Saturday, March 18, 2017

Over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house we go.

I LOVE CHRISTMAS. I loved Christmas growing up and I love it even more with kids. I love getting them presents and watching their faces when they open it, and are excited for about 2 seconds, before they want to open something else. This year we spent Christmas in Fresno California and we had such a great time. We got to see lots of cousins which was the best part of all. I was unsure what Sienna would be like with all of the cousins because on our last trip to North Carolina she was very clingy, whinny, and didn't really want anything to do with cousins. This year was much different to my relief! She loved playing with the oldest ones most. Namely Jacob, Joshie, and Jadyn.

This boy does not sleep well on planes. He had been up from 10:45 am till 9:45, without a nap. He wasn't too grumpy, but he sure wasn't pleasant to be with either.

Feeding the ducks was our favorite activity! We went about 5 times

Christmas morning! All the kids were looking over the banister to see all the presents and stockings full from Santa. What a magical time for kids! Sienna got her red puppy and red sucker. The funny girl, said she wanted a red puppy long after we had ordered this stuffed puppy. So she still refers to it as red puppy. If you ask her what color it is though she will tell you it's white and grey, with a little bit of black.

Parks are our happy place! We love them

Picnic with Emma on the kitchen floor cause there was no room at the table!

Seeing the lights at the zoo. It was such a rainy night. But I don't think it phased the kids one bit. They loved their umbrellas and had a great time.

This year Grandma Termeer did a manger instead of a tree. So when the kids did good things they got to put straw in it to make it cozy for Jesus. Christmas Eve we put Jesus in the manger and Sienna was so tender about it.

Looking at the lights on Candy Cane Lane

My sister and law came up with her kids. We got such a great fill of cousins. They were only here for a day so we tried to cram as much goodness into one day as we could. We went to the zoo, then to the park to feed ducks, and finished the day with Cafe Rio. It was such a great day. Sienna loved being with Jadyn and followed her around and wanted to be like her. Jadyn was wearing a dress so she needed to be wearing one. Jadyn had her hair down so she needed her hair down. And because I have been working on this post for 3 months now I am just going to end here other wise I might never publish it. 




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sweet Sienna

Poor Sienna has just been neglected on my blog since David came. So I wanted to do a little update about her and post a ton of pictures to go with it.
Sienna is hilarious. This girl is full of personality. I can't wait for her to talk more cause I am pretty sure she will have some funny things to say.

Some of the funny things she does say

- She was saying the prayer and all by her self she says "Dear Heavenly Father, we thank thee for, five, six....AMEN!
- At the grocery store she grabs lucky charms and some frozen olaf cookies and says "Mom we NEED this" and then chases after me trying to put it in the cart saying over and over we need this.
- come out of her room in the morning "mom, Sienna eye. Go Doctor. Sienna eye bleeding. Go Doctor" there was nothing wrong with her eye. Don't know if she just had a dream about it?
-"Mama are you sad?" Then proceeds to sing, "I am a child of God, and he makes mama happy"
- Dad: Sit down young lady. Sienna: Dad I am not a young lady, I'm a big girl
- Me: I love you sienna. Sienna: I love mama and Olaf

And just random things about Sienna
- If David is sad she will sing I am a child of God, or a song I made up about him.
- Loves singing songs. She is getting good at remembering them.
- Always asking me, whats that, what did you say mama (we both repeat each other about 5 times before I just tell her to forget it), what are you doing, and why. So annoying but so cute.
- She is generally very sweet and concerned if you are happy or sad and she does not like it when you are sad!
- Loves playing with her best friends Ivy, Bria, and Fynnly.
- was obsessed with frozen when I started this post. Now obsessed with paw patrol.
- Loves to put on my pretties (lipstick)


She did not want to take these pajama's off. We got to the pool managed to strip them off of her, she took a dip in the water and then wanted them back on. Silly girl.

Sometimes you just need to wear a helmet all the time.

Addicted to bandaids. Like every kid. 

Playing at Wally's beach

Seriously, this girl is too cool for you.




Nothing is better then Costco hot dogs to this girl.

We had fun in the leaves and finding lady bugs in them

Last year sienna did not like the pumpkin guts. This year she loved them!


She cannot stay away from make up. She is constantly sneaking into mine.

Scones with powdered sugar and cheese. Why not?

Phase where she liked to eat yogurt with an ice cream spoon.


She seriously cracks me up


Best swing ever!
At least someone can enjoy the snow....

We love this girl and there is so much more I could say about her but I have been writing this post for the last 4 months so I just wanted it done.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

For he's a jolly good fellow.

And he's one. You blink and it happens.
I love this squishy baby.
At 1 year you....
- started walking. You can take 15-20 steps, but can't stand yourself up yet. So you only walk about 25% of the time. But you love it and think you are pretty awesome, cause you are!
- You are so talkative with baby babble and some of it seems to actually make sense to me. Like you always point to things and babble something and I honestly think I hear you asking me "whats that?" 
- You have said a handful of words but the only thing you really say consistently is mama, dada, uh oh and whoa
- Other words you have said a few times are: apple, bubbles, puppy, 
- You have started to love books. You throw them at me all day long but your attention span only lasts the first page. 
- Started playing strange. You don't like it when I leave you with people, even if you are pretty familiar with them like Nana. Silly boy.
- loves to watch music videos for "I am a child of God" and "Have I done any good in the world today"
- Can't brush my teeth when you are around cause you just scream for my toothbrush and love to eat toothpaste
- You like baby dolls
- Still get up during the night
-You take 2 naps sometimes and 1 nap sometimes, just depends on what time in the morning you want to grace us with your presence.

He loves that tooth brush

He was so close to tears. He just wanted to touch the candle and we held his hands back from touching it, hence the sad looking face.

Took him a while to get into it the cake but once he did he loved it!

We got to go on a sleigh ride on Davids birthday. He loved seeing the horses.

Deer in the headlights

This was in November. The kids had a blast playing outside in the water and dirt.

I love baby bed head.

First halloween. He was such a cute little lion.

That is a classic David face when he is drinking something. Smoothies on a warm November day!
Loves books. Quiet loud is a favorite.

Playing in boxes with Bria

Drinking smoothies

He will play with the freezing cold water on a semi nice day just fine, but take him to a pool and he is not okay!

He loves all of Sienna's stuffed animals. He will be getting some of his own for Christmas

Video of him walking and talking.

Climbing on the cupboards trying to reach the toothpaste.


He loves baby dolls. He is always playing with them at stay and play. He is so cute with them!



Sunday, October 23, 2016

11 months

I never know how to start these things. But I do know that I love David so much. He is so much fun. This boy loves to play outside. It's his favorite place. He hates it when I open the door but don't let him go outside. He screams. He liked playing in the snow, but his little hands got too cold too fast from eating snow and not wanting to keep his gloves on. Still loves playing in the sandbox at nana's house and going in the swing. He liked playing in the leaves too. Not as much as snow though. I am not excited for real winter because it will be way to cold for us to go outside and play in the snow. I don't know what this boy is going to do! Okay, here are some fun facts about David.

≈ Standing for longer periods of time without help
≈ Will take a "falling" step or two towards you
≈ Loves to pull Sienna's hair
≈ So easy to make smile
≈ Likes woman more then men. He will play shy with the biggest grin on his face to any woman, but a man looks at him and tries talking to him and he just stares.
≈ Slept thru the night again! 7-7. It was so wonderful.
≈ Loves taking baths
≈ He loves to follow Sienna and her friends around.
≈ Can't stay out of my cupboards and loves to play with my rice maker and salad spinner
≈ Can sort of say all done and apple. He will repeat the sounds after I say them, but doesn't really do it on his own, or to tell me that he is all done or wants an apple.
≈ Getting more cuddly. Which I love love love.
≈ Has three top teeth with the other side one coming in shortly.
≈ Has become quite the screamer.
≈ Practically refuses to let us feed him. Unless he isn't in the highchair then he is a little better
≈ Still takes 2 naps. 1 hour or so and getting further apart... Almost time to transition to 1 nap...
≈ Shakes his head back and forth
≈ Gives the best open mouth kisses ever.
≈ Loves all food, especially yours.
≈ Got his first shiner thanks to me. He fell off my parents little playground. I put too much trust in my lightening fast reflexes (which I don't have) and David's ability to stop before the ladder, which he did, but then he decided to lunge this time, instead of every other time I followed him from side to side. It may be his first, but I trust it won't be his last.
11 months



 Impromptu photoshoot after taking his 11 month pictures.



This boy loves his ice cream!




 Giants fan for life
Likes eating the snow