Wednesday, April 30, 2008
These are my girls, both at nine months. Definite differences - but oh so similar. If I didn't use the pictures of Paige in this outfit on previous posts - would you be able to guess who is who? Also, Paige really does have lighter eyes, but the light makes them look really dark.
I really could have spent a little more time making the scanned picture look a little better, but as it is, I am waiting for Miss Paige to wake up from her nap.
Have a lovely evening! And, just so you know - it's STILL cold.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Paige and I have been taking many walks this past week. The trees are all in full bloom - just beautiful.
The last time I took a picture of this tree, it was covered with snow - very pretty. I like it this way too.
This tree is in the front of our house. The pink flowers don't last long...they should be done by the end of the week.
Paige does not want to sit still for pictures anymore. So, here's the best that I have.....in her so very cute froggy pajamas.
Emily drew this very cool piece of art. I think it's a map of something. If you look closely under her nose, you can see some red and blue marker there. She has these markers that smell like fruit, and she's always smelling them, and getting them on her face.
Paige this morning - wearing her new hoodie and pants - it's only 40 degrees today. I had to go and get her some size 12 months clothes for cooler weather. She is pretty much grown out of all her nine month stuff....get ready for another bag Ryan and Julie!! I went to Carter's on Saturday looking for this hoodie and pants set that I saw a couple weeks ago. They had tons left, all different styles and colors, but this was the ONLY 12 month size. I guess I was lucky to get this one. I was even willing to get her one of the boy ones, but there were none in her size. Crazy. Hopefully, it will be getting warmer soon.......
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Apparently you get this:
Emily has been sick for the past couple days. She woke up early Sunday morning with an upset stomach and a fever. She continued having a fever all day Sunday and Monday. She is feeling much better today and she went to school. Her biggest disappointment? Not getting to play on her playset while she was sick.
I went on a walk this morning. It's just beautiful out today. Blue sky, high 60's. All the bushes and trees are really starting to bloom. I took a few shots. Should be in full bloom in the next week.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
It was inexpensive. Then it when on sale. Then it was an additional fifteen percent off. How could we say no? So we didn't. My amazing husband put it together in just the better part of three afternoons. Emily is one happy girl. Finally, a playset of her own. That's the new addition to our household. Yea for us!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
So, last night, we were on our way home from Erma's. I was a happy girl, I got my first cherry dip of the season, as did my oldest daughter - Emily. It was a beautiful spring night. The trees are almost in full bloom - almost. I was having a relaxing moment. It was just that, a moment.
Emily was being her usual self. "Mom." "Maauum." "Maaauummmm." "Mom, I have called you three times."
Here it comes - the zillion questions that I would have to endure in the car ride home:
"What does that sign say?"
"What does that thing mean by the steering wheel?"
"How do you know you need gas?"
"Is it November yet?"
"When is Hailey coming?"
"Can we go sledding next time it snows in the winter?"
"Maaauuuummmm - why are you not answering me?"Why is it that it's always Mom she asks? Why not Dad? It's something I hear about a thousand times a day. Sometimes, it's just what I want to hear - but a lot of times, it's usually followed by a request, or a question. Both of which I don't always feel like dealing with at that time.
The funny part of this whole thing is this - right now Paige pretty much only says "Dada." Of course, she is just making sounds with no meaning. But what do I do? I say to her all day long, "Say Mama." I show her exactly how to form her mouth, and what sound it is that should come out. Am I crazy? I should be reveling in the Dada.
This motherhood thing. It's enough to drive a person crazy. And sometimes, I would not have it any other way.
By the way - the reason that she is asking about November is not because she is really looking forward to the presidential election, but because that's when I told her it would be okay to talk about her birthday. If I did not do this, then we would all have to endure endless questions about her birthday all year long. I know this may seem a little mean - and that's fine. If you wish, I can give Emily your telephone number, and have her forward all her birthday questions and requests to you. Trust me. You don't want that. So let's just keep it the way that I have it. And she's fine with it - really. She just talks about Paige's birthday. I'll have to put a moratorium on that on July 25th.
Monday, April 14, 2008
So, we got to meet the newest member of the family - Emerson. We all went over to my Aunt and Uncle's house on Saturday evening for pizza, salad and baby. She's just adorable. Julie and Ryan seem to be handling the whole parenthood thing with ease. They didn't even look tired. Emerson apparently likes to sleep, so I think that is helping them out a lot. What a good little girl she is. I did get to hold her for a moment - until Paige saw me, and wasn't too pleased about that. Here is Emerson with her Great Aunt Carol - my Mom. Welcome to the family. Can't wait for our all girl shopping trips!!
Here's Paige climbing the stairs - her new trick. She did this quite a few times this weekend. She was very proud.
Here's her proud sister waiting at the top of the stairs.
"Look at me Mom. I made it."
Other than that, uneventful weekend. It was much colder, so no really going outside. I did see a 70 on the forecast for this week - and we will be out and enjoying that. Maybe a trip to the trails in Stoney Creek. Have a great week!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Today, Emily finally got her wish. Daddy took a break from work, and went to the park with her. It was not exactly warm, but it was warm enough for slides and jungle gyms, and general park fun.
When they got home, they continued to play in the backyard. Paige watched from the dining room. It needs to get a little warmer, and the grass needs to be a little greener, and then it will be Paige's turn to play outside. I know she is looking forward to it.
We also got to celebrate Kelly's birthday with her. My Mom and I made vanilla cupcakes with lemon curd, and homemade butter cream frosting. They were delicious!! Happy Birthday Kel!
And because it was so popular last time - here's a video clip of Miss Paige just doing her thing:
Have a great day!