Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Posted by Erica Bazil at 1:28 PM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Cash will officially be two and a half in a couple weeks. He is such a tease, so animated and athletic and naturally, for a two year old, he has more energy than two of me combined. He never wants to stop playing and plays hard right up until it's time for his nap or for bed. He is a very good boy and attracts all kinds of attention - from elderly ladies in the store who think he's a charmer - to little girls that follow him around - to all the young boys and young men in our ward that beg to play with the little guy. He craves attention and loves to entertain.
Here we found a cute little pizza joint in Payette that had all kinds of arcade games and rides, etc. for kids to play on while they ate. So some friends of ours went with us and it was so nice to be able to actually carry on an adult conversation while the kids were entertained and close by.
More classic photos...he likes to tease me when he takes Vanna's bows off her head and puts them on himself and runs from me when I try to get them out of his sticky little fingers.
What a stud!!! Whenever we get in the car, Cash requests the sunglasses because he says the sun hurts his eyes.
Posted by Erica Bazil at 12:15 PM
I decided it was time to put together an update on Vanna for her keepsake book so here it goes:
Vanna is 7 months old today - that 7 months has gone so so fast! She cut her first tooth yesterday so, as you can imagine, she has been a bit fussy. She is discovering her voice more and more all the time. She babbles and squeals all the time - you just have to differentiate between the happy squeals and the fussy squeals. She is very entertained by her brother (as is everyone) and loves being held, taking a bath, playing with her toes, chewing on anything, playing in her exercauser and on her activity mat, swinging in her swing, and playing pat-a cake and peek-a-boo. She actually likes to get her diaper changed and get ready for bed because she loves getting her clothes taken off and being naked.
Vanna is a little chunker. She has "meaty" thighs, as her nurses call them, and often has her bottom lip pushed out because her cheeks are so kissably big. She is growing like crazy - she is over 15 lbs. and keeps on eating. We started her on cereal at 51/2 months to try to help with her spitting up (she had a bit of reflux and seemed to spit up everything she ate). Although the spitting up still persists a bit, the cereal helped a lot. She is now discovering the world of fruits and vegetables, etc. and loving it - as you can imagine. Vanna is getting stronger and stronger every day. She is better at standing on your lap, sitting up, rolling, and I've thought she has had wonderful hand/eye coordination for a long time.
Vanna has finally figured out her schedule and has made my days a little easier/smoother as a result. She is ready for bed by 8:30pm (and boy do you know she's ready - the only time she is unusually cranky is when she's tired - she also rubbs her eyes) and simply needs a blanket to be snuggled tight against and a bottle and she's out. She wakes up between 7 and 7:30am - hungry again - after waking up once in the night for another bottle. We are never awakened by her crying the morning but rather her squealing and babbling to herself - it's adorable. She's ready for a nap by 10:00am which usually is quite short. She's then ready for another one by 1:00pm which is, thankfully, quite long. She usually takes another cat-nap in the early evening too.
We are loving our little girl and everything that comes with her. We're making progress in her room in fact other than painting the walls (we're painting wide white stripes throughout the entire room - probably not until spring though) and doing a little vinyl lettering I think we have it done. I made some curtains with the help of my wonderful mom and good friend, Ann (because I don't really have the sewing talent), I've repainted Cash's old dresser and shelf to match Vanna's new bedding, hung pictures, and reupholstered my old little rocking chair (with the same material as the curtains) that I grew up with. Here are some pix:
Posted by Erica Bazil at 9:41 AM
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I've been tagged a couple times with this one and thought I'd give it a try. Apparently I'm to tell you six quirks (is that all?:)) about myself so here it goes:
Posted by Erica Bazil at 4:56 PM
Monday, November 3, 2008
I love the change in seasons and I love the Fall season. It's cool but not terribly cold, it's warm but not terribly hot, it's just cozy. I love nothing more than cuddling up on the couch with the family in a warm blanket, or bundling up in a warm sweater, or drinking hot chocolate (with lots of marshmallows, of course) on a cool night.
Posted by Erica Bazil at 9:03 AM
We had a great Halloween! Vanna had a Dr. appt. (so I guess the shots weren't such a great part of the day - I hate when our babies get so sad when they get their shots) and she is growing like a weed. She is 15 lbs. 2 oz. and 25 in. long. When the nurse was preparing Vanna for her shots and saw her thighs she called them "meaty" and it's true - you gotta love em.
Posted by Erica Bazil at 7:54 AM