Friday, August 14, 2009


This has been a very busy past few weeks, here are some fun pictures:

I had to take this picture she was just chilling, she loves her baths.

Morgan being a good sister and TRYING to help

The girls all dressed up ready to celebrate the fourth! Sad that I forgot my camera the rest of the day! IT POURED, but regardless we still had a great bbq at our friends house and watched the 'men' (I think they are more like little boys when they get around fire! :) ) shoot off fireworks. So much fun!

We have gone swimming quite a bit this summer, here are the girls sporting their swimwear. Morgan has since gotten a new suite. It was supposed to be for next year but she just had to try it on and it fits! Hopefully it streches for next year! haha, she loves it though, she may not enjoy swimming very much but she loves that suit. In fact she loves it so much I can bribe her to do almost anything if she gets to wear it!

We were able to watch my brothers five kids for a week while they went to New York. While I am not sure I want to have five kids right now it was fun to see what it will be like to have my kids play together, work together, and well lets face it fight 'together'. :)

These guys were best buddies all week.

Here is Kramer, a.k.a Whitney. Her hair is crazy and I can't get enough of it!

We also had a visit for a week from this cute family! This is Jeff's sister Steph and her husband Jon and their cute cute cute baby Lucy!

We had a lot of fun playing, crafting, shopping, laughing and talking. She is great (pretty much I have the greatest sister in laws on the planet on both sides. I get blessed with one GREAT sister and seven wonderful sister in laws, how did I get so lucky?)

Anyway, we took their cute family pictues and tried to get some of the girls, and well, out of almost a hundred shots there was not ONE where they were all looking so I just posted a few of my favorites.

(I think this is my favorite, that blurry thing is Whitney's binki, I am not quite sure if she threw it or if Morgan did but I thought it was pretty funny!)

Best buddies

Don't you just want to pinch those cute cheeks!

We turned the t.v. on and there was not a peep from any of the girls!

Jeff has been wanting an old school Cardinals jersey for a while now and he found one on e-bay for cheap. He would call me every day to see if the mail had come yet, which got a little annoying. ;) It was a long week and a half for that boy, but he was GIDDY when he tried it on. So it was all worth it in the end.

I have been sewing quite a bit lately and have a few more pictures coming soon but I made this little dress last night and finished it this morning. I think I may add sleeves but I am not sure, maybe I will just get her a new shirt. I made it out of one of Jeff's old church shirts. There are oodles of tutorials out there for the general idea of how to make these.

*I PROMISE Morgan doesn't ALWAYS look like a vagabond! I am trying to grow her bangs out right now and it is a pain! So I am trying to find ways to deal with her flighty little bangs!

Look what I got!

For a while now I have wanted a wheat grinder. I am not really sure why I had this huge urge to get one. But after about a year my wonderful husband got it for me for Mother's day! YAY FOR ME! :) Here she is....I didn't take a picture before I used it because, well, I was just to excited!

It is the one the church recommends. They have a special promo code if you want to order one but I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and they price matched it and also let me use a 20% if you are in the market for a wheat grinder do that! It will save you quite a bit of money.

Here is Morgan helping me make my first batch of whole wheat bread.....she had a lot of fun playing in the flour and shaping the dough.

(again, NEVER a normal smile)

And here is my beautiful 'disasterpiece' as the pioneerwoman would say, how sad, but they still tasted great! (Jeff said they weren't a disaster they just had character :) )

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Six Months Old!

I still can't believe Whitney is six months old! (now 6 1/2!) Anyway, she is such a happy baby, I lover her to death. Lately she has started actually eating solids, not just spitting them out. She sits up by herself, and she is babbling like crazy. She LOVES LOVES LOVES Morgan. It is cute watching them interact together. My favorite is when we are driving and Morgan plays with Whit and Whitney thinks it is the best thing ever she just laughs and laughs. I wish I could get it on video. Maybe when Jeff is driving with us next time. She is starting to get some teeth and I wish they would just break through already, she has been fussy and very clingy. Morgan was a GREAT teether, in fact I didn't even know she was teething then one day she smiled and there were her teeth! :) Anyway, here are Whitney's stats:

Head: 16 1/2" (30%)
Weight: 13 Ibs 10 oz (7%)
Height: 26 1/2 " (35%)

Here are some pictures: (sorry there are so many I couldn't just choose a few!)

Of course Morgan wanted in on the fun too! :) This girl will not give me a normal smile...EVER!

These two are the closest to NORMAL that she would give me: