Monday, November 26, 2012

Finleys first thanksgiving

This years thanksgiving was spent here in Wisconsin with some of our "dental family". The hirsburners hosted it at their home and 5 of our families joined them. There was a TON of amazing food, and we spent the day with very full bellies playing Just Dance 4, chatting, and having a gingerbread decorating competition. It's a good thing that Laura took some pictures because I only took one the whole night!

This thanksgiving was so much better then last years. At thus time last year I was 7 or 8 weeks pregnant and I was super nauseous.. Of course it is also when we announced that we were pregnant only to our families though.

I never wrote how we made that announcement! I had made 2 onsies , (one for my fam one for bens), that had the state of oregon on them, (where we were living at the time), and under the state it said, "made in Oregon". We wrapped it up as a present and had our parents open them at thanksgiving dinner so all the family would see at the same time :)

So weird to think that was a whole year ago, but at the same time so so much has happened since then that it seems like it gas been even linger then that. We have lived in three places since then! So crazy.

Finley was perfect, like usual all day, she took her naps at our friends house and just chilled. I think she likes thanksgiving ;)

Monday, November 19, 2012

twinkie recipe

Our friend Scott McNairy is hilarious. Here is his amazing twinkie recipe.. I would have to say he is spot on ;)
Just discovered the BEST TWINKIE RECIPE!!! It is dead on, tastes just like the real thing and it's so easy: Bake yellow cake with 6 cups canola oil Mix 3 Tbsp lard with 2 cups sugar and inject into the nasty cake you just made Voila! and I had to add, put on the shelf for 20 years then, voila! ha...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

4 months & thankful November

I didn't have time to upload my actual pictures from my camera from finleys 4 month shoot, so this insta will just have to do :)

At 4 months Finley is
*still my cuddle bug, which is my favorite thing EVER
*she is getting pretty attached to me, if someone else is holding her she looks around for me until she finds me,( I secretly love this) :) we are besties you know
*she will reach for us now
*she interacts more and more, currently she loves copying faces that we make at her
*she used to sleep through the night every night but she likes to party 2 times in the night these days,,, I'm not ok with this so we are in the process of fixing this ha.. I guess lots of people call this the 4 month regression stage?
*she rolls over anytime I put her on her tummy because she hates tummy time
*she is even on the verge of crawling because of her trying to get out of tummy time
*her favorite word right now is centipede... She laughs soooo hard when I say it
*she laughs whenever she hears us laughing, like the other night I was watching AFV and everytime I would laugh she would too
*she loves to fold her hands and to eat her hands
*she laughs when she sneezes and when we hiccup
*Ben wants me to write she loves when I sing to her, her favorite are the tangled songs and the Anastasia songs

K so HUGE list, but these are for me to remember later :)

I'm going to write something everyday this month, on here or insta or somewhere that I'm thankful for. Since im already on the topic, today I am thankful for finley. People always talk about the indescribable love a mother has for her children and I never fully understood it until now. I thought I did, but I didn't. I love Finley more then words can describe. She is my everything.
: . i carry your heart with me, i carry it in my heart . :
-e.e. cummings

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