Monday, October 31, 2011

It. Is. Finished.

Last night around midnight I wanted to throw my sewing machine up against the wall.
I was totally on the "hate" side of the pendulum of my love/hate relationship with my sewing machine.

I mean, who in their right mind would leave their kiddos Halloween costumes to be finished hours before Halloween? Dang. That would be me. (Did I mention that I already have ordered our Christmas cards though! Bam! Shout out to Lynsey for taking our family Christmas photo this year) ((Lynz- please don't let anyone know just how easy it is to be a photographer- you might steal all our business!))

But, despite a pesky bobbin of death I finished. I FINISHED! Woot!

Today I told Chris that if I "wanted to save a little money/needed a way to channel my inner craftiness" to please talk me out of making costumes again for our children. Two reasons: 1: Eli is old enough to play in the costumes that we buy him, so they will get year-round use. 2: Really, in the end, I didn't save that much money. Certainly not worth my time spent yelling at that dang bobbin.


I finished the costumes about two hours before Chris' office Halloween party. It is really cool that they invite all the kiddos up to the office to trick-or-treat. Eli LOVED it. Here is Daddy and the kiddos in his new office... 

After the trick or treating, we stopped outside his building for a quick round of pictures...because, of course when you finish the costumes on the day-of, there is no time for a big photoshoot production. (Way to go, mom.) 

Eli is getting much better about wanting to take pictures with Ileigh. It is just so funny that the moment that we can get her attention and a little smile, something always gets Eli's attention. In this picture, the moment Ileigh smiles, a police car with two lights drove by. Eli was very excited and started yelling, "It has two lights! That police car has two lights!". All this while waving "two's" in the air. 

Tink did awesome with her headband, tutu and wings. Much better than anticipated. :) 

After the quick shoot, we drove down to Canyon to say a quick "hi" to Chris' grandparents and parents.
Here is Eli making his way up to ring Mema and Papa's doorbell.  

And then turning back around. He never goes in the front door, so he wasn't too sure about it...
Same thing happened last year...:) 

A little encouragement from Daddy... 

Mema with the goods. 

After Canyon we made our way to our church for their Trunk-or-Treat.
Gosh, we love our church. :) Such great and giving people.

Afterward, we swung by Papa Murphy's for a pumpkin pizza for dinner and waited on Trick-or-Treaters.
(we had one person ring our doorbell!)

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ileigh Grace- 9 months

You are soooo close to walking- I am soooo not ready for that. You are a great crawler too- it is hilarious because you stick one foot out and use it to help move you along. We are working on eating more food, but pretty much the only thing you will eat is pears that I make. And only on a good day. I think you will want to breastfeed for the next year- which I am NOT okay with. No matter what, baby girl, we are cutting this off at a year. :) I think you might have drank 2oz of formula for your daddy...we are working on that too.

This month we took you and your brother to the balloon festival in New Mexico. You did so well in the car and you loved all the attention from Memamaw and Gramps. You also went with us to our last wedding of the year (YAYAY!!!!) and of course you were really good. We also traveled to OKC for the Race for the Cure where you got to go on a really fast stroller ride with daddy!

These pictures make my heart happy.
We did the same thing with Eli whe he was 9 months.  :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

She has a doll...

Well, we finally decided to get Ileigh a doll. Actually, this is my doll from when I was 3. (Thank you, mother for keeping ONE toy from my childhood! :))
There are a few things that irk me about toys/clothes/ect. for baby girls verse baby boys (not that dolls are one of them), but I cannot deny the way Ileigh's face lights up when she sees this little doll. Eli just didn't have the same reaction.

She loves to cuddle with her doll during naptime.

And then mom wakes her up with that annoying clicking from the camera. 

I don't think the clicking will stop anytime soon, Sweet Pea. You better learn to just sleep through it. :)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Just to be fair...

I happen to think this little boy is pretty darn cute too.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Ileigh Grace, 8 months

Well, well, well.
Has it been another month already?

This little Miss has had a big month.

We snapped a few photos of her in all of her adorableness on our little time away in Santa Fe this weekend.
(Do you love the hat? I knew you would! You can find them here.)

I am VERY happy to report that Ileigh is the proud new owner of two teeth.
Oh my dear lord, child. You might be one of the hardest teethers ever.
Two weeks of vomiting, crying, screaming, Pedialyte and doctor's visits makes for a very long days.
I hope the next 18 teeth go a little better. 

Gosh, she is a cutie.

Little "Sissy Grace", as her Gramps and big brother call her, still wakes us 1-2 times a night.
She will take a bottle (YAY!), but only of momma's formula for her.
We have tried the 'ol bait and switch routine, but you are a quick one, little Miss. Determined not to let a drop of formula enter your mouth, you refuse the slightest taste of it with screams and wails.

Did I mention she is cute?

Also, if you remember last month she would only say "Da-da". I am happy to report that "Mama" is now a conversation staple as is "Buba".
She also likes to wave and still has the biggest smiles I have ever seen. Almost as big as those gorgeous eyes.

She is pulling up every chance she gets and is trying very hard and get on all fours.
I have a feeling though that this one will walk before she crawls just like her big brother.

Sweet baby girl,
We love you. You are such a joy; such a gift.
Thank you for bringing us so much sunshine.
We love you,