Tuesday, February 28, 2012

8 Months!

I love that smile!

She is the chubbiest baby! I love those rolls.

Moving right along now aren't we?? Yup, Chloe is 8 months! This is the BEST age. I just have to look at her and she smiles all day! She is so much fun. Here are some new things about her this month.

-She bounces on her bum to get around.

-She loves real food, anything she can get her hands on.

-Her first word is "mama."

-Loves to shower.

-Will not and has not ever rolled over.

-Is close to crawling. She is rocking on all fours but has not figured it out yet.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Our Crazy Adventure to Hawaii

*We both forgot our cameras so these are unfortunately all from my phone.*

Shelby playing at the park

My mom and the kids by a jelly bean Statue of Liberty.

Chloe was a trooper!

Sunrise over Honolulu

The hotel had this cool home of penguins, turtles and fish.

Love this!


Shelby and Keaton wanted to swim all day!

Chloe loved it too and only ate the sand once!

Beach babe!

Shelby loved this waterslide at our hotel.


Keaterbug loves his sis.

Diamondhead. Yes please.


Silly Keaton

They had fireworks on the beach at our hotel. So awesome!

My mom rented this paddleboard. It was so much fun.

Just like a pro!

The view from the lobby of the hotel.

Shelby and Keaton got to hold these birds. Shelby especially loved it.

Well we had quite the adventure this past week. My mom and I wanted to go to Hawaii so we decided to order some standby tickets on other airlines and try to make it work. We decided last minute to leave Tuesday night to Las Vegas to try and make a connection to Honolulu there. Well we got in about 10pm and they said that we would not make the flight to Hawaii so we decided to get a hotel and try again in the morning. The next day was Shelby's birthday. We did not make the morning flight so we thought we would spend the day there and enjoy Shelby's birthday because the next flight was not until that night. We went to a park and the kids had a great time playing and we had a picnic. We got a hotel again so the kids could take a nap. That evening we went to Caesars palace and watched the statues and went to the Cheesecake factory. Shelby had a fun time for her birthday. The flight was not until 1:35 in the morning so we made our way back to the airport around 11pm. Well we did not make that flight either. :( We were done trying out of Las Vegas so we decided to go to Los Angeles at 6 in the morning. We did not want to go back to our hotel for just 2 hours so we slept at the airport. It was not fun. I think we were all pretty much over this great idea and ready to go home. Well we made it to LA and then made the first flight to Honolulu. We were trying to get to Kona but that was not happening so we just decided to stay. It ended up being wonderful. We stayed at the fabulous Hilton Hawaiian Village. It was truly amazing. Loved it! We had LOTS of fun playing at the beach and in the hotels private cove. We did some shopping and ate some yummy papaya and pineapple. It was a warm and wonderful. We came home on Sunday and for the most part had no problems except that my mom and me had to go home on different flights from LAX.. Next time we need to stay MUCH longer! The kids did SO well through all of this. It was a little stressful but we had so much fun with my mom. Thanks for being our travel buddy mom!

Shelby is 7!

Blowing out the candles

The cute snake cake!

She got a fun laptop.

Could I be old enough to have a 7 year old? Couldn't be. Alas it is true. Shelby is the big 7. Life is a better place because of her. We had a small party at the Steeds and at my parents for her. She got more snakes and a few other things. Our present for her was a trip to Hawaii, but more about that later. Here are some of my favorite things about her.
-She is very sensitive to other people's emotions. If someone is sad, then she wants to help.
-She loves school and her friends.
-She ALWAYS makes me laugh.
-She plays so good with Keaton.
-She has a great laugh.
-She is very thoughtful.
-She loves to play outside and with snakes and lizards

A Wonderful Miracle!

Tis the time of year that I write about Shelby's eyes. We go to the eye Dr every 6 months and every 6 months since the time she was born her eyes have gotten worse. It's hard. I get nervous and so anxious for what the next appointment will bring. My mom watched Keaton and Chloe so I could just be able to focus on Shelby. Now this eye Dr takes a LOT of the most severe cases in Utah so we end up waiting a long time. We had to wait THREE hours but it ended up being worth it. Shelby's eyes actually got a little bit better. (2 diopters) Even the eye Dr was surprised. I literally started crying in the exam room. I am so grateful for this news and hopefully it will keep up!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

7 months

Another month, come and gone! Chloe is 7 months. She is changing so much. She sits up so well now and is usually happy sitting on the ground with some toys. She HATES getting dressed. She doesn't mind it if you can do it while she is sitting up, but if you lay her down then watch out! She loves avacados and most real food. She does ok with baby food but it's much harder to get down. She is still a good sleeper. She sleeps the whole night and then takes 3 naps a day. She is starting to get mad, if you take something from her that she likes. She grunts all the time, especially when she is eating or in the car. She gives the best big, wet, slobbery kisses. I love this girl!