Monday, September 26, 2011


Lainey enjoying some reading time...very enthralled......wait a minute, I've read this one before... ...hmm, what else can I do......I guess I'll just chew on my hand some more.

Monday, September 19, 2011

snakes and snails and puppy dog tails...

...add to that lizards too. Jude brought this little guy's his new found catch lizards. They are fast so it does take some skill to catch them. So he brought this one in to show me. I must say I have had to learn, as a mom of boys, to not scream or react to things like this because I like that my boys love creepy crawly things.

So I calmly asked "Wow, how did you catch it?"

Jude: "By it's tail. Don't worry his tail didn't come off."

Me: "Oh, good."

Jude: "Aaaaaaaa!"

As I jump and look over at him, this little lizard has bitten his finger and grabbed on pretty tight. Thankfully these lizards don't have teeth.

Jude after he pried off the lizard: "Don't worry mom, there's no blood."

Then he asks "Can we keep it as a pet?"

Monday, September 12, 2011

4 months old

Our Lainey is 4 months old! Here is what she is up to:

- she had her first bite of solid food. At first most of it came out of her mouth rather than in but she still loved every bite.
- flips over from back to stomach all by herself.
- she smiles and giggles all the time.

- lots of baby talk and cooing.

- she goes to sleep all on her long as she can suck on her fingers.

- she loves to play with her long as Ansley doesn't try to squeeze her too hard.

- she loves to sit in her exer-saucer.

- she can scoot across her blanket when lying on the floor.

face time

There is no doubt this little girl is surrounded by love and attention. As soon as the kids wake up they run out to find Lainey. And then they proceed to get down to her level, get in her face and shove toys at her or in her hands. Thankfully she has gotten used to this and rarely protests. I love how they act like it's been days since they've seen her. Their excitement for her definitely hasn't waned...if anything, I think it grows more and more each day.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Lainey talk

This clip captures Lainey talking, screeching and smiling. All her talents in one video.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


The kiddos were with me at the grocery store the other day and Jude saw whole carrots in the produce section (I usually buy the baby carrots that are peeled and rounded). He asked if he could get a "real" carrot (as he called it) for a snack. Well of course I wouldn't turn away a request for such a healthy snack so I said "sure". Then Ansley who can't be left out said she wanted one too. I figured she wouldn't really eat it but I could always use it for dinner or something. Well apparently they were pretty tasty because they both ate the whole thing. It was too cute to see them enjoying their snack and to watch Ansley, who loves her brother Jude-y, wanting to be just like him.