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Finally Madeline has turned the corner into babies who sleep through!!! I am so happy for her. So now most nights we put Maddie down at 7 pm and we see her again at 7 am!!! Woo Hooo! Uninterrupted sleep has once again become a part of my life. I will miss our little late [...]
Tonight I was sitting in Madeline’s room rocking her to sleep. I was thinking about how long it has been since I have slept in that rocker. Seems like she has not been sick for a long time. Funny thing is it was barely a month ago!! I guess you have to put it in [...]
The best doctor ever called with the MRI/MRA results this morning: nothing’s wrong! Turns out that the problems she’s having are probably some hormonal imbalance and I couldn’t be happier about that! In fact, I’m going to end every sentence in this post with an exclamation point, I’m so happy! The last few days have [...]
Today we went to the park to play while a realtor showed our house. It is so great to be active in the community. While at the park we saw three other children that we knew from Annie and Kimberly’s baby playgroup. The babies are all so big now and they were having such fun. [...]
This is what the astute Kimberly asked last night at dinner. She noticed the tension in the home I suppose or the many trips to the Dr. Mommy has been making lately. In any case she is right. Mommy has been having terrible centralized headaches for about 2 months now. For a long time I [...]
Kimberly has started creeping into our bed at night. As long as she comes to sleep we are fine with it. In fact I find it super cute and lovely. She used to co-sleep with us and then moved to her crib. I love to have her near us and she does not crowd us. [...]
Yes, after 25 months Annie has finally began calling her sister “Kimmie”!!!!! Ever since she could speak she has been calling her Annie. This was such an neat turn of events!! For a while there we thought she was going to go on forever calling her her own name. Way to go Annie!
We are unable to post pics from our personal camera but we had some professional ones done last week for Maddie’s 9 month birthday.
Maddie had her 9 month birthday last Friday! It seems unreal that this much time has passed and yet it does. She is becoming such an independant little girl. She can pull up to anything and enjoys walking behind her Nemo car and walkers. Annie and Kimberly are not sure that they like her so [...]
Annie and Kimberly have been eating us out of house and home. They are constantly starving. They can eat a full breakfast and need a snack several minutes later. They are eating so much fruit and crackers! This is not like these little birds. They generally eat so picky like and rarely eat continuously! Wow, [...]
Okay, perhaps I have been telling them too frequently that they are making me insane. But seriously who can handle this: We are grocery shopping, Annie had been humming the entire time we were walking around. Not humming a song, just humming!!!! Seriously it was making me crazy. I asked Annie to stop for the [...]
I’m sure plenty of you are wondering where all the Christmas pictures are. Unfortunately, our lovely iBook G4—Whitey to those who know and love him—had massive internal hemorrhaging (a logic board problem) and had to be sent back to Apple for gutting and refurbishing. We’ve got tons of great pictures to share, but it might [...]
This is just for me. Something that I never want to forget, but know I would. I love how Madeline has always crossed her ankles when she either nurses or drinks from a bottle. It is so sweet and even at such a young age gives me a peek into her personality.
Kimberly was sitting at the dining room table waiting for Daddy to bring her milk to the table. She turns to me and says, “where is my Father?” What 2 year old talks like this?? I am constantly amazed by her vocabulary! She is an amazing child! [UPDATE (bbrown): You forgot to mention how she [...]
We went to lunch yesterday at Carlos O’Brien’s—my favorite restaurant—while our house was being shown. While we were chowing down on our pollo fundidos and enchiladas, Annie started getting excited and shouting something. When we listened a bit more closely, we realized she was saying “Santa” and pointing at a portly, bearded gentleman walking by [...]
Being a person who is covered in freckles, I have often wondered if my children would have them. Well, Annie and Kimmie do! They delight in finding them. Last night we were playing on the floor and we did an inspection for freckles. Annie has developed one on her neck and has had one on [...]
I am speaking of Madeline. She has started to do things deliberately. You can see her thinking about how to do something and then she makes a plan and gets it done. She is becoming so mobile and has begun to seriously get into things. Fun but challenging. She has also gotten her first two [...]
This is something that Kimberly has started to say. When she has to sit on the couch for a time out, mainly for biting Annie or pushing Maddie, we tell her she has to stay. If she wants to get down she has to ask Daddy or Mommy. Well, the way she asks is to [...]
The girls will be just sitting doing something and all of a sudden they break out singing. They generally sing Daddy’s favorite song. It goes something like this, “Daddy, Daddy, Mommy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Annie, Kimmie, Mannie, Daddy.” It is a random jumble of the family names, with Daddy featured most often! Other favorite songs [...]
Lately Annie and Kimberly have been very aggressive! They are fighting and biting each other all the time. We try to discipline but it seems like they just do not care. This drives us batty. We want our girls to be the sweet girls that they can be. I feel like most of the time [...]« Previous Entries