Friday, April 30, 2010

Mad at Mommy...

We ventured outside today since the weather was so nice. I had just set Caroline down on the grass when...
She promptly leaned back and showed me just how much she liked the grass!
Yep, we're pretty mad here!
So, naturally I picked her up and put her where there was no prickly grass so she'd smile for me. Whatcha think? Yep, she seems much happier here! I'll be filling out my application for Mother of the Year later tonight.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Movin' on up!

Look at this big girl! She's so happy to be in her big girl high chair!
She immediately started banging her hands on the tray! It was bittersweet...she is just growing up too fast, but she's definitely ready to eat out of something other than her bumbo. She leans completely over and tries to reach for everything when I feed her from the bumbo. And look how happy she is here. It's like she knew it was something new just for her! We'll be breaking it in tomorrow night.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Singsations Weekend!

We were blessed with visitors from Iowa for the weekend. Mom's sister Kristy came to see us. Just in time for our show!
Hannah and Ellie pose during intermission. Ellie sang and danced to the Good Ship Lollipop.
Gene and Kristy were our houseguests for the weekend, and joined us to watch the Friday performance.
Rick had a solo as the 'judge' in Officer Krupke from West Side Story.
Ellie takes after her mother!
Wendy did a solo and dance in 'Heaven Hop'.
Getting ready to go on stage!
These tights are 'wickedly' fun!
Dad, Wendy and I take a pause at intermission to pose. Wendy, Rick and I were all in a medley of songs from the musical Wicked.
And here we are with some of our Wicked friends! It was a busy week with rehearsals and babysitters, but we made it through! Great fun and a great visit with family.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Give that back to me!

If Daddy thinks this pacifier is his, I'll show him!
Just like a baby bird...
Goin in for the grab!

Aunt Laurie Babysits...take two!

It's amazing how much fun a dustrag is! So much fun, in fact, that both boys had to get in on the action. I like it so much, too, I'm thinking of adding it to the toybox permanently.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Aunt Laurie Babysits!

I volunteered babysit tonight. Rick was working late, and I figured, why not! How do you think I did???
Ellie is feeding Caroline her bottle.
Tilly is standing guard at the front door.
The children are watching movies.
And Will finds himself a nice cozy bed to snooze in.
What a rough night! Don't know how I survived!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Happy Half- Birthday! I can't believe she turned 6 months old this week! Our little girl is growing so fast. Here she is demonstrating her favorite floor activity - rolling!
Taking time to smile for the camera is always fun.
Getting so long!
She loves to reach out to try to get the camera!
Here we are on our tummy. Notice how the legs are airborn! She's always ready to roll or dance.Sitting up...with support from the boppy pillow these days. It won't be long, though. She's always leaning forward- she's too nosy to sit back and relax!
About the only food we're not real crazy about is of all things- bananas. She'll take a few bites and then close her mouth. If I try to give her another food after this, she still keeps tight-lipped! I guess there's no fooling her!
Here's our dollbaby..oh so serious!
And perhaps a bit more silly! She's incredibly happy, and such a good baby. She tags along at choir practice and is perfectly delightful. She loves to watch the dancers- and dances right along. She jabbers happy talk all the time. She wriggles to the bottom of her bed and turns sideways in it almost nightly. She loves to snuggle and reach up and snuggle her face against yours. She pulls on the back of my hair sometimes, and pulls on those earrings too. If she lays on the floor, it's not long before she has scooted herself completely around in a whole new position. She has recently discovered herself in the mirror. In her books with mirrors, she'll put her whole face up against the mirror and kiss it and laugh at it. She'll take the pacifier and twist it and put it in her mouth on her own...and sometimes she puts it in upsidedown..on purpose! She'll blow raspberries as she jabbers. Her favorite foods seem to be pears and prunes. But she also loves the squash and sweet potatoes. There you have our six month old in a nutshell! As I type this she's rolling on the floor and jabbering away! What a delight she is! We are so blessed.

Just like Daddy!

Rick is desperately trying to finish our city taxes...and look who's helping! She's always reaching for the keyboard!
And although it's a bit blurry..I caught both of them mid-yawn a few moments later! Yep...just like Daddy!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


What is this stuff floating around me?
This is really entertaining!
Will was the world's best bubble blower! He had them coming in all shapes and sizes!
I get so tickled by the little things!
Reaching out to get those bubbles!
Tons of fun on a nice spring day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Zoo fun!

Our first trip to the zoo as a family! Rick had the day off, and it is my Spring Break, so we headed to Dublin to show the animals to Caroline! It was a great day.Had to include this Gorilla pic. Once the apes started walking around, Caroline's eyes were like saucers! I think she finally realized there was something on the other side of that glass!
Taking a lunch break!
This is Mommy's favorite picture of the day!
I'm not sure, but I think there's a monkey over my shoulder!Someone is happy and had a great day! It was absolutely gorgeous. She's short a few naps..and still wide awake and talking at 10:00p.m.! I guess she's still winding down from her big day! We all came home tired...or so I thought!!