Gwenyth: 6 Months

Gwenyth hit her half a year milestone on February 1st. Time has really flown by with her, and it is really crazy to think she is half way to a year!!!

Here are some things to know about Gwenyth:
Not being center of attention.
Eating from a bottle.
Getting her ears pierced. 😦

Being swaddled to go to sleep.
Big brother, Max.
Dad and Mom giving her two on one attention.

Height: 26.5 (73%)
Weight: 17lbs 6oz (72%)
Head: 45 (99%)

Someone is admiring themselves at their checkup!

My sweet, sweet girl!

This is a rare moment in our house that I wanted to share with all of you. 😉 Soak it in, it may never happen again.

She knows she is just too cute!

Super baby, spying on daddy!

We are ready for warmer weather!!!


I went to add pictures to a post and I chose to add photos from my phone and there was this… How did this happen? Ha! I don’t know what it is, but I kind of like it. 🙂

A Rude Christmas

Highlights of this year’s Christmas included it being Gwenyth’s first, celebrating with all of the Rudes, continuing the Christmas Eve tradition with the Stopek’s, and a relaxing Christmas morning at home, just our family of four.

I wish I would have taken some more pictures, but here are a few!

Gwenyth in her new hat from her daddy!

Cousins at the table in the Christmas jammies!

Our relaxing Christmas morning!

Another one.  She is too cute!
We started a family tradition last year that on Christmas morning I cook some type of breakfast casserole. Last year, I did a sausage and egg bake. This year I made a French toast casserole. It was delicious! You can find the recipe here:

Gwenyth is Four Months!

Gwenyth turned four months on December 1.  She is a growing girl; here are her 4 month stats:
Weight: 14 lbs 13 ounces- 65%
Height: 24 3/4 inches- 62%
Head: 42 cm- 86%

One of my favorite pictures that Rachael took for our family!

Daddy’s little girl!

Just us gals!

Some interesting facts about Gwenyth:
She loves getting talked to and smiled at, a lot!  Especially when it is her daddy doing the talking!
Believe it or not, she does not get annoyed or frustrated with her older brother, she adores him and gives him plenty of smiles and giggles!
She is a little lady with a big voice!  She is not timid to tell anyone around her what she wants.
She likes to take her pacifier, but often prefers to be chewing on her fist or fingers.
Swaddles are her (and my) best friend, without being swaddled, she will not sleep!

Gwenyth and Max hanging out in chairs.

This is the view I get while Gwenyth is eating.  She is a happy girl!

Go State!

The sweetest little girl.

Does it get any better?

The Christmas Train

Valley West Mall had a special event the other night for families to ring in the holiday season!  There may have been cookies, balloon animals, Santa, and crafts; but we were there for one reason… FREE TRAIN RIDES!

Max had noticed the train earlier in the week and I had to tell him it wasn’t open yet.  I read a sign posted that said it would be opening on Friday and that the celebration included free rides!  Jason and I were so excited to bring the kids!

Gwenyth enjoying her “ride”

Max waiting for his turn!

All strapped in!

Big guy “driving” the train!

We have a two year old!

It seems like with having Max’s birthday party a couple of weeks before his birthday, that we have been celebrating for a very long time! What’s not to celebrate though about this wonderful boy turning two!
Year two was a big year for Max! He moved from his crib to a toddler bed, traveled out of state, learned some great dance moves, and became a big brother!
Max continues to grow and weighed in at 30.4 pounds putting him in the 76% for weight and measured at 35 1/2 inches, placing him in the 85% for height! I think it is his healthy appetite that is helping him climb the charts!
We are loving this big guy!

Max and Jason at our family birthday dinner for Max.  Coloring and Pizza, what more could a two year old ask for?

Max and his favorite little sister!  She hasn’t even tried to steal any of his birthday presents! (Yet…)