Thursday, August 28, 2008

Playing Catch Up

Well, I started school this last week, it wasn't as bad as I had expected (not yet at least). My grandma came and stayed with the kids and hasn't quit on me yet. Austin is getting big. He weighed 18 lbs and 27 3/4 inches long at his 4 month check up!!! Alivia is doing good also. She is great big sister (although she is a little bossy at times). She will be starting a creative tots dance class next week. It is a class just for 2 year olds. She is doing the class with her two friends Kamryn and Kylie. We are pretty excited for them. Well I haven't been the greatest on posting pictures and I can't promise anything in the future now that school is back in session, but I will try to keep everyone updated!!!
I know this sounds crazy, but Alivia hates the bath. It is usually a kicking and screaming match to get her in it. Well now that Austin is getting bigger, he has been our bribe to get her in. She loves to help with him. So if I tell her I need help bathing Austin she will do it. She still cries when it comes time to wash her, but we are getting somewhere.
I bought Alivia a paint set a few weeks ago. I feel like she needs to do more stuff at home, sometimes I turn to the TV cause I am not sure what else to entertain her with. Well we now have paint, playdough, finger paint, flash cards and of course normal color books. Our TV time has cut down a lot, but I find it is still on most the day for back ground noise.
Mitch is very artistic, so I am hoping Alivia will be. I drew the face in the middle. I am sorry I have no artistic ability what so ever.
Here are some paintings that Alivia made for her grandma's!!

We took a drive down to Twin Falls last weekend and met up with Mitch's dad for dinner. It was fun. It is crazy how much Alivia loves him. We don't get to see him a lot due to busy schedules, but we talk about him and she has pictures of him. So the second you say his name she gets so excited and when we got there she ran right up to him. She wasn't even shy!!! We missed you Letty (she was ill). Hopefully we will see you next time!!!
You can see how much Alivia adores him. Also I don't know if this pictures does it justice, but now do you see who my kids look like! Sorry I couldn't get the next photo to flip. But is so cute of Alivia and Rick!
So this next picture is a cute one of the kids and papa Rick. (Also in this picture you can witness Alivia trying to get Austin to his hand out of his mouth. She is very mothering to him.
Well that is the catch up for now. So until next time!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ausitn Laughs

So I got out of this shower and I could hear Austin laughing. Now although Alivia pesters this boy, she really loves him. It is funny how she can sometimes upset him and make him cry and she can also get him to laugh harder than anyone else .....(sorry this is so dark--Austin is in his crib, he is supposed to be napping and Alivia is playing peek a boo with him.)

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Monday, August 18, 2008

This Just In

Twilight the Movie is now going to be in theaters on Nov 21 rather then Dec 12. Yeah for us Twilight fans now we won't have to wait as long. http://www.twilightthemovie.com/

Friday, August 15, 2008

All The Proud Mommies!

ALL THE PROUD MOMMYS: Fill this out!
-Age of baby/babies? 2 Years and 4 months
-Names? Alivia and Austin
-Birthdays? Alivia's January 16, 2006 and Austin is April 14, 2008
-Time of birth? Alivia 7:15 pm and Austin 2:29 p.m
-How long did labor last? Alivia 9 hrs and Austin 6 hrs
-How long did you push? 30 min both times
-How much did your baby weigh? Aliva was a lovely 8 lbs 3 0z and Austin was a healthy 10 lbs 8 oz
-Any hair? Alivia had tons of black hair, Austin had more than most
-Who does your baby look Like? Both are Mitch's (but they have my complexion) That is why are kids are so dang cute!
-Be honest...how much weight did you gain? Alivia 24 lbs, Austin 30 lbs
-Was baby early or late? Alivia was 2 weeks early and Austin was 2 days early
-How many baby showers did you have? Alivia I had 3 one by my mother and the other by my mother in law, the relief society in my ward also did an open house for me. For Austin my friend Jessie threw me a shower right after he was born!!!
-Did you breastfeed? Alivia 4 or 5 months (can't remember) and with Austin we are still trekking (so much easier the second time around).
-Who keeps your baby(ies) the most? I do -- Mitch has them at night if I work! My little sister and the grandma's help too!
-When do you wanna have another? I think we are happy with 2 for now!
-How did you know it was time to go the hospital? The doctor said -- do you want to stay? I said "Yes" I would have been crazy to say otherwise.
-Anyone spend the night with you first night home? No but Mitch was leaving town after I had Alivia so I stayed with my mom the first few nights.
-Did you cry the first time you held your baby? No, suprisingly. I am usually a bawl baby, but for some reason I kept my cool.
- Who cut the cord? I think Mitch
-Where was the baby born? Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello ID
-Did you record the labor? No thanks, Just pictures of the final product!