Saturday, July 10, 2010


I am sooooo far from being back into a good blogging routine, but this is way better than over a month between posts, right? Thanks for all of the love and support on my returning post. Here goes on our past week.

We had a really low key 4th of July weekend. Justin was gone all weekend. The girls and I went to our neighborhood parade on Saturday with two good neighbor friends and their daughters. It was really cute. Annie was quite shy at the parade. She stuck right on me. Lucy of course loved it because they were throwing candy, and we all know, that child loves sweets like nobody I have ever seen.

After the parade, I broke down and bought a double stroller. It is made by Combi and the girls are obsessed with it. Yes, we made it this long without a double stroller but I can't do it anymore. They fight over the one stroller we have now. They both used to want to walk, but now they both want to ride, so I had to get one. I am glad I did and really wish I would have done it sooner.

On the actual 4th we went to church and came home and made a FABULOUS flag cake. The cake and icing were homemade and it really was so cute. This is totally ridiculous, but I only have a picture of it on my iPhone. I think my neighbor has a real picture of it, so I will have her email me. ****Edited to add cake picture that Jackie sent me.

But the big news of the past week is that we moved the girls into the same room! Our house has been on the market FOREVER. But we are taking it off the market and going to rearrange a little around here so that I can have an office, which I have needed for 1.5 years. Lucy's room is a giant room. There is loads of room in it for Annie's crib, Lucy's bed, all of their clothes, and all of their toys. So on Monday, we started the process and by Tuesday, Annie's crib was in there.

The girls LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being in the same room. And it is quite hilarious at bedtime. The first night Justin was home alone with the girls because I had my monthly mom's night out with playgroup moms. I kept getting texts from him about how the girls were shrieking, laughing, and screaming in delight of being in the same room. He just let them alone, which is exactly what I would have done because we knew it would take some time for the novelty to wear off. 1.5 hours later and they were still at it. Justin said he got in the shower and when he got out, Annie was kind of fussing. So he went down there to see what was going on. He walked in to find her crib FILLED with toys, blankets and pillows that Lucy had thrown in there - Annie couldn't even lay down. And the funniest part, Lucy had crawled into her own bed and gone to sleep leaving Annie to try and figure out what to do with all of that stuff. Cracks me up.

The second night, we eventually found Lucy IN the crib with Annie because we told her she was not allowed to put stuff in the crib. Obviously stuff did not include herself! Each night the craziness last for a shorter period of time. So they are getting used to it.

My biggest worry was nap time because both girls REALLY need a nap. Lucy has insisted on sleeping in there, so I take Annie up first and let her fall asleep and then take Lucy in. She knows she has to be totally quiet and she has been doing that, so that has been great. We are just really, really happy that they like it. And I cannot tell you what having a desk and office set up has done for my productivity. It is insane, which is great because I have been working nonstop all week processing orders. I have held several sessions rescheduled because of the crazy amount of rain we have been getting. I am supposed to have a couple this upcoming week, so we'll see if that happens.

Here are my pictures from the parade and making the cake. Have a great rest of your weekend.


Where she stayed for the whole my feet.

Candy, candy, candy!!!!!!!


She eventually waved from a distance.

How Annie saw things.

That's my neighbor, Christy's, cute belly. She looks amazing with only a month to go!







Tara said...

Precious pictures! I'm glad the room transition is working well for you. My boys have shared a room for years now and have loved it. We are in the process of building a house and they will be moved apart. I am going to miss them laughing together in the mornings and evenings. There is no sweeter sound!

Anonymous said...

The girls look so adorable. And wow, I can't believe how long Annie's hair has gotten -too cute.
I love the stories about the girls sleeping in the same room and Lucy getting in the crib with Annie!

Stepping On Legos said...

I am so glad it went so well. We have Paige here sharing a room with Addy over the summer and although Addy adores Paige, she doesn't at all adore sharing a room. She talks obsessively about how she is not fully rested and gets woken up several times at night by Paige's tossing and turning. I have to say, I don't think she's exaggerating. Paige is at Sea World right now and Addy slept in the latest she ever has. So all of that to say it could have gone very differently for your girls and since it's permanent (moreso than our setup, which ends in two days), I am sure you are SO relieved!

Also I can totally relate on the office space. I had meltdown last week and insisted on moving my setup into the bedroom until I got caught up. After weeks of being behind it only took a few days of solitude and quiet to really catch up. I should have done it sooner!

KrisJ said...

Way cute pics!! I am giggling at the night time stories!!

Erica said...

Glad you are back:)

Love seeing the girls and love hearing how great they are getting along. I hope they will learn to be friends (my sister and I certain weren't) even as the novelty of sharing a room wears off.

Jealous of the office! Mine is a couch and a desk/cabinet built into the corner of the living room. It works, but it would be nice to close a door on the clutter.

Lynn said...

Great pictures! It's nice to see you in a picture too! That cake looks so phenomenal, it's making me hungry!

ekrisdinger said...

yall are just the cutest, and the cake looks yummy!

Norah said...

Great update and cute pics, but OH MY is that a tiny baby bump for someone who only has a month to go! I'm jealous!

Mom said...

Hip hip hooray for a new post! Sorry that I didn't have computer in Kansas. The cake looks fabulous--and with all those cranberries!! YUM

Pics are precious! Those two roomies are growing like weeds. I would love to sit in the hall and listen to all the chatter and giggling.

Papa and I are glad to be home. We had a great time, but nothing like your own recliner and bed!

Love and kisses, LeeLee

MKH said...

those are hilarious stories! glad the sharing of a room is going well!

Mom said...

OK, brain fart. Raspberries! Love ya, Lee

mimi lam said...

Love Annie's profile one, and Lucy's dress is so lovely. It is a beautifull picture of Mama and Lucy all with a nice tan, and Lucy probably was all excited with inhaling that yummy cake.

Anonymous said...

Laughing at the full crib and sleeping Lucy. We are still waiting to get a referral from the Philipines, it's been 20 months now... hoping to soon get that crib in the to-be child's room. Then we will have one office less...oh well!

Glad you are back!

erinlo said...

I miss you and your updates!! (not a guilt trip- I know you're a busy girl- just wanted you to know I miss you!)

Dawn said...

HURRAY!!!! I had no idea you were back to blogging, so this was a lovely surprise!!!Hope Miss Lucy had a fun 4th birthday! I always remember because Katie's B'day is so close (Aug. 5th) We had an entire week of celebration this fun fun! Great to have you back. Love the story of the new little roomies!!!

Mom said...

Day 1. I am going to check everyday to see if I get to see any pics of my grand girls. LeeLee

Norah said...

I hope Lucy had a happy birthday!!!!!