Thursday, December 29, 2011

4 months!

I wish my pregnancy had gone this fast!

She's 12lbs7oz and 24 1/4 inches...right on the 50th percentile.  That's average for her age.


Christmas Eve, telling the story with the Little People nativity set.
 Then opened Christmas Eve pjs.
 Trying to sit!
 Santa came!
 We had Church before we opened presents.  This was the best shot I could get of them in their new clothes.
 Then it was present time!
 The kitty loved the room under the tree.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Almost made it 3 weeks without posting.

Wow, I'm such a slacker.

Truth is, I haven't taken that many pictures either.  I feel bad that there just won't be as many pictures of Allison's first year as there were of the other two.  I'm just too busy/tired to take pictures half the time.  I will TRY to be better.

So far this Christmas season we've made a gingerbread house
wore Santa hats
wrapped presents
made cookies
visited Santa (except Patrick.  He didn't want to have ANYTHING to do with it, and I decided not to force him to sit on a strange man's lap. lol)
Went to the German Market
Made more cookies
and Allison wore my old clothes.
It's been a busy month. :p

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Family portrait

We went to the Picture People this morning for a family portrait.  It was SUCH a better experience this time!  We got in right when we were scheduled and the photographer was not only great with the kids, but remembered to talk to us like adults.  I think this one actually catches the kids' personalities really well too.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Happy December!
Allison recently turned 3 months. She's such a sweetheart.

And we put up our Christmas tree!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Big Brother

So I was worried about how Patrick would react to being a big brother, but he's actually a really good one.
 And it's been interesting to me in regards to his talking.  Erin was talking at 8 months and going nonstop since then, so it's been frustrating to me that he's been so nonverbal.  But he's starting to blossom now, and while his pronunciation needs a LOT of work, he and I can have pretty good conversations sometimes.  ((It's funny to me that his first word was "cookie" and his first full sentence? "Mom, I want a cookie!"))

Actually, I just realized rewatching this video that he says "A blue octopus" at the very end.  Wow!