Thursday, September 30, 2010

for Nani

We just got back from lunch with Nani and someone slept through the whole thing! So when she woke up I told her all about it and she was so happy and wanted to show Nani her best smiles so here you go, Nani! Enjoy this happy little face...

"What double chin?"

Dress up!

We're getting ready for Halloween at our house! Either that or we just like playing dress up! Here's Elmo/Jack and Lila! This isn't what he'll be wearing on the big day, that's still TBD, but is it just me or has Elmo never looked so cute?!

Lila is going to be a ballerina...or a princess...or just a pretty girl who wears a tutu made by Mama!

Today is picture day at Jack's school, so here he is practicing his smile (or TOTALLY giving you the evil eye!)...I think we'll be in for an entertaining outcome! And no, he's not wearing Elmo to school :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2 month checkup

Someone is growing like a wildflower over in our household...Lila is up to 11 pounds, 12 ounces, and 22 3/4 inches long! Hello big girl! She's in the 75th percentile for both weight and height.

She had been doing so well lately! She's "cooing" and "oohing" and "ahhing" (I know, sounds really exciting to you, right!?) and I just love all of the new little noises she's making. She's learned to love her swing, but mostly loves when she's entertained while sitting in the swing, so Jack and I dance in front of her to give her something to look at...we put on quite a show!

She's started smiling which is the-best! It's not very often, but when she does, it really makes my day! She'll get the hang of it soon, because we're pretty entertaining in this family!

She's gotten into a really good routine usually only waking up once through the night, usually around 3, which is amazing! And she goes right back to sleep after eating at that time, so I'm super proud (and thankful!). I'm on the verge of saying that the worst of her colic is maybe I've just gotten used to it. But she's done so, so well this week that I think we're heading into the final stages of ya! (Note: by actually typing that/saying it out loud, I'm aware that I will most likely jinx it, but we'll find out!)

Jack is still the best big brother ever. He's always wanting to hug and kiss Lila, and calls her "Sweetheart" and "Baby girl". He even managed to overtake her 2 month photo shoot so I'll post some of out outtakes...he'd say, "You like having your picture taken, Pretty Girl?" and then show her how to smile...the classic Jack smile!

So much can change in just 2 months...(technically, I know Lila's only 8 weeks old today and her 2 month birthday is on the 30th, but close enough!)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Our second anniversary came and was mostly uneventful; maybe time has gotten away from us now that our family has grown to 4...maybe we were both tired, or lazy, or preoccupied...but I know one thing...
as much fun as our wedding much as I loved marrying my best friend...
what I love even more is the two best little people in the whole world at home...
Jack and Lila make that day a million times more special now...
and maybe we chose to fore go (or forget) presents and cheesy sentiments on that day, but I'd much rather spend the time comforting Lila and cleaning up Jack's cheesy macaroni, than anything else in the world...
Happy second anniversary Jim. All my love...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nani's favs.

Nani + her favorite big brother and little sister ever!

Jack, for one, is missing her big time while she's away in MA this week...but he assures me that Nani will bring him a book back from her 'cation, because that's what he asked for... :-)

Even though I think he'd be more than happy just to play with her...and go on McDonald's dates...and go to Target with her (it's like the most fun thing EVER! Way more fun than with me because I don't buy him a new car every time, so he tells me, "I go to Target with Nani and get a new car!")...he just loves her to pieces! Miss you Nani and Papa!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Boy things...

Jack and I have been enjoying this cooler weather by putting on our sweet shades...

...making funny faces...
catching crickets...
and doing lots of playing...
Man I love this little boy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Playtime with Jack & Lila

Jack decided to dress Lila up as Santa after he set up his chair next to her to read her a story...

Here he was telling Lila how soft the hat felt...

Is it just me, or is this the cutest Santa and Elf impersonations you've ever seen?!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jack & Lila

The best and cutest brother & sister I know...even though she's giving him the evil eye!

And I don't know what they both are doing here...Strike a pose maybe?!

I think they kinda like each other...a lot!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My whole life...

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. ~Terri Gillemets

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Daddy & Lila

Just the two of them...hanging out...

Friday, September 3, 2010

1 month checkup

Little Miss had her 1 month checkup and weighs 9 pounds, 12 ounces, and is 21 inches long. She's in the 70th percentile for height and 75th for weight...good growing Lila Grace!

It also turns out that she has colic...WHA?! I never really knew what colic was (I thought it was crying all day long), so when Lila had her fussy time of day (always the same time, between 8 and 11 pm), I just figured it was normal baby crying. But turns out that the predictable crying episodes and inconsolable crying are both tell tale signs. Poor little thing.

It should improve by 3 months (fingers crossed), but there's nothing worse than not being able to calm your baby, despite your best efforts. And trying to calm her while Jack's sleeping is just an added stress, but luckily, he manages to sleep through the majority of her cries.

The diagnosis took me by surprise because she's such a perfect baby during the day, but has these few unhappy hours...but coping with a crying baby for 3 hours a day not so bad when I get to love that little girl for always!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

my heart in her hands...

I took this picture when Lila was 2 weeks old...her hands were extra "peely" and I found the perfect little shape of a heart on her right ring finger...
my heart...her hands

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tutu Kachoo

I'm "Tutu-ing" it up this week, because...why not?! I put Jack through the trouble of being my mannequin...what can I say, I needed a size estimate and to know that this does look cute on an actual person and the effort was not all in vain...
This is for my niece Ava's b-day and I'm super pumped about it! I kinda want to make one in my size for Halloween, or Saturday night, or something! But alas, I'll stick to kids sizes for now! Look out Lila, you'll probably be wearing a lot of homemade tutu's!!
And I know Jack looks like a ballerina here (I posed him) and will someday kill me for #1 making him do this, #2 taking this picture, and #3 showing it to the world, but if that's the worst I do this week, than that's okay by me...
Off to make more tutus, and take Lila to the Dr!