Friday, February 21, 2014

Caitlin and Teddy

I took a picture of the boys with this teddy bear so I decided that I would do the same thing with Caitlin.

5days old

1 month





6months(oh those arm rolls just kill me)




10 months

11 months


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday Caitlin

I can't believe that her first year has come and gone so quickly.  She has been such a delight to have in our family, she is the princess of the family even the boys think so.

It seems like just yesterday that we brought her home and she was so tiny and before my eyes she has grown up into this little toddler.

I had fun planning her party, I went completely girly and it was such a nice change of pace.  It looked like pink and purple exploded all over in a good way that is!  We had family and a few close friends over for some food and company.  I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate her first birthday.

She had her first taste of cake and icing, she was a little hesitant at digging into her cake I had to help her out a little bit, but once she tasted it she loved it.  She didn't make as big of a mess as I had anticiapated.  I think my favorite part of the whole cake thing was when she tried to feed uncle Leland some and he took it from her.  It made her so happy she thought it was pretty funny.

She kind of got opening her presents, she pulled at the tissue paper and the wrapping paper.  She got a bunch of fun new toys and clothes from family and friends.

 She also got her first taste of lemonade, she couldn't get enough of it.  She would not let go of her sippy cup while it had juice  in it.

Ashton was pretty proud of his plate of lunch, silly boy

I wanted a cute picture of the two of us, but she too ornery.  I had put her down for a nap but she didn't sleep very long and when she did wake up she was super grouchy.

We seriously didn't need to buy her anything all she wanted was to play with her balloons, she walked around with them and was so happy.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl, I couldn't love you more if I tried.

Happy Valentines day

This year I kind of felt Valentines was a little overshadowed by Caitlin's Birthday the next day.  Which I guess is how it is going to be from now on!  I helped the boys with their valentines, I found an idea online and copied it.  I had them write their names on them.  Noah was funny when I told him he needed to write his name on 20 of them.  he freaked out and said he couldn't do it that many times, so I broke it up and had him do 8 to start with and he was okay with that.  After about 3 he needed to stop and take a break cause his hand was tired, then he would do a few more and have to stop.  He ended up getting all 20 done like that.  Ashton flew through all of his and was done before Noah was and he started way after him.  

I did make sugar cookies but I didn't have the boys help decorate them, I had made them for Caitlin's party and then a few heart ones to give to everyone on valentines.  I got a few treats for everyone and set it out on the counter for them to find in the morning.  

I made heart shaped pancakes and the boys thought that was pretty fun.  Ashton headed off to school and I finished getting ready for Caitlin's party.  Jason out did himself once again on flowers.  They are amazing and made the house smell so good.  The ladies were cute when they delivered them making sure they had the right house they didn't want to give them to the wrong person.  

My mom came up to visit and give us each a little valentine.  She was only here for a couple of hours then she had to head back home again, but it was fun to see her for a little bit.  

Aaron came and babysat for us so Jason and I could go out.  i guess I should of planned better and gotten reservations somewhere cause we tried 3 different places and the wait was 2-3 hours everywhere.  We finally found Alamexo a place downtown and they were supposedly  all booked up with reservations but the place was empty.  We were able to eat at the bar so that is what we did.  The food was just okay, not terribly impressed.  We had parked at city creek and walked the couple of blocks to the restaurant so we walked back and went to Lush to get some bath stuff and then couldn't decide what else we should do.  We were in between movie times, even then there wasn't much we wanted to even see.  We tried to go play pool but they had taken the pool table out.  So we ended up being home by 9:00.  We are so boring, oh well it was still fun to get out with no kids and spend some time together.  Next year I will be better prepared and make some reservations or something.  

Friday, February 14, 2014

52 weeks

I can't believe it has been a year, the time has just flown by!  I do have to admit I will be happy to have this project behind me.  I love that I have all these pictures but it was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be to take a picture every Friday.  Once Caitlin could roll over it became a lot harder to get a picture, so every Friday we would try for a little while to get at least one decent picture, some weeks there wasn't one great photo so I had to embrace the not so perfect ones.  But not looking back they are some of my favorite pictures.

She has mastered the walking this week, she has gotten so much steadier.  I was in the kitchen baking for her birthday and she walked around and around the island it was really cute to watch.  She has another tooth that has made an appearance, so she has 4 on top and bottom.  She has also started making these silly duck faces, and she hangs out her tongue ( if I remember right Ashton did the same thing around this time)   She has finally mastered going down the stairs, I don't like to let her do it by herself still, it is a big staircase to fall down.  She has also become annoying at diaper changes she fights us and makes it much harder than it should be.  Happy 1 year to my baby girl!

I couldn't decide between the two pictures, so I used them both.  Now I just need to figure out what to do with all this fabric i have from all these pictures!

And just for fun here is a picture of all 52 weeks I put up for her birthday party.