Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Requisite Holiday Photo

Just a quick post to share a few photos of the kids in their holiday finest. Not even close to perfect pictures but getting a perfect shot is literally impossible with these three wiggle worms. Once we recover from the flourish of festivities I will get to posting some of the highlights of the holidays.

Natalie, Sam and Amelia

Christmas Eve 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Official Stats

Sam just had his 9 month appointment (2 weeks late)
but for those of you who care about official stats here they are-

Height: 27 inches (6%)
Weight: 18 lbs. 11 oz (17%)
Head: ?? but the nurse did tell me that it is in the 79th percentile.

So how does this all translate?

Well, we have a petite son with a big head. Ladies and does not take a rocket scientist to figure out where Sam gets his traits from. For those of you who are in a holiday daze and may not catch what I am implying...

Let's just say I buy Sam gets that from me...
and as for the big head...literally and figuratively...that's all his Dad.

Love ya honey! : )

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Can you change your mind?

When looking at the following photo in a frame at our house Amelia asked, "Mom who is in the pink shirt?"

I was across the room at the time and could not remember so I got up to take a closer look. "Well honey Natalie is wearing pink and that is you in the orange shirt"

I walked away to continue folding laundry. There was this deafening silence of disappointment in the room. You see...both Natalie and Amelia love everything pink. So I was waiting to see what type of reaction she was going to have. To be honest I was expecting a full out tantrum because Amelia believes that if there is only ONE pink item...then it must be hers.

The silence went on for at least a minute as Amelia pondered my answer. All the while Natalie stood there absorbing the fact that for ONCE she won out on the pink item when 99% of the time Amelia seems to get her way.

Then.... very meekly and quietly Amelia says "Mama, do you think you could change your mind? I really like pink. See (pointing to herself) I am wearing pink pj's today. Do you think you could change your mind and I could be the one in the pink and Natalie in the orange."

I had to fight back my smile as I quickly tried to find a nice way to say that I can't change the fact that back in the summer of 2008 it was Natalie who wore the pink shirt. And to be honest I contemplated lying (and changing my mind) just to make my life easier at the moment.

Just as I was starting my rebuttal Natalie saved the day "It's ok Amelia, that is you in the pink and I am wearing orange. I like orange, it's ok you can wear the pink."

So in the end...crisis averted...all because Natalie took one (again) for the team.

Love Ya, Nat!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday Snow and Sunshine

As you can probably guess life is crazy around our house with the holidays gearing up and all. I am more than a bit behind in some of the posts I want to share here on the blog and do intend to get to them BEFORE Christmas arrives. So please forgive me if some of the next few updates are out of chronological order but I just could not wait to share some photos of our family fun this past weekend. Amidst all of the chaos of our busy comings and goings we took an hour or so to enjoy the sun, snow and each other.

To make my life a bit easier and since I am being lazy here is the "key" for the following photos:

Natalie: Yellow
Amelia: Green
Sam: Obvious

Friday, December 4, 2009

9 Months




At 9 months little toothless Sammy is not crawling yet.

This keeps him out of his sisters' hair
our Christmas decorations safe for one more year!