March 22, 2012

Happy Pink Birthday Amelia!

Our little Amelia turned 3 last week. The buildup for this day has been unprecedented. Amelia's been talking about her "pink birthday" for months and months. So, we had a lot to live up to and since I have sworn off friend parties for the next 10 years, we were going to have to make it special with just the 5 of us (and Seth and Julie and our neighbor, Kaylee). We decorated the kitchen with pink balloons and streamers and made pink pancakes for breakfast. She got to open one of her presents at breakfast- a pink dress to wear on her pink birthday. Then, for lunch we went to Chick-fil-A and came home and had pink princess cake. Then, we went swimming at an indoor pool. She loved all her new things (which included a LOT of pink stuff).

Helping Momma make pink pancakes. They were pinker than they looked.

The pink decor

Chick-fil-A for lunch

My only pic of the princess cake. Christian thought it was just a doll drowning in a pink cloud, but it was ball gown.

Amelia in her pink dress with her pink horse purse and cowgirl boots (compliments of Grandma Becky and Poppy).

Showing off her fancy boots. She can hardly wait to take them horseback riding!

Lest we forget about this guy- Oliver was so excited to "snuggle" with Eloise this morning, he begged me to take a picture. Obviously, he shows a lot more reserve than Amelia when cuddling with his baby sister.
11 weeks today!

March 12, 2012

Potty Training and 2 Months

It feels like Spring here today and I am loving it! It's been a super mild winter, but when it starts to warm up here, I seriously get giddy inside. Oliver, who prays every night that he'll get to wear short-sleeves and shorts, was so excited to put on a short-sleeve shirt today! He's outside playing as I write this. I fully expect to not see him until dinner time. He made a "camp-site" in an empty lot by our house where he found an old (disgusting, but I'm biting my tongue in the name of imaginative play) lawn chair pad that he "sleeps" on and has arranged a pile of sticks in to a "fire." Amelia and he love to go out there and "camp." It made me remember my days of "camping" in our backyard growing up, though I think I remember it more as playing "being homeless." Weird how times change. Anyway, on to recent happenings...

Amelia's friend, Kailey, gave her this Spiderman (woman??) dress. Fits her like a glove, though it is a tad bit revealing.

Christian and I both joke that when Eloise sees Amelia coming, she gets really scared and with a fast wiggle and arm-wave, tries as hard as she can to get away. Amelia loves Eloise- sometimes a bit too much, as you can see from Eloise's face.:)

Oliver and I hit up Home Depot last weekend for their kids' workshop. We made this really cool car. It was so fun. They do it the first Saturday of every month and it's totally free and they make the coolest toys. I highly recommend it. So does Oliver.

Amelia has discovered the power of the stool. The sky's the limit now with what she can get in to.

Sledding at the cabin in Sundance. We went up there and stayed with Davis and Melissa last Monday night and it was so nice and fun. We ate chili, sat in the hot tub for 3 hours, and unfortunately did not get around to roasting s'mores.

Christian took the kids out for a few sledding runs before it got dark at the cabin.

Snuggle time on a Saturday morning watching Animal Planet with Daddy.

Eloise "waking up" for feeding time.

Guess who's potty trained?? AMELIA!! Yeah! She earned this awesome Sleeping Beauty wand when she went a whole day without any accidents.

She loves going on the potty and seriously goes like 12 times a day. To say I hate this phase of toddler-ship is an understatement. Her hands are seriously dry and cracked from all the hand-washing.

2 months old

She's still the best baby and I'm still 100% in love.