Thursday, March 18, 2010

Silly Girls

Last night, I went in to check on the girls after they had gone to bed. It was so sweet because Ava had crawled into bed beside Lily. We have figured out that she does this after Lily falls asleep because Lily does not really like her to be in bed with her. She has never been much of a snuggly kid. Well, about 5 minutes after I checked on them, Lily woke up crying. She walked into the living room and shouted, "I want her out of my bed!" So sweet :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stinky Mood

There is a commercial on TV right now for Glad trash bags. The catch phrase is "Don't get mad, get Glad!" Well, Ava saw the commercial today and took to that phrase. She walked around repeating it over and over all cute and happy. Lily, however, who is in a stinky mood today, took the phrase and made it her own, "Don't get glad, get mad!" :( Hope she has an attitude adjustment soon!

Monday, March 15, 2010

So Proud.

Well, after a crazy stressful weekend, we just found out that Nate passed his State Boards with flying colors! This was the last step (other than graduation) in getting his license. I am so proud of him! We all are! The end of this four year long journey through Dental School is almost over. This feels like it is as much a victory for him as it is for me, the girls, and all our extended family who have given us so much support through these years. Nathan, I love you so much and am so proud of all that you have and will accomplish!

Nate at his interview for Dental School. This was in early 2005. Cannot believe it was so long ago!

Nate on his first day of Dental School. Doesn't he looked thrilled about me taking this picture?

This is us at Nate's White Coat Ceremony. I was just thinking that wasn't that long ago, but actually, it had to have been close to two years ago now. Wow.

Now, all we need is one of him grabbing that diploma! Two more months!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Baby Birds and Baby Kicker

Look what we found on our porch! We have been watching this dove come to our house for a couple of months now building a nest and thought we might end up with some eggs. Today, though, Nate was watering outside and startled the Momma Dove. So, he peeked into the pot where she was sitting and found these little guys (who Lily has named Cara and Nicholas). So cool. And, don't worry the momma came back once we had been inside for a few minutes, so those babies are are being taken care of!

In other baby news, here is a pic of Baby Kicker (the girls call her this now and it is too cute)! She was 1 lb 3 oz or so at 24 weeks. They said it looks like she will probably be a small baby which came as a surprise seeing as her big sisters were 8lb 14oz and 7lb 12oz, not exactly tiny babies :)

And here is just a random picture of Ava. It is from Treaty Park in St. Augustine. She was so pleased with herself. She scares me to death climbing anything because she falls plenty just standing still! Adding height does not seem like a good plan to me, but she is my little daredevil.

Conversations with Ava

Daddy: Ava, you're pretty as a princess!
Ava: No, I pretty as a boy.

Monday, March 1, 2010

What We've Been Up To

Soooo, it's been awhile...I know. I have no real excuse except, well, you know how the second trimester is supposed to bring on all this energy? Yeah, not so much this time around. I am just tired. It also doesn't help the whole tired thing that Miss Ava thinks coming and sneaking (extremely quietly might I add, it's truly impressive) into our bed at night is a great idea and it has become a normal occurrence. I wouldn't mind so much except that she sucks in her sleep. Not on anything her mouth just starts making sucking motions while she is sleeping...which gets kind of noisy and then one of has to bring her back t her Also, I keep forgetting to bring my camera places and then, I forget to take, that is my excuse for the lack of blogging. I will try to do better this month. I promise :)

Well, last month, Madison moved to Birmingham (or Bugginham as Ava calls it). We spent as much time as possible with her and had a wonderful last playdate at McDonald's on her birthday. We have been missing her already. It has been a week today since we saw her and we sure do miss her and her momma!

This is a pic from one of our play dates at the mall. They got cookie cups. Yum.

I have been busy making these little baby doll diapers. Can I just say, they are such a blast to make! So fun and cute and quick! Love it. I made some for Madison for her birthday and am working on the rest for the girls to get as presents from Little Kicker (formerly known as Baby #3, but she needs something a little more name like until we give her a real name) when she is born. Here is the tutorial. Even the most inexperienced crafter could sew these, so give them a try!

Here are the girls in dresses my mom got them for V-Day. they are so cute. This was on our way to MOPS one day and I just couldn't resist getting a pic of them.

Here is the one and only pic I managed to snap at our last play date with Madison. I know her mom got some, so once they are settled and she gets those up on her blog, I will post more :)

Ah, I have also been getting ready for a baby shower I am throwing this weekend for my SIL (see, I have actually been kind of busy). We are going to use fabric paint and freezer paper stencils to decorate some onesies for her little girl. Here is my trial one.

It turned out pretty cute. If only my lettering had not been so crooked...

In other non-pictured news, Lily has started going to speech therapy with a friend of mine. She has been having trouble with some of her pronunciation, so we figured we might as well go ahead and get her working on it before she has to start school and everything. She LOVES it! She gets to go and "play with Miss Megan."

Alright, I think that is all for now. I have an ultrasound next week, so hopefully, I will have some pics of Little Kicker to put up.