Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The year of the Tweedle Bug!

The past year has certainly been an interesting one.  On one hand, I think we felt it moved by like molasses, and on the other hand, it's like, WHAT?!?!  ONE YEAR HAS GONE BY?!?!  In the throws of sleepless nights, we felt the morning hours could not come fast enough.  Yet amidst relocating, TWICE, we feel as though this year has been a crazy, hot, fast paced period in our lives.  

We are looking forward to settling down for a bit, almost trying to find ourselves again.  But what we do know for certain is we are parents to one fun little girl who is loved by many.  Bug, you have a bright personality, and a lot of bold characteristics.  It is fun watching you grow, even watching your toddler tantrums!  Our goal is to raise you the best we can and hopefully we are doing that. 

This month brought continued swimming classes...
A road trip for the Aunties wedding in Vegas...
Enjoying their Honeymoon suite in style!...

Taking in your first basketball game, the Utah Jazz vs. the Minnesota Wild...
Bedhead and breakfast...
Hugs and cuddles...
Fun bath time...
Honing your standing skills...

Standing unassisted!...
And then, a one year birthday celebration!!  We celebrated in Hungry Caterpillar style on Super Bowl/Tweedle 1st Birthday Sunday!

You wore a crap load of pink, which isn't your usual style, but we jazzed it up and I think you look pretty darn cute!

You are one loved little bug!  You have family and friends all over the US who have watched and cheered you on over the last year.  They have supported and loved you and we are overly thankful for your village.  

We hope your future is bright and happy, and we are going to do everything in our power to help you achieve that.  We love you so much and look forward to many amazing years of adventure ahead!

Happy First Birthday Tweedle Bug!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

What?!?!?! 11 Months old!

I am late at getting this post up as well-might as well keep with tradition;)  And you are actually 1 in two days!!!

During your 10th month on this lovely earth, you enjoyed playing in boxes.
 And you started taking swim classes which you enjoy, but are also a bit scared of.

 You've been doing a lot of playing.
And dad was able to get a flower in your hair for dinner.  You love pulling things out after we get them in your hair.
 Dad did the obligatory dad thing and put you in the bath with clothes on.
And dad also thought you would enjoy sitting next to a toilet in the family bathroom. 
 You received a shopping cart for Christmas and started walking all over!
 Another Christmas gift was your wagon from the Durgin grandparents.
 You have enjoyed walks in it, snack time, play time, and you even watched Elf in it.
 Then it was time to hop on a plane and head to North Carolina for Christmas.
 You played with Christmas frogs.
 And visited Charleston, South Carolina.
 You got to see your Aunties.

 We drove on the beach again, and this time you got to enjoy the bumpy ride on dad's lap.
 You played in the sand and ocean.

 And we celebrated your first Christmas!

 You helped feed the dog.
And enjoyed sporting some of your Christmas clothes. 
And before we knew it, we have a beautiful, loving 11 month old. 
Who has enjoyed taking up clapping!
You are amazing, and we love you more then word's can describe.  You are growing leaps and bounds right now and we realize new things daily.  We are so proud of the things you accomplish.  I know you are little, but you are so adaptable and you generally just go with the flow and we just think you are the coolest bug around!  Happy 11 months bug!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Charleston LeeLynn is 10 months old!

Another month, and I can honestly say, this one snuck up on me.  How is it that I already have a 10 month old.  One year seems to be looming very close by-crazy!

As the duck sadly sprung a leak, we switched over to laundry basket baths-not my favorite as the edges feel a bit sharp but we'll figure it out.

The hat Grandma Terri made when you were first born is just now fitting-right in time for cold weather.

 We found a pair of Jordan's on a local garage sale Facebook page and knew you just had to have!
 Auntie Kory gave you a play mat and you love it-you are definitely loving being more active.

You started drinking out of soppy cups and really enjoy being in control-yet you prefer to not hold your own bottle;)
We had your crib in our room downstairs for a while but we have since moved you upstairs where you continue to sleep well.  We are still staying with Grandma and Grandpa Bonnell so it is a bit crowded but they gladly opened up a room for Bug to have her own. 
 You still love your car-I think you like the independence.
 Morning coffee with dad.
 You're first Thanksgiving was a hit!

And you love play time with Grandpa Bonnell and Jack.
 A Christmas photo shoot with Grandma Bonnell.

 Christmas with the Bonnell's.

 A personalized book from Auntie Kory was so special.

 You had your first earache, and I coped with a margarita.  But all in all, you handled it like a champ!
 Outings with dad.
A quick trip to Reno to help Laine drive the camper to Salt Lake City to meet up with Grandma Terri.  Grandma and Grandpa Durgin have made a big move to Ohio.

 And you got to spend time with the Great Grandparents during that quick trip.

 Then back to Salt Lake where you enjoyed the finer things in life.
 And tried out a new bath tub configuration-a storage bin!
 And before we knew it, another month had passed.

Thank you for making life so bright Bug.  While we navigate this crazy thing called life, you continue to provide peace and comfort, and you are the reason we strive to succeed and make this life a lovely one for you.  You now, are the reason for our existence, and we love our new roles in life!