Sunday, March 29, 2009
Most mornings we are dressed or almost dressed before Anna Lauren wakes up, but Sunday mornings are always the hardest to get everyone ready and out the door for church because Anna Lauren is awake during the entire getting ready process, and we have to keep her entertained so that we can get ready.
Thanks to Parker, Anna Lauren got a sticker book for her birthday, and it was very entertaining this morning as mommy and daddy were getting ready for church. I just could not resist running and getting the camera when I looked and saw what she was doing...you know, stickers can go on your belly, right? And this is just one example of "whatever it takes" to get out the door!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Anna Lauren (above) and Holli Grace (below)...they were all smiles when we picked them up from daycare and loaded them into the car. It was like they were big girls and knew exactly what was going on...they were having a spend the night party!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Well, this morning, I earned worst mom of the day! Anna Lauren has been quite a challenge to give medicine to the past couple of days so when she agreed to take her medicine this morning, I gave it to her. However, she did not want anything to eat (the label clearly says take with food), which I didn't think was that big of a deal since she would be eating at school within the next hour or so. And to Matt's defense, he did say...are you sure we should give her this without eating?
I dropped Anna Lauren off at school at 7:30 and by 7:45 I had a phone call..."Mandi, this is just a warning...Anna Lauren has thrown up and if she throws up again you'll have to come get her." They assured me that after she threw up she was just fine so it was probably just the medicine. I called about an hour later, and they said she was just fine.
I failed to mention, that when Matt got her out of the bed this morning, she had thrown up...she has a terrible cough so my guess is that she got to coughing and made herself throw up. Now...did I mention I have a great sleeper? I had no clue she had thrown up and yes, the monitor was on...I promise!
Needless to say, I've felt like the worst mother all day...but this shall pass as we start another day. With each day are new adventures, right? I cannot be the "best" all the time!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
She said she wanted to go see Jo Jo, which in her little mind means my brother, Joey, who she calls Jo Jo. And with Jo Jo comes her baby cousin Bently...well, that is not exactly the Jo Jo we went to see today so it took a few tears to get over that and realize that unfortunately, we had to see the doctor.
She put on a good show for the nurse through the weighing / measuring, etc so the nurse felt sorry for her and told Dr. Joe he may want to enter the room with a sucker, which is exactly what he did. Now...that helped with the tears until the exam time, but he was super fast and all is well now. Other than she has the "crud" and is not feeling 100%...he gave her an antiobotic and cough medicine so maybe she will be back to normal soon.
As far as her check up:
Weight ~ 31.4 Pounds ~ 90th percentile
Length ~ 36 Inches ~ 95th percentile...he predicts she will be my height (5'8") or taller
Head ~ 18 3/4 Inches ~ 50th percentile
Vocabulary ~ Above Average ~ I do not know any different so I think she is talking just like any other 2 year old, but he said she is above average and putting phrases together, etc, which is really good...oh no...she is going to be a talker like her mom, and her siblings will pay her not to talk like my brothers did me...poor Anna Lauren!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
When I was uploading the pictures, they got out of order, but I'm too tired to fix it..."celebrating 2" was a bit exhausting for mommy and daddy!
When Anna Lauren woke up on her birthday Friday morning, her room was full of balloons. All of which she wanted in her bed. She had the best time playing with the balloons and was so excited to be "2"!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Well, today is Anna Lauren's big day, it is her 2nd birthday! There are many more pictures to come, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak of how Anna Lauren started her day. Matt and I blew up balloons last night and filled her room...when she woke up and we went in to get her, she wanted all the balloons in her bed. She had the best time...
After playing with the balloons, we got dressed and headed to Krispy Kreme for birthday breakfast. She loved the "2" candles in her donut and insisted that everyone get a turn of the candles in their donut...and of course, she blew them out over and over...just loved it!
Then we took her to school to celebrate her birthday with her friends. I made sugar cookies and iced them...the kids will add their own sprinkles at her party this afternoon.
After work, we'll go home and let her open some presents and then have dinner followed by Miskelly's to ride the carousel.
After a much needed night of rest, we'll wake up in the morning to her "real" party...a swimming party at the local YMCA!
Monday, March 16, 2009
And in all her "spare time" she still sews and made Anna Lauren this adorable outfit for Christmas. However, it was about 10 inches long due to the "adorable" ruffle so we just got the pants back from Carrie and Anna Lauren wore the outfit to school today only because I knew she would not be going on the playground, which always leads to filthy clothes. Needless to say, she was a hit at daycare and everyone bragged on her outfit...
Now...she is not into pictures these days (hence why you have not seen many of her lately)...but...I convinced her to take pictures of daddy with another camera in order for us to get a picture of her outfit. So...these are pictures of the outfit not Anna Lauren because she was not having her picture made.
And last but not least, thanks to Aunt Carrie for her "adorable" outfit...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Unfortunately, we did not get to celebrate James' birthday with him this past weekend because he is too far away...but...we did think about him during the time he was having his party as well as today when he "really" turned 2!
As you can see by his picture below, James is full of smiles, has lots of curls, and is so very smart!
James, we hope you had a wonderful birthday! We miss you and love you!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Good News: Rachel (our precious Ra Ra) is not leaving Ridgecrest! She was offered a job at another daycare, but they led her on to believe that it was going to be more than it actually was once it was all said and done. So for 30 more minutes a day and $.25 more an hour, she has decided it is not worth her changing jobs. Needless to say, I was jumping for joy yesterday! With that being said, I do have to prepare myself because her plan is to go to nursing school in August, which means there is no way she can work. But...I want her to continue her education so I think I can prepare myself for August.