We had the best Christmas this year! My parents came out here to Roosevelt and we had a blast with them! It was so fun to have both sets of our parents all together for Christmas! Avery loved the extra company and someone to always play with. Eva did really well too and liked being played with by mom and dad. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner at Brandon's parents house, and then came home to wait for Santa in the morning! Avery was so excited in the morning! She got a train set, all three toy story characters in stuffed animal form, and woody and bullseye which has been her fav so far! She has gone to bed and nap time with all of them too! Its so funny. She also got a baby doll, basketball hoop, and a bunch of other things!! SPOILED! We had a great time and I'm so glad my parents came out!
My mother in law Terry bought all of her grand daughters matching dresses to get family pictures taken and so we dressed them up all cute and Easton matched them too! They looked so cute and Avery did so good taking pictures!!!
My best friend in the whole world Jenny stopped by for an overnight stay on the way out to see her parents for Thanksgiving. We had such a good time talking with her and her husband Sam on Saturday night after our kids went to bed. They have 3 cute kids and Beckett is thier baby who is 2 months older than Eva.
We had a great halloween! We dressed up the girls as matching skeletons and went trick or treating. Avery did pretty well considering she is only 2, she started to get the concept that each house we went to she would get more candy! She wanted to eat the candy as soon as she got it. She ate a ton of it and was on a sugar high til almost 10 pm, just talking and rolling around in bed! It was a good time!
Here is Eva's four month picture and her dressed up as a cheetah or something. Since Avery won't let me take pictures of her, I only have a couple of Eva for now. Hopefully on Halloween I can get some of the two of them in their matching skeleton costumes...
Well I just have to say that I love being a mother of 2 awesome little girls!! I really really love having 2 kids and I think its so much more fun than 1! I miss just the one on one time with Avery and how easy it was to just take one kid somewhere and go, but having Eva with us is so much more fun and rewarding! Avery loves to play with her and include her in everything we do. Its fun to keep more busy with another child and having Avery help me with things. We went on the boat with our friends/neighbors and had a blast! We swam in the lake, and Avery loved jumping from the swim deck into the water to us! I tried to surf but couldn't get up, and Avery was crying hysterically because she thought I was getting hurt or something. We have just been trying to enjoy the last days of warmth while they last and playing outside as much as we can. On sunday I tried to get a cute picture of me and my daughters cause they were dressed up so cute but ONCE AGAIN Avery ruins the picture by crying for the camera! When will this end?!?! Seriously. And Eva is 3 1/2 months old and so so so cute and sweet!!
When my family was in town for Eva's blessing my brother and his family went with Avery and I to the rec center pool to swim. As any normal family, we wanted to take a few pictures.....well Avery has this camera obsession that is so annoying and so stupid! Here are the best ones we got at the pool. Then we have some of her with Grandma and Grandpa Gray with the other grandkids..... I really want to get family pictures done of us with our two daughters now, but not until she gets over this thing with cameras!
We are doing the same thing we did with Avery, by taking a picture of her each month to see her growth over her first year. It was so fun with Avery to see how she changed in each month, so we wanted to do the same with Eva.
We blessed Eva on July 31st, it was so nice, and all our family was here for her day except my brother Richie couldn't make it. After church we had a waffle bar at our house full of sugary toppings for our awesome waffles! Super yummy and it was fun to have ALL the cousins from both Brandon's side and my side together! My brother Jeff and his family came too and it was so fun to spend time with them. Shelby who is 1, had fun swimming with Avery at the rec center on Saturday and kissing baby Eva. I loved having my family here! My mom is staying with me for the next couple weeks to help out and be with me, Brandon will be in and out of town for the next few weekends so that will be great to have her here as I am still adjusting to having two kids.