Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I got IT on e-bay!

I've been looking for this dress for quite some time. Ever since I saw it on The Trixie Update last year, I've wanted to have one for my girls. It's so adorable!! This is a 2T and will obviously be for Violet. Now for a 4T and the knee socks for both! And we'll be all set! (I seem to be developing an e-bay problem, by the way.)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

i'm baaa-aaack...i think

The title is in lower-case letters, because I'm really not sure. But, I've hit 14 weeks into this pregnancy and I think I'm starting to feel better. I seem to have more frequent bursts of energy, at the very least. The following is a list of things going on with us these days, that I've thought about using as a topic for blogging. So, let's play catch-up:
1. Violet is walking, falling A LOT, but getting better every day.
2. Amelie is pretty well potty trained during the day and seems to wet the bed at least once a week, but has started waking up because of it, which is a step in the right direction, I believe.
3. Violet has gotten her two top front teeth in the last month, so that she now has a total of 4!
4. Speaking of teeth, Amelie went to the dentist for the first time last week and did so well, that she almost made her mama cry because she was so proud.
4. Violet's language is exploding, and we're amazed each day, as her understanding of what we say to her.
5. After visiting the ice rink with Grandma and Grandpa back in February, Amelie decided she wanted to ice skate. So for four Thursday, half-hour sessions, she'll be giving it a whirl in April.
6. Violet has finally reached 20 pounds, so we can turn her car seat around, which we'll do...
7. when we get our new van tomorrow! We bought an 8-seater 2005 Toyota Sienna. Amelie seems even more excited than her parents. ("This is the best car I've ever seen! I LOVE this car!!")
8. We've decided to enroll Amelie in pre-school, for the Fall (Tuesdays and Thursdays, for 9-12).
9. Violet has discovered the fun of the stairs! She's had to be disciplined because of it. She's quite the heart breaker, after she's been told NO with a stern voice.
10. I'm going to our church's Women's Retreat this coming weekend, which will be my first night away from Violet Ella (who was completely weaned about a month ago) *sigh*

Those are the biggies for us right now. We're plugging along at this thing called life, with many great successes and plenty of failures along the way. I hope this finds you well, dear reader. Thanks for coming back.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

A Potpourri of Pictures

A smattering of what I took off the camera and organized on the computer this weekend. Enjoy.

Amelie and friends napping on the stairs.

Amelie's 3rd Birthday (after dinner, STILL in pjs, since she was sick =( )

Amelie sledding down the hill between ours and William's yard

Violet's first birthday party

Violet eating her birthday cupcake. (I'm not a fan of the 1 year old going at the whole cake.)