Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We have many things to be thankful for this year.

1. I am thankful to be a mom.

It is the most rewarding yet hardest things I have done.

2. I am thankful for my husband, Jeremy. He is so kind, humble, caring, helpful, energetic, hardworking. Just what I need in my life!

We were able to have family come in for a few days. It was quite a houseful.

Carly's first Thanksgiving! The idea for her onesie I got from Pinterest

Aunt Franki snuggling with Katelyn

Playing with babies and looking through Black Friday ads.

Carly not sure what to do with all of these people around!

Carly was so happy to eat her first Thanksgiving dinner. 
Carly wasn't sure about that green bean casserole. 

The clan.

Grandpa Glen and Grandma Karen lovin' on these granddaughters :) 

Yes, this is my LITTLE sister and we still try and match. Too bad mom didn't bring her maroon pants! we would have matched her too! bahaha.

Silly Olivia. Hiding in my cupboard. 

Jeremy playing with baby Katelyn making her smile. 

All of our gingerbread houses we made. 

Mine and Jeremy's :)

Carly checking out her little cousin Katelyn. She gets so excited to see her.

Grandpa Glen and Grandma Karen reading Carly the highlights book they bought for  her. 

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and FOOD! :)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Can you believe it? 9 MONTHS!

Carly is nine months old today!! Oh my goodness. Where has the time gone??!
As soon as I put the sticker on her onesie, she tried ripping it off! 
 Changes in Appearance:  Carly now officially has 4 chompers (teeth). She has hairs on her head that barely touch her eyebrows now! Her hair is long and thick enough now to clip an actual bow in it.
She gets up like this all the time. Then sits back down. Then gets up again. This is how she gets around right now. 
Activities and Experiences: Carly had a babysitter a few weeks ago while Jeremy and I went to the adult session for our Stake Conference. We put her down to bed before we left at 6:45p.m. But she woke up and was up for about an hour for the babysitter :( The babysitter said she didn't cry too much. But when Carly would, she walked her around and showed her the pictures in our house :)

One day Jeremy was trying to put pants on Carly. She was standing and holding onto his shirt as he was pulling her pants up. She threw herself at the crib at the same time Jeremy was pulling on her pants. She bonked her cheek on the crib. She had a nice bruise on her cheek for two weeks! Poor girl.

The next night, I was giving her a bath. She leaned forward in the bath tub and the next thing I know, she smacked her forehead against the side of the tub and ended face up on her back in the bath. Carly was gasping for air, I pulled her up out of the tub for a second. Then put her back down so she could keep playing. She kept gasping for air for a few seconds. Then went straight for her ducks and started playing. She had a bruise on her forehead to match the one on her cheek. Poor poor girl.

When Carly sits on our lap, she will pull on or shirt and stand up by herself. She has also started to reach for people to hold her :) LOVE this.

LOVE when she crosses her feet like this. 

 Favorites: Carly has this new thing of sticking anything and everything she finds on the floor in her mouth. Leaves and little pieces of fuzz are her favorite to find and keep in her mouth.

Carly also loves to keep food in her mouth for a good amount of time. One day we fed her some regular food that we were eating. Twenty minutes later we found it still in her mouth while she was playing on the floor.

Carly loves to giggle at her daddy. :) I love watching them together.
 Eating: For a good week or so, Carly was refusing to eat baby food. All she wanted was to feed herself or eat the squeezable baby food pouches. We were trying to find new things to feed her. We found out that she likes avocado, bananas, pears, carrots, peas, bread, bagels, noodles, and green beans. She also loves water from a straw. Carly is really good at drinking from a straw! Sometimes we add a little bit of juice in with the water, but she mostly just drinks water. Over this past weekend it seemed like she changed her mind. She has started to eat more and more baby food. Thank goodness. We were worried she wasn't getting enough to eat! We were tired of fighting with her about eating and forcing it into her mouth. Now she just opens up her mouth and eats containers of baby food at a time! I am still nursing her, but only before she goes to sleep.
 Sleeping:  Carly sleeps through the night. I put her to bed at 7:30-8p.m. every night. She doesn't wake up until 7a.m. for a morning feeding. I nurse her and she goes right back to sleep for a few more hours. Then takes a nap at 11a.m. and then again at 3:00-3:30p.m. She usually sleeps about an hour and a half to two hours at a time.
Carly now smiles so big she scrunches her nose. so cute!

We found a ticklish spot! We wanted a picture of her FOUR teeth!

I love this girl. She is my world. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

She learned to snort!

Daddy and Carly :) She was in such a giggly mood. love LOVE love.

Carly has a new trick that she does all the time now! It is so darn cute. She usually does it when she is excited or copying us.

Monday, November 11, 2013

from my phone...

Carly never lays her head on my shoulder anymore. Jeremy took a picture of this special occasion. :) 

Carly was getting tired of waiting for me to be done with my hair. She does this all the time. She just lays her head down on the floor. 

At a shoe store looking at boots for her. I needed a break from holding her and she LOVES mirrors. She talks to herself. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

daddy and Carly

After church on Sunday we took pictures of Jeremy and Carly outside :)
I just love these two! muah!

Carly isn't sure what to do with the leaves.

Looking up at daddy :)

playing with Carly

Carly loves to get on her belly and scoot around to get to her toys.

I love how she crosses her feet like this. She does it all the time.

Loves daddy's ninja turtles

Kermit of course, in her mouth!

When she gets tired, she will just lay her head down :)

I can see all four teeth!! two on top and two on the bottom

Carly loves this book and how it crinkles when she plays with it.