Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Maternity Pictures

I was thinking that I wanted to get maternity pictures taken this pregnancy just in case it was going to be my last. But honestly, I probably wouldn't have gotten them done because I didn't know anyone who shot maternity pictures and I didn't want any random person that I didn't know to take the pictures. So, I was so excited when Vanessa called me up and asked if I wouldn't mind letting her practice. She's just recently taken up photography and I believe this was her first maternity photo shoot. She did a great job. I'm so happy I actually got them done because this will be the last time I'm pregnant, and I wouldn't have done it had she not asked me. These were taken 3 weeks before I delivered Ella Rose.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ella Rose

Beautiful Ella Rose was born on November,7th she weighed 7.7 lbs and was 19 inches long.

She has been such a sweet baby. She doesn't cry too often, and when she does she is very consolable. She quiets down pretty quick. My first two babies were not like that at all so this is a new experience for me. :) Arya just wants to hold her all the time and absolutely loves her baby sister and Landon even likes to occationally hold her and tries to shove her pacifier in her mouth (not too gently). I just have to kindof keep a close eye on him because even though his intentions are good, he is a little boy and doesn't quite know how to be easy with a baby. We are just in love with our sweet new addition. She is officially our last baby so we are enjoying every minute.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Arya wanted to be Rosetta from the Tinkerbell movie for Halloween and thanks to Grandma Betsy we all ready had the beautiful Rosetta dress. Landon is a scarecrow, and he was not very thrilled about it.. he was so upset about all the straw sticking out of his clothes and he pulled most of it out in the first 5 seconds..but he was all about trick-or-treating! He even said his thank you's
I wanted to get a pumpkin for each of us, but Jonathan said one was enough. After taking 2 hours to clean and carve this one out, and after the mess that it made, I have to say Jonathan was right... I am sooooo happy we only had this one. Arya was not overly interested in it, but Landon wanted to help the whole time.

We made popcorn balls and stuck green candies on the top to make them look like pupkins. I sort of guessed on the recipe since I didn't have one and they turned out great! Arya was actually a big help and I didn't have to worry about her getting germs on them since she was washing her hands after every single time she touched one. Landon is another story however so we tried to keep him off the chair and away from them, but he made a great taste tester. :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sorry for the delay in posts.. I've been super busy, but these are some pictures from about a month ago. This was Harvest Festival weekend.
As we came home from Arya's Dance recital at the park, I got the kids in their bath tub to take a bath and realized I didn't have any hot water left.. I was worried something happened to our water heater until I walked in my bathroom looking for my phone and heard my water running. Landon had put a bunch of clothes (and a diaper) in my bathtub and left the hot water running. We were probably gone from the house for about 2 hours. One of the shirts had gotten stuck in the drain at the bottom and that's why it filled up. I was very lucky the top drain did its job and kept the water from running over and flooding my bathroom.

This is Arya before her first ballet performance. She did a great job, as did all of the girls. I was so amazed that they could actually get a bunch of 3-4 yr olds to do the dance after only a few practices. I think they literally only had been in class for 3 weeks.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

So we finally got around to painting the kids bedrooms. The kids "helped" :) I'm still trying to get the wall decorations figured out in Landon's room. I think I want to put up different sports balls on the wall. I would like to take like a real basketball, football, soccerball, ect. and cut them in half and hang them up, but I would hate to waste brand new ones, so if anyone has used old balls that are not getting used anymore can you please donate? :) Poor guy hasn't had his room fully decorated yet and Arya had hers decorated since before she was born.