Thursday, April 7, 2011

Too braid or not to braid

So Halle and I wanted to try her hair in braids to see how it would look crimped style. We will put this one out to jury. Here is her with the braids all in her head and the result of it the next morning. I think we will stick with her beautiful curly hair. Oh well, it was worth a try of something new.

The result


Monday, April 4, 2011

Berkeley update


Here are some random but new thoughts I have about Berkeley and her growth. Berkeley got her second tooth today. She loves to eat big people food especially pasta and homemade sweet potato fries. She loves to make a mess while she is eating. The more that is on her face the better. She LOVES the bath and splashing in the bath. (which is a good thing after her eating habits) She doesn't like to be put down on her back... until she realizes I am changing her then she is ok. She loves when her brother and sister come home from school and dote over her. She is content to sit in one spot for the most part until she finds he way down to start to roll then she is all over the place. She does get up and rock back and forth but no crawling yet. I bet by the time she is one she will be crawling. She hates the initial part of being put in her car seat. She still loves her binky. She loves to give a cheeser smile and blink her eyes. It is adorable! She loves paper and would eat it every chance she gets. Everything in sight goes in her mouth, even when I think the floor is clean she finds something to eat.
So there it is! She is growing up way to fast so we just enjoy every moment and stage we can.

Enjoying splashing herself like crazy


I swear some of the food went in her tummy.


Berkeley finding the little plastic thing on the drawer so. She has great eyes that spot everything. She is determined to get it in her mouth.

Isn't she the cutest girl ever?!?!?

On the move.


Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools

So have you ever been fooled by your kids for April Fools? Well, Austin got me this year. He got up and was getting ready and kept asking me to do his hair. This should have been the first clue because usually he does it or doesn't (its a 9 year old boy thing). So I sprayed his hair with the water bottle and then went to comb it and it felt dirty so I asked him what was in his hair. He told me, "milk." I was wondering how and why he would put milk in his hair so I combed it and moved onto Halle. It was not until the spray was white that I noticed that the milk was in the water bottle. We got a good laugh out of this one this year. Good thinking Austin! He is always keeping me on my toes.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Berkeley is 9 months

We went to the doctor for Berkeley's 9 month checkup. She came in at a big 15.5 pounds. She is in the 2% for her weight. Low but the good side is we are still on the charts. She was 27 1/2 inches long. She is a healthy, happy little girl!

They score a Superior!

Halle and Austin participated in Music Festival this year. They have to learn two piano pieces and then are judged on them by a judge. They go in a room with the piano and the judge and them and play their piece. This year both of them scored a Superior! (which is the best you can receive). Halle received a perfect score of 50 and Austin a 47. I love seeing the confidence that comes from them working hard and achieving a goal.

Friday, February 25, 2011

It is finally here!

Berkeley finally had her first tooth break the surface. She keeps moving her tongue over her lip to see why it feels different. She will realize that sucking/biting on her own fingers will start to hurt a little bit. I learned that the hard way when I tried to fish out food of her mouth. She thinks that she needs to eat anything and everything we are eating until she realizes that she cannot chew it. It is always amazing to me to see how much they can gum food though.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Visitors for the holiday weekend

Aunt Em, Grandma, Carter and Wrigley came to visit us over the Presidents day holiday. The kids were so excited to have them here. Carter informed me that we either need to move closer or they need to live by us because the drive is too long. They always play so well and love to be together. We spent the weekend going to Austin's basketball game, going to the movies to see the Beiber movie (it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be), eating lots of good food, and playing games. I forgot to add this video clip. The kids were doing skits for us. They had a blast doing them so I had to post one to share. The weekends are never long enough and time always flies by but one thing is for sure we always have a great time! Thanks for visiting. video