22 November 2008

little sis

is 6 months old (last friday)
she is such a tender, sweet heart

she can sit up by herself (for a handful of seconds)

she loves to watch jillian and laugh at dad
oh, she's finally sleeping through the night!! (much later than jill did)

she's even on the move already. (much sooner than jill was)

joining the army for the crawl from Alisha on Vimeo.

this is what i heard during nap time.
i couldn't make them go back to bed after this!

crack up from Alisha on Vimeo.
here's monkey's stats:
weight: 16.3 lbs (58%)
height: 27 inches (90%)
head: 17 inches (72%)

15 November 2008

while you were gone

dear husband,
i know you were excited to go fishing in mexico this week.
truthfully, i was a little bit excited too.
i didn't have to make one 'real' dinner.
i didn't do (or need to do) one load of dishes.
i got to hang-out with some girlfriends from fallon without being razzed about it.
i got to hold the remote.
i didn't watch one second of ESPN or sports center.
i can't remember how many showers i took...
maybe one.
oh wait, i also do that (or don't do that) when you're here.
i didn't feel bad about not showering. (HA! that's sick i know.)
i ate a bowl of ice cream everyday without being teased.
the days seemed pretty normal for the most part.
the nights were different.
i appreciate your help feeding and bathing the girls.
i slept with the bathroom light on.
sometimes i can freak my self out.
i slept with long pants and a long shirt on.
i missed your warm body next to me.
i didn't eat healthy or much for that matter because i didn't have to cook.
i miss you.
but mostly, our babies missed you.
this one:

started eating rice cereal. she's pushing up onto all fours. it won't be too long before she crawling. she laughed a lot at big sis and mom. sometimes i would get frustrated because she burps so much and they aren't always easy to get out without a lot of fuss, especially at 4 in the morning every single night. i think she could have used a break from me sometimes. daddy's have patience when mommy's is all gone. she needs some daddy lovin'.

this one:

ran to the door yelling "dada" every time a car drove up. kissed the air and said "daddy?" with that look (you know that look. the one with her hands up by her shoulders like she carrying a plate, and her head tilted to the side)after the prayer each night. started a 'mommy and me' dance class and loves it. btw, she's the best in there and she's the youngest. she talks more and more everyday. she still hasn't figured out her trike but hopefully soon. she helped mommy changing diapers. but only camilles' diapers because monster is...POTTY TRAINED. that's right daddy. jillian learned to use the potty this week and can't wait to show you. she sleeps through her naps, went to dance class, and the mall with no accidents. i am so proud of her.

we miss you. we love you. get home fast.

love, wife

08 November 2008

the girls

that sweet face in front has REFLUX.
what is up with that anyway?
she's always been the "happy spitter-upper" (all day long)
but now it's not so happy.
arching back while eating, non-stop hiccups,
screaming at night, coughing, and then throwing up.
the dr gave me the option to run all the tests etc.
i opted out choosing in-stead to try other techniques.
camille is back to her belly for nighttime and she's inclined.
one night down without any up-chucking.
wish us luck.
that sweet face in back has some good 2y stats:
head: 19 inches (85%)
height: 35 inches (86%)
weight: 30 lbs (88%)
the dr said "she's very well proportioned"
that's right she is.

03 November 2008

Halloween Week

Monday: Crane family party.
i was out catching bugs (more specifically ladybugs)

millers could only stand that costume for so long

jill got a new bff (the pumpkin has a cute little panted face).

she is still (yes, even today) carrying it around and treating it like a baby.

tues: carving party and pizza with the fryer fam

wed: roasting fresh seeds
jills new fav snack

thurs: ward trunk-or-treat
jeff and a few of his best buds
todd: paul bunion
jeff: nasty mexian wrestler
jordan: joker (the best of the night)

jill could be caught all week with a sucker in her mouth.
i caught a snarl toward the greasy man trying to get a picture with her

Halloween: Schnepfs Farm
Gma netty meet us for fun at this country gem by my house.

my little Tabby cat

jill had a blast on the carousal,

at the pig races,

at the petting zoo,

and on the pony rides.

on a side note:
Halloween day is also Nevada Day
here's to my home state, home of my alma mater,
and having Halloween day off of school growing up.