Archive for July, 2009

I really am back!

So I definitely did not come back with a vengeance. Sorry! Life is pretty busy even though we don’t have much going on. How’s that for an oxymoron? Two kids = not much downtime for blogging.

Aaaaaanyway, things are going great. Life with two is fun. Brinley just loves her little sister and its so great that she’s really not very jealous of her. My heart melts when I see Brinley go over to Nora and just give her a hug or give her one of her stuffed animal friends. Today I was in the shower and Nora was in her bouncy seat in the bathroom with me while Brinley played in her room. Nora started to cry and I was obviously soaking wet. Before I knew it, Brinley was in the bathroom offering Nora her binky and turning the music on from her bouncy seat. She also brought Nora her Jesse Bear. It was too cute!

Brinley is growing up so fast! I can’t believe how big she has gotten. Its even more evident when looking at her compared to Nora. I just went back to look at some pictures of Brinley when she was Nora’s age. It nearly brought a tear to my eye to see how small she once was and how big she now is. Time sure does fly. I’m trying hard not to think about what life will be like when Nora is Brinley’s age because I wish I could freeze them both at the ages they are now. Though I know life will continue to bring new surprises as they grow, its sad that they can’t stay small forever.

Brinley and Nora at almost the same age.

Bringing back the blog

Its been about 8 months since I’ve written a blog post. A lot has happened in our lives since then, namely the new addition to our family. Let me give you the current rundown…

Brinley is two years, nine and a half months old. She is completely potty trained, sleeps in a big girl bed, doesn’t use binkies anymore and is a self declared “Big Girl”. She loves music of all kinds and will tell you that her favorite song is “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga. (Time for mommy to start listening to more kid friendly music in the car.) Her favorite thing to do lately has been to color. She’s really good at it too. She can hold a crayon perfectly and colors in the lines with ease. She still loves books and hearing stories. We visit the library often to keep the books fresh. You all know that she’s smart as a whip, but next time you see her ask her to count for you in Spanish or ask her the colors in Spanish. As much as I can’t stand Dora the Explorer, I do have to give her some credit for teaching Brinley more Spanish than I know! She still amazes us daily with all that she can do. Her next venture – Preschool this fall!

Nora Jade joined our family on May 1st this year. She is a very welcomed addition. We couldn’t be happier with her. She is a wonderful baby and has fit into the mix seamlessly! Nora is 10 weeks old today. She weighs 11 lbs 1.5 oz and is 23 inches long. She eats and sleeps very well. She slept in her crib for the first time last night. She’s cute as a button and we hear that she looks like both Scott and I, though most say more like me. We’ve yet to really determine the color of her hair. It really depends on the lighting. Its red, blonde and brown all at the same time – definitely not as red as Brinley’s was though.

Brinley has stepped into her role as Big Sister very well. She isn’t very jealous at all. She is always telling us how much she loves her sister and is great at sharing her favorite stuffed animal, Jesse Bear, with her. I am loving watching them interact and look forward to watching the sisters grow together.

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