This year's White Christmas dress (thank you, Aunt Diane)
Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
You know, I posted the other day that it's hard being a Mommy to two girls (precious and perfect though they are), but so what? I'm in one of those moments when I think, "So f-in what? It's hard. Get over it... because it's the best thing you've ever done or will ever do in this life."
Of course, one is at day care and one is asleep.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Then, on Saturday, two more showed up - a Tall One calling himself "Pop-Pop" and a Bubbly One calling herself "Mom-Mom."
Like the Curvy One, the Bubbly One also promotes good sleep. She can come back anytime.
The Bubbly One is also really smart - she knows that the Loud One can be tamed with presents:
So, I was really happy that Mommy came sans Amber to my Christmas pageant on Friday. All the classes performed different songs and I was having a great time dancing to "Frosty the Snowman" and throwing my snow... and then I saw Mommy smiling at me and I stopped to say, "HI, MOMMY" so that everyone could see that she was there to support me. I was such a big girl and Mommy was so proud that I finished my dance and then went off with my class without crying for her. Unlike some of my fellow school mates who will remain nameless.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Amber Katherine is a week old today and we are all completely enchanted by her - even Chloe... except when she's throwing a fit because I don't have a shovel for her. Or throwing a fit because Ed and I canNOT handle another episode of anything from NickJr. Or throwing a fit because a piece of lint rolled across the floor. Or whatever.
I am totally addicted to both of my girls - I can't remember what it was like before we had Amber (or at least had the promise of her when I was pregnant), but I tell you this with all honesty:
This shit is harder than grad school.
And I just want to put that out there and say it because I don't think we say things like that enough. I am totally in love with both of them and cannot imagine my life differently. But, I cried 4 times on Wednesday. The good news, of course, is that I haven't cried since then. :-)
Seriously, it's a freakin' madhouse around here... but, we're all really happy amidst the chaos. And when I can finally coordinate the camera, cord, computer and blogger in the same room at the same time, I will upload more photos. But, let's be honest. It won't be today.
P.S. I baked about 8 dozen Christmas cookies yesterday and tackled holiday shopping at Acme today. I rule. Except when the lady asked me how I wanted the dried beef sliced and I told her I didn't care and she asked again (trying to be helpful and clarify) and I loudly declared, "I HAD A BABY A WEEK AGO. THEY WILL EAT WHAT I GIVE THEM."
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
C: "Yes, Mommy."
H: "That is so nice of you, Chloe! Sharing is nice."
Chloe then grabbed at my turtleneck and started pulling.
C: "Pull up, Mommy, pull up!"
(That is what she says when she wants to converse with Amber or give her a kiss or something.)
So, I bared my tum and she thrust the elephant forward and said, "Amber, ELEPHANT."
I was trying so hard not to laugh and all I could come up with was this: "That is so nice, Chloe... it might work better when Amber is out though, right? It will be better when she's out so we can play with her. I mean, come on Amber, get out!"
C: "Get OUT, Amber!"
I couldn't agree more. LOL
Friday, December 3, 2010
I was such a good girl and so polite that Santa gave me these cool antlers to wear. They rock.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Mommy said she is "seriously nesting" and we had the Christmas tree up by Wednesday night and the village up by 9.30am Thursday morning. I helped with the snow. I am "heavy-handed with the snow" according to Mommy. Whatevs.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
After all that sugar, I was very EXCITED. The whole way home, I sang, "Shake shake shake a body. Shake a body. Shake shake shake."
Mommy and Daddy said I was too much. But, I think I am just enough. :-)