Friday, April 6, 2018

Easter Weekend

 A few days before Easter Paige got to dye some eggs. She loves doing this every year and she gets to do all of them herself. Next year might be a little different in Baylor wants to join in but this year Baylor was content to watch. Paige was disappointed through the week when I would peel her beautiful creations to use the hard boiled egg.
Friday was a really nice day and Paige and Nate had fun being outside cleaning up the yard while I was in taking a nap with Baylor. It was cute seeing them work together and explore the yard.
Easter weekend fell on conference weekend this year. I always like it when this happens. It is a nice weekend to stay home and listen to the church leaders and hear their messages and also celebrate Easter. This conference was really neat to see the solemn assembly and the new prophet being sustained by the church. I was trying to make it a more spiritual moment with Paige but she was SO talkative that I felt the entire time I was telling her to stop talking so I could listen to what was happening. Oh well! It was still really neat to witness and I loved seeing the tears in President Nelson's eyes as he was being sustained by the whole church. It was really good to listen to all their messages and to have all these good reminders what things I needed to hear and to be better at. I printed off a whole bunch of church activities for Paige to do throughout the four sessions. It kept her busy most of the time and her favorite one was coloring the tie of the apostles and the first presidency when it was their turn to talk. When it was someone other than an apostle she was disappointed because she didn't get to color their tie. 
In between the two Saturday conference sessions, Anna and Scott and their family came over for an Easter egg hunt. The kids had a lot of fun!
Baylor even found her Easter eggs though they didn't have candy in them. :) And every time she wears this jacket she licks it which is kind of funny and now we have a picture of her doing it to always remember.
Saturday was such a beautiful day! We spent most of the time when not watching conference outside.
She is such a beautiful girl- inside and out!
 Paige and I planted some flower seeds. We will see if they grow!
 Paige left the Easter bunny a note before heading to bed on Saturday.
 Happy Easter! Paige was excited to find her Easter basket hiding in the pantry and even found Baylor's for her. Nate and I's Easter baskets were packed away and Baylor doesn't have one. So Saturday we decorated some brown paper bags for our baskets. Paige had her though so she decorated Baylor's bag. The Easter bunny also hid some eggs for Paige to find. She got some candy, an owl shirt, and some markers that smell. And Baylor got an owl onesie. Paige was excited to have a matching shirt with her sister.
Happy Easter from my two cute girls in their owl shirts!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

5 Months

 Baylor is 5 months old! The time is flying by and her 5 month mark also happened to land on Easter. So we had a little Easter photo shoot this month. We got some small smiles out of her but no big open mouthed, squinty eyes smiles that we get to see every day when interacting with her.
Here's what she is up to:

  • She is really smiley and loves interactions from people especially Paige. 
  • She laughs the most for Paige and thinks her sister is pretty funny.
  • She doesn't really like tummy time but has gotten better and rolled over for the first time on March 31st- she did it twice that evening and has rolled over almost every time that we put her on tummy time. It takes her awhile and she at times gets frustrated but she does it.
  • She is still quite the grunter and that is her way of telling you to pick her up or she grunts a lot when she is getting tired.
  • She loves to be up either sitting up or standing.
  • She has the craziest legs. Her legs and feet go crazy when she gets frustrated and she also liked to swing her legs up and hit them on her bed or the floor. She does in the most when she wakes up in the morning and is waiting for someone to come get her.
  • She still loves the water and being outside.
  • She gets really excited when you walk by her and thinks and wants you to pick her up. And she usually gets her way with all that cuteness. :)
  • She is getting really good at grabbing things. I have to be careful now when I am holding her and eating since she will grab my plate and try to drag it off the table.

 Nate even got her rolling over on camera. Now if I can get her to do it when I am recording. :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Paige's 6th Birthday

Paige turned 6 on March 22nd. I can't believe that I have a 6 year old. She just keeps getting older and older and I wish time would slow down. She is a such a sweet little girl with a little bit of sass. She loves to craft, play outside, ride her bike, play with her dolls and play pretend with them, she loves giving kind notes to everyone that she loves, she is a great reader and loves school, and she is a little tease. Everyone that knows her loves her especially me! Happy birthday Paige!
Right before Nona and Pops left on their mission, Paige and Nona had a combined birthday party since they both have March birthdays but they will be gone for both of them. We had a nice dinner with them and Anna and Scott and their family and had ice cream sundaes for dessert.
Then on her birthday we filled Paige's room with lots of balloons for her to wake up to. She had fun kicking them down the stairs and playing with them throughout the day.
This year she wanted a bubble birthday. So while she was at school I put up dotted streamers and had printed off a whole bunch of bubbles that I hung up all over the dining room. I got some bubbles from the dollar store for the centerpiece for the table along with some bubble gum. Paige has been chewing on bubble gum since and loves it. Her cousins came over for cake and ice cream and she watched for them so as soon as they pulled up we had our little bubble machine going on the front porch to welcome them to her bubble party.
Her bubble cake that I created.
For the past few months Paige decided that she wanted her ears pierced for her birthday and decided that the 24th was the day for it to happen since it was a Saturday. Saturday morning she started to get scared since she knew it would hurt and wanted to back out. We talked to her some more since we knew she really wanted to do it and she finally decided yes. Once she made that decision we headed to Claire's. She picked out really cute butterfly earrings and there was only one worker there at the time so she had to get them done one at a time verses both at the same time. During the process I went to the other side of the store while Nate was with Paige. I don't do well with needles especially with my kids and seeing them hurt. I know I gave myself shots for three months so needles shouldn't be an issue but since doing that the smell of the rubbing alcohol makes me sick to my stomach and fills me with anxiety since I had to smell that smell every night. She did cry but she said it was just a pinch and the anticipation of it all made it worse. She is so happy now and LOVES her earrings!

Monday, March 26, 2018

March

Here is just a quick post of some of the things that have been happening in March.

We are in full swing of spring. We have days that are gorgeous that make us excited for summer and then we have the rainy days wishing for winter to go away. On one of those beautiful day I put Baylor in the front pack and walked around at the park. It was so nice to get out and go on a walk and Baylor slept through most of it. 
Margaret had gotten some balloons from the dollar store and one morning Paige asked me to tie a sock to the end of it to see if it would float. It didn't since the sock was too heavy but it gave me an idea for a little science experiment that Paige could do. While she was at school I found a few little items that she could tie to the end of the balloon to see if they would float. I made up a paper and she first had to guess and then see if she was right.
 Testing her guesses.
 The results. She had fun doing this little experiment and it makes me want to do some more random science experiments with her this summer when she is home more.
 Here's just a random picture of the cuteness that I get to look at every day.
 Nate's parents left on their mission on the 16th. I wanted them to see Baylor get her first bath in the kitchen sink. She isn't quite big enough to enjoy it and sit up on her own. But it was cute to see all her rolls as she played in the water and attempted to sit up in the sink.
 We got this picture before they left. It is such a good picture and we will all miss them so much. They have been such a huge part of Paige's life since we lived with them for most of her life. She has such an amazing relationship with them and has told them to not leave for the past few months. A couple of days before they left Paige went shopping with Margaret and it was raining and Paige told Margaret that it was raining because the sky was sad that they were leaving. It will be lonely without them and we will miss them so much! It's going to be a long year but they will be amazing missionaries and will be loved wherever they go.
 Paige loves the holiday and was excited for Saint Patrick's day. We all had to make sure we were green so we didn't get pinched and she loved helping me with dinner. She decorated the table all by herself- clover place mat, green ribbons tied to our chairs, and a green centerpiece.
 This past Saturday we had a ward Easter potluck breakfast and also a Easter egg hunt. Paige decorated her bag so cute and drew the cutest bunny giving her an Easter egg. She loved hunting for eggs and it was cute as she went through each egg and would shake it before opening it. 
We are excited for Easter and the next adventures that await us.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Best Friends

 Something that Paige wanted for her birthday this year was to go to Discovery Play Town in Maple Valley with Addison, her best friend from school. On the 9th there was no school so I figured it was the best day to go. These two are so cute together and have so much fun. They are very much alike and we loved having Addison with us for pretty much the whole day.

These two had fun running from place to place and playing with all the fun things they have. Baylor did awesome which was something that I worried about. She loved being in the front back facing out and just watching all the commotion. We took a quick break to go to a McDonald's that was close by for lunch and then went back for some more fun.
 Then we went back to our house where they played with play dough, did some crafting, and played outside for a bit. They are so cute and I love that Paige has such awesome friends especially Addison.