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    Week Twenty Five

    Saturday, March 26, 2011

    Week 25

    This is Lucy's first pair of 3-6 month pajamas. She is slowly moving up into 6 month clothes, but they're still much too long in the legs and arms. When we change her diaper nightly in these pajamas, she usually has her legs all bent up with both in one pajama leg or both completely out of the legs in a big ball. I'm busy getting clothes ready for her (and all of us) to wear on our trip to Florida. Luckily we've been handed down some clothes that I can make work and I picked up a couple of things including a swimsuit. Hopefully we'll be all set soon as we leave on Wednesday! We are very excited and Benjamin has been counting down the days eagerly.

    You may have noticed that I have updated the layout of the blog. I am still changing some things around, but it is nearly there. One of the new features is the slideshow at the top which features some favorite photos and blog postings. I think it is pretty cool, but I have some ideas to make it even better.

    Our daughter the contortionist

    Friday, March 25, 2011

    When hands aren't cutting it...

    Lucy's two bottom teeth began poking through early this week and they're coming up strong and steadily now. She's been chewing on everything, including her own feet. Anything that comes even remotely close to her mouth goes inside...including her brother's head:

    My new camera shoots video in 1080p HD quality.  If you click on the little "HD" at the bottom of the screen you can view the videos in their highest quality.  I'm still working on keeping the camera focused and steady.

    Week Twenty Four

    Monday, March 21, 2011

    Week 24

    The outfit Lucy is wearing in this picture is a hand-me-down from her cousins Makenna and Kelsey and it has easily become one of our favorites.

    Blue eyes

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    I couldn't resist posting this one of our handsome grown up boy!


    Week Twenty Three

    Week 23

    Time is just flying by. Lucy's six month birthday is not so far off and before we know it, Benjamin will be SIX! This week's Lucy photo is special to me because the blanket she is laying on was a gift from a dear friend of mine, Rae, who has been in my life since high school. She was so sweet to send this blankie that matches Lucy's nursery colors. It is one of the softest, snuggliest blankets Lucy has and is sure to be a favorite of hers.

    I made a big purchase last week - a new DSLR camera! I have finally jumped into the world I've been longing to join. Hopefully now all the time I have spent reading photography blogs and how-to websites will pay off. Now I have the equipment to take the photos I've been envying. My old Canon SX10 was an awesome awesome camera and surely introduced me to my new found love of photography, but now she has a new home and I've welcomed the Canon EOS Rebel T2i into my life. The kids are being really patient with all of my photo snapping as I get used to my new gear.

    Lucy and I made a little trip up to the Mall of America yesterday to meet up with my Mom, Bayola cousins from Hawaii and Great Aunt Arlene from Illinois. Lucy hadn't met them yet, so we showed her off.


    We will soon be able to see even more family from my side as the kids and I are taking a trip to Florida. Lucy will be able to meet her Uncle Mark and Aunt Debbie for the first time and both kids should be able to have some quality time with their Great Grandma! The warm temperatures and beach will just be a bonus to the trip.

    Week Twenty Two - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

    Friday, March 04, 2011

    Week 22 - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

    My Uncle Terry and Aunt Clarice gave Benjamin this Beatles blanket for Christmas this year. He adores it. And honestly, so do I. It is one of those super soft snuggly blankets that I just can't resist grabbing when I jump on the couch to watch tv. Lucy wasn't named after the indelible Beatles song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," but it has become her song as Benjamin has begun to love that British pop group as much as his parents.