Sunday, December 19, 2010


I've been obsessed with getting Sierra's stocking done before Christmas, and I finally hung it up today! It's such a relief, I've been spending countless hours and many late nights trying to knit it in time. Now I can stay up getting everything else ready for Christmas!

It looks great hanging up with all the rest. It matches Aidan's argyle pattern. We have GB and Ol' Pa too since my parents are coming for Christmas.

I hope my little princess loves it when she's older!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Not-So-Terrible Two's

I was a little concerned that when Aidan turned two it would be like a like someone flipped a switch, and my little cutie would turn into a little monster. But, after a couple of questionable weeks in September and October, he's actually super sweet and hilarious right now.

He's an amazing big brother; always asking about Sierra, talking to her, playing with her, and helping take care of her. He gives her things and says "Here you go, baby". Today he wanted to make "Sierra's dinner" - he opened up a banana and broke it up to help mash it.

I think he was playing the "I've got your nose!" game with her.

During our at-home photo shoot he gave Sierra her binkie to make her feel better.

I know I'm biased, but he does countless cute things that really make me smile. He gives the best running hugs when I go pick him up, and I always get lots of kisses. The other night I took him Christmas shopping, and he carried Sierra's fluffy white cat around in stroller the whole time. When we all went to Ben & Jerry's on another shopping trip he got his ice cream and said, "Daddy, don't help me." He saw a picture of my mom and said "That's Gummie!" He asks for "dog-dogs" (hot dogs) at all times of the day, and always wants "Choc" (chocolate milk). He loves reading books and getting tucked in at night, and we'll often find him awake and reading in bed when we go get him in the morning. I love when he asks for a "Mommy hug," and I'm really going to miss that when he's older!

He LOVES to help make things in the kitchen. He even cracks the eggs on his own.

In other news - Aidan got his first ever buzz cut! Well, I didn't actually cut it short, I just used clippers instead of scissors.

What a good boy!

Watching Elmo on YouTube with Daddy, sporting the new 'do.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sierra @ Six Months

Happy half-birthday Sierra!

At six months, Sierra

- Can almost sit by herself
- Likes to stand and use the walker
- Loves to bounce
- Rolls, but doesn't try to crawl or scoot yet
- Loves her big brother
- Laughs a lot, and is usually very content
- Just had her 3rd tooth break through

She's been such a happy, easy baby, but when she needs to be she can suddenly be loud! She had a few tough days early last week, so we were happy when she was feeling better and acting like herself again. I love that she's been such a good eater and sleeper!

Her first painting!

Happy at mealtime.

Aidan loves to push her around in the walker. She looks a little worried here but she loves it really!

They have a great time together already. I really hope Aidan stays like this, he's so nice to her.

Sierra bounces like crazy! Crazy hair here too, she'd just had a bath.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the Dancy Clan's house again this year. It's great for us - we get to see everyone, yet we don't have to host or drive far!

Sierra enjoyed a game of peek-a-boo with Sarai.

The kids both fell asleep on me, but then got back up for round 2. Aidan had skipped his regular nap, so this was much-needed early evening snooze.

Aidan loved movie time with his cousins!

Sierra is always happy with Russ carrying her around.

The next day, Jacinta and Rachel slept over our house. We worked on putting up the tree and making ornaments - so much fun!

Sierra watched from her walker while we put up the tree.

She can only go backwards right now, so she ended up under the table!

Craft time! AJ and the girls made beaded snowflake ornaments.

Aidan put some more beads on his the next day. He points to it now and says "I made that!"

We also put up outdoor Christmas lights for the first time! I'll have to get a photo. The days flew by of course and it was back to work without feeling very rested. Oh well, at least it was a fun weekend.