Thursday, February 25, 2016

The many faces of Fin...

13 months old!!

Dear Finley,

We have had 13 months of fun with you!!!

I really do not know what we would do without you. You complete us (to steal a line from a famous movie). You are the sweetest baby girl in the world. You wake up with a smile on your face. Harper and I come in singing to you every morning and you just smile and clap.

You are still a pretty great eater. You have decided you do not love vegetables. But, you are willing to try most everything and you usually prefer whatever I am eating to what you are eating. Here is a shocking confession - you still take a bottle a few times a day. We did make the switch to whole milk (only to find out you are still intolerant to whole milk) so we switched you to soy. You have zero interest in the sappy cup though and you will only take your soy milk heated up. So, there is a chance you are slightly high maintenance. We are happy to oblige though.

I will not say much about sleep - only to say you do that. :)

You finally started to cruise this month. You have been pulling up for a bit, but not really cruising. You aren't cruising a lot, but you really have no need to. You are a super fast crawler and the bigs bring you everything. You still love your kitchen and spend a lot of time playing with it. You got a couple of push toys for your birthday and you push those around quite a bit.

Being our cherry on top, you get dragged around a LOT. You go with the flow with the best of them. As long as we have snacks (and our arms to hold you) you are good to go.

We love you so, so much. The big kids practically knock each other down trying to get to you to hug you good night every night. None of us can get enough of you. You bring a smile to our face even on our hardest days. We love you more than words.


Harper's Valentine's Tree

Harper has a hard time letting go of Christmas (much like her Mommy. You don't even want to know how long it took me to get Christmas down). So, we made her Christmas tree into the cutest Valentine's tree you have ever seen!

Kicking off '16

We spent the first few days of 2016 relaxing and getting organized:

I love this picture:

I love that all of my babies love to sleep this way:

Hudson had his first (technically second, but I missed the first) basketball practice:

And my sweet girls being sweet:

Hudson spent the night with my parents, so we took Harper to Babe's at her request:

This baby is into EVERYTHING:

New Year's Eve

We spent a chilly, but beautiful day at the zoo:

The gorilla recently had a baby and it is adorable!

Instagram was kind enough to make a college of my top "liked" pics from 2015

And we had our traditional fondue for NYE:

Goodbye 2015, hello 2016....

Monday, February 22, 2016

More Break Fun...

Melissa and Grace came up to spend some time with us. Melissa and I met up with our college friend, Jill, at a play area halfway. The kids played and we caught up. Fin showing up her pulling up skills:

First time in a big girl seat!!! Fin made it the longest in the infant seat (BY FAR), but alas she started getting really upset when we put her in it like the big kids used to. Since she is 1, we moved her to her convertible seat:

We took the bigs to ICE!

It had been a couple of years since we had gone and I kind of blew it on dressing the kids. Next year, I will remember!! (Boots for Harper, boots for Harper!)
We spent some time exploring the Gaylord:

Then dinner at our favorite!