Friday, March 28, 2008

Fashion Friday: Keeping Us Cool



Thanks to my stylish friend Mama C-ta, my girls are hip in these awesome alpha tees. Not only does she sell these shirts (which I think I have purchased for everyone I know), she and her hubby actually designed them. You can check out their web site here and her store here.

I admit that I haven't really developed a "style" for Emma or Kendall. This is mostly because we have been blessed with many, many hand-me-downs that are of good quality, are in great condition, and save us tons of money.

Now that we have two girls, though, I asked Jeff if I could splurge and actually buy Emma a decent amount of spring/summer clothes. Obviously, these could be worn by Kendall in a mere 2 years. He was all for it.

Needless to say, I am so excited, I don't even know where to start! But I do have a few items already lined up, so stay tuned...

Thursday, March 27, 2008


No, not me, silly... my sister! You can check out her blog here.

With a due date of Oct. 17, Baby E will be almost exactly 1 year older than Kendall. Needless to say, we are so excited for her and Todd. God is so good!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Let's Talk About It: Tummy Talk

We are at lunch, and Emma has just finished her "dessert," which is a cup of peaches.

Emma: (Stomach growls.) Mommy, did you hear my tummy?

Mommy: No. Did it make a noise?

E: Yes, it did. It said it needs some pears.

M: Oh, really. But you just had some peaches.

E: Yes, Mommy. My tummy needs some pears. And then it will feel better.

M: Oh, well, I better get you some pears then.

E: Oh 'shank you, Mommy!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Overall, a pretty good day...

  • Achievement #1: Mommy ventures out of the house with both kids during the crucial lunchtime/naptime window, and everyone survives.

  • Achievement #2: Emma falls asleep BEFORE 2pm for the second time this week. This is HUGE since putting her down for a nap has recently become a 2-hour Olympic sport.

  • Achievement #3: Kendall rolled over from her back to her tummy for the first time, and then decided that wasn't fun enough. So now she's barrel-rolling across the floor.

    Now if only I could top it all off with some pizza or chocolate! More on that later...
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2008

    Let's Talk About It: Phew!

    Lately, Emma has been into "taking a break" after her usual busy activities, complete with a plop down onto the floor/chair/couch, etc. and an exasperated sigh or two.

    The other day, after running in circles (literally), she plopped onto the floor, put her hands behind her head and said, "Phew, I'm taking a break. I've been playing hard all day. Phew!"

    If only her breaks lasted a little longer than 10 seconds.

    Thursday, March 06, 2008

    Let's Talk About It: Time

    Emma's concept of time is a little off, but totally adorable. A few examples of her "units of time"...

  • "Mom, let's go play for a-couple-whiles."

  • "I'll go get it in a second-minute."

  • "I just want to play with my peoples for a couple days!"

    That last one, I might add, is pretty darn close to the truth...