Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What's up with Clare?

The other night my dad came over for dinner. Clare kept asking Pop if he could stay and play "big girl toys" after the babies went to bed. Clare has a slew of toys that she can only play with after Jane and Sydney go to bed, and she LOVES these toys (and the one-on-one attention she gets). Of course, Pop agreed. As soon as Clare heard the babies' door click closed on their way to bed, she looked up at Pop with a huge grin and said "They are in their cage."


Clare is an early riser. She usually makes an appearance in our room some time in the 6:00 hour. That combined with a few other sleep issues we are having, we got her a digital clock. We told her that she could come out of her room as soon as the first number reads "7." This morning, at precisely 7:00, Clare came running out of her room. I think it is so funny just imagining her laying there waiting for the 7 to finally show up!


Our latest battle with Miss Clare is whining. Ugh, the whining...which oftentimes morphs into arguing, and it's making me a crazy lady.

However, I have learned in the past three and a half years, in terms of parenting the good far outweighs the bad, and Clare has a great little personality that brings a smile to my face a million times a day.

Friday, January 22, 2010


With potty training on the horizon, we have little potties set out around the house. Occasionally after Jane and Sydney have taken their baths, they run to sit on a potty. The other night they both took turns on the potty. A few minutes later, I look down and notice that somebody actually went potty! The trouble is we don't know who did it!!!

I said, "Who went tee tee in the potty?"
Jane said, "Me did it!"
Sydney said, "Me did it!"


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Way We Roll

The double stroller rarely gets used anymore these days,
but today we busted it out to go on a walk.

And yes, Sydney decided she need to wear her red "sparkle" shoes (with purple socks).

Guess she thinks there's no place like home.
Doesn't bode well for the stroller ride, eh?

Monday, January 11, 2010


I am not saying it was warm today; I am just saying it was warm ENOUGH to go outside for a little while this afternoon!

The girls enjoyed having a snack at the picnic table,

running around,

and playing chalk.

It was a literal breath of fresh air.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The First Volume

I am excited! I have finally finished getting my first year of blogging into book form using Blurb.
It arrived in the mail today, and I am very pleased!

Does this make up for the fact that I haven't kept up with the girls' baby books?

Next up...start working on volume 2.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Here's the Poop

Since the introduction of solid foods, Sydney has dealt with chronic constipation....and that's putting it mildly. It has gotten so bad that we have been to our pediatrician several times and a pediatric GI specialist. All of whom say she basically just has bad luck.

Thankfully, we have found some medicine that seems to work and she is in a pretty good (although not perfect) routine. Everyone who spends much time with us knows that Sydney struggles with pooping....including Jane and Clare.

The other day when it was obvious that Syd was having a hard time, Clare came up to me and said, "Mommy should we do a "pause-tory-o?"

Guess she has heard us refer to suppositories one too many times.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Just A Few Pictures

A kiss for Sydney....

Clare's first time with rollers....

A fridge raid...

A concert with the new guitar and microphone...

Elmo, Sydney and Jane...

Playing in the snow...