Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pretty girls

People are constantly telling me how all my babies look the same. And I always say I just make the same recipe every time!  But seriously. Here's some proof that I basically keep having the same baby over and over. (In the looks dept. Not the temperament dept.!!!!)

These are all Caroline: 

And these are Margaret:

And here's Lucy:

There you have it, proof I have the 3 prettiest girls in the world!

Sunday, August 31, 2014


We made it to the Washington County Fair last week. It was hot and humid so we skipped some animals. The smell plus the heat is a little much. The girls used to love the animals and not pay attention to the rides. Now they barely tolerate the animals and want to go straight to the rides. 

But first, we needed dinner and more importantly a DRINK!!
Then some rides 

Last year Caroline was too scared to ride this one. 

This is the little daredevil's 2nd year riding it. 

And Miss Lucy rode around in her carriage and didn't make a peep except for a moment of protest in the cattle barn. (And who can blame her for that?!)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Compare and contrast

For those who like to compare pictures (that would be me): here's a little compilation of all of Caroline's first days. 

3 months

Lucy Goosy turned 3 months on Tuesday. She is still sweet as candy. Except when she's screaming for reasons known only to her. Three months is supposed to be when colic starts winding down. And honestly it is. Very, very gradually. But we get longer glimpses of her as a happy baby girl and those are diamonds in the rough. An oasis in the Sahara. She coos and says "ah goo" a lot. So sweet. She recently learned to blow spit bubbles and is pretty proud of that. 
Not sure how much she weighs or how long she is until our next appt. but she seems to be staying more skinny like Caroline. As long as she's happy and healthy, I don't care what percentile she's in!!
Aren't the outtakes the best part?!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Family getaway

We didn't take a big vacation this year because : new baby!!  But we were able to get away to Branson a few times. This past weekend my parents rented 2 cabins and my sister and her family and my family joined them there. 

We rented a boat for a few hours:

The girls talked my dad and Mark into bumper boats and go karts. 
Here they are soaking wet and waiting for their turn on the racetrack. 

Mark also took them on the "Ride the Ducks" tour. 

It was about 1000 degrees all weekend. Easily the hottest weekend of the summer. But we had a lot of fun and the girls couldn't wait to tell all their friends at school all about it!

School days

Whoever said "The days are long but the years are short" must've been dropping their sweet baby off at kindergarten. Because that day is devastating. Heart wrenching. I've now done it twice and tears (on both our parts) and vomit was involved (on the kindergartener's part). But we have a week of school under our belt and it keeps getting better every day. 

And we went to Yum Yo's afterward to celebrate a great first day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2 months already

Sunday was Mark's birthday. He turned 42 and Lucy turned 2 months on the same day. 

Of course that means we had her 2 month Dr appointment today. And she weighed 10lb 12oz. Her length was 22 in and something. That put her in the 32% for weight and 48% for height/length. 

We also had to get shots and that wasn't fun for baby or mama. 

It's funny to see the similarities and differences between the girls. Caroline was always a skinny baby and Margaret was a chunk. So far, Lucy is taking after Caroline. Then, of course, she got Margaret's (and mine) red hair. And she got her fair skin and eczema too. But it looks like she's going to have blue eyes like Caroline.  

And what's different? Lucy is the only baby with colic. Which means hours of screaming and crying every night. We have tried several things: probiotics, swaddling, white noise, a fan, going outside, taking a warm bath, bouncing and rocking. It's better than it was for the most part. But for a while it was ROUGH! 

But she is sweet as pie and cute as a button!  We couldn't be more blessed or happy that she is ours!!