Saturday, December 19, 2015

Laney--4/5 Months

Laney is now 5 months!  What?!  It goes so fast with your second, especially when they are so easy and happy all the time!

Laney is busting out of her 3-6 month clothes, and I'm in denial that she now needs the next size.  She's in size 3 diapers still.  Could probably move up to size 4 but Carson is in size 4 at night...and that just isn't right.
She is sleeping so soundly at night.  She goes to sleep around around 7:30, I do a dreamfeed around 10:30, and she sleeps through til 7/7:30.  
She naps 4 times a day usually for 45 minutes and sometimes one longer nap a day.  I can't wait for her naps to consolidate and be longer!
Laney has been addicted to the swing for napping her whole life.  A couple days ago I tried putting her in her pack n play for naps, and she slept just fine all day.  So I guess her swing days are over!
She is rolling all over the place!  In the last week or so she has mastered rolling from her back to tummy.  She can also roll tummy to back, but for some reason she isn't as good at rolling that way.  
Laney is the happiest baby ever.  She is always smiling and loves getting attention from anyone.
She loves to watch Carson play and is starting to get really interested in certain toys.
We love her so much!
Here are some photos from the past 2 months.

4 month pics:

5 month pics:


And here are some of my favorite videos from the month:


Wednesday, December 16, 2015


We invited my parents to come down to Houston for a low-key Thanksgiving this year.
It was Steve and my first time cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner, and turkey!
We mostly had success, a couple things could be improved though for next time!

Our teeny setup in our teeny apartment

First turkey success!

My kids love their grandparents

Love my matching boys

That evening we went and saw the zoo lights!  They are pretty amazing.

One night my parents babysat and I made arrangements to take Steve out for his 30th birthday!  All he wanted was a "nice steak dinner"


My mom helped Carson decorate the tree while they were here.  Carson had been waiting weeks to put the star up.

The night before my parents left we went out to eat and my mom got to enjoy some Laney snuggles

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Halloween Festivities

Decorating Halloween sugar cookies

 Carson's face after he saw his reflection for the first time.  He was SO sad when he looked in the mirror.  He said he didn't want to be a scary ghost.  It took us a long time to convince him to go to the ward trunk or treat with his face painted

Trunk or Treat

Carving pumpkins

Trick or treating!

Love this baby!


Laney on top, Carson on bottom

Monday, October 26, 2015

Visiting Idaho

We took a trip to Idaho a couple of weeks ago since Steve's parents still hadn't met Laney!

Laney did well on our flights and Carson played on the iPad a lot (too much)

Steve bought Carson a train they found in a gift shop on our layover, and Carson has been loving on his "new train" ever since.

We had so much fun spending time with Steve's parents and got to do a bunch of fun stuff.  


One day we went to the pumpkin patch.  Carson loved the Cow Train the most.

Carson and Arliss carved the pumpkin he picked out at the pumpkin patch.

We went to a bounce house/tumbling gym type place.  Carson had so much fun jumping into the foam pit.  And he OF COURSE had to do a ride on the train.

Sunday evening we went to the Boise Temple and walked around the grounds.

The flight back went pretty smoothly, besides the fact that Laney had two blowouts and only one change of clothes.

That was our last trip to Boise! Next time we see Steve's parents will be in Salt Lake next summer!