- Eating almost everything mommy and daddy have
- You love yogurt melts and your sisters love to feed you and eat them too.
- You know when we try to FaceTime daddy...you know what the beeping is and if he doesn't answer or you don't see him you get really upset and cry. Daddy has had to call just to talk to you
- You are sitting up great and love to dump out all your toys while playing
- You love to laugh and it has become a deep laugh that makes everyone who eats it so happy
- You are starting to cry alittle when you know mommy or daddy aren't holding you
- We brought up your high hair and you have loved sitting in it. You still sit in the bumboo on the table too
- On Livvy's birthday she got a new bed and we moved you to the crib. It's been great
- Church has been alittle better the last few weeks. I usually can make it through sacrament meeting with a food pouch, Cheerios and yogurt melts.
- Your hair is growing and you have the bluest eyes. They go perfectly with your little chubby cheeks. Don't worry you got those from addi
- I know when you want to nurse because you have this cute little cry that's saying come on mommy it's time for milk.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Emmry at 9 Months
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
- Starting to love your cereal and squash. We tried bananas and you weren't to sure about them but I'm sure the next time you'll love them!
- You are grawling and grunting. It's pretty cute
- You love to get scared. You laugh every time
- I put all your toys in a bucket just like I've done with both your sisters and you love it. Pretty soon you will be dumping it out
- Gave you a soppy cup of water last week and you love it. You bite the top to get the water out. Still no sucking but I think you will give in soon and try it.
- I think the binky is a no go for you even though I wish you would take one. It would help a lot in church and falling asleep for naps.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
- This little lady is so happy in the mornings when she wakes up. I hear her talking and cooing. When I go in to get her she has the biggest smiles and I just want to eat her up.
- We've tried cereal and some squash and sweet potatoes. She eats it a little but it takes her a few times to swallow a bite. Not really interested or mommy isn't pushing it like I should.
- She still won't take a binky. I've tried it a few times lately to see if she wants it because of her finding her voice and it's kinda high pitched. It would be nice for soothing her at church or places that I have to stay sitting.
- She can roll from her tummy to her back but she doesn't like to. Really has only done it a few times. She cries after she rolls and before too.
- Emmy loves her fingers. Usually she has her pointer and middle fingers in her mouth sucking on them most of the time
- She can hear when her daddy gets home. I'm usually feeding her and when he comes in the door and says something she perks up. She usually unmatched to see where he is.
- Loves sitting in her bumboo so she can see everything. Just like with Livvy, it's a life saver at dinner time or any time mommy has to get something done.
- Still wearing 0-3 month cloths. We got a few 3-6 months for Christmas and have been trying them. Still a little big
- Lies to kick. Allen says she trying to run somewhere laying down. It's so true! Sure love this Little bug
- She has found her voice. Most of the time it's so cute with all her cooing and talking. But it's already starting...the high pitched scream. I think out of all of them she screeches the loudest. I think part of that we don't have anything to shove in her mouth. I try the palm of my thumb. It helps sometimes.
- She loves playing with her pink monkey stick and the blue puppy. Oh course she tries to eat them.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Weight: 11 ponds 13 ounces
Length: 23 1/2 inches
Head: 15 3/4
We went to the doctor today 11/8/2016 also election day, which we voted Trump.
Oh Emmry I thought livi was feisty...you win. At such a young age you are letting mommy have it whenever something isn't quite right. You still are sleeping mostly in mommy and daddy's room but on Oct 19th daddy had surgery on his knee and so when I put you to bed I lay you down in the little bed I made for you on the guest bed. You have been doing pretty good.
Since you're the youngest, you have t quite got a schedule down yet but we are getting there mommy just has to be consistent and it'll come
Right now mommy trues to have you fed and in bed by 830 but most the time it right about 9 and you have been sleeping till about 130 or 2 but some night it's still 1230 you wake up. Then you sleep until 430 or 5. Then i usually get you back to sleep till around 8 or you wake up right as im taking addie to school at 745. By this time your sisters weren't waking for the extra feeding and slept from about 830 to 430 or 5am. We will get there. Napping during the day is more rough because with older sisters we are on the go more but as winter is coming we will be staying home more to get you on a better nap schedule but right now we try for between 930am and 10, between 1 and 2pm and then again around 530. We love this little missy so much. She has stolen our hearts
Anyway what you cute girl are up to at 4 months
-sucking on her hands
-staring to be aware of strangers. Is starting to cry alittle when she know mommy or daddy doesnt have her
-smiles all the time
-out of all 3 of them at 4 months she talks the most. She also complains the most
-she still doesn't take a binky...sometimes at night we force her and that takes 5 minutes
-she loves to follow everyone and likes to focus on their faces now
-in the mornings when mommy is trying to get ready, as long as she is sitting up alittle and can see me, she is happy
-sometimes when you are so upset usually when mommy is making dinner only your sisters can console you. You love them to take and sing to you
-you've discovered maggie and find her interesting
-you love to be on the floor. You are wiggling all around and I know you're just going to rollover soon.
-she nurses on both sides almost every time now except at night...one side puts her back to sleep
-she is starting to reach for things mainly my hair of course but likes the blue puppy and the duck with rings
Monday, October 31, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Lately Alivia has been needing a specific Whatever to fall asleep. Doesn't matter what it is but it seems to be something small or that is really hard to keep track of. This week it has been Addie's little aurora doll that she got for Easter. That has made things more difficult, convincing her to share but on the flip side as a mom these sort of things tough at my heart strings.
Friday, January 10, 2014
I feel like if I am not proactive in sharing
how I feel then I am not being true to who I am,
to my family, my duty as a mother and blogger, and most importantly to God.
First and foremost, I stand with and will defend my Mormon faith.
Whatever the Prophet says, I do.
As a mother of five children I will not stand around
and let the world decide what is moral,
what is right, and how I should raise my children.
And just because the world changes with
every single trend doesn't mean I will too.
As a Mormon, I want to make it clear that
I can still love everyone but I don't have to
agree or condone others lifestyle choices that go against the teachings of our
Heavenly Father and His commandments and words.
If God changed at every single whim and fad, He would cease to be God.
I have heard it said that people think that being good, having a family, and following moral rules means you are stupid, and uneducated.
Big news: It's not.
I will fiercely defend my family and will not change or become a "try-hard" to
seem awesome and fit-in with the changing values of this world.
I believe I am a woman of worth.
I believe I have a roll in my Mormon faith and I don't need anything more
to supplement or make me feel otherwise.
I am grateful for this knowledge and know that it is a blessing.
I also believe that God created His children and
loves each one of them equally, no matter what they do.
I believe that I can teach my children to love everyone, as I do--regardless
of what they choose to do in this life
or how they choose to live it and with whom.
But I also want them to know that they don't have to
accept or agree every one's lifestyle to feel like they can fit in society today.
I can't tell you how liberating it is to follow rules, follow a living prophet
of God, and to teach this to my family.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Weight: 22 pounds
Height: 30 1/2 inches
Head: 18 1/2
Foot length: 4.75 inches
Oh my goodness, where to start on this girl. Just to give you an idea of what I mean, she is onry but when she does something naughty, all I want to to is maul her with kisses. She is so stinkin cute it hurts sometimes. She knows just how to push Addisons buttons...we are working on not teasing her big sister.
Out of both my girls I thought for sure Olivia would have no problem going to nursery. She isn't shy or timid for that matter...so I thought. Boy was I wrong. Addie went after a few times by herself. We just start walking there and Livi starts crying. I really need her to go, because with my new calling as primary president, it doesn't really leave me much free time on Sunday! Until she decides it isn't so bad, daddy is suffering through.
Livi started saying a ton of words just in the last week, and some phrases to. Let me see if I can make a list:
I did it
no, no, no (to the puppy when she barks)
potty (mainly for when I'm going)
For the last week or so, I've been having her keep her binky in her bed and only getting it for naps and bed. She hasn't liked it and has been crankier than usual, but I think she is finally understanding. I might falter and give it back to her as I see she is just about to cut all four of her I teeth??
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Here is the article,
Once, I walked out of the store without giving into my child’s tantrum for a cookie. A woman stopped me in the parking lot and told me I was the best parent in the shopping center. My daughter wasn’t so sure. When your kids tell you you’re mean, take it as a compliment. The rising generation has been called the laziest, rudest, most entitled kids in history. The news stories scare the best of moms. It’s easy to want to throw in the towel with your own kids. After all, don’t we all want to be the cool mom? Don’t give up. They may think you’re mean now, but they’ll thank you later.Here are 12 ways to be the meanest mom in the world:1. Make your kids go to bed at a reasonable time. Is there really anyone who hasn’t heard how important a good night’s rest is to a child’s success? Be the parent and put your kid to bed. No one ever said the kid had to want to go to bed. Now enjoy some quiet me or couple time.2. Don’t give your kids dessert every day. Sweets should be saved for special occasions. That’s what makes them a "treat.” If you give in to your child’s demands for goodies all the time, he won’t appreciate the gesture when someone offers a sweet gift or reward. Plus, imagine the dentist and doctor bills that may result from your over-indulgence.3. Make them pay for their own stuff. If you want something, you have to pay for it. That’s the way adult life works. To get your kids out of your basement in the future, you need to teach your children now that the gadgets, movies, video games, sports teams and camps they enjoy have a price. If they have to pay part of that price, they’ll appreciate it more. You may also avoid paying for something your child only wants until he has it. If he’s not willing to go half with you, he probably doesn’t want it that badly.4. Don’t pull strings. Some kids get a rude awakening when they get a job and realize that the rules actually do apply to them. They have to come on time and do what the boss wants. And, (gasp!) part of the job they don’t even like. If you don’t like your child’s teacher, science partner, position on the soccer field or placement of the bus stop, avoid the temptation to make a stink or pull strings until he gets his preference. You are robbing your child of the chance to make the best of a difficult situation. Dealing with less-than-ideal circumstance is something she will have to do most of her adult life. If children never learn to handle it, you’re setting them up for failure.5. Make them do hard things.Don’t automatically step-in and take over when things get hard. Nothing gives your kids a bigger self-confidence boost than sticking to it and accomplishing something difficult.6. Give them a watch and an alarm clock. Your child will be better off if he learns the responsibility of managing his own time. You’re not always going to be there to remind her to turn off the TV and get ready to go.7. Don’t always buy the latest and greatest. Teach your children gratitude for, and satisfaction with, the things they have. Always worrying about the next big thing and who already has it will lead to a lifetime of debt and unhappiness.8. Let them feel loss. If your child breaks a toy, don’t replace it. He’ll learn a valuable lesson about taking care of his stuff. If your child forgets to turn in homework, let him take the lower grade or make him work out extra credit with his teacher himself. You are teaching responsibility — who doesn’t want responsible kids? They can help remind you of all the things you forget to do.9. Control media. If all the other parents let their child jump off a bridge, would you? Don’t let your kids watch a show or play a video game that is inappropriate for children just because all their friends have done it. If you stand up for decent parenting, others may follow. Create some positive peer pressure.10. Make them apologize. If your child does something wrong, make her fess up and face the consequences. Don’t brush rudeness, bullying or dishonesty under the rug. If you mess up, set the example and eat your humble pie.11. Mind their manners. Even small children can learn the basics of how to treat another human with respect and dignity. By making politeness a habit, you’ll be doing your kids a huge favor. Good manners go a long way toward getting someone what they want. We’ve all heard the saying, "You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."12. Make them work — for free. Whether it’s helping Grandma in the garden or volunteering to tutor younger kids, make service a part of your child’s life. It teaches them to look outside themselves and realize that other people have needs and problems, too — sometimes greater than their own.With all the time you spend being mean, don’t forget to praise and reward your children for their stellar behavior. And always, make sure they know you love them. With a little luck, your kids can turn the tide and make their generation one known for its hope and promise.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
height: 34 inches
Well to start off again for the third year in a row we have not been home on Addison's actual birthday. It's okay because it doesn't really matter when you celebrate it or what day its on as long as you do, right!!!
In Addison's case for some reason there has been a significant event happening on her birthday. The first year we were in Colorado for nanny and Papas 50th wedding anniversary and then we went to Breckenridge for the family reunion. The second year we had Grandma Farnsworth's funeral and this year we were at Gammy's house, so we finally had a little birthday party with a cake and people singing to her...she loved it but was sick...poor little girl. Maybe numero cuatro will be a winner !!!
We had a great birthday for her regardless. I love to see this munchkin grow and change. I think it is time to potty train for sure. I keep asking her if she is ready to go in the big potty all the time and not wear diapers anymore. She still isn't sure about giving up her onzies...if we can get rid of those then she will be ready
Friday, July 19, 2013
Kami and I have always been special friends...I love her and am so happy that she is started her happily ever after!!!