Sunday, March 29, 2009

She Picked it herself!

We Spent Friday in the city, we told the girls they could each pick a souviner....this was savannas choice

And she wants you to know, She stole Gene Simmons' Tounge
Uhhh....this shirt really brings out the red in her hair.

Working on the camper.

This weekend we spent some time trying to fix up our tent trailer. We bought this with the intentions of fixing it up, and oh a year or two later...we finally started!

when we moved we got some rebate from ATT, i guess it was a thank you for keeping there service or something...whatever. we got a free gift card. hummm..what to do with that money! Well we had a nice family day in the city, but that is another blog! And whit the left overs from that gift card we did a lil fixin of the trailer!

First, I did the floors, This is the before

The During,
Chomps really likes to help. he is a very active member of the family!
And here are they are after! Such an amazing Difference.
I like to think i have Peel-n-stick tile skills! im pretty good.
Then today Steven and my brother took the trailor comepletely apart, there were some places that the wood needed to be replaced, it was rotted out, and some things we wanted to change.
They took the canvas off, and pressure washed it and scrubbed the heck out of it. Looks much better now
We also needed to re-do the counter top, and we decided to take out the sink part of it, as it didnt work that well, and we would rather have the counter space! So Steven and Dan cut out a new counter top and attached it, so that i could re-do the surface of it.
i guess when i went to the store, they needed some help, savanna showed them how to use the tools!
Then I did the top
lookin good!
We Put the counter back in
I re did those cushions last year.
and then Nana needed a nap. She was so tired from all that hard work! :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

5 months!

Holy moly. 5 months already?

this cant be right..Nov...December...Jan...Feb...March...CRAP. Its right.

Well here is an update on the Cheeks.

Her cheeks are as big as ever, no sign of them getting any smaller :)
She LOVES rice cereal, and has so far Tried only Peaches and Bananas. NOT a big fan of bananas but they say it takes like 10 times to try something before you develope a taste for it. something like that. So were going to keep up with the bananas for a week or so and see what happens
We need to get her a highchair now that she likes to eat, she does not like to eat laying back in her little bouncie chair and wont stay in her bumbo...(see below)
She likes to try to hold her own bottle lately, only shes not good at it yet, So i think we need to look into changing to the wider versions of the bottles we use, that may help her out....she gets mad!
She Can roll from her back to her stomach, but NOT from her stomach to her back. He chubbly little arm gets in the way.
She is trying like heck to move when she is on her stomach....she can get a few inches forward. I think she is determined to crawl early.
She is cutting teeth. One is totally threw on the bottom in the front, I thought 4 more (eye teeth) were coming threw as her gums were all white in those spots but now it doesnt seem so. maybe they took a break.
Thank goodness for teething tablets they are a life saver...Huh amanda? lol!
Amanda has now taken over for Sarah. Only a week earlier than planned. She decided to give amanda a run for her money on monday. Not really but she was just fussy....teething fussy. But today is doing great...even took a nap! We are SO greatful to Amanda for taking on Savanna. I dont know what we would do without her, cause I honestly dont think I could send her to daycare. I would be a nervous wreck the thought of it makes my stomach turn. No one loves your baby like your family. so we need to convince amanda to stick around as long as possible!!! hint hint night classes hint hint! lol!
She LOVES to play in her bouncie, we like to call her lord of the dance. I got to get a video of it, its funny.
She has outgrown her bumbo, or should i say outsmarted it, She learned that if she turned around completely and leaned she could POP her leg out and fall out, since she learned that there is no keeping her in that thing. she seemed to not mind that she falls on her face. this girl is a MOVER. there is no keeping her still.
On that note, we had better start baby proofing we need to get a few gates for the top and bottom of the stairs.
She is now weating 6 to 9 months clothes...little chunker. She is in the 93% for her weight, and only like the 35% for her height!
She is changing by the day, i just want her to stay tiny......

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

reminds me of mary **updated so you can see the whole picture!**

This reminded me of Mary.

Cause her and Steven have a daily conversation where they try to out-do each other with dirty words.

another reason I love you Mary!

Savanna, Not quite the Banana lover

So we tried a new fruit this weekend, Banana's

she was not to fond of them at first, she much preferred the Rice cereal my mom was mixing the bananas with.
but we did manage to FINALLY get a good shot of her SMILE on camera!!!!
oh my messy faced Nana eater!

Monday, March 16, 2009

St Patties Day Cookies!

I love to bake, I don't know that I'm all too good at it or anything, but I try and be creative.

I made Shamrock cookies for Brynns school tomorrow
My mom helped me finish decorating them and packaging them up all pretty like
Here they all are, all 25 of them!

Monday, March 9, 2009

A day with the Greats!

Yesterday we went to Napa to spend the day with Great Grandma & Grandpa Chambers! We had such a great time, We haven't ever spent any 1 on 1 family time with them, and Really Steven hasn't been able to do this for a VERY long time. So it was overdue, and really a great treat!

We arrived around 1
Sadly enough this is our very first photo together as a family of 4. sad i know. But I am sure the first of many many more to come!
Grandma and her girls!
Brynn read Great Grandma "red fish blue fish" Because we have a super genius on our hands, can now read Dr Seuss books BY HER SELF!
Grandpa made us Delicious Burgers and sausage, beans and salad! OHH and yummy bread!
Savanna likes to just hang out
Savanna Hung out and played while we ate!
Savanna and I watched as Grandma and Brynnie made cookies
She is a professional cookie maker now
Picking your cutters is a very serious decision
Savanna talked to them the whole time, super funny!
We sat around and chatted a bit, and then headed home around 5. Such a great day, So glad to get to spend time together, Its definitely something we will do more often!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Savanna laughing at Daddy

Some words trigger her to laugh, they are usually foods. Wanted to share, she is so stinking cute!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Part 2 : Savanna's Room

This hangs in our hallway, between the girls bedroom doors. Steven had this made when I was still pregnant with Savanna. He took Brynn to the fair this summer and they brought this home for me! We thought they would be sharing a room, but it worked out perfect in the house we moved to that it goes just between there doors!
Her Crib. I just put the bumper in today, as she has recently started menouvering her way around the crib and today had her arm threw the slats. So we cant have that so its bumper time!
A nice little view of her room.
This is her Toy box, its got a few things in there that she should start using here in the next few months, And all her little friends sit atop it. This chest was actually made by Stevens dad. Its quite nice, and really nice that our girls have something like this.
Here is her dresser, this dresser used to be amandas. I love that it was givin to Savanna. Its so cute, and really spacious inside, now we just need to fill it up! Atop it a lamp that came from great grandma marys house, a photo album and frame along with vases that were decorations as my baby shower.
These shelves hold some very special treasures. The lower shelf is filled with ceramic Care Bears that I have had since i was very little. I dont know who gave them to me but I do know that I have always loved them and wanted to keep them for my children to enjoy, The upper shelf holds some ceramic figures that belonged to my mom, I believe she has had them since she was little. And also a box that was giving to savanna by my Aunt Claudia when she was born, it holds a special dress and Crown for her First Birthday.
This Hangs above her Crib, It was painted for me By my Aunt Claudia when I was little.
this was also made for me by my aunt, and hangs over her changing table
This Hangs on her wall, A gift From Umma for Christmas.

The After Part 1- Brynns Room

This is the corner of Brynns room, her bookshelf, and the very few stuffed animals that she has:) As well as her Wall hanging from grandma Vicki.
Her TV, and all her movies and her shelf of trinkets, a statue of stevens that Grandma Vicki brought him from hawaii, a minnie and pluto that I have had since i was probably 10. and A glass purse that mary gave me that brynn loves, so i put the flowers from caseys memorial in there for her to have.
Her toy box and her mirror with her hats, umbrella and belts, you know all the girly accessories and OF COURSE pictures of her dad!
And of Course her bed.
And her wall hangings.
Her room is so adorable, I think its even more adorable in person!