Monday, December 12, 2011

7 months!

It's really hard to believe our little man is 7 months old! He is such a joy and so much fun these days! He is just as happy as can be sitting up and doesn't seem interested in crawling yet. No teeth either but I keep expecting a tooth to pop through any day now! He has been introduced to all the veggies (that I've had made, that is) and we've also tried pears. I took him to the dr last week because of a strange rash on his back. I thought it was just excema which he does have on his arms and legs like Myla did as a baby. But it was all over. The nurse practitioner we saw wasn't convinced it was just excema so she prescribed an anti-steroid cream and told us to back off the past few veggies we've tried (green beans, sweet peas, and zucchini) since it was during that time when I started noticing the rash get worse. After using the cream just a few days it seemed to clear up on his back. But just yesterday, I noticed it is back. Not sure what it could be. No new soaps, detergent, or food. Thinking I will have to call the dr again. :( Here is our little stud for his monthly pics....

Family Pictures by BFF Andrea Murry!

My sweet friend, Andrea, is well on her way of becoming a big-time photographer! She did a fantastic job with our family pictures. We took them outside our house and got them in just in time before the sun set. The weather was perfect and the kiddos were troopers. It is absolutely amazing how many great shots were captured considering Noah was getting super tired and Myla just wanted to play! Here are a few of my favorites...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dad and Cindy's Visit to Dallas!

Dad and Cindy came to see us the first week of November. It was so great spending the time with them and having them here. We treasure every minute we can spend with them both. Wish we all lived closer and could see each other more often. One day, Dad had the grand idea to take sandwiches and have lunch at the park. Little did we know how windy and cold it was going to be!! We definitely made some memories! Each night we either went out to dinner or had dinner at our house or Kim's house. We celebrated Dad's birthday at Cool River one evening and had a fantastic meal. Dad has nicknamed Noah "The Chairman" since Noah can give some very solemn looks. Dad believes he will make millions one day, since at the young age of 6 months he's already such a deep thinker who constantly analyzes stocks and bonds. It's now a running inside joke within the family. Funny that I hardly captured the solemn look of "The Chairman" since he now tends to smile big for the camera! Here is the closest one we could get...

Our windy picnic...

Noah is 6 months (on 11/2/11)

Our little man is getting big! He sits up very well these days, eats and sleeps like a champ...such a good easy-going baby. We are blessed!

Getting Caught up...Pumpkin Patch and Halloween!

Here are some of our Pumpkin Patch pics...


We had a super time dressing the kiddos up for Halloween. Myla was a precious cowgirl who LOVED her costume and Noah was a grouchy tiger. He wasn't too excited about getting dressed up but he was a trooper nonetheless. We went to Kids Kastle to meet up with Kim, Olivia and Elijah. We hung around for a little bit but the girls were ready to go get candy after about 20 minutes. This year we trick or treated in our neighborhood. It was a fun night. Here are a few pics.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Time is FLYING!

It's been babies are getting big!

Noah at 4 months

Noah at 5 months

Lil pumpkins

Sunday, September 18, 2011

House Divided

Tech and OU both played yesterday and we thought it was important for our kids to learn to show support for their team(s). :)

Red Raider fans by day...

Sooner fans by night...

So they may grow up a little confused but compromise is a good thing, right?!

I personally think they look better in RED!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Myla is doing pretty good with Potty training. She tells us with enough notice to "hold it" for #1 which is a good thing, especially when you are in the car or if I'm tied up with Noah for the moment. We are still working on #2. She seems terrified of going in the potty. So needless to say, she has taken care of her business in her panties instead. I know, TMI...but she really gets upset with herself when she does and she knows she's supposed to go in the potty but there's a mental block or something. I hear this usually takes some time.

Noah is doing a little better with his naps. I think the biggest thing is staying consistent in putting him down and not rushing in to get him. There have been several naps where he has woken up early and has been able to put himself back to sleep. The past 2 days he has taken 2 1/2 hr naps in the afternoon! Today we haven't been so lucky. He is also not sleeping through the night quite yet either but hoping he will before I go back to school in less than 2 weeks. I think he is close though. We plan to put him in his crib upstairs tomorrow night in hopes that he will get used to being in there. He has been napping and sleeping in our room still. Love that little guy but I'm hoping we will all sleep better with him upstairs!

Here are his 3 month pics!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby Boot Camp: Potty Training Edition

Okay, so it's day one of potty training boot camp and I am happy to report that Myla is doing pretty good so far! We went to the store together today to pick out her big girl panties and a little doll that goes pee-pee so that she could train her, of course, and a few other things needed for the day. She was so excited to pick out which pair she would wear first. But then it really didn't matter all that much because she peed through 3 pairs straight in less than 45 minutes! I have been giving her lots of water/juice and salty snacks so she'll drink more to help her go. Poor girl didn't figure it out until the 3rd accident. BUT after we cleaned up, tried to go again we decided to go color in her new coloring book until we needed to go again. Before we could open the marker box, she said. "Mommy, pee-pee!" So we ran to the potty and she sat for about 20 secs before she went. Yea! She was so excited and is so proud of herself. We called Daddy, who was on the golf course with Papa, Granny, Jido and Aunt Kimmy to share the news. Nana has been here all day helping out with Noah and she was so proud of her too. All of this happened within an hour and a half. She has told me two more times she has had to go since then and it's been a success!

I put her diaper back on for her nap and she did NOT want to wear it. She is becoming quite fond of her new Dora panties. We will see how the rest of the day goes. She is becoming such a big girl!

Now if I could only get Noah to nap longer than 30-45 minutes. Any advice??? We are still swaddling him. We lay him down with some white noise that helps calm him. He won't take a paci. I have to walk around the house with him to get him sleepy. Since he is used to sleeping in the swing, he needs motion to put him to sleep. Looking forward to the day when I can just put him in there wide awake. Share your ideas if you have any!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Guess who's almost 3 months??

So I thought it was time to post Noah's 2 month pics!

He is such a happy boy!(really! except for this first pic!)

He did not want his picture taken...

Then he shaped up pretty quickly...

Myla wanted to join the photo shoot

Look how long I'm getting

Happy Boy

He really smiles a lot!

Having fun!

We are still in the trenches with Noah and his naps. After he dozes off he sleeps just about 30-45 minutes in the bassinet before he cries and wants to get up. :( Maybe I'm expecting too much too soon? Just can't wait for him to go down easier and sleep longer. Maybe next month?