Wednesday, February 28, 2007

sleeping cuties

bed-sharing is my way to napping accomplished with NO crying!

diedre tries her hand(s) at painting. thanks for stealing Grandpa's old shirt for her smock, Grandma!
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Monday, February 26, 2007

Diedre Turns TWO!

we started Diedre's birthday by giving her the game "Memory." we adapted it so that all the cards are facing up and she just has to pick out the pairs. she did really well and was getting quite excited about it.

getting ready to go out to McDonald's for breakfast.

enjoying her juice and ezekiel content for now in the carseat.


ezekiel and mommy

oooh, new trike!

ezekiel has his first time in the jolly jumper. he did well and seemed to enjoy it.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

"i'm 3 months!"

its been a great three months. having two kids is very challenging but they sure are cute!!!
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Saturday, February 24, 2007


here ezekiel is trying out the Bumbo seat that my friend Karley lent us.

he seems to like the setup. he sure likes sitting up these days.
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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Diedre's 2nd Birthday Party

Diedre turns TWO on February 26th. We decided to celebrate early with a small family party because Auntie M was visiting from California for just two days.

tasty kitty cake

the setup

i decided to have diedre open gifts throughout the party so she could play with each one without having to rush on to the next one. it worked really well and she didnt get overwhelmed with gifts. i will definitely try this method again. unfortunately, i didnt get pictures of her opening all the gifts because i was videotaping mostly.

here she is playing with her new larger, magnet doodle toy

she wanted to put baby inside her new jacket (just like mom and grandma do when we sling baby ezekiel).

she's pretty excited about carrying her baby like this.

Auntie M enjoying baby zeke

she loves cheesies and her giggling Elmo chair from Auntie M.

waiting for more cheesies

blowing out her candle (it didnt stick into the cake very well, so i had to help a little).

miles and diedre enjoying cake (well, the candy on top mostly)

here diedre's asking "where's miles? where's grandma?" because they had to leave the party a little early.

opening another present (behind her is some play food, books and a top from Miles and in front of her on the floor is a new train track from Grandma and Grandpa).

art supplies!

baby brother. he's such a happy baby!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Auntie M Visits From California

diedre hasn't seen her Auntie M (derek's sister) since she was 5 and a half months old. they reconnected very quickly...she's alot like daddy, loves to play and tickle!

diedre pretends to go potty

the Salmon massage line

Thursday, February 15, 2007

princess diedre

she took a break from watching her show to go put on a princess dress.

here she is dancing
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day

Here are my two sick (with bad colds) and sleeping babies

although diedre was quite sick, i managed to get her to help me decorate cookies for daddy. this is my first time making Valentine cookies, although i bought the cookie cutter several years ago with the intention of baking but my Pampered Chef Cookie Press was my favorite cookie tool back then.

diedre was asleep by the time daddy came home.

here ezekiel is getting his first card from mommy. derek buys for deidre and i buy for zeke.

he loved the book i got for him (diedre loves it too).

derek finally enticed a very grumpy (read: sick n' grumpy) diedre to open her gifts.

she loves her new monkey. she even tries to share her with ezekiel.

ahhh, chocolate :D