Monday, November 25, 2013

Snow (Not So Much) Fun

 So it is a winter wonderland here, and it is gorgeous.  No drifts, just a perfect pretty snow.  I was feeling awful yesterday as I saw everyone's post on facebook with their kids in the snow so I decided to get them bundled up and left them play this morning.  They do not have "ski clothes" as I call them so I just layered them.  We put on 3 pairs of socks, 3 pants, 3 shirts to make sure they didn't freeze.  Well all that took about 45 minutes to get done since they were just thrilled to put on that many clothes.  Jaycee was so excited to finally get to go outside that she just ran out the door.  Well she of course fell right into the snow because she did not know that it was snow and she couldn't exactly run in it.  Well she lost her mittens and it just made her mad that she fell.  So needless to say it was downhill from there.
I just had to sit Payzlee down in the snow for her to experience this
Payzlee was quite happy
 Such a sweetie
 Then Payzlee kind of fell over, but she wasn't completely mad.
 Then she face planted and she was irate!
Needless to say we went right back inside!
 Payzlee was quite happy to eat the snow off the floor in the house though!

 Jaycee getting all those layers off!
On a good note, since it was such a nice calm snow, all the cattle stayed home and it is not just awful like usual for Justin.  I can't even remember the last time it snowed this pretty without the wind!  We are definitely thankful for that!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Month Behind from Here on Out...

I am just going to be a month behind from here on out I suppose.  Sorry, better late than never.  For Halloween Jaycee was a Scarecrow. 
Payzlee was Ghost
Best family picture we can get these days
 Daddy and his ghost

 It had been really pretty until this week so Jaycee has been riding a few weeks ago
 And Payzlee got to go riding for the first time and LOVED it!
 Payzlee turned 8 months this month.  Here are a few of her pictures.
She gets so excited!

 What she does quite often.  Get so tickled!
At 8 months:
-Finally sits!  Just started sitting on her own a few weeks ago!  I know, ridiculous.  It was like she didn't think her body could bend that way.  And she still sits really awkward.
-Still no teeth
-Loves to just cruise around the house.  Army crawling it up.
-She is quite petite like Jaycee was.  She can't gain wait if she wanted.  She. Never. Stops.  She will not cuddle with you.  She does not like you to hold her for longer than 1 minute.  She just wants to be on the move and trying to do everything Jaycee does.
-She pulls up to her knees constantly and pulls up to her feet some.  We have even caught her trying to stand in the middle of the floor several times, but she won't walk along anything she pulls up on.  I can't figure this kid out.  Everything is backwards.
-Wears 9 months clothes still.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I Love Fall

 Fall is such a great time of year.  I love decorating with pumpkins and fall stuff, and of course I enjoy getting to see all the crops.  And we like to see them go!  We have got all our corn gone, chopped a lot of our milo that wasn't going to make grain, and we just have half a circle of milo left to cut.  Justin has been cutting milo all over the place.  I'll be glad when that is over with and maybe we can see him more during the day!  Jaycee did love getting to ride the combine and help Daddy cut the "mi-mo".
This is going to be a little out of order.  I've tried several times to take fall pictures of my children.  I usually hate serious pictures, but Jaycee looks so grown up in this picture.
Sweet Payzlee
 The best I was going to get of the two of them
 I had to bribe her that she could get a snack, and this is the only picture I got of her sitting there.  She literally sat there for about 5 seconds and was ready for her snack.  Auntie Dev gave Jaycee a haircut and she got bangs.  I hate bangs, but I despised her looking like a homeless child because she took her hair down all the time.
 This is before her haircut.  I loved her hair before because I could braid it, but like I said before she wouldn't keep her hair in so it has been much better now and is pretty cute!
 Payzlee - 7 month picture
 Sweet sisters - Not sure why Jaycee thinks she needs to sit in her lap though

 I have not blogged about Payzlee turning 7 months.  I'll try to just make a list real quick.
- She says "Mama" a lot, and is still a Mama's girl big time
-Began crawling right after 6 months, but WILL NOT SIT! I really don't think she's going to sit until after she walks.  She just gets furious when I try to make her sit. She can sit just fine, but just refuses to.
-Loves big sister
-Size 6-9 mo clothing
-Sweetest thing I've ever seen (Maybe because her sister makes me crazy!)

We got to go to a pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins.  Jaycee with her pumpkin. 

 Lane or "Mane" as Jaycee calls him got to go with us.  I think it is impossible to get all three of them to take a picture.  I think we did pretty good getting them to all sit there.

 Sweet girl
 "Um why is Sissy's foot by MY HEAD?!?"
 Only one that would take a picture!
Our lives have been pretty crazy or shall I say My life has been pretty crazy.  Jaycee is just at the age where she is just constantly into something.  I am trying to write it all down because it is quite funny by the end of the day all that has happened.  For instance on Friday, our morning started out with Payzlee getting stuck under the toy drawer on our coffee table and I mean stuck.  Poor thing I'm not quite sure how she got under there.  Jaycee is constantly going to the bathroom to fill up cups with water.  I walk into the kitchen and there is Jaycee's stool at the fridge filling up a cup of water.  No big deal.  Later I find Jaycee washing her hands out of the water dispenser on the fridge.  Water was everywhere!  That night Payzlee gets into the cabinet where the baby food is and breaks a jar.  I was cooking supper on the stove.  So I rush to pick up Payzlee and then proceed to hurry and pick up all the glass.  Turn back around and Jaycee had got her stool out of her room and was cooking hamburger meat on the stove.  That night I go into the bathroom for baths and Jaycee had a stool on the counter where she had got something off of the top of the mirror!  Girls are in the bath and Jaycee picks up the end of Payzlee's whale and dumps her out of the back of it.  Payzlee, I, and Jaycee freak.  Jaycee jumped out of the tub while Payzlee is screaming, and just kept saying, "I hurt Sissy."  She was actually sincerely concerned about her, which is a good thing and hopefully she never does it again.  This was not just an out of the ordinary day, this is our day almost everyday!  I don't know what I'm going to do when Payzlee starts to walk!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

2 Kids Keep Momma Busy & Crazy

We all know I neglect my blog so we'll just get straight to catching you up from the past almost 3 months.  
We were excited Uncle Bruce and Aunt Roxanne and Cherry and the boys got to come visit for Border Town Days. (Yes, I know that was in July!) Best picture we could get of all 4 kids.
 The girls hanging out with their Daddy probably during a rain when Daddy could actually be at home.
 Payzlee turned 5 months at the first of August.  So incredibly insane that she is growing so fast. I'll be brief.
At 5 months she was:
-Rolling all over the place
-Loved baths
-Loved the jumper and walker
-Favorite place: the floor
-Love toys
-Love the sandbox
-Infactuated with the TV
-Play with your feet constantly
-Size 6 months clothes, Size 2 diapers
-Like to grab people's hair and faces
-Busy body

We had the turtle race during the fair.  That was lots of fun.  Okay maybe more fun for Mommy.
Jaycee was so funny she loved her turtle, but wouldn't touch it.  She's deathly terrified of frogs by the way.

 Payzlee even got to race a turtle someone gave us.  We had found 5 turtles for Jaycee and her friends, but only one ended up being the right kind of turtle to race.  Luckily we found someone with extras.  Who knew that only one kind of turtle could race.

Payzlee began eating baby food not long after all this.  Jaycee is such a good helper.  She wants to feed her all the time.
 Payzlee turned 6 months September 4.  Jaycee is going through a stage that she will not keep her hair done and she looks like a complete wild child all the time.  It drives me nuts, but what can you do.
 Somebody was happy to be 1/2 years old!
 At 6 months:
-Continue to roll everywhere, but push up to all fours and scoot with her head on the ground.  The doctor said she was a little top heavy for how little she is.
-She has no desire to even try to sit up.  She is far to busy trying to get places
-Momma's girl especially in the evening.  She doesn't want anyone but me most the time then.
-Starting to say what sounds like "Momma".  I'm not sure that she is actually saying Momma or that she means it, but it does sound just like it.
-Weighs 14 lbs 12 oz (23%) and is 27 in tall (87%)
-Size 6 mos, Size 3 diapers
-Sleeps 8/9ish to 8ish in the morning (So blessed with a great sleeper)

She is so photogenic!
Love, love, love this one!
 Jaycee jumped in there and actually sat still enough and even smiled.  I am in love with this picture, and I feel like I will never get this good of a picture of the two of them again.
 This picture captures their relationship most the time.  They really do love each other and it is so sweet. (Although Jaycee for some reason has been having a mean streak toward Payzlee a couple times a day. Yeah, just makes our day so lovely.  Most the time Jaycee loves Payzlee and takes good care of her, but then sometimes she acts as if Payzlee is out to get all her toys!)
 Jaycee's hair has gotten so long, and it looks so pretty and grown up when she lets me braid it.  Most the time she takes her out within 5 mins of me doing it which is so frustrating because she used to be the cutest little girl around and now she looks like a crazy wild woman.  Oh wait, she is a CRAZY WILD WOMAN!  She is definitely two, but for the most part its fun and she keeps us laughing.
 Jaycee and her buddy, Lane riding her train together.
 We had a birthday dinner for Devanee a couple weeks ago.  Jaycee loves her Auntie Aaron.
 Jaycee was a little more excited about cake instead of taking pictures!
 Auntie Aaron and her girls!
 We just started chopping some of our dryland milo that didn't make grain for silage this week.  They are putting it in a pile at our pens so when they were on a break one day we took Jaycee out to the pile to play.  Daddy took her to the top.
 No wonder Daddy is Jaycee's favorite.  He takes her to do all the cool things!
 She had a ball!  She ran around and up and down the pile.  She woulda played there forever if we would have let her.  To top it all off she had the "Mo-mos" right there to go visit!
 Jaycee and her favorite person in the world - Daddy.
Payzlee may be the cutest thing ever, but Jaycee is the funniest thing ever.  She has really began to talk more and more everyday.  Yes she does still speak Chinese, but we are finally able to decipher some of it.  She still calls water - "wong"  Hay bales = "ba-ba"(no idea why she says that) Payzlee = "sissy" Chicken/Ginnie = "Bock Bock" (even says this for our food chicken that we're eating.  It is so crazy to me that she knows that already.  Oh wait maybe we shouldn't have been pointing out which "mo-mo" was ours to eat next.)  Crayon/Color = "tayong" (again no idea)  She puts "ng or ong" on lots of words.
Her favorite phrases: "It's a no-no" (cutest accent ever on that).  "I see you".  "Oh no". "I NEED Daddy". Everything she says she just says in the cutest ways.  One of the dogs killed one of the kittens the other day and Jaycee says, "Cat no mo".  It was so funny.  There are many random things Jaycee says I just can't think of them at the moment.
This past week we really began potty training.  Oh my goodness.  This is the hardest. thing. I. have. ever. had. to. go. through.  I really believe that God is just trying to teach me patience because that is something I do not have, and I really do need.  So maybe at least I will come out with something good from this if I don't go crazy first.  One day she does good, the next awful.  I just really don't know what to do here.  She gets rewards such as stickers and going to go play with the cats, but then sometimes she just throws a wall-eyed fit because she wants those things right then and DOES NOT want to go in the potty.  So I just really don't know what to do with her.  She is so strong willed that it drives me completely nuts.  Oh well maybe this week with go better.

Sorry this blog is all over the place, but these are the major events that have occurred in our lives the past few months.  We pretty much have just been farming and doing all that that involves for the past 2 months.