Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless(ish) Wednesday

This is the lovely picture my husband texted to me yesterday with the title "piling up".  Can you guess how I spent my night?  By the time it's all put away, there is another huge pile in it's place.  I need to train Kendall on laundry...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

It is freezing here.  Like, my toes feel like they're going to break off if I'm oustide for more than two minutes kind of freezing.  So, what better than to look back at some warm, sunny pictures from our honeymoon.  One week in paradise in beautiful St. Lucia.  Ahhhh....wish I was there right now.  Until then, crank the fireplace.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kendall's Funny Quotes

Kendall is starting to talk up.a.storm.  It amazes me every day the words and thoughts she'll put together.  I guess I keep expecting her to be "dumb" but she is so smart.  I know all mothers think their kids are smart, but mine really is.  Like a genius.  Well, I think so anyway.

The other day she was sitting on her potty chair.  I peeked in and noticed she hadn't gone yet.  I said, "Kendall, there isn't any potty in there yet.  Where is it?"  Kendall - "It's in my butt!"  She got me there.

My favorite is when she's playing and comes over to me and says, "Momma, I kiss you! I kiss you!" One kiss and a hug and she's back to playing.  I am soaking that all up while I can.

We were looking at flashcards on the iPad last night and I couldn't believe all of the ones she knew.  I asked her how she knew so many.  Her response - "Momma, I smart."  I had to laugh and say, "Yes Kendall, you are VERY smart."  How does she reply?  "And pretty momma". you think I build up her ego a little too much? :)

She's been known to swat at her little friend at daycare, Averi.  When I picked her up yesterday I asked if she was a good girl at daycare.  Usually I just get an excited, "Yessssss!!!"  Instead I got, "No hit Averi."  I hope that was the case.  Otherwise, she's getting good at playing me and knowing what I want to hear!

I'm away from the girls for work tonight, but it just brings a smile to my face thinking of all the funny things she says and does.  I wish I had a camcorder on that girl 24/7.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Freezing cold day = picture day!

 I've been meaning to try out the white background, and hadn't gotten around to it.  We were stuck inside because it is so flipping cold, so I figured no better time than now.  Sydney was ready for a nap, but the girl is a professional.  She knows when the camera is out, it's time to smile!  Kendall was napping, but I was able to sneak one out of her when she woke up.  She sat still long enough for the one picture and was then off to play.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Your Three Words

That's right.  My little baby is seven months old.  She actually turned 7 months last Friday, but my scale crapped out on me and I wanted to get her weight. 

Sydney's stats:
Weight: 16 lbs (33%)
Length: 27'' (51%)
Head: 17"

Sleep:  We are finally breaking the swaddling habit.  She now has both arms out and is just swaddled on the bottom.  She has become a belly sleeper, which isn't a big surprise considering that the girl will not stay on her back.  Like not for a second.  {makes diaper changes fun!}  I've been bad at nursing/rocking to sleep, but we are trying to also break that habit.  She's doing great at daycare on going down for naps on her own.  She's taking one nap in the morning and another long nap after lunch.  She goes to bed between 7:30-8 {sometimes a little later} at night and has been getting up around 6ish.  I want to try to get that morning wake-up call a little later.  Especially on the weekends!

Eat:  We started solids at 6 months.  She now gets oatmeal and fruit in the morning and rice cereal and veggies for dinner.  I started making my own baby food and was pleasently surprised as to how easy it was.  If you knew me, you'd be shocked.  Trust me! :)  We just started adding a veggie for lunch at daycare, but Sydney hasn't really been having it much.  If she is not wanting her solids, she will clench her mouth and not budge.  Bottles have been sporadic.  She'll take anywhere from an ounce to 6 oz.  She is still exclusively breastfed which I am so excited about.  I did not make it this far with Kendall, and really didn't expect to make it this long with Sydney.  Going the full first year now doesn't seem like such an impossible task.  I think I'll actually be a little sad when the day comes to stop.  I love having to stop what we are doing and just sit and cuddle for 20 minutes.

Activity:  Sydney is this.close to crawling.  She'll get up on all fours and rock back and forth.  She's started crawling backwards a little and has an army crawl/scoot going on.  She is so fast at rolling and scooting around.  She tends to push back a lot and has gotten her legs and butt stuck under the couch more than once.  She is loving playing with toys more and more and has now become a pro at sitting on her own.  She gets a kick out of watching her big sister and they have really started to enjoy playing with each other.  And by play with each other I mean Kendall bringing her a toy, Sydney playing with said toy until 30 seconds later Kendall decides that is enough and rips it out of her hands to give her a new one.  Luckily Sydney has a short attention span.

Mood:  She is still such a smiley baby.  I honestly don't think I've seen a baby that smiles more than she does.  All you have to do is talk to her and 9 times out of 10 she'll give you a big, gummy smile {if she's like her big sis, she'll keep that gummy smile until after a year old before the pearly whites make an appearance}.  She isn't super patient and when she wants some attention or to be picked up she'll let you know.  For the most part though, she's been a great baby for us.

I cannot believe it'll be time to start planning her first birthday before I know it.  Although, as I watch Miss Kendall grow up, I see that it continues to get better in it's own way.  And now here is a little cuteness for you to soak up:

And a look back at the previous "birthday" shots:

Monday, January 10, 2011

2010 in pictures (Part II)

Well, I finally was able to finish up the post I tried to do a week ago.

Kendall loving up her new sister, pool play dates, parades and fun field trips


Sydney starts to smile, baptism, more fun in the sun and the sandbox arrives!

Sydney starts daycare, MOA and fun in the woods


Kendall turns 2!  Halloween


Sydney starts solids, playing in the first snow of the winter




Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 in pictures (Part I)

2011 already.  Wow!!  It seems like a month ago we were ringing in 2010.  With two little girls, you'd think I'd be used to time flying by on me.  2010 was one of the best years of our lives.  It brought us so much joy, love, health, happiness and everything you could wish for.  Let's take a look back at the highlights of the year:


17 weeks pregnant; trip to Iowa to visit our new nephew/cousin; Kendall all dolled up for a wedding

Pretty girl ready for Valentine's Day; First time playing in the snow

Playing Outside after a Long Cold Winter

37 weeks pregnant; Kendall enjoying the warm weather
Sydney is Here!
This will have to be a two part post.  The girls are not letting me sit and upload pictures for very long! :)