Friday, June 27, 2008

Settling In

Well, we've been in St. Louis for 4 days now. Things are coming along well. We had lots of great help, especially from my mom, Dave, my grandma, and Betsy. They helped us get SO much done! The main floor of our house looks like we've lived here for months. We still have Kennedy's bedroom to paint (she is insisting on pink), and we haven't decorated the walls of our bedrooms or basement yet. Poor Ansley has had a bad cold and has been pretty miserable, and Kennedy is really wanting us to play with her, but we've been trying to explain we have to get things done before Daddy starts work on Tuesday. We've also made about a million trips to Walmart/Target/Lowe's, and I think we have plans to go again today. There are so many little things we have to get, and we inevitably forget something everytime. We'll take pictures of things soon and try to get them posted, but I'll leave you with this for now.

Friday, June 20, 2008

New Love

We discovered Ansley has a new love. Her binky. She used to act like it gagged her when we would try to stick it in her mouth. However, she is constantly chewing on her hand, or my hand, or her burp cloth, or a blanket--basically whatever she can get in her mouth. So Wednesday night at church she was going to town on Betsy's hand and Betsy asked if I had a pacifier or something else we could put in her mouth. I dug deep down into the depths of my diaper bag and found a binky that I probably stuck in there right after Ansley was born. Since she's my second child I just wiped it off a little and stuck it in her mouth. That was it. She's been attached to it since. If it falls out she freaks out. Yesterday she sat in my mom's lap for about 45 minutes completely still just sucking away on it. I know it may come back to bite me when she's almost four years old and still not wanting to give it up (apparently that was me when I was a child), but right now, I am loving it! I may actually be able to sit through a church service without having to take a lively baby out this week!

Fun Times

This week the girls and I spent a day at Wildlife Prairie Park with Betsy and my good friend Kristin, along with her three girls Anna, Emily and Jenna. Anna, Emily and Kennedy are best friends and have so much fun together. We wanted to spend one last day together before we move. Here are a few pictures from our fun together.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wii Boxing

Well, my Father's Day/Birthday present was a Nintendo Wii.  We've had quite a bit of fun playing it the past few days.  The first night I had it, Betsy and Barb decided to get out a little frustration and box each other.  Take a peek at the action.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Check out this cute video of Ansley laughing. She's such a happy baby, especially when she's pulling her mom's hair!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy happy!

This is a picture of a very happy mom. Why, you ask? Two reasons:
1. Daddy is home from camp.
2. Ansley is sleeping THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! Maybe it's the cereal, or maybe she got as sick of waking up through the night as I am. Who knows? I've been putting her to bed around 8:30pm and she is waking up around 7:30am. Of course, I hope I'm not jinxing her and I have to post a picture of an unhappy mom tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Birthday Party and Rice Cereal

So we had Kennedy's Tinkerbell party and it was a success! She got lots of great stuff. Hopefully we have room for it all in the Uhaul!

I also started feeding Ansley rice cereal and she is gobbling it up! Check out these cute pictures. Kennedy put the tiara on her head. You can click on any of these pictures to get to more! (Yay! Someone finally showed me how to do it--Thanks Betsy!)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

New House

I wanted to post some pictures of our new house that we will be living in down in St.  Louis.  We don't close until June 24th.  Just click on this one to see more.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Ansley's Stats

This is the face of a usually very happy girl that had to get 3 shots today. Yuck. Poor baby. However, we did find out that she weighs 15 pounds 12 ounces (89th percentile); is 26.5 inches long (99th percentile); and her head is also in the 99th percentile. Her sister was still a little bigger at this age, but she is catching up. We're hoping the shots don't make her too cranky for the big Tinkerbell birthday party tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Tomorrow it will be official. We'll be homeless. Thankfully my mom and Dave have a nice big basement for us to live in until we move to St. Louis. We close on our house here tomorrow and our new one on June 24th. Yesterday we celebrated my mom's birthday. I won't tell her age, but she's exactly a half a century older than Kennedy. By the way, Kennedy's 3rd birthday is Saturday! We can't believe she's already 3! Seems like we just had her yesterday. She is having a Tinkerbell party on Saturday, and when I asked her what she wanted, she replied with "I just don't know mom." She has also declared that she doesn't take naps at Grandma's house, and she doesn't have to use her manners after she burps at Grandma's house. We don't know where she got that idea from, but we're working on it. Here's some pictures of the girls chilling at Grandma's house. Kennedy only wanted to be silly and wouldn't take any decent pictures. And you can tell from the pictures of Ansley that even though we are homeless, she is certainly not starving. She also recently rediscovered her tongue.