Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Well let’s back up and take a look back our week. Liam and Lucy’s new favorite game is wrestling or “tackle DeeDee”.


A few sweet pictures of my big 8 month old!!


On Thursday we decided we wanted to have a Memorial Day cookout with family and friends, take about spur of the moment. So Liam helped me clean his train table on Friday.


More wrestling this time DeeDee tackled Liam.


Lucy got her nails painted red for Memorial Day.


Hugging it out, probably after a wrestling match.


Party Day . Saturday!


Baby girl went ca-razy for some baked beans, hot dog, and tortellini salad.


Liam went swimming!


They boys playing corn hole, thank you Indiana for introducing us to this game, it was only horse shoes before then.


Liam playing lacrosse!


On Sunday I got to sit in the pool and read….I am sure going to be making this a new habit during the summer!


Sunday night we took a quick trip to Sam’s Club, gotta love the double carts at Sam’s. I think they look so much like brother and sister in this picture, you can really see their similarities.


Memorial Day!! We started out our day with a parade. Liam loved the fire trucks and the motorcycles even though he was scared cause they were loud.


…you have a baby….in a bar…. why yes, yes we did…


Liam got up close and personal with some motorcycles from the parade.


Because they can’t both smile in the same picture here are two..


Jer and Kim came over this afternoon and we all swam and had a small cookout. After they left Alex’s Mom came over and we swam some more, the kiddos went to bed and Alex and I went back in the pool to finally play kid free. Now we are both sitting here burnt to a crisp after our day of fun in the sun!


Happy 8 Months Lucy


Dear Lucy,

     Eight months! Wow….this month has made me feel like time has really just flown by, I can’t believe you are eight months old already. This month has been so much fun and you have grown and changed so much. Lets start with the biggest and most grand news of all….not only are you sleeping in your room now but you are sleeping though the night!! Right after you turned 7 months old you started sleeping on your belly and were sleeping though the night because it became very easy for you to grab a paci and fall back to sleep plus I just think you were more comfy belly sleeping. We moved you to your room about a week later and have not turned back (except for one night when you had a cold). Obviously Mama is feeling so much better but you have been such a happy girl lately, you are so much more well rested and happier when you wake up.



This are still doing the army/dragging crawl but you do it fast. Being that we have mostly hardwood floors you learned to slide pretty fast. You get up on your knees and rock a lot and even move your legs to crawl but haven't figured out that you need to move your hands to go forward. You are trying so hard to pull up which makes me so nervous and has caused many bumps to the forehead. You want to stand at the train table and play with Liam so bad and are so determined to just do it yourself.


You also said your first word this month “Dada” and I truly believe you know what you are saying because you will look right at your Dada and say it. In my defense you do say “mama” when you are very mad and want me to hold you. You have also said “Hi” after we say it to you but that has only happened a handful of times.


You also learned to clap. The first time you did it was when I went into your room one morning to get you out of bed. I am not supposed by your clapping abilities thought because your favorite song is “if your happy and you know it” and we sing it about 30 times a day. You also love to clap for foods that you like. At our Memorial Day picnic this weekend  you were clapping for baked beans.


You are so so so close to getting your first tooth. You have the thinnest layer of gum tissue covering your bottom right tooth, I have no idea how it has not popped though yet because it is so bumped out. I am hoping any day now it will come in for you.


You absolutely love to eat and have a big appetite. You pretty much try everything that we eat and love just about everything. You are not the biggest fan of bananas but you tolerate then. You love peaches, yogurt melts and pasta.

You love to jump, just like your brother did, but we didn’t have a good doorway for the jumper in our house so we got you a jumperoo because although your exersaucer is one of your favorite toys you were starting to get a little bored with it. Well lets just say the jumperoo was a great investment, you LOVE it. Half the time I am fairly certain you are going to jump through the roof, you just so high and just smile and laugh the whole time.


You also love playing with plastic Easter eggs, I didn’t put them away after Easter because they entertain you so much! You also love lamaze stuffed animals (moose and firefly), baby Einstein ball, little piano, and any of Liam trucks/cars/trains.

You LOVE water and playing in the bathtub. Whenever we go upstairs you immediately crawl to the tub and try to pull up on it. Today you got to go in our pool for the very first time and you loved it! Even though it was still pretty cold you stayed in for a long while and had a great time splashing around.


You are wearing an extremely wide range of sizes so it really depends of the brand and cut of the outfit yesterday you had a 6 month bottom on and an 18 month top. I would say you are on average in a size 12 month. You are wearing a size 3 diaper target brand or size 4 other brands.


Look at how you’ve grown….


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Funday

Today we took the kids to the Susquehanna Riverlands to have a picnic lunch and go for a walk. It was a gorgeous day and we were so excited to get to enjoy it!


Liam found this stick and proudly announced that it was in fact “a Y”.


Our picnic entertainment was this man who was taping himself performing tricks with hula hoops to techno music….and of course Liam was all “oooh I want to dance, I dance”.


After lunch we took a walk and the kids got to ride in the wagon, they loved it!


When we came home we attempted naps but no one (besides Alex and I) were into that idea. So I made some cookies …. with my little helper at my feet, of course. Since she’s learned to move she is always at my feet…if I strapped a mop on her belly she’d made a great swiffer.


So remember that nap that the kids didn’t think they needed well….both fell asleep watching a movie at 5:45….and neither woke up in good moods. Thankfully both ended up calming down enough to eat dinner and have a fun bath before going to bed for the night, they were wore out.


….but while they took their little impromptu nap I got to take advantage of the kid free time and do a little of this…summer is so close I can taste it (well, certain feel it!), so excited for summer!!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Trip to Happy Valley

Since Alex was in Texas all last week he took two days off last week to spend some time with us. On Thursday we decided to take a day trip to State College. We’ve been wanting to go and the weather was going to be so nice so we took advantage and packed up the kids and went.

We got there right at lunch time and decided to go for cheesesteaks at CC Peppers, so yummy!! Our poor kids look to disheveled after being in the car so long.


Liam was rocking his aviators on the drive.


We had a great time walking around our old stomping grounds and of course showing the kids their future campus.


Hands down Liam's favorite part of the day was seeing the “fishies” at the hub.


This entire life sciences complex went up since the last time we visited (18 months ago) and it was AMAZING!!IMG_9131IMG_9133IMG_9134IMG_9136

Both kids got to try ice cream from the creamery for the first time, it was a hit!


Mama and Lucy and Dada and Liam


This is when we had to talk Liam  into getting his picture with the lion who was “scary”….everything is scary to our 2.5 year old.


and of course picture with the lion….won’t these just look adorable next to their graduation pictures in 20 and 22 years…. Smile