Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thea and Robbie Get Married

Nathan's sister, Thea got married to Robbie and the big girls got to be flower girls.
 My beautiful flower girls watching the bridesmaids get ready.
My MIL helping Thea with the veil.
All ready to throw those petals.
 Fiona had quite a lead on Callie.  Fiona raced down the aisle tossing handfuls of petals.  Callie slowly creeped down the aisle putting one petal down at a time.  They made quite the pair.
They both dumped their baskets at the end of the aisle.
My MIL made the hoopa.  It made a really beautiful setting for the ceremony.
The happy couple
An attempt at a bridal party picture, the girls were pretty much done standing still.

 Playing a little lawn golf before the reception started.
Fiona was a dancing queen.  She danced and danced and danced some more.  We had to literally drag her from the reception at 11 at night because she still wanted to dance.  If you don't know my kids that is super late for them.  We really never let them stay up late.  Since your aunt only gets married so often they got to stay up really late.  The little girls crashed, but Fiona was like the Energizer bunny.

Elsie just chilled all day and looked cute.
She found a friend to dance with.
My parents came to the reception.  It was nice to have an extra set of hands/eyes on the big girls because it was outside and there were these pretty little ponds full of frogs.  The girls were fascinated and their mommy was terrified they were going to fall in.
Father/daughter dance

First dance
We are so happy for Thea and Robbie!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Elsie is 2 Months Old

Elsie's 2nd month was extremely busy.  We went to Adventureland, her Auntie Thea got married to Uncle Robbie, and we played and played and played some more.  Elsie is so smiley.  She smiles and coos all the time.  She hates her carseat unless Fiona is sitting next to her and talking to her.
 Relaxing in the stroller at Adventureland.  She didn't care for the heat.

 I laid Elsie down for a minute and her sisters thought she need some friends to sleep with :)
 She already loves her Daddy.
At her 2 month check up she weighed 10 lbs 4 oz (40th percentile), was 21 3/4 inches (3rd percentile, although the nurse didn't straighten her leg all the way, so I'm pretty sure that isn't accurate), and her head was in the 70th percentile.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Callie is 2!

My Callie Bug,
You turned a big 2 years old!  We had a fun Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party at your request.  You are a bit obsessed with that show.  Mommy made everyone in the family a shirt with a different character on it.  You were soooo excited about them.

You are still my cuddle bug though.  If you weren't so worried about keeping up with your big sister, I think you might just sit on my lap all day.  You have a strange obsession with sticking your hand in armpits or elbow creases when you cuddle with us.
You are your big sister's sidekick :)
Callie, I swear you are a teenager trapped in the body of a toddler.  You have quite the sassy side and are a bit prone to overdramatics.  And oh boy, can you be chatty when we are at home.

You are also my sweet, shy girl.  You are not fond of strangers and you don't give away your smiles for free.  However, you are braver than your sister when it comes to thinks like amusement park rides and water slides :)
You are my girly girl for sure. You love wearing dresses, jewelry, and bows.  Your favorite color is pink and you love dressing up as a princess.  Sometimes you come up to us and tell us "I so pretty. I so bootiful."  Hopefully, you always remember you are "bootiful".  You love reading and just sitting and playing with the dollhouse or babies.

You are my middle child, always worried about being left out of something and trying to be just like your "sissy" (Fiona).  The week before you became a big sister you decided to potty train yourself.  You just decided it was time to be done wearing a diaper and start using the potty.  You amaze me with how quickly you learn things when you decide it is time.

You love being a big sister, but you have not relinquished your spot on Mommy's lap.  If I am sitting down and nursing your baby sister, you are usually snuggled up on my lap too.
 You take your eating very seriously and you must have hollow legs.  All day long I hear chants of "I hungy".  However, you are still my skinny minnie in the 7th percentile for weight.

You are a blessing to our family and we love your sweet smile!
Mommy and Daddy love you! Happy 2nd birthday, Calina!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Elsie's First Month

Elsie's first month went by in a blur.  We went to the zoo, the park several times, baptized her, had Mother's Day, and lots of every day life.  She is the best baby in the world.  She sleeps well and is just the happiest little girl.  She adores her older sisters already.
 Rockin her cloth diapers!
 This girl loves her sleep :)

 The girls beg me to let them hold Elsie every day.
 Chatting with Great Grandpa Bob
 Smiling at Mommy
 So alert
 With her Godmother, Aunt Maura
 With her Godfather, Jeremy
Meeting GG
 I made Elsie a rag quilt.
 3 sisters
Mother's Day with my babies
Love those squishy baby cheeks!!