Monday, October 29, 2012

OH, How was your night last night?

Oh really, great.  Mine went a little something like this...

Sienna decided she didn't need her 3rd nap of the day and so I was really worried about what the night was going to have in store for us and boy was I right!  Here is the sequence of events:

6:30PM - She is asleep
10:00 PM - LT takes his NyQuil (aka a snore pill the makes you snore louder than you already do) and we both curl into bed
10:03 PM - She is awake and crying a little
10:05 PM - LT and I discuss how long we will let her cry it out, we decide on 10:45PM
10:30 PM - Sienna is screaming crying
10:45 PM - LT does the first round of consoling, the second he picks her up crying stops and nuzzles in to sleep, the second he puts her in her crib...screaming, picks her up she stops immediately, puts her back down and she cries. 
11:26 PM - I walk over to her room and see if I can help, because who am I kidding...I am not sleeping either with the monitor blaring in my ear.
11:30 PM - I send LT back to bed and I try to get Sienna to sleep.
11:35 PM - I am laughing out loud, probably from being delirious and the fact that S is rambling on like it is 3PM in the afternoon wondering where the party is at and what she can play with next?
11:45 PM - We have a winner I can hear LT snoring in the other room and Sienna is asleep!  SCORE both asleep.  Now it is my turn.
11:47 PM - Not so fast.  I put S down in her crib...she wakes up SCREAMING.  I pick her back up and decide to feed her.
12:13 AM - Put her in her crib and YES she stays asleep.
12:14 AM - I am laying flat on my stomach on the floor trying not to be seen just in case she wakes up...I crawl out of the room to safety.
12:30 AM - I think I am asleep? :)
2:30 AM - Guess who's up???  Go in feed her and she once again is asleep.
5:00 AM - Guess who's up???  Go in and bring her into bed with me (i know...bad) I need some sleep!
7:00 AM - We are up for the day...I say "goodmorning Sienna!  Do you remember sleeping last night?  Because I don't. :)"  She smiles at me.

So we have tried multiple ways to try and have her sleep better but nothing seems to work.  We thought we had it down with the cry it out method but then she reverted when she got teeth.  Any suggestions would be great!  P.S. my mom said I wasn't a good sleeper until I was 2...for our sake and my sanity I hope Sienna is not like that!

This is where I wish I was...SLEEPING.

thx bing

Hawaii you are only 21 days away...

Friday, October 26, 2012

All you need is love...and a little red neck party!

These two lovebirds met at the annual summer Uphus "Redneck Yacht Club" party 3 years ago?? (I think?)  The party was just getting started and everyone had on their redneck best!  Jen and I were just talking and down the lawn walked Kalen.  I looked at Jen and said "that is 100% Jamie's type of guy!  We got to hook them up!" not knowing whether Kalen was even available.  Thankfully he was and they have been dating ever since!  Until August when Kalen popped the question and Jamie said "shut up...for real?  Yes!!" (and then covered her face with a scarf, inside joke, not really :))  Last weekend we went over to Liberty Lake to celebrate their engagement and it was a blast!  So fun to celebrate two great people!  We are so happy for you guys!!!

Here is there first dance ever on that fateful Redneck Night! :)

Fun pics from their engagement party...
Sienna even made an appearance...and slept thru the whole party!

Megan came up from San Diego!!

Don't stop the dance party over a broken glass...Steph has it covered!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pass on the love...

Yesterday, I was running on empty.  Zero hours of sleep the night before, crazy work day and just wanting to be at home with my lil girl.  And then Meghan sent me this...

"Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."

It truly made me take a breath and say it is OK.

Pass on the love people!

Happy Friday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin patching

We took Sienna to her first pumpkin patch last Sunday!  She was in awe of everything around her.  Lots of stimulation for her to take in. :)  I love how small she is on the measuring stick.  We ended up not even finding a pumpkin because of all the other fun stuff she wanted to do.  I think we might have to go and get some pumpkins for realz this weekend!

Get ready to be photobombed by pumpkin patch pictures...

Such a big girl!

couldn't find the right pumpkin


"who do you think you are coming in my corral?"

hay tastes good!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Angel Face

How can you not love this sweet little ANGEL FACE!?! 
Ugh, Sienna don't grow up, stay like this for awhile. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I just want to document on here that the Seattle area has had an amazing summer and fall this year!  Up until yesterday our weather has been nothing but sunshine and blue skies.  I am so happy that Sienna was able to have so much outside time in her early months of life and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.  I wish I would have documented more pictures outside but for now here are some pictures of B and S.  This day was GORGEOUS but we were playing inside and watching football...don't fret we made it outside for a walk down to Menchies. :) 

Oh I cannot thank you enough weather Gods for the nice weather, it truly helped me make it thru the days of no sleep. 
They make the same is too funny!

Sharing is Caring

B you are funny

S is reading. B is watching football. :)

Sweet Maddi

Case came to play too!

He is the Big kid in the group

Prom Dates

Saturday, October 6, 2012

7 months

Well I hate to say it but I am kinda glad that 6 months is over.  My sweet little Sienna there was not one night that you slept thru the whole night.  I think it is because you are getting teeth but we are hoping to have a very well rested seventh month!  You continue to be the best thing in our lives.  Each day you learn something new and you are so interested in everything that is going on around you.  Here are some things you have been up to:

  • You now have 2 teeth
  • You sit by yourself but still tip over every once in awhile
  • You love to walk with the help of anyone that will let you
  • You prefer to stand over sitting
  • You have now started eating baby food, cereal, puffs and num nums, you like the puffs and num num but are still uncertain about baby food and cereal
  • You love the vacuum, you light up whenever you see it!
  • You roll to everything and kind of scoot a little bit
  • Your first visit to the Pike Place Market was a success and everyone loved you and asked to take your picture.
  • You are learning to wave
  • You reach for people you know and sometimes people you don't :)
  • You like to pull and suck on mommy's hair
  • You like to be on daddy's shoulders
  • You DO NOT like to be left alone
  • You stayed overnight for the first time with both grandparents while mom and dad went to Vegas for the coug game
  • You love going for the afternoon walks and watching the Inglemoor football team practice
  • You sit in your high chair now
  • You did your first 5K with mom and grandma Marilyn
We love you so much Sienna Hope!  Everything little thing about you makes us happy.  We are so blessed to have such an amazing, loving, and sweet baby girl.  You are the best.  One constructive criticism I would give to you, SLEEP.  That is about it, other than that you are PERFECT.

Love your mom and dad

Happy Girl

See those 2 teeth!

Your signature lip suck


Sienna!  Our big girl!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Daddy O!

Happy 60th Birthday to my Dad, the Big O is what they call him.  He may seem big and intimidating but really he is a kid stuck in a big guys body.  He seriously is one funny guy.  He makes family gatherings complete, with giving everyone a hard time on who they are dating, or saying "if you can touch me by the count of 5 I will give you $20",  or bringing up old times where he used to beat all of his nieces and nephews at different sports, and the list can go on and on.  He seriously is the life of the party and I know where he got that from...his mom, my grandma. :) 

I am one lucky daughter to have him as my dad.  He will drop anything he is doing if you need him.  Once, when I was in high school there was a HUGE, I mean HUGE spider in my room and no one was home.  So of course I call my dad who was out with friends at the Duchess to come home immediately because there was a spider in my room.  And without a blink of an eye he came home to find me on my bed with my eye on where the spider was and he took care of it.  That is what Dads are for.

Daddy O is what I called you when I was little and now we are calling you Poppa O because you are officially a grandpa.  Sienna loves you and so do her parents.  You are the best and we hope that there are 60 more years of THE BIG O.  The world would not be the same without you.

Love you Dad. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bath Time

Sienna absolutely loves bath time!  I think she will be our little swimmer.  She doesn't care when you pour water on her head to wash out the bubbles, she just squeals. :)  I hope that she continues to love bath time since we started giving her baby food she is going to need a lot of bathing!!

Love those baby blues!

Trying to escape