Friday, December 26, 2014

33 weeks: Quick trip to California and Christmas!

 It's been a crazy week. I'm so tired I could fall asleep at any moment. Reid has been sleeping horribly and we've been super busy. The kids have missed a few naps and have had several late nights this week. And on top of that, the kids both started getting sick on Tuesday. :( They're both really snotty and have a cough. Poor Reid seems pretty miserable. He's been sleeping with me all night because it's been nearly impossible to get him to sleep in his bassinet.
Aside from all of that, we had a wonderful Christmas. I think Reid may have forgotten how to roll over because he has been sitting so much. We've been doing more tummy time to try to get him to do it again. He's such a happy guy most of the time, except for when he's not feeling good.
Ruby has been singing everything and anything. It's the cutest. She was really good about leaving the Christmas presents alone, and on Christmas she insisted on helping everyone open their presents.
 I think he liked wearing these.
 On Friday, the kids and I headed down to Grenada for the funeral of my good friend Carrie Bryner's dad. He died suddenly last week and it was super sad. She's devastated, so it was nice to be there for her.
Ruby rocking Lupe in Grandma's rocking chair.
 I have a picture of myself just like this with my stuffed animals and dolls. :)
 We went to my parents' church on Sunday. This is Ruby at Sunday School.
 And my mom leading the singing.
 Me and this cutie on our way home on Sunday afternoon. We got to caravan with my parents, and my mom drove with me. That was a blessing!
 Playing at the rest area.
 My parents got to be up here for a few days, which was lots of fun. Reid with Grandpa John.
 He's getting to be such a big boy!
 We did Christmas presents with my parents on Monday morning.
 They had lots of fun.
 Then we went out to dinner on Monday night.
 Silly Grandpa.
 We went to the Mission Mill Christmas thing where they had lots of lights and activities. The kids both liked meeting Santa.
 Ruby got a Dr. kit and loves taking care of all of us. She always says, "Are you feeling sick?"
 Sleeping with his legs in the air. Ruby used to do this too.
 Tuesday night we went up to Dundee to have dinner with Uncle Paula and Aunt Paula and some of their kids. Heidi, Joel and Mary were all their with their spouses/families. Ruby and Jack had lots of fun playing together.
 Reid and Amelia are 12 days apart. It was fun to meet her!
 Me, Heidi and our babies.
 They loved each other!
 Cutie boy. He burned his finger on the wood stove, so he was a little upset most of the evening. He was also at the beginning of being sick, so that didn't help. And then Sam who is 2 broke his arm, so there were lots of tears.
 Such a cute boy.
This Christmas Eve photo took about a million tries.
Christmas morning! Ruby said, "It's a orange. Oranges don't go in stockings!"
 She was excited about her M&M's. And all the rest of her presents the whole morning.
Reid loved playing with his wrapping paper.
And he also loved his baby glockenspiel.
 Opening up her horses. She loves playing with them.
 We headed up to the Pullen's house after lunch. Then Reid got tired and took a Christmas nap.
 Reid playing with Cora. We ate pizza and had fun with the family playing Wii U.
 Aunt Courtney was practicing Aunt Becca's makeup for the wedding. Ruby was fascinated.
 Reid had fun walking around in this thing. He mostly went backwards.
 Sharing Daddy's pie.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

32 weeks: Getting ready for Christmas

It's been a fun week. The kids and I have done several Christmas crafts and things, which I always love (and so does Ruby!).
Reid finally got his eighth tooth in on the top left after working on it for a long long time. But several of them are still growing in, which makes his gums all red, and he hasn't been sleeping well at all. The other night there was only one hour on the clock that I didn't see. :( Needless to say, I'm exhausted. Nap time has not been good either, both kids have been hard to get to sleep. I just have to keep reminding myself that this is just a phase and that these years will go by quickly. I really do enjoy my little ones in spite of my exhaustion, and I love being at home with them. Poor Reid has a pretty bad rash under his chin from all the drool that accumulates from teething. It doesn't seem to bother him too much, so that's good. I've been putting some new stuff on it and it seems to be helping.
Ruby has been a little frustrating with potty training lately. She really doesn't like going potty anymore for some reason. She used to be so good about going, but now she resists. She doesn't have too many accidents, because I take her anyway, but it's still not easy. Hopefully she'll get it figured out soon.
 Ruby really enjoyed making Christmas cookies with me. Reid just had a ton of fun in his chair playing with a wooden spoon.
 Ruby has been loving to play "restaurant." She got us all three purses each with a set of keys (Reid's purse is a block that opens). Then we drive to the restaurant.
 At the restaurant she takes our order on a pad of paper, and then goes and gets us food. I made some paper money to pay her with, and she always asks for a dollar tip. It's so cute.
 Playing with toys and trains. It's so fun that he can sit up now.
On Tuesday we went to the Kroc Center to go swimming with some of our friends. The kids both had a great time. My friend Cassie's mom helped out with Reid and took him around in the pool. He was super chill and loved it.
 The three big kids showering off after the pool. Ruby, Logan, and Aiden is in the back.
 I wrapped presents this week. Ruby has been very interested in them. I caught her starting to unwrap one, but since then she hasn't tried. She did help me put bows on them, several of them got two bows. And she knows who each present is for.
 He's so drooly! And cute.
 This was my first attempt at a Christmas tree photo of the kids together. I'd say it's pretty much a success. :)
 Roth's has little kid shopping carts that we recently discovered. Ruby had so much fun pushing it around the store. She even bought her first thing. We got a little box of fishy crackers and she paid $1 for it. It was pretty much the cutest thing. Then she put the crackers, her receipt, and her penny change in her cart. The penny fell right through. And then we gave it to the Salvation Army bucket.
 We made a fun Christmas tree on the wall. Ruby had fun putting everything on it. And then singing about it. She sings to the real tree daily. At lunch today we had a conversation about singing to God, and she chose to sing Away in a Manger to God because Jesus is a baby.
 He's starting to push up a little more.
 This is the funniest thing. He likes to stick his hand out and hold on to the bumper while he sleeps.
 Trying out the bassinet.
Taking care of her baby.

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