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March 2017

30 March 2017

Look at me! Blogging about March, on the last day of March. I'm so on top of things. ha. March was a good (and busy) month. We painted our fence! We had some of our wonderful family come over to help paint. I didn't think to take an after picture, but here is a during. It looks so much better now that it's painted! Next up is landscaping, and redoing the sprinkler system that got demolished during the installation of the fence. My back still hurts from painting. Bending/lifting is getting hard so unfortunately Jared will be doing most of that work alone.

The kids helped measure for outdoor patio furniture. 

It warmed up to the 70's for a week which was awesome. It is chilly again now, but the flowers are blooming and trees are budding, so warmer weather is just around the corner. I took some swim diaper photos for Alva Baby/Baby Goal.

and some training pants photos, and pacifier clips, and bibs, and plates and about 20 other products but I won't bore you with ALL of the pics.

I actually REALLY love these silicone plates. Kyler was excited to model in a product photo too!

This is actually Ryan haha…shhhhh...

I thought I would also put a few screen shots up here on the blog of the kids on Amazon. Some of these pictures are from last year and they look so tiny!

Jared snapped a few photos of us before church the other week. When I was pregnant with Kyler I would take bump pictures every week to document. Poor baby #4 only has a few haha.

Kyler is "off track" (has a break from school) for a few weeks, but we have been busy keeping up on reading and learning his sight words~ Is it just me or is Kindergarten so much harder than it used to be?!

Kyler didn't want Bauer to get pinched on St. Patricks day so he taped this to his collar.

We had a good FHE lesson about forever families and took the kids to Jared's grandparents graves. It was a very special lesson.

Baby Girl (still haven't decided on a name!) is growing! I've been updating the blog every month, so it's weird to think I will only have 2-3 more blog updates as a family of 5 before she comes. I can't believe we are about to become a family of 6!! 28 weeks…hello 3rd trimester! 

Can't wait to meet this sweet baby girl!

February 2017…valentines and baby names

06 March 2017

We started out February with baby girl's 20 week anatomy scan. She is looking great and is growing right on track. She was transverse and the placenta is anterior (I find it interesting that my other 3 babies stayed in the same positions from their 20 week scan until birth, and wonder if she will do the same). She had her face snuggled up next to the placenta the whole time, so it was difficult to get a good profile angle on her.
I was just looking through my phone and couldn't find a single baby bump photo from recently! I think I posted one on an instagram story but apparently those get deleted automatically... so ooops! I'm currently 24 weeks (viability)! Of course I hope she stays in much longer to grow healthy and strong, but now that she is viable, I feel like it's safe to start buying a few things for her, planning her nursery, and of course thinking about choosing a baby name! We've had a list going for a while, and are finally starting to narrow down names. I'm so indecisive though; names are hard! Lyla's name didn't even make it to our favorite names list until the end of my pregnancy! Anyways, I think it will be fun to look back on the names we liked for baby #4 so here is our list: Makayla, Makenzie, Molly, Brinley, Katelyn, Alyvia, Abbigail, Ashtyn, Josslyn, Zoey, Avalyn, Maya, Ellie, Sierra, Hazel, Marley, Juliet, Hayven, Ivy, Aspen, Grace, Blair, Emree, Briana, Oaklynn. I wonder if we will choose one of those names, or if we will ultimately add one later in the pregnancy to choose. I want to know now! haha.

Valentines Day was great! I had the kids paint these little Valentines for Jared, and a few more for teachers/friends. Jared's family has this tradition of going to Maddox for a Valentines date, so that is what we did again this year! I know we had a picture taken…but I think it's on one of my sister in-laws phones.

 It warmed up enough for us to play outside without snow gear on for a few days, but it didn't last long.

 We went to an indoor pool one weekend. It's been a while! I was surprised at how much better the twins did in the water compared to last summer when we took them swimming. They were much more brave, and even went down some slides by themselves!

 Kyler still doesn't know how to swim, and is scared to put his face in the water. I've been trying to get him in swim lessons, but they fill up so quickly it's been hard.

Lyla has had a rough past 2 weeks teething…but she finally cut through all four of her canines! Ryan still doesn't have any.

We went on a mid-week date to an escape room with Jared's coworkers. It was fun, but a lot harder than I expected! Work is going well for Jared. His office just moved to downtown Salt Lake City, right above City Creek in the world trade center building. It's a great place to meet for lunch, and there is an awesome kids play place in the foodcourt. The commute is longer now, so he has been riding the train to/from work and we have been meeting at the gym everyday after work. 

I went to Kyler's kindergarten class a few times recently. One was for a walking report card, and the other was for parent/teacher conferences. His teacher is so sweet and had so many good things to say about Kyler! He makes friends easily, obeys the rules, participates, and is funny! His testing scores (reading and math) could be better though, so we are working really hard with him at home, and hopefully we will see a significant improvement when he is retested in April.

I've been busy taking lots of pictures for Alva Baby! It's fun seeing my babies on their website/amazon but it's also stressful when the twins don't cooperate for photos. Ryan is the most easy going twin so he has been getting in more photos lately. I can't wait for baby girl to come…she will be much easier to take pics of!

 He has been doing this goofy dance lately…I'm obsessed with him. He's so happy! 

I'm hoping we're about done with the snow here…so we went to donut falls for one last day of sledding/snow ball throwing. Ryan was not a fan of the snow, Lyla loved it and kept eating it, and Kyler had fun throwing snowballs at daddy.

Welp, that's all of the updates I can think of for now.  Until next month~