Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Scratch that, she rolled from her tummy to her back three times in a row this evening. Oh dear.

Baby Chuck

Well, Baby Charlotte (or Baby Chuck, as she's coming to be known) is almost three months old, and so much fun! She's been so much less cranky lately (knock on wood) so we are able to spend more time enjoying her and less time being frazzled. She's still too young to be reaching many milestones, but I am happy to report that she's smiling away these days. I feel a giggle coming on soon. No rolling yet, but it's still early for that. Anyway, I'd like to keep her immobile for as long as possible.
The girls absolutley adore her, as shown.
(Poor Chuck doesn't seem to be having as much fun as Iris.)
Doesn't this face just make you smile? I sure love this girl.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Charlotte Ann Bartlett

Well, that little nugget in the post below has gone from that to this...

to this...

to this.
She's about two and a half months old now, and keeping us on our toes. She was pretty fussy for the first two months, but has had a few more good days lately. (Knock on wood.) She has started smiling a lot lately, which I apparently don't have a picture of. She's started sleeping for longer stretches at night, and is slowly spacing out how often she eats.
I can't tell you how much I adore this sweet little one. As hard as the newborn stage is, I just treasure this time. It sounds trite to say, but it is going by much too quickly!
We love you, Charlotte!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Number Three

Due June 11, 2012

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Playing Catch Up

So, I scrolled through my pictures for the past six months to remind myself what we've been up to, and I'm surprised how much the girls, Iris in particular, have changed. I guess she's still young enough that six months makes a big difference. So, in rough chronological order, here is our spring/summer:

a picnic with Grandma and Annie, had to be moved indoors because of poor weather

the girls being best frenemies, per the usual

playing "Pretty Pretty Princess"

I think this was the longest Riley's hair has ever been...

... and then the chop (don't know what's up in this picture, I just wanted to illustrate the hair cut)

a trip to the aquarium with our Cueva friends

bowling with Grandpa Craig

AND, big news, I went on a cruise to Mexico, on this boat...

...with these people (my mom, my friend Alyssa, and her mom- no kids!)

We did some mule riding...

...some zip lining...

...some repelling...

...some smiling....

...and basically had an amazing time.

After I got home, I did the Race for the Cure again.

Riley had her end-of-school play (that's her behind the mask- Eric made it, of course)

This is what happens when our friend Katie comes to play

Liz, Eric and I went to see Josh Ritter at Red Butte Gardens, which was amazing and incredible, as always

the girls took part in our wards Children's Parade

Riley still sleeps with her eyes slightly open, which always freaks me out when I check on her in the middle of the night

Eric and I went on a two day rafting trip with my fam, down the Colorado River. Quite wonderful.

Riley had her first day of first grade, and this is the only picture I got (bad Mom). She's doing fantastic and really liking it so far.

I took her out of school the other day so we could go to the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival together. I went often as a kid, and I really appreciate and love those memories. I want her to have some of the same. We had a great time together. Here she is with her favorite storyteller.

In news that wasn't captured in photos, Iris is in a big-girl bed and, thanks to Eric, is also potty trained- hurrah! My job moved me to a full time supervisor position, so I've been gone a lot, and since Eric is able to be home with the girls, he just took that over. It was wonderful.

My work is taking us on a cruise at the end of this month- hurrah! I'd never been on a cruise, and this will be my second in six months. I'm getting to be quite the jet-setter.

Eric and I got released as Sunday School teachers for the 12-14 year olds, where we've been for a few years, and I got moved to the Young Women, as a Beehive advisor. I love it! The girls are at such a good age, and we've got a really great group, so it's been fun.

Iris turned three, and I don't have a single picture of her birthday. The poor second child gets slighted, once again. At least she's too young to realize it. I'll do a whole post about her soon, when I get ambitious.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It just didn't happen for me.

I was going to blog today. I really was. I had it all planned out. But now I can't find the cord to my camera, and what's a six-month-old post without some catch up pictures? Lame, that's what it is. So I'll find it and get back to you.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Spring!

We're still here, alive and well. We always seem to be very busy, but if you asked me what with, I'm not sure if I could tell you. We ended up surviving Riley's birthday party, and are now trying to deal with having a six-year-old. It seems that this new attitude has been present ever since her birthday, and I just don't know what to do about it. It makes me panicked for the teenage years, I can tell you that.

Iris is as much of a wrecking crew as ever, and keeps us in a near-constant state of disarray. I hope you can see how far the toilet paper stretches in this picture.

The other day, the day after St. Patrick's Day, I changed her diaper to find emerald green poop. I said, "Iris, your poop is green for St. Patrick's Day!" and she said, "It's a miracle!" Don't know where she got that one.

And then she crashes and burns each night. I love to peep in at her, and watch her being still. It's so rare.

In other Bartlett news, I got a job. This is the first time I've worked out of the home since before Iris was born, so even though it's only part time, it's a big change for me. Luckily, Eric's school schedule is really light this semester, so he's able to be home with the girls, which is amazing. We didn't want to do the day care thing. I'm working in customer service, which can be kind of draining, but I'm glad to be able to contribute financially again.

Eric and I had our four year anniversary last week, and were able to spend a night away, which was so needed! In some ways, four years has seemed like a snap, but then I have a hard time remembering when I wasn't married to Eric. We've had some pretty amazing times these past four years, as well as some really challenging ones, but I wouldn't want to share any of it with anyone else! Cheesy as it sounds, I feel like Eric is the other half to my whole. I'll stop now before I make anyone uncomfortable....