Friday, April 30, 2010

One year ago today

Today is Brizzy's first birthday. Yesterday, I went on two runs, probably from having a little bit of anxiety about it. But as I was running, I was thinking about my life exactly a year ago. It was such an exciting time, having my baby girl enter this world. And everyone has told me the last year how fast it goes. It's hard to believe because it's so cliche, but it really does.
I've never had a lot of sadness about Briz growing up. I think most of this is because she has always seemed to want to be a big girl, and the older she gets, the happier she gets, which makes my life happier. Each new stage is so much fun for me to watch and be a part of. But this last week, for whatever reason, it just hit me. And as I was packing away some of her littler clothes that no longer fit her and taking out some of the bigger clothes that I had stored, I had to fight the tears back. My little baby is becoming a little toddler. I can't even really explain why this makes me sad, because I love her age and I have so much fun with her, and I know I will continue to have so much fun. Maybe some of you more experienced mothers have an explanation.
Either way, this last year has been the best year of my life. I'm so grateful beyond words that I was blessed with my little girl. It's been wonderful reflecting on how my life has changed since a year ago today (when she nearly killed me coming out)!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hangin' with the Grams

Brizzy loves her grandma. One thing that Briz is never lacking when she's around her grandma is attention! She's coming to visit in May for Nick's graduation, and Briz can't wait!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I put this on my facebook page as well, but just in case you haven't seen it, I apologize for sending you an e-mail about Canadian perscriptions and viagra. For some reason, my e-mail sent one out to pretty much every person I have ever known.

Should I report this or do something about it? It definitely makes me feel like my identity is vulnerable.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Dresses

Here are the Easter dresses as promised in my last post. Grandma was very nice to buy cute little dresses for all of the girls. Poor things, we always make them endure photo shoots, and it generally ends up in a lot of crying. But they'll thank us when they're older!

On her knees. She thought this was fun to do a few weeks ago. Now she's on to standing.

Libby, Kloey, and Briz. She's a little milk drunk. She has a drinking problem

Easter Baskets

When we were staying at Mike and Julie's, Julie gave the three grand daughters their first little Easter Baskets. They were so cute. She even got them cute little Easter dresses (see upcoming post).

Libby was very excited about her basket and new dress.

We decided to use Kloey's new floaty to try to help her sit up for longer. She was very confused, which then turned into frustration. How do I get out of this thing??!!

After peeing through her clothes, Mom's giving her kisses on her back to tickle her. I love seeing the front part of her when this happens :)

Reading her new book that came in her basket. We can never get enough books!!!

Love this look she's giving me. Mom, what are you doing? Don't you even think about stealing my new toys.

Brizzy loved seeing all of the new things to play with, chew on, throw, etc. in her basket. It's such a fun age, because she gets really excited about things now. She's such a spoiled little girl!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Reading/Wrestle Mania

Looking a little skeptical about this book. What the heck is up with these pictures?
And I have to add, what the heck is up with Briz' hair. It's very tall here.

A little wrestling/ hair pulling.

What I love about Sadie is she fights back. Briz needs a good beating every now and again. Sadie, you're going to be our go-to-girl for that.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Two in the Bath

Sick of pictures of Sadie and Briz yet? Then please skip over this post.

Here they are enjoying forced bath time together.

Sadie, don't take Briz trying to climb out of the bath personally. She does it pretty much every time she's in there now. She has recently discovered (the hard way) that its not very easy to stand up in the bath tub. It's slippery!

Sadie and her foot fetish. Just givin' Briz a little massage in the tub.

Not sure what Carly is doing to get their attention, but it must be very interesting!

Naked Photo Shoot

Here are some pictures of Briz and Sadie hanging out in their diapers, like cool girls do.
And I narrated what I imagined they're saying to each other in each picture,
"Sadie, you need to move your hand here."

"Thanks for the tip Briz."

" Hmmm, where'd you get your diapers? I like them."

"No Sadie! If you don't knock it off, I swear . . . "
"Don't tell me what to do Brizzy . . . you get back over here."

"Okay, Sadie, just calm down."

"No, I don't want to!"

"It will be alright Sadie"
"Don't touch me."

"Let's hold hands and make up."
"Uh, I don't know if I'm ready to forgive you yet."

"That's some nice hair."

"Where do you get it done?"

"Sadie, shh, be quiet for a second."

They're both singing.

After all of the conversing, they're lying on the floor, and Sadie decides to share her pacifier with Brizzy.

The ladies just chillin' with their pacifiers.

Briz wanted Sadie's all weekend, because well, let's face it, hers was bright pink and much cooler.

"Uh, mom, where's my pacifier?"
"Mmmm, this pacifiers tastes excellent."