Mar 9, 2012

Chow Time!

Well, Ben has taken an interest in feeding Hailey. And actually, it's a big help! She doesn't get much more messy than when I feed her! She seems to have more fun watching him than me, and I can be making dinner for the rest of the family! It's actually a big help! She continues to be a good eater, but eating isn't enough. She has to have something to do. Playing with a spoon, a container, something. But if she has something to do she will eat away. And eats almost anything I give her. Fruits and veggies, I haven't found anything she won't eat. But I've tried adding some of those mixes, like Mac n Cheese, or chicken soup that Gerber makes, and she WILL NOT eat it! She prefers to feed herself which is quite messy. Puffs and things like that are her favorite.

Ben continues to be a struggle with eating. I know someday he'll be a teenage boy and I won't be able to keep him out of the fridge, but for now, it's just frustrating.

Sleeping: Thank you Jesus, but we are sleeping more and more! She is FINALLY falling into a pattern! Two pretty regular naps, about an hour each, bed time around 7:30, and sleeping until about 6am. That's pretty good! Unfortunately, her brother is now trying to stay up later and later. He's going to bed around 8:30pm and trying to work the system until about 9:30pm! By "work the system" I mean he'll go potty about 5 times, need to "tell us something," things like that. We're working on it. We know.

Preparing for fun times in the coming weeks! This weekend is Huling time in Michigan for a show as well as Dad and Morgan's birthday. Can you believe she's 6 years old already!!?

Then home, work a few days and HOPEFULLY have time to clean a little before the Bishops come for another visit. I just can't wait to show off these kids!!!!

Mar 2, 2012


We continue to have fun up here! Kids are growing growing growing! Hailey is ON THE MOVE!!!! She continues crawling faster than anyone I've ever seen! One thing she has FINALLY done is clap! And she is so happy about it. Just started yesterday. We'd clap, or play games and she just smack both hands down on her lap. The light bulb went on yesterday and now all she wants to do is clap! Today, she'll crawl a little bit, then sit up and clap and just beam with pride! Oh, it is the little things!

We're all healthy (knock on wood), and I really think it was the illness and subsequent medication that was affecting Hailey's sleep. She's slept through the night all week! I've gotten more sleep than I have in months, yet somehow I'm still exhausted. Hmmm.

I'm enjoying some overlapping nap time and putting away all my snowmen. I generally like to keep them up till the official start of spring (I love snowmen) but it just seems weird having them up still when we have not seen snow in weeks. Or much of it anyway. Ben even enjoyed a bike ride down the sidewalk this week when we got home from work! I still need to figure out how to get video from my phone to the blog because man, he was cute on that bike! He's very good at it!!

Hailey Slideshow

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