Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chinese New Year

We celebrated Chinese New Year with my dad's side of the family last Saturday. One of these girls is 100% Chinese and one is one quarter Chinese. Can you tell which one is which??

the winter blahs

It's winter in Michigan in case you haven't noticed. (I'm realizing winter was more fun before I had three little ones to drag through the slush every time I need a gallon of milk.) To keep busy, there has been a lot of fort building, Curious George watching, and Mom yelling, um I mean politely stating, "PLEASE. STOP. RUNNING. INSIDE."

I will say this winter is moving along better than last winter - two out of three kids being able to put on shoes and coats by themselves is wonderful. (Almost as good as the day the baby learns to go up and down the steps by herself and you can finally take the baby gate down. Such freedom.) I also am able to toss the two big ones out in the snow every day around 4pm when the neighbor kids get off the bus. It really is the simple things that get me through the day.

Here are a few pictures of the kids. Mady and Dylan enjoying a morning snuggle in our bed - it's starting to become a morning ritual to have kids coming and going through our room in the morning as we all try to get ready for the day. It's so cute how Mady lights up when she sees her big brother.
Crazy little Ella. She's becoming quite the diva. She found my sunglasses and jewelry the other day and she was ready to accessorize. It seems like we shake our heads in wonder at her many times through out the day. She is such a little wonder.
Sisters - I think they were watching figure skating with me (I DVR the Olympics and catch up during the day). Have I mentioned how much I love having little girls??
Fort building at its finest.
Precious little Mady, all clean after a bath following The Great Poop of 2010.
I hope you are all surviving winter too. Just remember, it's almost March, it's almost March, it's almost March. Only three more months of snow and five more months before the temperature hits 70!


I hope.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

3 months old!

People always talk about how the third child doesn't have as many pictures as the first two or doesn't have pictures of herself alone, but we seem to have the opposite problem here. In the last couple of months I've mostly been taking pictures of Mady but not the other two (we call them "the big ones" - I think I like that she is a non-moving, cooperative subject :)

Our baby girl turns 3 months tomorrow! Most of her 0-3 month clothes are already packed away (next friend to have a baby girl wins a Hand Me Down Jackpot!) and she has lost a lot of her newborn qualities. She is much more aware of what's going on around her, smiling a lot, and settling into a routine during the day (precious little girl started sleeping 8-9 hours stretches around 2 months, bless her little heart). She is our little peanut and the grand finale to our little family - we love our Mady Mae!

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