Monday, February 27, 2017


That time your talented friend refinished a headboard, only to discover that it didn't fit on their bed and could not be fixed and so you happily took it off their hands. :) I love it! 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

9 months

Our sweet, sweet Spencey pie is officially 9 months old. Man is he a busy boy! He is crawling all over the place, climbing up the stairs and pulling himself up on anything he can find. He has 6 teeth with 2 more on their way and will put anything he finds in his mouth. Spencer is finally sleeping through the night (yahoo!). He wakes up earlier than we would like but man I am a new woman sleeping uninterrupted most nights. 
Spencer loves to be outside and go on walks or swing in the swing and play on the trampoline. He loves to take bath and splash in the water. Spencer smiles at everyone, all the time. I thought he was starting to wave but that phase passed. He loves to talk and laugh and grunt and click his tongue. He is still nursing and seems pretty content with it now except for this biting thing he has got going on is no bueno. Spencer loves his family and lights up when he finds any of his siblings. He loves food and is a very good eater, if he sees a pouch he starts going crazy until you give him one. 

Everyone still fights over who he loves the most! 

Official stats: 

Height: 28 inches (50th)
Weight: 10 pounds 6 ounces (35th)
Head: 45 centimeters (50th)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung here in Austin. We have officially given up on the weather cooling down again. I know we are in for a world of hurt this summer but for now we are just going to soak up the rays. 

Carson and Camilla have been taking tennis lessons on Saturday morning (when it works in our schedule) and they are having a lot of fun. It especially helps that their best friends are in their class. 

Spring for us means YARD! So much yard work every week. We have been trimming, hauling and cleaning back there. Aaron's big project right now is the path. He is cleaning it and then staining it. 

Such a difference, it was really nasty. 

And with spring comes swinging at the park. We walked to the park this week (it was hot!) and the kids had a great time. Spencer just smiled and laughed the whole time on the swing. 

Oh this boy, this boy! He is the cutest thing that ever happened. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Oh man I am pretty sure the kids get more excited about Valentine's Day than they do about Christmas! For weeks Camilla has been working on her valentines. She has been practicing writing her friends' names and making them valentines most days all month. I finally went to the store and stocked up on hearts and tape and glue and stickers and construction paper and gave up my kitchen table for the weekend and sat down with my girls for a few hours on Saturday and we made the official cards to pass out to their class. (We also made Carson's cards :) Camilla put thought into each and every valentine. What was that person's favorite color, what do they like to do? It was a very fun project. 

We also got a valentines package from Grandma Judy that was a big hit. We immediately decorated our kitchen table and got to work on our valentines bingo. 

We ordered lots of fudge to pass out to all our teachers. Brooke was so excited for her class party she could hardly contain herself. 

Valentine's Day meant red shirts for everyone. The day started with pink, heart shaped waffles on pink plates with heart cups and heart straws. I packed lunch and cut the sandwiches into hearts and packed all red food. 

The kids had fun parties in their classes, Aaron volunteered at Camilla's class party and she was bouncing with energy. Carson loved his part as well and was very happy with all his candy. 

I got two deliveries of flowers that I loved. The girls loved them as well, they wanted to help me cut the stems and put in the water and "feed" the flowers. 

Our favorite valentine this year came from one Camilla made at school. Aaron and I fought over it and Aaron gets to have it at work for right now at his desk. Camilla said "Daddy don't lose that because its for you and Mommy." 

Aaron and I celebrated by going on a date the weekend before Valentines. We went to an Argentine restaurant that was amazing and then did a little shopping. Happy Valentine's Day! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Big Recap

February has come and gone so quickly. We have been very busy and have had lots of fun. Just a few highlights for this month.

Swim, swim, swim. Camilla and Spencer hang out during swim lessons.

Sometimes we make swim lessons a whole family affair. 

The girls decided to have a picnic on the table in the living room. Fruit and protein balls. 

One Saturday morning after I got home from my run we decided to have a (clothing optional) family plank. Carson lasted 10 minutes! That is amazing. He kept saying, "I am just going to go for one more minute." I was very proud. 

Simon got baptized. The kids loved his baptism and we are very happy that Carson has such a great friend and good example to look up to. Brooke keeps saying she doesn't want to go to church anymore, "just Simon's baptism."

Carson got some dominoes and he loves to play. This kid is a math whiz. Sometimes he sets up games and players and just plays for everyone and does the math. 

I want to do more stuff just me and Carson. It usually ends up being Carson and Aaron and needs more time with his mamma. So one night after everyone else was in bed I said, "hey Carson want to go get a special treat just you and me." He said,"can Dad come too?" I explained that someone had to stay at home, he agreed to come with me. We had a lot of fun just talking and eating Snow Monster. 

February has been so warm. We have loved the beautiful spring weather. We spend so much time on walks, working in the yard, going to the park and playing in the backyard. 

I'm very deep into my marathon training at this point and running is taking over our routine again. I am loving it, Aaron endures it gracefully. 

I mean was I supposed to just walk through Target and not buy this mermaid swimsuit for Brookey? 

Carson had a super fun birthday party for his friend, Enock. He had a blast and could've stayed the whole day (he did stay half the day). 

Go Kart racing was the favorite. 

Yes, February, roasting marshmallows in our swimsuits. We had some friends over for pizza and s'mores and we all had a great time.