Wednesday, August 14, 2013

My big girl!

Rebekah is two months old. It's gone so fast. I know everyone says that but it's always true. We want to take in all that we can while they are small and it seems that it flies by. Bekah had grown so much physically and personality wise. She is in the 70% for weight and 50% for height. 12 pounds 5 oz and 23 inches long. It's so crazy to have such a big girl after having such a tiny boy the first time. I just love my big girly. Her cheeks are so plump and kissable. I love her smile. I think I forgot to blog that she has been smiling so much this last two weeks. We love it! Also she coos and makes tiny girly squeaks still. I've said it before, she is so very girly in everything she does! She is such a little miss and it's adorable. She has beautiful eyes that have so much love and kindness in them. I know she is going to be such a caring women someday. She is very observant and much more alert than Noah was at this age. It's probably a girl thing. She loves interacting with us and stating at Noah when he talks to her. He has been asking to sit with her and hold her more and more. I love how much he loves her. Sean is having so much fun with the two of them. I'm still dealing with the postpartum depression but at the same time I'm soaking in the precious moments with my family and dealing with the depression as it comes. I'm so grateful for a husband that is understanding and helps me in my times of need. I'm so grateful for his priesthood and the blessings I get. And I'm not graceful for my little ones. Their smiles bring me more joy than anything in the world. I'm a blessed mama. Here are some pictures from Instagram and Facebook of what's been going on with us lately. Enjoy their adorable faces. 

Noah was playing a game where you feed monsters food. He gave him a hotdog but accidentally pushed it twice so there was two. He proudly said 2, 2 hotdogs mama" he is so smart! 
Noah climbed up on his toy basket and said " climbin' on the toys. Look mommy look at me! I'm just playin' with the toys" it was so cute. 
Andrea and Amanda watched the kids while we went to dinner with Sean's dad an his stepmom. 
Noah loves giving his sister kisses. Bekah loves it! 
Poor Bekah has thrush and this is the face she had when I told her. She is on an anti fungal to get rid of it. 
Such a little princess. She is so gorgeous! 
We just chillin' 
Her  auntie loves her best 
Noah grabs at her all day. They are gonna be best friends. 
Hey mom! Love you 

That turtle is her favorite toy right now. It lights up and plays music 
Noah was "reading" the Book of Mormon. 
We eat Popsicles a lot here. 
My sweet Rebekahs smiles 
She will fall asleep in any position 

This is called a "foot five" haha Noah made it up. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Rebekah's baby blessing

August 11th we had Rebekah's baby blessing in our church. Basically the blessing is a fathers blessing and when we put the baby's name on the church records. Sean gave her the blessing in our sacrament meeting. I loved hearing the words that Heavenly Father wanted Sean to say for her. He blessed her to be healthy and strong and to live a long and happy life. To know her Father in Heaven through efforts to do whats right and the teachings of her family. To be spiritually strong and decipher the whisperins of the spirt through the noises of the world. And to do well in the things that she wants to do in this life and that will help her to know that The Lord loves her and will always take care of her and look after her. It was so beautiful.

 After the blessing friends and family went back to Amanda's house for breakfast and mingling. We were so happy that Sean's dad and step mom were able to fly out from North Carolina to be here for the blessing. Saturday night we had dinner with them and my parents and Jimmy at Applebees and then went back to our apartment to hang out more. Then Sunday his dad and Joan came back to our place for some more time together with David and Jim before they left this morning. I see so much of Sean and his brothers in their dad. They have the same humor and way of talking. Its so funny seeing them all together.

The guys who were in the blessing circle for Rebekah were: My Dad, Sean's Dad, Corey, Justin, Jimmy, Scott (Elisabeth's boyfriend). Her dress was made by my mom back before Noah was born. She took my wedding dress apart and made a blessing suit and dress. They both are so beautiful! I love the dress! It looks like a mini wedding dress haha. Sean kept saying "hey mom look I'm getting married today" Silly guy. I love seeing him with her. Its so sweet. Noah was so adorable with her as well. He even said she was pretty. Goodness I love my family. 

I'm so happy that everyone was able join us in the special day to celebrate miss Bekah :) 

Zoo Trip

We had a perfect day at the zoo last week. We kind of felt like zoo keepers taking are off all the kids but it was super fun. Rachel (Scotts daughter) has a zoo membership so she gets her and another adult and 4 children in as part of her membership. Sean and I both were able to go so it was even better. Amanda asked if we could bring Cortney with us so she could have a fun day as well. We were so happy to. So it was Me, Sean, Noah, Rebekah, Amandas Cortney, Rachel and her kids Nathan, Courtney, and Timmy. 

We had so much fun showing the kids all the different animals. Rachel takes her kids a couple times a month so she basically had the whole place memorized and even knew the animals names. Noah kept waving and saying "hi" to all the animals. It was so sweet. I carried Rebekah on my chest for most of the day. We stopped at the splash pad for about 40 min or so and she played with us. It was a fun time. We were at the zoo for about 5 hours and the kids were so tired from all the fun they fell asleep on the way home haha.