Friday, November 13, 2009

A Great Morning!

This morning was a very nice and relaxing morning. It is a rainy day so Noah, Emme and I decided to run some errands. We went to Barnes & Noble, the pet store to see the kittens (Noah's favorite), Michaels to get craft supplies and then out for lunch. We ate at a little soup spot and had warm chicken pot pie soup, bread sticks and grilled cheese. It was so nice to have some quality time with my kids. Noah and I talked the whole lunch time while Emme took a little nap. It as nice to know that I can take Noah and Emme out for lunch on my own. Each day gets easier and easier having 2 kids so close in age. They are growing up way to fast. I am very thankful for my family.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Excuse This House

Some houses try to hide the fact that children shelter there-
Ours boasts of it quite openly the signs are everywhere-
For smears on the windows, little smudges on the door;
I should apologize I guess for toys strewn on the floor.
But I sat down with children and we played and laughed and read;
And if the doorbell doesn't shine, their eyes will shine instead.
For when at times I'm forced to choose the one job or the other;
I want to be a housewife-
But first I'll be a mother.

Leaf Jumping

mmm coffee with breakfast. Noah loves to have a sip of our coffee especially if its a yummy latte :) Please excuse Peter's feet in the background. Gross...I know.
Leaf jumping with my kids

Aww my two beautiful children. I am the luckiest mom!

The kids refused to smile on this day. This is the best shot I could get of them together. Emme kept trying to eat the leaves and Noah was trying to feed them to her.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Big Girl :)

Noah at lunch today

Emme trying her first spoonful of rice cereal..mmm mmm good :)

Emme is now 5 months and growing bigger and bigger everyday. I am reminded by her that she isnt soo little anymore. Last night we decided that it was best to move her out of our room. She was getting up frequently to nurse and cuddle with Mommy. We needed to get her back to sleeping the night in her own bed. We borrowed a monitor from a friend and moved her downstairs to her own room and crib. The night went a lot better than expected. She woke up 2 hours after she went to bed so I fed her and put her back in her crib. She then woke up around 12 and Pete went down and rocked her for a bit and put her back in her crib. At around 2/3 am I heard her cry off and on but neither one of us went down. She fell back to sleep and slept until 5:30 am. She made it from 10 to 5:30 without eating or sleeping in our bed. I am really proud of her. Hopefully she will do even better tonight.

We also tried some rice cereal with her today. I was going to wait until 6 months but she has shown a lot of interest in trying some solids sooner. We mixed up a little cereal and she went to town. She loved it.