Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mount Humphreys / Adorable Baby

 Kadence has really come a long way in the past couple of weeks. First of all, after a few LONG days of additional fussiness and crying, she now has two pearly white teeth!! She is also not afraid to use them if you get your hands near her mouth. She is much better at eating solids now and loves to do so. She still, however, generally prefers her bottle and her thumb! Kadence maintains her sassy demeanor and will whine and bawl around until she is picked up (no tears... all for attention). Once she is being held, she is all smiles and cute as ever. Even though she is usually being held, she somehow has almost learned to crawl (goes through the motions, but no forward progress yet) and just learned how to get herself into a sitting position. Since she demands a lot of my time and energy, I have had to get creative about getting anything accomplished. To feed her, I make a bottle and lay her down on my bobby pillow, wrap a blanket around her neck/chest to prop the bottle up and then if she is particularly restless, I will put a show on to keep her entertained until she is done. When she is done with her bottle, she spits it to the side and then I usually find her goofing off like so:

 When I get Kadence out of bed or if she is tired (or just in an otherwise cuddly mood), she always uses she same form. Her left hand grips the collar of my shirt,  
 and her right hand grabs my shirt from the back while sucking on her thumb.
 And this is just her cute chubby face.
I just thought this was kind of a funny picture... you know you have young kids when your loaded dishwasher is this colorful!

Averi and Kadence continue to be little buddies. Averi loves to help out and whenever Kadence cries, she will go try to entertain her or give her a toy to keep her happy. Sometimes in the car she can even give her a bottle which is SO nice since she cries a lot while driving. Doesn't she sound like a joy to be around? Haha! She really is though...I just love her to pieces.
Doug has recently gotten the new calling as Boy Scout Master. He already went on his first camp out / hike to Mount Humphreys. They slept one night and then went on an 9 mile hike straight up to the highest peak in Arizona.
He had a blast but I was glad to have him back :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cute Babies

Just had to post come pics of the cutest girls ever! :)
Averi is in a really great phase lately where we hardly ever have meltdowns or tantrums. It is a nice change of pace from a few months ago. She also goes to bed with no problems now and she is generally really obedient. She is hilarious too. For instance, right at this moment, she is prancing around with her purse, and telling us that she is going to "patience school". I have no idea where she comes up with her big ideas. When she is playing, she will often exclaim "OKAY! This is my special job!" (refferring to nothing in particular). What a goof.
Here is a candid photo shoot of the cutest baby in town. Kadence is not so much obedient as she is naughty. :) Her cuteness MORE than makes up for  it though. She gives out smiles pretty freely too so that is super fun. I just wanna squish those chunky baby thighs!

PS- Kadence is proud to announce that she can sit up on her own now! :)