Sunday, May 29, 2011

too good to put down

Apparently the book really wore her out.

Monday, May 23, 2011

my day

12:30 am: feed sofia - she should not need to eat - I should have let her cry, but I didn't think of that until I'd already gotten up and at that point the damage was done.

3:30 am: feed sofia.  This is more routine.
3:50 -4:00 am: put her back to sleep and look forward to at least an hour of sleep.

4:30 am: sofia is awake! what?!  James, hero that he is offers to get her and try to put her back to sleep.  Normally I would feel guilty, but this morning I roll over and am asleep before he's out of bed. :D

5:15am:  James is getting ready for work and she's still fussing. This is normally our wake up time, but I can't keep my eyes open.  Sofia goes to sleep and I catch a few zzz's while James heads to work.
5:50 am: reality sets in and it's time for me and Sofia to get up.  No more sleeping in today!

6:10 am: Hannah's now awake and it's really time for the day to start.

7:00 am:  Hannah throws up all of her breakfast

....I won't bore anyone with details of the rest of the day.  Let's just say as I was scrubbing the floor, trying not to smell the throw up, trying not to let Hannah step in it, and listening to Sofia screaming in the background I had to glamorous.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

uh oh

I'm in the bedroom when I hear something in the living room crash.  Hannah came running to me and said, "Mommy.  Uh oh!!!"  She promptly grabbed my hand and led me to where the paper shredder had 'accidentally' been knocked over.  This mistake led to a good time, if you can't tell.

 It's too bad that cleaning up the paper shreds for real isn't as fun as pretending to.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Birthday Boy

I know this is a little late, but last week James celebrated his birthday!!  Luckily it was on a Saturday and during his break between semesters.  Translation = we get to spend the day together.  Hooray!  I've been awful about taking pictures so I vowed I would take lots to document the big day, starting with his birthday poster:

compliments of Hannah and Sofia's handprints.

We started off the day with a long lost jog.  We haven't done our Saturday morning run since Sofia was born and we've (at least James and I) have greatly missed it.  It was a pretty chilly morning, so we bundled the girls up.  Here they are getting ready to go:

Hannah insisted on wearing this hat.  Are they really allowed to have such a strong opinion so early?

Smiling yet again.  I personally love the ears.

I started off the day really well with pictures, but then forgot the camera...oops.  Overall the day was great.  We spent the afternoon at the beach with some friends and spent the evening relaxing and chilling at home.  It was so nice to have time together to just relax....and I think James had a good day (minus the whole getting a year older thing).

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This little lady had a rough Mother's Day Weekend.  She went to bed Friday night just like normal, but woke up in the middle of the night with a fever and throwing up.  Yuck.  We got her and the bedding cleaned up, some tylenol in her, and put her back to bed.  She woke up at normal time Saturday morning.  You could tell she didn't feel well, but at least her fever was gone.  We figured she had a little bug, but weren't overly concerned about it...

....until she went lifeless and stopped breathing.  Her skin was so white and her lips were very blue.  It was very scary.  James started doing mouth to mouth while I called 911.  After a minute or so (which felt like eternity) she threw up and started breathing again just in time for the paramedics to arrive.  Once she was stabilized we learned she'd had a febrile seizure.  Aparently it's not uncommon in toddlers when they have a fever that spikes really high there body has a seizure which basically reboot's their system.  Anyway, we learned that there's nothing we can do to prevent it other than trying to make sure we keep her fever down.  The paramedics left, and we were a little shaken, but she seemed to be doing fine....

....the rest of the day she seemed pretty normal....until the same thing happened and she had another seizure that afternoon.  Lucky for me, I was at a church meeting with Sofia.  James wasn't so lucky.  He was with her and called 911 again.  This time they took her in the ambulance to the ER to do some testing.  After a very very long day, she was discharged.  Let's just say that 10 hours at the ER, a catheter, IV, blood drawing, and urine sack is not fun for anyone, but especially a 23 month old.  

....basically, she's just fine.  The fact that she had 2 of the seizures in a 24 hour period makes it a little more complicated, but her doctor is not concerned about epilepsy.  We just have to be careful if she ever gets a fever to make sure we get it down asap.  Let's just say we are fully stocked in children's tylenol and motrin!!
....I'm happy to report that she's 100% better now.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Totally Awesome


Words cannot describe how funny I think this picture is.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Laundry Day

I believe I've mentioned before that we believe in child labor.  Here's proof of her helping with laundry:

Here's a better view to show just how big of a help she really is:

and, of course she found a different shirt she wanted to wear.  Naturally we have to dirty 2 shirts in one day whenever possible.  :D

Sunday, May 1, 2011


.......PIG TAILS!!

Grandma actually put her hair into pig-tails for the first time a couple of months ago when she was here... I found some really ity bity hair elastics and just tried it again a few days ago...

She seems so much older with her hair like this.  She must have grown up overnight.  She's no baby anymore.  That's lots of fun, but a little sad at the same time.

This is her giving hugs to Sofia.  I'm proud to report that Sofia is still alive (after multiple attacks- I mean hugs).