4 Angels From Above

Instead of worrying about what our children will become tomorrow, remember that they are somebody today.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My baby...

Do you see that super sized pumpkin, in the middle?
YES! Believe it or not that is my 6th month old. sniff sniff
Isn't she just full of yummyness, that makes your hear melt? 
These little girls are 1/2 of my heart that picked up and decided to hover around the earth.
Oh there!!!! Now in this picture is my whole heart that walks outside of me. (I might even share some love with that man in the back there, then again... maybe not) 

Annabelle fits right in our family. For the past 6 and 1/2 months she has molded our lives just enough to drive everyone madly in love with her. 
Here are some facts about our little chummy girl. 

Belle is in the 98% in height, and 95% for weight. And has been since she was 2 months old. Right now she is  29 inches long, and 19.5 pounds.

She nursed the longest of them all for 5 months, which for me it's amazing. 
She is allergic to something in formula, so we do soy formula. 

She has this really deep, so sweet, sometimes stinky fat crease roll on her left leg. 
 She has 2 teeth, that came through this weekend. (that was fun)

She started sleeping through the night at 6 months, only after I put her in her own room in the pitch dark room.

She has crazy wild curly long hair.  AND I LOVE IT.

She will crinkle her nose and breath heavy with her nose, when she is happy.

She started eating solids, and her favorite is BANANA, but she will eat anything you send her way.

She learned to sit down like a big girl, about 2 weeks ago right at 6 months. 

This little girl went on a crazy road trip out to UTAH, in 2 days... and did amazing when she was only 4 months old.

P.S. This post should have been posted before the last one, so for updates read the previous post. 

Get it together woman!!!!

I am so disappointed at myself, it makes no sense to me why I can't just get this blog going again.
Maybe it's because... this historic lap top I have is dying. I can't load up photos anymore, it takes forever to turn it on, it has to be plugged into the wall at ALL times. (so really its a table top, since it sits on top of the table all day) And my husband finally cleared the 2 thousand viruses I downloaded a few months ago...

*P.S. when your computer asks if it's okay to open or load a certain thing... read it before clicking yes. Even if you're in the middle of something and 10 thousand little windows pop up, Its not cool to just push yes!

My kids are getting so big, It's sad, and exciting. They are all in different stages of life, and my life well... I don't know where it is. HAHA... No really, what is a 27 year old woman doing these days?

I love every bit of it.
Hard? YES!!!
Boring? NEVER

I campaigned and got the best calling in the ward. I teach Relief Society, once a month, for one hour, out of the manual. AWESOME... But really, I love it. I am learning so much. I also love having real answers to my questions. Not just the standard youth answers that I have had from being in young women for last 10 years... Read your scriptures, go to church, pray. We get into some interesting topics, and I love the hand outs, and to make it all cute-n-stuff.

I also am looking for something to do, besides cleaning, cooking, feeding, changing, teaching, screaming, laughing, crying. I got those down, baby!!! And if you're wondering, that's what it takes to be a mother these days.

I am not sure if I want to bring my scrap booking mess out,  or if I want to take on a whole new hobby. But one thing I am sure of is... I need something. Life has been interesting, bumpy, and busy. I am falling in love with my husband all over again. And that is awesome! I never stopped loving the man, but he became more of a helper than a lover in  the last few months. That's right... you heard me. L-O-V-E-R... It's important you know. We are dating again, Sneaking out when the kids are napping to watch a movie upstairs, we are playing games with one another, and not including the children in ALL that we do. We are being silly, laughing when we shouldn't, playing footsie under the table. When was the last time you played footsie with your husband in public? 

Heck we are abandoning the kids for a whole week in March, and going on a cruise! Thank goodness for MY mom. Who knows that we need it. It's been 9 years since we met. Almost a decade! And so much has changed, but one thing we know cannot change, is our love for one another. And sometimes... We just need to work at it.

The kids... well!!! we do our best.

Spencer is a little boy! He says things that shouldn't be said. Like... pardon my FRENCH  "Oh!!! my nuts." SERIOUSLY. WHO TAUGHT HIM THAT? He also is fascinated by the sounds he can make with his body. LETS GET ONE THING STRAIGHT... We do not burp in front of others in my house, much less "toot" around anyone else. So where did get the idea that he can do it and then say "excuse me", and think that he wont end up in time out? SCHOOL??? grows. He is a growing little boy, he eats all day, and is thin as a tooth pick. Wish I could do that, I think of food and gain a pound. He is doing great at school. His teacher is always complimenting on how smart and well mannered he is. He is also reading a few things, and is extremely responsible with his school stuff.

Stephanie, is our little princess. Everything she does is girly, she is delicate, petite, and vain.  She is very affectionate, and sensitive. She is a picky eater, but eats everything as long as you demand her to. She loves dolls, and barbies, and shoes. She has to have her nails painted. Do not let her see make up, she will go crazy. She is amazingly smart, she is not even 3 yet, and does not go to pre-school but she can recognize all her colors, and many of the letters. She is also a great little helper, always does what I ask.

Annabelle, is my biggest baby yet. I sit in wonders at how tall and gigantic this child is. She is a very good eater. She can sit, clap, roll over when she wants, she scoots all over the floor. She waives bye bye and she can nod her head NO!. Smiles all the time. She will give kisses, by opening her mouth as wide as it gets, pressing it against your cheek and nodding her head sideways saying AW- AW-AW!  She just refuses to do it, in front of a camera. She was also my first baby who's first word was mama. She sleeps through the night and many days sleeps in until 8:30.

Borja!? Well he is as busy as always. He is working full time, he is going to school part time. And will be done with classes this summer. Having only his dissertation to finish. He also gives flying lessons for fun, still a counselor at church, and has given up soda, Which believe or not has been the hardest thing to do this year.

Well, we have our ups and downs. But overall I think we are doing okay, Taking on life a day at a time, praying through difficult times. And trying to cherish every moment we have with our very small and  demanding bunch of children, which will only increase for a few more years.