Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Holy cow it's been awhile!

We don't really have reliable computers right now and I'm always using my iPhone for Instagram so this blog has been severely neglected. 

Quick update: Jane is EIGHTEEN MONTHS OLD!! 
She is SPUNKY, sweet, affectionate, has a wicked temper, and is a little joy.  I love her to bits. 
Charlotte is FIVE!!
She's in preschool and dying to be in kindergarten. Just started reading this month. Skis one to two times a week with Ben who is teaching her. She's already going down blue and green runs without the harness. Has swim lessons on Saturdays and yoga on Mondays. And is still a little spitfire. (She's an amazing big sister too)
We're in Utah for one year doing a rural and ob fellowship then we'll be heading out so Ben will finally be an ATTENDING. FINALLY!!!
Life is good.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

ten months young

Two days ago this wee one turned ten months. I can't even tell you how much I adore her. At nine months she started crawling and now she's zooming around everywhere, pulling herself up on anything, and cruising.
She says mama.
Claps and waves.
Says the "uh" out of "uh oh" after she does something naughty.
Drops or throws things on the floor and likes watching you pick it up. Over. And over. And over.
This past month we left her and Charlotte with my parents in Washington while we headed to Guam and the Philippines.
I had to get shots and take a typhoid vaccine before heading out so I had to wean her which made us both sad.
I wasn't nervous about dropping her off because I knew my family would take great care of them, but I was so sad. These two are my buddies.
Anytime we had wifi we'd get all of these pictures CLEARLY showing Jane doing just fine without me.
She especially bonded with my mom who put her to bed every night and watched her for the majority of the time.
When I came back Jane was a little skeptical of me and would cry for my mom when I held her!!! How rude! That lasted a few hours until I reminded her of who birthed her :)
When I flew home yesterday she said goodbye to my mom at the airport and bawled as my mom walked away. They're kindred spirits.
She's still happy.
Still easy.
Still sleeps thru the night.
Takes two naps.
Eats people food.
Is VERY mobile which is a little hard.
And SO scrumptious I almost want to wake her up to snuggle and smooch. Almost.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

nine months young

This wee one is NINE months old already! 
- just started to crawl (slooooowly) this week
- can pull herself up to the coffee table or couch (sloooowly)
- is getting disinterested in baby food fast
- had her first watermelon today and LOVED it
- has her first boyfriend/fiancé - Cody Johnson - we're planning their marriage already
- has a new cry when she's ticked that's loud. Really loud. And annoying.
- laughs at anything Charlotte does. Especially the weird stuff. 
- went to her first cubs game and hated the screaming
- is distrustful of men (this is slowly fading)
- LOVES Ben. Like a lot.
- is getting her third tooth (on top) and is a drama queen about it
- 23 1/2 lbs and 29 1/4" - 95th-ish percentile for both
- is still scrum-diddly-umptious
- I'm leaving her with my parents for almost two weeks soon and will honestly bawl my eyes out. I love love love her.