Monday, March 28, 2011

Say What?!

I've been meaning to make a post all about Braelyn for about a month now because she is now

2 1/2!

How did this happen?! I still remember bringing her home from hospital, and not sleeping hardly at all the first couple nights, totally worrying if she was ok!

We are just SO lucky to have our Braelyn in our lives. I can't imagine our lives without her, and can't imagine anyone else having her. She brings us tons of happiness.

She is SO sassy, and SO independent, and such a good, good girl! She is very smart, and loves learning new things. She knows all the sounds of the letters in the alphabet, can read about 30-40 words, knows the first 10 presidents of the USA, and knows 8 of the states!!! Britton has been so dilligent at teaching her those things, and she LOVES that time with him. She is now officially potty trained...YAY!!! She took a little detour from that when we got London, but now there's no looking back! She is such a good, sweet big sister. She loves "Yonders" (Londers), and likes to give her lots of hugs and kisses. She is always willing to get me a diaper and wipes for London, and likes to help shake her bottles. :> Braelyn loves being outdoors, and going to the park. Her favorite TV shows are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Go Diego Go, Team Umizoomi, and Dora. She is a great help around the house. She likes to help pick up her room (I'm taking advantage of that while I can!), unload the dishwasher, and "help" with laundry.

We love you Braelyn, and can't wait to see all the wonderful things you do in your life!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Since the weather has been warming up, we decided it's time to go camping. I really like camping, but not so much with a 3 month old.....until we got our travel trailer!!! This was our first time taking it out, and we LOVED it! We stayed for two days, and had a blast. This picture just makes me laugh....she's going CoO coO for CoCo puffs!!!!!

Having some breakfast London and I did lots of hanging out...
And she really liked camping
Braelyn had fun playing with the other kids, but when she wasn't with them she was either 1) sitting on a dirt bike, OR 2) sitting in Rhino waiting for someone to take her on a ride!!!

We went on a little hike with all the kiddos (minus London)
Threw Rocks.....

and hunted for sticks and more rocks
At night it was a little chilly, so we were sitting right next to the fire

By the end of the night, Braelyn was exhausted, and slept like a champ! It was so fun, but it was even better to get home and take a bath!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fun Outdoors

Spring has been awesome so far, and we've been trying to get outside as much as possible before the unbearable heat gets here!!! A few weeks back, Britton's brother and his family came to visit us, and we went to our first (of this years) spring training baseball game. It was beautiful outside, and was so fun!

London's first game!

We also went to another game about a week ago, and it was PERFECT outside! It was a night game, and the weather was incredible! It was for sure my favorite game yet!

We've also been out to the desert areas, and riding dirt bikes and stuff, so fun! Braelyn LOVES being outside, and has a blast. Our friend Jay has a Rhino, and these girls had SO much fun on it! They screamed and laughed the whole time!!!London is getting used to being outside, so she mostly hung out in her carseat in the Truck with the door open! :>

When Britton's brother, Trevor, came we also got to meet their newest baby (finally!), Brigham. He's 6 months old, so it was fun to to put he and London next to each other and compare sizes! I just love this picture of him giving her kisses!!! So sweet!Sweet cousins! They are gonna get into some trouble with each other one day I'm sure!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The R House

So I normally don't do a lot of giveaways, but I LOVE The r house blog, and she always has awesome giveaways! She's giving away a darling necklace that I really want. If you want to enter too, her link is:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

3 months

I can't believe my little baby is already 3 Months!!!!! *sniff, sniff*. It has seriously flown by. She is filling out quite a bit, and I'm lovin' her chubs! She is now weighing 14.3 lbs, and is about 23 inches long! She LOVES her bottles, and likes to have one about every 2 1/2 - 3 hours. She is eating 5 ounces solid per bottle. She is such a great baby! She has been sleeping through the night for about 3 weeks now, so I'm loving that! She is a very calm, happy baby, and really only gets upset when she's hungry, poopy diaper, or tired....typical baby stuff. She's not really a binky baby, and will only take it for a little bit if she's tired. As soon as she's asleep it slips right out of her mouth. She LOVES taking baths, and smiles and kicks almost the entire time. She is super easy to get to smile, which is a huge change from Braelyn. You couldn't get Braelyn to smile for anything...but now she cheeses it up pretty good. ;>
Even though she's adopted, you'd never know it by looking at her! She fits right in with our family, and our looks. She and Braelyn look like they could be biological sisters....I love it! I really can't imagine my life without her in it. I am SO grateful for her, her beautiful birth mom, and for a loving Heavenly Father who knew her sweet spirit was supposed to come to us. Baby London I love you angel baby!
I had fun taking a little photo shoot of her. She did so well....I had a ton of pictures to choose from, and believe it or not this is "narrowing it down"! The shoot had an outfit change, and multiple headband changes!!! Enjoy.......