Saturday, May 16, 2009

We've got a sleeper and an "almost" walker!!!

Things are fun around here lately but nothing really super blog worthy......until today that is!!!
Ella took steps...5 at once! She walked from our ottoman to the TV stand (aka coffee table until new media center arrives)! It was awesome, wobbly and adorable!! Jon said she took some steps yesterday as well...so I am sure she will be chasing Edie in no time!!!
Since we have been co-sleeping with Ella NOONE (except for Edie) has gotten much sleep. She usually wakes up 1 or 2 times a night but we all sleep in a queen size bed.......discomfort for all. I know how silly this is...but she is so small and soft and snuggly!!! Lately she has been waking up ALOT....so I decided maybe I should again give up on the sleep with your baby business and put her in her crib. Two nights ago I laid her down in her crib at bedtime (still 6:30, thank goodness) and went about my business. Fully prepared for a terrible night, I went to bed early........and woke up IN A PANIC at 6:30 am! I jumped out of bed and ran into her room...prepared to find her strangled in her crib slats (which would be so impossible by the way. but still.)..and she was not there. Neither was Edie. OMG!!! Ok...it wasn't that dramatic...they were just downstairs with daddy having some breakfast. He has whipped them up asiago cheese omelets for 2 mornings in a row..they LOVE it!!! It's really sweet....he sings while he cooks and serves them in their highchairs........GREAT DADDY!!! Anyways...Jon said he went in to check on her when he woke up and she was just sitting in her crib playing.......and she started clapping when she saw him. AWESOME!!! Tonight is night 3!!! I have forgotten how good sleep could be!!!
We have been spending quite a bit of time getting our house put together...since we had it painted 2 weeks ago. Hanging pictures and curtains. Moving furniture around. Painting cabinets......I did our bathroom cabinets and they look awesome!!! I plan to do the other 2 bathrooms then maybe one day ... far far off....I'll do the kitchen!!! I love that look!!! I'll post pictures when I have a room complete...I have found my crafty/DIY side. I framed our bathroom mirror with crown moulding, painted cabinets, getting ready to make my own window treatments.........It has been great fun. A new hobby...thrifty decorating!!!
Now on with the kiddos........
Ella recently was on location with Ray Ban.......

or was she just trying to cover that shiner????
here she is trying to get her shades back on...
OMG....someone shrunk Jon....
oh phew......it's just Edie in her daddy's cap!!! Can you believe how much she looks like him?
doing a little backyard shopping...awesome shorts and sandals. no?
Ella still diggin the sink... again....baby shorts/shoes!!!
Both Edie and Ella have a new love of apples...they gnaw on them every chance they get!!!









5 comments:

Missy said...

Look at those BIG Girls!! What cuties! Way to go - sleeping & walking!!!!

Danifred said...

You've got all sorts of fun going on in your life! So exciting to hear that walking is just around the corner and I can't wait to see your DIY pictures. I'm a sucker for home improvement projects.

Tracy said...

Love the pics!!! Glad you are getting some sleep. Those omelettes do sound delicious. I think I've told you this before, but I love reading your blog because it makes me excited about the things to come...soon!

Sarah said...

YEAH!!! Sleep is a wonderful thing that you don't realize how much you miss until you have it back...we had Claire in our bed until a few months ago too. LOVE the baby crocks, love em, love em, love em (we have a pair too).

shawna said...

6:30, really! I thought that I was doing good with our 8 o'clock bedtime. Wow