Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Papa Bear


ok so I can explain...

Yesterday I lowered Maggie's mattress down to the lowest it can go, and since I had to take the bumpers off to do it, I just left them off since Maggie is a big girl now. Well we put Maggie to bed like we usually do and a couple of hours we go to bed. Around 2:00 in the morning I wake up to Maggie SCREAMING. I jump up and run into her room and see that her leg is stuck in between the railings, like really stuck, above her knee cap. I try pulling it out, but its not budging, and she is making it worse by wiggling around and screaming. I start freaking out because I really can't get her leg out! Some how Eric never woke up with all of this going on, so I yelled for him to come in there. He jumps up, comes barreling in, takes one look at what is going on, and breaks apart the railing like its a twig. Can you say adrenaline rush? Maggie's leg is fine, she just sniffled all night (of course she slept with us). But I think Eric had his first Papa Bear moment.

...I don't know what we are going to do about the crib yet, she's fine to take naps in it but that big opening scares me. We might have to change over to a toddler bed sooner than later...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Crazy Kids...

Today some of us got together at Jennifer's house to swim. We didn't realize how many kids we all have until we were trying to keep up with them around the pool, which is why I have ZERO pictures of us outside. In all we had 7 kids under 4....ahhh! We played in the water for a while but an afternoon storm came through and we all went inside. All the kids piled in Lauren's room and played "dress up"....

Lauren's room during the chaos...


a cartoon caught Blaine's eye


Maddie and Maggie....or 'baby' as Maddie calls her.


Miss Harley, dressed in her best, with bologna in hand...




Maggie looking at the mess from afar...


she even decided to dress up a little...


Mac was also there but he's so good and quiet that he disappears among the chaos...I would love for all of us to get together with the kids more often like this, but it wore me out!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Walking!


video

I just realized I haven't posted anything about Maggie walking yet...she has just started walking really well in the past week. She still crawls a little but is walking more and more everyday! The only bad thing is she HATES wearing shoes. She starts crying and screaming like I'm pulling her teeth whenever I put them on her! I've tried small shoes, big shoes, wide shoes, sneakers, sandles, maryjanes.....NOTHING works!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sweet Summer Time

Since I'm not working now, Maggie isn't in school, and Eric works year-round, summertime isn't much different than the rest of the year for us. BUT since our family is full of teachers we are getting to spend a lot more time with them! We have been to the pool, zoo, and on play dates with our friends and cousins. Of course I forgot my camera for most of those. I promise I am going to get better about that! But here are a few pictures of Maggie's first time eating watermelon. Daddy brought it home on Memorial Day and I thought it was a good way to start off our summer!







We also had our first spend the night buddy over! Westin got to come play and stay the night with us. Maggie was a little possessive of her toys and her daddy, but they were both in bed and asleep by 8 and slept all night!