Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Pics

I didn't sew easter outfits this year, but we were cheesy and coordinated anyway.
The girls wore skirts I made them a few months ago and I wore the dress I made for my little sister's wedding. Jack wore his tie from the wedding too, with what little specks of yellow it had :)...
Aren't you proud of me for not doing orange and aqua? :)... Yellow and gray, another favorite combo.

These pics were crackin' me up, I had to share.
Less than cooperative Charlotte :)

The "Jack" pose

And since I think I'm much better with the camera than in front of it:
...which isn't saying alot for me either way, but these cuties make GREAT subjects!
Almost as entertaining as last year :).

Monday, April 25, 2011

An Easter to Remember

Jack's Easter:
Elyette's Easter:
Haha, no really it was much better than that:

Arriving just after 9pm from a drive to Utah Saturday evening and discovering we only had a few eggs in the fridge (and needing to throw some poop and puked covered kids in the bath) made coloring eggs a "no-go".

The Easter Bunny still came, but a very patient Jack and Elyette had to wait for Charlotte to wake up. She slept until 9:45am!!! That has NEVER happened. Driving must have pooped her out big time.
Thanks to Boz's Grandma Rae, we had a VERY tasty Easter dinner. It was a nice quite dinner with just us, Grandma Rae, Boz's uncle Chris and Grandma's friend Loraine. We has Pears in green jello, her tasty green beans, salad, rice pilaf, very tender and very yummy lamb and strawberries and ice cream to finish it off. MMmmmm. If it was left to me, we would have ended up scrounging and eating something out of the freezer. Can't beat lamb!

As for the dramatic pics:

Jack caught a stomach bug, but was doing fine, until he ate junk he tummy just wasn't ready for. He didn't actually throw up in the pic, but he did later at Grandma Rae's... thankfully outside and not in her nice home. Again, after eating nothing but the jello and ice cream.

And just as we were leaving Grandma's at about 8pm, Elyette biffed it on the drive way. Skinned up her knee and hurt her wrist. No worries, just a sprain, nothings broken.

...We're alive and well and all the more appreciative of our Saviors sacrifice and resurrection.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Charlotte Sentiment

Just wanted to document a little about my sweet little Charlotte at this stage in her life...

Charlotte Nichole:
@12 month

Weight: 19 lbs 2 oz (10-25%)
Length: 28 1/2 (25%)
Head: 18.5 inches (75%) hehe

A little bit about this cute little fart:

If you happen to make eye contact with her, you'll
get a goofy, ear to ear grin that'll make your day. She's out to get a grins too. She's a little clown and how ever she can get you to laugh, she'll do it. Her best audience being Jack and Elyette. And of course she laughs at her own sillyness.

My favorite is her "peek-a-boo". She either hides behind something and pokes her head out or turns her head to the side (gives a little side glance) that whips her
head around to face you and starts giggling.

She sings. A lot. Its very cute. The best is when she starts singing with us at choir practice in Church. She loves trying action songs too. She's pretty good at "Popcorn Popping" actions.

She's got some moves. Most babies love a good beat and bounce to it, ha, but this kid should take some hula, cause she can shake and roll her little hips like nobodies business. Its all about twisting for her (the booty). Jack and Elyette play parts in music over and over just to see Charlotte twist. I recently discovered she must really like Jazz after seeing her twist and wiggly in a shopping cart during a whole trip to the store the other day.

She waves, shakes her head no, reaches for yes, blows kisses for good night (well unless she's too mad about it being bedtime), give good wet kisses, loves to "wrestle", jibber jabbers (probably much of it means something I just haven't figured out the meaning yet) says mama for a need (me or food mostly- ha, hence Boz claims her first word was in Portuguese- "mama" means "boob") and says "uh-oh" to everything else (very telling, I might add). She can name her mouth, nose, and eyes (likes to pull out my eyelashes for that one)- still working on ears. Nose is cute, she like to put her nose to my nose and giggle at how funny we look up close.

She likes to hide things. For some odd reason, when I'm sitting near her, her favorite hiding spot is in between or under my legs. It pretty funny. Although I didn't appreciate the pizza she tried to stash there once :). I also often find our fridge magnets all stashed behind the fridge. Must be natural product of being a third child :).

She's not walking yet, but loves to hold your hand and walk about. She a pro at up and down the stairs, which is wonderful for our peace of mind and we have no need for a gate anymore, but much to my dismay she's getting pretty good at climbing other things too (stools, park slides- then slides down on her belly :), patio chairs etc.) Its a bit nerve racking when i turn around and find her balancing on a stool in order to steal cheese off the counter. She's not even walking, do I trust her balance on a high stool!?! Scary...

She's rather easy going, but don't be fooled. When you've got 2 big siblings to battle for toys, FOOD and attention, she holds her own. She's a feisty little thing. Come watch meal time at our house and you'll get a pretty good idea what I'm talking about.

Back that up, just watch when I'm preparing a meal... it starts with wanting to be picked up or fed that instant. If she's not climbing up to try and get food, she's screeching and clawing my ankles and feet with her sharp little nails to get me to pick her up. I need to wear socks, it hurts, little booger :).

When she gets her hands on a soft toy, blanket or a object she loves, her response is to wad it up and stick it under her belly and lay on top of it. This is also how she sleeps. Bum up and blanket under belly.

You can see Charlotte through her eyes. Very expressive eyes. I love it.

Time to share Boz's hard work:

Her Bday Slideshow
We love you little Stinkster!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools!

I missed a golden opportunity to "April Fools" the kids today. Ya know, something fun, like putting legos in the cereal box for breakfast...

Thankfully Elyette caught the prankster bug and made plans to prank Dad. She had a number of clever plans. We went with the most plausible: Daddy's guitars got stolen while were away picking her up at school. So we went through the house and hid all the guitars and other instruments. The thieves decided to leave the drums.-- You know you totally bought it, Dad!
I asked dude if he wanted to pull a trick on dad too. His response? "Yeah! a flip!"... Not exactly the sort of "trick" I had in mind :). We went with that though: He had a story about how he did a flip and hit his head on the corner of a table. An extremely likely possibility. We marked up a bandaid and stuck it on his head, but he backed out last minute so we decided to stick it on Charlotte. I heard them telling Dad some story about her falling on a bag or something...
Ah, so proud.... :)

What good April Fools were you (or wished you were) up to ?