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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Billy Ray

Strange title for a post I know... My sweet, second born, daughter and middle child decided to give herself a big time mullet hair cut this week!! She brought a stool into the kitchen, climbed onto it, opened a drawer finding a hidden pair of scissors in the back and just started cutting away, but only on the sides. (I was distracted by her baby brother at the time.) Anyway, after (many) tears, a small amount of raised voices, ok yelling, a small spanking, time out, and eventually laughter I was convinced by my Aunt and several others to post pictures because they reminded me that one day I will laugh at this even more. (Gabby even told me that Mom had cut her hair once when she was little too-must be the second daughter thing-ha!) Ok so here go the aweful pictures that I may threaten to put in her Senior slide show one day!!

Oh, the lovely front view-I didn't even bother trying to fix it before taking these-what was the point:)

And a side view, what a scary little mug shot!

Look at those guilty little eyes!!

The Salon where we all get our hair cut is closed on Mondays so we had to wait until Tuesday to get her in to fix the damage. In the mean time, Tadd, who thought it was all really funny started calling her "Billy Ray" (Cyrus) After a few times I started laughing too... My response was A little dramatic, I know, but this little girl was bald for almost two years and could never really wear hair bows!

Jessica who cut her hair, and made it as cute as she could, even said it was one of the worst little self cuts she had seen. (It was cut above her ears on both sides and very uneven, I'm not sure the pictures even do it justice.) She said it was a good thing that Sophie was so cute!!

Ella said that "she looks like a boy." Tadd and I agree that it is never a cut we would have given her, but it is growing on us (no pun intended).

This is one busy, strong willed, little girl lately-as you can tell by this look on her face! The scissors are now put up even higher and I can barely reach them now. I realize that it is JUST hair and it will grow back, eventually! She even put most of the hair she had cut in a plastic sandwich bag before I found her-saving it for her baby book I guess! It could have even been worse and this long post has even been a little therapeutic to write-ha!

We will be wearing lots of pink for a little while and hair bows!! We love you, Sophie Sue!!

We made more Easter cookies to help ride out one of the many storms this week! I'm glad we are all safe and healthy!! We are blessed!

Oh and Ella slammed her finger in the bathroom door at school last week and should be missing a fingernail any day now! I am starting to realize that things are going to stay busy and dramatic around here! We love our crazy life!


We had a big ol Easter Egg hunt in the front yard on Sunday after lunch. The chase was on with the girls for the eggs this year! They had a great time running around and finding all the eggs. I can only imagine how fun it will be with Seth on the hunt next year! We try to focus on the real reason we celebrate Easter and the true meaning behind it. We did take the kids to see the movie Hop, which was pretty cute! They both love candy and stayed on a sugar high all day. Pics from the fun...

Sophie was more than ready to start.

Ella had fun too, I hope she never outgrows this!

Sweet Seth just taking it all in

She was soooo excited to find a "Shiney Egg"

Where's Sophie?? (She's IN the bushes)

Rounding that corner fast

Coach made sure that Seth found an egg too

Sophie double fisting the eggs:)

While the girls ate some candy from their eggs, Seth had fun eating his toes-ha!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a great Easter Sunday! We went to Church service, then kept the babies during 2nd service. We had a great lunch and Easter Egg Hunt after Church as well. Easter can be emotional for me because of what we celebrate and the hope we have in Jesus and his resurrection. Although Easter is tough without my parents, it is so good to remember that because of his death on the cross for our sins we will be able to be with them again one day in Heaven!! Here are some of our family Easter pictures.

Seth wore a sweet little outfit that his Mom gave me of the boys:)

Sophie-I'm mourning her long hair this week-story may follow in a later post!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fun with Food

Seth has been eating some cereal at night for a few weeks now! Here are lots of pictures of his (messy) fun with food!

If the girls aren't in bed yet it has become a fun family event!

My 3 sweet babies!

We ALL have a lot of fun together!!







Saturday, April 23, 2011

Party Paint

Last week we had a fun outside Birthday party for a friend. They had face painting that the girls really enjoyed! The weather was great and we had fun eating and playing outside.

Ella's face turned into a Butterfly!

This was Sophie's still, serious face-she looks kind of mad-ha! (She is usually not this still or serious-ever!)

Posing with her "Balloon paint."

Sweet Seth just hanging out at the party!


Seth has been spending a little time in his exersaucer lately! He likes it for short amount of times! He probably has too many cute rolls on those big legs to exercise too long and those big, cute cheeks are pretty hard to hold up too:) He is such a sweet and fun baby!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Seth-5 months

My sweet Baby Boy is 5 months old already.

*weight-16 pounds at his 4 month check-up
*wears size 6 mos or 6-12 mos clothes, size 2 diapers
*Nurses 5 times a day He still prefers to nurse but he has taken a few bottles when I have had appointments! (He tried to nurse the monkey in the picture below-ha!)

*Sleeps ALL night in his Bed and naps several times a day
*Still spits up but he's happy and healthy, it may be improving-a little!
*He started eating a little cereal with a spoon this week, he likes it.
*He is starting to babble things that may sound like da-da,it's precious

*He smiles and laughs all the time, he is a very happy, laid back baby
*He reaches for things and holds onto them, he likes to play with toys this month and pull hair! Everything goes straight to his mouth!!
*He found his feet and loves to play with them!

*He holds his head up pretty well and has become a good hip baby
*He loves to be outside and we take walks when we can
*He still likes his bouncey seat, swing, play mat, and now his Bumbo seat and recently his exersaucer. He just rotates around in these things for short times when he's not sleeping, being fed, or held by me:)
*The girls love to play with him and make him laugh!! They are so sweet to him, Sophie and now Ella call him Bubba, Chubba Bubba or Bubby Chubby... (I think it's cute but I promised my Aunt that I would stop it eventually before Preschool or at least before it stuck!)
*We ALL love him so much and cannot imagine not having him in our family to love!!

I can't believe he is already 5 months old. Time please slow down this month! I am not ready for him to grow up and be 6 months old yet! I know it sounds crazy (even to Tadd)but if he keeps growing so fast I'm going to want another one...