Monday, March 28, 2011


This is a picture of Abby at her and Coop's joint bday party. That was super fun, and I can blog more about that later...

She is opening a rocking horse Bullseye that we thought she would love. She does love it, but it turns out that it is pretty short. Don't worry, she and Cooper still ride it, even though you can see the little plastic joints straining every time they are on it. Then a little someone else wanted a turn...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

3 Years Old

This guy turned 3 last week. I can't believe that we have a 3 year old. All of the sudden we are a family with kids, not babies.
He's 3.
He's huge.
He's loving.
He's brawny.
He's smart.
He's amazing. We love you Cooper.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I don't mean for this to come across as any sort of product placement here on the blog, but it is truly something that I have loved lately.
For Valentine's Day, Steven got me my very own Iphone. I loved it. It came home from the store so shiny and sleek, I didn't think I was ever going to let anyone else touch it. Then, I watched my sister having her kids play preschool games on her phone. I dipped my toe in the pool with a Thomas the Train app. Cooper quickly figured it out on his own, and my jaw was literally on the floor as I watched him work the phone on his own. It was amazing. Since then, I've added so many fun apps, apps about matching, colors, letters and words.
Since Cooper and Abby have both been using the phone, I have been astounded to see their progress. Their verbal skills, color recognition, and even social skills have jumped ahead by leaps and bounds. Thank you, thank you to all those App creators out there.

Monday, March 21, 2011

I realize that as time has passed, I've gotten less witty and introspective here on the blog. I feel like the busier I get, the happier I am to have captured cute moments with the kids that remind me of things. Take the picture below for example.

We really love our Baby B. She is steady, chubby, and somehow always smells delicious. She is our best eater, and will eat almost anything you put in front of her. She will love on anyone, and doesn't mind being tripped on. She is such a breath of fresh air here at our house, and we can't imagine what we would have done without her.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Princess Victoria

This little girl is such an old soul. Lately she's been coming down to hang out one and one. I love it. She is so patient with all my kids who are so much younger then her, and I love hearing the tales of what happens down at her house.
Plus, she is getting so pretty. She has lost her little baby face and has somehow turned into a girl. I remember when she was born, I couldn't believe how much I instantly loved her. Not a whole bunch has changed. Love you Tori.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Dear Abby.

Abby turned two last week. So, it became official. For all of this week and all of next week, we have two two year olds. It's awesome!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Just For Fun

To Jackie:
This little girl was born on your birthday. And lately, she has come to resemble someone I know...see how she can't see when she's smiling?
It's you!