Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December Part 2

Christmas Eve pajamas from Grandma Sherri:



Abby likes to color on herself:



Ready for church:



Christmas party at Abby’s daycare:









Just like daddy:


Friday, December 13, 2013

December, Part 1

We started the month by getting photos for Christmas cards. Later than we expected, but then Liam arrived later than expected. Here are some photos we took of the kids, although not the one on the actual Christmas card, you’ll have to wait to see that one.

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December also brought snow – and freezing temperatures:



Abby loves to wear her pajamas! The first thing she does when we get home – even if it is noon, is change into her pajamas. But it has been too cold to wear just pajamas, so she’s started wearing pajamas under her clothes. Silly girl!


Isn’t he cute?


Liam has pectal excavatum, which means that there is a depression in his rib cage. His pediatrician said it looks like a mild case and she thought it might be come less noticeable as he grows.

Here’s a video. You can see it as he breathes in and out – it’s really noticeable when he has hiccups!!




We went to the grand opening of the Sugarhouse Trolley. They had food and giveaways at the various stops.



We also went to Scheels in Sandy. It’s a store, I’d never been, but it turns out they have a ferris wheel in the middle of the store:


They also have a cool aquarium. I’m adding this to my list of rainy/snowy day activities!

Santa was wandering around the store, and we stopped to say hi and snap pictures:




The girls drew pictures. Sandy drew this beautiful picture of her and Abby visiting the ocean:



And Abby drew this picture of her pet shark biting Sandy:Abby'sPic

Abby loves her brother. In a “hug him, and squeeze him and LOVE him” sort of way, but we’re working on that.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

November, Part 2

Here are some pictures from the end of November.


Liam, 1 day old, on my bed:



Our first family picture:



The girls were excited to meet their baby brother:



Wide eyed and alert:



My parents were in town for 2 weeks. It was great to see them – and I’m glad that they got to meet Liam before they had to leave:



Proud daddy:



While Bill was getting his picture taken with Liam, Abby decided she wanted in on the picture:



3 days old and 7 lbs 6 ounces:



Here he is right after eating. The picture doesn’t really capture the moment – he had milk dripping down his chin and was in a milk-induced stupor.




Sandy missed school the day Liam was born (Friday). The kids had gotten turkey pictures with the instructions to bring them back on Monday for a contest. They were supposed to decorate the pictures with something other than markers or crayons. Sandy was devastated Monday when she got to school and didn’t have a turkey for the contest. So, when she came home, we quickly did one – she wanted to decorate it in sprinkles – and ran it back to the school in time for the judging.



She won a prize for best use of color. All three kindergarten classes participated and there were some amazing entries with feathers and elaborate designs. I think they gave every one that entered a prize.




5 days old:



Thanksgiving morning – love these kids!!



Liam is 1 week old!

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Abby loves this blanket!!



8 days old and already 8 pounds 5 ounces:



Liam is a sweet, calm baby and his sisters love him! The adjustment to 3 kids has generally been easier than I expected – although there have been moments when all three kids needed something RIGHT NOW. Sandy and Abby are both old enough to be really helpful. I think I needed a helpful 5 year old around to help with every one of my babies!! Abby sometimes needs direction in knowing how to be helpful – for example, asking her to go pick out an outfit for him to get her to stop mauling him. :)