Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bug's FHE Lesson

Bug has been teaching some of our Family Home Evening Lessons.  This is what he came up with for the topic for this past Monday.

 His illustration includes (Left to Right, a baby, a mommy and a daddy.) He seriously cannot get enough of his little sis.  Today he said, "When I see Baby Belle, it fills my heart with joy."

Me too, Little Buddy, me too. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2 Months

Belle had her two month check-up yesterday.  She weighed in at 11 pounds (60th percentile) and measured 22 inches long (50 percentile). She only woke up once the past two nights!  That is nothing short of a miracle to me.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Belle's Blessing Day

Belle was blessed on New Year's Day.  She looked so precious in the dress Gigi made for her.
She is such a happy, little thing.

My good friend, Nellene, crocheted these tiny booties for her.

We are so glad both sets of her grandparents could be there. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wrapping Up 2011

Pops gave the boys some outdoor games and believe it or not, the weather has actually been nice enough here to use them!  I still can't get over the fact that we are almost halfway into January and have only had one mild snowstorm.   Here are the boys, big and little, playing lasso golf.

The ladies got the chance to sneak out for a girl's date to see, We Bought a Zoo...good movie but, too sad for me to want to see again.
Grammy and Pops lovin' on Belle.
Bug reading Dick and Jane.

Belle modeling her TN onesie and cheezing it up. Dang she is cute.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sonic The Hedgehog

Bear has been obsessed with Sonic the Hedgehog.  If you call him anything but Sonic, he will say, "No! I just Sonic the Hedgehog."  He was ecstatic when he opened his pjs and found they were blue just like Sonic and that his slippers were red, just like Sonic's shoes (lucky buy on my part, since they had been purchased almost a year ago). 
I usually like to make several Christmas presents, but with a newborn I knew that wouldn't happen this year.  I only got around to making one gift....Bear's very own Sonic the Hedgehog.  He was extremely excited when he opened it and rushed it into his crib so he could sleep with it.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas Day

We woke the boys up at 7 so that we would have time to open stocking and eat a quick breakfast before our 9 am church service.
Bottom Right: Bond with his brothers, Grayson and Sam.
 The boys were extremely patient about opening presents.  We even got them to eat lunch after church before diving into them.

I don't think Bond has bought a single clothing item for himself since we got married.  He really could not care less about what he wears, as long as it isn't too trendy.  He about died when he put on the AE jeans with creases on the thighs I bought him. :) His little brothers bought him this shirt.  It says, "Based on my
calculations, I'm awesome."   He was completely embarrassed to wear them, so of course his mom and I had to snap some shots of him. 

Bug and therefore Bear are VERY into Legos right now.  They each bought a set for one another for Christmas, so the afternoon was spent putting them together.  Pops loves Legos almost as much as the kids so he was very helpful in getting them all assembled.

We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and yummy dinner with a friend from church. 
Christmas is so fun with little ones!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Night Before Christmas 2011

On Christmas Eve, Bond's family arrived from Tennessee and got to meet Belle for the first time!
 We celebrated the evening with the missionaries and a few friends by making our traditional homemade pizzas and chicken wings. Then we read the Christmas Story and sang some carols.

After our guests left, we opened up our Christmas Jammies and played some games.

My brother that lives in Prince George, sent a Canadian treat, Kinder Eggs.  They are hollow chocolate eggs with a yellow plastic container inside containing a toy.  Bear had taken his into the kitchen to eat it and when he came back we didn't know where his toy was.  We asked him jokingly if he ate it and in all seriousness, he replied, "I tried to, but it didn't work." Ha! Good thing his teeth aren't strong enough for plastic.
Family shot in our new Christmas PJs.  I have decided that from now on, just the kids are going to get new jammies every year.  Not only our both of our drawers overflowing with jammies, the more kids we have the more expensive it gets, even though I always buy them right after Christmas for the following year.
Bug is so in love with his baby sister. 
Snowman shirts courtesy of Pinterest.
Grammy reading The Night Before Christmas to the boys before bed.