Wednesday, March 12, 2014

16 and 17 months

Well here we are in the middle of March. February flew by as usual with all of the weather and sickness, but we are happy the weather is finally warming up!
Our days are filled with fun w/ this little one who seems to be growing extremely too quickly. She is full of life, spunky, and super fun. We have such a blast with her

Here are a few pics from the past couple of months.

What we are loving these days:
-BUBBLES- outside or in the bath, we beg for bubbles all day long
-Golf balls and ping pong balls. Rarely do we go anywhere w/o one of those. Weird I know.
-"THIS"- We call our lovie, "this." That was a mom fail on my part- everytime I ask her if she wanted her lovie, I would say, "Do you want this"? So that stuck and now we don't go anywhere w/o it. I love it and never want that to change.
-Food- she can put down a ton of food, her main love is NOODLES, which she asks for every meal and in between. haha. We also love blueberries, bananas, ribs, cheese, grapes, green beans and sometimes turkey and chicken
-She loves being outside
-Some words she can say are - dog, mama, dada, bubbles, bath, balls, baby, beck, meg-meg pop-pop, pappy, papa, nana, bruiser, please, thank you, slide, snack, noodles, this, NO, Amen 
-Some favorite songs are: itsy bitsy spider, abc's, jesus loves me, patty cake
-Some favorite books: brown bear, where is baby's pumpkin/easter eggs, Madeline, 5 little monkeys
-She loves dancing, jumping, twirling, clapping
-She has all of her teeth now except for the 2yrs molars. 
-Her hair is growing rapidly and I'm obsessed with it!
-She loves going to school
-She loves plying w// older kids
-She also LOVES her Meg-meg!!!

So there is the latest w/ miss Maren! Soaking each day up and loving it!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gorgeous Pics

Our sweet friend, Maura just happens to be one of our neighbors and really good friends! She married one of our friends from college, and we have loved getting to know her over the past couple of years. She has blessed us tremendously with some amazing pics of our family that we will treasure forever. I will never be able to thank her enough! Thanks sweet friend, we our forever thankful to you!
She also wrote a sweet blog for us and you can see more pics there:

You can check out her other site here for more awesomeness!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

15 months

Our sweet girl is already 15 months! I miss doing those monthly pics with the stickers. But here is a quick little update so we can remember!

She is seriously such a blast right now.
Some things she loves:
-stomping and dancing
-saying "uh-oh", da-da, ball, baby, bye-bye, pop-pop and tons of other gibberish.
-pushing her baby stroller
-playing outside
-praise baby and elmo
-babies and her lovie
-books- Brown Bear
-sleeps w/ a big girl pillow now in her crib
-all of her grandparents
-me of course and meg meg (she may or may not think she has 2 moms...that's currently un-clear :))
-she has fantastic hair
-loves brushing her teeth
-is currently getting in her 4 incisors (canine teeth)
-loves other kids, especially older ones
-loves her schools 
-does not love being held ever since she began walking in october... miss independent for sure

we've had a few too many snow days here....

cutest pony tail i ever did see!

I think she weighs around 21-22lbs and wear size 4 diapers. She also sleeps from 9-8:30 most nights and naps 2-3hrs once a day!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas 2013

Well I have a goal of getting back to this crazy world of blogging... I had no idea of how much I've missed it and want to keep doing it for Maren's sake. Plus my memory isn't getting any better! I'm going to attempt to doing this once a week again.

Christmas 2013 was one for the books. We were gone for over a week and got to see several family members and friends. Maren absolutely had a blast and did great with all of the traveling. She was even excited on Christmas morning to see all of her "santa" presents.
She definitely racked up on all the presents this year... of course.
We continue to thank Jesus everyday for the gift that she has been in our life. She is so much fun, and makes our life brighter.

Here's to 2014!