Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Circus

We went to the circus on Tuesday and had a pretty good time. Caitlyn is still kind of young to sit still that long. She did pretty good though.

After the circus we had a baby shower to go to... Virgie, who takes care of the girls in the nursery at church, took care of her for me.
I bought Caitlyn and Calyssa a Dora and a Boots. Caitlyn LOVES them!!

Well, that's about all I know. I mainly wanted to get these pictures posted. Enjoy!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Another great weekend.

Caitlyn "Freezing"

We had a pretty good weekend. Doug worked outside for most of it and got quite a bit done. The girls were good. Saturday evening I took them for a walk in the wagon.

Sunday after church we went to eat pizza with Granny, Aunt Annie and Uncle Jeremie. We had a great time.

Daddy and Calyssa

Caitlyn, Granny, and Aunt Annie

We are back into another week. Tomorrow Granny, Aunt Annie and I are going to take the girls to the Shriner's circus. I'll post pictures from it when I get a chance.
That's all for now.

P.S. Here's a picture of me and the girls. It was taken a few months ago, but I realized that I don't have a picture of me with my babies on here.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Our week...

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I've been trying not to be on the computer too much. We had a pretty good week. Today we ended up going down to my friend Sarah Silk's bed and breakfast to see her. We had a great time! It's a little over an hour south of us. If you ever need to get away, they have a great place to go!
Hannah and Isaac (Sarah's sister and brother) took Caitlyn outside to play and she had a GREAT time.

Mow, Caitlyn, Hannah, Isaac, Sarah, and Calyssa

Caitlyn and Hannah... and Mow of course

Caitlyn finished her antibiotic and ended up with a HORRIBLE diaper rash/yeast infection. It has NOT been fun changing her diaper the last few days. It was starting to look better tonight. I'm so relieved. It was terrible having to hold her down to change her diaper. She is so cute. She loves watching Dora and is getting to where she "participates" in it by answering questions, singing along, and repeating what they say. It's so funny!

Calyssa is continuing to impress me with her ability to get around. She can pull up on anything now and she doesn't even seem to be thinking about doing it. She would much rather be standing up than sitting down or crawling. Today she pulled up at the coffee table and pulled a bowl of Caitlyn's cereal (no milk in it!) onto the floor. As fast as I would get her moved out of the way to pick it up, she would be back in it. She moves FAST... and can get stuff into her mouth just as quick! She's got 3 teeth that are "in," 1 that is almost "in," and I'm thinking that a couple more will be coming soon. It seems like she is getting them all in at once!

Doug is glad it's the weekend. I think he's looking forward to working outside. He has lots that needs to be done, although I don't like it when he's outside all day. But I know it has to be done. He doesn't get to get outside near as much as he would like to. He is just such a great dad and husband, helping me out around the house all the time!

I will probably just spend the weekend working on getting the house into order and taking care of the girls. Now, how is that different from Monday through Friday?? Oh well, that just comes with the job of being a mom to 2 such wonderful little girls and a great husband! Okay, so that I don't get too mushy, I'll be done. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Our First Vacation - coming soon -

Well, we are finally better. Calyssa is working on getting tooth number 4 in, but other than that she has recovered. Caitlyn seems to be doing pretty good. She's been kind of cranky/moody the last couple of days. I don't know if she still feels bad or if she's just testing me to see what she can get away with. And boy is she testing me!! Ah, the joys of motherhood. :)
We are planning our first family vacation (Las Vegas doesn't count since Calyssa wasn't actually there and it was a "work" trip). We are going to Branson on October 4th - 7th. We FINALLY decided to stay at Westgate Emerald Pointe ( It's about a 20 minute drive from it to "the strip" but it actually has a bedroom so that we can keep Caitlyn in a different room. She won't sleep as good if she knows we are right there. And if Caitlyn doesn't sleep it could make for some long, hard days. They have us in a "lakeside" room, whatever that means. It does sound nice though. We are still hoping Doug's parent's will end up getting to go, but they probably won't know until closer to the trip. I am also REALLY excited because we are going to drive up north of Springfield on Sunday, before we head home (opposite direction, I know) and I get to meet a girl that I have "known" online since I was pregnant with Caitlyn. They just built a new house and I am looking forward to getting some ideas, for when we get to build a house (still a couple years away, but closer). She has a little boy, Caitlyn's age, that I am excited for Caitlyn to get to meet. Although I think he is all boy, so I'm going to have to let Caitlyn wear her play clothes so they can play in the dirt ;)
Well, I need to run for now. I am getting ready to head to Poteau to meet with Juleah (the lady I am starting the mom's group with) and we are going to get some flyers put around to different places.
(I haven't taken any pictures in the last couple of days... so stay-tuned for more)
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Saturday, September 15, 2007

From "Cat-tails" to pig-tails

I just had to post these pictures of Caitlyn!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Recovering and Growing up

Calyssa seems so much better today. Her nose is still running some and she's a tad crankier than normal, but I do think she is just about healed!! Caitlyn's nose is still running up a storm and she has still been running a fever off and on, but I think she too is acting like she is feeling a little better.

Okay, so I put Caitlyn's hair in a "cat-tail" (aka ponytail) the other night and she thought it was neat, but wouldn't leave it in. It sure made her look like a grown up little thing.

Today we got Caitlyn's halloween costume in... she's going to be Dora. I had her try it on and she looks SO cute in it. She loved the wig!!! Here's a sneak peek.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pulling Up!!!!

Calyssa is officially pulling up!! I would say when you can stand up at the back door, where there isn't much to grab, that you can stand up anywhere! She's been trying for days to get good at it, but I think she just about has it mastered!! She just has to follow big sister! I love it!! As far as colds go, Calyssa had a rough night trying to breath, Caitlyn did pretty good, but has a fever. Doug is about the same as yesterday and I'm just hanging in here, fighting this cold. I have a HORRIBLE headache and I can feel it coming, but I'm trying to fight it off.
Well, that's all I have for now. Brenda is coming over soon to play with the girls (Praise the Lord for a little help wiping noses!!!), and I might try to catch some zzzz's since my nights have been VERY short here lately! Keep us in your prayers!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

5 days of dealing with colds and some of us have just begun

Calyssa slept so much better last night. She was in bed with me for only a short part, but I did have to let her fuss in her crib a few times. I think that her nose sounded clearer and she was in a little bit better mood yesterday, so I am hoping that she will be even better today.
Caitlyn on the other hand is still in the early stages of her cold and has develop pink-eye to top it all off. I think we have some medicine from a while back, but more than likely it won't do any good, because I figure it is just viral and will have to run its course. Poor thing, she sounds so congested.
My congestion has slowly started increasing. I am praying that it is just allergies> but what are the chances?? Especially since I just talked to Doug and he is experiencing the same symptoms. Well, I'm just glad that we've gotten Calyssa over the worst of her cold before the rest of us have gotten sick. Please be praying for us.

(p.s. no pictures, unless you want to see snotty noses and a yucky eye ;) )

Monday, September 10, 2007

Colds and Owies

I've had a rough couple of nights with Calyssa, poor thing. She can't breathe when she lies down or when she tries to eat. I feel so sorry for her, but I guess it's just going to have to run it's course. Her nose is SO red and raw looking. She hasn't slept good the last couple of days/nights. She is actually playing pretty good right now, so maybe she actually feels better, even though she doesn't look or sound better.

Last night at church Caitlyn tripped and busted her lip. It doesn't look too back, but it definatly bled. Then she woke up this morning (after not sleeping too good last night) on the wrong side of the bed, with wet pjs and a wet bed and her nose is starting to run. So I guess she is coming down with Cally's cold. But really, I expected it. Cally crawls around the living room, putting every toy in sight, into her mouth and then Caitlyn follows behind her and plays with them. I guess in a few days I'm going to have to get out my chlorox spray and clean all the toys.

Well, I need to get back to doing laundry, so Caitlyn will have a sheet on her bed at nap time.

I'm just praying that I get the girls better and on the road to recovery, before I end up sick ('cause I know it's coming).