Saturday, December 31, 2016

The end.

Here's the deal... When I started this blog it was a lot of fun to write about our life and share pictures of the kids. But then I had three kids. And now I have four. Writing this blog has become a chore. It stresses me out when it's not "caught up" and it's no longer fun. I decided a few months ago that I'd finish up the year, but then I'm done. This is the end. I may or may not get on here occasionally and do a quick update, though chances are I won't.

So here's my last post with all the random things we've done during the month of December. Adiós 2016 and adiós blog.

 The day I had Reagan was our ward Christmas party. It was Polar Express themed and the kids wanted to go really bad so Chad and my mom took them. Here are my cute kids (with friends) taking a ride on the Polar Express.

Visiting with Santa. Due to just having had a baby, we didn't take the kids to see Santa this year so it's a really good thing he made an appearance at the ward party or I don't think we would have seen him at all. Cayden asked me at one point if we were going to go visit Santa and I told him that he had already visited him at the ward party. He thought about it for a minute and said, "But mom, I think he had the voice of someone in our ward." Haha! I told him that maybe he did, but Santa has to have a lot of helpers to get everything done. That seemed to satisfy him, but it makes me wonder how much longer he'll believe.

The kids got to make fun lanterns at the party.

Listening to the Polar Express while eating cookies and drinking hot chocolate. Cayden apparently ate his body weight in cookies and hot chocolate; good thing mom wasn't there to stop him.

A few days before Christmas we took the kids to see the little nativity at the Denver Temple. The kids enjoyed seeing it and the temple, even if it was just a short visit.

The girls decided to ride the donkey...

Showing off their headlamps from Grandma and Grandpa Higgins.

Traditional Christmas Eve pajama picture. Love all these hooligans!

My adorable little Santa baby. :)

I think it's safe to say that Santa did a fantastic job with presents this year. (Even after just having a baby and everything...)

Mom rocked that arena this year too. (Also, I know that Grace looks a little less than excited in both of these pictures, but trust me... she was dang excited and couldn't get the toys opened up fast enough.)

Chad and Cayden got to see Rogue One - lucky ducks. I'll have to wait to see it when I can rent it. Hopefully it won't have been completely ruined for me by then.

Chad and I celebrated our 10th anniversary! We took the kids to dinner. While a date would have been preferable, it wasn't exactly feasible with a newborn and we still had lots of fun celebrating with the kids.

Gracie eating a lemon. Hahahahahahaha!

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Laura having a go at the lemon. Again... bwahahahahahaha! Is it bad that I watch this over and over just to laugh at it?

To top off our anniversary Chad surprised me with these little beauties that I've had my eye on for a few years! I was more than a little surprised and am having a hard time not wearing them every day.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

More of Little Reagan

Here's some more pictures of this little princess that we love so much!
 
The three big kids sure love this little baby. They can't seem to love on, kiss, and hold her enough!

Reagan loves baths! She hasn't cried or screamed during one yet.

And now... for the many faces of Reagan! This little girl is one of the most expressive and alert babies I've ever met!

Rockin' the faux hawk. And the double chin.

Love this little face!

My personal favorite. :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Reagan Joy Higgins

Our last little peanut joined our family almost four weeks ago. Poor Chad and Cayden... this is seriously a girl dominated house. I can't wait to have three teenage girls. Or not. ;)

Welcome to...

Reagan Joy Higgins
December 2, 2016
10:18 am
 9 lbs, 4 oz
21 1/4"

9 lbs, 4 oz... she tied with Grace for biggest baby :)

Mommy and daddy snuggles.

Mid sneeze - haha!

Sweet, sleepy baby!

Going home.

Check out that hair!!! Reagan by far has more hair than any of my other babies.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Celebrate!

This little princess just had her third birthday this past weekend. It's really hard to believe that my little baby is getting so big! I tell her all the time that she's my baby and she just laughs and says that she's a big girl. How we love this little girl! We love her mischievousness, sass, and all the fun that she brings to our family. She's my comic relief and just about the funniest/nuttiest kid I've met. We're so glad she's part of our family!

All ready for church on her birthday, complete with a birthday crown. She proudly wore it all day. :)

Opening one of her favorite presents. She loves her Frozen microphone... I think it might need to have an early death.

More presents.

Another favorite present.

A princess cake for my princess. She loved it which I guess makes it worth all the time and effort it took. Any guesses as to what princess it is? ;)

 Success! She loved her cake and even understood how to blowout the candles this year.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Playing the Waiting Game

Here's a little bit of what we've been doing while we've been playing the waiting game. I'm so done and this baby needs to make an appearance soon. (Three weeks from tomorrow I'll be induced, so at least there's an end in sight!)

Grace was the only kid that finished her dinner one night, so she got to pick a treat... popcorn and a movie. Love her lounging position!

This kid is so excited for the new Star Wars movie to come out.

The kids have made their Christmas lists! We had to get it done earlier this year since baby is coming really soon.

This little girl and her puzzles. She sits down and does 50 piece puzzles by herself; it may take awhile, but she doesn't give up. And that tongue of hers!

Someone had a birthday! I was too lazy (i.e. tired and pregnant) to make my own dessert so we opted for pre-made ice cream cupcakes.

I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed the ice cream cupcakes.

Especially this little girl... who had bright pink frosting everywhere!

Snacks for preschool - turkeys!

I got to help out on Cayden's field trip last week. I think he enjoyed having me there. He chose to sit by me instead of friends and willingly held my hand everywhere we walked. I know it's only a matter of time before he hits the "too cool for mom" stage, but until he does I'll enjoy all the sweetness I can get.

Goofy second graders having fun at the Denver Art Museum.

Family bike rides! Cayden has gotten really good at riding his bike this past year (thank you vision therapy!) and the girls have always been naturals. I think both of the girls are going to need bigger bikes next summer.