Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Hannah has another loose tooth.  Well she has about 3 loose teeth, but one is very VERY loose.  Like the tooth fairy better stop at the store or the bank today to make sure I have some small cash handy.  I'm surprised it didn't come out last night, it's basically pointing forward instead of up.  I think she's hoping it will come out at school today.  I don't know if there is a big deal made about losing it, but I guess like I keep telling her, it'll happen when it happens.

Monday, March 28, 2011


When it comes to having company with kids, I tend to hold off on telling the girls that we're having people over until the very last minute.  You never know when someone will wake up sick, or with pink eye, or whatever.  So they were very excited when they heard our friends were coming to visit.  Hannah and Norah both love playing with Hunter, Hayden, and Baby Sam.  Though I wonder what Baby Sam will be called when he's a big brother this summer?  Some friends of ours have a daughter who always called Norah "Baby Norah" which was adorable... and I was kind of sad when Joanna informed me that Allie says she's now "Big  Girl Baby Norah"  She is a big girl.... no baby left at all.

Speaking of, Norah had her 3 year well child appointment on Friday.  She is 26lbs and 35 inches tall.  Right on her growth curve.  Her doctor checked out her toes that I deemed "weird" and said they look like bad circulation and nothing to worry about.  All her other deals (eating, sleeping, accidents) are "normal" for 3.  I guess I didn't realize that with Hannah.  She's a great eater/sleeper... and basically once she hit 3 only had enough accidents I could count them on one hand... and that's usually from being too far from the bathroom when she remembered she had to go.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Norah's got a little shiner now.  Her right side of her nose, and her right eye.  It's not awful, but noticeable to me.  She isn't letting it bother her though.  Everything else is totally normal.  Minus the fact that she has a small cold, so wiping and cleaning her face is getting to be a miserable chore for everyone. 

We're looking forward to some friends visiting this weekend.  Planning the meal, and hopefully THIS time I actually will take out my camera.  I said I would last time, but we had so much fun chatting, both cameras were forgotten. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Who is more clumsy?

It's a good question around here most days.  Hannah slips and falls regularly, Norah trips on her own feet... a regular circus here to be sure.  Up until today, Hannah had the broken bone to prove it.  Unfortunately, Norah can share in the clumsy glory.  This morning, running through the living room on her way to the bathroom, Norah fell.  As she fell she landed her cute little nose against the arm of our loveseat.  And the blood came.  And the screaming.  And then it swelled up.  There went my ideas of going to work.  Instead we headed to the pediatrician to get a "yep it's probably broken, but we can't do anything for it, so keep an eye on it and have her rechecked Friday at her regularly scheduled appointment."  Awesome.  So she has a very swollen nose, and a bruise.  And is otherwise totally herself.  I do think I might give her something to help the pain she might cause by sleeping before she gets to be sleeping. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

And it's back

Winter that is.  Friday it was gorgeous, 70 degrees and sunny.  Today, we're getting snow, rain, slush and nastiness.  Also the car chaos that resulted from Saturday is still not totally resolved.  Steven's truck blew a brake line while I was driving it, though thankfully I was already at the office for my meeting.  And Steven found that my "new" car has a blown head gasket while preparing to do a routine oil change.  So I'm in a rental car that I abhor, praying they fix my car quickly.  It's covered under warantee, so thank God for small blessings.  However this Chevy Aveo they gave me as a rental is AWFUL with a capital A.  Tiny, uncomfortable... no power.  I miss my car.  I can't wait to get it back.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm in heaven

Or I would be if the time change hadn't screwed up my sleeping pattern.  Norah has been both sleeping AND eating well.  It's like the twilight zone, since she's never done both at the same time.  I've also been probably staying up too late watching the less than child friendly The Tudors. 

Other reasons for being in a great mood include fresh bread from Bernardinos, a maiden visit to the park for this year, and I have my windows open because it's 70! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


It's been a busy week with Amanda here on her spring break.  Hannah came home from school Monday with the sniffles, and started coughing last night.  So I'm hoping it doesn't get any worse, I'm not looking forward to trying to find all the pieces to the nebulizer after 3.5 months without it. 

There are new pictures on shutterfly, Hannah's birthday especially.  It's so crazy to have a six year old.  So Crazy!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy Six!

My biggest baby turns six today.  Hannah is having a very happy birthday so far, but six is hitting me personally much harder than any of her other birthdays so far.  I feel like she's growing up too fast, and having another behind her, doing all the same things, it's hard not to think of her when she was 3, especially when Norah is similar at the same age.  She's loving Kindergarten, reading, and coloring.  She only does most of those things, and rarely anything else. 

So far she's had her fabulous friends call her to sing Happy Birthday, and I wouldn't be surprised if there are more phone calls as the day goes on.  She's visiting Grampy and Mimi for the day, just waiting on them returning from church to celebrate.  I hear there will be cake, and I'm sure she'll have a blast.  So Happy Birthday to my one and only Hannah.  I love you, you inspire me to be a better person, so I can watch you grow into your potential.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

About Finished

Norah is 3 now, and we've been about finished with wraps and carriers for quite a while now.  She prefers to walk almost all the time now.  I can count on one hand the number of times she's asked to go in a carrier in the last six months.  I was contemplating getting rid of the last of my wraps.  I have two shorties (less than 3 meters) and a ring sling.  I think I'll probably keep the ring sling, since it WAS used when we went to Boston, and I can lend it out to friends since they're easy to use.  Then I got a message on TBW about a wrapping meet up in CT.  She has a new toddler and just like I was, is looking for something to contain her.  So I agreed to meet her and let her try my wraps.  It was supposed to be today, but we ended up postponing until next week.  So maybe after that I'll go back and rehem the wraps and sell them, because Norah won't be wrapped anymore. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Not a Party

Well, not exactly anyways.  We haven't planned a party for the girls this year, mostly because they don't need one.  They see their friends fairly regularly, and definitely don't need any more toys/books/clothes/etc... But we already had plans with friends for Saturday, and since there were going to be seven kids here, we had cake and sang happy birthday.  They enjoyed it immensely, though they wouldn't have cared if we didn't sing, and just ate cake.  That's how my kids roll.  Love the cake.  Norah even ate the cake... which is almost unheard of.  To top it off they got to stay up late and play with all their friends until 8pm, and Hannah is looking forward to the upcoming Saturday when her actual birthday takes place.  We're going to visit Grampy and Mimi, and I might have heard he'll be having a birthday cake for her there.  Now, if only I could figure out what to do for the third kid's birthday on Thursday.

Friday, March 4, 2011


I don't know WHAT it is about school lunch, but Hannah adores getting it.  After holding her off until November or December, I finally let her pick something off the menu.  She loves it.  I don't understand.  I mean, I think I'm a decent cook.  And whatever I make her is bound to be better than what she gets there.  It's more like what she's used to, and just generally yummier.  But she still asks at least once a week if she can buy lunch.  A couple weeks back when I was so sick, I had her buy lunch on two days she wouldn't normally, and even trying something new, she was fine.  I know Norah will not be so cooperative when she's going to kindergarten.  So today is pizza, and I don't mind.  Especially since I need to go grocery shopping, there's not much here for lunch today.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Three years ago this morning, Norah came rushing into our lives.  She was welcomed, and special, and we all loved her immediately.  Despite some of her early issues regarding food, and sleep... we still love her, and are so glad to have celebrated her third birthday with her.  She had a very lovely day, she ate lunch with Meme and Grampy, then had her favorite dinner ever.  Tacos, of course.  After a chocolate cupcake with "canimal" frosting (that's Caramel for the rest of us), she opened her new pet shop gift.  Now she's playing nicely, and hopefully sleeps great tonight.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I guess it was fun

Sunday we ate lunch, and then headed out the Mass Pike.  We hit Weston and got off and took the T into the city.  We got right off at the TD Banknorth Garden, and had tickets to take the girls to see Toy Story 3 Disney on Ice.  They were very VERY excited, and even riding the subway in was an adventure for them.  Hannah watched out the window the whole time, and read as many signs as she could.  Norah bounced between watching out the windows and asking if we were going to ride on another train. 

After some snacks, we headed in to find our seats.  We were directed by an employee to our seats, and they weren't too bad.  Close enough to see, not bad at all.  About 3 minutes before the show was about to start, some other people came by saying we were in their seats.  So we got out our tickets and showed them again.  The man in charge told us we were indeed sitting in the wrong seats, that our seats were down ON THE ICE!  It was Amazing!  Literally one row of chairs between us and the show.  Hannah had Woody waving to her, and Norah was almost totally awestruck.  They were so excited that a small snack held them over afterwards for the ride back to the car.  Around 7:30 we got to the car, and changed into PJ's quickly, since it was cold.  They ate in the car on the way back, and neither one fell asleep the entire way home.  An hour in the car, in the dark, and they were both awake when we got home.  It was crazy.  So I guess they had some fun.