Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Eric and Liz visit St. Louis!

Dressing up Margot

At the butterfly house- hot hot hot!


Nash enjoying the hospitality suite at Anheiser Busch world headquarters.


Enjoying a quiet moment


Uncle E and Aunt Lizzie

We had a super-fun weekend with Eric and Liz! We moved to St. Louis from Richmond in June of last year so Nash had only been walking a few months when we left. He's come a long way in that time. But being faithful followers of the blog, Eric and Liz pretty much knew what to expect from the little man. (They've also seen him run back and forth in his diaper, thanks to Skype.) But it was their first time to hold little Margot and hear giggles and coos. We headed one morning to the butterfly house, where Liz discovered how much Nash likes watching coins spin in circles before being donated to good causes, and the carousel. We also took the tour at the Budweiser brewery, nearly getting lost in the Mardi Gras madness, and ate some goooood barbeque at Pappy's. I've been sad since they've been gone, it was so nice to hang out with them and watch them play with the kids. See you soon, Eric and Liz!! Thanks for coming!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Margot's feet, a visit to the doctor & a lot of hullaballoo





Margot discovered her feet on her 4 month birthday and she's discovered a whole new world of fun times. I think I would play with my feet a lot more if they were cute like hers. Anyway, we went to the doctor yesterday and both kids are doing well. Nash looks skinny, but weighs in at 31 lbs, which is the 83rd percentile. He is only 26th percentile for height though, despite the huge growth spurt he's had in the last two months. Little Miss Margot is destined for the catwalk with length in the 85th percentile and weighing only 12 lbs. 3 ounces, the 19th percentile. The doctor said he wasn't concerned about her weight since her growth is good. One of Nash's favorite toys he received for his birthday was a doctor kit, so we brought it with us and he had fun examining me, himself, Margot, and the Dino toy.
Now we're just getting ready for our next guests tomorrow. I cleaned while the little ones napped today, and Nash is doing his best to show Uncle Eric and Aunt Lizzie what our house usually looks like!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nash's birthday week


Here's the birthday boy!!



MmmMMMMmmmMMMMmmm sprinkles are my favorite!!!



Me with the birthday boy


Playing with Wedgits. What a great gift- thanks Maya, Alex, James & Keira!


Weeee it's my big brother's birthday!



We've had so much fun with Nash during his second birthday week. Maeme and G have been here visiting, so there's been a lot of activity and shopping by everyone. We've also taken out his baby journal and spent some time reminiscing and filling in the blanks, laughing over "Nashisms" and amazed at how much he's grown and what a fantastic, loveable little guy he is. All of Nash's friends came over Thursday morning for a little cupcake decorating birthday party, which involved dinosaur shaped rice crispy treats and party hats, a lot of playing with new toys, and a lot of sprinkles! Some kids were too little for cupcakes, some gobbled them up in 30 seconds and some took a little longer. Nash's preference was to pour as many sprinkles on top as he could (for about 20 minutes) take 3 bites, and feed the rest to Mommy. In other news, Nash is a huge fan of Chipotle and I split a burrito with him yesterday. He loved holding it himself, and did a pretty good job on it.
Margot's also having the best week ever. She's got lots of people to make faces and smile at her, and that's pretty much all she needs to stay happy. She is so interactive and talks all the time. We are letting her practice sitting in the Bumbo seat to get her ready for rice cereal. She needs to build up to it a little bit, she's not quite ready for a feeding session. She's sleeping about an 8.5 hour stretch at night, then going back to sleep again for another few hours. In taking out the baby journals this week, I realize I have a little work to do on hers. Blogs are so great for going back and remembering accomplishments and feelings and makes me so glad we have been keeping this record. So in comparing the blogs, for anyone who might be wondering, Margot's hair looks exactly like Nash's when he was her age. The color might be slightly different, but the length is exact. So we might have another baby with a full head of hair.
So next weekend Uncle Eric and Aunt Lizzie are visiting- first trip to St. Louis and first time to see the little lady. We can't wait to have them here!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Playing nice together

Look how sweet my kids were this morning!



Oh and this afternoon too :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Look what Margot can do!!


Go go Emme, go go!

And some other cute pictures of her too.

This is my last night, practicing being strong and holding my head up high.
Here I am this morning before nap time, looking cute on my tummy.

HI! I used to be on my tummy and when Mommy came back I was just like this... on my back!

Margot lacing beads

Baby Power

Baby Power
Representin all the babies in the struggle

I'm a super cool little baby.

Bundled Up

Bundled Up

First Crawfish Boil!

First Crawfish Boil!

My favorite picture

My favorite picture

One day old

One day old
Already a little man.

Looking for the waitress

Looking for the waitress

Check out my cords

Check out my cords

First smiles 4/11/07

First smiles 4/11/07

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

THIS WAY TO...

THIS WAY TO...

Mosaic of Nash"s first year

This way to the seafood buffett!

This way to the seafood buffett!

honey pie

honey pie