Friday, November 18, 2011

No more colds! and family portrait

Sydney and Jonas have been afflicted with an nasty cold for WEEKS now. Running noses, congested at night and coughing some, it's not been fun :( Sydney missed 2 weeks in Nursery and they both missed reading time at the library for 3 weeks now. But they are finally better. No runny noses!

Jonas has been so cute lately with all his little discoveries. He's waving more, he brings you stuff and waits for your happy "Thank you!". He LOVES handing you stuff. He's been helping pick up, he'll put the blocks in the bag when we're picking up. He also likes to close the dishwasher door. Even though he usually does it when I am still trying to load the dishwasher it's still cute. He sometimes eats more than Sydney.

Sydney is in big-time princess mode. She loves wearing a dress any day of the week and loves playing princess. One week she was talking a lot about weddings and soon after I found a Disney princess wedding coloring book. So cute! she loves it! She's bouncing between orange and blue being her favorite colors. We keep working on shapes and letters. She has S and B down. I'm working on A and J (for Jonas! I think she's almost there with that one).

We started a thankful tree and I told her I was writing family first. I asked her what she was thankful for and she said, "Jesus!". Melted my heart. I know she's learning that from our prayers.

We went and got portraits done at Sears. I would LOVE to be able to hire a photographer and go out on a nice day and take some amazing photos but we don't have that kind of money! I found a coupon for a free photo session, 1-image CD, 8x10, 5x7 and 4 wallets for a grand total of $10.86. The photographer wasn't as experienced as I would have liked but for $10, I'll stop complaining now.

I liked Sydney's pose and Jonas was looking at the camera the whole time. I was surprised he didn't wiggle. It was an interesting experience for him! I hope to get some Spring photos and be able to get him to smile for those!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Just some photos...

Hey! The kids have been sick this week and Brian and I are a little sick ourselves. I've got a slightly sore throat and the kids don't sleep well at night, so it's a little strained around here lately...

Anyways, here are some fun Halloween photos:

Here's Sydney's cousin Liam (the ninja) and cousin Scarlett (a butterfly)

Sydney with Aunt Drea

Our door at our ward Fall Festival

Then here are some fun photos I got yesterday in one of those "we're fine" windows that occur sporadically with sick kids.

Just chillin'

Love this smile!

Favorite shot of the day!

Got Sydney to do a few cute poses! After each picture she would say, "Let me see!"

my little diva!

Brian took these while I was tutoring:

Jonas has been so active and learning so much lately. Yesterday was the first time I noticed him really giving hugs. I was comforting Sydney and he came up and leaned his head on her back in a very sweet way. Also this week, he picked up Sydney's play phone and actually held it up as if to talk into it. He tries to trade toys with you and he reaches out to things he wants and says, "that". It's been really fun watching him learn and grow. I think his 1 year stats were 23 lbs 13 oz and 29-29.5 inches. That puts him as kind of short for his age but a healthy chunk at his weight. He still fits in the age-appropriate clothes really well. There are a few 12 month clothes he still wears (mostly pants) but he's in 18 month shirts and onesies because 12-month were not long enough. {shrug} I don't know. He just looks healthy to me and that's all I could ask for!