Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sienna's Bumbo Chair

I had heard of the Bumbo chair, but I had never used one until our friend loaned us theirs. It allows infants (6 weeks +) to sit!

Sienna was full of smiles as soon as she sat in the chair! Can those cheeks get any chubbier???

Brayden also enjoyed sitting in the chair. As soon as Sienna got out, he climbed right in!

Sienna's Crazy Hair

We had just given Sienna a bath and Brayden really wanted to brush her CRAZY hair. No matter what we do to it, it sticks straight up! Brayden is such a good and gentle big brother...except when he's throwing puzzle pieces at her head! ;)

We weighed both of the kids last night and Sienna weighs about half of what Brayden weighs. Brayden weighed in at 26.8 pounds (~37th percentile) and Sienna was 13.6 pounds (~63rd percentile)!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Random Pictures of Brayden

Brayden and Sienna have been sick for about a week so we've been stuck at home. I think it is really starting to get to Brayden because he's starting to act pretty silly!

Brayden had a lot of fun trying to sit on his beach ball! He actually did pretty good until I got the camera and then he thought it was funny to keep falling off of it!

Brayden also had fun taking his shirt off! First he took it off after his nap...

And then again after dinner! He thought it was funny until I got the camera. That is when he started to cry...
And tried to get his shirt back on!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sienna Rolled Over!

I left Sienna on the floor to go get her bottle and when I came back she was on her tummy!!! Sienna has been able to roll onto her side since she was born, but this is the first time that she has made it all the way over to her tummy!

More fun with trains!

Brayden is really getting into playing with his Thomas the Train set. He knows the names of all of his trains and likes to match them up with the trading cards that come with each one.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Pump It Up!

Brayden and Daddy had so much fun playing at "Pump It Up" yesterday! A friend from Gymboree invited Brayden to her birthday party. The birthday girl just turned 2 and her younger sister is only 3 days older than Sienna!

Unfortunately the pictures didn't turn out great because I was trying to take pictures through the mesh walls of the play structures.

Brayden LOVED jumping in the inflatable structures. We had 1.5 hours to play and Chris was tired after about 45 minutes of constant jumping. hehe!
Daddy had fun trying to "bounce" Brayden around by jumping all around was so funny!

Brayden also really enjoyed the slide...they went so fast that the camera couldn't even keep up with them!

"Hold on...I need a break!"
By the end of the party Brayden was soaked with sweat and he had red splotches on his face from all of the times he landed on it!

Brayden also had his first experience with the drinking fountain. Let me tell was HILARIOUS!

Brayden kept hitting the button to turn on the water...
And then he'd let go to try to touch the water! Of course the water was usually gone by the time his hand got there. It was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time!


Brayden's all decked out in his new Beaver gear!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Drawing with Daddy

Brayden loves to play with markers. He loves to draw with them as well as stack them together and use them as a walking stick.

Yesterday Brayden drew a very beautiful picture...he practically covered the whole page with color!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Our First Walk

My friend Catrina came over today and we went on our first walk with the new stroller!

Here are the girls all set for our walk!

Avery was born just 12 days after Sienna and her brother, Wyatt, was born 1 month before Brayden! Poor Brayden was stuck hanging out with a bunch of girls today because Wyatt was camping with his Daddy.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Our New Jogging Stroller!

Well, we finally did it! We bought the B.O.B Revolution Duallie Jogging Stroller! It is one of the best strollers out there and is sure to motivate me to go on more walks with the kids!

This is what the stroller looks like with Sienna's carseat. Brayden was very impatient to hurry up and go outside so that he could go on a walk in the new stroller. Unfortunately the weather was cold and crummy so we only walked to the end of the street and back. :(

Brayden is pretty crowded with Sienna's carseat in the stroller, but in a few months she'll be old enough to sit in the jogger without it.
Sienna thought it was so much fun sitting in the stroller!

Random Pictures

Brayden loves his gymboree bubbles...he can even blow them himself! In fact, he rarely lets us play with them. ;)

Brayden had so much fun pushing Sienna in the swing!

Sienna thought it was pretty fun, too! :)

Brayden and Daddy love to read before bed...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sienna's Swaddle

After receiving a few comments about Sienna moving around her crib while in her swaddle, I decided to take "before" and "after" photos.

Sienna starts out with her head on the burp cloth...

and ends up with her head at the opposite end of the bed!

The most amazing part is that she can do this in just a few minutes! Unfortunately, the swaddle doesn't stay tight when she is so active and she usually ends up crying around 4:30am because her arms are out!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Random Pictures

Yesterday we took Sienna in for her 3 month pictures (she'll be 3 months tomorrow). She is so smiley and giggly at home that I thought for sure she would smile for her professional pictures. However, that was not the case! We did get a good family picture and one of Brayden and Sienna together. I'll post those pictures in a few weeks when we get them.

Until then, here is a picture of our little cutie pie in her rocking chair. I wish we had taken a picture of her in this when she was first born...the little seatbelt was practically up to her is unbelieveable how much she has grown in 3 months!

Sienna and me hanging out before bed...
Brayden has decided that it is fun to carry his toys around the house in his Mickey Mouse bucket. It is so cute how he grabs onto the two handles.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Brayden's cleaning the house!

Brayden is such a good helper when it comes to cleaning the house! He usually helps me dust and wash windows. He uses a washcloth or towel and an empty squirt is too cute!

Sienna's New Crib

Eight looooong weeks after ordering Sienna's furniture, the crib finally arrived! Unfortunately the store messed up our order and the rest of her furniture won't be here until the end of September...(sigh)...

I'm sure Sienna is just as happy as I am to get her new bed...she went from sleeping in Brayden's old, uncomfortable pack 'n play to a super cute, comfy crib. :) Sienna's room was so dark and depressing before her crib arrived that I didn't even like being in there long enough to change her diaper! Now I want to go in there all of the time to check out her new crib. ;)

The OLD bed:
Sienna insists on sleeping sideways...I have yet to figure out how she is able to move so much with the swaddling blanket on...
The NEW bed:
So far she hasn't been able to move around as much in the new crib... maybe the new sheets aren't as slippery as the pack 'n play sheets!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Trip to the Coast...

We decided to take the kids to the coast on Sunday. Of course we left later than we wanted so by the time we got to Lincoln City it was time for lunch. We ate at Kyllo's and Brayden actually ate a few bites of chicken strips and "frenchies" (french fries)! It was the first time he has ever eaten any restaurant food. YEA!

Labor Day weekend was probably not the best time to try to visit the was packed! We got lucky and found a parking spot down by Moe's. It wasn't the best beach location but at least we could walk down to the water. It was actually more like a lake where we waves! Next time we'll have to go when it isn't quite so busy!

Brayden did great on the drive to beach. We made use of the dvd player in our new SUV and he watched parts of Cars & Ice Age. Sienna also had a great trip...she was so quiet that we barely knew she was with us!

Brayden eating breakfast before the drive to Lincoln City. He no longer wants to sit in his high chair...he has to sit in his big boy chair. The US Open was on tv and Brayden really wanted to watch it too, so he made us turn his chair around so he could watch the tennis match. He also loves to watch football.

Pictures from Lincoln City!