Monday, December 6, 2010

What a difference a day makes

Literally the day after I did my latest post Lo started crawling and has her two top teeth coming through now. She is actually crawling around the house instead of dragging herself. Man oh man how these past few days have been a bummer at the Reay household. She has been so fussy and miserable this time around. When her first two teeth came through we had no idea that she was even teething cuz she acted normal and as happy as always. Now she can't quit rubbing her tongue against her gums, she is producing enough drool to fill a vat, has had on and off fevers, always wants to be held, and she is NOT sleeping. Poor little baby, I hope that they make their way through fast so that she will get back to her happy little self. Good thing we have Porter around though, she lights up everytime she see's him. He is such a good big brother to her, maybe a little to rough at times, but she still loves him all the same.



These are Porter's frosted mini wheat people. The top one is a girl with her hair on the side of her head :) The other one is a boy and the little ones are dogs. Man he cracks me up.


The other morning I was sleeping soundly, but was woken up to this rustling sound. When I went into the kitchen to see what was making the sound I found Porter sitting on the floor sneaking the bag of doughnuts that Sean had made. Nice to know that he eats I guess... I used to think we was developing an eating disorder.

This is our rendition of a Christmas tree this year. We call it our Christmas bush! Since we knew we would be heading back to Utah for the holidays we didn't pack any of our decorations, which I am now regretting, but whatever life goes on. Sean and Porter went and got the bush and lastnight we all made homemade ornaments. Popcorn garland, cheerio garland, and saltdough ornaments. If anything it is a sweet memory of knowing that we can make anything work given the situation.


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Lastly, here she is crawling!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Where did November go?

Porter's imagination is always running wild. He always is coming up with the cutest pictures on his magnadoodle. This is a picture of me! Aren't I lovely? Haha I think I have a slight resemblance to the flower off of The Little Shop Of Horrors, wouldn't you agree?



And he wanted a mamoth while he was watching Ice Age, but unfortunetly we do not have a toy mammoth. After a slight meltdown I just walked out of his room and knew he would figure it out, low and behold he came up with this....



His elephant now has pool diving toys for tusks and a washcloth for long hair. It made me smile. I know it will make you too :)


Lo loves sitting in her highchair and after she is done feeding herself I just set her and the chair into the tub for a good scrub down. She is getting so big. Today while I was getting her dressed it hit me just how much she has grown in the past few months. Our family and friends are going to love seeing how much she has changed since we moved, when we GO HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!!! She still has two bottom teeth, she is completely obsessed with her binky, and just discovered her tongue. It is always sticking out of her mouth. She loves yelling outloud for no reason must enjoy the sound of her voice I guess. Porter's favorite thing that she says is "Gagaga." She also enjoys spitting and dragging herself all over the house. Hasn't quite gotten crawling down but lunging herself forwards and doing a version of a bunny hop gets her to where she needs to go so that is as good as gold. No longer holds still while getting her bum changed, or in the bathtub either. She fights going to sleep no matter what time of the day or night it is. Today she pulled herself up to Porter's bed and just stood there afterwards, cuz she wasn't quite sure what to do next. She is a busy body and keeps all of us busy. We love her and her personality that she shares with us.


Porter gets on these kicks where he only wants to watch a certain movie and only that movie. He was watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the other day for the 2nd time, I could tell it was awfully quiet back there so when I went to check on him I found this...









Him and all of his Ninja Turtles having a sleep over.





While I was hanging up pictures Lo found this mirror and could not stop staring at her reflection. I love this picture because it reminds me of one that I have of myself from way back when, staring into the mirror in our camping trailer.