Monday, November 18, 2013

All Dressed Up!

Thursday evening I got a text message from my friend Kim: "What sizes are Selah and Lauryn?" Before long, and a few text messages later, I got this one: "I am sooo dangerous in a clothing store! I blame you for having adorable kids that I love to dress! :)" Selah was thrilled when Miss Kim came by later with matching dresses and pajamas for her and Lauryn! Appropriately, the Sunday dresses were in "Miss Kim colors" - black and cream with a touch of red.

Lauryn looks a little skeptical of this whole picture-taking deal!
Selah and Miss Kim in their matching dresses!

Since I missed out on taking pictures of Lauryn on Saturday, when she actually became 4 months old, I decided to get some pics in her beautiful Sunday clothes. Lauryn had other plans! She learned to roll over on Saturday - we all missed seeing her do it for the first time since we were watching an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation! I looked down at her and was shocked to see her on her tummy when moments before she'd been on her back. Ever since then, she does NOT want to be still when she's on the floor. She kicks those legs up and rolls right over onto her belly. Case in point:

So modest.
I kept trying to get her to be still long enough for me to put the sticker on the front of her dress and snap the picture ... but nothin' doin'! So I slapped the sticker on her hiney and just about gave up.

But then Kaity offered to hold her legs down while I took the picture and we got the shot I had hoped for:

Selah loves giving her little sister sugar! And there go those legs again ...
After we arrived at church Sunday morning, I snapped a picture of all four of our adorable little crumbsnatchers:
Kaity needed a skirt to wear with her new shirt and scarf so I (gulp!) raided my closet and let her borrow this one of mine. It's too small for me and slightly too big for her, but one safety pin later it was perfect! I really can't believe she's already wearing my hand-me-downs.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saturday Evening Post

Saturdays are usually pretty busy days for me. I grocery shop on Fridays so the following day is spent prepping the produce and meats for the week. Jeff is typically working. Other than a few easy chores, it's a free day for the kids, and they play upstairs or outside, or watch cartoons together. This week, Kaity spent the day away from us helping with Operation Christmas Child - going shopping, organizing their purchases and packing boxes. I had been asked by a friend to make a special fruit tray for another friend's baby shower. (It tickles me to imagine someone explaining this to someone else: "Jennifer asked Jeni to make a fruit tray for Jenny's shower." It reminds me of elementary school where I was always known as "Jennie R." At any rate, here it is:

It was really easy and a lot of fun to make! I referred to it as a baby carriage, and Selah amused me by talking about it - "Mommy, you makin' a baby cage?" "Mommy, can I eat the baby head?"

And speaking of Selah ... when I spend a long time in the kitchen, I like to set up the laptop in there so I can listen to Pandora while I work. When the Jimi Hendrix song "The Wind Cries Mary" came on, Selah started playing air guitar. After a moment, she abruptly stopped and ran upstairs to get her toy guitar and then this happened:

While Selah was clearly in the mood to jam, Joe was in a more philosophical mood. He does that every once in a while - just hits me with a really deep question that makes me ponder a bit before I can answer. Saturday he asked two questions: "What's it like to be married?" and a no-brainer: "Does it hurt to give birth?"

And now the obligatory pictures of an adorable baby:

Getting mad during tummy time ... must be time to roll her over!

She looks like she's dancing because she was! Those legs move constantly!

Chillin' in the bouncy seat.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Grammie and Baba's House

Jeff had to go out-of-town for work this week, so the kids and I spent a couple of days with my parents in South Carolina. As always, we had a wonderful time and we all wish we could have stayed longer.
Uncle Stuart came to visit!

It's not Grammie's house without popcorn!

The kids elected to sleep on the big air mattress in the living room.

Grandma Fran came by to visit, too, and she took us all out to lunch.
Lauryn and her great-grandmother.
We went to the park one evening - the kids love it here!
Baby, you can drive my car ... Grammie loves this jeep!

Jumping on the bridge.

Monkeys on the monkey bars!

Baba and Lauryn!
"Baba, let's play upstairs!" The kids LOVE the playroom. Trains and Lincoln logs and cars ...

Joe built the houses and he and Kaity worked together on the railroad.

Lauryn and I had a pretty sweet set-up in the guest bedroom.

Isn't she lovely?

Grammie's new throw pillow! I hope she likes it.