I took Norah and Daphne to the doctor today for well-child visits - Norah's 5 year and Daphne's 2 month. I thought I was being smart by scheduling them at the same time so I only had to make one trip to the doctor. In the end it was NOT a good idea because both girls needed shots. I'll start with their stats.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
This weekend was the St. Louis Homeschool Expo. I helped Max and Denise at their vendor booth for Foreign Language Friends. We were very busy most of the weekend! Quite a few people seemed very interested in adding Spanish to their curriculum. A number of people said they have been looking around for something that is kid-friendly so they were pleased to find out about FLF. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of their booth, but I did take a picture of my niece, Contessa (my mom watched Norah, Lucy, and Contessa).
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I seriously have the cutest nieces and nephews!! AND, I am going to be an aunt AGAIN!!!! My sil, Denise, is pregnant. She is due the end of October!!! We are so excited and Contessa is going to be a great big sister! She was so great with Daphne this past week (we were in Morton - more on that trip when I am not so tired and when I get pictures from Denise and my dad. I forgot my camera!).
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Daphne is 2 months old (yesterday actually)! She is a delightful baby!! She is a great nighttime sleeper - going to bed between 7:30 and 8. Kevin feeds her around 10 and then she sleeps until 4 or 5 a.m. Although I am tired - this is totally manageable!
We are still working on the nap thing. Some days Daphne fall asleep awake without making a peep and sleeps for a couple of hours. Other days - it takes forever and I have to put the paci in over and over!!! I'm sure she will get it sooner or later.
Although she smiles often - she seems to be like Norah, in that she doesn't give out smiles freely to many people. She hesitates and really makes you work at it!! (Lucy smiled at anyone who looked her direction).
She already loves her big sisters! In fact, on Monday when the Norah and Lucy were at MDO, Daphne was very fussy all day - the first really fussy day we have had. As soon as Norah and Lucy were home, Daphne was happy as a lark. She tries to follow their voices and turns her head to see them. She often gasps in delight when they interact with her.
Daphne still eats about every 3 hours, but is pretty flexible. If we are in the car, she can go a little longer.
She just started batting at toys and reaching for things - cracks me up because you can tell she is REALLY concentrating to move her arms.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Daphne is 8 weeks old tomorrow! She had her picture taken today - she did great!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I know several other moms (Nicole's is here and I think Nicole B. did it awhile back too) have "interviewed" their kiddos, so I thought I would give it a try. It was just a joke with Lucy - definitely too little.
Questions about Mom
1. What is something mom always says to you?
Go clean up your room (I may say this, but does she listen? Hmm)
2. What makes mom happy?
When I obey
3. What makes mom sad?
When I disobey
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
You tickle me
5. What was your mom like as a child?
You were like me.
6. How old is your mom?
30 (since I just turned 30, we talked about this alot!)
7. How tall is your mom?
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Play with Norah and Lucy
9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?
Go to the grocery store
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
(she wanted to skip this one)
11. What is your mom really good at?
Taking care of 3 kids (Wow! After the week we have had, I was beginning to wonder) (Lucy's response to this was "no things")
12. What is your mom not very good at?
I don't know
13. What does your mom do for her job?
Clean the house
14. What is your mom’s favorite food?
bananas (I sometimes eat part of a banana for breakfast or banana on pb on toast, but I rarely pick up a whole banana to eat)
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
When you play with me
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Dora (I'm not seeing the connection)
17. What do you and your mom do together?
Play with Lucy (sadly the poor girl had a hard time thinking of something we do together - I'm using having a new baby as the reason)
18. How are you and your mom the same?
We both have blond hair
19. How are you and your mom different?
You are taller and I'm shorter
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
She hugs me
Grandma Jackie and Grandpa Steve's house
Questions about Dad
1. What is something dad always says to you?
I love you
2. What makes dad happy?
When I hug him
3. What makes dad sad?
When I disobey him
4. How does your dad make you laugh?
Tickles me alot (she then said to me, "Make sure you write ALOT?")
5. How old is your dad?
32 (right on)
6. How tall is your dad?
7. What is his favorite thing to do?
Play with Norah and Lucy
8. What does your do when you’re not around?
go to work
9. What is your dad really good at?
10. What is your dad not very good at?
Let's skip this one
11. What does your dad do for her job?
12. What is your dad’s favorite food?
bananas (Kevin does take a banana to work everyday, but I'm pretty sure it isn't his favorite)
13 If your dad were a cartoon character, who would he be?
Diego (seriously? I don't even know the last time she watched Dora or Diego!)
14. How are you and your dad the same?
We have blue eyes
15. How are you and your dad different?
He has bigger feet and I have littler feet
16. How do you know your dad loves you?
He says he does
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I tend to worry a little when the girls sleep in later than normal - thinking one of them is getting sick. Now, don't get your hopes up - Lucy was still up extra early this morning!! It is 9 and Norah is still sleeping. I realize with the time change that her body thinks it is 8, but even 8 is late for her these days when her 2 year sister wakes her everyday!!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
In Daphne's room, that is. Lucy has become a pacifier thief! If we can't find a paci, she usually knows where some extras are - but they must be washed first because they have probably been in her mouth. In case you don't recall - or are a new reader to my blog - Lucy doesn't even take a paci. She sucks her fingers. She has some weird fascination with Daphne's pacifiers!!! There is always atleast one paci in Daphne's bed - usually because when she wakes up she is happy and doesn't need the paci.