Saturday, December 10, 2011


Well I now know that Siena takes after her mom.  She loves sweet things!lol She LOVES yams, and even peas, but HATES green beans and chicken.  This morning I tried chicken for the first time..and this is what I got:
This was followed by more gagging and spitting out until she just flat out wouldn't even open her

Side note: Yesterday she rolled from her back to her stomach twice.  She hasn't done it since, but at least we know she can do it!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Live Nativity

Last night we went with Doug and Tricia and some of their family to a live nativity.  It was a lot of fun! We got some good pictures too. These first 2 were when I was trying to figure out the best settings for our camera..but I think they're kinda cool.

P.s. It was FREEZING!! 20 degrees! Wahoo!lol but still fun!

Our first attempt of a picture with a camel

This guy was going around asking if your baby was a boy and how old..Beckham nearly slid by!

Siena with a donkey

The cute Sommers family!

Joel with the 3 wisemen!

Us with the awesome camel!

A lady spinning thread

Baby Beckham in his modern-day

It was a lot of fun! We enjoyed looking at all the costumes and really getting into the Christmas spirit!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hunger Games..

Dear family and friends.. I am currently on a race against time to finish the first book in the Hunger Games series! Rachel let me borrow it on my kindle, and they only give you 2 weeks of borrowing, so I am attempting to finish it in that time..We shall see! Therefore our blog posts will probably be slow this week and possibly next as well.  Hope your holidays are swell!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The "to be continued" rolling story

Ok, it wouldn't let me load another video on that posting, so I just decided to make another post..and it worked.. so here you go! She totally rolls over even with her shoes and here's the proof:

This next video is just one that I took today after she finished eating.  We were listening to Christmas music so I was kind of bobbing my head and she began please excuse the poor film job because like i said, I was bobbing my head.

Guess who started rolling today!?

This morning Siena rolled over for the first time ever during her tummy time!:)

She had her shoes off when she rolled for the first time, so I was wondering if she could do it with her shoes on, so I got another video..but it won't upload so I'll try again later and see if I can get that one on here as well. So for now, to be continued...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quiet Book/Texture book

This is Siena's quiet book. I got a lot of the designs from other quiet books that I have seen, like this one.  She also had a little girl one that I used some designs from as well. Tricia and I also came up with a few designs too. She has a little boy though so we did a few different designs, so I'm excited to see her finished product. I had so much fun making this.  We got a lot of scraps from Tricia's mother-in-law(who by the way is an awesome quilter!!)  Anyway, I really like the finished product. Check it out! 
Somehow I forgot to take pictures of  the butterfly and bumble bee pages..but they're added now.

 Then here's each individual page.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gingerbread House Extravaganza!

Yesterday we were invited to a gingerbread house making extravaganza. Basically, everyone brings graham crackers and a topping. Because there are around 100 people that come, there are unlimited toppings and frosting. Here are some pictures from the night:

I think Siena liked the ice cream cone!

It's not the prettiest house, but it sure has character. Did you notice the pet polar bear in the front yard?

Siena was a little bit grumpy until we took her shoes off. Here she is once her shoes were taken off.

Here is Doug and Tricia's nativity scene. 

The finished product and the family!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Siena has started eating solids! She had her 4 month appointment on Wednesday and they said that she could start. This has been fun! Here's a video of that:
Also kinda funny, but whenever we take her heavy shoes off, she shoots her legs straight up in the air. She's even started playing with her feet which is fun.
She also has started pushing up on her feet. Unfortunately, her arms aren't strong enough yet, so she just face
Our little Siena's already getting so big! It's so fun to watch her grow and develop!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Stockings

I just finished all of our Christmas stockings yesterday. We searched for a while to find a cool pattern/design and finally saw these ones on etsy.
 Here is the link for these cute etsy stockings if you want to buy them.

So anyway, I couldn't find a pattern, so I made one and here is our finished product:
First, I took strips of the fabric that we picked out and pieced them together
 Then I put my pattern on top and cut out the shape.
I also finally used the quilting function on my sewing machine that I haven't had a chance/reason to use yet, so I was super excited about that! I also put batting between the layers to make them feel more

So anyway, those are our stockings! We can't wait for Christmas now!