Monday, June 27, 2011

10 little fingers, 10 little toes

'Nuff said.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Life in pictures

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Friday, June 17, 2011

my girls.

a girls gotta brag about her babies every once in a while, right?

well here's a couple vids of my girls being cute.

please ignore my "goo-gooing".  
i apologize for being an annoying mom.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

dreamhouse or right-now house?

everybody thinks about their dream house.
maybe it's a giant mansion with an indoor pool, a movie theater, and marble staircases.
or maybe it's a cabin in the woods with lots of privacy.
or possibly a breezy island getaway right on the beach.
i think about those things too.  
what would i buy if i had all the money in the world?  where would i live if it could be anywhere?

but lately i've been thinking more about my right-now house.
what would be perfect for our family at this second?
with the possibility of expanding

well, unfortunately we don't have all the money in the world, and staying in this area is the best option.  now that we have two girls i foresee us outgrowing our little townhouse in the next couple years, especially if a third baby decides to show up. ;)

i think for our ever-growing family our perfect "right-now house" would have four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a basement (which we are currently lacking - boo), some kind of extra room (i.e. office or den) that the girls could use as a play room so our living room isn't constantly cluttered with toys, and a fenced-in backyard!  

there are other things i would love: 
lots of land, lots of storage, definitely an attached garage, preferably a new house or at least well-maintained and updated.

what do you dream about?  what is your dreamhouse?  what is your perfect "right-now house"?  fun to think about, huh?

only 156 days left...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

beach hair

I tried out this product called "Surf Spray" by bumble&bumble that's supposed to give that beachy look. And I also got a few feathers put in. What do you think?

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parker nicole

Parker had her two-month check-up on Monday.  
I can't believe she is that old already!!

She now weighs 13lbs. 9.4oz., and is 23.5 inches long, which makes her in the 97th percentile for weight and 95th for height.
She has gained 4.5 lbs. and 3 inches in length since birth.

Wow!  What a big girl.  And a cutie, too.

I think we're on the verge of some giggles.  I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

all for the belly

I've had pretty much one thing on my mind for the past week or so: 
baby shower.

My good friend Ashlee and I decided to plan a baby shower for my little sis, who is due July 1.  For the past few weeks we have been brainstorming, planning, buying (and buying and buying), and preparing for this baby shower.  Since my sister told us she was pregnant, we've all been running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to prepare for this new arrival.  As it is already so late in the game we thought we should go all out for this shower for Chels.  Not only because she deserved a day all about her, but because there are a lot of baby items she really needed.  

I know some people don't like games at baby showers, but I think they're fun.  So we planned a lot of them.  We started with a game where everyone had to make a baby out of play-dough.  Chelsea then judged who's was the most realistic, most disturbing, ugliest, and most creative.  The guests really got into it, and unfortunately we only got one picture because there were some really good ones.  

Only a few people could play our next couple games at the same time, so we had two games going on simultaneously as we had around 25 guests in attendance.  
The first game was called the "poopy diaper" game.  We melted 10 different candy bars into little diapers and the guests had to guess which candy bar they were.  (Almond joys make a very disgusting looking poopy diaper for the record.)
The second game was the baby food game.  Guests had to look at different baby foods and guess what they were just by looking and smelling (and tasting if they really wanted).
And we ended with the classic belly measuring game.  Guests cut a length of yarn as big around as they thought Chelsea's belly was, then everybody puts their string around Chelsea's belly to see who was the most accurate.  This one is always pretty funny.  There is always somebody who cuts their string way too long and it wraps around the belly twice. 

After our games were over and the food table was pillaged we moved onto presents.  She got so many cute little boy things, and a lot of items she really needed, including a car seat, stroller, diaper genie, diapers, clothes, blankets, pacifiers, etc.

Our guests were so generous.  We were so thankful.

 Our beautiful guest of honor.
 Best cake in Des Moines!!
 The co-hosts with the guest of honor.
 All of our helpers.
Parker loving Chels.
Tasting the "poopy diapers".  Yum!
Parker on her favorite seat.

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