Monday, February 9, 2009

Rainbow Jammies

Monday, February 2, 2009

25 Random Things

Thanks to my Facebook friends...

1. I have received this list from many of my Facebook friends and at first I thought it was really silly. I must have had a change of heart, because here I am writing one.

2. I knew I wanted to be a mother since the time I was a little girl. These little women are my world but it is harder than I anticipated.

3. I am keenly aware of my mortality. I am not afraid of my own death but spend a great deal of my time fearing losing my children or leaving them without a mother.

4. I am married to an engineer. He is a great man and father and I love him with all my heart. He does, however, not have a romantic bone in his body.

5. I went to nursing school to become a labor and delivery nurse. It was awful because nursing school has very little to do with labor and delivery. I survived and I am glad I did.

6. I am 6'0 tall and my husband is 6'7. Our girls don't stand a chance of being average height.

7. Yes, I did play basketball in high school. I hated it and quit my senior year. Why does everyone ask that?

8. I have lived in Maryland, Kansas, Arizona, and California. All in the last 3 years.

9. I can drive a stick shift.

10. I will homeschool my kids. Even if it means I have to move to another country.

11. I am scared of the dark. Really.

12. I hate rollercoasters and I am afraid of heights.

13. My best girlfriend is my mother. I share everything with her and she with me. If I am half the mother to my kids that she was to us, I will feel like I have succeeded. She is my hero.

14. I do not like the beach. I know, I live in San Diego, but I really don't like it. The sand makes a big mess and I don't like the feeling of seaweed in my toes. I don't swim all that well so the current makes me nervous. The whole scene is something I can do without.

15. When I have an alcoholic beverage, I can feel it in my legs.

16. I breastfeed my baby. I think everyone should breastfeed their babies.

17. My feet are always cold.

18. I have a lot of professional goals but I want to be home with my kids, so if I never reach those goals, I am okay with it.

19. Jesus is my Lord and Savior.

20. I have a goal to try one of every kind of cloth diaper that is made. It is quite the undertaking if you are into that type of thing.

21. I love having professional pictures of my kids done. I would do it every month if we were rich. I cherish my pictures and would go to great lengths to save them from a natural disaster.

22. My maiden name is Purkeypile. Enough said.

23. I would love to drive a mini-van. Not many women can say that. One day, my dream will come true.

24. In middle school, my mom actually let me go to school wearing brown Bongo jeans and a flourescent orange sweatshirt.

25. My husband and my children own my heart. I love them so much it hurts and I want to be better everyday because of them.

First Cold

Hannah has her first little cold. Poor thing is pretty miserable but will give me a smile every now and again that melts my heart. I took her to the pediatrician today and they said all was well and to just ride it out. She is 7.5 months and this is her first sick visit. I think Lexi had been at least a half a dozen times by this age. Funny how much more relaxed you are the second time around. They weighed her with all of her clothes on and she weighed in at 17lb 14oz. Holy cow!

She is almost crawling. Getting on all fours and rocking back and forth. She will do it any day now. I will be sure to update with photos when she figures it out.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Beauties

Friday, January 9, 2009

Stinky Bears

Alexis has the funniest sayings. For a couple of weeks now she has been saying "stinky bears, stinky bears" and we can not figure out what she is saying. Today in the car we were singing songs and she started with the stinky bears. It finally dawned on me that she was trying to sing "Jingle Bells". She was so excited that I figured it out that she insisted that we sing "Jingle Bells" all the way home.

She also loves everything about birthdays. She is constantly talking about birthday parties, birthday cake, and everything birthday. For some time now, every time she puts any object on top of someones head she says in the sweetest little voice, " ____is a birf-day cake". It is mainly Hannah that she exclaims is a birthday cake, mostly because Baby Hannah's head is within her reach. No matter what it is, a book, a cup, a toy, if it is a top someones head, they are automatically a birthday cake. Where did she get that from?

Hannah is going through an ultra-clingy stage. I have to be within sight at all times and most of the time. I must be holding her. If we are in the car and she is not asleep, she is fussy. We figure it is from teething. The funny thing about it is that if she is fussing and someone starts singing the ABCs, she stops crying. No other song, as we have tried many a time. Only the ABCs. Scott and I are so tired of the ABCs, but we sing until out throats hurt. The only explanation I come up with is that when I was pregnant with her, I was teaching Alexis her ABCs and I sang that song constantly. That makes sense, right?

My post must come to an end as it is 10:15 PM and my baby daughter is looking for me. After tomorrow, I will see the world through my own eyes, seeing as they get lasered correctly.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I haven't forgotten...

That I have a blog. I plan to write quite the post this evening when Scott can hold the girls. Lately, they both want to be in my lap when I am on the computer. That deosn't mesh well with typing. So sorry everyone!