Friday, December 2, 2016

Thanksgiving Hotel Stay

Thanksgiving was wonderful. The day after, Brandon's dad got hotel rooms for all of us and we went and had an overnighter in Lehi. It was super fun.

Ava's first time swimming. I love how mellow the hot tub makes babies!


Funny to see Mckinley in this. She swam in one just like this as a baby.

We played games in the lobby and I looked over and Tyler was "reading" this huge 700 page book.

Comparison pictures trying to figure out who Ava looks like. They are definitely all sisters!! Same outfit. Love that.

This is the next smile I got on camera. This is at 6 weeks old. She is 7 weeks old now and starting to smile a little more, but they are still hard to come by.

Kristen had a whole bunch of newborn Christmas outfits. They don't really fit Ava so I had to hurry and squeeze her in one and take a picture! We are so excited for Christmas.

Mckinley and Brynlee wrote their names out in the snow on the golf course. Our back yard sure grows a lot when it snows and the kids are able to go run around out on the golf course in the snow.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

More November

This is the first time I have ever worn my babies in any kind of a backpack. It has been awesome! Especially with Ava because she has been pretty fussy.

Mckinley's turkey hat she made at school. This girl was beyond excited for Thanksgiving. Just so she could eat turkey.

I can't remember exactly when it switched but I think Ava was really happy and content for at least three weeks, maybe four. Then she got super fussy and was pretty much crying whenever she was awake.

But the sweet angel has been sleeping through the night pretty much ever since the beginning.

Kallie looks so cute in Mckinley's glasses!

The kids got all bundled up to go and play in the first "snow." It turned out to be just a thick layer of frost on the ground.


I love how little she is!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

November pics

Cute cousins!! Kallie and Sophie.

Tyler is usually surrounded by girls but every once in a while he gets to be with boys.


These were some of my favorite pajamas from Kallie.

Her first smile that I caught on camera. Never the best pic the first time you finally catch it, but we'll get more and more I'm sure. This was taken at just over a month old.



Mckinley's spelling of Mr. Ratchet gets me laughing out loud every time!

The kids were so excited one morning when it was snowing. It didn't stick around. Tyler in his shorts, just kills me!


I have a picture just like this of Mckinley. I love comparing the three girls!

Friday, November 11, 2016

More Ava

There will be quite a few posts full of Ava. And I make no excuses. We are obsessed! 

3 1/2 weeks old.



My friend Aubrey took these of Ava when she was 4 weeks old.


The kids and I checked out the new park in Orem and they loved it! We will probably spend a lot of time there next Spring.


I love this picture that shows her cute body.

Her siblings still can't get enough of her.

Mckinley is always doing cute random stuff like this. She drew mistletoe and hung it on the headboard of our bed.

I love sleeping pictures of babies!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Park City and Halloween

My amazing friend Christina gave us her room at the Park City Marriott Mountainside resort. We had been wanting to take our kids there last summer but never made it happen. The kids were so excited to go stay in a hotel. We surprised them and didn't tell them until we were getting in the car.

I almost ruined the trip with an emotional melt down but we did have a really good time. We just stayed one night instead of two but it was a great getaway.

We drove around and found our favorite park from the last time we were there. It was windy but the weather was so nice.



The kids had a blast swimming. I was so happy to finally be able to get in a hot tub again!


Ava was there too. This picture is sideways. But I had to show proof.

The kids are still not tired of holding her. Look how excited Kallie is!

Mid-sneeze.

Beautiful girl.



Halloween outfit.

Mckinley was a witch. I wasn't going to go to her school parade but last minute I decided to and I'm so glad I did. I miss being at the school with her. I'm glad I went as much as I could before Ava was born.

My neighbor gave me this cute pumpkin outfit and last minute I remembered the pumpkin hat Kristen knitted for Kallie. Made for a pretty cute costume on an adorable baby!

Tyler was a pirate and Kallie was supposed to be a cat but went as the same fairy she was last year. I failed to get a picture of my kids alone in their costumes. Oh well.


I just can't stand how pretty she is!




Something you would only see with a fourth child. Pulling Ava around the floor on a blanket. Ha ha ha.

Her umbilical cord took a while to fall off but we finally did give her a real bath.

Grandma Kallie. I sure feel very blessed and just love these kids so much.