Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Matching Jammies!

I have been patiently waiting for Ana Blair to get big enough for my two girls to have matching pajamas! I think there is nothing sweeter than two fresh from the bath girls (or boys) in matching pjs. After a trip to the doctor yesterday, it is nice to see that they are healthy and happy. Olivia has an ear infection. She also had some stomach issues and Ana Blair's reflux was getting worse by the minute, so I was afraid they both had stomach viruses. Thankfully, the ear infection was our only ailment! AB's reflux was just getting out of hand because she is such a tank (15.1lbs. to be exact!!). So, we are switching her from Zantac to Prilosec and hopefully she will keep everything down. So far, so good! Seriously, can you tell by this picture that Ana Blair is almost half the size of Olivia already??

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pajama Day and Teddy Bear Breakfast

This past Thursday at preschool was Pajama Day and Teddy Bear Breakfast. They got to bring their favorite teddy bear and had breakfast for lunch. Too cute! Much thought went into the process of choosing the perfect pajamas, but in the end, she went for the ballet slippers (and of course we can't go anywhere without the bow!). She was so excited to see what her friends would be wearing. She came home and told me about the pretty pajamas the girls in her class were wearing, but she said the boys pajamas weren't too pretty!
She was also excited that Bunny Fufu got to go, he never leaves the house!

Circus Comes to Town!

Thursday night my mom came up to take care of Ana Blair so Michael and I could take Olivia to the circus. Michael has never been to the circus, so it was his first time. Olivia enjoyed it, but it definitely falls short to my childhood memories of going to the circus. Olivia's favorite part, was of course, the refreshments, you know the $25 snow cone and $100 cotton candy! Okay, maybe those prices are an exaggeration, but only slightly!

3 Month Pictures

I finally got Ana Blair to her 3 month sitting! Ana Blair, as we all know, doesn't really have patience with photography, so I was happy with them. She even grinned in a couple! I fed her during the session and notice how much chubbier she looks once the backdrop is black...can we say double chin? I really wanted a picture of the two of them, and I'm thrilled with some of those!
If you want to see, go to www.memoriesportraits.com
Click on Enter Site (I can't believe how much Olivia has changed since those pictures, those were from her 2 year pictures)
Click on Client Proofing
The password is Claunch012109

Monday, January 19, 2009

We're Off To See The Wizard...

...Or really, We've already been to see the wizard. As part of Olivia's Christmas presents from Cookie and PopPop (Michael's parents), they got her tickets to see The Wizard of Oz at TPAC this weekend. We had a big weekend planned and the whole family was going to head to Nashville for the weekend, but after the garage incident, that was out. So, after much deliberation over how we would get the little munchkin to Oz, Olivia and I set out yesterday afternoon leaving Ana Blair with Michael for the night. Michael didn't want Olivia and I on the road late last night after it was over, but in hindsight, I probably should have come on home. Olivia and I had to drive through some kind of questionable weather, but we got back home safe and sound! We had SO much fun at the play, Olivia was in heaven. She was glued to the whole thing, even though she was exhausted by the end. I couldn't take pictures inside the auditorium, so I had to snap a couple before we went in...Olivia and Cookie

Handing our tickets out to us
She loved her Dorothy dress and all the attention it got her!
And what mom doesn't love a good reason to let her wear the shoes from her Halloween costume again??

A New Milestone!

Guess who got her first bite of cereal today!! Technically, the pediatrician didn't want her to have it until she was 4 months old, but I could see the look of a hungry baby and called in on Friday (before the garage caved in) to see if it would be okay. So, this afternoon, Michael, Olivia and I all gathered around her like we'd never seen a human eat and fed her the first bites. I know this won't be a surprise to those who have seen my little butterball, but she loved it! She figured out the whole "food" process pretty quickly. Hopefully tomorrow will go as smoothly!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby Its Cold Outside

...and apparently in our attic as well. While Michael was at work today I heard water running only to open my garage door to find it was raining inside...Once Michael got home, the ceiling proceeded to cave in...Anyway, my mom came to get the girls because I was paranoid that the ceilings in the rest of the house would cave in on top of them...(this is not how I envisioned my first night without Ana Blair going) and the Disaster Cleanup people are here working outside. We're thankful it was only the attic and garage, but what a disaster.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Father Daughter Dance

Last night Olivia and Michael had Father Daughter Dance at her dance school. Olivia was so excited and I have to say Michael did pretty good! The moms got to go back too and we all had a pretty good laugh watching the daddies! One mom commented that Olivia should get the award for being the most excited that her daddy was there. Watching them last night I was reminded how lucky I am to have Michael and especially how lucky our girls are to have a daddy like him. He is such a good daddy.
Warming up
I love this one because she's checking up on him to make sure he's doing what he should be
Cracks me up because they both really look like they're trying to figure out their plan of action
Words aren't really necessary for some of these...

I love this one, he's helping her change into her tap shoes
...He led the others with a quack, quack, quack...
I'm pretty sure Olivia wasn't doing the right steps here, but doesn't she look like she belongs on Broadway??
The biggest treat for the moms and girls was at the end when the teacher had the girls sit down and they taught the dads a dance. A dance. A real dance in 3 long parts. They did good. I laughed so hard I cried.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

3 Months...

Can you believe Ana Blair is already 3 months old?? I can't. And can you believe she started crying when I tried to take her picture?? She was perfectly happy. I took some of her and Olivia first and she was smiling and content, I sit her there by herself and she lost it! Oh well, I guess this is becoming a trend! She is such a good baby, really. At 3 months she is smiling, laughing, trying to roll--but can't yet and she is sleeping 10-12 hours at night (Yay!). She is a really happy baby, she's a good eater--pretty much the only time she cries is when she is hungry or can't get settled to sleep, she loves to watch big sister do anything to entertain her (and believe me, she does plenty) and she hates bathtime! I don't remember Olivia still hating the bath, but I don't know.

See, she's almost smiling for the camera here!!
School started back this week. Olivia was so excited, but not as excited as mommy!
Here is Olivia at 3 months, for comparison...The picture of Ana Blair screaming doesn't look like this, but I think if you've seen her in person you would think they look alike...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lazy Start to 2009

We have had such a slow week...I haven't felt good after surgery, Michael's been sick, so we've just been hanging out in our pj's most of the time, but I have manged to take a couple of sweet pics! Olivia "reading" her Pinkalicious book in her new Pinkalicious pajamas...you should hear her version of the story, its pretty spot on!

First bath together. Ana Blair SCREAMED the entire time. She can't make up her mind about baths yet, somedays she likes them, others--not so much...
This pic was meant to get a shot of her ridiculous hair. She has a double crown, so she looks like a little peacock. You can't see her hair, but who could resist those cheeks?

Better view of the hair, reminds me a little of Cindy Lou Who

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

What a year it has been! God has definitely blessed our family so much in 2008, and I count these two of my greatest blessings of all (their daddy is the other one). We hope everyone has a wonderfully blessed 2009!
Sorry I have been slow to post lately, but I have been slow to do anything. I had minor surgery on Monday that was a little bit harder on me than I anticipated! Also, words of wisdom for 2009...DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT decide you are okay to play a game of Wii bowling the same week you had your tubes tied. Especially if you "play to win," like someone I know!