Sunday, May 27, 2007

Can't Get Enough of this Everyday Love

Nothing is better then spending the weekend with my family! Brian and Kendall washed my car, Kate and I made cupcakes. We all just hung around in our "comfy clothes" & played. Love it

Friday, May 25, 2007

Oh Where, Oh Where Has This Blogger Gone?

Well, we've been to Kansas and back. in a moment of excitement (or possibly insanity) I decided to drive to Kansas for Jessy's graduation. I couldn't have done it if it weren't for Lorie (who drove with me). On the way up we even stopped in St. Louis to visit Bruce which was super great! I loved seeing where he lives and seeing his garden and briefly meeting a couple of his friends. We were only there for an hour but we had a lot of driving left to do. We also had a lot of screaming left ahead of us as well as a lot of stopping left to do too. Kendall and Kate had a tag team crying fest going on towards the end causing an eleven hour trip to take us fourteen hours getting us there at about 2am. The first night was rough after getting Kendall to sleep I was so worried that Kate would let out a cry and wake Kendall up that I was pretty much all over her all night trying to keep her quiet, she got fed up with that and had a bit of a crying spree of her own. Finally, I fell asleep at about 6am (7 our time). After that we did a little rearranging of sleeping arrangements (Sara had it set up so nicely for us) and from then on it was a piece of cake. Kendall was very good about going to bed and Kate kept her nap schedule up. I had such a fun time visiting with everyone. Sara's kids are great. I meant to take pictures of their newly finished basement bathroom because it was FANTASTIC! I loved it. The trip home was slightly less eventful and only took us 12 hours. I have spent the rest of the week recovering my sleep and house. I think I have gotten the ENTIRE house clean for the first time since Kate has been born, ahhh what an accomplishment.

Yesterday was well check-ups for both of the girls. Kendall had a bit of a breakdown and demonstrated her amazing strength when it took both the doctor and I to hold her down just to check in her ears and throat!! Luckily she didn't require shots...unlike poor Kate who got four. Kate is quite possibly the happiest baby ever. During one of her feedings today she couldn't stop smiling at me and the other night while sleeping she busted out belly laughs! She is completely holding her head up on her own and cooing and talking up a storm. She and Brian carried on a five minute conversation tonight gurgling and cooing at each other. They are keeping me busy and off of the computer resulting in these sporadic blog posts, sorry!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Kiss Me Kate

I don't think people have been believing me when I say that Kate smiles now (and has for three weeks) she even smiled at her doctor, the little ham. I caught it today with my camera in hand. Phew.

Not a lot of blogging going on lately with TWO sick kiddos. Not cool. But something funny did happen yesterday.

Preface: When I get anything out of the oven when Kendall is nearby I say, "beep, beep" and she backs up out of the way until the door is closed and then she knows she can come close again. Well yesterday she was playing with my pot holders and oven mitts. She comes into the kitchen with two oven mitts on her hands and says, "beep, beep, oven hot" and goes to the oven door. Too cute.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Speed Bump

I never thought Kendall paid attention to the TV when it was on but I guess she caught the coverage of Brittney driving while holding her baby (who, like Kendall, was trying to escape the paparazzi. By the way thi

s car doesn't even belong to us, Kendall has decided our neighbors have a much better yard then us and she makes herself at home (with permission) on their toys and swingset.

Congrats to Jenn & Justin on running their first marathon, you rock!

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Guess what today is? Well yeah, it is Derby day but more importantly it is National Scrapbooking Day (NSD). Yep, we have our own day (and acronym). But there was no scrapbooking done here in the Paper Chick household. Despite three separate party invitations we were held hostage by a two year old with a hideous rash resulting from her high temperature and we topped off the day with a trip to the urgent care center since her breathing and cough became so yucky. She received various cocktails (cough suppressant, Tylenol, & antibiotic) but she isn't a pleasant drunk. All joking aside she is truly miserable and I hate to see my little girl that way!

I haven't taken any photos lately since Kendall has the polka dots so instead here is a picture from back in the day (pre-kids) when we actually got to go to the Derby!!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Word of Advice

When yawning in front of a toddler keep your eyes open. Luckily I opened mine just in time to see Kendall getting ready to put her bouncy ball in my mouth.

I have a sick Kendall on my hands, she has a "fever virus". Which basically means I have a very whiney toddler on my hands and I can only treat the fever. She spends have the day in a whiney dreary stouper and the other half in a whiney spastic hyper crazed period. Fun times.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


  • I had to drop mom off at the airport on Monday...I cried

  • I can go to the gym now!

  • Had tons of fun in Indiana last weekend, I love my cousins and they are all multiplying like crazy so Kendall is going to have lots of cousins to play with.

  • Yesterday I went back to the gym, Kendall was playing outside on the playground and heard Kate fussing and demanded to be let inside to check on her!