Monday, July 25, 2011

suited for summer

can't resist mini swim attire for the little winks. 
she is pretty cute if i say so myself. 
she is starting to fill out the those thighs and cheeks
& i am loving every second of it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

esther jane

look at that hair!
i know, it's abosolutely gorgeous.
little esther was born on july 14, 7lbs 15ozs 20 in.

i really am excited for perry to have two cousins her age.
they will be best little buds. i'm anxious to get a picture of all 3 of them together! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

6 weeks

love my little perry winks
i can not believe my precious perry is 6 weeks. 
it kind of breaks my heart to think she won't stay little for much longer. 
the newborn, little little is just to die for. 
it's one of my favorite stages by far. 
she is already getting some chub in her cheeks. 
9lbs 11oz
23.4 in
although she is not growing nearly as fast as steele did
i know it will only be a week or two before the newborn outfits won't fit. 

a few things i want to remember about my little perry;

//she is one long skinny baby. all her clothes are big on her but she is out growing the length of most.

//loves skin on skin time with mommy. calms her almost instantly.

//being wrapped up into a tiny papoos is her favorite. brett doesn't think she can breath with how tight i wrap her...which she obviously can. he also says i like it more than she does but i know she loves it. she doesn't sleep unless she is snug as a bug. 

//very strong neck. loves tummy time.

//beautiful bright eyes

//she is tongue-tied. i thought her tongue was just shaped funny but i've done some research and scheduled an appointment with our pediatrician. yesterday she saw the dr about it {this is how i know her weight and height} and he isn't worried at all. it isn't effecting her eating so there is no need to clip the frenulum. 

//for the most part she is a mellow baby like steele. she is a little harder to console when she is upset but sleeps and eats great. i was really worried for some reason that i would have a terror child {i guess she still could be...}. i thought because i had such a good baby the first time that my next would be hard. but she is such a sweet heart.

//does NOT love her car seat like steele did. she usually cries when we are in the car. i have been playing classical music which has really helped.

//eats every 3 hours for 6 minutes on each side {my milk comes crazy fast. she has to gulp it down and it still runs out the sides of her mouth}. she used to fall asleep once she got a little bit of milk in her belly. now all i have to do is change her diaper in between and get a cold wipe on her bum to get her to wake up. when she was first born we'd have to get something really cold to put on her feet to get her to latch onto the other side. now that she is getting older she is doing better at staying awake for feedings.

//sleeps like a champ at night. wakes up to eat and then goes right back to sleep.

//likes her bath but LOVES having her hair washed. this is always brett's job while i hold her in her towel. she closes her eyes like she is in heaven while he scrubs her little head. 

//she is looking at me. not just stare off into space but looking at me. she is so close to smiling. her eyes light up when she makes eye contact. i know it will be soon. 


i still feel like i can't catch up on blogging. 
i want to make the effort to post short posts more often. 
no one likes to read a post that is miles long so i'll try to keep them shorter from now on.

love you!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

one month of memories {part two}

{july 4th weekend}
on saturday july 2nd we bbqed, 
celebrated josh's birthday {yes another one of the many birthdays}
went to progressive power tumbling with my fam,
ate some delicious jcw's,
and enjoyed the fireworks up at jenn and jordan's. 

{sunday july 3rd}
we lounged around all day.
ate good food, played games and enjoyed family time.
this was ryan's last weekend home so we spent 
a lot of time as a family. 

perry is well loved.


 {auntie jilly bob}this picture is so sweet. she loves being an aunt.
 {the illegal stuff}
we all sat around and watched ryan make dry ice bombs and pica-lo pete's. 
he has always been a little pyro. 
fun times.
 getting some perry time in before he leaves.
she will be two when he returns.....

 {the provo parade}
the parade becomes more of a mad house 
every year. thank you to josh's parents who saved
two amazing spots. one spot was in the shade so that's 
where we ended up. the only reason why we 
go to the parade is because we love the look on steele's
face. he is thoroughly entertained every second.

 {swimming bbq at grandma's}
the water felt so nice after being in the hot sun at the parade.

 {totally pooped after this fun filled weekend}
but it doesn't end there....

{tues july 5th}
ryan gets set apart as a missionary
we went to brick oven before the setting apart

{wednesday, july 6}
my baby brother leaves for the mtc.
he will be going to the fort lauderdale florida mission, spanish speaking.

this wasn't a sad day.
sad is a bad word to use because we were all 
very happy and proud that he decided to 
serve a two year mission for the church.
my dad said we all just had heavy hearts. 
that is the best way to describe how we all were feeling. 

the morning of....

 one last jump on the "jumpoline"
this was steele's absolute favorite thing to do with uncle ryan

 good bye to bronco

{the drop off}
i get emotional all over again as i post these pics. 
we all will miss ryan very much.
he's my only brother and i love spending time with him.
he is such a mellow awesome kid. 
very intelligent and his work ethic is rare. 
love you ryan!

{he's elder skousen now}