Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas at the Clover's

Fun at Jeff's Mom's! This was Christmas morning! :)

This pic of Creighton was actually Christmas eve.  They each opened 2. Slippers and a toy.

Me and my boy

One of my favorite things! A new Nelle and Lizzy Ring with ALL THREE KIDS' NAMES (I love it!)

One of Jackson's favorite presents was his Buzz Lightyear costume (with the cool light up glasses)

Charleigh slept through Christmas but Pop loved holding her (and so did Grammy)

Jeff is absent from the pics because he was taking them~sorry.  But not to worry he was very excited about all the movies (TONS!) he got to watch on his new big screen tv (from my parents and his too) :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Big Kids Got Treated--BIG

My mom and dad bought tickets for an early Christmas present to go see Curious George Live. It ended up being that my dad wasn't able to make it, so I went in his place. (lucky me)

It wasn't too bad, although I am certain that it is a much better grandparent extravaganza than a parent ;)

Both the kids had George dolls already and so they took them with us! They both really liked it!

Although I couldn't get them to smile and look at the camera at the same time...must have been the pound each of popcorn and cotton candy they had!

My mom helped them make a gingerbread house and they really enjoyed doing that too!  She had come up to help Jeff and the kids set up all the Christmas decorations while I was gone at a conference.

They really enjoyed putting up all the ornaments this year and all the festivities that this season brings! :) It's exciting to see them excited for the first time!

My dad came along too. His job was to take a nap with Charleigh. It suited him perfectly...and her too, apparently! :)

This is the sweet Christmas outfit my mom got for Creighton this year. She wore it today to I snagged a shot before they walked out the door.  She's so pretty!

Thanks Nonna and Papaw!

My mother-in-love and father-in-love came over on Monday after school to bring over Jackson and Creighton's big 'together' gift because there would be no way we'd ever get it home otherwise, and then they could play with it early too (plus it'd been a month since they'd seen/held Charleigh).  So it was a win/win!
This is when they found out there was a surprise waiting in the living room for them.

When they first saw it!

It's a John Deere "gaydur" not get that wrong when you talk to Jax about it :) It's so funny! They rode it in the house for about...5 seconds...

before we moved it outside! It was FREEZING though so I didn't get many pics. They obviously LOVE it and ride it around the backyard as often as I'll let them out.  I hate that it's so cold. Today was nice though and they enjoyed again!

Loved this pic of my big princess in her winter gear!
Thanks Grammy and Pop!

She's smiles for the camera!

I got her not only to smile, but to smile on camera! :) ENJOY.  I sure am!

This is her belly laugh smile complete with the "you're kidding me hand" ! ahhaha

Sweet friend Melanie got her this cute little pink polka dots!

My mother-in-love had this made for her and I LOVE it.  If she wouldn't spit up so much, she'd be in everyday. I LOVE her name and I love the spelling and I love that it's on her so the world can see! :)

She was excited too! :)

Her eyes are still blue! She is smiling all the time even though she feels terrible. I can't believe this is her while she's sick...can't wait for her to feel better!  I bet then she'll be ALL smiles all the time.  And so will we!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Charleigh 6 1/2 weeks

Charleigh started smiling today.  She only did it a few times, but it's a start! She smiles in her sleep ALL THE TIME, but wouldn't ever really connect with a smile while awake.  She did it twice and then I got the camera and she was mesmerized by that so she wouldn't smile anymore for me.  But then she did again later in the day but I didn't have the camera.

She is doing so well...even though she is sick. I am taking her to the doctor tomorrow because she just isn't feeling well and is having difficulty breathing because she is so congested.  Hopefully they'll have some good news for us though...both Jackson and Creighton had RSV and that is NO fun.  I hope it's just minor.

I can't believe how much she is growing.  I still only have a few outfits that are small enough to fit her, but she is finally starting to fill them least a little:) I have so many cute clothes that I can't wait for her to grow into!  When we had her weighed just before Thanksgiving she was 7 pounds 5 ounces. Over Thanksgiving break we weighed her on a "big people" scale by holding her with us and then not, and she was right at 9 pounds.  So hopefully tomorrow she'll be even more!  I love hearing their weights! It's something so fun and exciting that changes so fast over the first few months.  She is definitely getting longer too.  She is still a stick but is starting to have tiny rolls on her arms and legs...and they are SO adorable.

Her hair is still wild as ever.  It gets REALLY fluffy after bathtime...which she LOVES the bath! And then within a few days it's sticking out and right and left in every which direction!

Her eyes are doing much better and have stopped gooping.  That is a blessing for all of us.  I know she hated having the tear duct massaged...probably as much as I didn't enjoy doing it.

She is the best and most laid back baby in all the world. I just am in LOVE with her. I missed her so much while I was gone for 33 hours this weekend.  I couldn't stop kissing her and holding her when I got back.  She seemed to be glad to have her momma back too! :)

She has the sweetest little voice and I am loving hearing her cooing noises that come and go. I can tell she's gonna be a her big sister! Whew...bring it on!

Precious Baby Charleigh!