Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sadie's 8 months old


I can't believe that my 2nd child is 8 months old! It has gone by so fast.  She loves to babble and play with her big sister.  They have such a great time together.  Ella loves to make Sadie laugh and she really is good at it.  Sadie weighs about 20 lbs and is 26 in long.  She can sit up all by herself, she has learned to wave and recently started clapping. I really look forward to her and Ella growing up together.  I'm so excited to do things like bake cookies together and go get pedicures!  Watch out Jim, it's only begun.   

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dancin' Queens

Yes, that's plural.  It used to be singular however her sister has caught the dancing bug recently.  Pay close attention to Ella's footwear.  We cannot be awake and not have them on.  No, it doesn't matter what we are wearing for the day, even if we still have our pajamas on, we will be wearing them!

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Sadie 7 months, Ella 2, Jim's new job and our 5th Anniversary

Whew, this is liable to be kinda long (sorry!)

Well, Miss Sadie turned 7 months on Sunday. Can you believe it? I still can't. At her 6 month check-up she was 18lbs 1oz and 26in long. Dr. Camp said she looked really great and seemed to be progressing right on schedule. She can roll over in all directions, however, we've figured out that rolling over just really isn't her thing. She would rather just stay put. Which is basically what she does. Ella was a mover, but Sadie can sit still and play with a object for what seems like forever. She is sitting up on her own, loves to eat all kinds of food and jump in her jumpy. She is babbling a lot and loves to touch your face and grab things (including hair.) She will even transfer objects from hand to hand. She is so sweet, cuddly and lovey. I've always called her my sweet Sadie Jo and that is exactly what she is sweet!

Ella turned 2 on Thursday and is quite proud of herself for that one.  This was our conversation the other day
Me: Hey, what is your name?
Ella: I'm Ella
Me: Well Ella, how old are you?
Ella: (batting her eyes) I'm two.
We have become quite prissy and independent.  We know exactly what we want and what we are going to do to get it.  Not in a bad way, she has just really figured out how things work and how to get things done.  Everybody says the terrible twos but Ella has actually become very pleasant.  Since she can communicate so well and does know what she wants a lot of the whining and fussiness has subsided.  Don't get me wrong we still have typical two year old moments but it hasn't been nearly as bad a I expected.  I am really enjoying getting to know Ella as a little person.  She is so kind and helps me out tremendously with Sadie.  If I ask her to do something she gets right on it.  She loves to feel needed.  She also has a huge heart and really cares about other people.  Which in turn means we do get our feelings hurt pretty easily but those are good times of learning also. She got her first haircut on her birthday and we had an owl party. 
Look at that mop!
This is the wonderful Miss Brittany who works wonders.
Crazy Gran!
That's much better
Look WHOOOOO's turning 2!
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Making sure there's enough plates
Using this fork is too slow


Sorry if the pictures got out of order it's not letting me do what I want to do.  Anyway,  she had a great birthday party.  It gets really busy around here this time of year with school starting then the day after her party was Teenage Christian Conference at our church which I believe the we had 800 people this year, the next weekend is Labor Day weekend so poor Ella didn't have a lot of people at her party this year but we had a great time!   Ella has become such the little girl this past year.  It's been so wonderful to see her grown into a fun loving little girl.  She exudes with love and compassion!  Her favorite things right now are Elmo, Barney (Rach- Haley and Ella need to get together for a Barney party!), BOOKS ( her favorite thing to say is "one mo book"), she can sing her ABC's with you, not clearly but she likes to chime in every now and then, she can show you one and five on her hand and she can talk in a complete sentence.  I'm so proud of my little 2 year old!

Jim got a new job.  He's still working with Oxy and actually still doing the job he has been doing but will soon be moving to the "field."  Ever since he got on with Oxy he's worked in the CO2 plants and as a pump mechanic.  His new job will still be a pump mechanic just out in the production field and not in the plants.  It's a much less dangerous and more laid back atmosphere (from what I understand.)  It's also much more of a long-term career move so looks like the next place we'll be moving is down the street to the cemetery.  Not really, but if you want to find us within the next 30 or so years you might want to check here first.

Today is our 5th anniversary!!!  I am so thankful and blessed that such a wonderful man chose ME to marry.  He is the most patient, loving, kind and tender man I've ever known and I just happen to get to be with him everyday.  I feel so fortunate to have that privilege!  He's everything I ever wanted in a husband and not to mention an incredible father!!  Thanks Jim for being so wonderful!!!! 

Ok so I was going to add a few more pictures but it just added Sadie above our anniversary stuff and it's putting them weird places  and not letting me move them so I'll just post tomorrow with more pictures.