Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Odds and Ends

Sleeping out the night of Christmas, Hazel and CC got new sleeping bags and wanted to test them out. I made Christmas pillowcases with little pockets a few years ago and put little gifts in the pockets of their pillows for the 12 days of Christmas. Hazels fav gift: magnifying glass CCs fav gift: Plum pudding doll from Strawberry Shortcake series
I put little trinkets like this watch under the girls pillows for the 12 days of Christmas. I also put notes, telling them what I love about them or offering a special date with mom or dad. It's what my mom used to do for me. I used to look forward to the notes she put that said, I will braid your hair today or we will go on a special date today

My own philosophy, pack that g-house with as much candy as possible, who cares what it looks like, it's candy it will be delicious

Aunt Sidnee and Haza

We love cousins, Aunt Tiffany with Jaxon on lap and Tanner  in orange

Hazel with her artistic precision

CC asked me to take a picture, she is eating lunch on a bucket of honey.  They love this picture because Hazels face in the background is totally unintentional

My mom feeding babies, James 9months- 2-3 teeth,  can crawl but would rather use rolling as primary method of transportation. Adventure roller, gets into some tight spots, angriest eater- feed me NOW, eats the most, chokes on food  easily, rakes up objects- doesn't put them in mouth yet, seems to be a bit of a serious guy, very vocal, sensitive to family squabbles, wakes up often at night, ease of diapering-3

Baby Serum* seems to be working, Wil is the babiest of all the babies,  loves being held,  just began holding his own bottle,  no teeth to speak of, rolls with good control, gets up on knees-rocks a bit, mostly sleeping through the night, Ease of diapering score 9, super mellow
*N8 and I have decided to feed Wil a special serum that keeps him a baby forever, he is so delightful

Grandparents are such a wonderful blessing
Quinn, 9 months, 6 teeth, can drink her own bottle, one handed if she wants, flips over to tummy for deeper sleeping, counts to 10 in Spanish, reads at a 3rd grade level, can change lightbulbs without a ladder, (is anyone really reading all this?) grasps objects with pointer and thumb, feeds self, babbles, would sleep thru the night if brothers did, ease of diapering score 0


  1. I love reading your updates!!! All of your kiddos are adorable!!! :)

  2. haha who knew Quinny Quin was such a smarty pants!

  3. I wish I was as awesome as Quinn! And Cailin is at a negative six million and two on the diaper changing ease. Just chill and let me change your dang diaper!

    I love your updates, but have to be honest--it was SO good to see you. Your babies are beautiful and so well behaved, and I'm just in awe of how well you do it all.

  4. Did you get to go to Boise for Christmas? or did you make the gb houses earlier? I read EVERY word!! Keep it up!! These kids are so lucky to have you as a mommy -- I especially love how you take everything in stride :)
    Love ya, g

  5. Is it too early to extend Quinny a church calling?