Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Let me introduce you . . .

Miss Aidan Jane has arrived. She is 8 days old today and doing great. Incredible. She is relaxed and eats & sleeps like a champ. Knock on wood. I have been doing lots of cuddling and snoozing myself, all of which is possible because my mom is here and has been doing everything else. I will take it while I can. I certainly didn't take advantage of all the help when the girls were first born and now I question why I didn't. First-time-mom ignorance probably, but I won't make that mistake again. I will have all of it to take care of soon enough. For now I will snooze and and cuddle all I can. Hope you all have a fantastic and spooky Halloween tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Just photos

Photos from the past week.

The SE Texas State Fair:
The tilt-a-whirl: NOT a hit with the girls!

Enjoying her corn dog
Yesterday's windy visit to the pumpkin patch:
Do they look bored to you?
Ainslee & the bumpy pumpkin

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Yesterday was spent at the fair. At least a solid couple of hours. It was hot and the girls & I were worn out when we got home. I have some photos to post once I get them uploaded. In the meantime I was feeling terribly guilty for the carb-loaded, vegetable/ fruit deficient meals that I fed the girls yesterday:
Breakfast: pancakes
Lunch: sprite & a corn dog
Dinner: grilled cheese & french fries (they only ate the fries) and another sprite.
I wasn't up for cooking last night so we ended up eating lunch & dinner out which is pretty unusual for us. Today I made up for it, somewhat, and am ready to dig in to our tasty supper:
tilapia w/ lime butter, homemade mac and cheese & steamed broccoli. I am not the best photographer especially when it comes to food so I will spare you, but I am sure it will taste yummy. Can't wait.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Shoes, shoes, shoes

Why is it I can walk into any store, Target, Dillard's, or Neiman Marcus & find a pair of shoes I like in about 10 seconds. I can take my girls to five stores and they don't like anything. They won't even try them on. The only exception being ridiculous character-style house slippers. Those they want by the truck load. This morning I spent close to two hours trying to beef up the girls fall wardrobe with some long sleeve shirts, cords and shoes. I was able to find a couple of outfits for each of them that they "agreed" to, but no shoes. I am thinking I should just go out and buy some, put them in the closet and see how that approach goes. Do they really need to help pick them out? No, probably not. I am just making it harder on myself. Anyway, so I was able to accomplish part of this mornings task. I am thinking we need to take Dad to the mall & let him experience shopping with the girls - maybe he will be more successful in the shoe department!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pops of excitement

Pregnancy hormones, lack of sleep from having a horrible cough this past week, excitement about meeting the new baby - all of it has me experiencing intense mini-moments of excitement throughout the days - little pops. We are under the two week mark until we meet the new baby. Pretty soon my mom will be arriving to stay & help out for a bit; it is all really happening. To bring it home even more I received the sweetest little onsie (above) from Joanne. It is absolutely adorable. Thank you so much, Joanne.
And on a similar topic, I am having a hard time believing that these two are going to be BIG sisters! Just three short years ago they came along weighing 5lbs 8 oz, and 5lbs 9 oz and now they are running around the house and singing Wheels on the Bus, asking to go to the zoo, and doing normal kid stuff. No babies no longer. I think they are going to make super big sisters!

Monday, October 1, 2007

See ya' September!

I am so happy that October is here. September seemed like it would never end. The final count down to the arrival of our newest family member has begun, and I am so anxious to meet her. I still have a to-do list that I can't seem to eliminate. We need to set up her bed, wash her clothes and blankets, add the third row seat in the SUV, put the infant car seats in both cars, I need to finish a little project for the girls and I know there are other things that keep zipping across my brain, but you get the idea. I had hoped to finish Christmas shopping by now, but that hasn't happened yet. Speaking of shopping, check out www.darlybird.com. This site has some of the cutest things. I fell in love with about 20 different items and plan on making a few purchases. It reminds me a little of some Etsy shops I have seen. If you do check out Darly Bird let me know what you think!
We have had another week of the sick swap. Coughs, sore throats, pink eye. Martin has escaped it all so far, thank goodness, but it all caught up with me this weekend. I am actually on my way to curl up in bed while the girls finish their naps. I just wanted to pop in and say "HI". Hope it is a great week for all of you.