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Saturday, March 31, 2012

What we miss...

We miss this face....

I miss seeing this sight.....

& this,

This was cool!

That was yummy. :)

Remember when this happened?

& then this...


This was just the span of a couple months. This isn't even CLOSE to the best part.! I am too blessed to be stressed. Even though clearly stress is a part of life. Ever since I had Brinn, my blood pressure has been high. Last week when I was sick, it was high enough for them to try some medication to regulate it. Since taking the medicine my symptoms have been noticeably less, although I have not been able to monitor my blood pressure. Next week I plan on going to my doctor in town to check my blood pressure, and get a refill of the medicine I'm currently on, if I need it. Please pray that we can get my blood pressure under control. Thank you.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Days go by..

Well, we're back from another trip. This time we went to Kingwood to visit Grandpa & Grandma. Unfortunately, I was not able to enjoy any of the fun due to a stomach virus that had me sick for 4 days. Luckily, (as I am blessed to be) after lots of doctors visits & medicine, I am happy to report that I'm almost 100%.
The girls are great! They had a lot of fun w/ their grandparents getting to go to the park, and play w/ peanut, and ride in the car. Their Granna came and picked them on Monday, and they stayed w/ her & PawPaw until I could pick them up today. Knowing that they were in good hands made getting better SO much easier! Thank you!

Here are a few pictures!

Raylee is content to hang out by herself. She comes by that honestly.

Bath time!

Lil' Rockstar*

This is the best I could get, this particular day. :)

Hope everyone has a great evening!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Going to Granna & PawPaw's House!

We just got back from spending a few days at Granna & PawPaw's house. The weather was pretty bad, so we went over there, and then stayed another day. There were plenty of fun things for the girls to do, and having 3 adults on 2 kids is always easier than 1 on 2!

Here is Raylee helping Granna make some cookies. Raylee is getting to be a very good helper, and is happy to do anything she is able to do.

Here is Brinn after her bath in the sink. Gotta love a clean, happy baby!

We want to say a big Thank You to Granna & PawPaw for letting us stay at their house. I have a feeling they enjoyed it almost as much as we did! Love Y'all!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Elmo & Mickey

Raylee's two favorite characters by far are Elmo & Mickey. She loves to watch both of them on TV, and play with them when they're not on TV.

I caught Raylee looking outside with Elmo..

Then she spotted me...

Posing with Elmo

The next day we pulled out one of Raylee's birthday gifts, and she had a great time painting with the paintbrush. Knowing it was just water helped out w/ the mess!

Trying it out. I can't believe I have a right handed daughter!

Then guess who came on TV? We pulled out her table so she could keep working.

Finally getting her to break her concentration for a smile! Raylee is getting to an age where we can do more and more activities together, which makes us both happy!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

We did not do much this St. Patrick's Day, because it was the day Paul left for North Dakota. I am happy to say he made it, although we are missing him already. I did put the girls in some green, and take some pictures. We went over to my MawMaw & PawPaw's house, and got to see Auntie Susan & Bryce, who brought Raylee her birthday present! She loves it, and has already played w/ a lot of her stuff. Thanks y'all!

Here are some pictures of the girls...

Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Brinn's First Word

Brinn said her 1st word last night. That makes our girls 2 for 2 w/ their 1st word- Dada! I recorded this video of her saying it last night. It might be just me, but towards the end I can hear her say "Hi, Dada!." Lol

Hopefully "Mama" is not too far behind. I am working on a couple posts w/ pictures for this week, but for today here is Brinn saying her 1st word.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, March 12, 2012

They love their wheels!

These girls love their wheels. Luckily, we have a big open kitchen/dining room that allows them to get their roll on. Here are some pictures of them riding together.

& here is a cute video of Brinn laughing, and grabbing for the camera. Then Raylee makes a cameo to show off her knowledge of some of her body parts.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Brinn 7 Months

A couple of days a go, Brinn turned 7 months. At 7 months, Brinn:

*can sit unassisted
*can roll both ways, (and keep going :)
*can side army crawl, but hasn't put the arms & legs together yet. Take your time baby girl!
*is having 4 4-6 oz. bottles a day, and rice cereal mixed w/ baby food 2X a day. Brinn also likes the "pinwheel" finger foods from Gerber. She will gnaw on those until they disappear.
*Sleeps from 8-8, with 2 1-2 hour naps. Lately it has seemed like Brinn has her morning nap, and gets up as Raylee is going down for her nap. Once Raylee wakes up, Brinn is headed down for her next nap. If Paul was not home, it would be tough to get anything done like this. Just another phase I'm sure!
*Loves Mickey Mouse. Brinn is not really interested in the TV, but when Mickey Mouse comes on she starts squealing w/ happiness.
*loves her sister. Brinn loves to watch Raylee, and try to grab her when she gets close. Now that Brinn can sit up, they spend time playing on the floor together.

There are many more things about Brinn at this time, but I wanted to write down some things that I might otherwise forget. Brinn is such a happy, content baby. She makes this Mommas job a breeze most of the time. I mean look at this smile.....

Her Daddy took this picture. She saves these smiles for him ;)

Here are the pictures of Brinn on the day she turned 7 months old.

We love you Brinn. Thank you for being exactly who you are!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Raylee & Brinn

The past few days w/ Raylee & Brinn have been awesome. With Paul & I being gone for 4 days, that was the longest we had been away from either of them. There were worries that they would be upset, which would be normal, but that hasn't been the case. Thanks to some VERY good babysitters. *Thanks Grammie, Auntie April, Granna, & PawPaw for taking such good care of our girls. They have been their happy usual selves, and we could not be more happy to be back where we belong.

Now some pictures from since we have been home:

Raylee is growing up so much lately. Sometimes it feels like she is 2 going on 12......

Brinn is doing so well lately. She is rolling all over. In her walker, she will follow you around the kitchen, and can even avoid the rugs now. She has started eating so well lately, thanks to my mom, who figured out what kind of rice cereal she liked. Now when she sees food coming, she does a happy dance.

Raylee ready to go in the car.

Here is a video of Brinn rolling around. It is a little dark, so you might have to adjust the contrast.

Sweet sisters, on the couch.

Finally, some pictures of Brinn eating in the big high chair for the 1st time. She had seen Raylee up there enough to know what to do, and it was eye opening seeing my little baby in that big chair.

Hope everyone has a great day!