Friday, September 3, 2010

Picture update for August!

Oh, Grace! She is my wild child, as loud as can be and always pushing the limits to see if we are serious or see how much she can get away with! She keep us on our toes and is great at keeping us busy! She absolutely loves her brother and can't get enough of him, she will play peekaboo with him and is always trying to make him laugh! This girl also loves to sing... she can sing itsy bitsy spider, twinkle twinkle, abc's and happy birthday!

My Kaylee! She is just a blast! She love to dress up and loves to talk. Infact she loves to talk so much she can barely get all of her thoughts out. She is really starting to understand the emotions she is feeling and lets us know when she has... ie... she will say "I am happy", she tells us "You hurt my feelings", she says, "I'm scared" or she will say "I don't like that" ! Its so wonderful not to have to quess how she is feeling at the moment. She is also a really great artist and loves to color in all the eyes and circles on pictures and she can draw her own pictures too like: flowers, jelly fish, balloons, circles, spiders and smilely faces ...

Gavin also turned 7 months at then end of August! Seriously he is going to be going off to college soon! Right now he has mastered the baby army crawl... don't think he will be walking by 9 months like his sisters but you never know... i will keep you posted on that one! He is still the happiest baby I have ever met! He is down to two naps a day anywhere from 1-3 hours at a time and continues to sleep through the night (thank you Jesus!) Other than that he is happy, healthy and terrific!



Early August my Dad comes for a visit with my little brother Micheal(6) and sister Ellie (9) and my stepmom Yvette! Now it's been almost 20 months since we have seen my Dad and the rest of the family (execpt for a short 3 hour visit last November, don't think that counts as quality time).

I would post some more but blogger is being a pain in the ... you know what and I am to frustrated to post anymore... if I find some more time I will update you on Reed and I ... like you care... lol

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Diaper Giveaways!

Crazy House blog site is doing a huge giveaway for a Doospy Diaper

http://lewiscrazyhouse.blogspot.com/2010/08/review-and-giveaway-from-doopsy-cloth.html

Now I am trying to win this diaper b/c I love cloth diapering and do truly believe it is one of my new favorites! I love their AOI (all in one) diapers and the colors are fabulous!!! Click on the link above if you wanna win to!

Go Shop Momma is also doing a great cloth diaper giveaway! Bummis Super Whisper Wrap Diaper Cover- review and giveaway , check it out!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Totally In Love!

I am totally in love and addicted to all these online stores for baby cloth diaper, inserts, babywearing, breastfeeding covers and mommy cloths etc... I want to buy it all and trying to find the right online store to make my selection!

my favorite so far in Cloth diapers is www.doopsy.com
and 2nd is www.gdiapers.com

Friday, July 30, 2010

In the Good Old Summer Time

The girls are also, like their brother Gavin, are growing like weeds right before my very eyes! We are in the trenches of potty training and they are both doing really well, even though we have accidents here and there they are my "Potty Rock Stars" as I like to call them. The picture below is after their first hair cut (more like trim) I gave them... I figure as long as it is just a trim I can save some money and do it myself.
And like I mention before the girls are really enjoying the local pool here... Once they are done and we are in the car they pass out before we get home, and we live like 2 miles from the pool... so cute!

Also against my own advice I started Gavin on solid foods and I must admit he is really enjoying it termindously... I can't feed him fast enough.
Mr. Man (aka Gavin) is already making his first attempts to crawl! Now this one is a phase I have been dreading as that means he can get into everything and have access to more then the little area around him... it's going to be a trip w/the girls and him running are around ...
Mr. Man has also decided that he can now sit on his own and he is loving every minute of being a big boy!
Oh, and here are Mr. Man's stats from his 6 month appointment this week:
17lb 5oz (47th%)
27 inchs long (65th%)
Healthy as a horse and happy as ever!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

News Flash!


Gavin turned 6 months, today! Wow, where did half a year go, as Reed put it? My little baby is growing up fast! He can roll all over the place and he has his first two bottom teeth, and laughs at everyone who talks to him. He loves his toys and being tossed in the air and his naps! We haven't started him on solid foods yet, because feeding babies this young solid food is just a long production and a huge mess, so we are going to wait until we feel it is more necessary than just another stage to go through.

The kiddo's and I have been enjoying the local pool at the Frisco Athletic Club up the street, and at some point they will get to enjoy the daycare center and let mommy have a break.

My mom came in for a visit and that was wonderful to have her so close again that she can come over more often, even if she is 2 hours a way, it beats 22 hours away. She brought me some delicious farm fresh eggs, we love it!



And that's about it! Sorry our life isn't any more interesting than that.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Its Been a While... Sorry About That!

Let's see... I left off with Gavin turning 4 months old... well now he isalmost 6 months now and still such a beautiful addition to our brood! We weighed him the other day and he is a manly 17.5 lbs and has his first tooth already in! He is rolling over both ways now and he is all over the place! He loves his sisters and laughs at them every time he sees them! He is also already trying to sit up on his own but I think he a still a few weeks off from mastering it!

Gavin @ 5 months




Also on June 10th we moved into our new house in Frisco, TX! We have been unpacking and getting settled in for a while now. We couldn't be any happier living closer to all of our friends and family again. Makes me wonder why we ever moved in the first place.

The girls are also growing like weeds and loving being close to their grandparents and their aunts/uncles/cousins again! They have been having a blast!
Kaylee, Lilly, Gavin and Grace

The twins are also on our second attempt, as it had to be halted the last time b/c of all the stresses of moving to Texas, to potty train and things are going really well. We have a few accidents here and there but overall they are potty training champs! GraceKaylee


Sorry I wish I had more time to post more pictures and give more detail, but life is going at such an incredible pace I just can barely keep up.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gavin is Now a Whopping 4 Months old!

Well I can't believe it, my little man is already 4 months old! Like I have said a million times before he is such a joy to have and truly is an easy going baby. I don't know how much he weighs right now or how tall he is (his 4 month appointment isn't until June 3rd), but he is up to a lot! He is how ever just up graded to size 3 diapers! (the twins wear size 4). Oh, I forgot to put his weight: 16lb 1oz and 25.5 in tall, both around the 65th %tile

Gavin at four months is rolling over from front to back, vocalizing a lot; as in he talks in a high pitch voice and his low growl that he does. He laughs at everything and recognizes Reed and I at a long distance and will smile at us when we come in the room and whine when we leave. He is grabbing at his toys, and he is still sleeping from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.! He just rocks my world and is just the cutest Little man in my book!



Sunday, May 23, 2010

Home Sweet Home!

Well, on May 2nd the Murray Family of five with their things packed up returned to Texas! And man are we ecstatic about that! We are currently staying with Reed's parents until we can move into our new house in Frisco on June 10th! It's tight here at the Murray's but we are making due and the girls are enjoying being able to make up for lost time with their DD and Granny Gwe!














Needless to say we are enjoying ourselves in the Texas weather once again. Oh, and if you are wondering where Gavin is he is coming in his own post next!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Kiddos!

I know how fast your kids grow up, I feel it and wittiness it everyday with the twins! Some days it feels like my children have been in my life for as long as I can remember and at the same time it feels like I just found out I was pregnant yesterday!

When we found out we were pregnant with Gavin we were shocked and worried how will we be able to handle another little one? But that's where life is amazing... at first it seems like it is an impossible daunting task to have three kids, but really its no harder than it is to have two! Gavin blends right into the routine and is the a wonderful addition to our family, wouldn't change a thing!

Speaking of my Little Man, Gavin has grown so much and his little happy personality is starting to really come out! He is turning 3 months tomorrow and I can' t hardly believe it at all! Here are some of the things he is up to now a days!

3 Months:
15 lbs 80th%tile
25.75" long 95th%tile
blow spit bubble/raspberries
making lots of sweet cooing noises
wears size two diapers
fits 3-6 month clothing
laughs at his mom/dad making silly noises
love so smile at his sisters
holding his head up really well while on his belly
sleeps from 9:30p.m.-6/7 a.m.-ish

Simply put, this little man is amazing and a true joy!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Family Portraits!

We went out to Target Portrait Studios on April 5th and had some pictures taken of our family. It has been almost 2 years since we did this and with Little Man in our live we didn't wanna be a cliche by not having enough photos with/of him! It is really challenging to get the twins to sit and smile at the same time but we managed to get some good pictures...















Saturday, April 10, 2010

What a Cutie!!!!!!!

I really don't like to brag... well okay I do a little, but only about my kiddos! But seriously he is so cute, right!? He is starting to talk, smile and laugh a ton and he is just a true joy to have around! I love this little dude!





Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter 2010!

Easter this year was a blast! The girls had more Easter eggs to hunt than their baskets could hold! I also carried on my family's tradition of saving dozens of egg and filling them with confetti, called cascarones in Spanish. They are a Mexican tradition that my side of the family does every Easter and this year I made 4 dozen and we all had a blast breaking them over each others heads!!!

This year we decided to also fill all the plastic eggs with stickers instead of candy. And I know what you are thinking that I am no fun and the kids should have candy on Easter and I agree with that... I went out twice before Easter and bought candy and proceeded to eat it all myself... oops... bad Mommy! No, the girls did eat a ton of candy with me before Easter and I just thought it was enough...






P.S. We did get family photos taken on the 5Th so be looking out for those!