Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A face only a mother could love and some music to this Mama's ears

You know those cute little ultrasound pictures people get, where you see someone's little angel in profile?  You can see their sweet little nose and lips, and they look like they are laying in a hammock. 

These are usually the pictures where you (meaning all of us regular old Joes) can actually see that you are looking at a baby without crossing your eyes like you are looking at one of those 3D pictures that were popular when I was in junior high.  (Remember those things?  Ugh - I could never tell what i was supposed to be seeing....I can't be alone, right?)

Anyway, those ultrasound pictures are so cute.

And exactly what both of my children refuse to provide.

I have zero of them from Hayden's ultrasounds, and now zero from miss Carly's, too.  My attention loving girls look directly into the camera the whole time, like this:

Can you tell what it even is?  Think creepy little alien or ghost in a movie pressing it's face against the window. 

Here, this might help:

Now can you see her?  That is my Carly Kate, hamming it up at our ultrasound today (22 weeks) and every single picture is like this, just like all of the ones from our ultrasound at 18 weeks - as well as every single in-utero pic I have of Hootie.  Little divas.

Not sweet little profiles here.  My girls want to look you in the eye. LOL  A picture only a mother could love - my little alien babies.

Despite the lack of picture-perfect poses, Dr. Chacon's verdict is that things are "looking absolutely perfect" - those were his exact words - and those words are certainly music to any mama's ears. 

So now I sit here and feel her wiggle and dance and kick inside while I try to coax her older sister to sleep - poor little Owl has been battling getting molars.  We have had a rough week on the teething front, poor girl.  Snuggling seems to help, so i try to oblige. :)

Even with tooth troubles and creepy alien faces, sitting here with both of my girls is "absolutely perfect".  :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

Happy Easter to our friends and familly!

We have had such a nice day today, enjoying the company of each other and of our family. 

Hayden is so much fun this year!  She loved the baskets and the eggs and we even let her eat candy.  The Easter Bunny definately provided Hayden's share of Easter goodies - as did Gramma and Grampa.  (Gramma and Grampa even had Easter goodies for CarlyBug, lucky little baby!! LOL) 

This is just what the E.B. brought....  The old E.B was pretty proud of his spread this year. ;)

Oddly, even with all of the goodies in the basket, Hootie prefered the eggs that each had a few Goldfish crackers in them.  She cried when they were empty, so we refilled them with Cheerios.

She also sampled some Peeps, and was not impressed.  I think there are two types of people - those who like Peeps, and those that do not.  Hayden joined her dad and I in the "does not" camp.  LOL

Until now we haven't really offered Hoot any candy, but we figured that Easter was a good excuse.  She wasn't real sure of any of it, and like I said, prefered the Goldfish.  Good girl.

Last week when my mom and I took Hoot to her 15 month check-up, we took her to pick out an Easter dress.  Needless to say, she looked so cute in her fancy girl dress.  However, she wasn't real impressed and thought it was itchy and much too fussy for her tomboy-style.  But damn - she was adorable in it.

And she is a master egg hunter, too. 

There was a little bit of confusion re: eggs vs. balls...  LOL

And we took a minute to stop and smell the flowers.  Aren't these tulips gorgeous? 

And another minute to pose for some pictures.  This is four generations of my family - me and Hoot and my Mom and my Granny Beverly.  :)

Later, we enjoyed a delicious leg of lamb dinner (I just love lamb.  My husband hates it, so we never eat it at home, but you better believe that given the chance, I feast on the poor little guys. LOL) at my Aunt Diane's and Hoot played with my cousin's little girls.  All in all it was a great day.

I hope that you enjoyed your day, too and spent it with the people you love. :)  Happy Easter!

an egg of a different color

Here is our girl (the mad scientist) coloring some eggs on Friday night.  She had a more fun with this than even I dreamed she would...  and I am a big dreamer - remember me and my history of "Clarking It"?  LOL

After some careful contemplation

 She got to work

 And it was SO MUCH FUN.
 And admittedly a giant mess...

 But it was totally worth it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A little bit of warm weather

We are recovering from our trip and spending the weekend enjoying the company of Hoot and some gorgeous weather. 

Hayden had some water play out on the back patio....

While wearing a fashionable new hat she picked  out at WalMart:

She was like a little mad scientist

 Only cuter:

Daddy grilled and played guitar.

Hoot even did a little bit of dancing.

And she wrapped it up with her first rib.

"Mmmm - mum."

What a perfect way to spend an afternoon.  :)