Friday, August 27, 2010

Your Three Words

Bippity Boppity Boo

Yes, as in the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. This is the nickname my husband has given my best friend Rhian because she always has some goodies every time she comes...baked goodies, toys for the kids, cool stuff for us. We never ask and a lot of the time the little gifts are just what we need as if our Fairy Godmother came. Thus the name. I've known Rhian since the 5th grade and we are still as close as ever. She is one of the few people I would trust with anything and everything in my life, including my kids. And she came for a visit this week when all of us have been sick and I have been frustrated with numerous things around the house...and yes she brought goodies. This time Nicolaus was able to say her name too! It was super cute and he just kept saying it again and again. I know hers will be a name both our children will know and say their entire life. Thanks Fairy Godmother!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Your Three Words

I am taking a break from my Photo Friday posts to join a blog hop started by a fellow blogger. Every week she chooses three words to blog about--something that sums up her previous week or that will describe the weekend to come. My three words are

Two Under Two!

Lately I have been so stressed and overwhelmed with the daily life of having 2U2. I knew it would be difficult, but knowing it and living it are two vastly different things. I know "this too shall pass" but I also do not want to wish away any part of their childhood. Between the toddler tantrums and Carleigh's daily 4:30 pm fussy time when nothing from nursing, swinging, bouncing, singing etc. will calm her down, I really did not think this weekend would ever come. I am so blessed to be able to stay home with them, but boy am I sure looking forward to a couple days of help from John

Saturday, August 14, 2010

3 Months Already!

Our little girl is growing so fast! We cannot believe 3 months have already passed since we brought her home from the hospital. I imagine she is about 13 pounds, but our scale broke at home and we haven't bought a replacement.

* Still eating every 2 hours
* Waking once or twice a night to nurse
* "Talking" a lot, and usually has a "conversation" before falling alseep
* Takes a nap after being up for about an hour and a half
* Has a very sensitive tummy
* Starting to enjoy tummy time now that she is stronger
* Loves her can tell she finds it relaxing
* Enjoys sucking on her hands an fingers more than her pacifier
* Losing her brown hair and has blonde peach fuzz coming in
* Really loves watching her brother even though he can be rough with her

I had to post this picture of Carleigh and John. He was keeping her interested in the camera while I took the pictures. I think their interactions are so sweet!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Way Back Wednesday - August 11, 2010

My First Car
I wanted to drive ASAP when I was in high school. It meant freedom! And although most of the others my age thought of what car they drove as a status symbol, I really wasn't preoccupied with it. I drove the little silver nineteen eighty something Mazda 626 my mom bought way back.I loved it!
My older sister didn't get it because she wasn't as comfortable driving a manual. I mastered the manual since it meant having my own wheels. I drove at any chance offered me--to and from school, errands for mom, a friend who needed a ride. And at this time you could just about fill up your tank with a little over 5 bucks! When I went to college, Freshmen weren't allowed vehicles so I sold the car to my then boyfriend's sister. She ended up wrecking it and stashing it in their back yard. It probably is still there growing weeds out of the hood.

21 Months

* 28 lbs
* Calls Carleigh Sissy
* Visits time out on a daily basis (most often for taking his sister's pacifier)
* Loves to give hugs and kisses
* Touches hair and blankets and says "soft"
* Says "Hi!" and "Bye!" incessantly everywhere when we are out
* Amazes us every day with how smart he is
* Learning to count--can count to 9 with help
* Learning colors--though everything is yellow at this point
* Loves to play outside and go on walks
* Keeps Mommy VERY busy
* Still likes to have his sissa (pacifier)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Caught on Tape

There are so many moments I wish I had on video, but honestly, who has a camera around all the time? Or if I actually do run to go get the camera, the moment has passed or Nicolaus just isn't in the mood anymore. This is one of the reasons I love, love, love my iPhone. I actually have a chance to catch some of the sweet but fleeting moments in my life raising two under two. Ignore my silly voice, I think I was being way too conscious of the way I sounded...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Way Back Wednesday - August 4, 2010

This week's topic is all about first dates. Believe it or not, John's and my first date was McDonald's. We hit the drive-thru before going to a friend's party. I ordered nuggets. It just goes to show that first dates are no indication of where your relationship is headed. We have had many dates since then, all of them fabulous.