Sunday, September 28, 2008


Yesterday morning we took a mini road trip to New Jersey. One of my super awesome friends is having a baby SOON and we had to have a shower for her. There was food, lots of craziness (there were 5 kids that were 3 and 4, and Norah), cake, presents and fun! The girls were superb on the drive (both ways) Here is a picture of all of us :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

It's not true

You know how everyone tells you "don't worry your baby won't starve themself" Um, not so much. Hannah and Norah spent the night at Meema's on Saturday, and from the time I left until I got there at 9:30 Sunday morning Norah ate about 10oz. Just enough not to tear her hair out screaming. She was a handful for my poor mother. Cranky, non-napping, non-eating. You know all the things that people wish babies are not. My mom of course handled it like a rock star, only calling me to ask the dosage for tylenol because Norah's teeth were bothering her. However, Norah will be staying home for a while, at least until I can break the bad habits of hers. Like being rocked to sleep (well she IS my last baby*blush*).

Friday, September 12, 2008

Oh the Horror!

Yes she's ultra cute with that ginormous smile, but man that outfit. Good thing her friends can't talk or they'd tell her that her mama dresses her funny. Ok reality is I wouldn't NORMALLY dress her that badly. In fact the only thing that could possibly have made it worse is putting this hat on her.

Oh yeah... I did that too when we took Hannah to school *blush*

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Six Month Visit

Norah had her six month well child check today. She was quite the trooper, showing off her sitting up skills and cooperating with being poked and looked at. She was pretty upset about her shots, but hey, what can you expect from someone so little. Poor girlie. She got no nap and then has to get woken up to go get Hannah soon, so she's expected to be totally miserable all day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

First Day of School

Hannah's first day was yesterday, and apparently she had lots of fun. She was too thrilled to leave Norah and I in the hallway and go into her new class. I didn't get a lot out of her, but apparently she colored, played on the jungle gym and heard a story. Sounds fun. I got some sewing done in my quiet house since Norah napped as soon as we got home.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Second Child Syndrome

You know, I swore things would be the same. That Norah would never have to worry because there would be tons of pictures of her... and well there are tons that I've taken, but sadly I've slacked in the professional picture department. Hannah's were done at 3 weeks, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. So far Norah is almost a week past 6 months and we still only have the 3 week picture up. I took a lot of pictures of both girls yesterday, so I went ahead and ordered some to hang on our walls. So at least OUR living room will look like we have a baby who is older than 3 weeks.

Some other good reasons for ordering new pictures. Oh wait, the best one! Steven needs new pictures for his NEW TOOLBOX at his NEW JOB!!! Steven accepted a new job on Friday afternoon. He'll be getting a payraise, better hours, and better benefits. Can't say no to that, or if he had I would have had some kicking to do. His last day at this job is next tuesday(I have jury duty wednesday so he was off then anyways) and he'll start his new job on Monday the 22nd. So congrats to him!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Air Show!

We hit the Air show this morning, and Hannah was in her glory. Here are the pictures.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

6 Months has passed

I find it nearly impossible to believe that I have a 3 1/2 year old and a 6 month old. Yesterday my last baby was half a year old. It seems like it goes faster and faster. Unbelieveable really. In 6 more months we'll be having a birthday party for my girls and I won't be able to comprehend having a toddler and a preschooler.

In the news, Norah is seeming to be working on some teeth. Drooling, fussy, ugly diapers... you know the drill. She's also sitting up now, and scoots around on her belly, though we try to discourage that on the floor because our cats shed like it's going out of style. She's still not into solid food really. A few bites now and again, but nothing she's digging right now. She's been sleeping better the last couple of nights. She wakes up early in the morning (yesterday 3:45, this morning 2:30) chattering to herself, but falls back to sleep on her own. I'm thankful for that since my neck is stiff and sore for some unknown reason.

Hannah had her first gymnastics class of the school year last night. It was her first class where she went in alone with the kids and instructors instead of with one of us. She seemingly did very well, though I think the following in line concept is beyond her still, so we'll work on that. Thursday is her preschool orientation where she'll meet her teacher and her new classmates. She's VERY excited to start school next week and asks every day if she's going to school, riding a bus, etc. I'm really glad that we can give her the opportunity, since she seems to thrive in those sorts of situations. She's really becoming less shy and wary of people she doesn't know well. It's amazing and nerve wracking all at the same time.