Monday, June 29, 2009

Grammy's Visit

Grammy came to visit. She's such an easy guest! She's also fragile and I was constantly telling her not to pick up Caroline because she's too heavy.

funny too-big croc boots courtesy of the Crapos.

We had the craziest weather while Grammy visited us! Every afternoon we got huge thunderstorms/hail/tornado warnings. Most days left us with some pretty amazing rainbows:

We discovered Caroline loves to be stripped down to her diaper to hang outside.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I Won! I Won!

I finally won a blog give away! I just recieved my loot and love it. I know it's a card and technically it should be given to someone but I'm pretty sure I can't part with it.
I picked "Magificence" (and it IS).

Thank you, Zakary (who happens to be one the the stinking funniest bloggers I've met (although technically we've never "met")).

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Maggie Writes Her Name

Maggie can write her name!

Here we are working on the "G". I helped with them. All other letters she did herself:

Now she's trying the entire thing herself:


I'm a proud mama.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Misc. Pics

Dad and Caroline:

Maggie was wearing these ridiculous looking sunglasses and when I went for the camera she took them off and refused to put them on for a picture. She wouldn't even smile.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Photo Shoot

My friend Brandi came over to take some pictures of Caroline and Maggie wanted to be the photographer too. I gave her my camera and let her take one shot then sent her off with her dad.

Here's the pic I allowed her to take:

And here's what happened when she went off with her dad and also when they were in charge of the babe while I said good bye to Brandi:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Things I Want Recorded

Maggie says "Baby sister drinks her milk from Mommy's boob". Oh please don't let her say that in public!

When Caroline was just a week or two old I was laying in bed with her next to me sleeping. We both opened our eyes at the same time and I smiled. She smiled right back at me! Yes, I know it wasn't actually a true, intentional smile but it was so perfectly timed it felt like it. I almost cried it was so sweet.

Maggie is starting to struggle with the division of attention. She waits until I start to nurse then cries and wants me to pick her up. Now when I give her a bath and hand Caroline over to Patrick she actually seems happy (normally she begs for daddy and wants nothing to do with me at bathtime). I have to say it's REALLY hard to have two. I actually feel like I miss Maggie. We've been sick and I'm trying to make sure we don't get the week old one sick too so I just constantly scream at Maggie and her daddy to "catch your cough in your elbow" and "don't touch baby sister!" or something like that. I feel bad... (this was written just a week after Caroline's birth--obviously).

Says Maggie to her dad as we drive around town, "Daddy, there are sidewalks all over the place!".

Sleeping Beauty is the new favorite video. Maggie constantly pretends to fall asleep and then makes her daddy kiss her to wake her up. SOOOO sweet!

Maggie is very helpful with Caroline. She brings me diapers, she covers her up when the blanket slips off, and she tries to sing to her when she fusses. It's insanely cute.

"Daddy, when you get three you can wear make up too ok?" Maggie got make up for her birthday.

"I colored and drawed and played and read books at school." --Maggie

Mom: Maggie you are so cute.
Maggie: No, I'm not cute. I'm beautiful.

Found: Maggie on my bed with nursing pillow and baby doll--nursing her.

I find Maggie in Caroline's room putting her shoes on the stuffed doggie. This is not the first time she's done this. I look at her and say, "Maggie??? Are you putting Caroline's shoes on your puppy?". Maggie responds, "Yes so she can go to Starbucks and get a vanilla milk and a chocolate milk" (our standard Starbucks order).

We've been having wild weather with tornado warnings daily. It started to hail one night while reading Maggie her nighttime stories. We stopped and I held her up to the window to observe for a while. Apparently I'd been making comments without thinking and as we climbed back into her bed she turned to me and said, "Mommy? Did you say 'holy crap'?".

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Birthday Party

We lucked out and had good weather. We wouldn't have fit everyone in our small house.

Maggie before the guests arrived (the hat did not stay on much longer after that):

Random (and terrible) snapshots of the guest. It's my way of keeping track of/remembering who came...:

Paul (holding Caroline--how cute!) and Owen chatting with Addy.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Maggie's Third Birthday

Caroline's gift to Maggie was a case of make up:

Natalie gave her an adorable tutu (which was a huge hit at her birthday party as well!):

Maggie's favorite mac n cheese is at Red Robin:

I have lots of photos from her birthday party (none of them are really great though) so I'll do a separate post just for that.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Big Sister

Maggie got a "Big Sister" t-shirt from her church nursery leader. Cute huh? Although it doesn't look like it, Maggie is reading to her little sister.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Maggie was anything but chubby. As a baby or any time since. THIS little girl is growing like crazy--including weight. Look at those cheeks. Irresistible if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Why Do My Kids All Look Scared?

The one funny thing about my girls: both looked scared as infants. When their eyes are open--they look/looked scared. Big eyes...

Maggie grew out of it. So will Caroline.

And look how cute my new babe and her daddy are!:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Park In Full Swing

Maggie and her good buddy Owen at the park:

Friday, June 5, 2009

Gardening With Two??

I thought gardening with Maggie was hard. Two is really tough. And I don't even have all that much to do in the yard...

Am I crazy think about doing a square foot garden this year?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Baby...Where Did She Go?

My baby girl is THREE YEARS OLD TODAY!!! I'm thrilled for her and have absolutely loved being her mommy through it all.

Happy Birthday baby girl!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Church Birthday Party

I got a call Saturday night asking if I was "for sure" going to church the next day. I guess the nursery leader wanted to make sure Maggie made it to her birthday celebration. I picked her up afterwards and found her with remnants of pink cupcakes and a lovely blue tiara. She LOVES church. I wonder why...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lining Things Up

Things Maggie does while hanging out in her room. She's quite independent and can play by herself for long periods of time. I watch her on the video monitor and laugh. A lot.