Saturday, November 24, 2012

All in the Family (The Kinsells)

Half of my extended family lives in St George, Utah; but they came to Arizona for Thanksgiving so we made a trip to Nana & Papa's house for a visit. For some of them it is the first time they've met Leia and Landon. 
*Grandma Kinsell & Leia*

*Nana & Leia*

*Jude & Papa*
The Kinsell family

-Back row- Laurie, Jayden, Lynette, Grandma Kinsell, Nick
-Front row- Gary, Selma, Dan, Papa, Nana, Me, Landon
-Laps- Cash, Jude, Leia

This picture includes Casey (front left)

I'm glad we were able to spend some time with family we hardly ever see. When I was a kid we spent every Christmas Eve at my Aunt Selma's house. It was always a huge party and tons of fun. I miss seeing this side of my family. I am thankful that my Grandma could see and hold Leia (even if she was a little cranky).

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Let Us Give Thanks

The holidays are always a busy time and this year was no exception. We had three houses/families to visit this year!
First we stopped at the Johnson's. For years before and after Nick and got married we have spent Thanksgiving with the Johnson's. This year we could only stay for a few hours. We played games and talked about what we were thankful for.
*Leia & Landon*
 *Me & Jaymi*
The next stop was the Fernandez family. We had dinner and my Aunt Lynette and Grandma Kinsell met Leia for the first time. We ate dinner and the boys played some football in the backyard.

Leia and Grandma Kinsell
*Jude & Aunt Lynette*

*Scott & Jude*

*Carrie, Scott, me & Leia* 

*Carrie & Jude*

*Nana & the doggies (Janie & Sammie)* 

*Jude & Papa*

The last stop was the Heuers. More dinner, family and good times.
*Stacey, Leia & Scott*
*Bentley & Landon*
The boys checked out the Black Friday ads after dinner.
Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Kids

Every year we go to the pumpkin patch and usually it is before Halloween. This year we went the first weeken AFTER Halloween and it was fantastic. No crowds and nice weather!

Leia LOVED all the animals.

Leia is working on sitting by herself so the corn box helped her to not fall. We just had to make sure she didn't put all the corn in her mouth!
The Kammeyers traditionally come with us and they did this year as well.
*Josalyn & Harper*

Jordan was such a good big brother and watched the little ones!

Delaney LOVED the train! She screamed "WEEEEEE" as it took off!

Happy Fall!!

Seven months old

Leia you are SEVEN months old!!!
Sleep: You usually sleep through the night but some nights you wake up around 4:30am. After a diaper change and bottle you go right back to sleep until 7:30am.
Feed: You have FINALLY started solids! You went through the first stage foods pretty quickly. You HATE green beans and peas but you're not allergic to anything yet.
Weight: I have no idea what you weight right now. My guess would be about 15-16 pounds.
Length: I am sure you haven't grown much in the last month. My guess would be about 26-28 inches.

Diapers: You are finally in a size 2 diaper.
Clothes: You are wearing 3-6 month clothes! You're such a big girl now.

Hair Color: You are still a red head! You are getting more peach fuzz too! It seems a little lighter but still red!
Eye Color: Your eyes are still blue, but I am still hoping that they will turn green like me and Daddy's.

Milestones: After your surgery you stopped talking but you have started back up again. You randomly giggle and laugh at the dogs, it's hilarious!! I love when you giggle and laugh!! It's my favorite.
Your Favorite Toy: You still love the Baby Einsteins jumper and you jump up and down!!! You'll play in that thing for hours!!

10/05- First surgery and hospital stay
10/15- First rice cereal
First real bottle!
10/31- First time sitting in a shopping cart
11/03- First Pumpkin Patch 
Can't wait to see what new things will happen next !!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Green beans

So Leia HATES green beans!

And peas!

Her yucky face is hilarious!