Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Last Wednesday we took the girls to the circus. This is an annual event for us.

Haylee loved the white tigers and Natalee like all the lights.

Haylee enjoyed cotton candy and Natalee drank her bottle.

Haylee got a baby white tiger stuffed animal and Natalee got to watch the last part of the circus from the top of the stairs since she was crying.

Neither one was excited to get their picture with a clown.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scrawny & Pork Chop

This is Scrawny-

She went to her 3 year old well check yesterday and she is..... well, scrawny. She weighs 26 lbs. (10%) and is 36 inches tall (25%). She is our skinny mini but the doctor sees no need to worry. She's a typical 3 year old. She had to get 1 shot, but only cried for a minute.

This is Pork Chop-

She on the other hand is pleasantly plump. At 2 months, she weighs 11 lbs. 11 oz. (75%) and is 22 1/2 inches long (50%).

Things to remember-

*Wearing size 1 diapers.
*Wearing 0-3 month clothes.
*Sleeping great! Started Baby Wise Saturday and she's back to taking great naps and is sleeping through the night (8-9 hours). We put her back in our room in the bassinet and we are still swaddling her.
*Nurses great still and we also supplement with formula when she's still hungry (milk supply is low). When I give her just a bottle she'll usually drink 4 oz.
*She's a very happy baby. She always smiles and has started "talking" a lot lately.
*She still has big, blue eyes which I hope do not change.
*Loves baths. Just sits there quietly taking it all in.
*She loves to watch Haylee. She just wishes Haylee was a little more quiet and gentle with her. 
*Doesn't like shots! She had to get 2.
So do you think they look alike?
Both girls were 2 months old in these pictures. I put Natalee in the same outfit Haylee was wearing to compare how they look!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekend Recap

Another busy weekend! We took the girls to see Toy Story 3 Saturday morning. Haylee loved it and Natalee slept till the very end when she woke up and just smiled at me. She knew I was proud of her for sleeping thru the movie and not making a peep only farting out loud twice. I don't know what is with this child, I don't remember Haylee ever being so gassy, or at least so loud. And couldn't she wait till it was a loud part of the movie? After nap, we went to AZ Mills where we did the usual....ate at Rainforest Cafe, rode the carousel, and went in the Disney Store. It was a wonderful day. Haylee behaved herself and Natalee was just as happy as can be. I love those days!

Sunday we took Josh out to dinner along with the rest of the dad's in the family. I had a crystal cube made for him with a picture of the girls and a collage photo with pictures as well. They both turned out great! (see picture in previous post)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Even though my Dad isn't here for me to spend Father's Day with, he is never far from my thoughts. I am so thankful I was blessed with a wonderful Dad who loved me very much and who always made me laugh. I am so thankful I had 15 years to create wonderful memories with him. I know I will see him again someday, but until then, I'll just continue to send my love up to him....

Josh, I am so thankful you are the father of my children. I love watching you play with Haylee and how her face just lights up every time you do the happy dance or carry her around like a parrot. I love how patient you are with Natalee and how you love to hold her and have her sleep on your chest. Our children are so blessed to have you in their lives, and I am too. Thanks for being such a wonderful Dad!

Jim, I am so thankful for the wonderful example you have been to Josh all of his life. He is a wonderful man because of you. I am so thankful you have always treated me as one of your own and have always been so kind to me. You are a wonderful father-in-law!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Food Pyramid

Just stocking up on the food storage for the little one. I love getting great deals off craigslist!

Since I'm still breastfeeding this should last us awhile. My milk supply continues to be low so we have to supplement with formula when little pork chop doesn't get enough.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Charlotte's Web

On Sunday we took the girls to see Charlotte's Web at Broadway Palm. It was a very cute show and Haylee loved it. Surprisingly she even wanted her picture taken with the characters, she wasn't afraid at all!

Natalee was a good girl the entire show and slept in her sling until the end when she decided to rip a huge one. I'm amazed that her little body is capable of such a loud noise! Nice way to remember your 1st show sweetie.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Party Time

Saturday was a busy day. It started out with a princess party for Haylee's 3rd Birthday.

She had a wonderful time. We kept it simple and did pizza and chips this year.

After lunch Haylee opened her presents. She got a lot of awesome gifts and some of her favorites she said are her Princess rain boots (that she has yet to take off), her play-doh, and her musical tooth brush. Her main gift from us this year was a Vtech game system with 5 games. It's very educational and teaches her colors, shapes, the alphabet and more.

Haylee did really good this year not crying when we brought out the cake. We asked if she wanted us to sing (that's what makes her cry) and she said no, so I just counted to 3 and everyone said "Happy Birthday." That was cutting it close, but there were no tears.

She blew out the candle and then actually ate some of it (which she hasn't done before) after telling Daddy it was "too big" and that it needed to be "cut". At first she was a little apprehensive, then she dug in.

Others weren't afraid at all.

(I just died laughing watching Drew steal bites).

Haylee had so much fun playing with all of her cousins and friends, and running around the house.

As for Natalee....she enjoyed being loved by all. She was so excited to meet Roxie and Tom and was a happy, content baby the entire time.

After all of the excitement was over, we tried taking Haylee to the zoo but she wanted to stay home and play with her new toys. After an hour of play-doh she decided it was finally okay to go get dinner. We took her to Outback (she actually chose the restaurant) and the celebrating continued. They brought her out ice cream with chocolate sauce and oreos and of course, a cherry on top. The lite a candle but did not sing Happy Birthday. She was a happy girl!

And that's not all. After dinner we ended our fun-filled day at Chuck E Cheese.

And then we were all exhausted!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Birthday Girl

Our little princess turned 3 yesterday. I can't believe she's 3 already. I think it would have been a lot more depressing if we didn't have Natalee, because to think my "baby" is 3 is just crazy. We celebrated Haylee's actually birthday by taking her to see Marmaduke. She says it was a "cute" movie!

After the movie we took Haylee to the Disney store because she wanted to buy some Toy Story 3 toys with her birthday money. She put the items she wanted on the counter and I gave the lady her money. I explained to Haylee that I was giving the lady her birthday money to pay for it and Haylee looked at me and said, "and then she'll give it back?" I wish that's how it worked!

I am so thankful to have Haylee as my daughter. She is such a beautiful, intelligent, hilarious little girl. I enjoy watching her change and grow each day and she is constantly amazing me with her wonderful memory. She is so independent and loves to dress herself, brush her teeth and do pretty much everything on her own. She is such a wonderful big sister (when she wants to be) and loves to hold and kiss Natalee all the time. I love when she tries to get her to stop crying by showing her different toys. I can't wait till Natalee is a little older and they can play together, Haylee will love that!

I was ready to jump for joy that I survived the terrible two's until everyone informed me three's are much worse. I can't wait!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Crazy Life

It's amazing how life changes when you add another child in the mix. Things can get hectic and crazy real quick.


Seems like it's always nosier, and I feel like I never have enough time to do anything! Not to mention how difficult it is to get out of the house to go any where with 2 kids. The little things that use to matter, don't anymore. Like making sure Haylee's shoes match her outfit. Heck, I'm just happy to make it on time now days! Maybe it's not so much just having 2 kids as it is having a baby again. That requires hauling around a suitcase of essentials every time I leave the house. Oh, and attempting to nurse out in public, ya, not happening.

Haylee can be really sweet with her sister when she wants to be. And when she doesn't....well, she can be real mean.

You'd never guess Haylee told me the other day, "Mom, I don't like sister. I want her to go back in your belly."

Might be a crazy life.....but it's our new life!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beach Babe

Natalee's ready for the summer...

She's can't wait to hit the beach resort swimming pool.

We're going to Vegas in a couple weeks and we know the only way to survive this heat is to live in the swimming pool.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I remember thinking 30 was old when I was a kid. Now I'm only 3 years from there...scary. I don't feel old though. This year my birthday celebrating lasted a couple days. On Saturday, the 4 of us went to eat at Famous Dave's. Wilbur the pig was walking around and at first Haylee was terrified of him, but then decided he wasn't so bad. After dinner, they brought out ice cream with a firecracker in the middle of it. That was pretty neat!

 (Of course I forgot my camera both nights so cell phone pics will have to work)

On Sunday, my family came over for cake and ice cream. Actually, my mom made me and ice cream cake, and it was yummy! Afterwards, Josh and I got a much needed break and went out to dinner at Outback and to see the movie The Killers. We had a wonderful time and are thankful for my mom for watching the girls...she was exhausted by the time we got home.

Monday was my actually birthday, and stupid me scheduled my 6 week postpartum check up that day (I guess I wasn't thinking right after I had Natalee and made the appointment). Oh well, the good news is I have lost 22 lbs!!! Now if only the last 11 lbs would go away soon....

Josh is so sweet, he brought these beautiful flowers home for me. He always makes me feel so special and loved!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


After struggling a couple nights to get Natalee to stay asleep once I put her in the bassinet and having her sleep soundly, Josh suggested trying to swaddle her again. He's a genius! With a set up like this...

Natalee has been sleeping great! 6 straight hours Saturday night, 7 hours Sunday and 8 3 hours last night....okay so she had a good excuse last night. After not going #2 for 3 days, she had a grand explosion at 3:30 am. Perfect timing!

I am thankful Natalee is a good little sleeper!

Update: Maybe those 2 nights were a tease because Miss Natalee is back to waking up once a night again.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

This is how we roll...

Some days this is the only way I can get things done. Other days, this is how we roll when we're out and about.