Party Hard!

Birthday parties of course! On thursday was my mom's birthday! We went to my parents house to celebrate with family and friends. Jeff only came for a little bit because he is super sick, now we know it's strep :( He has the worst luck with getting sick and a very low immune system! sucky! Anyways, we had dinner and opened presents and just visited for the evening. It was lots of fun!

Aunty Stephanie and Laynie

All tired out from the party!

 Us girls!

 Happy Birthday Grandma!

 Laynie and Mommy!  Gotta love her :)

Last night, Jeff stayed home, while I went out to Mountain View with Laynie to celebrate our friend's, Josh and Kim's, little boys 1st Birthday! I love when we can get together with friends and just have a good time hanging out and visiting. The kids had so much fun too!

Me with my leading lady. She loved this balloon and all the kids got to take one home!

 Little Ryenn. What a doll!

 The big birthday boy Aiden (and the only picture I got ha)

 What a cheese Kami is. Love her!

And she LOVED the red icing if you can't tell...

Now of course I have to show you some cute pictures of our baby girl! She is so much fun!

Love this picture!

 Got into the wipes! And we now can no longer leave her in here unattended. The other day I found her on her knees hanging onto the edge! Silly girl!

 LOVED the arrowroot cookie! May I point out the "loved" part... I should have taken the advice of my wise sister, Mindy, sooner, because the other day Laynie broke a piece off and started choking on it. Exactly why Mindy didn't give her kids them. Luckily I was able to get it out! No more arrowroot cookies for her.

She loves her laundry basket. Right now it holds all her toys and she will play with the edge of it all the time. So we decided to give her a little ride in it :)

Her new outfit from Bass Pro Shops! Laynie also loves Jeff's hats. So we bought one of her very own from the same place. I'll get a picture of her wearing it soon!

My little lady.

This is what I live for.


6 months already!

My little lady is already 6 months! Well technically not till tomorrow but what's one day? It feels like it's been longer than 6 months but then other days, it feels like time has flown by! She is learning and growing so much! Yesterday we went to her 6 month check-up. She now weighs 16 lbs. 14 oz., 27 inches long and healthy as ever! There is one thing we have noticed since Laynie was born and that is that her ears are different sizes! Most people would never notice, but being her parents of course we do! Hopefully she doesn't get teased later in life ahha! There is something new she is learning all the time and it makes me so excited! She is now talking all the time, grabbing toys, looks at you when you call her name, rolling over both ways,  almost sitting up by herself, getting up on her hands and knees, scoots around everywhere, and eating solids! She loves sweet potatoes, peas, and rice cereal but is very unsure of fruit lol. The way Laynie gets around the living room is by going on her hands and feet and pushing her toes so she scoots forward. It's so funny to watch how quick she is at it! Laynie is now to big for the swing and bouncy chair! Crazy I know, but sometimes I still use the chair because she loves it so much! She is now taking good naps and sleeping longer at night, even though she'll wake up a couple times, she'll go to sleep right away and still gets in about 12 hours! I don't know what life would be without her! She is so entertaining and I would go insane being at home alone without her! She recognizes Jeff and I as Mom and Dad but will play strange with family and friends all the time! She has a classic face for it to! I know she is going to have such a personality by the time she is one and it's crazy to think that is in another 6 months! Well here are the latest snapshots of our baby girl and what she has been up to! Enjoy :)

Cute as a Cupcake? She sure is!

Laynie and Daddy with her Valentine's present from him!

This is another new one, falling asleep in the jumper.

Yum! (Oh, and check out my cupcake cookie jar.)

She loves being naked!

No judging!!! ha Laynie has blankets on the sides of her crib because we don't
have a bumper pad yet. So this morning she woke up from her nap and had pulled
down all the blankets with her leg through the bars! What a silly girl!

This is what I live for.


Sleep deprived?

So the other day I was on the computer and I glanced over at Laynie and this is what I found...
TA DA!!!

What a big girl she is getting! She is learning so quickly. Ever since she was born she has been so strong and smart! I just love her to pieces... Come on, how could you not with those cheeks!? 

So when Laynie was born I had a friend recommend this book and until recently, I never read it. Now I wish I had! It has been such a big help with Laynie's sleep and mine. I can now get Laynie to nap twice a day for 1 1/2hrs - 2 1/2hrs and it works miracles when it comes to the night time. Normally Laynie was waking up 3 times-ish in the night and now she's so much better! Last night for instance, because of the book, we now put Laynie to bed at 8:30 (which use to be 10:00). She slept straight till 4:00 a.m., I fed her, and back to bed she went till 9:00!!! So much better than before and I get good sleep to! I recommend this book to any of you sleep deprived mom's... Or if you are just looking for little more alone time with your hubby!!!

This is what I live for.