Sunday, January 22, 2012

Snow Fun
What a week we had! You wouldn't know it from looking outside today, but we had about 10" of snow last week.  Luckily I was able to work from home for most of the week, and Rob was able to get back and fourth from his job.  The best part was that we got a lot of play time in!  These pictures were from before the big dump, we sure had fun sledding down our hillside.  That's likely the only time we've enjoyed the big slope!  We did a few baking and craft projects inside during the other times, we really enjoyed time at home together.  Bring on the snow days!  Luckily we didn't lose power, I have a lot of friends/co-workers on the south end not as lucky.

Baking Snowman cupcakes together!

Chunky little thighs!!!

Having 2 girls is pretty fun, and the best is when they giggle with one another.  Here is a little example of some of the fun times we get with these sweet little ones.  We are truly blessed!

Friday, January 06, 2012

A very tough week...

This week was a very big week for our family.  After an amazing 4 month maternity leave, I had to go back to work, and the girls went to a new daycare.  I love my job, but nothing sucks more than putting your kids into full-time care.  The place we've chosen has actually been great, but it's going to take awhile to get adjusted.  Kylie had a rough first couple of days, but she's adjusting and eating/sleeping fine again at school.  Mya has really struggled, and I have a feeling it's going to be a long road ahead of us, before she's comfortable.  She hasn't been eating her lunch, has had several potty accidents, and today topped it off for Rob, she threw a HUGE tantrum when he was dropping her off.  Last night she screamed uncontrollably for about an hour prior to bed, due to major exhaustion and not wanting to brush teeth/put jammies on/go to bed.  Needless to say, this is major motivation to get our mortgage paid off early so we can be more flexible on being home with our kids.  I can't say it's been easy on me either... I've been getting up at 5:00-5:30 every day to get bottles and my 38 mile commute out of the way early.  We get home, make dinner, play for an hour, then it's time to get the girls to bed.  After that, it's time to do laundry (after 4 accidents on Tuesday, we've had to do it a lot more frequently), and clean/re-do bottles.  In the midst I'm trying to continue to breast feed... pumping and jockying all of the milk is a whole lot of work!   The good news in all is that I really love my job, and I've gone back to a temporary coverage for another co-worker on maternity leave.  It's back in the footwear area, so I'm pretty comfortable with everything, and I'm totally busy out of the gate... so I'm certainly not watching the clock.

Tonight we had a wonderful little 3 year old dancing around the living room again, and didn't cry before bed, knowing that we have two days at home together.  Please pray for us on Monday morning!  We'll all get thru it, but man it's tough to live through.  That's for sure.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!

We had a great time ringing in the new year with some wonderful friends, fondue, and some loud blowers!  Our family had a great year in 2011, and we're looking forward to enjoying time as a family of four in 2012. 
The girls cooking the fondue

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We had a wonderful December, I can't believe it's already over.  We got to do all the Christmas traditions, including cutting down our tree, decorating our house, sitting (not so willingly) on Santa's lap, making cookies for many of our neighbors, attending Mya's first performance of the Nutcracker, her first dance recital and amaing time spent with both of our families.  I'm not sure that we could have packed anything more into the month.  We had a wonderful time together, and were thrilled to have our little Kylie part of it this time!  We enjoyed the celebration of Jesus' birth, and Mya's favorite decorations were the Nativity scenes.  We enjoyed time together during the day- just the girls.  A treasured Christmas season for me, for sure!  We are so incredibly blessed, and I'm so humbled by the many gifts God's given our family this wonderful year. 

Mya's First Dance Recital, she's in the middle

Mya's after recital welcoming crew

Santa brought Mya 14 barbie sized princesses and their princes.  A little over the top yes, but she loves them!

Sawyer Family Christmas Celebration

Tiegs Family Christmas Celebration