Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Pumpkin Patch and Halloween

My mom and I took the girls to the Pumpkin Patch on Halloween day when there was only about 3 pumpkins left. But the girls had fun. Then that night we went to Trick My Trunk at church. I was cheap once again and dressed my girls in something we already had. I figured this will be the last year that Clara will not have an opinion on what she wants to wear for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baby Dedication

Baby dedication and other random pictures.

Allie is 9 months old today. She is a very happy baby especially if she's on her mama's hip and not hungry or sleepy. Like Clara, she will probably never crawl because she has a HUGE fit if you put her on her tummy. I think she is going to be our strong willed child. Clara is very compliant and loves to make you proud except for going to the potty. She fusses if you say "Let's go use the potty". Other than that she is showing all the signs that it is time to potty train.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Update on our family

I have been keeping Hadassah now for 3 weeks. It is going well. Clara and Hadassah go to Mother's Day Out on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We got a new Carousel at the Mall. Clara loved it and had to ride it 3 times.

Clara and Allie took a bath together for the 1st time. Right away, Clara took a wet wash cloth and put it over Allie's head so Allie did not like the bath at all.

Just a cute picture of Allie after her bath another night.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

What is happening with us

I promise Allie doesn't spend ALL day in her bouncy seat.
Allie is now eating baby food and she likes it most of the time.
My girly girl playing with trucks.
Clara with pigtails.
This is Hadassah with Clara. I am going to keep her during the day this next school year. She will be 2 in September and she plays well with Clara so hopefully this will be a good thing.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Trip to S'port

I don't have any pictures to show but the girls and I went to Shreveport this past week and had a great time. I saw Bekah, Ashley, Lindsey, and David and Allison Granger along with everyone's kiddos. It was so good to spend time with long time friends. Bekah, Ashley and I even went out to dinner without our kids. What a HUGE treat!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Update on Allie

Monday we took Allie to the Nephrologist and still the most common treatment for urine reflux is to take a low dose antibiotic everyday to prevent infection. So this is what we will do and have been doing since she got the UTI a month ago. If she has a break through infection then Allie will probably have to have the procedure done. The best news is that Allie has been very pleasant for the last few days. I don't know if it's that she is getting older or if God is answering my prayer for mercy. Either way I will give God the glory!!!!!!! Thank you, Lord!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Clara is 2 years old

Yesterday was Clara's 2nd birthday! The morning began with the nursery at church calling me because Clara had fever. Since we had planned a party for her at the park for the afternoon, I took Clara to the after hours pediatric clinic and fortunately she only had an ear infection. So she got a shot and took a long nap then was ready to party. The "little" party was lots of fun. After only a few pictures, the batteries in my camera died. Thanks to my friend Michelle I should have some more later.

Allie was diagnosed with urine reflux a couple of weeks ago. We are going to a pediatric kidney doctor today to see what kind of treatment needs to be done. In the past kids with urine reflux take a low dose of antibiotics everyday to prevent infection but now there is a non invasive procedure that can be done to correct it. Hopefully, this will help Allie feel better and be a less fussy baby. Even though these pictured make her look like a very happy baby she is still high maintaince. I am not sure if she is just spoiled or is actually uncomfortable.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy 4 months Allie

Allie will be 4 months tomorrow.

Allie @ 4 months Clara @ 4 months

My girls favor only a little. They have the same nose and face shape but Clara's eyes are a whole lot darker.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A few pictures

Allie is almost 3 1/2 months old and I feel like I am getting a little life back. She still has a sensitive tummy so I have to watch what I eat. A little pig is what she is though-she likes to eat every 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 hours but she sleeps 9 to 10 hours at night. Clara still loves Allie and Allie smiles so big when Clara talks to her. Clara loves to get into anything that is Allie's. They are really going to enjoy each other in a few months.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My sweet parents

For the last 3 weeks one or all of us(except Allie-thank the Lord) has been sick. Clara has been at my parents for the last 2 nights so I could get some rest. I had to share the sweet pictures my mom sent me.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Allie is 2 months

Allie is 2 months today. She weighed 10 pounds 12 ounces at her 2 month well visit. It has been a tough 2 months for her with colic, reflux, a double ear infection, and RSV. But thankfully her lungs are now clear and her ears look good. She is still going to sleep on her own really well for naps, but we have to hold her pacifer in for her to go to sleep at night. Most nights she sleeps from 10 pm to somewhere in the 6 am hour. So I guess I can't complain too much.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Celebrating Sleep

I have been working to get Allie to go to sleep by herself but she usually SCREAMS for an hour when I put her in her bed awake(then I can't take it anymore so I go get her). I read an article about putting something that makes white noise in the baby's room to help them go to sleep. So yesterday morning I put a fan in Allie's room for her nap and she went right to sleep. And the same thing happened for 2 of her other naps and for her 1st nap this morning. I can't believe that is all it took. Hopefully, I am not celebrating too early.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Too cute not to share

Clara loves to help me cook. When she sees me preparing to cook, she says "stool,stool". I thought this picture was too cute not to share.
Alle is doing well. She is gaining weight quickly(she was 8 pounds and 12 oz on Sunday) and sleeping well at night(usually wakes up once to eat) She is a fussy baby though(My babies have colic). Oh, well-she will not be a newborn forever-THANK THE LORD!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

My Girls

A little video of Clara talking to Allie.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Guest Blogger

I was talking to one of my sisters and she mentioned that she's been checking this blog for pictures of the girls but she hasn't seen as many as we posted with just Clara. I told her that, with two kids, it's not as easy to post pics as it was with one child. She said that I should now, finally understand why there are so few pictures of me as a baby. My parents had six kids, of which I am the youngest. My three oldest siblings have complete photo albums full of pictures from their early years. There are fewer pictures of the younger three, and very few pictures of me. My parents always said it was because the camera broke. I now know the truth :)

So, here a few pictures we took today.

While Allie and her mom went to Elizabeth's women's mentoring group during the Super Bowl, Clara and I stayed home and had our own Super Bowl Party. Here's Clara in the football pajamas that her Uncle Phillip and Aunt Robin gave her for Christmas.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Quick Update

Thank you, Chris, for the last 2 updates. Maybe he will continue to put in his 2 cents. We are doing well but my applause goes out to you all who have more than 2 kids. Allie sleeps well especially during the day. But she has done pretty well at night also. Clara was pretty jealous when she came home from my parents on Thursday but I think she is starting to adjust "a little" to sharing our attention. Fortunately Clara has been very sweet to Allie. Thank you all for your kind comments.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ready To Go Home

Elizabeth and Allie are sitting in the hospital ready to go home. As soon as the doctors say it's OK, we're out of here. Elizabeth always recovers quickly from these surgeries. She and Allie are doing great.

It's hard to tell who Allie looks like, but we think she looks a lot like Clara.

Allie, two days old.

Clara, two days old.

After Allie was born, Clara seemed really interested in her new little sister. She was walking down the hall at the hospital calling "Allie..., Allie...". Then, she wanted to play patty-cake with Allie through the window in the nursery. We're curious to see how she will react when she comes back home from Gigi and Pop-pop's.

Clara, at Gigi and Pop-pop's house feeding her baby doll.