Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Random Post Wednesday!

On Friday I decided it would be fun to try to give Sienna some fruit! I don't know why I thought that Sienna was going to like it...she doesn't even like the flavor of Tylenol, which Brayden has always loved. Is it possible that she'll be a pickier eater than Brayden? I honestly didn't think it was possible! Here are a few funny pictures of Sienna's first time eating PEARS!






















I think it is so cute when Brayden and Sienna play together! I frequently find Brayden hanging out with Sienna and doing whatever she's doing...which totally cracks her up!



































Normally Brayden hates it when Sienna crawls over to play with whatever he's playing with (it is only ok if it is his idea to share). However, last week he decided it would be ok to let Sienna touch some of his legos. Of course, this was a one time event and hasn't happened since!















I caught Sienna watching Brayden's favorite show "The Backyardigans". It was so funny how she was actually giggling at it!


















Brayden and I left Sienna with Grandma Boley and headed to playgroup to make gingerbread houses. Brayden decorated his all by himself! Unfortunately the decorations were too heavy and kept sliding off...whoops!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Happy 6 Month Birthday, Sienna!

Sienna turned 6 months old on Monday! What a big, happy smile...can you see her 2 teeth?

Today she went to the doctor and they gave her 5 shots...ouch!

Sienna is getting so strong: she can sit by herself, do the army crawl, and she loves to stand and jump (with assistance, of course!). She also loves eating off of a spoon so much that I have to make her lots of oatmeal every day just to get her to eat.





Sienna is still growing like a weed:
Weight: 17 lbs 3.5 oz (75th %)
Height: 27 1/4" (94th %)
Head: 43.2 cm (75th %)

For comparison, here are her 4 month measurements:
Weight: 14 lbs 12.7 oz (75th %)
Height: 25 1/4" (85th %)
Head: 41.7 cm (75th %)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

All Aboard!

Several months ago my friend Catrina and I planned a special trip for our kids aboard the Polar Express Train in Hood River. The train sells out so quickly that when we bought our tickets in September, all of the Saturday trains were already sold out! On Sunday December 9th, we woke the kids up from their naps and headed to Hood River for the 5pm Polar Express going straight to the North Pole!

Given the fact that the train is so popular, I had pretty high expectations. Once we boarded the train, I quickly realized that I shouldn't have set my expectations quite so high. First of all, it was dark outside so I'm not sure that Brayden even realized he was on a train! I also thought that the train was going to be decorated. As you will see from the pictures below, there wasn't much in the way of decorations. On a positive note, we did all get hot chocolate & cookies! Well, Chris ate my cookie, but I did get my own hot chocolate. :) The kids wore their pajamas and when we arrived at the North Pole, all of the kids got to sit on Santa's lap. Santa gave all the kids special bells right off of his sleigh! We also sang lots of Christmas carols which was probably Brayden's favorite part. We've been listening to Christmas music in the car since Thanksgiving and he knows enough of the lyrics to sing along to several songs!

The Mt. Hood Railroad Train













Brayden on the Polar Express!
















Daddy with Brayden & Sienna















Brayden & Wyatt getting their cookies













Once we reached the North Pole, the kids were excited to look out the window so they could see Santa! I was just glad they didn't fall out the open windows!


























Brayden was so excited when Santa got on board that he went running down the aisle towards him. Luckily Chris caught him and brought him back where he waited oh so patiently to sit on Santa's lap.













I think Brayden was pretty disappointed that this Santa wasn't his Grandpa! Sienna was pretty interested in the bright red suit!














Sienna, Shelley, Catrina & Avery enjoying the ride home from the North Pole

Sunday, December 09, 2007

VIDEOS: Sienna's Doing the Army Crawl!

Sienna has become a pro at the army crawl! video

Since perfecting the army crawl, Sienna has decided it was time to try crawling on her knees. She gets pretty frustrated because she hasn't really figured out how to move forward yet. Although, at the rate she's going, she'll probably be crawling on her knees in just a few days!

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Look what happens when I leave Chris and Brayden alone! Not only is he playing with the Xbox controller, but he's also wearing the Xbox headset! Like father, like son! hehe!













Brayden's such a pro at holding Sienna that now he can hold her, drink water and watch tv all at the same time!













Sienna thought it was so fun to sit in Brayden's Elmo chair!













This is Sienna's new favorite position for playing...she lays like this all day long!













Unbelievably enough, Sienna is getting pretty close to crawling! Over the weekend she was getting up on her toes and/or knees (not too far off the ground, though). However, this morning we went to play at a friends house and she was doing the army crawl! I couldn't believe it! These pics were taken over the weekend...I'll have to try to get a video of her doing the army crawl...
Sienna has perfect push-up form!









She's up on a knee and ready to go!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

VIDEO: Sienna's On the Move!

Sienna has developed her own unique way to move. I wouldn't really call it "crawling", it's more of a "lunge"!

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Random Post Thursday!

Every day Brayden becomes more and more interested in playing with Sienna. In fact, they play so well together that I am actually able to relax on the couch for a few seconds during the day! ;)
Brayden still loves to give Sienna a ton of kisses!
















Brayden tried to leave the Intellitainer, but Sienna wasn't quite ready to see him go so she made a grab for his shirt!


















Brayden had fun showing Sienna how to use his Winnie the Pooh telephone!











Ummm...did I mention those are Carter's 12 MONTH pajamas that Sienna is wearing???? What in the world...she's not even 6 months old yet!

Sienna started an exercise routine that includes a lot of push-ups...


















And a lot of rolling around!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What a big girl!

Sienna's a big girl now...she can sit in the boppy! She still needs a little help because she tends to lean over too far when reaching for something and she can't quite get herself upright again. However, I'm sure it won't be too long before she'll be sitting all by herself! As you can see, she was quite proud of her accomplishment and had so much fun sitting!




Sienna's 1st visit from Santa!

Every year we take Brayden to sit on Santa's (Grandpa Boley) lap at Parker Furniture. Last year Brayden was a bit scared and Grandma Boley had to distract him with candy canes! Now that Brayden is older, he's figured it out...Grandpa is Santa Claus! Every time he sees santa in a book, he calls him "Grandpa"! When Santa stopped by on Friday to say hi to the kids, Brayden wasn't a bit scared...he even gave him a hug!

Ok, so both of the kids are in their pajamas because 1) Brayden was so hyped up from Thanksgiving the day before and from Grandma & Grandpa Macnab's visit earlier in the day that he wouldn't take a nap and 2) Sienna's teeth were really bothering her and she wouldn't eat or nap! It was a pretty crazy day and I didn't feel like dealing with putting cute little outfits on them. :P

Well, of course since both kids were pretty cranky we couldn't get them to smile at the same time. First Sienna smiled....












About 20 pictures later, Brayden finally smiled...kind of!












Great Grandma Hewitt with Sienna on Friday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Yet another random picture post!

Ouch!!!
Ever wonder what would happen if you slammed your face into a chair? Brayden thought he'd check it out...turns out you get a lump and a bruise! The bruise appeared as soon as he hit the chair...OUCH!


















Friends
Brayden & Sienna are becoming best buds...








Sienna is always trying to touch Brayden. To my surprise, Brayden actually likes it!





Rolling Around
Sienna's new favorite spot to hang out is underneath the coffee table!








Flips!
Brayden always has fun doing flips with Daddy!








Kisses!
Brayden still loves to give Sienna lots of kisses...on the lips!















Toys
Brayden likes to take his toys over to the Intellitainer to show Sienna...she is never bored when Brayden's around! I realize just how much work it is to entertain her when Brayden is napping.

First they played with the giraffe...

And then the airplane, which Sienna immediately tried to chew on.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Another Random Picture Post!

Brayden REALLY wanted to hold Sienna last night. Chris was holding Sienna while Brayden was eating dinner and as he walked by Brayden held out his hands to hold her. It was too cute! Brayden was still interested in holding Sienna after dinner and tried to pick her up all by himself!
Sienna looks like she's almost as big as her brother!
















Sienna is getting good at rolling over both directions! She can roll all over the room now, which is a little scary because Brayden has quite a few small toys that she probably shouldn't "play with"...in other words CHEW ON! Sienna has 2 teeth now and chews on everything in site.
Sienna rolled from her play gym all the way over to where Brayden had left some of his "choo choo" trains!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Random Picture Post

Brayden started off the day by reading a book to Sienna. I am amazed at how much Sienna loves Brayden...if she only knew how mean big brothers are when they get older!















Sienna has been interested in playing with her feet for quite awhile...usually when she is sitting in the bumbo chair. Now that she is finally weaned from the swaddle and the sleep positioner (which was no easy task!), she has discovered that instead of taking her naps, she can play with her feet!


















Sienna can stand! Well, kind of. ;) Even though she can support her full weight, it will be awhile before she learns how to balance on her own!