Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tornado Tuesday

As I'm sure you've seen on the news, there was a huge outbreak of tornados in Oklahoma today. Dave and I both left work early and we were all home in time to closely monitor the weather. Here are a couple of cloud pictures AFTER we came out of the closet!






We tried to make hanging out in the closet "fun" and not scary for Abby, so Dave told her we were going camping. She seemed to buy it, dutifully put on her bicycle helmet, and grabbed a couple of toys. Dave had the news station streaming online (and checked facebook while we were waiting).


We were in the closet for about 20 minutes or so before we felt safe enough to come out. No major damage around our neighborhood, although it did rain insulation for a while. I don't even want to think about where the insulation came from.


My prayers tonight are for a missing 3yo little boy who was ripped from his mother's arms while they were in a bathtub about 45 minutes from here, and for the other Oklahomans who lost so much today.

Commando Crawl!

video

Monday, May 16, 2011

Simply Love



Generational Nap

The zoo wore everyone out.

Two Peas

They're back together again!! Abby's grandparents came for a visit, and cousin Rie was able to join them! They've played princess in the backyard....

And grandma dressed them like twins for the zoo. I think she'd dress them like twins everyday if she could.



And they played in the puddles at the park.



They've slept together everynight. Lots of "hey cousin Abby" and "hey cousin Rie" flying around our house.


Gives me a glimpse of what livi and abby may be like when they're older!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

We started off Sunday with baby dedication at church! It's crazy to me to think that Abby was dedicated on the very same stage 3 years ago...where has the time gone!


Livi was so excited she slept right through the whole thing!! But she looked terribly cute in her hot pink flower dress and bloomers! Abby decided at the last minute she wanted to come up on stage with us...she was waving at her Meme in this picture.


After the service with Pastor Allen.




I got to spend all day with my girls! After church we and and had lunch with Mom and Dad-- Abby wanted rice and beans, so we got On the Border!

We painted, we played "maydo", we watched a little Dora. And Daddy took a few pictures of me and the girls before we sent them off to bed!
Unfortunately, Daddy doesn't qute know how to work Mommy's camera, so Livi's in focus but Abby and I aren't. I guess we'll call it artistic!


Monday, May 2, 2011

And a few randoms....

Here are some of my other favorite shots from the other night....I sure love this kid!






Laughter

Their daddy sure knows how to make them laugh!

Seven Months

Running behind, as usual. These loaded backwards again-- you'd think I'd have learned to do this by now. She still likes to crinkle up the paper-- at least she's happy about making a mess!

Olivia, I can't believe you're 7 months old!! You have 2 cute little lower front teeth, and you like to bite with them if anything gets too close! Your eyes are still a beautiful blue, and you get compliments on them all the time!


You're sitting alone very well right now, and you are reaching for EVERYTHING. We have to be very careful about leaving anything near you. It either gets knocked over or goes straight into your mouth!
You are also THISCLOSE to crawling...you get up on your knees and rock back and forth. I figure you'll be on the move in less than a week, although you can already get across the room by scooting in under a minute.



You're sleeping through the night now-- you usually start fussing for bed around 9pm and wake up around 7-8am with a happy smile. And just this week, you started saying "mamamamamama" and "dadadadadada".


Happy 7 month birthday, Livi Ann!

A little tooth....

This picture cracks me up!! She's thinking "whatcha got in there, Mom?"



And here's a few more, showing off one perfect little tooth! These are from last week, and she's actually got TWO perfect little teeth right now!



I LOVE this picture....if only the highchair corner wasn't in the background.

And one more, for good measure...

High Chair

Olivia's started eating in the high chair lately. I think she likes it...a whole new view from up there. And she sure likes sweet potatos!

And this cracks me up....this is her favorite position to get into if I don't strap her down tightly. If I let her go long enough, she'll get both feet up on top and start lounging!!


She's pretty much conquered step 1 baby foods, but we've got a few to finish off before I start buying step 2 foods. She definitely likes green beans, and she likes fruit too. And, just like her sister, she spits peas back at me pretty much every time. Abby was 2 years before she likes peas, so I guess we'll just keep trying!!