Thursday, July 12, 2012

No more dummies!

Sorry about the lack of updating, I was doing so well, and then I got a little behind around Mother's Day and then I became overwhelmed with how far behind I was, so I just have to start somewhere.

So we were on vacation in Quebec City last week, hopefully I'll have some entries on that soon, and I guess Shane had finally had enough of Lily's pacifier obsession. For months now she has been demanding 3-4 to take to bed with her (one for her mouth, one for insurance, one for each hand...she likes to rub her arms and face with them) and she'll fight with Darcy to get one out of Darcy's mouth if it's one she wants. This is not an ordinary dummy (what we call the pacifier) addiction. It's full on. This is why I hadnt even broached the topic. They calm her, they put her to sleep, why do we want them taken away? The problem is she talks and looks much older than a 2 year old, so I think Shane was starting to be aware of what it looked like, especially because we only have the 0-6 month size, so they look pretty silly in her mouth.

So much digressing in this story, sorry!!

So back to Quebec, one night When Lily was demanding her dummies, Shane just kept explaining to her over and over again that she was a big girl and big girls don't use dummies. He would point out that Darcy uses a dummy and Darcy is a baby. Is Lily a baby? She would of course say no, and he would say, then you don't need dummies! I was floored that it actually worked! The first few days she would ask for them, and put up a little fight, but we just held fast, and now, a littttle over a week later, she doesn't even ta about them except to say "when I was a baby I had a dummy in my mouth" I think she's very proud that she kicked he habit too:) Even when she sees one laying around the house, she'll run it right over to Darcy. Im so proud of my little girl!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Soccer Fan

Shane took Oliver to his first New England Revolution soccer game this past Saturday. (I went to Ikea with some girls from church and Dad came down and watched Lily and Darcy) Shane said that Oliver did great through the whole thing. I asked Oliver how he liked it. He said it was great and that there were lots of people selling popcorn and that Dada gave him his own spicy (soda). I just love the child's perspective:) hopefully a love of soccer is something we can encourage in all of our children as it is the only sport we care to follow or watch! (other that skiing, of course!)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The luckiest mom in the world

What a privilege and overwhelming responsibility to nurture these beautiful spirits!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bath time

This is what happens when you leave a 4 and 2 year old in a tub with a full bottle of bubble bath in site... (they're lucky they're cute!)

Monday, May 7, 2012


Just some shots from Easter morning that I got a hold of. We also had an egg hunt the day before at Averie's house.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May wreath

I stumbled across the fake flower aisle at Wal Mart last week. Me likey their prices! I usually go to Ben Franklin which is ridiculously over priced and under stocked. Wal Mart even had a grape vine wreath form for $2.50! The flower bundles were $3 each, which means the total for my wreath was $8.50. Considering I saw a similar wreath already assembled but with gardenias on clearance for $15, I'm going to give myself a pat on the back for frugality! I think the pink and purple together are such a great May/Mothers Day color combo. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, my beautiful Darcy Rose! You have brought so much joy to this family! We love your smiles, kisses, and cuddles. You're a little trouble maker, for sure, but you're son darn cute, we can't help but forgive you! Thank you for choosing our family to spend eternity with! We can't imagine life with out you!