Wednesday, December 31, 2008

bye bye Christmas....

Well Christmas has come and gone, sadly enough. I took down our decorations today and put the tree outside to be picked up by the sweet little girl scouts. We are sad to see it all go but very happy to have the corner that it took up back because..........for Christmas E Squared got the COOLEST thing......well lets change that to several cool things but this one thing spruces up the family room...............here is Ella saying cheese and giving you a tiny peek......
now for the full reveal.........Ella playing chase with her new butterfly.....
we've got letters, numbers and colors galore........this cushy cozy mat fits perfectly in the little area that I WAS going to put a nice bookcase BUT.....well as those with little ones know....plans change OFTEN!!!
fun times in the chairs........
Edie practicing walking on her new cushy mat with daddy........
I decided to make grilled cheese sandwiches for Edie and Ella to see if they would like it.....I mean of course I knew they would.....who doesn't like cheese right? Well unfortunatly the only cheese I had was cream cheese.....well who doesn't like warm, gooey creamy creamy cheese.....which leads me to my first New Years resolution......but that's a different post. Anyway.........see for yourself.........did they like it???










Monday, December 29, 2008

oozing cuteness!!!!!!!

I guess the only thing cuter than baby blue jeans.........is a baby HOODIE!!!
sooooooooo mysterious... sucking on daddys keys!
We listen to our XM satellite music quite often here and on our tv screen the little box that displays the artist/title info bounces back and forth on the screen.....sort of like that old computer game pongo.....well apparently this can be quite amusing to a 9 month old sweetie pie because I found Edie sitting like this.......
watching the box and C.R.A.C.K.I.N.G. U.P.......I mean hysterical belly jiggle laughter.
Now to keep things even......a little cuteness from Ella Grace.




Sunday, December 28, 2008

Some Christmas pictures......a little late!!!

Finally some Christmas morning pictures......I worked 12 hour shift the last few days so I haven't been able to get around to posting pics....we had a great day. Lot's of fun gifts...Edie and Ella each ate their weight in wrapping paper so they had a MARVELOUS day! The got their first anywhere chairs with their names embroidered on them and Jon bought them each an adorable homemade quilt from a nice lady at the Farmers Market. They got lots of clothes and fun things from family.........it was a good first Christmas....much more exciting for me and Jon than the girls though. Here is Edie chewing on a green bean in her new chair wearing her dress from Auntie Jennifer...... Here they are both posing in their chairs.....in their adorable outfits...
loving their new seats.....
soooooooooooo sweet........
Ella especially loves to sit in her new chair.........
and of course........Edies favorite present from Aunti Margaret, Marianne and April was the..................SOCKS.......
Ella is gaining on Edie with climbing and dancing......they both have great rhythm....
Edie posing..........in her Christmas pjs........
here is Ella Grace mid combat crawl.......
Edie checking out Rubis new bed from Santa.....










Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We *heart* Santa!!!

Just a quick post to show off our Christmas pjs...then I have to run to bed...because, well you know. Santa Claus is coming tonight...Ella in only in one picture because she was super grumpy...we'll see what Santa leaves for that naughty little girl.
Edie loves to play with the presents.....here she is posing and smiling for the camera...
Taking a little milk break from all the present "cruising"......oh yeah and dancing.....the girl LOVES to dance...
And Rubi has been a good girl too......she is already asleep waiting for Santa...
By the way...I have a new teeth count........
Ella Grace.....5! That's right people. F!I!V!E!.......
Edie Claire....0! Still no teeth....I guess you can't do everything first!




Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas card!!!

Because I can't figure out how to enlarge my scanned pictures you will have to click on the picture to enlarge it.....this was our Christmas card and I think everyone that will has gotten it...the mail is slow slow slow...so if you see this and you normally get ALL of my cards....like the 50 I have sent out this year....I am sorry. Merry Christmas to you all.......

Monday, December 22, 2008

Almost Christmas.........

I heard the best story yesterday. My good friend and her 8 year old were chatting about Christmas recently and she told him that Santa might be on a budget this year. He said to her "Mommy, is Santa affected by all of this economy stuff too?"......to be able to talk about the woes of our economy yet still believe in Santa is AWESOME!!!
The little Marbut girls are awesome as well...they are soooooooooo mobile and extremely curious. This is a very fun stage for us...
I swear we should have named Edie .......Johnnie. Right?
Ella has succeeded in climbing up on the fireplace hearth....
TADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The girl and her sock......
Double Trouble..............

Edie and her puppy dog.......Rubi!!! It looks like Rubi is admiring Edie here.....BUT you see Rubi likes socks too and I am sure she was justing patiently waiting for Edie to drop the sock she was gnawing on
Exactly why I didn't hang stockings..........













Tuesday, December 16, 2008

video

Here is a little video of Edie pushing her shopping cart......notice how she stops every so often to boogie to the music that it plays....such a big girl. Sorry it's a little long -- I actually tried to just post the second half but I am not smart enough to figure out how......it's cute though so take a little 2.5 minute break and enjoy my kid......

I'll try to get Ella combat crawling up here soon....

9 month update.....wah?!!??!!?

9 months! NINE! When did that happen???
We had their 9 month well baby check up today and threw in a little flu shot just for fun!!! Both girls are doing great...growing well and right on schedule. Our pediatrician was very pleased with everything. Here are their stats:
Edie...27 inches.....that's over 2 feet tall people!
19 pounds 10.5 ounces = bitchin mommy biceps
17.5 cm round noggin
Ella...26 inches.....still. over 2!!!
16 pounds 12 ounces....I thought for sure she weighed more than that
17.5 cm .....also big noggin
Now here is some picture fun...
Ella has been quickly catching up to her sister motor wise...she crawls and sits very well and now she is starting to try pulling up.......she gets up on her knees so far but I suspect she will be fully standing real quick. I love this picture...it seems that Edie is trying to help her......notice of course that Edie has her sock hanging from her mouth.
And here it seems that Ella pushed Edie out of the way and is saying "go on I can do it myself"...
This is how Edie dismantels from the fireplact hearth......she topples forward and rolls off....
Edie saying "seriously mommy how boring........just take the picture I've got places to go"
speaking of going...Edie can push this cart and walk all over the place......lord help me.......
Look at that cute little stretch pants bottom and chunky monkey thighs.....
Ella practicing her stance........
oh so proud...........
practicing some more
Ella modeling the new big girl carseats........