Boutique Me Giveaway

My friend, Heidi, is having a giveaway on her blog for her business and I thought I would share the link so that others can see all of her cute stuff. She makes the cutest clips ever! Plus my Lilly is the model for one of her flower clips. Come see all of her stuff and participate in her giveaway.
Aubrey and Lilly's Dr Appointments

Today Aubrey had another check up with the Endocrinologist. For some reason her height and weight has started to level out again. At 2 1/2 she now weighs 21 lbs and is 32 inches tall. Still not on the growth charts yet. The doctor was a little concerned so he ordered an x-ray of her hand to see the age of her bones. They are at 18 months to 2 years which is a good sign. It just means that she is probably just not eating enough and not something seriously wrong. He encouraged us to make sure that she got more calories. Part of her problem is that she is a slow eater and would rather play than eat. She will have another check up with the Endocrinologist in about 4 months and if she still is not gaining weight then he will have some more test done.

Lilly on the other hand does not have the same weight issues that her sister has. She has been gaining weight with no problems. Lilly is now almost 6 weeks old. Wow! Time goes by so fast. When she was only 4 days old she had lost just a little bit of weight and was at 8 lbs 10 oz and 21 inches. By the time she was 2 weeks old she had already gained a pound and was at 9 lbs 11 oz and was 22 inches long.

We had a lot of fun this Halloween. With the new baby I was originally not planning on doing much this year. Borrow some costumes from a friend, go to the ward activity, and then maybe some trick or treating Halloween night. Somehow I found the energy to do a little more and even make the whole family costumes. The week before Halloween, while Aunt Joan and Uncle Russell were visit us from Hawaii we took to Murry Farms. We had never been there before and discovered it was a lot of fun. They had corn mazes, free samples, a large ant farm, corn box, and a hay ride where you got to pick out a pumpkin to take home. The kids had a lot of fun!

Then during the week of Halloween our ward had a Halloween party and Trunk or Treat on Tuesday Night. I barely got everyone's costumes done by the time of the trunk or treat. As we have done almost every year we had a family theme. I love coming up with costumes for the whole family to wear. It started out with the girls being flowers. Each girl a different kind and color flower. I thought it would be really simple to make them petal headbands and cute tutu skirts. Then from there the idea to make Joshua a weed, James a scarecrow, and me the gardener came about. At the trunk or treat James and Lilly past out candy from our decorated van while I took the other three around to all of the other cars.

Finally to top off Halloween week we orignially were going to take the kids trick or treating but got invited to go to our next door neighbor's church's trunk or treat. We figured it would be a small activity so we were only going to stop by to show or neighbor the kids costumes. It turned out that it was a huge Fall Carnival with a hay maze, carnival games, trunk or treat, train ride, bounce house, bouce slide and lots of free food and candy. We ended up staying there the whole time and still didn't do everything that they had. The whole week was a lot of fun but for some reason was over really fast. No I need someone to take some really cute pictures of my girls in their tutu costumes. Mine didn't come out as nice as I hoped. Maybe one day I will get a nice SLR camera. One can only hope!

Baby Picture Answers

1. Aubrey
2. Lilly
3. Joshua
4. Eliza