Saturday, February 18, 2017

January 2017

We made it into another year!!!

Our 2016 ended and 2017 began with potty training Gwen! We did something called the 3-day method, and it was so worth it! Gwen is such an independent girl and she loves being a big girl and wearing big girl undies. I love it so much.

Gwendolyn got a brand new bed, and it looks phenomenal.

We spent a lot of time with our friends Chelsea, Berlyn, and Reagan. We went to the junior high by our house, played in the garden and have done several park trips together!

I got a hair cut and chopped off about 6 inches!!!

Jake went to his work's year end review meeting, and the guys he works with in the territory did well all year and won a trip to Canada! We are so glad he is doing well in this new position and he's really been loving it!

One of my new year goals was to make one new meal per week. It's been a really fun way to branch out of my cooking norm. So far, the tuna ceviche wraps were my favorite! I'm not great at taking pictures of food, but I included one from the ceviche.

Gwen and Berlyn playing on the bleachers

G loves Mulan and thinks the broom is her staff.

She loves his bearded kisses!

Gwen and Adam at the park feeding ducks!

Carolyn and I went to a paint night hosted by the Mesa Library. It was hilarious.

Learning to sleep unswaddled. . . quite an adventure.

This is how we lounge around.

Emily is clearly a model.


One of our new meals.

Gwen's new bed. The picture is wonky because it was a panoramic that I shortened.

Emily Rose is 7 Months!!!

Emily can crawl!!!!! She is so mobile and is all over the place. It has significantly changed our lives. The floors are nearly always spotless, Emily is sometimes lost and we have to wait until she yells to find her, and Gwen is always laughing when they're inadvertently playing peekaboo!

We go to the park pretty often, and have started putting Emily in the swings! It's so cute to watch her smile as she goes back and forth.

Emily's favorite food is pretzels and she eats them so fast that I hand her multiple at a time.

The weather has been so great that we spend a lot of time outside. Emily has this sonar that can detect fallen leaves. She will hustle her little crawling self over and put the leaf in her mouth. She is so fast and the leaves are going to kill me because she tries to eat so many!

Em just gets cuter and cuter every second. She is still on the charts as "tall and skinny," but she feels nice and heavy to us! Her cheeks are so sweet and chunky, and she has the most delicious dimples on her cheeks! Her brown eyes are the color of melted chocolate, and I just dream about them. She is the perfect addition to our family!

Emily Rose is 6 Months Old!

15.75 pounds

Loves to sing along with the piano and radio

Loves hearing people laugh!

Her long dark hair all fell out, and now she has a head full of dirty blonde/light brown hair! She's so dreamy!

Clicks her tongue similarly to her grandpa great (Grant Christensen!)

Emily's favorite food is bananas, but sweet potatoes are almost a tie with the bananas.

Emily had a rough time napping for a while because she could get out of the swaddle. It took a while, but she's getting used to sleeping with her arms out.

She prefers playing with empty water bottles over actual toys.

Emily is the sweetest baby! We love her so much. Gwen is her favorite person and their friendship grows by leaps and bounds every day!