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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Adjusting To A Toddler Bed

When Jaydan first got put in a toddler bed he would get out and fall asleep pretty much anywhere but his actual bed for quite a while. Maddie never really went through that. Kamdyn just got put in a toddler bed recently and he has donr pretty good. He will get out of bed and play for a bit but then crawl back into bed to fall asleep. One night he didnt quite make it back to bed in time so of course I had to take a picture before putting him in his bed

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

7 Month Letter

Dear Brynlee,
This was a HUGE month for you! 2 days after you turned 6 months old you rolled over FINALLY!!! Since then you have mastered rolling from belly to back AND back to belly! Yes, that means you are never in the same spot I leave you in. You roll all around the room and roll to get things you want. You still "rev up" to roll from back to front. Its pretty cute! Its all those rolls you have :-) You are still very chubby! In fact I switched you to 6-9 month clothes in the middle of December and 90% of them already dont fit! There was so many outfits you never got a chance to wear cause by the time I got around to putting them on you I couldnt squeeze you in them. You are almost in the same size diapers as your big brother! You have passed up your OLDER cousins in diaper size as well! You LOVE solid food! You eat solids 3 times a day. You still arent a fan of many veggies. Especially green ones! You gag and shake every time we give them to you, Its pretty funny actually. You are a really happy baby most of the time. You only get fussy when you are hungry or tired. Sleeping through the night still needs some work though. We all love you so very much!! Please quit growing so fast baby girl!!!
Love, Mommy

Friday, January 18, 2013

Growing Up

We have had a plan for a while that when Jay was able to touch the top and bottom of his car bed within an inch or 2 we would get bunk beds and Jay would get one and Maddie would get one. Even though he wasnt quite tall enough the opportunity came up that we were able to buy a really nice and sturdy log wood bunk bed set that also separated so that we could use them as 2 twins instead of bunk beds right now. Anyways we got them on Saturday and the kids were SO excited! We then moved Jays car bed to Kamdyns room but left his crib up cause I wasnt sure he was ready for a big boy bed yet. Well I was wrong. He has done GREAT! He whines for a couple minutes and gets out for a bit but then puts himself back in bed and falls right to sleep. In fact we will be moving the crib into our room this weekend for Brynlee! Im so excited!! The kids all love their new beds!! Its so crazy cause in their other beds they looked so big yet now they all look so small in their new beds.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Out With 2012 In With 2013

2012 was quite a year for us. It had its ups and it had its downs. It was a pretty big year for us as far as our children go. We had our first all day school experience, we had our first non family member preshool experience and we for the very last time in our lives experienced a birth of our baby. We completed our family in 2012 so that was a pretty big deal. A couple weeks ago Kamrin even took extreme measures to assume no surprise babies would pop up on us :-) Its a very bittersweet thing to think we will never have a baby again. I know there will be times I miss having feeling a baby move in my belly and all the excitement a baby brings but Im so ready and excited to start a new chapter in our lives! We are very complete with our 4 amazing kids!!!

New Years Eve was very low key this year and I loved it. Kamrin had to work but got off early. We ran some errands and picked up a bunch of Red Box movies and Wii games. Im a wuss and hate being out on New Years Eve especially with my kids cause there are SO many drunk drivers and I wouldnt want to risk their selfishness hurting us. Not only that but Kamdyn NEEDS his sleep to function. He usually goes to bed by 7pm so midnight would have done him in! He did make it til almost 9pm that night though. Anyways we popped popcorn, played wii, watched movies and eat way too much junk food! We really had alot of fun just the 6 of us. By 930pm the older 2 were going crazy and I knew they wouldnt make it til midnight so we rang in the new year with New York at 10pm our time. Kamrin, Maddie, Jay and I were all cuddled up on the couch and when the countdown got to 20 we all started counting down. When it got to the new year Jay kissed me and Maddie kissed Kamrin. It was adorable!!! We then put them to bed. Kamrin and I cuddled on the couch and watched some tv. I had a mild headache all evening and at that point it was getting worse by the minute. At 1130 I decided I couldnt take it anymore so we went to bed and was asleep for our new year but oh well it wasnt worth the pain!!

Im so excited to see what 2013 has in shore for our family!! One thing is for sure is it will go just as fast as all the others. Before we know it Ill be writing a 2014 post!