Friday, November 23, 2007


We survived our first Thanksgiving with 3 kiddos. The day started with me attempting to make cinnamon toast, something that we do fairly often. I buttered the bread, sprinkled some sugar, and began to sprinkle what I assumed was cinnamon, only to discover that it was chili powder. Then we watched part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and made a mad dash around the house trying to get everybody bathed and dressed and off to my sister's house. We had a lovely lunch. Then Layton and Ainslee went to play, and my sister and mom took turns holding Ava while Trey and I played cards with my brother-in-law, cousin, and aunt. It was very nice to have some adult conversation over what to buy the kids for Christmas! At about 3:00 when we had put off naps as long as possible, we headed home. All 3 kids fell asleep on the way home so we put the kids in their beds and took power naps as well! Couldn't ask for anything better!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Has it really been 3 months?

Wow! Has it really been 3 months since I posted my last blog???? A lot's happened in that time! I grew to twice the size of a normal woman, birthed a 10 pound baby, had my tubes tied to make sure that never happens again, and started living in a house with three (all ours!) children!

Seriously, we're doing great! Layton LOVES Ava! He calls her 'nother sissy (since he calls Ainslee sissy), and Ainslee is starting to notice that the little bundle that squirms and moans isn't going away!

Ava is a good baby. She does have a crying fit between the hours of 8 and 11 pm most nights so be sure not to call during those hours! Her belly button stump has already fallen off! Is that normal since she's only a week old? She LOVES to be swaddled and hates to be cold!

Hopefully it won't be 3 more months until my next blog! I'm going to try to pick it back up and keep people up to date on our family (assuming people read this thing!) Until next time...