Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Little girls, sweet giggles, and a very Happy Easter

Thought I would get on here and give a little update. Last Wednesday I got Isabelle to laugh for the first time. And luckily Travis was home to witness it! YAY!!! Since then we still really have to work to get giggles out of her but we are successful a couple of times a day. I LOVE baby laughter. And I especially love the laughter of my own children. Corny as it sounds, it makes my heart smile. Or I smile and get this warm feeling inside, you know...whatever. Riley is showing more and more interest in her little sister every day. I tried to catch a picture of Riley giving Izzy a kiss but I couldn't get the timing right. Isabelle is sleeping through the night now (most nights, at least). She will sleep a good 5-6 hours minimum. But on good nights I can sleep 7-8 hours. YAY. More smiles. She can be so sweet and mellow but then can change on a dime. She just definitely knows what she wants and what she likes as I have said before. Easter was fun. Brad and Alison were here and we colored eggs Saturday night. Riley had an egg hunt with some other little kids that my friends and I put together in Rexburg on Saturday afternoon. It was a real success and a hit with the kids. While Riley is at a fun age and did well picking up eggs and putting them in her basket, I know the next few years will be even more fun as she gets a little older. The Easter Bunny really spoiled Riley. Not so much with candy but she got a lot of little toys and trinkets that she loves so she has been really entertained the past couple days. The most exciting thing about Easter is that cousin Hailee got a new baby sister. So our girls got a new cousin and we got a new neice. YAY! Camryn Jade was born at 2:40 am Sunday morning. Grandma and Grandpa Anderson now have four grandkids and they are all girls! Meanwhile both dads (John and Travis) want sons so bad! Maybe someday... HOPEFULLY, right guys?? The first picture below is of Hailee with her new sister Camryn. Hailee has been so looking forward to becoming a sister. We hope the adjustment is a smooth and easy one for her and her parents. Congratulations, guys...We can't wait to see you again and to meet Camryn!

SOO stinkin' cute! She gets prettier everyday and sometimes I can't believe she is mine! We make cute kids, what can we say? Travis has said we are done but then he says, "Probably not, we make too cute of kids to waste it!"
Sisterly love. Isabelle LOVES her sister. She likes to watch her play and rarely takes her eyes off Riley if she is in the room. And as I said, Riley is becoming more aware of Isabelle also. It will be fun that they have each other to play with in the years to come.Isabelle LOVES gumming on her hands. She chomps her fist or fingers a lot. Riley never did that but she had a pacifier (and still does, unfortunately). We have, however, managed to lose (and I mean it's really lost) one of the two she had. One down, one to go. Isabelle has never taken to a pacifier. It looks like we will have more trouble losing fingers than pacifiers though. I don't even want to think about it. Beautiful Big Blue eyesYummy fingers again.
Dress Riley wore for Easter. Thanks Grandma Barb. We put a shirt under it because it is still to cold for no sleeves. And it's more modest ;) Somehow we managed to not get a picture of Izzy in her Easter dress. Some mom I am! I used to take pictures of everything. Now I am lucky to get the ones I do. Isabelle trying out the walker...she's still not quite tall enough...or old enough. The age recommendation on it is 4 months. Close enough.Just look how long her hair is getting!


Ashleigh said...

Ha Ha..we keep saying were done too, but somehow I keep getting pregnant~ ;-) When you gus start trying again I will be sure to send baby boy vibes your way!! Those little girls are beautiful.

Amanda said...

What a fun Easter. We need to set up a play date really soon!

Brooke said...

YAY! You figured out how to do links! Your family is so adorable, easter looked like it was a lot of fun!