"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

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tis' the season for sports.....

This is the first year that we've had our kids in any kind of sports. We weren't really sure what we were getting ourselves into. Once we got them signed up I was having all sorts of worries as to how we were going to juggle the two but luckily it's working out.
Carly had her very first game on Saturday which was also Opening Season for baseball (Sam's K-ball)  Sam was able to be in a cute little parade and then it was pretty much time for Carly's game. 
 We got Sam's uniform the morning of the parade. He was so excited to find out that he's #1. 
 Tonight was his first game. He was so excited! The poor kids though, it was freezing cold (okay, freezing for  Texas. I won't tell the actual temperature because I don't want to be made fun of!) The wind was crazy though!  He played really well although the poor thing was freezing cold and didn't move a muscle until someone hit the ball then he ran after it. Even if it was on the other side of the field.  It was like tackle football over a little baseball!  He had so much fun though and he even got the game ball tonight!!

The above 3 pictures were take at the parade.
Carly's first soccer game went really well.  She is the shortest on the team (poor girl takes after her mama!) She is #16.
She really tried so hard and really played her very best! She was so excited to be playing and I think she felt really grown up out there playing in front of everyone. I forgot my nice camera so our phones had to do.

Sunday evening

Having some fun with the camera. I have two silly girls for sure!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Love day

 Annie's First Valentines day!

 Carly had so much fun at her school party.  She LOVES when her class has a party and of course she came home extra crazy from all the sugar.

A friend was nice enough to have a little Valentine Party at her house on the 15th.  Sam was so excited to go and exchange valentines with his friends.  Annie on the other hand, missed her morning nap and was not enjoying herself.  She did look cute though!

Monday, February 11, 2013

9 months!

I've been slacking on the blog lately but at least you know you'll get the monthly update on Miss Annie.

 (She looks ginormous here!)

Annie at 9 Months:
*She doesn't show much interest in crawling. She'd much rather just roll everywhere.
*Hasn't really pulled herself up to the standing position either. I'm OK with that!
*She has sat up by herself from lying down. (only twice)
*She loves to try to stand by herself.  She'll keep trying to push my hands away when I'm holding her in a standing position.
*I've been working on "kisses" with her.  For the first time last night she leaned over to give me a "kiss"  It was adorable and it made my day!
*She has been a bit clingy and grumpy the past couple days. She could be getting more teeth?
*She only had her two bottom teeth so far.
*She is a good eater but still loves to have a bottle. She can feed herself little snacks.
*She's a good napper as well, but if her morning schedule gets thrown off (Thursday's for Sam's preschool and Sunday's early church) The rest of her day doesn't go real smooth.
*She loves to growl.  She'll also say the sounds "da da da" and "ba ba ba"
*I haven't taken her to her 9 month check up but we weighed her on our scale and I think she weighed 22 lbs.
*She is wearing clothes that Carly wore when she was 18 months.
*She loves to be swung around.
*She is quite difficult to get to laugh. You really have to work at it sometimes.
*She is still leery of other people besides Chad and I.

I think I say this every month but I am just so grateful that she came into our family! We just love her to pieces and I seriously can't kiss and love on her enough!