Sunday, May 5, 2013

Easter 2013

As Miles gets older, we have noticed his memory gets longer and longer. (He still sometimes reminds me about the particular gifts that Santa brought him for Christmas). So holidays are starting to mean more and more in our little family. I had plans to do a really great lesson about the true meaning of Easter the week leading up to Easter Sunday, but life got in the way. I did watch some Bible videos with him on the computer that he still talks to me about, so its a step in the right direction.

We did decide to have the Easter Bunny come to our house on Saturday instead of Sunday. This might not always work because of Chris's schedule, but it did this year.

The Easter bunny actually did a really great job hiding the eggs instead of just placing them in plain sight where a toddler could find them.

I think he was pretty excited about the whole process while Hannah was pretty content to just hang out.

The baskets were found on the porch with the appropriate amount of things for little boys and baby girls. The Easter Bunny really felt like adding to much work to his busy week wasn't worth it.

And then I found these ears leftover from Miles first Easter and couldn't resist.

Hannah, 2013
Miles, 2011

I think cheeks run in our family.

Happy Easter!

Hannah: 8 and 9 months

I've been suffering from some serious lack of motivation when it comes to blogging these days, but I mostly blame it on the fact that we bought a new computer (Chris finally got his Mac), and it's not as intuitive as people make it out to be. But, let's get back around to pretending like I am good at documenting our lives.

Somewhere in between 8 and 9 months, Hannah started crawling which made home life so much easier! She could get to what she wanted making us less needed in here daily life. Don't get me wrong, she is still needy, but less so. Crawling has not been as exciting for Miles though because little sister can now get to his toys before he has the chance to decide what to give her. We've had lots of time outs after he hits or kicks her to get her out of the way.

She eats pretty much anything you put in her mouth. And lots of it. Especially bread. Or ice cream.

She still naps twice per day and goes down for the night around 7 or 7:30. However, she is still waking up twice per night. I might die. I know I should probably make her cry it out or something, but I'm too lazy to get around to it. Seems odd, right. You would think that laziness would lead me to sleep more and feed her less, but I know that I'll have to listen to her cry. And I also know that if I feed her, I can be back to sleep in 10 minutes.

At 9 months, she is still a pretty happy baby. She was a true champ on our trip to Disneyland. However, I could not get a picture with the numbered sign because she grabbed it as soon as I put it down.

She crawls with incredible determination, but also has developed an interesting technique. At first I thought she was doing it only when wearing a dress, but its become her thing. Love her.