Monday, August 31, 2009


i can't decide .... color ...

or b&w. (both are clickable to bigger on black).
today i was finally able to get a shower around 4, and put on pbs for 30 minutes for the kids while i was in there (keep them from running a muck SOMETIMES, and gives me a few minutes to shower ALONE!).... i came out and peeked over the stairs to see this. too funny. my kids aren't usually the sleep anywhere variety (unless they're sick).
and yes, that's a pencil in norah's hand. i thought i got them all put away before going up (she's a notorious skin/wall/floor color-er).... guess not!



i had a really hard time trying to focus here. he was running, the bubbles were flying ... maybe next time! :)


Saturday, August 29, 2009


a dinosaur face to go with ethan's old dinosaur pj's (aka her baby jail pj's - the little nudist hasn't figured out how to escape them, yet!).
editing to add: pictures are much clearer when you click to see them bigger in flickr. blogger must really compress them.



another day at the pool! so sad it'll be closing soon.
but definitely looking forward to FALL weather!


Thursday, August 27, 2009


ethan has been asking to take his training wheels off, but we didn't get too far with it today. his seat won't go low enough to let him reach the ground to catch himself, so it didn't work out too great. john had already cut off part of the post the seat is on to get it low enough for him to ride, period ... not sure what to do now.

there's another little boy with the same bike, and his seat goes much lower. not sure what is up with ours.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009


just a quick snap on the way out to the pool. norah's suit & hat used to be kayleigh's. except she fit in it until she was 4, and no way will it fit norah by the time she's two. how funny!
29 weeks today!
baby girl is still breech, so we're working on flipping her. some head down thoughts would be appreciated. :)


Tuesday, August 25, 2009


ethan had his first day of preschool today! he did great. i am so proud of him, it's the first time we've ever left the kid with anyone he didn't know very well. i made sure his superman tee was be clean for his big day to help ease the tension a little. looks like it's official. we've got two big kids now!



it's been a little drizzly outside ... perfect excuse to pull out rain coats!! :) i got this one for about $5 shipped at talbot kids when they discontinued their kid's clothes line. gotta love a good deal!


Sunday, August 23, 2009


kayleigh and i got hair cuts today. yay!


Saturday, August 22, 2009


she was showing me sand. :)
and this one is definitely out of focus, but he was really looking at me, and not cheesing. rare form!


Friday, August 21, 2009




john wanted to bring a BEE into the house, in a box. um ... i locked him out.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


mostly snaps ... but more park fun today.

28 weeks today ... and growing.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009




john wrote on the kids knuckles the other day. i believe norah's said "mega baby" .... she was very amused. :)


Monday, August 17, 2009


the kids picked a bunch of rocks from the back yard that were good for skipping. sooo ... that meant we had to head out & find a lake to skip them at! :)


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009


the worst photomerge, ever. just a few notes. the carpet is brand new and clean (not all crazy looking like it looks in the picture from merging pictures and cloing out empty spaces from the different pictures). same goes for the ceiling. :)

so, the girls will start sharing a room soon. we were just going to keep norah in our room, but i think it will be tough for her with the baby waking a lot in the beginning, ect. so here is our tentative setup. i have a few more decorating things to take care of, but this is the basic jist of it. i'll post again when i'm done (hopefully not too long from now).



three HUNDRED days of pictures! i am so shocked i've kept it up this long. i was planning somethign good for this one, buuut ... like i said. we've been really, really, BUSY! so these are from the way home from walking kayleigh to school in the morning.

norah's doing well since we stopped nursing this week, but we still haven't settled on a good nap time since kayleigh started school. still working on it, obviously.