Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Family

Here we are. Busy. But very happy. Colin is two and a half and Jennsen is nine months. Jennsen wants to be grown up already, and is getting very close to start walking. These two play very well together.
Jennsen and mommy. I don't take many pictures of just me and my kids, I just adore Jennsen's little face, in this picture. She has no shortage of smiles.
I think this picture is so funny. You can tell how much they look like each other. Jennsen has started giving daddy kisses and giggles like crazy when they play together.
For halloween Colin went as a little 30's-40's guy. (I don't know exactly, he was just cute) It took a little while before he got excited about it but when he did, he was good at it, and got lots of candy and compliments. Jennsen went as a dalmation puppy, I don't have a good picture of her in costume because she kept taking off the ears and eating them, and they weren't eatable. (you can see her crawling around in the background here)
We were taking pictures of Jennsen, and Colin thought we needed more pictures of him so he jumped in front of the camera. Jennsen wasn't so happy about the focus being taken away from her. These two really do get along great. They are so funny together.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ahhh . . . The Good Life

Colin and Jennsen are getting bigger every day and as exciting as it is, I want them to stop it :)
If I don't let Colin outside enough he becomes a little terror (typical 2 year old), luckily one of the neighbor girls loves to come over and ask him to come play outside with her. I think he even said her name yesterday, Kyra, which is a pretty big deal (I can't be sure if he said it or not because he was crying after he came inside and it was hard to tell, but that's what it sounded like).
Jennsen is a very big girl, and I mean that in every sense of the word. I think she hit another growth spurt recently because she would not stop eating. She is only 6 1/2 months old but she was eating 2-3 jars of solids (with ceral mixed in) and 6 bottles of 6 oz, all in one day! For those of you who don't know, that's alot!
Toward the end of her meal she decided that she wasn't getting it fast enough and grabbed the bowl and started guzzling. She was quite the mess afterward but it was worth it to see how funny she can be. I believe this is carrots or squash that she is eating, we just started green beans though and she's not nearly as enthusiastic about eating them.
Colin hurt his foot the other day, it has a big ol' bruise on it now (running on short little legs makes it difficult to cut corners). To help him stop crying, Ben put him in our bed with his Ipod and some old headphones. It worked, Colin thought it was the coolest thing ever.

No more tears. Just a happy little rockin' roller. My guess is that it's either "Fire Burning" or "Fireflies" that he is listening to. Then again it might be Journey.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Jennsen is now 6 months old. We are trying solid foods now, mostly she just likes chewing on the spoon, but who can blame her she has teeth coming in.
Colin has found a new favorite hangout spot. He loves to sit on the top shelf in our linen closet. I know, weird!
A few days ago we were hanging out with some of our friends, Addy and Brayden. Addy and Jennsen played together on the floor until Addy got hungry and Jennsen fell asleep.
This is Colin and Brayden eating sandwiches together. After this they chased each other around the room and played basketball. We're lucky to have such great friends.

Friday, July 2, 2010

So Colin is now 2, Jennsen is 5 months, and me and Ben have been married for 4 years! Wow! Anybody want to tell me how lucky I am? No need. I feel lucky! Ben's great and the kids are wonderful. Colin and Jennsen are both angels from heaven. Colin is so funny as he is getting older. Just the other day I asked him to give me a kiss and he grabbed my face between his little hands and kissed me right on the face, he's got so much personality. Jennsen has found her toes and has two of her teeth.

Jennsen loves attention, especially from her daddy.
Colin loves outside, and anyone who will take him.
So these are my angels. They are really funny and great to be around.

Does anyone else think of Ben? :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Colin and Jennsen

Believe it or not, Colin is a great big brother. He is always kissing and holding Jennsen, and she loves it. These two couldn't be closer.
Colin wanted to be in the picture, so he squatted down and smiled, he just wouldn't hold still though.
Jennsen loves to smile, especially in the mornings.
Three-way kisses
These three love hanging out. You couldn't find happy people.
We pulled out some bubbles the other day and Colin was so excited.
We got lots of big, teethy grins and even more laughter.

We love spending time together.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jennsen Rae

Sorry everybody. Things get a little crazy after having your second baby, and I've seriously neglected the blog. These pictures were taken by my sister-in-law, Cori. She does great work. These pictures of Jennsen when she was only a week old.
I love her in red. I think it is so cute.
Jennsen was very good for the pictures, just slept the whole time. Of course she's so little that she rarely does anything else.
Cori took a picture of Jennsen on the blanket I made. I wanted to have something to bring Jennsen home in, since we were so unprepared for Colin, so I made her this blanket. I loved it so much I decided that I need to make more.

Jennsen is so sweet. She is a good little baby, sleeps and eats very well. She is already getting so big, she is 3 months old now, I can't even believe it. I'll try and put some new pictures up as soon as I can.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

She's Here!

Little Jennsen Rae is here. She's a little early but she is a good healthy baby. These aren't the best pictures, but I will post more later.
Here she is holding daddy's hand after they put in her IV.
Brand new baby. So sweet.
Mommy is very happy to have Jennsen home and healthy. We are a very lucky family to be blessed with such a sweet little girl.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Merry Christmas

Once again, it has been awhile. Sorry. I can't believe the new year is already here and I'm about to pop with a new baby. So far everything is going great, but it probably won't be much longer till we have a little girl around.
Colin is getting cuter everyday. He's started throwing tantrums, but if this is what the terrible twos are going to be like, I'll take it! He is still such an angel.

He's licking his fingers while eating a chocolate cupcake. I know I spoil him. He is still a great eater and he is getting so big, but he is still a very skinny boy.

Colin loves to think that he is a grown up. Here him and daddy are working on their homework (actually just daddy is), but Colin is so happy to be doing anything like daddy.
Drew, Ash and the boys came and stayed over at my parents house for Christmas. Colin loved having his cousins to play with. Especially Mac, who calls him "Colly Wolly" and Colin loves to follow him around. They are watching Thomas together on Colin's little TV.Everybody loves a good dance party. Ben and Annie took the three boys into the front room and turned on some music, and they went wild. After awhile just about everybody joined them and we had a big dance party. Colin was into it the most. He loves to dance.

Mac started adding dance moves like tackling his brother Gray and then Gray would get up and immeadiately tackle Colin, who didn't think it was as fun. It was great to have them around for Christmas.