Thursday, May 22, 2008
So here's the rules as to what I had to do and if you are one of my lucky 7 below then you need to also do the following:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog .
My 7 facts:
1. The TV is on in our house upwards of 14 hours a day!!!
2. I'm addicted to buying scrapbooking products and then hardly use them.
3. My favorite pre-teaching job was being a singing waitress at Showplace Ice Cream Parlor.
4. I get panicky when I have to make phone calls - of almost any kind.
5. When I was little, I wanted to be a detective like Encyclopedia Brown.
6. I was second chair clarinet in the 6th grade band!
7. I have never been skiing.
And now - I tag: (links to blogs on the right)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
"I think I can get the whole thing in, Mom!"
Matching shirts from Meme and Pepe
Getting to Emily
Love my cereal!
Me and my boys
I was posting an individual post for each kiddo and then Mother's Day came along, and then Biscuit left us, so it's Carter's turn now!
My charmer!! Carter is going to be melting some hearts one day for sure. He flashes that grin and you can't help but melt just a little!! The best part is that he almost always does it at bedtime. We lay him down with his doggy blanket and pacifier, say good night, and he breaks into that irresistible smile! But he holds on to that paci!! :)
He has two teeth now too. He is crawling and pulling up to standing all the time. He's a bit wobbly on his feet, but he sits very well. He loves to play with toys and will go after everything that he shouldn't; like the remote, the phone, the wire for my laptop, cans of soda. All that fun stuff!
He can SCREAM!!!! If he's unhappy, he let's out a yell that will almost pierce your eardrums. Grandmom can attest to that too. I'm not exaggerating! Now he likes to scream for fun. He'll let out a short yelp as he's eating his beloved puffs, or when he's bouncing in the jumperoo.
He and Brenna are now on a great nap schedule. Most days they nap between 9-12, and then again from 2-4. They go to bed at 7 and wake up sometime between 5:30 and 7 am. It's great!!!
Emily has a bit of a different sleep schedule because of her feeding schedule, but she is usually asleep from 10pm - 8am. NICE!!!!
Here's Carter crawling:
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
As we've endured so much this past year, the decision to be made was not an easy one, but we realized it was time to seek out a better home for our buddy, Biscuit. Man's best friend, indeed — Biscuit has been with Aimee and I for over five years and has been a wonderful companion and playmate ever since we brought him home.
Biscuit loves to chase tennis balls and Frisbees, which, when left alone with him get mangled into a torn up mess, but we were always willing to go the extra mile with him and spoiled him like he was one of the family.
The good news is we were able to find a perfect family to adopt our good buddy, provided he can get along with their cats(crossing my fingers). We decided we'd manage until we we could find not just a good home, but a better home for him than our own; which meant a requirement of either children or other pets and a fenced-in yard. Brandi and Chuck have both and I sure hope Biscuit realizes that he couldn't be luckier.
Thanks guys- Take good care of our buddy.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
So, Brenna started rolling in January. By February, she was really rolling all over the place - from one side of the living room to the other. She started rocking on her knees, and she started crawling by the end of March. She is very fast, and now she's started pulling up on her knees in a sitting position and all the way up to standing this week!! She is quite a daredevil and has taken some small spills. But it doesn't stop her!
The first picture was taken after crawling over to one of her favorite things - the dirty laundry hamper. She pulled it right down and dumped it. She looks very proud, doesn't she?
And here she is after crawling over to her other favorite place - the bottom shelf of the changing table. We keep baskets of boy/girl clothing and the cloth diapers which we use for burp cloths. When she started climbing on to the shelf and sitting in there with the baskets, we decided to put one of the baby gates in front of it. So she can't go there anymore but she'll hang on the gate just hoping!
Here is a video of Brenna showing off her new moves!
(The squealing noises are coming from Brenna, the other noise is Carter in the jumperoo!)