Showing posts from January, 2013

We Love Tummy Time

Josie has been spending more time on the floor these days, working on her tummy skills. No rolling over or scooting yet, but I'm okay if she takes her time getting moving;  Grace keeps me busy enough.

 For some reason, the child just older than the baby has always wanted to join in on the tummy time fun.

Grace and Josie 
Sophia and Grace
Sophia and Richie

Little Ballerina

Sophia started ballet class this week.  She has wanted to take ballet for a couple years and is so excited that she finally gets to. I'm not sure she'll turn into a prima ballerina, but she loves dancing and I just hope she enjoys herself.

She looks adorable in her little ballet outfit.   I'm thinking about knitting her some leg warmers to complete the look.

Christmas (Better late than never)

This is way over due, but here is my Christmas post, finally.  I have a hard time narrowing down my favorite pictures, so I there are a lot.  I suppose it wouldn't be like me to not overload my blog with pictures, so that is what you get.
December started with us decorating the tree just two days after moving into the new house.  The kids were really excited to do it, and I wanted them to feel at home in the new house and thought putting up the tree would help with that.  They pretty much decorated the entire tree on their own, then Grace and Sophia were perpetually redecorating it all month long.  I was actually really looking forward to the end of the month when I wouldn't have to deal with Grace playing with the ornaments.
Josie was introduced to the Christmas tree and seemed to get hypnotized by the lights.  The other girls like to lie under the tree and look up at the lights, too.
The week before Christmas we made sure to visit Santa.  Grace was really excited to see him…

Almost forgotten from November

With the move and the holidays I missed a few things that happened last year, but I didn't want to forget them, so here is a quick photo update of things that happened in November.

We started packing, which made all kinds of new places for the kids to play.
"Uncle" Joe came to town on tour and we had a short visit.
We did some more packing.
We drove to Blanding for Thanksgiving
Grandma had cupcakes ready to celebrate Dad and Aunt Kim's birthdays.

Cuddling with Josie was a favorite pass time.
And so was cuddling with Grandpa.
Packing kicked into high gear when we came home from Thanksgiving.  The kids really wanted to climb the tower of boxes.
The older kids had their first visit to the dentist (and another one a couple weeks later to fill some cavities).  They both actually liked it.  Sophia got to wear "fancy" sunglasses to protect her eyes from the lamp, Richie told me he wanted me to put these pictures on our blog and they both liked the prizes they got …