Saturday, February 27, 2010

Open those peepers

Well, we will be 7 weeks tomorrow and starting to keep those eyes open a little more. She is having a little more alert time each day and her eyes are just watching everything and studying this new world. We had an unofficial weigh in this week at 13 lbs 3 oz and these thighs are just fabulous! She is smiling when talked to and still a very easy- tempermented babe. I bought my first set of matching sister outfits this week and can't wait for them to get here! Hannah Kate is a pretty great little help. She's watched enough diaper changing to completely know the routine. The other day I commented that we needed to change sister's diaper and left the room. When I came back in from getting something from the laundry room, Hannah Kate had unsnapped her sleeper, taken her diaper off, and was holding her legs up trying to get the new one under Reed. She doesn't miss a detail. I just need to set the boundaries a little more securely, for Reed's safety for now.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Never a dull moment

The little cucumber monster

I asked Hannah Kate where her toothbrush was...and I thought she went to find it. (She had been walking around the house with it so we knew it wasn't in the bathroom.) A few minutes went by and when she hadn't returned, this is where I found her. She was perched at the counter in the kitchen fixing herself some cucumber. She got a spreading knife (the only kind of knife that she can reach- with no sharp edge to it, so she was not in danger) out of a drawer and was slicing herself some breakfast. And yeah, that's a tutu around her neck. She said it kept sliding off when it was on her waist.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow and Cupcakes for the birthday girl!

Reed's first snow and she was very content to stay inside and watch it out the window! Maybe next winter!

Birthday time and we are celebrating! We woke up and saw a world full of snow this morning. HK had cupcakes at school yesterday to celebrate #3 and Hook and I took balloons to make it a real party. Her actual birthday is today but they were having a Valentine's Party so we celebrated a day early to make it special.
We woke up to a little snow this morning!

How old are you today?

our rainbow cupcakes, pre-icing

the birthday lady!

blowing out #3

half of her class

the other half of HK's class

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pallet play

We've had lots of pallets around the house lately and it always seems that Reed is in our arms and Hannah Kate makes use of the quilts and blankets. Yesterday HK was in fairy mode (while we were cheering on the Saints!) and she was so content and focused on her little project that we couldn't help but smile (and take pictures).

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hannah Kate's 1st Haircut

Well, this is not Hannah Kate's first hair cut. This is just Reed snoozing in her chair....but isn't that peaceful? And check out these jowls!! She's just eating, sleeping and growing!

This is HK's first trip to the salon! She was such a good client! She was very quiet once we got there and just soaked in the whole experience. We went from lots of uneven ends to a cute cut that already makes our curls seem fuller. She climbed up in the chair and wore the cape around her neck like she's done this for years. She did eyeball Mrs. Meg's scissors pretty hard but sat very still during the whole cutting process. And very happily claimed her watermelon sucker upon completion.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Peeping open

We've been sleeping and growing alot around here. I caught Reed with her eyes open this morning and wanted to share. 3 weeks old and still the happiest baby!

Life has been good with baby #2! I guess that I'm seeing that it's more of a frame of mind than actual difficulty adjusting to baby. With HK, it was a whole world transformation going from two adults to having a little bean completely dependent on us. With Reed, we're already adjusted to that huge factor and she's just going with the flow. It's been more challenging to help HK adjust and stay normal all at the same time. But God is good and we are becoming better at this every day. In fact, today I get to go find out about registering Hannah Kate for gymnastics! Hoping this will give her an outlet for some of this built up winter energy! Happy February!