Thursday, May 26, 2011

Holland's last day of school

Holland had her last day of school on Wednesday.  She was very excited to go to school and have their certificate ceremony.  Holland received Star Student with the biggest personality.  Soooooo true!  She had a blast at school and is excited to start the 3 year old program in August.  In celebration, we went to Maggie Moo's for some ice cream and Books-A-Million for a book.  We are so proud of Holland! :) 

6 months old!

Britton is now 6 months old!  She rolls over both directions, grabs and picks up toys, laughs, sings, and talks (babbles) all the time.  And, she loves her big sister!  At her 6 month well baby visit, she weighed in at 16 pounds and 8 ounces, which is between the 50th and 75th percentile.  Her height is now 26.5 inches, which is at the 75th percentile.  Britton received 3 shots and one oral vaccine.  She screamed so loud during the shots, but then calmed down once we picked her up.  I'm going to start transitioning her to formula now and she gets to start stage 2 baby food.  We gave Britton her first bottle of juice/water today.  She really liked it.  We had Britton's 6 month photos scheduled with Dixie this week, but with everything going, we are postponing until next week. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

We love tutus!

I finally got around to making the last tutu of this season for Holland and Molly.  This tutu is zebra print and hot pink.  I think they turned out pretty good for my 2nd attempt.  Of course, the girls had to have matching hair clips.  These pictures at the dance hall were taken with my phone, sorry for the quality.  Then I was able to get one picture of Holland in her tutu eating her gummies from Molly.


Mother's Day and cooking

Mother's Day was wonderful.  We had supper at Mommer's house and had a really good time.  It was laid back and stress free.  Kirk and the girls gave me a rejuvenation day at the spa.  I can't wait to use it!  Mom gave me some cutting boards, which I really needed since I'm cooking a lot more.  Kate and Matt sent me a new video camera so we can skype since they moved.  For Mother's Day, I made a jello cake and it turned out really good.  With the warm temperatures, the cool cake was nice treat. 

I was crazy and got up at 4 am to watch the Royal Wedding back in April.  I made scones and English breakfast tea.  It was really fun and I did enjoy the quiet time with my breakfast, tea, and royals.

Coopins............ as Ron White would say

We have been watching Extreme Couponing on TLC the past couple of months.  After watching several episodes, we have decided to start couponing.  I've used a few coupons, here and there, but not like the families on Extreme Couponing.  And I don't plan on couponing like them either.  They have thousands of dollars in stock piles of stuff and I do not want that much stuff in our house.  This is my first week to attempt this and I saved $25 with using coupons.  I was nervous and excited about the shopping trips.  I just hope cashiers don't see me coming and run.  :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

H is for Horton

Sara and I were shopping one day while our girls were in dance class and we saw a really cool wreath.  I thought about buying it since it had a H on it, but Sara told me she could make a better wreath............ and she did!  This wreath is gorgeous!  I'm always so amazed by Sara's craftiness!  Thank you Sara!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Britton is 5 months old!

Britton is doing so good.  She is rolling both directions now, pushes up during tummy time, jumps in her jumper, and can almost sit up on her own.  Most importantly, she loves her big sister, Holland.  Those two can lay beside each other, smile, and laugh out loud all the time.  It's so sweet!  If Britton gets a little fussy, Holland can come over and say anything to Britton and they both just start smiling.  Britton eats like a champ and likes all the food she has been offered thus far.  Even better is she sleeps like a champ.  We can lay her down in her crib and she will be quiet, watch her mobile, and sleep all night without a peep. 

We had Britton's 5 month photos with Dixie last week using her Easter dress and basket.  Too cute!