Monday, April 13, 2009

taylors blessing

not only was this weekend landens birthday party, but it was also easter, and it was also taylors blessing at church. it made for a fun filled and busy weekend, but it was so nice to have all the family together for all the important events. joe's parents and sister and her crew all came down from san diego and stayed with us for a couple nights so they got to be part of all the excitement. but taylor was a great little sport for her blessing and slept through the whole thing. some people might think it would be better for her to be awake through it, but when a baby is asleep that means a baby is quiet!! and she was dressed soo pretty in this awesome white dress that i found for her that my grandma actually bought for her. and my great friend that lives down the street also made her a cute little headband and a pretty little bow for her bald little head. she also made her other little colorful bows that can slip onto the headband to match other random outfits.but the blessing went great and we had a few family members and a few close friends in the circle. joe gave her a great little blessing and i cant wait for her to grow up and fulfill everything this life has in store for her!

Happy Easter!!

easter was very busy and soo much fun this year. we had joe's parents and sister and then her hubby and two boys down to celebrate the holiday this year. everyone stayed at our house so we all got to do the typical easter activities together. landens cousin caleb is a few months older than him so they got to color easter eggs together the night before. they did a great job with the eggs and dye and didnt even spill anything on the table. before church easter morning some of my family came over as well for a strawberry waffle breakfast and to watch the kids hunt for eggs. the kids all had fun hunting for candy filled eggs around the house and landen was sad that the actual easter bunny wasnt still there for him to see and talk to. at church we also were able to get taylor blessed, so of course thats the next post. see ya there!!

all about landen

with the arrival of taylor, it seems like all of the recent posts have been about her. and i dont want anyone to think that life with just landen has gotten any less exciting. he continues to keep me on my toes and makes me smile (and sometimes cry) daily. with his third birthday being on my scheduled due date for taylor, we didnt want to schedule anything too close. so he got to take his good friend Isaac with him to john's incredible pizza and we had a great time eating and playing games and getting fun prizes. we did do a birthday party for him, but that will be in another post. he really has been doing a great job being a new big brother. he's had a bit of relapse in the potty training area, but just the last two days he is starting to show signs of getting back on track. we have all really enjoyed the start of spring weather in bakersfield, and i dont think a day goes by that he's not outside doing something. he has enjoyed using grandpa's bounce house and riding on his quad. if taylor cries he's the first one to instruct me in what to do to get her to quiet down. usually he tells me that she's hungry and that i need to feed her. he loves being my helper with anything that involves taylor handing me diapers or throwing something away for me or answering the phone when i cant reach it. i love him so much even though he makes me want to pull out all my hair sometimes and i cant wait to watch him continue to grow and learn.