Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some firsts

We've had some firsts going on at our house this past week.  Of course most things that happen are a first for Miss Sydney, but Parker has been involved too!

Parker got his first set of X-rays.
He fell at school and his finger swelled up and turned blue.  It wasn't broken, just badly jammed.  Being a boy mom, I knew X-rays were coming at some point.  Ugh!

First time to see this beauty!  It was parked in front of our Walmart Saturday morning.  Doesn't it crack you up?

First time Parker really got into decorating.  He is definitely his mother's son.  He stayed by my side the whole day and decorated the entire house with me, I love it!!

Ta da!

Little Miss sitting in her high chair for the first time.  We got it down from the attic when we were decorating.  She loves it!  She looks so big.  Tear.

She loves her boys!!

It is a blessing to get to spend everyday with these two!

First time eating blueberries in her oatmeal, it was a hit!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fall fun!

No, you're not dreaming this...I really am posting twice in one week!!  I told you I would get better at this!  ;)
We have had a really fun Fall.  Pumpkins and more pumpkins, visitors from Dallas, Halloween and the list goes on!  I'm going to catch you up in pictures...

One Saturday morning we went to Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm!
He loved sliding down the dirt hill on a burlap sack.
Jumping with my boy!
Wagon ride!

My little pumpkin
I'm a baby food making machine these days!
Ready for the freezer
She's a fan!
Picnic with daddy one afternoon
My babies
Sydney and Phoebe watching the big kids jump
A little 6 month photo shoot at home
Aunt Lindsey came to visit us one weekend!
She helped us pick out pumpkins!
We love Aunt Lindsey!!

These two...
Ready to put out a fire at a moments notice!
She is always happy!
Mmm, avocado!
He melts me!
Mom, dad, Lindsey and her boyfriend Braz came out to the ranch one weekend!
Girls in the kitchen!
Me, Lindsey and Braz goofing off!
A boy and his John Deer unloading fire wood.
Pumpkin carving with daddy!

Her first Halloween!
My Baylor football player!
Trick or treating with friends at daddy's office

My little lady bug
Trick or treating in the neighborhood!
Have I mentioned that she's always happy?
Celebrating Baylor's big win over OU!  Sic 'em Bears!!
 This girl loves to eat!
He went to the rodeo last Friday night.  When I took his picture he said...
"Mom, I'm not going to smile, I'm going to look like a cowboy."
Wise words from a 4 year old.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

6 months

I say it every month, but I really can't believe our Sydney Kate is already 6 months old (about to be 7).  I feel like she should still be a newborn, why do they have to grow so fast?
6 months and on is my FAVORITE!!  We've kind of made it out of the newborny/needy phase and there is a whole lot of personality going on!
This child adores her brother and wants to watch every move he makes! She is finally SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!!!  Praise the Lord!  It took us 6 months to get there, but we made it!  I read Dr. Ferber's book "Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems" and put into practice some of his worked!  I weaned her off that middle of the night feeding and within a week, we had a baby who was sleeping!  (yes there was a lot of crying it out). It's been 6 months since I laid my head down at night and didn't wake up until the next morning.  Do you know how GOOD that feels?  I feel like a new woman!!
Sydney continues to make my heart burst!  I just look at her and remember what heartache we went through trying to get pregnant with her and how I thought I'd never get over one but two miscarriages.  God is so good and faithful, SHE is the perfect daughter for us!

At 6 months Sydney:
* sleeps all night long!
* eats purred fruits and veggies with rice/oatmeal cereal twice a day
* loves to eat her food and will try anything I put in her mouth!
* is rolling all over creation, backwards and forwards
* is working on two bottom teeth
* takes a cat nap in the morning and a long 21/2 hour afternoon nap
* laughs and squeals a very girly squeal
* is in bed by 7 pm and up by 7 am
* is such an easy going baby

We love you Sydney Kate!  You complete our family and bring us such joy!!

6 month portrait
(not sure why a line scanned onto the pic)