unless of course it's her "wahhh-nie" face)  It's quite funny. 
*She still lives up to her nickname "Wahhh-nie" She definitely has got the crying/fussy thing down.

I just can't imagine our life without her. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Carly's World

 It's been a while since I've posted pictures from Carly's Camera.  She always manages to get some great shots. (and not so great shots, those will not be posted!)