Monday, March 30, 2009

What have we been up to?

Mostly just hanging out. Hehee

Nate's back to work today which is sad. We were very disappointed with the weather the last part of the week, we had so many plans foiled. So really all we did was just stick around home, adore Juliana and go the grocery store a lot. It was nice though - we miss you Daddy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

rotten candy

A month or so ago Mimi and Poppa took the girls to the circus. Being the fiscally responsible people they are they resisted the urge to buy the $20 cotton candy. So the next time I spotted some at the store I brought it home. rosie took one look at it and exclaimed "ROTTEN CANDY" ! Such a funny girl she is!

And of course I couldn't make a post with out a picture of the latest star of the show. This is from the same day as the oyster bowl shot. We're doing fabulous, staying super busy trying to take advantage of the time Nate has home. And up until today enjoying the gorgeous weather, boo to the nasty weather that moved in. I do have some other candid stuff still on the camera but right now I'm off to bed. I've got a baby getting me up every two hours and a husband that's decided to start snoring plus two big kids that climb in bed to sleep on me at daybreak. I'm just a wee bit sleep deprived ;)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Chunk. A Series.

Humor me, okay?

Happy Monday!

Jules first outing - a picnic at the park. It's like where's Waldo? Can you spot Jules?

This is what I woke up to this morning ... definitely a count your blessings picture. Again you have to hunt for Jules! Oh and no, they don't sleep with us all night long, they come in when they wake up and will usually fall back asleep. This is why we had to get a "King's Bed" (rosie speak) though!
The first time Jules got to play with Mama and her camera(unfortunately for me it only lasted about 2 minutes before we were found and she was woken up by her sister)! Poor baby is so splotchy, we think it's a reaction to our detergent. Got some more at the store to start experimenting and see if we can stop that nasty reaction. I managed to make most of them go away in PS, they were just too painful to look at!

I hope everyone had as good a weekend as we did. I guess it's not everyday you get to celebrate a new life and love though, right?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

the unstoppable Rosie Posie

Soooo, Rosie's hand. You noticed, huh? It's not really as bad as it looks, although it could have been worse than it looks actually. Wednesday morning she got her finger shut in the heavy wooden outside door. It hit right on the nail bed ... ouch! We were very afraid that she was going to lose that finger tip based on the ER evaluation which was a really scary thing. The tip of the bone was broken and obviously the cut was pretty deep. However, the orthopedic surgeon on call that day just happened to be a hand specialist! After her surgery he said everything went really well and that he saw no signs of vascular trouble which was the big worry. He said that in time we shouldn't even be able to tell it happened. It really freaks me out that I can't check on the progress of her healing - I'm so afraid that when the cast comes off in a week and a half that it's going to be bad news! I guess we'll just have to trust him and pray.
Se was such a trooper! She didn't cry at all after we got to ER, just right when it happened. And she didn't get any pain meds until the surgery which was about 5 hours after it happened. So far the hardest part has been that it's itchy and that she has to be super careful around the baby.
Soo we had a pretty eventful week, huh? Wends in the ER all day. Thursday I had a OB appt with a sonogram to check for decreased movement and Fri we got our new baby girl!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Juliana Kate

We're back at home, feeling great and falling more in love every minute. Jules was born at home after another extremely short and easy labor. Must be that good hearty peasant stock in me. And while Rosie's labor was somewhat scary and whirlwindish, Jules came into the world all calm and peaceful right into Daddy's waiting hands, not even crying but looking at us wide eyed and alert. So far she's been wonderfully happy and content, already enjoying her sling and watching her sisters antics. I'm feeling awesome, much better than I could have ever thought.
Thanks for all the well wishes, I'm sure you'll be seeing more of her soon!

Monday, March 16, 2009

home made play doh

Very exciting news around here, new play doh! We've tried several recipes over the past couple of years and this is the best yet. It's not sticky or too grainy from the salt. And it's a breeze to make.
The recipe can be found here
I added my food coloring while cooking since it didn't matter if I had a huge batch of one color.
Next batch I'm going to try and add some lavender oil so it'll smell yummy!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

the belly...

Eh, I debated whether too show these but obviously I'm going ahead. Mainly just because they were done with the self timer/ remote and man that was a lot of work to just keep them to myself.
It was worth it though! Too bad it hasn't been sunny on a weekend so we could have the whole family in them.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Copy Work

I wouldn't say that we're unschoolers since we use a curriculum and have enforced school time(even though we're very relaxed) but I can totally see how it makes sense for some kids. Evie definitely being one of them. Try and force the child to do something and you're pretty much up against a brick wall but just sit back, wait and watch and she'll do it on her own. I found this sitting on the computer desk, I think it's copied from the bottom of the checkbook? Not too shabby since just a couple of weeks ago her letters were completely random sizes( and I mean like 2 inches followed by 1/8 inc sort of random) and we were battling over writing. This aspect of her personality I can handle but I don't know what I'm going to do about her thinking things have to be done perfectly or not at all. She's been very hesitant to read and she told Mom the other day it was because Rosie was better at it. What? Rosie "reads" by making up stories! Poor girl, I feel like she's setting herself up for a difficult life. Maybe it's just a rebellion against my totally non perfectionist self?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

It's March!

I'm hopeful next month it's won't be necessary to lean over to view my feet.
If you've been counting down the days with me you might notice I bounced forward by a bit. I had an original due date of April 1st but midway through in the midst of my dozen sonos they changed it to March 26. I'm not sure I believe that since I tend to have such big and long babes but I'm at the point where a weeks difference is a boost to my moral. So even if I think it's a long shot I'm keeping that closer time in my head to make things easier!