Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Isabelle!

My little Isabelle turned three yesterday. Sigh. That was a very quick three years!Isabelle is such a light in our lives! She is our spunky, sassy, independent, imaginative, beautiful, outgoing, sociable, busy, sweet, funny little girl. She has such a big personality. She makes us laugh every day. She is so, so special to us! We love you Belly Boo!

Isabelle's birthday invitation

Birthday Breakfast

We had lunch at McDonald's with cousins- Isabelle's choice of course!

Us with her princess cake. Isabelle had a Hannah Montana/Ariel/Tinkerbell party!

Awaiting a surprise present (her new shopping cart)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our Sweet Little Ruby

Ruby is three weeks old today! So quick! She is the most precious little girl! She is such a good baby. She only cries for food! She is a big eater! She lost 13 ounces in the hospital, and gained back 18 ounces over the next twelve days. She's in the 50th percentile for her height, weight, and head size. I wonder if she'll end up as chubby as Isabelle was as a baby. Isabelle was always in the 95th percentile for weight! Ruby has brought so much happiness into our home in such a short amount of time.

Isabelle absolutely loves Ruby. I was a little worried about how she would be with a new one around, but she's done great. She takes such good care of her! She says such cute things to her. You'll often hear her say, "It's okay, Isabelle's here," or "Sissy's here." She calls her honey a lot. I heard her whisper to Ruby, "you're my best friend ever baby." So sweet! She occasionally comes in our room in the night just to check on the baby. She can't wait til Ruby can take a bath with her. She loves to hold and cuddle her. She loves me to take pictures of them together.

Everything is going great for us! We feel so blessed this Christmas season to have a new healthy baby in our home! Except for lack of sleep, we are all doing very well!

Here are a billion pictures of the past three weeks! (And these don't include Christmas!)

Just before leaving the hospital

I can't believe hoe tiny they are in carseats!

Isabelle's first time meeting Ruby.

Our first night home

A sweet, rare moment.

I love this hungry, cross-eyed look!

Ruby's 1st bath. My mom always gives the first bath.

Daddy and his girls

Mommy and her girls

Family Christmas party

My Grandma Wilson with Ruby

Santa comes to this party every year. Same Santa all my life!

Pretty in pink

My beautiful girls

All the cousins on my side. Cute kids. They are all very excited to see Ruby all of the time!

Isabelle and Ruby had their three year and two week doctor appointments the same day.
Isabelle has never been a fan of the doctor. This is the first time she was well-behaved. The doctor always givs her a book because he knows how much she hates coming. She's hated it since her very first appointment! Isabelle weighed 31 lbs (50th %) and was 38 inches tall (75th %).

Ruby was great at the doctor. Her personality is much more mild than Isabelle's! She weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs 3 oz and was 20 1/4 inches long.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's a Girl!

Welcome to the world litle one! We are so happy you are here!

Ruby Noelle Tracy
Born Monday, December 7, 2009 @ 3:49 am
7 lbs 15 oz, 19.5"

We were blessed with another beautiful little girl early Monday morning. She came very quickly. She is perfect! Healthy, strong, and beautiful. She is very loved by her big sister and her mommy and daddy!

Lots more to come on Baby Ruby. I just wanted to let everyone know she's here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just Stuff

This is basically a catch-up post. Just a few things I wanted to blog about, but not in much detail, because I'm just too tired!

First of all, the baby...
I've been dilated to a three for a week now. I went to the doctor today and hadn't changed since last week. He says I should be good to go any day now, so we'll see if I make it to my induction day of the eighth. We are getting super excited and also very nervous! I can't wait to meet our little sweetheart! I still have no deep intuition of what it is, although I'm going with boy. James is saying girl. I think more family members are leaning toward boy than girl, but all of the kids say girl. It'll be a big surprise either way! We will hopefully update our blog quickly after the baby arrives!

Looking ready to pop! (Isabelle's eating popcorn, not foaming at the mouth.)

Next, fun-filled holiday events...
We took a ride on the Polar Express again this year. My parents came along, and we had a great time! Isabelle really liked it. However, Santa was very unimpressive. Even Isabelle noticed. She told me he was a pretend Santa. I didn't even know she would understand about that yet, so we've tried to explain to her since then about Santa's helpers. It was a fun night hanging out with the elves on the way to the North Pole.

All of us riding the Polar Express

Reading the story

Isabelle just having a great time

Before our ride

Checking out the trains

Dancing with one of the elves

Singing the 12 Days of Christmas

A very sweaty Santa

Us with the "elves"

We spent a delicious Thanksgiving with James' family this year. It was yummy and fun! I did my annual Black Friday shopping with my mom and sister, and aunts and cousins. We don't go to places like Wal-Mart or Target, thank goodness. We spend the day shopping for home decor down in Salt Lake. We had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory- delicious, and shopped for a good twelve hours or so! I was pretty tired by the end of the day, but nothing can keep me from a good shopping trip! James and Isabelle got to spend the whole day together. They had lots of fun! They went to their favorite place for lunch, McDonald's, saw "Planet 51," and played games at the Junction. They even cleaned the house while I was gone!

Thanksgiving Day- Isabelle in front of her bedroom Christmas tree

Me and my girl

We usually go to Temple Square the Saturday after Thanksgiving with my family, but decided not to this year. Last year, we couldn't find anywhere to park, and we decided that it might be a long walk for me and my brother. We ended up going to dinner with my brother and his family at Applebee's and then going to Christmas Village. It was still fun, and we'll definitely still go to Salt Lake this month. It's my favorite! James and I got engaged at Temple Square at Christmastime, so it's always fun to go re-live it!
Christmas Village

Isabelle with her cousin, Emma

I've been pretty on top of getting things ready for the holidays before the baby comes. My house is decorated, my shopping is almost done, I've wrapped quite a few presents. In fact, it's a total relief to be so far ahead this year. I should do this every year so I can just relax and enjoy the Christmas season.

Isabelle helping to decorate the tree

And last but not least, Isabelle...
Isabelle is so hilarious! She says the funniest things sometimes. I try to write down the things she says, and I'm telling you, she is full of it lately! I just wanted to list a few of her funnies.
*She asked me to turn on the "air station" in the bathroom when she was in the tub. A very clever word for the fan!
*We were saying family prayer, and I was helping her say it. She repeated the first couple of things I said, then she stopped and said, "this is not happening."
*She's learned a few things from the movie "Bolt." She comes up to me with the alarm clock and pretends to take a picture of us, then says, "mission accomplished; that's a keeper!" She also said to me, "there's your antidote."
*She tells me all of the time, "Mom, you're my best friend." It melts my heart.
*She put on a bra on top of her clothes, then looked down at herself and told James, "there's something wrong with my nipples." Oh boy!
*When she was playing in the bathtub one day she told me, "I'm two years old. I'm not a child anymore!" She got this line from Ariel. She said it very dramatically.
*She tells James and me to calm down or settle down a lot. She told me I was making her nervous.
*She and James were play wrestling on the floor one night when she yelled, "give him the chair!" Then she actually went and got one of her plastic chairs to try and hit him with. Thanks Shrek! Sometimes she tells him, "let's do this the hard way."
*She came into bed with me one night and was half asleep when she touched my cheeks and said, "you're so cute Mommy, you're so bootiful."
*She called James an idiot the other day. She also calls people morons when we're driving. We need to keep our mouths shut!
*We spend a lot of time each day playing that Isabelle is the mommy and James or I are Isabelle. A lot of her dolls and stuffed animals are now named Isabelle, and she carries around an itty-bitty imaginary Isabelle in her hands.
*Apparently she watches too much TV because she's been saying, "I'm Alex from Wizards of Waverly Place and you're watching the Disney Channel." Also, she keeps saying, "live better, Wal-Mart."
*One of her favorite words lately is amazing. She says it all of the time. "Wow Mom, this is amazing!"
She is a funny little girl with a big personality! The thing she says each day keep my life interesting. I love to just listen to her talk. She loves to tell us stories, usually about dinosaurs. I love to listen to her when she's playing by herself. It's funny to hear her do all of the parts of the different toys. She is very imaginative. She definitely keeps us laughing!

I just love this picture. She's reading a toy catalog. This is one for her wedding video!

Sorry this was such a jumbled and long post! I just needed to catch up! We'll let you all know when Baby Tracy arrives!