Burnham Family 2012

Burnham Family 2012

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This is us...

Okay, so I figured it was about time to update my blog again. So as always I bet you could just guess what Taylor has been doing...thats right, studying! He has been working really hard in school, teaching early morning seminary, and thats pretty much what occupies most of his time. So I am next I guess, I have been trying really hard to stay busy doing little projects around the house, doing hair, watching my beautiful little girls, and I just started a photography class. And before you think to yourself, there are enough people in the world that are photographers, don't you worry...it is strickly for taking better pictures of my kids and family. My sister in law Tarilyn is actaully taking the course with me. we are in week 3, and I started getting really confused this week...so I guess I have some reading to do...all this whitebalance, aperture, and shutter speed stuff. i really am grateful that I have a nice camera to take lots of pictures of my girls, Taylor is the best!!

So that leaves Madilyn and Eliza. Madilyn did something really funny last night, well at least it sounded really funny. I was at my class, and Taylor was watching the girls. Madilyn decided she wanted to sit on her big girl potty. So Tay put her on, and said "okay, go potty Madilyn" and she gave a little toot. So he started praising her, then Eliza started crying in the other room. So he asked Madilyn if she was done, but she really wanted to stay on. So he left, and checked on her a couple of seconds later and she was still sitting on the toilet with a smile on her face. He had to leave the room again because Eliza was crying again. So after he finishes up with Eliza he goes into the bathroom and madilyn is standing there in a pool of pee and says "I go potty!" haha, so he told her that was good, but next time she needed to do it in the toilet. She hasn't gone on the toilet yet, but peeing on the ground I guess you could say was a break thru.
Okay, so the other day I saw madilyn playing with a bunch of my rings, and then they went missing. well today I was doing the wash and folding her pants and heard a little jingle in her pocket, thats right all my rings were in it! Then later today I gave Madilyn a bunch of grapes with her lunch...she seemed to really like them because they were gone next time I saw her plate, this was probably around 1:00pm. So around 6:30pm tonight I saw her tugging at her pocket, so I stick my hand in it to find all six grapes, some "monies" and a button!!! All in one pocket! I guess it shouldn't surprise me all that much since she always has money and buttons in her pockets, but the grapes took it to a whole new level. The best part is that she had a 2 1/2 hour nap with those in her pocket, and managed not to squish any of them!!

Eliza has pretty much mastered the back to tummy, and has been working on tummy to back! She is growing up so fast, for some reason it feels so much fasted than Madilyn. But anyway, she has her doc. apt. for her eyes in two weeks...FINALLY!! They have already gotten a ton better since we made the appointment, so hopefully there isn't really anything wrong anymore. So thats all for now, but I will post some pictures of our Thanksgiving weekend in Lacombe.

Our Artistic turkey!
This is all Madilyn wanted to do the entire time we were at the Lacombe cornmaze!!

This thing was so awesome!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Family Pictures

I love this one of us on the tracks, and I love the one of Tay and Madilyn...I will definitely get them framed just in smaller ones!

Option 1 to be framed as our big family pic? (above)

Option 2? (above)

Option 3?
I can't decide if I like this one, or the other with the sun bursting thru?? Help me decide everyone!

Maren took our family pictures for us, and I love them! Of course it would be nice to get Eliza's fist out of her mouth, or if Madilyn would smile....but considering we were working with a 2 year old, and a 4 month old, I think they turned out pretty dang good! So thank you so much Maren, you are the BEST!! Okay, so if you guys could please tell me which you like the best that would be awesome, because I am a very indecisive person...and Taylor doesn't know either!! Thanks so much!

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Cute Girls!

So here are just a few recent pictures of my little beautiful girls...They are both at really fun ages right now, and here are just a few recent photos of the girls! This is mostly for my family who are probably the only ones that care to see these pics...but enjoy!

Eliza is getting so big, and those cheeks are the BEST!!! And you gotta love the drool...as I was taking the pictures, Madilyn came over and noticed she was drooling, so she took her blanket and wiped Eliza's face...it was so cute!

After the wipe...thanks Madilyn!

Is it bad that I think I have the cutest girls ever?...she looks like a little elf baby here!

Madilyn just hanging out with her baby sister. Note. Madilyn did her own make-up today while I got ready...apparently she really likes bronzer?

So the last few days I keep coming into Madilyn's room, and she is practically asleep in her play pen. She has been using her toy box to climb in. It is just really funny...P.S we are trying to get her off the soother, and we are down to her only have it during sleeping time...that would be why she has the soother in her mouth. Dang.

First time she has picked up a toy and chewed on it.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed. I sure love my girls. I would have more pics of Taylor, but he is never home...thus no pics. But don't worry, he is still very important in my life, and I love him so much!!!

Project #2

So my sister-in-law Maren had this super cute pin board in her little girl Ellie's room, and I thought it was so cute that I would make one for Madilyn's room. I was telling my other sister-in-law Tarilyn about it, and she showed me her good old Martha Stewart craft book. So I ended up just kinda winging it, and playing around with different ideas until I was happy with the end result. It is perfect for Madilyn's room, and adds a needed splash of color in there.

So this is the end result...it is hard to see all the colors because the camera flash.
So here is a close up off all the ribbons

And this is where I put the board for now!

And here is the other side of the room, all that we need now to complete it is to have base boards...but who knows when we will get around to doing that!