Monday, April 15, 2013

Sawyer is 14 Months Old

I feel like each month just keeps going by quicker and quicker!  I can't believe how big my "baby" is getting!

Sawyer Sue:

- You are getting around all over the place, but still not walking.  You are a very speedy little crawler & can keep up with the best of them, but you just haven't decided that you need to walk yet.  You have taken one step, but that's as far as you've gone on your own.  You pull up on anything, and furniture walk, but you are very much not interested in walking on your own yet.  You balance standing just fine without holding onto anything, and I know you're going to walk any day now, but it's going to be on your timing.  You do love to push your little walking toy all around the house though.  :)
- I think you only have 5 teeth right now. (That's bad, but I'm not too sure... you don't exactly like me peeking around in your mouth.
- You have been going down so easily at bed time as long as you are snuggled up with your little elephant toy/mini-blanket. It's so sweet.... as soon as I lay your little elephant on my shoulder you plop yourself down on it to lay down.  It's like you know, elephant = sleep.
- Sometimes you wake from your naps early or from night time early and you have a hard time going back to sleep.  I've had to let you cry it out several times, but lately you've been much better.
- You are no longer breastfeeding.  You weaned a few weeks ago & are now drinking organic whole milk.  You transitioned so smoothly and didn't even seem to notice.
- You still only say "ma-ma" or "da-da".  Pretty cute!
- You are wearing 12 month clothing.
- You know the sign for "more," "done," and "please."
- Your curls continue to get looser and looser, and your eyes haven't seemed as blue lately--not sure if they are going to change colors or not.
- You are into everything!  You love to pull stuff out of the kitchen cabinets & bathroom cabinets & pantry-- even when we tell you no! :)
- Your sister seems to be getting to you lately.  It appears the "sibling fights" have already started.  She just seems to know how to push your buttons.

Sweet little Sawyer, I love you so much.  You are such a happy little girl and a joy to be around.  You mean so much to me and I'm so grateful every day that I get to be your momma.  I love when you laugh or when you give me big open mouth kisses.  I will forever treasure the way that you look at me with your big smile on your face.  You truly do light up a room!  I love  you baby girl. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Easter 2013

We had such a blessed Easter this year!  It was a wonderful weekend full of family & lots of love!  Thursday night started out our fun weekend when Kristal, Braxton, Cason, and Mikalie all came into town & stayed the night with us!  The girls stayed up late playing with their cousins & they thought that was awesome!

On Friday night Braxton participated in LTC (Leadership Training for Christ) and Cason & Mikalie hung out with us and died Easter eggs.  Kennedie is REALLY into purple right now, and so she of course had to die all of her eggs purple... even if that meant waiting 5 or 10 minutes on someone else's egg to finish.  There was no sticking her egg in another color.  The girl was very patient-- it tells you how much she likes purple!

Then on Saturday after we visited some of our teens at LTC we headed to Lantz's dad's house where we enjoyed a nice dinner together & the kids played outside with confetti eggs.


Cousins & step cousins

Sunday morning the Easer bunny left some fun surprises for the girls.  However did he know that we are really into Curious George and Fancy Nancy?:

Then we got all dressed up in our matching Easter attire for Sunday worship... our color choice this year was turquoise, pink, and white.  We had a Sonrise service that was moved inside due to the rain.  Lantz spoke.  He did an AWESOME job!  I was so proud.  He talked about the resurrection & about it being good news, and the urgency of sharing the gospel.  He correlated it with the urgency of the Pony Express.  Then our church had a cinnamon roll breakfast followed by another service.

After worship we met my mom so she could snap a picture of us like last year.  (Our plan is to take a picture in the same spot each year to see how our family has changed.)

Here is this year (2013):

And here we are last year (2012):

We then headed out to my parents house to celebrate.  We enjoyed lunch with Cowboy & Bee, Momma Jean & Poppa, Aunt Cheryl, Colton, and Mikala.  After lunch Kennedie and Sawyer enjoyed hunting eggs.  Sawyer got two, but it was so fun to watch Kennedie this year.  She really got into it.

We are beyond thankful that Jesus died & rose for us!  We are blessed!