Theodore: 8 Months


Big boy,

You are such a pleasure to be around.  So smiley and sweet.  Extremely cuddly to everyone.

-You weigh around 18 lbs. You'll go to the doctor next month.

-You are in size 3 diapers.  Wearing size 6-9 and 9 month clothes.

-Just about sitting up!  You'll sit up with your arms resting in front of you.  Even when you fall, you roll over and smile. 

-You love for daddy to play "drums" with you.  You smile and laugh.  So cute.

-Naps are from 9:30am-11am and afternoon nap from about 1pm-3pm.  No more evening nap which means you go down easily at around 7pm like your sister.  You wake up between 7:30-8am.  Sometimes not wanting to get up! 

-Eating 8 oz. every 3.5 to 4 hrs during the day. You eat fruit and veggies 3x a day. You've added puffs and cooked macaroni to your list of foods!  At first you didn't like them, but now love them. 

-Your 2 new teeth are coming right up.  You've been pretty good with teething.  Let's hope this continues!

Eating your mum mums

Hanging out watching sis and the dogs

Playing in your piano

Playing on mommy and daddy's bed

Hanging out with daddy and Daisy

Hi there!

8 Months!

-Mommy and Daddy

Madelyn: 22 Months


Cannot believe our little girl will be 2 in 2 months!  You are growing so fast!

-Still wearing size 18 month and 2T clothes.  You are in size 5 diapers.  Already showing interest in potty training.  Maybe we'll try conquering it this month =)

-11 teeth!

-Babbling all the time.  You're trying to say new words, but can't quite get them out.  Soon enough my dear.

-Napping anywhere from 2-4 hours in the afternoon. Your typical nap is from 1-3:30pm.

-Loving your little brother.  You like taking him toys (and taking away his toys!)  You also like to point out his nose, eyes and head.  This can become a little dangerous sometimes!

-Getting much better with your fork and spoon.  You are so proud of yourself when you use them.

-You love when daddy plays guitar and we all sing and dance together. 

-You're becoming more cuddly, which we LOVE!

-You're a little...well, a lot, ocd.  Your mommy is too.  But I think you are a little more than mommy!  If you see a drop of water on the floor, you grab a towel that's close by and wipe it up.  Your toys have to be a certain way before you leave the room.  The pantry door has to be shut all the way.  Not just cracked (like we normally leave it).  We'd rather you be this way than a messy kid though =)

-Love wearing sunglasses and using chapstick/lip gloss like mommy.  You are also obsessed with jewelry, headbands/hairbows and tissues (blowing your nose).

-You still go to bed around 7pm.  Doing much better with your "nightmares" or whatever has been happening the last couple months.  You'll wake up around 7:30-8am.

Tea Party with your animals and dolls

Proud of yourself for putting on your headband

Eating at the Target food court with mommy, funny girl

Got a hold of mommy's phone

Love wearing your sunglasses!

Ice cream with daddy

22 Months!

Love you pretty girl!

-Mommy and Daddy

Victoria BC


For our 8th anniversary, Tim and I went to Canada! We've been to Vancouver, but never across to the capital, Victoria. We drove up to Vancouver on Sunday after church to catch the ferry. And there was a Sonic on the way up, yay! We even caught happy hour!

While in Victoria, we drove around the coast, had lots of coffee (well, I did), ate some yummy Mexican and went to Butchart Gardens. In the summer there are flowers blooming everywhere at the gardens, but this time of year they have lots of lights. Very pretty. We forgot our camera, but I snapped a few on my phone. We came back home yesterday. It was a nice, relaxing trip.

Thanks to Grandma Izzy and Grandpa Tom for watching our kids and the dogs while we were away! We didn't have to worry about a thing.