Thursday, January 31, 2008


Today was an awful day!! We have had a very eventful week that isn't even over yet. We've had something planned for each day I think! That never happens! Everyone ( Emma and I) are really starting to get worn down. Both girls actually got a good nights sleep last night, but I slept horribly. Emma didn't get down for her nap until around 2pm which is about 2 hours too late. When she woke she was a major grump which wasn't too good since I was already pretty exhausted. She ended up getting better as the night went on though. She even ended up using the potty before bed, which she hasn't done for a couple weeks now!

Last night I made my first trip to the store by myself with both girls with me. I just had to run in and get diapers, so I thought I would try it out. Everything went perfectly. I sat Emma in the cart and Abby was in her carrier on the seat of the cart. Emma was very well behaved. I was really impressed. I know I can handle taking them both with me if I just grab a few things, but if I was actually grocery shopping it would be a problem. That's good to know.

After taking on the adventure of buying diapers, we went to Kara Guffey's for dinner. She made us some delicious chicken. You can't go wrong with chicken!

Here are the first pictures I took with my new camera. It's just a cheap one - a Sanyo VCP-T700. It does have 7 megapixels where my last one only had 5 so I guess it's better.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sleepy Babies

Emma had a rough night last night. The longest she was asleep at one time was a 4-hour stretch. Must be teething. At least, I hope that's all it is.

Visiting the Barnes

Last night we had dinner with Phil and Laura Barnes. We had a pretty good time. Daniel entertained Emma most of the night by jumping off the couch on to a pile of pillows. She thought that was hilarious! It so cute to see her interact with other kids. We also got to meet their new baby, Jonathan. He's the cutest little pudge-ball! He has the biggest cheeks I have ever seen! He and Abby had a good time staring at each other.

I still don't know where we plan on moving or if it will be a house or apartment. We're trying to figure out what would be the best thing for us to do. Scott plans on going to school full-time and that will definitely make him miss a little work. I will pick up his hours when I can to try and make up for it but I make less that he does. Oh well. It should work out one way or another.

Laura wants to start up a play group soon. I think that would be fun to get the kids together every now and then. Emma loves playing with everyone. She doesn't have anyone to play with at home yet. Soon though! Abby's getting there.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Is it love?

I think Emma might have her first crush! What a funny thought! Everytime Emma (16 months) see this little boy at church, Austin (3.5 years), she gets so excited, runs up to him with a huge grin on her face, waves, and yells "HI!". Then he always gives her a big hug. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen! I think she's a little young for love yet though...

Sorry I haven't posted any pictures (Lynn!). I just haven't been in the picture taking mood these past few days. The pregnancy has got me a little exhausted. Which reminds me, I need to call the doctor! I probably won't have to go until almost March, but I should let them know I guess.

I will be out of a phone for a little while. Emma decided to put my cell phone in my cup of coffee last night! I tried taking it apart and letting it dry out overnight, but had no luck. Hopefully I will be able to get a new one within the next few weeks.

We are looking into getting a house. Since our family is expanding so rapidly, we need something with at least 3 bedrooms. I have looked at a bunch of apartments and realized if we're going to be paying that much, we might as well be paying a house payment. I am talking to a lady at the bank about whether or not it would be a good option for us right now. I hope it works out. I'll keep you posted!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Not a whole lot happening

Today was very uneventful. Watched cartoons, fed the babies, cleaned the house...the usual. Emma has backslid on the potty training. She was going at least once a day for about two weeks straight. I don't think she has used it at all this week. She does have a bit of an excuse though. There has been a man working on our shower for 3 days. He's done with it now, so hopefully we can try some more. She's really starting to pick up on words now. How exciting!

You probably know that we just found out that we are expecting our 3rd child in three years. We are really excited and really nervous. Now I have to make room for doctor appointments again. That's the worst. Since my pregnancies are so uneventful, so are the trips to the doctor's office. It almost seems pointless to go sometimes. I understand why they important though, I just wish I had more of a break before I started them back up again!

Scott is planning on going to IUS this fall. He plans on being a high school english teacher. He will be going full time so we can get it over with as quickly as possible and get him situated in a nice job with normal hours and decent pay. I can't wait! I will have to work a few more hours every week to make up for the work he misses when he has to be at class, but it shouldn't be too bad. I would just rather be home with the babies of course. That's why we need to get it done quickly. It looks like I will mostly be working during naptime, so I won't be missing too much.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Well, here it goes...

Lynn Davis insisted that I start a blog, so here I am. I never wanted to start one, because I knew that I would just end up writing about my babies all the time. Lynn told me that was ok, so hopefully I don't just bore everyone. Speaking of...Emma's awake.