Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to Him, both now and forever! -2 Peter 3:18

Monday, October 31, 2011

2 Months Old

Our sweet girl is 2 months old today! Usually I would say, wow it doesn't feel like she is already 2 months old, but really it feels like she should be older. Brian and I were just saying last night that it is hard to remember life without her. She is still just the sweetest baby, and really the easiest baby ever. Our families just can't get over how good she is. She is very content to just sit in a bouncer, swing, or playmat watching everyone. She is a great sleeper and rarely ever cries. If she does cry, it is usually for a reason and an easy fix. Last night some milk squirted out of her nose, and this got her very upset. She cried for about a minute and when I picked her up she just let out the sweetest little sigh and looked at me with wide eyes, let out a little whimper and then calmed herself down. She just melts my heart! Here are some new facts about Audrey:
  • Loves her playmat and bouncer chair and she is now looking at all the toys hanging - the owl is her favorite.
  • Likes sitting up in people's laps
  • Not a fan of being held in a laying down position, unless she is eating
  • Smiling more and more
  • Cooing more and more
  • Very good head control- almost ready for the bumbo, but still has some head bobbing when placed in it
  • Still not a huge fan of tummy time
  • Stills seems to be a very serious girl
  • Eats 6-7 times per day
  • Getting chunkier by the day (2 month appointment is not for 2 weeks- so check for stats then)
  • Sleeping great!- got the night time wakefulness under control- yeah!
  • Sleeps from 7:30pm to about 6-7:30 am- waking usually one time in the night to eat, with the night time feeding usually only having mommy up for about 20 minutes total. Awesome!!!
  • Great napper- I can put her down awake and she will put herself to sleep (her brother never did this at her age!)
  • Still likes to sleep swaddled, but sleeps with one arm out for naps.
  • Wears mostly 3 month clothes, but still some newborn onesies fit
  • In size 1 diapers
Audrey is truly a joy and again I will state that I can't believe how good she is. It makes things easier, since her brother is a crazy man! Speaking of her brother, he loves her to death. When we were taking this picture, he ran over, looked at her and without prompting said, "She is beautiful". Again, another heart melting moment. We are blessed!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Grandparents Galore!

My kids are beyond blessed to live so close to both sets of grandparents. For the most part they get to see them at least once per week, even if it is for a quick 30 minutes. Luke has loved this, and I know Audrey will too. This past weekend was no exception. We started it off by heading to the lake. Here are two little monkeys hanging out in my bed watching me pack.
Tula started the weekend out right with a Halloween surprise...a pumpkin cookie.
Ben enjoyed watching Luke and his cookie. =)
The next morning, Luke got to swing spider style with Aunt Ali. Looks like he had fun!
Enjoying the sunshine.
Audrey giving Daddy some smiles.
Luke playing "pirates" with Tula. She was on the lookout for the enemy.
Luke helped Pop with some construction. They were building a bridge from the fort to the trampoline. It's not up to code yet. ;)
After all that hard work, Pop took some time to relax with Audrey in the hammock.
It was so relaxing, they both fell asleep.
Audrey was not too happy when Benjamin tried to get in on the action.
So Benjamin decided to go where he knew he would be appreciated. Best buddies in the making. =)
When we got back from the lake, we were able to spend some time with Aunt Tracy, Noni and Grandpa.
Aunt Tracy with her two favorite boys, Luke and Howie.
Luke loves to sing and requested some back-up. =)
Audrey enjoyed the show just chilling in her PJs.
On Monday, we were able to visit Papa in his new place. Audrey loved cuddling with him.
Just couldn't resist documenting Audrey's patent leathers and jeggings. =)
Luke and Audrey sure do love their grandparents!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Preschool Parade

Today at school was the fall festival. The kids got to wear their Halloween costumes and Luke was super excited. Here is our little shark all ready to go. They started out the morning with a parade. Here is Luke rounding the corner holding Dora the Explorer's (aka Lucy's) hand.
They were so cute. Luke was wide eyed and waving to all the parents.
He never let little Lucy's hand go. =)
The parade was so cute, and I know Luke is loving all the games and Halloween fun right now. I can't wait to pick him up and hear all about it. When I ask him what he did at school he will probably just tell me "eat lunch". That is all I can usually get out of him. =)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Family Pictures

We had pictures taken at my parents house when Audrey was two and a half weeks old. I just received them, and am very happy. We got some great shots of the family and Luke. Poor Audrey wasn't very cooperative that day. She was giving us mostly a cross eyed scrunchy face and refused to sleep, so we didn't really get to capture her cuteness. =) Here they are.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hodge Podge

It is much harder to find the time to blog with two kids, thus I am way behind! Here is a hodge podge of random pictures taken that I haven't been able to get to.
Sweet Audrey used to LOVE to sleep her in her swing (not the case anymore). Sometimes when she was super fussy we would have to swaddle her and pull the cover down, so she couldn't see anyone. Just had to document this, because I love that all you can see are her little feet.
Uncle Rett came to visit a few weeks ago, and brought Luke a super cool fireman hat. Luke loved it so much, it was the only thing he wanted to wear after bath time. =)
Audrey loves her Uncle Rett.
My Uncle Todd now coaches for Pitt and Audrey was showing her support on game day with Auntie E.
Ready for my bath.
This girl is getting some chunk on her. =)
Speaking of baths, Luke had a blast taking a daily bath with Benjamin this past weekend. While the men were in Vegas for Grant's 21st birthday, the ladies and kids had a blast at Tula's.
Morning prayers with Tula before my...
...donut! Tula always makes things extra special when we are at her house.
Just some Audrey sweetness at Tula's.
Sporting Tula's glasses. =)
Enjoying the beautiful weather.
Luke is into everything! I thought he was into everything before, but in the past 2 weeks he seems to be discovering things around the house that he never touched before. We have had an incident where he knocked over bookshelf breaking picture frames, pots, and a Willow Tree figurine. He opened the DVD player slot trying to put movies in the other day, and yesterday I walk into my bathroom to find him with a bloody face and tiny cuts all over. Yes, he tried to shave himself! He moved a stool into the bathroom, stood on it, reached into the way back of the top drawer and pulled out Brian's razor. Ahhh this kid! (this may make me look like a bad mom, but I swear these things happen in a split second!)
I'll end with Audrey's latest accomplishment...smiling! She started this on Monday at a little over 6 weeks old and is just so sweet. She isn't very consistent yet, but it sure melts my heart when we get one out of her. Here is a little half smile we were able to catch with the camera.