Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

We had a very fun Valentine's Day this year. We made yummy sugar cookies (from scratch, even the frosting!) and gave them to our friends. teachers, and neighbors. I tried to roll the dough and make them into cute heart and all that but it just didn't work out. Too much work for me but the kids didn't care, they loved putting on sprinkles, of which I bought way too much. 

I decorated the kids chairs for when they woke up, let them wear their Valentine's Day pajamas all day and then made Aaron a very fancy dinner after the kids went to bed and Aaron pulled through with chocolate fondue for dessert, it felt pretty perfect. I just love doing fun stuff on holidays like making heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. :) I sure love my little family. I am lucky to feel so much appreciation and love from them everyday. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

18 Months

My sweet Millie girl is already 18 months old. Man do I love the 18 month mark! It is like a sigh of relief for me. I admit it right now, openly, 12-18 months is a very hard age for me but it has past us and now I'm just settling into such a fun age with my kiddos. Camilla's official stats:

Height: 31 3/4" (55th)
Weight: 22 lbs. 8 oz (25th)
Head: 49 cm (95th)

My poor baby had to endure an earache that would not end. We did two different antibiotics and shots and it is finally going away. We have to see an ENT specialist this month to make sure everything is okay. She also got a yeast infection, it was pretty bad. Poor baby, we had no idea she even had an ear infection. she has pretty much all of her teeth in now (another reason I love 18 months - no more teething!) Camilla is still not talking, like at all. We get ma ma and da da and her animal sounds but she communicates what she wants perfectly fine thank you with her grunts, pointing and nodding yes and no. Camilla loves Carson, she wants to be with every second, she also wants to make him scream. If he is building a tower, she is knocking it over; if he is doing a puzzle, she is pulling it apart; and if he is getting dressed she is hiding his shoes. It is crazy how early this has all started. Camilla's hair is coming in in patches but she is still the cutest thing I've ever seen. Camilla loves me, she wants me all the time which most of the time I eat up. She loves to give hugs and kisses and loves her blankie. She loves to go to nursery and to play with other kids and wants to keep up with everything the big kids are doing. 

This little girl lights up my life, seriously, I can't go very long without needing her to smile at me and give me hugs. She is mischievous like you would not believe and she pretty much gets whatever she wants. Camilla loves to dance and conduct music and she does this little booty shake that is just about the cutest things ever. She is our independent girl who can do everything by herself! We sure love our Millie. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A trip from Aaron's Parents


Aaron's parents came to spend a few days with us in January during some fabulous weather. It was fun to show them around Austin and do some fun stuff. Poor Carson was still suffering from the flu and I wasn't feeling well either and Aaron had school every day and home work every night but we tried to make the best of it. A lot of the day was spend playing in our front yard, raking up leaves and jumping in them. It was so nice out that we had so much fun being outside, we went to the park and walked around UT as well. 

Carson loved reading with his Grandpa and the kids had such a great time getting their grandparents undivided attention (something you don't get often when there are 23 grandchildren in a family). We also went out to Salt Lick to eat amazing BBQ, and oh my goodness did we eat and somehow we still managed to eat dessert. 

It seemed like the days they were here went by too fast but we are happy that they got to come and see how we are living here. It has been so much fun to see Aaron's Dad retired. They are just enjoying their life together so much and it is great to watch. They are going to be such fabulous missionaries.