^Ed makes delicious waffles! We're lucky he likes to cook.
^Sarah had her first dance recital at the Festival of Trees. They did the cutest dance to "Suzy Snowflake". She is loving dance so far.
^Ed goes all out. Sometimes I call him Clark. He made that cool Merry Christmas sign. Talented. The lights looked great babe. :)
My friend Steph took some pics of Madison for 9 months. She did a great job!
^Sarah at the same age.
^HAD to capture her cuteness!
^FHE Tree Decor night.
^Madison's 9 month apt.
Like the older two, Madison is such a social baby. She loves exploring new people's faces and loves any eye contact she can get.
Length: 25.5 in (3%)
Weight: 14lbs 9oz (3%)
She is itty bitty! Went from 7% down to 3%. We're gonna work on that. She's wearing 6mo size clothes.
-steady sitter, pulling up on everything.
-Picking up objects, she can put her binky in herself. Starting to learn to put food in her mouth. She's graduated the bumbo and is now in a high chair.
-Using consonant sounds, ba-ba and da-da, understands her name and "no". ;)
- Wanting to eat everything we are. Losing interest in baby food if she see's real food in sight. Nursing 7am, 11am, 3pm and 6pm and one in the night. (I don't make much milk this time. We supplement some.) Starting to learn water in the sippy cup.
-Sleeps swaddled (she breaks free pretty quickly), with binki, and her giraffe blanket. Naps around 9am for an hour, 1pm for about 2 hours and in bed by 6:30pm. She's still waking once in the night around 4am, but I think it's because she's still small.
^Sarah finds way to play and entertain Madison all the time.
^FHE Gingerbread House Decor
^When I watched Debbie's kids one afternoon for a couple hours, Lexi and Madison loved playing together.
^Ed's grandparents had their 70th wedding anniversary! Amazing!
^Sarah had her last dance recital at the Dicken's Festival. She did great and gave us some cute little poses. After her recital we got dinner, ran into Santa, stopped off at cousins house and played quick before we took daddy to the airport.
^We had a post Ragnar shindig. I love making new friends. Good to see everyone again, eat food, visit and play some games. Fun bunch. Yay team! (We missed Brock and Andy)
^Our neighborhood had a party at the clubhouse and invited Santa and Mrs. Claus. Sarah asked for a barbie house and Kai for a trumpet. :)
^First round of neighborhood gifts! We have some great neighbors!
^The Ryan's invited us to the "Echos of Christmas" at Liberty Park. Good reason to get together with friends. I love to be invited.
Kai in his preschool Christmas program. He cracks me up. ;)
^Sick baby. :( She was SO cuddly! She had a high fever for a few days and popped out 2 bottom teeth after being sick.
^We went with Stewart and Nicole to get dinner and see the lights at Temple Square. Somehow we failed to get the group shot, but our little family got one. Beautiful evening with family.
^Ed took Sarah skiing for her first time. She loved it and picked up on it quick! Good job Sarah!
^ Our neighborhood friends had a party. We went to dinner and then had a ugly sweater and white elephant party. We (U fans) got BYU basketball tickets. Anyone?
^Christmas outfit get up for church. Festive are we.(me)
^Madison's get up. An old one of Sarah's. No big deal it's a 3mo old size and she's 9 months!!
Dec 24- Christmas Eve
^Christmastime=family and food. Some of my favorite things. Especially the ris a'la monde.
^Now you see them... now you don't. Santa's wife may have eaten the cookies for him. ;)
^Christmas Eve with the Harman's. New Christmas Jammies.
^New Christmas Ornaments.
^Christmas Eve Loot!
Dec 25- Christmas Day
^Gifts from Santa
^ We spent Christmas Day with the Johnson's at Neil and Jodi's but failed to get any pics. :( We ate and hung out. Kids were all passed out by the time we got home.
^ My cute, creative friend Michelle organized a Les Mis party with this cute invite:
^The kids were begging to go play in the snow and go sledding. Daddy took them. :)
^Our new favorite snack. Dehydrated fruit. It's like candy.
^Ed and I went to the "Octapella" concert in SLC. Some of his old friends sing in the group. It was great! And so was the chocolate cake we had to-go after. ;)
^Christmastime brings friends in town. Fun to see Pat and Lindsay.
^Time to clean up Christmas. This cutie got tangled in the lights as I put them away.
^Our friends had a last minute party for NYE. We took the kids out to dinner and then went and hung out for a couple hours. Glad to be mingling with neighbors more. 2013 is going to be good. I feel it.
Number 1 Resolution so far- Find Happiness in my role as wife and mother, simplify and let go of everything else bringing me down.
December Photo a Day-
1. Lincoln 2. Animated Christmas cartoons 3. Red CHRISTmas lights 4. Gifts we give and receive and sugar 5. Rainy 6. New stocking for new baby this year 7. Star 8. Last Years ornament 9. The Happiness Project 10. Wrapped empty gifts for decor 11. Wrapping paper 12. Celebration of 70 years married 13. Mine 14. Ours 15. O Holy Night 16. Our yard 17. Gifts 18. Hoping to be filled 19. Candy canes 20. Tree 1 21. Peace 22. Yearly Christmas cards 23. New this year 24. It snowed! 25. Unwrapped 26. Pretty food, great company 27. My flannel sheets and comfy pillow 28. December calendar 29. Dark. Inversion. Cloudy. 30.Untouched snow in my backyard 31. Baby playing in lights