Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Learning to Walk!

Morgan learned to walk about a week before her 1st birthday.  Here are some fun videos of her first week walking:



Also, some quick notes on her 1 year check up:
She only weighs about 18 lbs- 17% but is a little above average in height.  She is starting to say some words like ball, mama, dada, no, uh-oh.  She is still not sleeping through the night- better, but still getting up a few times.  She finally decided to take bottles every now and then and randomly decided to take a pacifier a few weeks after her birthday.  We tried to switch her to whole milk and she threw that up and got horrible diarrhea (not much of a surprise there with all her tummy troubles and family genes), so we had to switch her to soy formula for a while to make sure she was getting enough fat/vitamins, etc.  Around 16 months we were able to switch her over to lactaid (lactose free whole milk) that she thankfully didn't have any bad reactions to! She loves her brothers, smiles and laughs a lot more, loves animals, and is super clingy to mom when other people get too close. She has the biggest blue eyes and the sweetest little voice and we just love her to pieces, drama and all.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Cinderella Party

Saturday we had a Cinderella party to celebrate the little miss and be together with friends.  The Millers were kind enough to lend us their yard and it was a beautiful sunny day.  Morgan loves watching Cinderella- its about the only movie she sits still for at this point for at least part of it.  Her favorite is when Cinderella sings, and her brothers love pretending to be gus gus and jack jack.  So of course we had to have that as the party theme! My mom made her the most adorable blue tutu for her cinderella outfit and we got in some great pictures, despite the sun trying to ruin them.

 We did lots of bubbles for the party because she loves them and she was in heaven!

I love those blue eyes!!

Morgan's 1st Birthday!!!

Miss Morgan Jane turned the big 1 on July 12th and we decided since it had been a very difficult year and we were moving a week or so later that we needed to party hard and celebrate!!  On her actual birthday we went to the zoo with a bunch of friends since she loves animals and it would be our last time being able to use our pass before the big move :(.  John had already left for Roseburg to start his new job, so he was not able to be a part of the big festivities until that night and the next day.   We had a great time at the zoo though! 

 Watching the bird show!

We decided to do the train and I am so glad we did- she LOVED it!

 All our buddies that came... look at all those boys!

Next up... her Cinderella party!

4th of July 2013

4th of July we kept up with tradition by spending it at a BBQ with our best buds the Jensens, followed by a few hours of fun together at the fireworks show at Oaks Park.  We love it there! The kids run around and play while us adults stake out our spot and enjoy treats and the warm weather until the sun goes down and we watch a great fireworks show complete with patriotic music!  We may just have to return to Portland to keep up this tradition when we can because it's one of our favorites!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Evergreen Air & Space Museum

Washington County libraries added a new cultural pass this last year to the Evergreen Air & Space Museum out in McMinnville.  This is huge since it is normall $20 a person.  We got our whole family in for free with the pass! The boys (all 3 of them) were in heaven.