Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day

We had a nice little Christmas this year. We stayed here in Hanford and got to spend the holiday with my side of the family. This is what Avery did all day long. She loves playing with Auntie Ki's dog Max. In fact, she asked for Max for Christmas.

And this is what our little June did pretty much all day.

Avery and her loot

Christmas Eve

This year for Christmas Eve we decided to pass a tradition onto Avery. Usually my parents put together a treasure hunt for us but it is time to pass the torch to the grand kids. This was Avery's first year. She was so cute looking for her clues and finally finding her presents.

We had clues hidden and Avery had fun looking for them.

She found them in the bath tub

It was a light bright for Avery and a little toy for June.

Just some funnies

We put Avery in the bath the other night and I was on the couch feeding June when we heard Avery crying and saying ,"oh no, oh no." Jeff went to check on her and she was all flustered and said that it was raining in the bath tub. Apparently she had pulled the button to change the bath tub to the shower.

This is Avery singing ring around the rosies. "Ring a rosies, pocka rosies. Ashes, ashes, all fall down."

The other day Avery was being sassy to her daddy and he started to get after her, she stopped him and said, "Daddy, be nice. No yelling at me, ok." Now how do you punish her after that?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Checking in

Having two girls is so much fun!! As you can see by the massive amount of neck rolls, our little June bug is doing just fine. She will be two months in a week and I am anxious to see how much this little chunk weighs. Avery is getting better and better with her little sis and I am so glad that she is such a wonderful girl. We are excited for Christmas and Avery has been trying to open her presents under the tree everyday. We cant wait!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

1 month old

Well, June has been with us for a month and she has already changed our lives so much and she has changed so much also. She love to smile when we make faces at her and is just the perfect little baby. We are so blessed to have her and just love watching her grow.

Thanks Holly for the beautiful pictures! Check out her website at

Moms are great

My mom is da bomb, seriously. All I had to do was have a baby and I got a new sewing machine! I am so excited! Thanks mom, you are wonderful!

Cheap Fun

It really is the best kind of fun. I remember when I was a kid my mom would make us these huge forts out of refrigerator boxes and we would have so much fun in them. Now that we are home a little more I am having to get pretty creative. So we made a fort.

Monday, November 23, 2009

So sweet

Thanks Kilean for the great pics. Check out her blog

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Past few weeks

Well here we are again, back to life with a newborn. June is such a blessing to have in our home. She has the sweetest disposition and is being so good for her mamma. I am hoping that this trend will continue! She is growing like a little weed, which is wonderful. When she was born she weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and then went down to 7 lbs 11 oz a few days later. I took her in to get weighed less than a week later and she was a whooping 9 lbs. Its pretty safe to say that she is eating just fine. She is sleeping just like a dream also (knock on wood). I am hoping that this remains a trend. Avery has really adjusted well to having a little sis around the house. Not that I was really worried that she would go crazy or anything, I just did not want her to feel like I had abandoned her. But she has been doing great. The first week or so she did not really want anything to do with June, but as the days go by she is getting better and better at paying attention to her sis and talking to her. The other day June was getting fussy and crying and Avery came to me and said,"Mamma, June is hungry she eat a boobie." She cracks me up. We have been wanting to get Avery a trampoline for a while now and we finally found one that was cheap enough. It has been wonderful to have for such an active child, plus it keeps her occupied while momma is feeding sis. We just had to catch a couple of videos of her doing her thing.

So, since the pain on labor was just not enough for me, I decided to get my wisdom teeth out a week after I had June. Kidding, the pain was plenty, but apparently I must have pushed so hard that I pushed my wisdom teeth out as well. The day that I had June my wisdom teeth came through and it was hurting pretty bad. I could not even open my mouth all the way because there was no room for them to come in and they were pushing on my jaw. Anyways, I went to the dentist and he said that they needed to come out and that he had an appointment the next day or after Christmas. So, there I was the next day. I tell you what though, I was more scared to get these dumb teeth out than I was to be induced. I only had upper wisdom teeth so it only took he like 5 mins to get teeth out, but man it sucked. Here is a picture of my teeth.... I know you all want to see them! Daddy has been such a wonderful help and I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. It has been such a good thing having another baby in the house because it has really helped Avery bond more to her daddy. Before the baby came Avery was all about mamma, not that it has really changed, but she takes to daddy so much better now that they have been spending more time together. We are so lucky to have such a good daddy!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Story

We are so excited to have our little June bug here with us. And let me just say that her enterence was a lot less tramatic than her sisters. I had been seeing the doctor every week for the month of October. The monday before Halloween I had an appointment and found out that I was already dilated to a 4, which was a shocker considering at this point with Averys delivery I was asking for my epidural. Anyways, my doctor said that if I did not have the baby by Halloween that I should come back and schedule an induction. Halloween passed and still no baby so I had an induction scheduled for Nov 3. We got to the hospital at 6:30 am and got checked in. By 7:30 the doctor had given me medication to soften and thin out my cervix. He said to see how that goes and since I was already a 4, he did not think that I would need pitocin. Well he was right. About 9:30 my contractions were pretty close together and pretty strong, so I started to walk around to get thing moving and after about 5 mins of that my water broke. They checked me again and I went from a 6to ready to push in 10 minutes. 15 minutes later at 10:17 am our little girl was here. She was so beautiful and so big! She weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and was 20 1/2 inc long. We are so happy and so blessed. Thank you everyone for your prayers!
I will post more pictures soon!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cambria June

Here she is! Cambria June, 8 lbs 3 oz 20 inches. More to come..

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Avery Rose

Our little Avery turned 2 at the beginning of September and if its possible, we love her more and more every day. It is such a wonderful experience being a mother and watching your child grow. I just cant imagine missing a minute of this. Here are some fun facts about Avery.
* She is one busy little bee and is constantly in motion, which is nicer now that she is mobile.
* The only vegetables she will eat consciously are salsa and ketchup.
* She loves stuffed animals. There are a solid 6 animals in her crib at any given time. They all get names and have been pretty much everywhere with her.
* Her fuzz, or blankie is a must to go to sleep.
* She rocks the toilet all by herself
* She loves to read stories and can remember everything about them.
* She knows her colors loves to describe everything that she sees with a color and a size. If it is big, its a big mamma.
* Her love of sharks and buzz lightyear is shocking.
* She loves to watch disney movies and can remember all the songs, which she wants me to sing back to her non-stop. Some of her favorites are Mulan, King Fu Panda, Toy Story, and Lion King.
* She loves to get her back scratched and will ask me to snuggle with her and do some scratchies.
* I have to say that she is one of the happiest kids I have every met.
We are so lucky to have such a wonderful little girl and are so blessed to be able to watch her grow and be part of her sweet little life thus far.

Thanks Kilean!! We love the pictures!!

37ish weeks and 1 cm

We are getting closer!! Everyone keeps asking if I am excited and ready to be done being pregnant, but I am actually quite content. Don't get me wrong, it would be nice to not pee every hour, or be able to breathe, or go running, but I am just cherishing this time. We are definitely excited to meet our new little girl. I am doing good still but feel like my stomach has exploded these last few days. I saw the doctor last week and all is well. He said that I am dilated 1 cm and counting, so maybe this little girl will be here sooner than expected. I hope I can get all my projects done!!

The swing

A few weeks ago we made a trip to IKEA, which can be dangerous basically because I want everything there, but I did restrain. I did make one impulse purchase and bought a swing for Avery's room. She just loves swinging like a monkey at the park and was so excited that she can now swing in her room. I could not get a very good picture of her doing her thing, but I did my best. A video would have been better, oh well.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Funny girl

Avery's vocabulary has really grown lately, which makes for some very funny conversations. We were making our weekly rounds at Target the other day and stopped in the lingerie section to check out some clearance. Pretty quickly Avery took off and I could tell that something caught her eye. She came running around the corner with a leopard print bra in tote and the biggest grin on her face. As she proceeded to put the bra on, she said, "WOAH mommy, Lion King boobies!". I was dying. So many of my friends have told me that when your child starts to talk that you are so excited but then they don't stop talking and you wish they would. I am going to have to disagree. Avery cracks me up!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Potty training!

We did it, officially! I decided that it would probably be easier to have only one baby in diapers at a time, so off to potty training. Avery did great and caught on really fast. Its pretty safe to say that she is doing amazing and I will only have one baby in diapers!! Yeah!! I am so proud of my little girl!

Happy Birthday Avery

Last weekend we had Avery's 2nd Brithday party. It was so much fun to have all of her friends over to celebrate. Avery had so much fun playing with her friends, eating ice cream, and opening her presents. We just cant believe that our little munchkin is already 2. There will be more pictures to come and a tribute to our cute girl. We just did her 2 year old pictures and cant wait to post them. But for now, enjoy!

Avery does not like cake so we did Ice Cream and fruit pops. They were a big hit. I have to say that I probably had a solid 3-4 of them.

I think that Avery tried on every pair of shoes at the party.

Jeff was our official BBQer.

Just having some Mellon

Avery was so glad to have so many friends at her party. Tess is one of Avery's favorite friends. She does not go a day without asking if she can play with Tess.

Cousins Maggie and Olivia.

Zac and Avery are only 3 weeks apart and have so much fun together!!

Lannah, Maelee and Nixion just being cute for pictures.

Aiden and Claire are two of Avery's friends from church whom she loves to play with.

Thanks to everyone for coming!!