Friday, November 22, 2013

40 Weeks

Not much has happened this last week, she is sleeping great, eating great, she is into everything and puts everything in her mouth. 

She has started to wave and say "hi" it is the cutest thing ever. 

She had her 9 month check up this week and she had to get a flu shot.  I felt so bad she had to get poked but it was also good for her too.

Monday, November 18, 2013

9 months

These nine months have seriously just flown by it is crazy.  I swear it was just yesterday when we brought her home from the hospital.  She has everyone wrapped around her little finger, everyone loves baby girl!  She is definitely a mommas girl but she does love her daddy, she lights up when he walks in a room and she gets his attention.  Her brothers both love her to pieces, sometimes too much.  I am still having to remind Noah to stay out of her face all the time. 
She is crawling all over the place and she is fast!  She is also cruising along the furniture and she is getting braver about moving from one piece of furniture to another and only holding on with one hand. 
She loves food, the only thing I have found so far that she doesn't like it applesauce she gags on it every time.  I gave her a whole apple and she was in heaven, well at least till she started chocking on the pieces she was able to chew off with her teeth. 
She loves the cats, she lights up whenever Grey comes around.  We are still working on her being soft. 
She loves looking at her clothes in her closet.  I will open her closet to pick her something to wear and she gets super excited and reaches for the clothes.  Sometimes she will even pick what she is going to wear that day.
I took her for her 9 month check up today and her stats were 19 lbs and 28 inches long that put her in the 70% for both categories.

39 weeks

Caitlin is growing like crazy these days.  She has gotten so fast at crawling she is all over the place.  She is cruising along furniture like a pro. 
She is still pretty attached to me, but she does love her daddy
My favorite thing she says these days is Hi, and she totally uses it in the right context it is the cutest thing ever.

Friday, November 8, 2013

38 Weeks

Poor baby girl has had a cold this last week, a runny nose and a cough.  I hate it when my babies have colds cause there isn't anything I can do to make it better for them. 
She has been having some major poop explosions this week, I have had to bathe her almost every its getting a little old having to clean up so much poop everyday.
She is such a busy little thing, she is keeping me busy keeping her out of things she shouldn't be in.
She has learned how to hold her own bottle, she does pretty good.  Sometimes she plays with it a little much but it is nice she can hold it when we are out and about. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ten things right now - Ashton

1. You are such a smart boy, and loves school.  Right now his favorite subject it math.  You are learning so much this year, I was worried about putting you in the 1st/2nd grade split but so far it has been a good for you.
2.You are playing soccer this fall, you practice once and week with a game once a week too.  You have made such improvements this year, you are still a little hesitant but it sure is fun to watch you play.
3. You are such a good big brother to both your sister and brother.  You are so good to help with Caitlin when I ask and she loves it when you play with her.  You are also so good to Noah, you share with him and give him things so he will be happy and won't scream.
4. You are such a tender hearted child
5. You love to play with Legos and bionicles.  You and Noah love to play with them and that is all you want to play with these days.
6. You are still my picky eater, but you are more open to trying new things these days.
7. You are still attached to your blanket, I am okay with it and won't try to take it away from you but there are days when you carry it around with you all day it drives me crazy. 
8. You are starting to have an opinion about what you wear, you don't like shirts that I think are cute and if you have heard me say something is cute then you won't wear it.  You are also expressing interest about clothing and shoes when we go shopping.  I think it is so cute.
9. You are getting so big, I can't believe you will be 7 in less than two weeks, it seriously seems like just yesterday we brought you home. 
10. You are so much like me, I see myself in so many things that you do.  It is good and bad, I want to push you to do hard things because I wish I had pushed myself to not be so shy when I was young. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

37 weeks

So we had a few big changes this week.  I quit nursing Caitlin, she was only nursing in the morning and before bedtime.  But she was drinking much and was very easily distracted with any sound, noise, or anything really.  I just decided I had enough one night and that  was the last time I nursed her.  She has been fine since and hasn't even seemed to miss it. 
I have noticed when I wash her hair she has some curls and I am loving it, its so cute. 
She has started saying a new word, she goes around saying "Hi" it is seriously the cutest thing ever.

Seriously most of her pictures look like this now, she just won't lay still anymore!

Friday, November 1, 2013


We had such a blast this year.   Both boys had school, Ashton had his school party that afternoon, I had signed up to help but wasn't able to go and help because I couldn't bring the younger kids with me (stupid school policy) so I brought plates and napkins instead.  Another annoying thing is Ashton wasn't able to dress up (again stupid policy)  Noah also had school and I brought cupcakes for his party and program he did get to dress up.  Caitlin and I went to his program it was cute the kids came in and sang a few songs for us and modeled their costumes.  Then we had cupcakes and punch, it was short and sweet.  Noah was popcorn and looked cute in his costume, and I was so proud of him for actually singing and doing some of the actions with the songs.  The teacher had said this was her quietest group so she hoped they would sing good and they did.  I didn't bring the big camera so all I had was my phone. 

I dressed Caitlin in her Halloween outfit I made her, she looked pretty darn cute in it. 

As soon as Ashton got home from school we were getting dressed up and going to daddy's work for trick or treating.  I got everyone in their costumes and me in mine and then took a few pictures of the kids in their costume's before heading out.  Ashton was Mario, Noah was popcorn, Caitlin was a mouse and I was a witch and Jason was Flint Lockwood.

I had taken Jason his costume earlier in the day so he was dressed up when we got there.  His office looked awesome some one had gone all out and decorated the whole place it looked great.  The boys had a blast getting candy and we were there for about an hour. 

While we were there I got a text from Leland he had come by to see the kids in their costumes.   It was really fun having Leland here with us.  I warmed up some soup for us I had made the day before and then he went out trick or treating with Jason and the boys. 

Right before the boys headed out to go trick or treating Noah decided he didn't want to be popcorn any more, he wanted to be Mario so I went down to the costume box and got out Ashton's costume from last year it was a little big but who cares.  So of course I had to get another round of pictures with Noah in his new costume. 

I loved this shot Leland got, it so captures our life right now.  Both Jason and I taking pictures of the star of everything right now.

I didn't want to miss all the kids rick or treating at home so we split up, I had Jason take the boys out first and do half the neighborhood then I told him to come back and we could switch.  I was enjoying being home with Caitlin so when they came back to switch I told them to just finish I was fine at home handing out candy.  Caitlin and I just hung out and passed out candy. 

The boys had a blast and got lots of candy, of course once they got home they had to dump it all out we snapped a quick picture then it had to be picked up because Caitlin wanted to get her hands on everything and put it in her mouth.  She did grab one sucker I let her suck on for a minute before I took it away.