Monday, May 24, 2010

violet nora

here are some recent shots of our baby violet. i don't know what it is because she's not nearly as chubby as olivia was, but people are constantly asking me if she's like 6 months. she just turned 4 months on thursday so not quite?? i guess she just looks old and wise.

so big in the bumpo

here's where our little spoiled one seems to end up some early mornings. i now know i for sure got lucky with olivia. she was sleeping through the night by this age and has ever since. she loves to sleep. v, not so much. she is still waking up. only once, but it's killing me. i guess that sounds pretty lame because i know it could be a lot worse. oh well. i will just keep daydreaming about how renewed as a person i'll feel when that first night of both my babies in bed 8-8. or later. HEAVEN. i can't imagine violet is going to be the same, but olivia is known to sleep in till 9.

i am a zombie who thinks i can sit up for 1.5 seconds. we were cracking up propping her up the other day. she loved it.

in her adorable swimsuit i got at costco tonight. we did a fashion show when we got home because i was second-guessing myself after eyeballing the fact that the 12 month size looked like it would fit?? plus i just really wanted to get it and that was the smallest size. either i have gigantor baby or carter's brand stuff at costco is waay off because it's seriously not even too big in the slightest. i mean maybe these things are supposed to be skin tight like a wetsuit or something but i doubt that's the most comfortable look for a baby. i need to go back and get olivia one so they can be matchy matchy. i am fully embracing the matchy matchy with 2 girls and i love it. apparently i'll need to get a 4T or something though.

 doing what she does best. flipping over. i can not leave her in her carseat unbuckled or anywhere near the edge of the bed because she loves to get some momentum going and flop herself all over. love our little busy body girl. (i don't know why the spacing on these pics is so weird and i am too tired to fix it.)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

beach bums

we just got back from an awesome long weekend at the beach with these guys. here they are soaking in the sun realizing how amazing FL is and that maybe they should just move here. 

my pictures aren't that great, so when i get some better ones from katie and cameron, i'll blog those. for now, here is a snapshot of my swimmer girl hard at work! the other photos would be of violet patiently hanging out under the umbrella buckled into her car seat because she loves to kung fu flip out of it when no one is looking. she is a wiggly one.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

pool party

i came across this quote today and realized in hindsight it pretty much sums up how i've been feeling lately. the other day i told adam that somedays i just feel like all i'm trying to do is get to 8pm. aka bedtime. but then a week goes by and i wind up feeling like i've hardly spent anytime with olivia or violet at all, even though i have. so anyway, i guess this is why on saturday at like 430pm, i pulled it together and took my big sis to the pool. it was only her 2nd swim of the season so she was a little gun-shy, but once she was in she couldn't have been happier. she wanted me to either pull her around in the water or sit her on the edge so she could say, "ready? yesth (yes with a lisp instead of "set."), go!" and then jump in, only to say "swim back" so she could do it again. she didn't want to leave but was willing to go when coerced with a sippy cup of apple juice that she slammed in about 2 seconds. girlfriend loves her drinks. she can't leave a cup empty. 
“the biggest mistake i made as a parent is the one that most of us make. i did not live in the moment enough. this is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. there is one picture of my three children sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. and i wish i could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. i wish i had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. i wish i had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." -- anna quindlen


mother dearest

happy mother's day to my mom. thanks for making my life so much fun as a kid and so much easier now.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

back from the (almost) dead

no, really. i am finally coming back to life today after being sicker than i've been in a long time. i had been feeling overly tired and just "under the weather" for like 2 weeks and then all the sudden on saturday night, literally in a period of 45 minutes, i went from feeling fine to being knocked out by some flu-ish type thing. we were supposed to bless violet on sunday and i had to call in a phone/text tree cancellation process at like 6am. that evolved in to the worst sore throat known to mankind that finally eased up yesterday after getting on an antibiotic pill on monday that was the size of a quarter. it probably killed every cell in my body but apparently that's what i needed. i still feel a little sick, but i'm much better. i didn't have the flu, according to the dr. i had a sinus infection + laryngitis + "a cough." whatever.

anywhooooo, the other reason i haven't really been blogging is because i temporarily lost my camera. it was one of the times, though, when you know you've seen it, you just don't have 10 minutes to set aside (or so it seems) to search through all the typical spots...aka the 5 different purses i'm living out of right now. i'm usually pretty good about fully switching over, but sometimes they get a little muddled and i inevitably dump all 5 purses in their entirety out on the bed to sort. trash. keep in chosen purse. totally out of place- move to proper home. it's kind of therapeutic. anyway, i found it and was sad to see how few pictures were on it. i am NOT doing a good job of documenting our life lately but here's a little sampling....
i realized the other day that these little jeweled flats of olivia's were almost too small. so, why not shove them on with some denim short shorts? nice look. 

big girl is alllways smiling and talking in a VERY high pitched squeal. mostly cute; sometimes annoying. :)

cousin mckinley go a new wagon for her b-day so they needed to check it out and break it in, of course.

my free craigslist chair, before....

and after. i still need to paint the legs but i'm going to put it in o & v's playroom in the house we're buying. knock on wood. we're under contract but not closed. i guess i'm kind of lame for shoving that big news into a photo comment, but it's all the same. we're very excited to say the least!!