Week 50. Really. 50. That means just two weeks and one day and she will be one! This is currently her favorite thing to do. I have conceded defeat, at least until tomorrow. I bought locks for the cabinets and Sean will be installing them tomorrow. Here she is having a blast with hot chocolate and apple cider packets. The other night it was goldfish. Our dog loved that because Carolina fed her also! ha!
to brag on my amazing husband, who I don't take enough pictures of apparently. Having two babies in one year pretty much wreaked havoc on my body. Muscles and skin were stretched and big and then stretched and big again pretty much right away. I have been trying to do something about that and slowly my jeans have gotten way too big. The problem, the next size jeans I owned were still tight. I needed the size in between. I kept complaining, but not doing anything about it. So for Valentines day, my sweet husband brought me these roses (the yellow daisies were Gracie's) and a package from the Buckle. He went and bought a pair of jeans he liked and had everything there so I could exchange them. He said he had no idea what size, but he bought the style he liked and I could just go get the right size. They.fit.me.perfectly! Who needs Cinderella's slipper when you have a cool pair of jeans that fit great!! ha! He took me shopping again today so I could get a few more pairs. You would have to know Sean, and how much he hates malls, to know how big this was. He may not be perfect, but it is the little things, like going to the mall and making me buy things for me and not the kids, that shows me he loves me.
Week 49. I love these pictures! Bed head, mess behind her (she loves to empty her diaper bag), beautiful blue eyes and all! It has been a very busy week around here. She turned 11 months on Saturday, but we were in Tulsa so I didn't get a post up, I will get that soon. She also took some steps on Monday night. The big kids had already gone to bed so it was just Sean and I. I was so glad we both saw her first steps! We worked with her a while before we got the camera out, so she was pretty much done when we got the video, but there is one step on there. I will post that with her 11 month post!
We spent the weekend in Tulsa playing volleyball, going to Incredible Pizza, and not sleeping at the hotel! The volleyball was not so great on Saturday, but a lot of fun on Sunday. Incredible Pizza was nuts. Carolina did not sleep either night, but slept wonderfully last night and has already taken a great nap this morning! I did get to eat Cheesecake Factory for Valentines Day ~ while all three kids along! ha!
Week 48. A cute little "I'll be 11 months old tomorrow" girl has learned to crawl back and forth between her brother and sis and sign "more" while they are eating cookies! She gets lots of cookie that way! Ha!
Don't get me wrong. The snow is pretty, but if you take a 13 and 9 year old who are used to going and going and going and sit at home with them for a few days, it is enough to make you want to pull your hair out! I have also had to drive in it. Marrying a man from Minnesota has its perks. Never having to drive in the snow is one of them. Yesterday I thought I left to get the kids before it got bad. It was sort of bad. What was worse was the panic attack I had waiting for Grace to come to the office because everyone in there was talking about how many accidents they saw on the way in and how many times they slid and how they should close such and such road. I made it home. Garrett almost did not make it with me though. I was praying out loud while going up a hill and Garrett was in the back seat quiet like I asked, then all of a sudden he says "I hope we survive." Not what I needed to hear! Anyway. I am ready for spring and will never be moving North, and we are supposed to get a lot more snow Wednesday. At least I have time to plan some snow day activities.
Week 47! It has been snowing and icing like crazy around here. Another day snowed in means we have pictures!! She still won't walk on her own, but she is -><- this close. She is wearing 24 month clothes and eating everything we do. I am hardly making food at all for her. She loves string cheese and blueberries. She has a cold and will only sleep if I am holding her. I have tried the whole cry it out thing a few times, but I think I will really get serious about it after she is better.