Friday, March 29, 2013

Remembering Chloe's Baptism

Today I'm doing a little remembering back to Easter Sunday 2009 when we had Chloe baptised.  Layla is being baptised THIS Easter Sunday and I think it will be so special that both girls will have been baptised on Easter. It worked out perfectly and I'm just feeling blessed to have our beautiful girls and rest of our family come together and celebrate:)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Layla's many faces

Just a few of the many faces our little miss is making these days!

Last swim lesson

We ALL went to watch Chloe at her last swim lesson!  Jessi was even home from college.  So it was mommy, daddy, sister, grandma, nana, poppy and Jessi cheering our girl on!  We all love watching her swim as she has a HUGE smile on her face the whole entire time.  The girl just LOVES to swim!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Just a little MISCELLANEOUS!

Just some more miscellaneous from February...
Being silly and playing together one day and then a bunch of random shots throughout the month!


Called "Lala" or "Chunkie Monkey"
Sleeping 10+ hours at night with one feeding in the middle after about 6 hours.
#1 Grunter
Full of smiles
Always has blowouts when she poos
Is a little drooler
Trying to blow bubbles
Has crazy hair at all times
Hates being in the car especially if the car is not moving
Is trying to find her thumb
Refuses all binkys
Has the cutest pouty lip when sad

2 Month Check-up (at 2 1/2 months)...

Weight 13lbs 2.5oz (90%)

Height 23 inches (75%)

Head Circumference 15 1/2 (75%)


Friday, March 8, 2013

FEB Crafting & Baking

In trying to find things to do for Chloe while she is not in preschool we came across these ideas for some crafting & baking fun in February!  The crafting idea was fun except next time we will use zip lock bags instead of saran wrap.  You make designs using puffy paint - which I haven't used since I was about 10 years old when Natalie and I made shirts!  Then you let it dry, peel from the plastic and they stick right onto the window - aka window clings!!  Chloe had a lot of fun with this one.
For our baking we made rice krispy treats, added a little red food coloring (a little too much - oops!) and then took heart cookie cutterd and made red heart-shaped rice krispy treats!


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Carstensen Playdate

Tuesday March 5th we had a playdate with best friends Addie, Trey and Elle!  They came over to our house for a visit and it was seriously such a fun afternoon!  Trey and Chloe played some games, drove the gator around the yard in seriously cold weather and then came in for some hot cocoa.  It was great to catch up with Addie and bounce things off each other as far as the babies go and what they are both doing. 
 Layla and Elle are such good babies - we are SO lucky! 
Love these 4 kiddos!!


Can't believe we are already into the 3rd month of this year!  My plan was to go back to work in March but since having Layla I have decided to take my full 3 months off!  I am just not ready to go back yet!  I want to enjoy every minute of this time as my girls are growing SO fast.  So what did we do in February?...
1.  Chloe learned the letters O, P and Q at Preschool.
2.  Natalie hosted a baby shower for me and Layla at our house.
3.  Chloe won the coloring contest in the Spokesman's Review and her picture was featured in the paper on Valentine's Day!  She got a certificate to Mobius for winning and can't wait to use it.
3.  We celebrated Valentine's Day.
4.  Bobby and Nicole were married and Chloe was delighted to be a flower girl.
5.  We celebrated Danita's birthday almost a month late.
6.  Chloe attended dance class every Tuesday and we were able to watch her practice on the last Tuesday of the month.
7.  Chloe and I attended our 2nd annual Barbie Party!
8.  Layla turned 2 months old!!
9.   Chloe swam her heart out at swim lessons every Saturday.
10.  Clay, Chloe, Layla and I had a fun family/date night out to dinner for Mexican!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Baby Shower

On February 2nd, Natalie invited everyone to our house for a baby shower and to meet Layla.  It was such a fun time and Layla was totally spoiled by all who came!  So many people gave gift cards to go towards the next size up carseat for L because C's has recently been recalled which was SO nice! And I'm very excited about the Jumparoo that Natalie bought us!  Even as she was passed from one person to the next Miss Layla slept through her entire shower!  THANK YOU Nat for a FABULOUS day and shower!!!
The PARTY girl!

Natalie and Layla


Sherry with baby Elle, Auntie D., Lindsey and Nicole

Big sister and her baby Layla

With my besties Addie and Natalie
Kim, Layla and Vicki

More FEB Instagrams...

Valentine Mailboxes Chloe and I made.

LOVE these chubby lil' cheeks!

Ready for Dance!

Out for a walk - Layla's first time!

And she is out...


Sweet baby girl

Chloe and Addie at the Barbie Party!

Fruit Loop Necklace she made for Mrs. Joan

New Apron - ready to do some baking!