My, how she's grown!

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Monday, March 29, 2010


I believe that the pacifiers that BB uses have been discontinued. I can't find them in any stores...only on ama zon . com.  This is probably only the, lets say 25th, thing I use that has been discontinued. Of course, pacifiers disappear like socks in the dryer. We used to have about 12 and now we are down to 6 or so. Why oh why...especially a pacifier! I tried a different one on her today and she was less than thrilled with it. Hopefully the ones we have will last for quite a while.

All is well around her. I am struggling through my class and trying to keep my new camera from taking too much of my time! I've been trying to take photos of AB but he grumbles and complains so much that it's no fun for me! Oh well... My mom and grandmother are coming into town this weekend so I'm really excited about that. Then BB and I are making a trip to see the in laws in April. It will be her 2nd flight. Hopefully she will do as well as she did on the first one.

I have tons to do and it's already 9:30. Ugh! Where does the day go?

I leave you with a few cute photos!!

AB has had a whiny few days... not sure what's going on but it's a makin' me crazy! Hormones maybe? I'm not used to that from him.

Poor BB just threw up all over her crib. I heard her whimpering and went in to check on her. I saw that she spit up a little and then she started heaving...I grabbed her up and flipped her over. Poor baby. I hope that it's just a weird fluke and that she is not getting sick.

P.S. I am OUT OF CONTROL with the bows for this baby! She gets her band off on Friday and I can not wait to have bows on her head all the time!! =) Poor girl....she looks less than amused, huh?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Anniversary

We bought each other a Nikon D5000 camera! It is amazing. I don't know how to use it yet but I have a subject that can't run from me. So I should get lots of practice. I've figured out a few things since yesterday but look forward to learning more about the camera and editing! Yay!!

So...just a few of my faves! There were sooooo many good ones! So excited!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

We survived...

spring break...just barely. We didn't do anything too exciting...AB just played with his friends and watched movies. The weather was just awesome so it was nice to be outside. We went to the kite festival here last weekend. It was pretty cool to see all of the huge kits flying around. There were hundreds of kites!

It was a gorgeous day and we had a nice time with friends. BB did great and took a nap on a blanket under an umbrella...for shade. (I had her in her carrier and didn't want to wake her up by taking her out of I let her sleep on it!)

Bird down....hee hee

We visited with friends...

We watched movies...

We went to the park with some friends last Friday. It was a beautiful but incredibly windy day. We had a great time and BB had her first ride in a swing!

We played on the playground...

And contemplated least that's what it looked like.

We took photos of  two gorgeous, blue eyed sweethearts...

And my boy flashed that amazing smile...that only comes when he is truly happy...

 We also went to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid. GREAT movie! BB went too and never made a  peep.,..except to talk to the lady sitting behind us. She is such a good baby. 

School started back for all of us today and we are trying to get back into the swing of things. This time change has us all messed up. It gets dark around 8 pm and it is so confusing. I came out of class tonight and saw daylight...just 2 weeks ago it was pitch black when I got out. Hopefully we will all adjust soon.

BB is sleeping better at night. She still only takes about 2 thirty minute naps a day. Doesn't leave alot of time for me to get things done. She goes to bed around 8 pm, is up around 12:30 for a bottle and then up again around 4-5 for a bottle. Then up for the day around 6:30 - 7 am. The longest she has ever slept in one stretch is 5 hours. I am so ready for her to sleep that I can sleep longer. Not sleeping soundly for 7 months is a little hard on this old body.

H and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary on Wednesday. I can hardly believe that 5 years have passed since we said, "I do". This time 5 years ago we were in Ocho Rios, Jamaica playing in the ocean. What a fun time that was. We've been through a hell of a lot and things have not always been sunshine and roses. Sometimes far from it. Marriage is a crazy thing. I love him dearly and am so thankful for everything he does for me.

I love you's to many, many more happy years together!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring Picture and Spring Break

Yes, I'm still alive. Yes, everyone is ok! I've been sooo busy. School is just insane and I am really ready to be through with this class. The kids are just awesome. AB is doing better at school. He is being bullied but I jumped on that as fast as I could. I've been in touch with teachers and the school counselor and the principal. They assure me that they are taking care of it. He seems to be doing a little better this week. I hope that things stay calm for him.  BB is almost through wearing her DOC band. She has been in it for 5 weeks and only has 2 - 3 weeks to go...probably more like 3. Her head looks great and I will be so happy to see her head again. I really miss seeing her hair and kissing her on her head. Oh, she's also sleeping a little better. Not through the night but she will got 5-6 hours at a stretch. I have been getting up at least once during the night to feed her. She does to bed around 8:15, takes a bottle anywhere between 10:30  and 12:30 and then again around 5:30 - 6:00 am. She usually goes back to sleep until 7:30 or so. It's not a full night's sleep for me, but I'll take it! She has started to have a fake cough...and then she makes herself laugh...and then coughs and laughs. It's so cute! She was sitting on the couch today (propped up in the corner) and she decided that she wanted to lay on her tummy. So, she leaned forward and did just that! Glad I was close because she could have easily hit the floor! She's just a joy and I'm so thankful for her. I still, after almost 7 months, can hardly believe she's mine. By the way, can you believe that AB hs been with us for over 7 months already?!

I' ve been thinking about all of these profound blog posts that I want to write...and then I sit down and feel like I don't have time to get my thoughts together. Then it ends up just being facts and photos. I will do it soon.

So, here is AB's spring picture from school! He is so cute! If you look at his left eye you can see that it's kinda black. He and a friend (a girl) were playing and she acidentally bashed him in the face with a laundry basket. Makes me laugh to think about it. He was embarassed...rightfully so. We kept teasing him telling him that a girl gave him a black eye! He said he didn't like the photo because of that. I LOVE it though!!

A boy and his dog

Baby love!

Yes, she has milk mouth...but oh what a cute picture!

Marcia.....this is for you!!