We spent Saturday morning opening Valentine gifts. Each of the kids got a little gift plus a chocolate heart. I got Jason a few of his favorite foods/snacks plus some gift cards to his favorite places (Amazon and Subway) and he got me a pair of 25-lb dumbbells. I think we know each other pretty well!!
That afternoon (after many squabbles, fights, yelling, etc) we opened up our love notes to one another that we had been writing since the beginning of the month. It brought a nice feeling of love and peace into our home which was nice after our crazy day!! That evening Jason and I went out to dinner (along with Miss Maylie) and then looked at couches and appliances together. It is so much easier to browse and shop with just one little one who hardly makes a peep!!
Our littlest sweetheart couldn't pass the day without modeling her little Valentine's outfit...
I don't know how she does it, but Maylie just gets cuter and cuter every day. We sure do love our little sweetheart!!
Dad and the boys headed over to the community college on Friday, February 13th to attend their annual Superhero Party. The had fun running around the gym in capes, buying superhero gadgets with their special tokens and making fun superhero crafts!
Landon found a few of his friends from school which made things even more fun!
Afterwards, they headed over to the church where we had a ward talent show. Abby sang "Let It Go" in her Elsa costume and made quite the hit. Jason even surprised me with an early Valentine's gift by singing a song he had written and composed. It was quite a fun evening for all of us!
And she is completely smitten with her hands, fingers and fist!!
Her goal each day is to get her entire fist in her mouth. She often succeeds and then proceeds to gag herself!!
What a cutie-patootie!!
It's hard to believe she is already 4 months old!! I am just trying to enjoy each stage and I really love this stage when she is so happy, alert, and smiley but before true mobility sets in!! Her sleep has gotten pretty bad at night though. I'm not really loving that right now but I am sure it will pass eventually. She had her four-month checkup on Friday. She is 25 inches long and 13 pounds. She has fallen off her growth curve for weight (from 75th percentile at birth to 25th percentile now) but she is super healthy and happy and has the motor skills of an average 6 month old. Her pediatrician did say she may need to start solids soon though given the fact that she has fallen off her growth curve and her trouble sleeping through the night (she was up three times to eat last night!) I'm just not quite ready to start her on solids yet though...she is growing up too fast!!
So far winter has been pretty kind to us. We've had a few storms bringing us a few inches of snow here and there but nothing major and the roads have been kept pretty clear. It's just enough snow to cancel school and bring much delight to our little ones! Nolan has really gotten into the snow this year and loves tagging along with Landon and Abby in their many snow activities.
Here he is being the "snowplow" in the backyard!
Landon got a step-in snowboard for Christmas and has loved trying it out on the little hill in our front yard...
And the two person sled (another Christmas gift) has been shown lots of love this January!
I'm not a huge fan of cold weather, but I do like having all four seasons so that we can enjoy the fun parts of winter too!!