Wednesday, December 24, 2014

merry christmas 2014!

For those of you who we missed sending a Christmas card to this year (sorry), it looked a lot like this:

2014 Highlights:

 * The best thing that happened this year was Everly Kate joining our family on September 8th.  We can't believe we were blessed with another healthy baby, who is a GIRL, who sleeps though the night already (!!!), smiles all day, and is gorgeous!  We are all smitten with her.
* Bart took Ashli to San Francisco to celebrate their eleventh wedding anniversary, was asked to serve on a clinical redesign committee, and is so busy at work, he's considering closing part of his practice to new patients.  (It's because he's the best P.A. in town!!)
*Ashli hiked to Timp Cave while 7 months pregnant during our family trip to Utah this summer.  She spent all her free time this year decorating the nursery pink, and making hair pretties in anticipation of Everly's arrival!
*The twins played flag football this year, and their team finished the season undefeated.  They also played baseball this summer, which meant that the whole family spent a lot of time at the ball field. 
*Kade's favorite highlight of the year was our trip to Utah in June.  While he was there, he loved playing "Skittles," a wooden top game his grandparents made, that Ashli remembers playing when she was young.
*Ky spends his free time creating stories and comics on the computer, creating PowerPoint presentations, and playing with Photoshop.  He wanted to say his favorite thing he did this year was play video games, but Ashli said that couldn't be what makes the Christmas card.
*Although Krew just turned 3, he seems to think he is 8 like his older brothers.  He has spent the past three months doting on his baby sister, making lots of noise, and pretending he is the Incredible Hulk.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

three months!

On December 8th, this little cutie turned three months old!  I love doing these monthly baby pictures because it not only forces me to pull out my nice camera at least once a month, but it's easy to know how old she was when the photo was taken, and I can't wait until I have a whole year's worth of coordinating pictures to frame!
 A few days before she turned three months old, she rolled over from her back to her belly.  Twice on the same day.  She had never even shown an interest in rolling until the day before that.  Then she just rolled.  She had only rolled from her belly to her back a few times, accidentally while squirming during tummy time.  But once she decided she wanted to do it, she did, and she hasn't stopped since.  She is by far my earliest roller.
 She is still sleeping amazingly at night.  7-8 hours the first stretch, and going right back to sleep after eating.  I love it!

 Everly is seriously the most smiley baby I have ever met.  She smiles as soon as she sees me in the morning, she smiles whenever I smile at her, she smiles when she gets her diaper changed, and she smiles so big for her brothers.  But if I get the camera out, she stops smiling and just stares at the thing.

 She just found her hands, and they find their way inside her mouth a lot.

 I know I've said it before, but watching these two together is magical.

I also love that while I take these pictures of Everly, Krew always wants pictures taken with her, so over the next year, I'm going to have some unofficial monthly pictures to watch how he grows and changes right alongside (literally) his baby sister.

november picture dump

Here are some of my favorite random pictures from November:
Everly looking as sweet as can be

Mommy likes to dress Everly up and take her to girls only parties!

First snowfall of the year, and when you are three, you don't hardly even remember last winter, so the excitement level was through the roof!

Everly and my friend's sweet baby girl who is only about six weeks younger.  Hopefully they grow up to be besties!

I know someone who doesn't like post-nap selfies.

I call this one, "Black and White Beauty"

Love my Christmas shopping buddy!