Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Love, The Browns

8 Months

Our babies are just getting cuter and cuter.  Their little personalities are coming out more and we love it.     They all laugh and smile all day.  They seem to be the happiest babies.  How did we get so lucky?   They are starting to eat baby food a lot better.  They love all fruits, squash, sweet potatoes…pretty much anything except peas.  

They had their first encounter with sickness over Thanksgiving weekend.  It was the saddest thing.  Projectile vomiting, explosive diarrhea, blowouts, outfit change after outfit change, etc.  It was horrible. Poor things. 

Clothes - 9 month
Diapers - Size 3
Cruz is just the happiest baby.  Once you make eye contact with him he gets the biggest smile across his face.  He lights up when he sees my camera.  The second I pull it out he puts on a show and smiles for days.  It's the cutest thing.  He still loves his ring finger on his left hand.  I can't believe both boys suck their ring fingers.  Too funny.  When he gets tired he becomes the most cuddly baby.  He loves to just lay on my shoulder and suck his finger.  Cruz finally figured out how to roll from back to belly and now rolls all over the pace.  

Clothes - 9 month
Diapers - Size 3
Mr. Kash is such a sweetheart.  Both boys hate loud noises.  If Tyson barks or Julie starts screaming, they both start crying.  They seem so tender.  He still loves his ring finger on his right hand.  His laugh is to die for.  He has the sweetest little giggle.  Kash now has his two bottom teeth - first came his right, then his left.     

Clothes - 9 month
Diapers - Size 3
Julie is a pretty easy going baby.  She still loves her thumb and to have a blanket nearby.  She is starting to laugh a lot more.  She is so curious and grabs anything in sight.  She is so content and loves to just lay on the floor and roll around.  She can get almost anything she wants by just rolling to get it.  Julie's leg rolls are growing for days.  We love her squishiness.  


And the hair pulling begins…

The boys and their ring fingers.  :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Turkey Day

We definitely had an eventful Thanksgiving this year.  Full of projectile vomiting and extreme blow-outs.  My poor babies got sick for the first time.  

We drove down to Lancaster, CA this year to spend Thanksgiving with my brother Mitch's family.  My parents met us there for the weekend.  Curtis' family lives 8 miles away from my brother, so they decided to join us as well.  :) 

We got there on Wednesday afternoon and all seemed great.  The next morning we were feeding the babies and Kash vomited all over the couch and floor.  Awesome right?  (Thank goodness Mitch and Jill are awesome and weren't mad at us).  They haven't done the whole projectile vomiting for a few months, so I thought that was weird.  Then a few minutes later Julie threw up everywhere - which she never does - so I knew something was wrong.  A few minutes later Cruz threw up as well.  It's crazy how fast it passed to all three of them.  They were all still happy as can be.  A few hours later we tried to feed them again…and all three threw up again.  Curtis tried to put Julie on his shoulder to burp her, and before she got there she threw up all down the front of his shirt and shorts.   It was quite funny.  

Over the next few hours they got pretty lethargic.  They were still happy since they were all being held by someone.  Thanksgiving night I got super sick too.  I felt like I was going to throw up all night and finally did - over and over again.  Super fun.  The next day my brother Mitch and Curtis' brother Kenny were throwing up too.  Crazy!  The babies were still throwing up and having major blow-outs Friday and Saturday, so we decided to drive home Saturday morning so they could be home in their own cribs and back to our routine.  They are finally keeping their bottles down today.  Still fussy and tired, but at least on the up and up.  Having 3 sick babies is extremely hard when you are outnumbered.  You just want to hold all of them, but there is always one baby who is on the floor or in a swing wanting to be held.  
I hurried and put them in their cute outfits and took a picture.  Julie threw up down the front of her dress before I could snap this picture, but you can't really tell.  Cruz threw up shortly after, so they lasted all of 15 minutes in these outfits, but oh well.  

My poor sick girl.
Kash and his ring finger.  Too cute.  Cruz sucks his ring finger now too.  So funny.  I can't believe they both love their ring fingers.  So weird. 

The Thanksgiving spread.  Yum!! 
Cruz and grandpa.  

Kash and Uncle Kenny.

Cruz and his ring finger. 
Kash and grandpa. 
She grabs my hair and sucks her thumb.  

The next morning we woke up to three horrible blow-outs.  HORRIBLE!!  
Saying goodbye. 
Goodbye kisses.  
I found this cute note in my purse from my nephew Derek.  How adorable! 

We have SO much to be thankful for.  It's incredible really - all the things we have been blessed with this past year.  Most of all we are so thankful for an incredible sister-in-law, Jamie, who has sacrificed so much to give us an amazing family.  These three little stinkers are our whole life.  They bring so much joy and happiness into our house.  We are SOOOOOO thankful for them!!!