Thursday, May 22, 2008

More Talk

Last night when daddy got home from work he had some information from the YMCA that was offered to him at the office. Libby said, "How was your test daeyaddy?" (she has a new southern accent. it's incredibly cute, though i'm not sure when she was last in georgia....). She remembered that he had a cholesterol test that morning. He told her about it and we read the results to her. She read about the YMCA on one of the papers he had, and by reading I mean that she announces each letter in the words and then we sound them out. Well, she was reading the name of daddy's firm and she sounded out the first word then moved on and sounded out the second, and when she finished she said, "Hey.... like where daddy lives!" Yes, it was so sad and funny at the same time. Daddy's comment: I think that's probably blogworthy. Then he apologized to her and explained that he doesn't actually live at the firm. (in his defense, he's not there all that much, but to Libby it must seem like he's always there.)

Picture this: it's a rainy day, and only about 50 degrees. We went out to do some shopping, so we experienced the cool water. We're now in the van and driving along when not too far in the distance Libby sees two teenage girls walking, and from the back seat I hear:
"What. are. those. girls. doing. wearing. shorts!!!?" (pauses between each word for dramatic effect) I tell her I don't know, but poor girls, they're probably cold. She agrees, "I don't know what those girls are thinking. That's a mystery."

L: Do you know that when I grow up I want to be just like daddy?

L: Mom! Do you know that I have tiny little hairs on my arms?

Mama is on a restricted diet for the sake of Xander, and I'm not eating anything with dairy or soy proteins in them. So, this eliminates many many foods, more than just sweet and sour chicken or ice cream as you might initially think. Well, Libby has caught on to this and as she has become more... discriminate in her tastes, she explains to me before many (too many) dinners, "I can't have that. I can't have _______ (sauce, banana cookies... only sliced bananas, etc.) My baby can't have that yet." Seems to work for mama, why couldn't it work for her?

okay, time to go read to my biggest little lovebug and get ready for naps!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! Mama was sick sick sick with sinus infection, so the day was pretty simple. After church daddy and the kids took me out for pasta, and Libby ate with chopsticks. The funny thing is, she picked them up and used them perfectly. Then she started playing around with them and I got this picture of her. The sad thing is, I didn't get any pictures of me with my kids on mother's day. So, this is what you get. Anyway, after lunch and a long afternoon nap for mama, Grandpa and Grandma and Em came over for dinner. It was a good day. Also, I got a really special card and gift from Daddy and the kids. This year Libby picked it all out by herself and she was so excited about the holiday and the chance to go shopping for mama. It was very sweet. She disagreed with daddy's gift selection (she'll tell you what he wanted to get me) and got her way, choosing for me a beautiful turquoise necklace. She told me this morning while looking at it, "I'm thankful someone found these rocks and put them in a necklace for you." She's so beautiful.

May showers bring.... er, wait.

Spring has finally sprung. I think I may have thought that back in March/April when we had a week of nice weather, and then it was cold and wintery for far too long. However, the past couple of weeks have stayed 60+ (mostly 70s and 80s) and it seems almost (almost) certain that spring has sprung and we just may eventually see summer. Needless to say, this mama has had her fill of winter this winter.

Last weekend mama made a delivery and daddy stayed with the kiddos in the car. It was raining and this is a photo that Libby captured that I thought was pretty cool.

Friends and Pals

Our friends Brian and Casey ("but not my daddy Brian") came to visit us on their way through Omaha. They were our original roommates; they moved into our house the same week we did and spent the summer of 2006 with us. Well, Brian and Casey have recently welcomed Carter Rex into the world, and here he is at 7 weeks. He is such a sweet baby, with a full head of hair. He was such a good boy and and been flying all morning to get here from DC.

Later that day, we went to the J's house to celebrate Nick's bday. Libby was very excited for the cake, which did not disappoint. (It looked like an iPod, see pictures here.) While dinner was being prepared, the babies played together. Maren already mothers Xander. She's been seen patting his bottom, and has given him many a kiss. He doesn't seem to mind. :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Two Tooths

You can see his left tooth, and will have to take my word for it, he has his right one too! Two cute.

Aunt Sarah Graduated!

Congratulations, sister, Aunt, and roomie. You have graduated from Physical Therapy School and we are so excited for you!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

L: banging on her drum
X: giggling and watching big sister with awe
M: Libby, you're doing a great job. And look at Xander, he thinks you're a great musician!
L: What's a musician?
M: Someone who makes music.
L: Well, I'm not really because I can't even hold a tune.