Saturday, December 20, 2008

She likes her!

She likes her! She really likes her! I think as a parent I was not really prepared for the guilt that came with having a second child. Will Roxie be jealous? Will she be mad at me? Will she like this new member of our family? Will I be able to give them each all that they need...that sounds so overwhelming! So it settles my mind and heart to hear Roxie running around the house jumping, or running or doing whatever trick happens to be new, while yelling "Watch 'Telle...'Telle, are you watching??". I guess she likes her. At least in a "Hey I want to show you my new trick" kind of way.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Real Earrings

Last night I wore real earrings. The kind that dangle down and make you feel fancy. That may not seem like a big deal to you, but for me, it is huge! I went to a Christmas Party for my moms group and although I brought along Miss Estelle (who I bundled up and put in a spare room to sleep....I am not quite ready to leave her in the evenings yet) I felt fantastic. It was perhaps the first time in the 4 months since she was born that I felt fancy. You might think it is the 21 pound (to date) weight loss (that is 15 pounds lower than my prepregnancy weight!) but I swear it was those damn earrings. I might just wear them everyday :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Stoller Love

So Fantastic! I love this stroller! We are headed to the "Claza" (Plaza) to play. And you can bet that mommy will be getting a coffee on the way! As Roxie says, "Coffee, Mommy loves it"!
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The Roll Over

Here is the latest movement milestone. She rolled over! She will be crawling after Roxie before we know it!
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The Girls

Here is a rare moment.....Estelle is on the floor and Roxie is not trying to smother her with love, jump over her, or run circles around her. Maybe Roxie is finally getting used to having her around!
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Speaking of mobility. Roxie has mad skills on her scooter! She did her best to keep up with the big kids at Thanksgiving. She can not only ride her scooter but she can also steer quite well. I was shocked to see that she could learn this so quickly. She is still working on riding her trike. He legs are not quite long enough to ride it easily. Until then she is happily zipping around on her scooter. Here she is at Grandma's ranch on Thanksgiving. Which should explain the dress......not usual attire around our house.
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Sliced Cheese

I have discovered that rolling over is not what I have been anxiously anticipating. I have been waiting for the first movement milestone. Well folks, here it is. I am calling it the "Mommy apparently needs to strap you in move". Estelle has mastered it perfectly and so I guess it is now time for me to begin strapping her in. It is only the beginning of course! What does it say that I took a picture before picking her up out of this precarious position? I think it speaks volumes about my attempt to document it all! My desire to not forget a single suprise move, messy face, funny look, cute expression or blank stare. I know I won't be able to capture it all but I will try. I will try because I can't trust my memory to store it all. Some memories will fade with time. At least that is what I tell Matt everytime I pick up another huge picture order from Costco. Who can blame me! That and I have to keep up with the massive amounts of pictures we have of Roxie.....who now comes running at me, camera in hand saying "I want to say cheese". Speaking of cheese. She now much prefers it sliced to a stick. And if she wants "slice cheese" you better not try to give her a stick. That would be totally inappropriate! It can't taste the same at all.......
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