Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Big Girl

Our little girl is growing up fast! Several months ago she started using the potty and wearing pull ups. She has been really good about telling us when she needs to use the potty. She's even learned how to "hold it" and looks so cute doing the little dance trying not to go! Her teacher sent a note home yesterday that said we could start sending her to school in PANTIES! Our first reaction was, oh my gosh, she's not a baby anymore. Then the reality of not buying diapers anymore gave us some excitement! Today was her first day in big girl panties and she wasn't so sure about putting them on. I showed her two (one pink and one with butterflies) and said which one do you want to wear (trying to make it a big deal) and she said "pull up"! I finally got her pink panties on and made a big deal about it. When I picked her up from school she still had the same clothes we sent her to school in so she was accident free all day! We are so proud of our little girl and very thankful for her teachers that had a large part in her potty training success.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Our New Home

We moved to a new (old) home the weekend before Christmas. It was a busy time of year but it worked out well with Steven and I having two weeks off. After a month of being in the house we are getting settled and have begun several projects to update our 1960's home. Altough Steven and I have a few differences in opinions about the house, it has been great! The neighboorhood is a large reason why we wanted this house, its a quiet street with large mature trees and there are a lot of young kids on the street. I lived in the neighborhood for a short time when I was younger and can remember riding my bike around the neighborhood and I look forward to the day our kids get to do the same! We are also excited about the extra space this house has compared to our old house, we still have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths but we have a dinning room (which is currently being used as a playroom), breakfast nook/eat in kitchen area, an enclosed covered porch area and my favorite a laundry room. Our living room is double the size of our old living room which now can accomadate more than the 5 of us. We have big plans so the house will be a work in progress for a while but when its all done it will be worth it!
Home Sweet Home!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Family Pictures

Before Christmas we had a photo session with Robyn Farmer Photography to get a picture for our Christmas card. Our group was pretty grumpy so I wasn't sure we were going to get a good picture but we ended up with some pretty cute shots, thanks to my talented friend Robyn!

The many faces of Bryce!

Sweet Addison!

`Funny Man, Collin!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Parade of Lights pictures

Addison was excited about the Parade of Lights
Bryce enjoyed sitting back and watching the parade with Aunt Ali
Granny with her hands full
Collin enjoyed waving at all the floats so he could get candy