Sunday, October 16, 2011


Something funny Bella did today:

She had her binkie and it wasn't bedtime, so I told her she needed to give it to me. She said, "no mom!" then after bribing her with something else I knew she would want more, she looked longingly and then lovingly at her binkie, gave it a big hug and then a big fat kiss before she handed it over. What a goose!

Braxton is doing great in preschool. He is at the top of his class and is friends with everyone there. He saw a kiss on tv the other day (not necessarily a "simple" kiss) and proclaimed "I want to try that!" and ran over to me to give it a shot! AH! Hence he had his first lesson on kissing and when its appropriate and with whom. He still likes giving my cheek a nice wet one a couple times a day though.

Conrad starting sitting up a couple weeks ago and just yesterday started getting up on his knees and rocking back and forth. Crawling is just around the corner! He has been saying 'Mama" for about a month and just this week started saying "dada" and using his consonants more. I love hearing his little voice!

Quote for the day: 
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain!" 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Conrad and Bella had their doctor visits yesterday. Well, it was actually COnrad's 6 mo appt., and Bella had to get some immunizations updated while we were there. Conrad is healthy and strong and still a CHUNK. 21 lb., 27 in. He above the 90th percentile for weight, and I think it was around 75th for height. He is wearing 12-18 mo clothes already!! I LOVE it. He is my big fluffy marshmallow, and sweet as one too. The immunizations were horrible, though. I will never take them at the same time again to get their shots! Bella went first and of course she is old enough to know what was coming, so she was already screaming bloody murder before she even got poked. I hate the look in their eyes while you are holding them down, like "Mom, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?" Its torture! So of course when she started screaming Conrad started crying and Braxton was shouting above it all "See mom, I told you it was going to hurt!" Ya, that helps son. Sheesh. It was a miserable 5 minutes, one I hope to never have to encounter again.

On a happier note, FALL IS ALMOST HERE!!! Well, it IS here, but it is FINALLY beginning to FEEL like Fall! At least in the morning... I wake up and open all our windows and just breathe in that crisp morning air! (Its hot again by like 10, but first few hours are heavenly!) Pumpkin pancakes, spiced cider, hot chocolate, apple cranberry bakes, sweaters, holidays, changing colors, falling leaves....I LOVE FALL!! Hope you're all enjoying this beautiful time of year!

(FYI...I am currently camera-less, hence the lack of pics. Planning to get one soon!)

Monday, October 3, 2011

I Glimpse into my Life

My Bella

Let me tell ya a little something about  my Bella Rose.

She is perfect.

In every way.

From her head, to her nose, from her fingers to her toes. In tantrums, in play, in kisses, in smiles and hugs, stink-eyes, grumpiness, laughter, tears, in dance, in dreams, in anger or naughtiness, in tricks, in giggles, in messes, in cuddles and eskimo kisses and butterfly kisses, in singing, biting or kicking, excitement and joy, in her dainty little expressions, in talking or snuggling or loving.

No matter what she is doing, good or bad, happy or sad, I wouldn't change a single thing about her.

She is perfect.