Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lucy - three months

Our Lucy is girl is already three months old! I feel like life was slow enough the first month she was born I was able to absorb all the moments and just have that newborn bubble. Now that life is back into schedules and something going on everyday I feel like I'm missing her little milestones. Im not able to absorb her littleness as much. I know its something that happens with each kid that isn't your first, but its still hard emotionally for me. I haven't put her on a schedule yet, and honestly its mostly because I like the hour or two she's awake after the boys go to bed, gives me some one on one with her. Plus she's become the little talkative girl, and will just chat away with me if I set and coo at her. Its my favourite part of the day.

She's getting wiggly and its getting harder to get pictures.

She has the girliest little voice, its so cute! She started laughing this weekend. My momma heart just exploded. If we tickle under her chin she just giggles! Adorable. She is still the most chill baby. She makes me already want more, I don't think I've ever said that till the boys were 18 months old. This month she's starting to sleep better. She usually does a 2 hour stretch, then a 5 hour stretch and then up every 2 hours after that. So Im starting to get a little more sleep at night. She discovered her hands the last week or so. I even pulled over the car the other day cause I thought she was choking but she was just sucking on her hands! She's so close to rolling over, she cranes her head to see everything but just can't get over yet.

She found her fists!

Her thoughts on tummy time. 

 She's starting to chunk up and is now in size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes. I can't believe how little she was when she was born. My friend just had a baby that was 7lbs 12 oz (3 ounces bigger then Lucy) and she just seems so little!! How do we forget so fast how little they were? I also forget that she was born 3 weeks early (or 4.5 weeks earlier then the boys), so she'll be a little more behind in her milestones then where the boys were at. I've been trying to take a picture every sunday of her in the mothers lounge chair and so far I have 8/12 weeks done. But it'll be neat to see how much she grows over the year.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Oh my goodness these past few months have been crazy! I like being busy but my house is sure being neglected because of it. A few new things have been happening around here:

Levi is now in a Childrens choir with Renae. Its pretty cute and I can't wait to see their Christmas Concert! The kindergarten adjustment is getting so much better for him this week. Poor kid had so much adjustment and new transitions in his life that the first 6 weeks were really rough. I am so glad to have my happy Levi back!

I was asked to be in the Roots of Empathy program. Its a program to help grade 5's learn how babies develop their first year of life and to help with bullying. I go see 2 grade 5 classrooms once a month for an hour and they get to see how much Lucy changes each month. Their will be another baby participating and so they will get to see how even at this little each person is unique and grows at their own place. Im excited and nervous! Im not one for public speaking so this is very out of my norm.

I decided to start a small business! EEK!  I made Lucy some leather soother gifts and & gave some out for baby presents this summer. I got a great response out of it so 3 weeks ago, I signed up for some Christmas Markets and launched an etsy shop. I decided to add some leather bows as well. The response has been so exciting and humbling. I expected a few orders here and there, but  currently have 55 bows to make by tomorrow and already shipped out 40! That was just in 5 days of ordering. Plus I still need to get my stock built up for my markets.

I asked a children's store here if I could sell wholesale to them, and she said yes! I was so nervous to go meet with her and show her my product. I started selling the soother clips first and in a few weeks will bring her some headbands to sell as well. Its been a steep learning curve and a lot out of my comfort zone these past few weeks. A company in calgary that does curated high end gift boxes contacted me for my soother clips on whole sale pricing. I'm hoping to be able to work with them, it'd open so many doors! Its been time consuming to start up but i'm really enjoying it!

Thanksgiving: We shoved as much as we could into that weekend! Sheilas wedding. Visit with the Gardners. Murray thanksgiving. Visiting with Susan & Maren Allred. Grandmas 80th birthday party. Visit with Paige & Ellie. I think we spent about 12 hours in the car that weekend and the kids did great. They are the best little travelers and Lucy loves her car seat so she sleeps almost the whole time!

I've been asked to do our wards Trunk Or Treat party & dance. Oh vay, I'm my mothers child, I don't really like halloween so im not too excited for it. But the kids will love it, and thats why we do it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Family Pictures in our own yard.

Laura took our photos again this year, she always blows me away with her talent! We decided to take them in our yard this year, im so glad we did. They turned out amazing! We had a huge wind storm over the weekend and lost all our leaves, so I'm glad we got them taken last week.

Goofy boys!

I love seeing Dave with Lucy, something about him having a little girl.

I love having that swing in our yard. I think its Wills favourite toy.

Good heavens, Levi is so handsome!

I don't think Will was serious for any pictures, ha!

SOOO many mosquitos out that night!

Love the lighting in this one.

Our crazies.

Trying to get Will to do a real smile. ha!

Lucy had, had enough!

Levi loves her so much.

snotty nose and all, thats a handsome face!

Been together 8 years this month!

Sure love that handsome man!


One of my favourites!

She is so beautiful!

And Will had, had enough!

Its always so much stress and work to get them taken, but I never regret it. We've had family pictures done every year for the last 5 years.