Friday, November 8, 2013

Cyrena Fall Soccer

This fall Cyrena has been playing in a small neighborhood soccer league.  She has had a lot of fun and learned a lot.  She is not afraid to get in there and be tough!





All about Cyrena

Cyrena has been able to do a couple of special things lately.

David took Cyrena on a date to an ASU football game.  She had a great time with her dad.

She got very sweaty!
 
We are still in awe that we have grandparents that live close by!  We are very blessed.  Cyrena got to attend her first grandparents breakfast.  Grandma and Grandpa came to pick her up early and they headed to the school


They also invited some girls in their neighborhood that don't have grandparents that live close by.  After they ate Cyrena showed off some of her work.  So grateful for times like this for Cyrena to bond with her grandparents!

Grandpa Dean

Grandpa Dean came for conference weekend and we had a wonderful time with him.


 The kids quickly got attached to grandpa and asked him question after question about his missing leg.  He was always so patient and kind and joked around with them about it!

 The girls were so great during conference.  I think this was our most successful as far as keeping them busy the appropriate amount of time.  We had a lot of different activities and varied snacks--not too much sugar.  Here is one of Cyrena's temple drawing during conference.

Natalie is using pattern blocks to make a design

 Anna got lots of back scratches...

 And got pushed in the swing. This picture cracks David up

 Anna used the back scratcher on grandpa


 Anna built towers with grandpa.  Anna was super attached to him, even to the point of wanting him to get her underwear and pants back on after she went to the bathroom.  Ahhh, 2 year olds.

 And it wouldn't be a proper family weekend without a round of Headbandz.

 We took Grandpa to the Mesa temple



 Since Evan came so early we are just now getting around to making his room into a nursery.  David and Randy got Evan's room all prepped to be painted.  David is laughing here because I made him pose for this pic. 

 The girls made a reading fort under the crib-they don't like to be left out of the action.  

We loved every minute we spent with grandpa and were so sad to see him leave.  When Anna woke up and realized he was gone she said "I want grandpa to stay home"  Come back soon grandpa!!

September randoms

Here are a few random pictures that have been floating around:


Natalie loves to climb on top of this playhouse and spy on the neighbors!  Too bad they're never outside.

The girls and Evan in their pirate gear.  He wasn't super happy.

Who doesn't enjoy an impromptu puppet show while they're prepping dinner? Especially by Snow White and a ballerina.

Natalie is slowly starting to read (she doesn't love it yet).  However, she was very proud when she wrote her favorite word: Dad.



 Our swimming has become less frequent as the weather has cooled.  But we sure love our swimming time at grandma's!

I just have to add this so I don't forget.  We don't wear a lot of socks around here since it's almost always sandal weather.  But every time I mop Anna goes and gets socks on so she won't slip.  So here she is in her socks, trying to put her hands in her pockets for the picture.  She cracks me up.

Evan 5, 6 and 7 months

Oh this boy of ours is growing by leaps and bounds.  He adds so much joy to our daily lives, it's incredible.  No matter anyone's mood, Evan can cheer them up. I truly understand the term 'momma's boy' now!  Love him!




Around 5.5 months he tried some cereal.  It always take awhile to catch on to spoon feeding but he thought it was fun to get all the focused attention!  Of course he had to wear a princess bib. :)


Cyrena likes to sit and read in this chair so a lot of times I put Evan next to her while I'm doing dishes or something else.  

We had a pirate day at preschool so the girls wanted Evan to join in.

We are trying to encourage sitting up; he's not cooperating. But he does always have a contagious grin for us.  He loves to have his diaper changed.  I think he enjoys the one on one time with mom or dad-something he doesn't always get. 

 To celebrate Evan's half birthday we went swimming and ate cupcakes at Grandma's!   Evan slept through the cupcakes.

 
First time wearing a hat

You can see he's a little better at sitting up but he still throws himself over!  His hair has grown a lot as well.  He doesn't love eating the pureed baby food and being fed with a spoon.  He will clamp his mouth shut and turn his head away.  But if you hold up a cracker or cheerio, he opens right up. It's funny.

He is still a good sleeper but sometimes takes time to settle in the evening.  I'm pretty sure that's due to big sister commotion.

I had to include this picture because this is the face he gives me a lot.  I call this his kissable face-look at those lips!

7 Month Stats:
Weight: 16 lbs. 9 oz (25th%)
Height: 26.5 in. (25th%)

It's very strange to have a small baby.  Every time I go to pick him up I expect him to be heavier!  It will be interesting to see if he is always small.

The Deans

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