Pardon the exposed tummy, but I have to get pictures of Garrett and I together when I can. I need to remember how little he is because he keeps getting bigger and pretty soon I won't remember how it felt to have him curl up asleep on me!!
|King Caleb watering the Cheney's garden.|
|He likes typing on my computer|
|I love what good friends these two are!|
|Leila likes to "ride" Caleb's bike|
Leila is scared of thunder storms and cries and wants to be held during the thunder. She has been asking to take naps, she doesn't always take one but she knows she gets to have a little one on one time with me reading with her in her room.
Caleb acting up (hyper and aggressive) to get attention sometimes. Generally patient and understanding of the situation but he's also only 3 ½ and needs attention and extra love. Fever. Very thoughtful of others: planning my birthday party, His prayers. Loves bike rides with Daddy.
Allen starts his new job next week (at Gallagher in Houston), which means I'll be officially starting my new job this week too: mom to three kids without Dad home to help. I'm just really grateful Allen has been able to be home with us for almost three weeks! Not only has it been awesome for me, but he's really gotten to spend quality time with Caleb and Leila while they're in a really fun stage of life!
|Smiley baby! He has gotten more alert between his naps but has also gotten more fussy in the afternoons/evenings.|
|They LOVE playing in our sensory bucket (fancy name for a bucket of beans)|
Garrett lost his umbilical cord accidentally (before it was ready to fall off), went to church for the first time and wore a cute outfit Aunt Steph gave us for Caleb (he didn't fit in it until he was two or three months old but Garrett may only fit in it for another Sunday or two).
|Free Jamba Juice day! Caleb, Leila and I went while Allen studied/worked and brought one back.|
Caleb and Leila loved helping wash the van while Garrett and I sat in the garage.
|Leila is in a phase where she likes to be naked and pull her diaper off.|
|She hates taking off her Nemo jammies... Good thing she has two pair!|
|Her race shirt was a little big and she asked to take it off|
I was disappointed that the race was cancelled just because I knew how much Caleb and Leila would like it. But I was kind of excited because it meant I might be able to attend a women's conference at our stake center. On our way home from the race, I texted some friends for help: Stacie brought me a skirt to wear and Jessica gave me a ride home.
|Allen texted me this picture of Leila asleep while I was at the conference. She's even funny in her sleep.|
Making excuses for being too busy to study the scriptures or go to the temple is like telling the doctor you're too busy having cancer to have chemo. They are the things that will make your life better and by making time for them you will be blessed with peace and strength beyond your own. They are the things that will allow you to hear/feel the music of the gospel instead of just doing the dance steps. (I loved that talk from General conference!)
|A friend stopped by to bring some cookies while I was nursing Garrett and Caleb and Allen were playing dress up together, so this is how they answered the door. :)|
|Caleb didn't fit in this until he was three months old.|
|He doesn't like binkies so he occasionally gets my finger in his mouth to soothe him.|