Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Tate went to the dentist today. He did okay with the tools in his mouth but really fought the polisher thing. He threw a huge fit in a store when I pulled him away from some toys. My mom watched both girls and they were good. 

Last night Tate and I were visiting and he told me that he wants to have his birthday party at home with just is because he doesn't like to go to places that aren't ours. So I asked him about a few other places. Church makes him scared, school makes him sad because he doesn't like when I drop him off, walmart and home make him feel good, and he felt a little scared and a little happy when Owen visted. Poor guy!  I hope he gets more comfortable with new places soon.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


We celebrated Thanksgiving early this weekend with my mom and dad and brother and his family. It was great to see them. Owen is growing up quickly and it is fun to watch Tate play with him. Tate hasn't been sleeping well and he was pretty grumpy and possessive of toys all weekend. Ellie really seemed to enjoy all the delicious food my mom made. Audrey was fussy and ended up throwing up after she went to bed yesterday. 

Tate and I put up the Christmas tree this afternoon. He had a great time. He kept saying that the holidays were so special and then he asked for a Christmas hug. I love all of my ornaments so it is fun to share them with him. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

7 Months

Well the last month passed by very quickly. The girls are 7 months old. They are in size 3 diapers and still wearing 9 month clothes. They are both really getting around the house and are starting to get into everything. Ellie has her own version of crawling where she lurches forward like the worm dance. She likes to go all over and will come into the kitchen if I am in there working. Audrey officially crawled yesterday but she is mostly content to move a little and sit up and play with whatever is near her. She is really interested in pulling herself up. She is a social butterfly and loves to interact with people. She is either smiling or REALLY letting the world know she is unhappy. Ellie is pretty sweet but is still not babbling or cooing. She is also not going from crawling to sitting yet. Both girls LOVE to eat. They are both getting pretty good at eating solids. Ellie really likes broccoli but Audrey won't eat it and Audrey devours bananas and Ellie leaves them be. They both go crazy for puffs. Ellie isn't a fan of much baby food but will eat some fruit and oatmeal. Audrey pretty much eats it all. Audrey eats 6 oz. of formula every three hours and Ellie eats 7 oz. every 4 hours.  They are pretty much sleeping through the night. They go to bed around 7 and Audrey eats around 10    She sleeps until 6:30 but Ellie has been getting up at 6 or earlier. They are taking longer naps on the days we don't have school. They are starting to enjoy looking at each other and attacking each other if they are on the floor. They are at a fun age!

Monday, November 16, 2015


I had Tate's conferences at school today and he is doing great. He isn't quite where he needs to be with working independently or with scissor skills. He was also just evaluated by the school district and didn't qualify for any extra services. He was low in scissor skills again and also doesn't always reply or respond when you ask him a question. I am so proud of him. Audrey did an official crawl today and Ellie pulled herself up on the toy bag in the tub. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mama suit

I asked Tate what what we should get Brett for Christmas. He told me we should get him a mama suit so daddy can look just like me. 

Friday, October 23, 2015


All of the kids have runny noses and coughs. We are trying to teach Audrey how to sleep unswaddled and it isn't going so well. She wakes up and has a party in her bed every couple of hours. I am tired!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


I put the girls in the same dress that my cousin and I both wore for our 6 month pictures. Audrey cried a lot today. Tate went with Brett after lunch and ended up at grandma's house. Sounds like they had a good time. When she brought him home he gave her his rock collection.