First Sleep-through-the-Night

September 21, 2018 | Baby M slept THROUGH THE NIGHT!  It is amazing what a full night of sleep can do for you…for the first time in 4+ months.  She is such a joy this girl. Full of babbles, drools, flailing arms and legs, and for the most part general contentment!  Also rolling over happened for the first time while Mom, Abbey and I were watching her on the monitor.  We were running the garage sale at Abbey’s house, so M was just on the floor in C’s room.  It was pretty funny — and ridiculous — that we watched it via a night-vision monitor. Hello 2018!

E continues to be a really great big sister. In fact, I think she assumes the role of co-parent with us more than sibling! She genuinely helps, talks to her (in the same words/tone I do), and loves on her all the time. It’s so fun, and I cannot wait to see how much better it gets as M grows. Will be she like her sister, or totally different? E is such a good kid, there’s no way that M will be as easy-going, right? 🙂

Back to School

August 14, 2018: Despite the fact that E attended school all summer, the technical “back to school” day happened, and it was kinda fitting that they made it an important day. I dressed her up, rainbow (her fave) bows in her hair, and stood her in front of the preschool. But after a photo or two, she proudly said “But I want Baby Marlo to be in the photo with me, because I love her!” I melted into a puddle on the sidewalk, but managed to snag more photos too… 🙂

M Comes Home

May 18, 2018 | We get to go HOME! What a difference it is to leave the hospital after just a few days…and not have to come back. It was so NICE! My parents brought E over (I asked them to keep Mosby for awhile longer) and of course I snagged a few images…we are officially a family of four!

And a few cell-phone images from actually leaving the hospital…

Last Daycare Day

March 30, 2017 | There were a lot of tears — not from E, but from ME — on this last day for E to attend In-Home daycare. Next week starts a real preschool, and I’m so incredibly thankful that KK was brought into our lives!  She loves kids as her own, and takes such good care of them. E didn’t really understand what was happening that day, but loved that she got to take some pictures with KK in the front yard! 🙂



July 21, 2016 | Yep, we are in the thick of potty-training…but she’s doing so well! We do 1 piece of candy for #1, 2 for #2. Daniel Tiger’s song is a regular tune for sure! The little IKEA potty hangs out with us in the various rooms of the house AND goes in the back of the car for excursions. She’s also using this Elmo app to learn some letters, but we don’t really let her use that much…it was more of  way to keep her in one room while she “practices” wearing undies. 🙂

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Egg “Hiding”

March 22, 2016 | Last year E loved gathering eggs and placing them in her basket.  THIS year the same still applied, only she’s added the skill of asking to hide them for US!  The crochet-eggs I made last year are still holding up, and we used those plus a huge pink egg from the Target Dollar bin to practice for the egg hunts over Easter.  We would have E stand in the corner of the living room, close her eyes, then we say “OK!” and she would start the intense search for her eggs.  After many days of this, she said “My turn!” and made us close our eyes!  Now that’s about as far as it gets, because as soon as she shouted “Ok!” to us she would run to the single-spot where all of the eggs were and say “Right here!”  It’s the darn cutest thing… 🙂

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