Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Carson!

Today is my nephew Carson's birthday! He is the big 1-0!! He is such a wonderful kid and he does such a great job with his cousins...they adore him! He is pretty much surrounded by girls and he handles it very well! We love you Carson and we hope you have a very HAPPY birthday!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


When we bought our house last summer, we knew there were some things that we wanted to do to eventually update it. One of our first priorities was to replace the dingy, white carpet and zig-zagging pavers with wood flooring. It was quite a pain getting it put in, but the floors look amazing and we are so glad we did it! Here are some before and after pictures... now all we need is some stuff on the walls...Mandy, a little help please!

On a side Lyla Bean is now 13 lbs. and 23 1/2 in. She is in the 30% for weight and the 25% for height. We are looking forward to starting her on some cereal tonight!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lyla Lou is 4 Months Old!

Lyla Louise is 4 months old today!! I am not sure how much she's grown because we don't go to the doctor until Tuesday, but she is doing some other pretty exciting things (for a 4 month old anyway). Her two bottom teeth are poking through, she is so close to rolling from her back to her front...any day now, and she can hold objects in her hands! She loves to talk, look at herself in the mirror, and interact with Layne. She has found the t.v. and loves watching sports...I think it's because of all the bright colors and the constant motion, but we like to believe she just LOVES sports!! I am looking forward to starting her on solids...I think she's really going to like it. She is not the best eater. She eats a below average amount, but so did Layne until she started solids. Lyla has really been the BEST baby. She only cries when she is hungry aside from the fussiness we experienced while her teeth were coming through. We love her so much and couldn't feel more blessed! Here's a few pictures of Lyla at 4 months!! She is the spitting image of her daddy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Night...Part 2

We had a wonderful Halloween night...the weather was beautiful and the kids were so excited! C.J. ran up to my door yelling "Look Kristen, my dad gave me a black eye!". I was wondering what the neighbors were thinking...
Layne and her beautiful bumble bee friend...Riley
A Flower Fairy and Bat Girl???

Trick-or-Treating- The girls argued over who got to ring the doorbell, so we had to take turns!

Layne was "tired", so she rang this doorbell and then took a rest on their bench!

Layne enjoying a late night treat in her Halloween jammies.

Lyla enjoying a late night snooze in her jammies.

Until next year...Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Part 1

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! From the blogs I've seen, it looks like everyone had a great time! I am going to do two parts to our Halloween because I liked so many of the pictures that I couldn't narrow it down. So, I am starting with Jerid and Layne's jack-o-lantern...Layne more or less just oversaw the project. She wasn't in to getting her hands icky! I think her exact words were "Ewww...that's disgusting"!
Though Lyla stayed inside with me during the project, she still wanted to be involved. Here she is posing with the finished product...she looks thrilled, huh?

Me and my precious, little Lyla Bear

The three girls...don't we look Halloweenie!!!

We filled the girls pumpkins up with goodies and gave it to them on Halloween morning. This is Layne checking out her loot.

Here's Layne showing Lyla what's in her pumpkin. Again, doesn't she look thrilled?

My Purple Flower Fairy...aka Rosetta! I appreciate that Annie got the refrence to this on Mandy's blog. She loves the Tinkerbell movie so much and her favorite character is Rosetta (and Cheese)! So, she kept telling everyone she was Rosetta (Rosetta takes care of the flowers hence flower fairy)!!!

This is a picture of the girls and I before we went to have their pictures taken. Lyla was also a Flower Fairy, but she isn't wearing her flower hat in this picture.

Part 2 coming soon...