Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Codee in HSM3

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Early stages of Bailee learning to walk

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Baby is getting SO big!!!

Bailee is growing up so fast it makes me want to cry. I just want her to stay tiny! Well she has other plans on her mind. She just all of a sudden about 2 weeks ago decided she liked to walk. (She has refused in the past). Well one night she was really wired and was taking a lot of steps before she would lung for Nick or I. She got up to 6 steps. She is just way too hyper to slow down and concentrate on walking.

Also, the 17th was her FIRST BIRTHDAY!!! My baby is ONE! A whole year! We had a party for her on Sat. and she had so much fun. She wouldn't eat her cake though. She just looked at it and smiled. Then I showed her how to pick it up and she started to eat it, VERY slowly and lady like. I can't believe it has been a whole year since she came to our family. She was so eager and ready to come that she couldn't even wait till my mom got there. They broke my water then when I got to about a 5 they gave me my epidural and I called my mom and told her that she batter get down here. It seemed like just a few minutes untill they checked me and I was TOTALLY ready! And she was comming by herself! The nurse said, " Oh my, it's time! Lets start pushing!" "Ummm, my family is on there way, they will be here in less than 10 min. can't i just not push until they get here?" She said," She would come by herself anyway." "What? I've never heard such a thing. I had to push for three hours with my first." Nurse: " Well she is comming, like now." So they got me all ready as I called my mom and said HURRY! Nick and I were trying to decide how he was going to video and take pictures and help me. They told me ok push. So I did. Nurse: "STOP PUSHING! DOCTOR!!! YOU NEED TO GET IN HERE QUICK!" As she is litterally holding Bailee's head in so she can't come out. The Dr. comes jogging in and franticly tries to put on his gloves and assume his position. Two pushes and she was here. Totally perfect in every way. I called my mom and told her, " You missed it, she is here!" Mom: "What?! We are in the parking lot getting out of the car." Me:"Well, you missed it."

So, in the 10 min. it took for my Mom to drive to the hospital I had my cute little Bailee. And her personality fits her 'rushed' arrival to this world. She never stops going and she is always all over the place and wants to be big like her big sister Codee. She has brought such a warm and fun feeling to our family and we all can't stop kissing, hugging, smiling, and laughing at her. She makes the cutest faces, it helps that she has double dimples.

We LOVE you Bailee Boo!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween, the CHAOS!

Halloween was a crazy, stressful, fun night! I always have big plans for what I am going to do for Halloween and I ALWAYS run out of time! By the end of the night I am always vowing to: Be more prepared next year, make time for Nick and I to dress up, and not be so rushed! This year was no different. I carved my pumpkin while the girls were taking a nap. Nick tried to carve his but it was brick hard! He couldn't even shove a butcher knife into it! I don't know what the deal was with that pumpkin, but he gave up before he even got started and I dont blame him! Codee and Bailee never got to carve their pumpkins (NO TIME)! So Codee wakes up from her nap and I start right away to get her ready. Curling, poofing, spraying, pinning, licking, pretty much whatever it took to make her hair do what I wanted it to do. Then I put her makup on. Let me just tell you, it is REALLY hard to pu tmakeup on an almost 3 year old. She kept squeezing her eyes shut! Then I had to put her dress on and try to bobby pin it in the back so her little mosquito bits in front (if you know what I mean) dont show! And then came the crown! It is an adult crown so I had to try and pin it so it wouldn't fall off mid night.
Few! Then I jumped in the shower ( cuz all that preperation required persperation) and rush to the church getting there an hour late and only just in time for the costume parade. Bailee won an awesom costume award for her Nemo costume. Then it was rush outside for the trunk or treat! One time around and we were done.
Then we went to my Grandpa and Shirly's to show off the girls' costumes. After a quick visit, it was off to Nick's parents house. Another quike visit and we were off to the Scolieri's (I used to Nanny for them). Another quick visit and it was 11:00, time to go home and fall into bed! And that is exactly what we did, and stayed there for as long as possible. (until Bailee woke us up in the morning.)
So, next year, I want to have the pumpkins carved BEFORE Halloween, Have enough time for Nick and I to dress up, and get to the church on time for thr trunk or treat. Now let's see if it happens next year! :0)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October 27th ~Mom's B DAY!~

Codee's movie outfit! We didn't have the camera at the theater to video her dancing. Aw sad.
Monday was my mom's birthday! We won't mention how OLD she is...let's just say, it's old! :) She always ruins any surprises that I try to plan on her b day or mothers day. I planned to not say anything to her that day until i was to present my surprise, so she thought I forgot. Well at about noon she blurts out, "So do I have to ask you?" "Ask me what?" "Ask you to tell me Happy Birthday?" "MOM, YOU ALWAYS DO THAT! YOU ALWAYS JUST RUIN IT!" "Well! It's noon and you haven't said anything!"
A few days ago she had mentioned that High School Musical came out and that it would be fun to see it on 'the big screen'. So I researched the times and everything online, I also arranged for a babysitter for Bailee and checked to see if Codee would be free or if we would have to pay the kids price, ($7.50!!!) She is still free till she is three! So I called my Dad at work and told him that Mom wanted to see it and that we should go. He said, "OK, do you have some tickets?" "Yes." I replied. "It's all taken care of. I will make dinner and we will try to make it for the 7:10 showing."
Everything was going as planned, until, my mom said something about needing to hurry and do her errands so she can make it to the movie. "What movie?" I said. "High School Musical!" She said. "What are you talking about?" I said. "Dad just called and asked me if I wanted to go see it tonight." AHHHHHHH!!!! I didn't really scream. But I did inside! I told her, " What if I already had plans?" She said, "Well then you had better speak now or forever hold your peace!" So I go outside and call my Dad to tell him that he is a pathetic looser for ruining my surprise. He said, "You never said anything about it being a surprise!" "I thought it was understood! Hence all the sneaking and whispering and the thought of a 'BIRTHDAY SURPRISE'!" So he said, "Great, so now she will know that it wasn't my idea?" "Um ya!" Ruin my surprise and then try to take my credit!
So I went back into my mom's room and said, "That was my surprise plan!"
We didn't make it to the 7:10 but we were there early for the 7:40. We loved it and Codee had a blast! We always sneak in some candy and I think Codee had a little too much, cuz she was bouncing off the walls by the end of the movie! She is such a mini Sharpay Evens! She was dancing all over the place up and down the isle, there was only one other family in there so she had plenty of room. She loves to dance and sing and so she absolutely LOVES musicals! It was funny, at the end of one song Troy and Gabriella kiss, so Codee yells, "THEY'RE KISSING!!!" It was quite funny.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Princess (Codee) Anneliese!!!

It's finally HERE!!! Codee (and Mommy) has been waiting for her costume for AGES! She would ask me every day if she could call Heather to ask how her costume was coming along. Heather thought it was just me calling to harass her, but it really was Codee. My sister Heather has slaved over a sewing machine for many hours because of me. When she was in her High School sewing class she would make all kinds of outfits for me and my little brother and we even modeled them at her fashion shows. Throughout my childhood she would make me various things and her talent got better and better. When I was engaged to be married there was no one else I would have trusted to make my wedding dress. Besides the fact that I couldn't find one single dress that I liked that didn't cost an arm and a leg. So my sister and I custom designed my wedding dress and it was absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Then, when I found out I was going to have a little girl, who was the first person I thought of to make a blessing dress?....Heather! So with the left over fabric from my wedding dress, she made the cutest little dress for my Codee. And then she made one for Bailee too. She said I better stop having girls or there wont be enough fabric left.
So, this year Codee has really been into the Barbie Princess movies, so I asked Heather (months and months ago) if she would be willing to make Codee's costume, she said yes, but that we would have to wait till the fabric sales came. She has been having morning sickness lately so she got started a little late and she has been working on costumes for the past 2 weeks straight! Codee's, as well as her own 5 kids. They all turned out GREAT! Codee was told that her costume was coming in the mail and that she was going to get a package with HER name on it. She was So excited to day when she opened the door and saw it (after checking several times). She absolutely loves it and didn't want to take it off, EVER!
Thank you SO MUCH Heather for all of your hard work and long hours. We will take very good care of it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The unwelcome guest!

So Sandy our dog was barking like crazy the other day, so I went to go see what the big deal was and as I oppened the slidding glass door I looked down and saw this furry little friend. Yes, I freaked out, got the willies, and ran to get Nick. He is not a 'kill every virmin like a macho man' man. He said,"What do you want me to do about it?" "Catch it!" I said. "Take it far away from me! Squish it, whatever you want to do, just get rid of it."

Well he did catch it and he put it in a storage tote untill he could take it to a field in the morning. Well Codee wanted to see it really bad so we let her and she said," Mommy, I don't want to hold it." (I have had her hold 'nice' bugs before like rolly pollys and caterpillars) So I told her, " you dont have to hold it sweetie, It is gross hu?" "YES" she said.

All day Codee told everyone what Daddy had caught and the whole story about it. So when My brother Lance came home from work she told him and asked if he wanted to see it. He picked her up and they went out to take a look. He came back a minute later with a soaked shirt.......Codee had wet all over him when she saw the tarantula! I guess it caught her off guard or startled her or something! We all had a good laugh after that! You might not be able to tell, but his whole side is wet.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My little pumpkins! The best in the patch!

So Codee was way tired because she refused to take a nap that day and fell asleep two minutes before we left for the pumpkin patch. She really did have fun and was talking all about it to everyone for days after. Most of her pictures do not show that she was having a fun time. Even ridding the pony (something that she has been talking about wanting to do for as long as she could talk) her face was straight. It was quite disappointing on my end, and for $6.00 a ride she was supposed to be hysterical with joy and excitement!
All in all, it was fun and Codee got to pick her own pumpkin by herself ( we were hoping she would want the little ones) she did pick a small one, but it was the really short green and orange ones, so she wont be able to carve it. We tried to talk her into an 'original' pumpkin that even had some green on it, but she had made up her mind and there was no changing it. She also thought that she could get as many as she wanted, so she started filling up the wagon. She disappointed when we told her that she could only have one.
Bailee's favorite part was chewing (gumming) the stem of her pumpkin. I don't know why, but this time I let her do it. Nick was shocked by this, but it made for a really cute picture. Bailee wore the same outfit that Codee wore on her first Halloween, so we tried to reenact the same picture, Bailee is a lot smaller than Codee was and we had a much bigger pumpkin, so Bailee looks tiny!
It was quite an interesting trip to the pumpkin patch to say the least.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Freezing At the beach!

So we decided to go to the beach one more time before it got too cold, and then the temperature dropped a few days before our planed trip. I was so sad, and so was Codee. We went anyway and still had fun. Bailee was a little pop sickle but she was still smiling and happy (until she wasn't). Nick's mom and cousin Jody and her two kids went with us too. We didn't get in the water but we all had fun making sand castles and pictures in the sand. Even most of the surfers chickened out and decided it was too cold to get in the water. One guy stood on the beach in a full body wet suit for a really long time, stretching, checking out his board, checking out the waves, until I asked him if he was psyching himself out to get in. He said, "Yeah, I don't think I will." And he left.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A blast from the past!

So, I just went through all of our memory sticks and put them on our computer so I could have them at my disposal. It was SO much fun looking at pictures that I haven't seen for a long time. These first few pictures are of Codee's 1st Halloween.

And these are of her 1st and 2nd Bday!

And when she was born! Yes, her head was very cone-like. And she was way swollen.

Bailee isn't quite old enough to have 'old' pictures!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bailee Look-alike Meter

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Codee Look-alike Meter

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My little Zombie! Quite fitting for Halloween don't you think?

Yes, that is drool! (Future black male material)

So, I think Codee is growing or something. She has been falling asleep all over the place. I guess it doesn't help that Bailee has been waking her up too early and that she has been sick, and that she is refusing to go to sleep unless someone lays by her at night and for her naps. This kid requires A LOT of sleep in order to be pleasant to be around. Like 12 hours or so at night, and at least a 2 hour nap, better if it's 3. Oh yea, and Bailee takes a 5-7 hour nap every day. I'm not exaggerating. I put her to bed at about 11:30 or 12 and I have to wake her up at around 5:30 or 6:30 so she will sleep at night when we want to sleep. We are definitely not morning people, and those of you who are and want to do things in (the crack of dawn, to us,)the morning know this. It's just not possible, well it IS possible, but it's not pleasant by any means. It's just one big crying fest on Sunday mornings especially. We have 9:00 church and we are almost never on time, forget early! We have to wake the girls up and try to force feed them enough food to last them through the 3 hour church. This does not go over well, Codee is usually in tears and ASKING to go back to bed, "Cuz I'm SO tired!" So the last few Sundays we didn't feed them breakfast at an attempt to get to church on time. We just stocked the diaper bag with snacks. No dice! They were the worst they have EVER been at church and when we were trying to get ready. I have pretty much given up. I don't know what else to do, more like try, cuz nothing works. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh and by the way, as I write this post, Codee just fell asleep on the floor in the living room.(the top 2 pictures) "YOUR KILLEN' ME SMALLS!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Park days!

We have been going to the park a lot lately and the girls have been loving it! We have been going in the evening when it's not so hot and Mommy and Daddy can stand to stay longer than two minutes! Bailee loved the Huge Dinosaur and the swing. Codee was having so much fun with a new found friend (a girl that was at the park) that she didn't have time to tell me that she had to go to the she stopped running for a second to relieve her bladder. All down her legs and into her brand new shoes! That's what I get for buying a toddler white shoes! So the park trip came to an abrupt end. Luckily we had a pull up in the car.