Tuesday, January 29, 2013
First of all, nap time is a necessity. Hollin's nap keeps me half-way sane. Hollin is terrible at "transferring". If she falls asleep in the car it is close to impossible to get her into her bed and keep her asleep. Close to impossible, but still possible.
We have pep talks on the way home. About how we're gonna be quiet. About how he isn't going to say a SINGLE word when I bring her in. I take him in first and put him in his "cubby hole" for "rest time" (which may or may not result in a nap these days). "Shhh, Zane. Be sooo quiet, ok?"
I successfully get her out of the carseat and into the house. The hardest part, right? And that's when it happens. He whispers from the living room. "Hiiiii, Mommy. I love you, mommy."
And that's all it takes. The sound of his voice, and those eyes come open. She's awake.
AS IF saying something sweet will keep him out of trouble.
So then I leave her in her crib screaming. She NEVER goes back to sleep. And my blood boils. Like, I'm so mad that I can't discipline him because I don't trust myself. I can't talk because I know I'll scream. I can't spank him because he'd probably get a good ole "pick your own switch" kind of beatin'.
So that's it. I'm never leaving the house close to nap time ever again. If you're wondering why I got fat, it's because I can't go to the gym. No more lunch dates. No morning errands. It's either that or I join the Wine of the Day Club. They have those, right?
Friday, January 18, 2013
She's got the sweetest voice. Every time someone walks in the room, she says, "Hi!" with a big smile on her face. She says "bye" and waves. Blows kisses. Gives kisses. Dances. Her signature dance move is the one hand wave. Loves to shake her head 'no' at me. Started calling her daddy "Matt" and me "Ma". Pets and hugs the "pups" and tells them, "back!" She called Lindsey "Sissy" twice at Zane's birthday party. Says "book" 1000 times a day. She'll bring me a book and then back her little booty down into my lap so that I can read to her. Still eats ev.er.y.thing. And girl is NOT afraid to raid a candy stash. Sleeps 10 or 11 hours at night. Takes one nap a day. Usually about 1.5 hours. It seems like they're so short because I'm used to Zane's two or three hour naps. But she wakes up happy, so I'll take it.
She loves her brother more than anything. I love this picture because I know she's looking up at him. Watching everything he does. Sweet, sweet girl.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sweet birthday boy. He was so excited!
Friday, January 11, 2013
I survived the Snowpocalypse, four Christmases, two birthday parties, one family reunion, a baby dedication, a 12 hour car trip with a migraine, a lost (and found) camera and now I'm back and ready to blog about it all! This may take several entries and more pictures than words.
Christmas. We are beyond blessed. Lots of family. Too much food. Too many presents. And snow! In Arkansas!
Hollin started walking...practically running, while we were in Arkansas.
Her hair grew...and so did her tummy! She also started singing all the time!
If there's a toy made that Zane didn't get for Christmas, rest assured he got it for his birthday.
Favorite Zane quotes: "Spider-Man boots are NOT boring! They are AWESOME!" and "I didn't know that old man (Papaw Martin) had a knife! That made me scared!"
Sweet, sleeping babies were worn out by the festivities.