Monday, February 22, 2010

It is Party time!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Our girl has an imagination that leaves us amazed on a daily basis. The girl loves to role play, pretend, transform the simplest things, imitate others and dream BIG. I have seen her ice skate around the house in Tupperware, diagnose and treat her Daddy for having lady bugs & butterflies up his nose, teach Gavin and Beamer to identify their letters while demanding they raise their hands, cook up google berry pie in her kitchen and fight a fire with a bottle of bubbles with her firefighter suit on.

While cooking dinner one day last week, she dug these two items out of the cabinet they are allowed to destroy. I was not paying close attention, but I continued to hear Tupperware hit the ground repeatedly. She was so proud as she screamed, "Look Mommy, I am a turtle". Her imagination runs wild non stop and I love it!

I might just have to see if I can record her latest impersonation and post it. It is her own rendition of "PANTS ON THE GROUND" and it is some kind of funny.

Monday, February 15, 2010

32 months, oops I forgot!

I forgot to post my baby girl's picture when she turned 32 months old on 2/15/10. She is wild, sassy and so much fun.

She reminds me so much of myself that it is a little scary at times. The girl is always on the go, talks up a storm, loves to stare at people, is a social butterfly, dreams big, has an amazing imagination and loves to express her opinion.

Everything is transformed into a balance beam since we started gymnastics.

I love her, she loves just does not get any sweeter than that. I am so proud to have a daughter and truly believe that God picked the PERFECT little one for me!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I {heart} this Boy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pumping & Nursing

"Mom, I need to borrow your pump and a bottle." I ignored her request thinking she would quickly move onto something else. Not 5 minutes later I walked in my room and look what I found.

A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. She decided her baby could not wait for her Mommy to decide to loan her the Medela. This girl took matters into her own hands. So thankful my camera was on the dresser.

This girl has been talking about nursing & pumping since her brother arrived. This one reminded me of something she may have seen me do in public a time or ten.
She was so serious about it. She just kept talking to her baby and rubbing her back and arm.
Okay, this cracked me up. I always have a burp cloth within reach when I nurse for clean up purposes. Emma had grabbed a wipe before she even started and then wiped herself down when she was done. If you think for one second your babies don't watch and remember your every move, well you're WRONG!
Needless to say, she is feeling better today and the La Leche League might be recruiting her soon.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My girl is RAD

We spent some time at the pediatrician's office today and our itty bitty is a sick little girl. Emma was diagnosed with Reactive Airway Disease, which is similar to asthma. They do not diagnose children this young with asthma, so they refer to it as RAD. Needless to say, we left with several prescriptions and came home with a inhaler and some breathing apparatus that she is refusing to use. I will be making a call to the Dr. first thing in the morning to see if we can get something that is a little more user friendly for a 2 year old. For now, I am off to:
  • cradle my baby girl
  • rub her down with VICKS
  • set up her humidifier
  • try to bribe her into taking a puff while inhaling 6 times
  • make her comfy
  • pray for her

Hoping tomorrow is cough free and my sweet girl feels better.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Too cute not to share. Pardon the quality of this picture, but it was taken from my phone. Their first ride together in the buggy at Target. Daddy calls it a motor home, Emma calls it fun. It is a little difficult to turn and maneuver, but my heart was so happy to see them side by side.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

11 Months Old

Father time, please slow down. Gavin is growing faster than I ever wished, dreamed or hoped.

It is so hard for us to believe that in one month our little man will be 1 year old. We have a busy month ahead of us, planning the perfect celebration for Gavin that we will enjoy with family and friends.

You have changed so much over the past month. You are weighing 26 lbs. 7 oz. and wearing a size 6 diaper. You continue to nurse, but have cut back significantly on your milk intake. You are primarily still eating baby food, because you choke on everything. I am not kidding, we can put a banana in your mouth and you can find a way to choke on it. We attempt to give you solids, but you scare us every time. You have learned to put yourself to sleep and go to bed on your own without a bottle. We are so proud of you.

Pulling up and cruising around furniture are among your favorite things to do these days. On January 16th you decided to officially crawl and not just scoot, scoot, flop & fly.
You and Emma have really started to play together in the past month and it makes my heart giddy. You love her so much and think she is hilarious (you are so right, she really is). Her toys seem to fascinate you more than your age appropriate toys. You will choose some fake food or the Grandma out of the My Loving Family dollhouse over anything.

You are the happiest little guy and you want the world to know. It does not matter the time of day or what is going on, you always have a big happy smile on your sweet little face.

We love you so much baby boy and can never imagine life without your precious little self. You always brighten our days with that smile and keep us on our toes chasing you around. We are so excited to celebrate your 1st Birthday with you soon. Praying that the happiness you have in your heart today will be with you for the rest of your life. You will win over the world with those big eyes and that bright smile.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Big Boy

So, so big! This picture cracks me up. He was sitting in his sisters chair opposed to his high chair with a spoon in his hand waiting to eat. She did not like it, but he sure did!