Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My crazy kiddos

This is just a general update. (Sorry in advance for the length) We had our first dual doctor's appointment yesterday. It went well all things considered. Hannah had to get her finger stuck and one shot. William had to get 1 oral immunization and 3 shots. Thankfully Jason was with me to manage the chaos. I have to admit, it was exhausting! It's never easy to see your children in pain. Luckily for Hannah, the doctors office is always followed by a chick-fil-a milkshake!
Hannah weighed in at 25 lbs!!! She is in the 25% for weight and 77% for height!
William was a healthy 10lb 15oz! He is right around the 50% for weight. Apparently he has already grown 3 and a half inches since birth. His doctor thinks he is going to be really tall!
They both checked out really well!
Here are a few pictures from the last few days.

What is a couch potato??? I think this pretty much sums it up!

This is a picture of Hannah when I went to get her from her nap. She is very particular about what she has in her bed with her. She has certain objects that must be in her bed before she will go to sleep. Its a good thing we put her in a full bed b/c she has more than a few of these treasured objects. You can see some of them in this picture. Her favorite objects include (but are not limited to) her 2-3 current favorite books, her life-size polar bear, all 7 of her baby dolls, her Braves hat, her red car, Baby Kate's car seat, all 3 pretend baby bottles, and a bouncy ball. I kid you not, she knows when 1 of those things are not in her bed at any given time. I have given up... As long as she sleeps I don't care what she has in her bed with her anymore. Believe it or not, she doesn't play with all of the stuff before she goes to sleep, just when she wakes up. Although the pictures don't show it, there is always a clear spot for her to lay down...

My happy little boy!!! Over the past couple of weeks, William has become super smiley! I promise its not just gas... He loves to be talked to and smiled at. He has this happy noise he makes too. I need to try and get it on video. He is doing extremely well. Hes trying to figure out his night time schedule. As of now he wakes up once during the night, usually around 3:30. Its not too bad because he goes right back to sleep but I am still ready for a full night's sleep!! Hopefully it will happen soon! Luckily hes got this smile that melts my heart, which makes depriving myself of sleep SO much easier! =)

And last but not least, my little miss. priss! She absolutely loves to play with her bike and her big red car. These days, however, she can't seem to ride on the bike or in the car unless she is equipped with sunglasses, purse, keys, bracelet, cell phone and lipstick. Seriously, I couldn't make this stuff up.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bring on the Rain

Since receiving this jacket and boots for her Birthday from her cousins Nora and Cavan, Hannah has been begging to play in the rain. Unfortunately the times she has has been 90 degrees and sunny, until now! She is loving the rain!

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Just some pics

Our little dancing queen...sporting one of her favorite Birthday gifts. (Thanks Aunt Tara ;))
William with his twin cousins, Aidan and Barrett

I LOVE hanging out with the guys!!!

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Party Time!

Last weekend we celebrated Hannah's second birthday! Hannah finally got her "horsey cake" and we had a great time with our friends and family. I didn't get a chance to take a lot of pictures but here are a few!
Her classic opening gifts face!
Trying to figure out what this toy is all about!Horsey cakes! was the best I could do! =)Mommy and her 2 year old!!!The Morning After.... partying like a 2 year old is exhausting!
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Hannah!

War Eagle!!!

A couple weekends ago we took Hannah and William down to Auburn for fan day. It was really great to be back on campus (which, by the way, is just a HUGE construction site right now!) and fan day was definitely an experience. I think Hannah will enjoy it more next year when she cares about meeting the cheerleaders and dance team, etc.
All she talked about all day was meeting and hugging Aubie. When I say all day, I mean the whole 2 and a half hour drive down there, all through lunch, the whole time at Zach's apartment, basically every time she opened her mouth! When we arrived at the collusium we immediately got in line to meet Aubie. After waiting somewhat patiently in line for over an hour it was finally our turn. The moment we were waiting for ALL DAY! I'm sure you can guess what happened next. (You may need to click to enlarge to see their faces)
Yes, thats right. Both of my children are screaming! Of course as soon as we left the gym, Hannah was begging to hug Aubie.... Oh well! Fun times were still had! We even got to spend some time with Uncle Zachie!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wedding Bliss

I know I promised a post about the wedding a while back but time (somehow) has escaped me. My brother, Graham, got married 3 weeks ago now! Man, where does the time go?
I couldn't ask for a better sister-in-law and I have never seen my brother happier. It was such a happy weekend and a beautiful wedding. The chaos came from having a (not even) 2 year old flower girl with a 2 week old in tow! It was interesting to say the least. Hannah did great all things considered but not everything went according to plan...
First of all she was incredibly cranky all day long. We made sure she took a good nap but I think the rehearsal dinner the night before took a bigger toll on her than we anticipated. I bought her these precious ballet slippers to wear with her "princess dress"... she refused to put them on. Laurel gave her a tiny little pearl bracelet to wear...again, she refused! For the ceremony she was supposed to walk down the aisle with me and go sit with my parents in the front row. She did just that in the rehearsal but not so much in real time. During the actual ceremony she started to protest so instead of dragging her kicking and screaming to my mother I let her go with me to the alter and I tried to have her sit on the little ledge. That was good for about 5 minutes. Thats when she began to wander... She started walking around the other bridesmaids, then out in the center, in front of the congregation. THEN she started making her way up to Graham and Laurel. At that point I ran out and grabbed her and took her back to my spot with me. Again that lasted all of 2 minutes. This time she went up behind Graham and tugged on his pants leg (mind you, this is in the middle of his wedding ceremony). When Graham turned around she said, "BOO"! Thats when Jason gave the nod to his sister, Tara, to come get her and take her out of the sanctuary. Thank you Tara for saving the day! =)
I have to admit it was pretty funny but you always worry when its your own child acting that way. Graham and Laurel also knew going into it that, with her age there was no telling what she was going to do. Thanks to the bride and groom for being so understanding! Oh! and William...he was a dream! He slept through the whole thing! =)
She didn't last very long at the reception. She ate and danced a little but then she zonked out.
Barefoot and bracelet-less but semi-happy nonetheless.

Thanks to my Dad, who whipped out his itouch in the middle of the ceremony, we have some momentos. Take a look!
During the reception with Tara and Chad...
Proof that William was there! Pictured with his 3 beautiful cousins, Rachel, Kelsey, and Alli