Sorry I've been a bad blogger, or distracted blogger or whatever you want to call it. We have been very busy with the house and a wonderful mini vacation (photos to come) and lots of other fun things.
On fun thing that we did a few weeks ago was get together with my good friend Caryn and her twins Eden and Sebastien who were born a week after Anabelle. We took some pics of the babies and then Sabrina woke from her nap and joined in with her bedhead!
Not long ago, Grammie bought Sabrina this stool so she could stand up by thie sink to brush her teeth and wash her hands. Its great! Stable but collapseable, not too big not too smalland recently it has become Sabrina's constant companion! Why would a girl like Sabrina fall so madly in love with a stool you might ask. Well, she is really into wanting to be in on everything Brad and I do...dishes, cooking, washing bottles, changing Anabelle's diaper, you name it, she is there with the stool! It also has become handy for turning lights on and off. Yesterday I began to smell this strange smell and realized Sabrina had turned on the gas fireplace! OYE!!! With growth comes oppertunity for more teaching :)
I can't believe Anabelle is three months old already!! It has certainly been an eventful three months but things are going better these days. Anabelle is off of all the meds, except Prevecid and her feedings are going exponentially better which makes ALL of us happy! I took her "month by month in the chair" pics last week and the cutest one unfortunately had her hat on, but who says a girl cant rock a beanie, eh? Our professional pics were, well quite a fiasco....see below for the rest of the story. So I went on Tuesday to get Anabelle's pics done at a mall studio who shall remain nameless and was thinking it would be a breeze because Anabelle smiles SO easily and does her tummy time like a champ. No prob right?? Well only if your photographer can actually USE A CAMERA!!!! Here's Anabelle skydiving for the first time... Here she is being dropped from the sky by the stork... This one was more about the disgusting 80's background and silly lacy pillow then Anabelle And this one, no matter how much you rotate it, she looks upside down somehow!! So much for a great, easy shoot!!!
We did get a two sort of decent pics, so we didn't leave totally emptyhanded!
One of the many awesome parts about being a mom is the endless opportunities to play! Not just sit and supervise or provide support and encouragement but to actually engage in real, let-it-all-hang-out play! I got to do this often in my job working with kids, but there I always had to keep in mind what we were accomplishing or the goal of the play or what the child was processing and how to facilitate that. With my own kiddos, it's just plain fun! Sabrina is to an age now where she is beginning to imagine and it able to play with some of my old favorites! We played play doh the other day for 3 hours!!!! I cannot tell you how great it was to have that salt doh under my nails again! Heaven!
This was our potatohead family...Sabrina named them all herself (from left to right) The real Sabrina (obviously!) potato Sabrina, Auntie Jay, Anabelle, Daddy and Mommy
After writing this post it got me thinking of other childhood faves I can track down for us to play with....anyone have any old faves that are fun to do with kiddos??
Brad and Lindsey were married in September, 2001. Brad works in the construction field. Lindsey works as a full time mom of Sabrina and Anabelle and works at a local school and as a hobbiest photographer. Sabrina was born December, 2006 and from day one has been full of energy and mischief! She keeps us on our toes and never ceases to amaze us! Anabelle joined the family in June of 2008 and has such a quiet sweetness about her. But watch out, we don't call her sugar and spice for nothing! She definitely can hold her own and has a will that will serve her well as she gets older! We are currently waiting on more pink to enter our home in September! We can't wait to meet our newest member of the family and see what God has in store for her!