Thursday, October 18, 2012

How do you eat an Oreo?

It's no secret that Oreos are Beckham's favorite treat, and today I decided to spoil him a little bit. Plus, I just love watching him pull them apart and eat all the cream out of the middle!

Even the dog loves oreos!
"uh... can I have one?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's about time..

Well, I'm back!
Forgive me for leaving this blog to shrivel up and die for the last 6 months... I've been busy!
Raising 2 little kids with a husband in medical school is no easy task.
So to try and make it all up to you, I am going to give you an update on my two favorite little munchkins and what they have been up to.
Because, let's face it...
My kids are way cooler than I am.
Here we go!


As of today, Beckham is 22 months old!
He is growing up so fast and he gets funnier everyday.
I can't believe he is almost 2!

Beckham's stats:
(Beck won't go to the doctor again to get weighed and measured until he is 2 so 
this is according to my scale)

Weight: 30lbs
Height: 34" (ish)
Head: Ginormous!

Beckham's favorite things:
-iPad (games, puzzles, & movies)
-Reading books
-Any kind of animal. He is in heaven every time we go to the zoo!
-Our neighbors cat. That poor cat gets mauled every time Beckham sees him.
-Bath time
-Facetime with family
-Talking on the phone
-His pillow & Spartacus the sea horse
-Disney movies

Beckham is so much fun to have around and we love him so much. He is so sweet to Emmie (most of the time) and he is so smart. He wears us out everyday but it's worth it!


Emmie is 8 1/2 months old!
She is the biggest sweetheart and she is so much fun to dress up.
I can't believe how fast she is growing up, it feels like just yesterday that she was born!

Emmie's stats:
Weight: 15lbs 10oz (13th percentile)
Height: 25 1/4 inches (5th percentile)
Head: (50th percentile)

Emmie's favorite things:
-Puffs, yogurt melts, & cheerios
-Pulling herself up on EVERYTHING and starting to cruise along the furniture
-Playing with her big brother (even though it makes him mad sometimes)
-Jabbering at anyone who will listen
-Chewing on anything she can get her little hands on with her 8 little teeth
-Her Daddy
-Stuffed animals
-Bath time
-Breastfeeding (she HATES bottles)

Emmie is so sweet and so sassy all at the same time. She has her Daddy wrapped around her little finger and it melts my heart. She is growing so fast and I am just trying to cherish everyday with her!

I love being a mom to these sweet little kids and I am so lucky to have them in my life!

Monday, September 3, 2012

March 2012

March pictures!
March was also a month spent at home with the occasional doctors appointment.
We played lots and napped even more.
Made a fort and watched a movie for family night.
Beckham jumped in the tub with his clothes on and colored pictures for Mimi and Bop.
March was low key but lots of fun, Enjoy!

February 2012

Here is a quick recap of February through pictures.
We spent lots and lots of time at home so Miss Emmie could rest and get healthy, and Beckham acted like she didn't even exist. 
We had lots of meltdowns, naps, treats, and movie nights. 
And we were even brave enough to even take Emmie out of the house a couple times so we all didn't go stir crazy!
Beckham loved going to the aquarium to see the "shish" and then going to feed the "burbs" at the pond.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Splish Splash!

A few nights ago Logan and I experienced one of those parenting moments where all you can do is laugh.  
We were were having a nice night at home and it was almost bedtime for the kiddos. Beckham had been bathed and had a clean diaper and pajamas on, and I was in the kitchen warming up some milk for his nighttime snack. Logan was helping me out by getting Emmie's pajamas on and we were really looking forward to some peace and quiet in the house once the kids were asleep. That's when we heard a puzzling noise.... 
Apparently I had forgotten to drain the bathtub and Beckham thought it would be a good idea to hop back in! At first we didn't know how to react but then we looked at each other and laughed. This will be one of those moments we will look back on to remember that we can't always be in control! 
Hooray for the joys of parenthood!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

NICU pictures

Emmie has been home with us for over a month now and she has made our home such a special place. But not a day goes by that I don't think about where we all were almost 7 weeks ago. As you all know Emmie has had a bit of a rough start and she spent the first 15 days of her life in the NICU. Those were the longest days I can remember and I'm so glad they are over. Here are a ton of pictures that chronicle her NICU journey. 

Vapotherm/oxygen and Feeding tube.
She was so swollen! Her hands and face were so puffy from the delivery and her IV fluids.
So tiny!
Finally getting to touch my sweet baby

The syringe you see by her head was attached to the tube in her stomach and was used to suck large amounts of air out of her stomach. Her poor little stomach would be huge and round and the nurses would pull the air out for her to make her feel better.

Tiny feet!

Snuggle time

Holding Mimi's hand
Daddy time

Mimi's (Grandma) turn!
Bop's (Grandpa) turn!

Tiny hands and teeny feet

The wonderful nurses made Emmie's cute name tag for her room, and this is the board where all of Emmie's information was posted everyday.

IV and oxygen monitor on her feet.
Emmie kept ripping her IV's out so the nurses had to keep changing them from her hands to her feet all the time!

I love my girl!

Emmie has her daddy wrapped around her teeny finger!
Emmie's tanning bed. AKA Bili lights.

We all called these her "Movie star shades"
(She HATED them!)
Bop snuggled her while she took a feeding through her feeding tube.
I brought her some cute clothes to wear instead of the hospital clothes.

So pretty! This was a few days before she got to come home.
You can really see how much healthier she looks.

Daddy's girl. He is seriously smitten with her!

So sweet!

Car seat test.
She passed with flying colors!

Finally got the news that she could come home!
I was so tired but so so so happy I wouldn't have to spend another night away  from her!

Now that Emmie is home she has been doing so well. We go to lots of doctor's appointments and it seems like I am always worrying about her little heart, but I know that she is getting better every day. More pictures of this pretty girl and her big brother are on the way.
We are so blessed!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Samoa Brownies

A few days ago Logan and I went grocery shopping with the kids and some sweet girls were sitting in front of the grocery store selling Girl Scout Cookies. Usually I am a sucker for Thin Mints and Samoa's but I was feeling strong and told them "No thanks" when they asked if I would like to buy some. I'm working on trying to lose this baby weight and I was so proud of my self for saying no. 

The whole time we were shopping I was feeling good about refusing those delicious cookies until it was time to leave. I didn't realize that I had used up large amounts of my will power the first time I said "No". I practically had to run away from the sweet little Girl Scouts in front of the store yelling "NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!"

When we arrived home I was ruined. I couldn't stop thinking about how I just ran away from my favorite cookies! As soon as the groceries were put away I logged onto Pinterest to try and find something to curb my craving. 


I found these delicious morsels that I whipped up and consumed as soon as they were ready!

So much for my diet... my butt didn't appreciate them but I sure did!
Make them tonight... you will thank me for it!