Friday, April 15, 2011


Life just got even more crazy, if possible here. Alex is up in Moses Lake for the next two months working as their finance manager and helping train at their new Nissan store. The girls and I have been packing up our duplex, hoping to be completely out by Monday. We are going to be staying with my family in Caldwell Idaho while Alex is gone, and then hopefully reuniting in June to close on a house!!

The girls had their shots last week, Lilly was so brave, she didn't even cry! Just said "ouch" and asked for a sticker. :) Lilly weighed in at 28 lbs, and Lucy at 19. getting big!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Big Girls, Big Changes!

is talking all the time, and even stringing some sentences together! Right now her favorite things to say are "Stop it" "Please" "oh Yeah!" "Lucy Jo" "Mine" "Whatcha doin?" and "Lilly Sue."

Apparently mommy says "oh crap" a bit too frequently, because Lilly now walks around saying it... so we are both trying to change our potty mouths to "oh man!!" and "oh goodness!"

She likes to play Ring-Around-the-Rosie, sing Barney, Elmo and Princess songs, play with her princess figurines/castle, play with her kitchen, is ecstatic over snow, likes to do somersaults, EAT, take baths, let our neighbors cat in the house when mom isn't looking, put things in sissy's mouth, help mommy around the house, play with magnets, stickers, coloring, running, climbing, and holding Lucy Jo.

rolled over the first time two days ago!! WOO-HOO Lucy! She likes to smile big smiles at everyone, and laugh when someone is particularly animated. She is very content to just sit and watch what's going on. Unless she has a messy diaper, in which case she will let you know!! She loves to be held and cuddled, loves to take baths and kick her feet. Lucy enjoys making spit bubbles and most especially, sucking on her pointer finger knuckle. :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I gave Lilly a bath tonight. I left the room to go check on Lucy and about 5 minutes later I hear screaming from the bathroom. "Yucky Snakes!! Yucky Snakes!! YUCKKKKY SNAKES!!" So I came running in, not really knowing what to expect.

She is standing at the edge of the tub sobbing, and had squeezed conditioner out of the tube which had come out in long strands that were now floating on the water. As i am attempting to help her and calm her fears, she is freaking out every time the "yucky snakes" float near her.

It was quite funny. :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Library

One of my first outings with both girls... The library was not a good choice! I had decided to take the car seat in with me because Lucy was sleeping. We had limited time until the library closed. I had Lilly running up and down the aisles of the adult section of the library screaming in her high pitch, with me chasing her with the car seat in tow... And I could NOT catch her!!! It was quite the sight and most embarrassing. And when I finally did get ahold of her, she was throwing the wildest tantrums, and twisted until she was able to escape again. Yikes.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The flu/Halloween

Yuck, yuck, yuck! The house has smelled like vomit and diarrhea the whole past week. We've had a nasty (although short in duration) little stomach bug that started with Lilly, then I got it, and then baby Lucy. Right before Halloween weekend- and we had so many fun plans made! We cancelled some, but kept most, which backfired for some who were with us... Poor Ellen and Abbey ended up catching it too. But we made it to the trunk or treat (we were very late) and then Ellen watched the girls while Alex and I had a fun group date ( Jess, Jorge, Carter, Deta, and Robby were there with us) to the haunted corn maze! It was very fun and creepy! It was Alex's birthday that night also, so we went to Sharis for some treats and chatting.

Lilly was dressed as a ballerina, and Lucy was a bunny. :) Lilly enjoyed seeing family and friends (mostly Grandma and Grandpa Gilbert) at the Trunk-Or-Treat.

Alex ended up getting the flu that next weekend... And we had baby Lucy's blessing planned! Family was already on their way up to Walla Walla, and Alex was sick in bed. Luckily he was feeling ok enough Sunday to give the blessing himself, though we had to quarantine him from the family while they were visiting. :(

Ravioli stains everything. It stains skin, bath tub, sinks, dish towels... And in general is extremely struggly to clean up. I learned this after letting Lilly play in her food, she was having SUCH a good time!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lilly is a Big Girl!

Lilly had her 18 mo. appt. this last week. She is 26 lbs. 4 oz. and 34 inches high! She was really brave through her 3 shots- I was expecting much worse! Trying to keep her in the room while waiting for the doctor proved to be the hardest part... she kept sneaking out and running down the nurses hall. She has discovered that with a baby in a car seat, mom can't move as fast!