Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Neela Rue

Just a quick post, yes, she's here!
She is a sweet, little thing, and we just love her! Its funny how as soon as you see them you can't imagine life without them.
Her two older sisters are very sweet and attentive, maybe a little too attentive. Hopefully she won't be they type that needs a lot of personal space, cause Emmy doesn't understand the meaning of that phrase.
More to come once I am getting more sleep (and can figure how to get the photos off my husband's dang IPod!!! grrr)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

It's Been a While . . .

Valentine's Day 2011

Okay ladies, I give in, here's a new post. I was talking to a best friend that moved to the dirty dirty south and she commented that she still pictures Maisy as a six month old baby. Yep, its time to update the blog. This is for my three main hecklers, you know who you are. :)

So, its been a busy year and a half since we last spoke. What have we been up to? Lots, and lots. These girls keep me busy.

Emmy is a VERY talkative four year old. She loves to talk and talk and talk. Anything princess or Disney is a favorite, or Pixar (yes she knows the difference). If I had a dime for every time she has said "Mom, that is NOT Disney, Dreamworks is NOT my favorite!" I might be able to pay back my student loan. She never stops making me laugh, or roll my eyes. She is a great big sister, and loves Maisy so much. They play very well together, and might not fight at all if Emmy weren't so bossy! (I wonder where she gets that, hmmmm) She is so excited we are having another girl, and can't wait to have a baby around. When we went for the ultrasound she assured me it would be a girl, she didn't want a brother because "Mom, boys just play too rough" -- she could use a little of that! She will be starting preschool in the fall, and can't wait. Seriously, she needs new people to talk to all day. Here are a couple pictures from Easter. We did rag curlers and they actually turned out.

Maisy is a busy busy busy girl. She moves fast, and is a bit crazy. Overall she's not a very difficult child, just a safety risk ;). Some days I really don't know how I am going to handle three, but it will work out, I'm sure. As an almost two year old, Maisy is quite talkative, but only Mommy understands what she says. She does use sentences, which is great, and would be better if she could enunciate. She runs everywhere, and is a tiny girl (only 20 pounds). She's been sick so much this spring, and I attribute that to her tendency to chew on everything. All day long I am saying "not in your mouth, Maisy". Grocery carts, shoes, toys, seatbelts, books, rocks, pretty much anything she can she will chew on. I am hoping this phase ends when her K9 teeth finally finish growing in. She is a moody teether. Here are a couple pictures of her from Easter. The second picture is her 'Uncle Layn face' -- some of you will recognize the face.

Dan and I are just plugging along. He is almost finished with his last semester of school. Just a couple final reviews to go. Then its on to the real world, job hunting! I am super pregnant, and this pregnancy has been a lot harder than the previous ones. This baby is nameless. Being the third girl, and because Dan and I have such different opinions on names, we have NO idea what to name her. Anyone have any suggestions? Please, really, we need help. We have read name books, looked at websites, I read the credits to every movie I watch waiting for inspiration to strike. So far, not much.

And just cause I updated the blog, don't get any unreasonable expectation about my frequency blogging ;) Hopefully I will get pictures of the new baby up by Christmas, right? Really, blogging is a struggle for me. I don't find my life very interesting. I don't make really cute crafts, throw great parties, go on wonderful vacations, take my kids pictures very often, or really have a very blog-worthy existence. And I'm totally okay with that!

So, until next post . . . . . .

Monday, January 25, 2010


As kids get more into the holiday, it makes it worth every effort we put into the day as parents. Having Emmy be old enough to understand that Santa was coming and to really enjoy her presents, made it such a fun day! It was fun to start our own family traditions this year as well. There are lots of traditions different families have for Christmas and Christmas Eve, and I borrowed a few from some families I know.

Here are a few pictures of our sweet girls over the holidays.

Christmas Eve jammies.

Emmy dumping out the goods, she's a fast learner ;)

Maisy opening a gift.

Emmy blinged out with her Ariel stuff - shoes, earrings, necklace, headband, ring, did I miss something?

Maisy opening her Noah's Ark. She loves it almost as much as Emmy, HA!

Emmy's 3rd Birthday

Our big girl is just getting so grown up! For her birthday, we had a small family party at the park. Her P-Paw was in town so that made her day! She is obsessed with Ariel, and almost every gift she got was themed around her favorite princess. She had a great time running around the park with her cousins, eating cake, opening presents, and overall enjoying the day. As a big three year old girl she is now going to Primary and loves it, she is just growing up so fast! We are so happy to have such a loving little girl and such a good big sister in our family.

Blowing out all three candles.
So excited over her Ariel dress.
Helping her Minnie Mouse friend down the slide.

She loves Ariel so much its scary!!! (this picture is so funny I had to post it!)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Maisy's Five & Six Months!

The older she gets, the less I remember to take a picture of this girl on her actual 'month-days'. She sure is a sweet and cute baby. She is getting too big, sitting up, eating baby food, trying to crawl, and is teething -- and a joy to have in our home. She is the happiest girl as long as Mommy is close by, she doesn't let me get too far.

Here she is a five months, just a cute little smiley bug!

Here at six months she is making her 'I'm not really smiling, but I am' face. She just loved that almost smile for quite a while, little faker ;)

We love our Maisy!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Our Big Girl!

Emmy is finally potty trained! Okay, she's been potty trained for over a month now - ha! I have just not posted about it! Here is a picture of her picking out her big girl undies! She just had to have Brobee undies, she loves him so much! For those of you that don't know who he is, go to UTube and look up 'party in my tummy' by Yo Gabba Gabba. Its awesome!!!
And Yes, Emmy is the goofiest picture subject!!!

Maisy three months and four!!!

Maisy has been such a sweet baby! She is definitely a different person than her big sis! She is finnicky and a total Mommy's girl, but yet so happy and sleeps so well!

Here she is at three months and four months. You can definitely tell she and Emmy are sisters!