Monday, March 28, 2011

Baby Amelia....

A long time friend (she used to babysit me) recently had her first baby and as an excuse to visit her I said I would take baby pictures for her! Amelia was so tiny, only a little over 6 pounds (I think) when these pictures were taken a couple weeks ago.

Congratulations Beth and JP!

Okay, I guess we'll give you a break and put some clothes back on you!

And just for one last chance to torture her we put this purple bonnet on her itty bitty head....

Before the drive back home we stopped to take a look at the lake....

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I can't think of any other person who has made me laugh as much as Isabella has made me laugh over the past three years. She really does amaze me and I'm so excited to watch as she grows and changes into a wonderful young woman. Yes, at times it is hard to foresee what she will be like when she is falling apart and having a complete meltdown that lasts half an hour just because he toes are wrinkly from staying in the bath too long (yes, this did happen), but I just love her so much and I can't get over how funny she is. A couple days ago, Walter and I were watching Isaac play and he said, "I wonder what he's thinking." And then we both confirmed that we always know what Isabella is thinking because she shares every single thought, however minute, that goes through her head. When we ask her take a break from talking she reminds us that she "just can't stop talking, ever, I have to talk all day long!"

Yesterday Isabella insisted that I was grandma and she was mommy. As the 'mommy' she was determined that she must nurse Isaac--I know, kind of weird. After she pulled Isaac to her and smashed his face into her chest, she gave up because he wasn't really into that idea. She also alternated between being 'mommy' and being 'Angelina' which meant I watched many dance shows and I scrounged up something for dinner because Angelina didn't want to go to the grocery store because that would mean putting some clothes over her bathing suit and I wasn't really all that motivated to go to the store anyway, so we had pancakes. 

She spent a good part of the morning lying in bed pretending she was at Bible study. I asked her, "what are you going to talk about at Bible study?" "I don't know. Maybe God." 

"Mommy, don't take a picture of me!" "I'm not, I'm taking a picture of the pillow!"


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Meet Angelina

We have a new addition to our house. Her name is Angelina Ballerina and apparently I'm supposed to call my son, Polly (and in the show Polly is a girl, but Isabella insists that we can just pretend he's a girl). Angelina has been dancing around the house in very extravagant and showy ways and says thinks like, "bal-le-lais really like to eat cereal, and bal-le-lais really need vitamins." The only thing she's having trouble with is walking on her toes. As you can imagine, this leads to very slow walking.

We found this bathing suit at Babies R Us and yesterday Angelina told me she "just needed to try it out in the bathtub"

Isaac and I left bright and early yesterday morning to see the new GI doctor and I'm so glad we changed doctors! The appointment went really well and Walter and I are feeling very good with what they had to say (we saw two doctors). Basically they think Isaac is going to be just fine. And the best part of the whole appointment was that Isaac weighed in at a whopping fourteen pounds! I told the nurse I was so excited I might start to cry! He'd better still weigh fourteen pounds at his OT appointment today. We're going to try a medicine that is supposed to make him feel hungry. Now, as they said, the only real downside to this medicine is that it may make him sleepy.....WHAT?! That's not a downside, that's the best thing I've heard in almost a year!!! Bring it on. How much can I give him??? No, I promise I don't want to drug my baby into a sleep induced state--well, maybe just a little bit especially since I feel like a walking dead person today. Isaac was awake and playing from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and only slept for a few hours before that. We were sitting on the couch together at 4:30 a.m. and he kept looking at me and laughing....CHILD, THIS IS NOT FUNNY! Actually though, he's so darn cute it's hard not to be charmed by him. 

I love these blue eyes and secretly wish I was born with blue eyes. p.s. I don't know what's up with my pictures looking so bad lately.

Tonight we'll try the new medicine and I'll be so rested in the morning that I'll feel like a genius because my brain will actually work; I'll have so much energy that I'll whiz around the house and Isabella won't be able to keep up with me. I'll let you know if that actually happens.