Sunday, October 1, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Early in September, one of my favorite people in the while entire world, Katherine Burchett visited PEI with her mom Emily. It was so good to see them both. I cannot believe 7 years has gone by since her family moved to Utah. We got to spend some time together at church on Sunday, and also on Labor Day Monday in Avonlea Village. I love seeing friends in the gospel because it always feels like no time has passed and we can pick up right where we left off. Because we have the gospel in common we have so many things to talk about. Katherine has done some pretty amazing things in the last few years like graduate high school and university, she's got lots of great friends and she is an awesome sister and a hard worker. Not to mention this girl is gorgeous and she's probably had plenty of guys chasing her the last few years! I hope all the best for her because she deserves it. Although we are not great at keeping in touch in writing, Katherine's creativity and photography keeps me in the loop of what's going on in her life. Social media can be such a great tool for keeping relationships strong!
Thursday, September 28, 2017
We are so happy when we see Alice and Kendra, and Murphy too. We like to go for walks with this gang or just relax at one of our houses. On this visit, little Alice napped for awhile when we first got there so Haig enjoyed some time in her colorful jolly jumper. When she woke up Haig wanted to play and talk to her. These two make me so happy! I am glad Kendra and I have become great friends while on maternity leave. It can be hard to not feel involved in work and work relationships when you are off for a whole year, but luckily I work with some of the best people and I have been able to continue to maintain and strengthen relationships while I have been off. I like my work at this point in my life. It is sometimes challenging to feel like I don't have a career, but my ultimate goal is to be at home while my children are young but also be able to provide for our family. If I can continue to work enough to make hours for maternity leave to keep having babies, I will do it. When I go back in January, I will only be working part-time so I will need to work longer towards my next leave. Hopefully some friends and I will have our second babies around the same time so we can keep having fun play dates!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Happy 1st Birthday to our little friend Kinsley
We had so much fun at your birthday party on Sunday. We are so glad we have had some great times with you over the past year with play dates, Auntie Kayla's wedding and visiting at our grandma's houses. It will be so fun to grow up with you!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Since we took these pictures, we have moved the crib down. I cannot believe our big boy standing up in his crib. He will even do it now that it is moved down too. We are having a hard time with bedtime. We are trying really hard but we are also very frustrated with little progress. We are trying do check on him in short intervals but the crying is so hard. We also have to be mindful of our neighbors so I don't let him cry for too long before I check on him. We have a great bedtime routine but when it comes time to go in his crib (awake), he just cries. Now that he can cry "mama", it breaks my heart just a little bit more! We have to check on him a few times before he finally falls asleep with his blue fleece tag blanket on one side of his face and his jellycat bunny on the other side. He usually wakes up a few times during the night. I will give him just a few minutes before I check on him. When he is really restless I nurse him back to sleep. If he wakes up early in the morning, I will bring him into bed with us. Different things work for different people. For the most part I would like him to start to learn how to go to sleep by himself with no tears or yelling. I would also like him to sleep through the night, but I think I would miss him in my bed just a little bit so if he wakes up early (5:30 am has been his usual time), I will let him come into bed with us to get a few more hours of sleep. Some nights have been harder than others, but every morning when I see this boy full of smiles, I am happy to have him in my life and to wake up next to, oh and his daddy too ;)