Now We Are Four!

KW joined us on November 10, 2010. Thanks for following our journey as a family!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


We finally put the exersaucer back together for KW.

First, Lee took a walk down memory lane.

Then, KW got a chance to try it out.

And, of course, Minnie got a turn, too.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Advanced Abs

Continuing evidence that the bouncy seat will not serve as a highchair much longer.

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Full 360

KW now rolls all the way around. I know because I came into the room after having left her on her back, and she was on her tummy. I asked Lee if he helped her, and he told me that she rolled over "all by herself". I have yet to see her roll over once, mind you. Wait, I think I did see her once since then. The second child, I guess!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Lee has been practicing his comforting skills - on Minnie (of course) and KW.


The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One Week Late

Fever + Shots + Growth Spurt + Teething = Late for the six month pic

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Upside Down

She really likes to do this with her paci. I love the bottom lip.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Modern Day Piñata Story

Last weekend, we celebrated the birthday of a little girl very near and dear to us - Piper Smith. (Or, as I lovingly call her, the Pipester.)

Although Piper was only turning one, she thoughtfully filled a piñata full of treats for the older kids at her party.

Of course, they went in for the treats immediately after one of the moms got the thing open!

This was apparently a first piñata for the guests, because we had to show them that they should fill their bags full of the raisins, fruit snacks and suckers after it all fell on the ground. When the booty bags were all full, I had to snap a picture of the leftovers.

That's right, folks - the kids filled their bags with all the raisins and fruit snacks and left the candy on the ground. They left all the candy!!!

I am happy to report that Lee made a wise choice later on and ate a cupcake, because - please - all he ever gets at home is raisins and fruit snacks! It's good to see all our training about wisdom is sinking in!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

All Things Baby

I have begun to attempt to feed KW solids. I made Lee's food from the beginning, and he ate every bite. Not so with little sister. There is a lot of grimacing, gagging, and even the subsequent up-chuck one night. I can't tell if it is the taste or the texture, so I have bought some stage 1 foods and try those to see what happens before I become alarmed. You can pray for Bryan that this works, or he will be having lots of conversations with me about why, why not, how to, etc. get this girl to eat solids.

But we still try. And Lee - who likes to try all things baby for himself - asked to try the rice cereal. He did not ask for a second bite.

Oh, and did I mention that "Henry" is now being potty trained?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


This is the photo I snapped when I returned to my room to find KW had rolled from front to back. This was two weeks ago, and the event has not yet been repeated, but I sit with camera and patiently wait.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Lee is suddenly into undressing - his Dapper Dan monkey, his dolls, and his sister. I went to check the weather the other day before dressing KW, and I returned to find that he had already undone her snaps for me. I think he would have removed the whole sleeper, but it is a little snug, and I think he got stuck!

Monday, May 9, 2011

I'll Eat Eggs

Lee's first Easter egg hunt started off with a bang. Until egg seven or eight. It popped open, Lee saw the candy inside, and that's all she wrote. Later, my mom asked him if he would like to have a little lunch, and he replied, "No thanks, I think I'll just eat eggs."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Diaper Change

To help Lee adjust to KW's arrival, he got a little baby doll for Christmas, complete with a pacifier and a bottle.

KW got a Minnie, which Lee quickly adopted as his own. He feeds her, covers her with a blanket when she naps, and reminds me to be quiet while she is sleeping. He "settles her down". Recently, he told me that she can't move too much yet, but she is starting to grab onto toys when you hold them out for her.

Then Lee got his very own Cabbage Patch doll. He wears a diaper and has a little boy outfit. After an unusually quiet rest time, I went in Lee's room and noticed a distinctive smell. It took me a minute to realize it was baby wipes. An entirely full package emptied into the trash can, to be exact. Apparently, Cubby needed a diaper change. When I commented to Lee that we don't need to use the entire package to clean him up, I was told, "But, Mommy, it was a poopy blowout."