March 26, 2010

My happy girl...





My sweet Kayleigh is such a happy baby. The other day we were having such a great time on the floor. She was just a talking and giggeling! It was so fun! She is blessing our home and our lives in so many ways!

The BUMBO

I have seen these BUMBO seats at various friends homes for their kids but never bought one for Lucas. Kayleigh has been trying to sit up if you set her in the corner of the couch or something and then ends up face planting into the cushion. I decided to try and find a used one because they are kind of expensive brand new. Luckily my neighbor had one that she sold me cheap! (Thanks again BreighAn). Kayleigh LOVES it! She'll sit in it happy as a clam watching what everyone is doing! I am so glad that I got it. It has made my life much easier.

It's even purple and she looks so cute when she sits in it!

March 22, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations

We (the Turner girls) are throwing Melissa a baby shower next week when we are all home. I volunteered to make the invites. They turned out soooo cute! My good friend Rebecca has a Cricket machine that cut out these cute little baby outfits. We had so much fun making them. Our kids played together and we crafted. It was a good day.
Here is a small variety of some of the cards. We made some pink with purple ruffles and some purple with pink ruffles.
Here is one of them closer up....it has a cute little pink rhinestone in the center of the flower!

The inside was really simple...pink or purple paper with the information.
I can't wait until the baby shower. It will be so much fun. I can't wait to get that little baby here and meet her. Melissa is going to be such a cute mama!

Look what I can do now!

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Saturday night after Lucas was in bed and John was at softball I layed Kayleigh on the floor by me to get some tummy time and this is what she did.....Like 4 times in a row! She's getting too big it makes me sad!

March 18, 2010

Proof!

For all you non-believers of just how crazy my 2 year old is....here are just a few photos with examples of things he has done in the last month alone....

EXAMPLE 1.
This is Lucas in the garage sitting in the bin that has dog food in it....the blue thing that it is sitting on is a 50 gal drum of water...How did he manage that...no idea but we had dog food everywhere in the garage...thank goodness for the shop vac Mom and Dad got us for Christmas!

EXAMPLE 2.
This is Lucas in the bath tub fully clothed. He asked if he could get in the tub...I said No. So Lucas decided to do it himself. You can't really tell from this picture but he is completely soaked. He only had water running for about 1 mintute before I heard it and already he was drenched.
EXAMPLE 3.
This isn't a very good picture because Lucas was running away...but that is INK! He found a pen and decided to draw all over his legs...Quietness=disaster at our house. This is one of those times that I thought he was being so good....NOPE!
EXAMPLE 4.
These are grocery bags...he emptied the entire cupboard of them all over the kitchen and then started throwing them in the air saying, "Hooray, Hooray, Hooray".
Example 5.
This is our closet...notice the shoes on the ground. Normally they are neatly on the shelves paired up. Notice Lucas at the top of the closet. This is what he does when I am in the shower! Fun stuff!

March 11, 2010

Terrible Two's

We have all heard a million times how the terrible two's are...but let me just tell you...If a mom can survive them without killing herself or her two year old....she must be a saint! I am totally struggeling right now with Lucas! He is fantastic some days and sometimes he is a hellion!

Let me just tell you a story:

It was Friday March 5th and John was in England again for the second time in a month for work. I was at home by myself with Lucas and Kayleigh. John had left on Wednesday and wasn't coming back until Sunday. Wednesday and Thursday were okay...we survived with very little drama....whoa....if I only I knew that it was the calm before the storm. Friday Lucas woke up extra early and came into my room. He climbed up and snuggled for a minute before I turned on some cartoons so I could get a little extra sleep. After we went downstairs to eat breakfast...that's when the drama started.

While Lucas was eating breakfast I started working on my lesson for YW on Sunday. I decided to make each girl a little handout to go along with the lesson. I went upstairs got the paper cutter and some ribben and started making the handouts....I had about 6 of them made when Lucas came over with his "Big Truck" and rammed it into my glass of water and spilled the full cup all over the compter desk, completely soaking everythign I had been working on for the previous hour.

Then as I was cleaning that up he played for a little while. I decided that it was time for a nap cause Mommy was TIRED!! Lucas on the other hand, not so much. I told him he had to play quitely in his room...that lasted a whole of about 20 minutes. So I put the child door lock thing on the inside of his door so that I could close my eyes for a minute without worrying about what he was into. About 20 minutes later I heard a very loud BANG BANG BANG....but I was coming out of a much needed nap and thought I might be hearing something. Oh no...it was Lucas using a plastic baseball bat to break off the door lock making a gigantic hole in the back of his door! And the best part is after he escaped he went downstairs and did the same thing to the 3 doors downstairs that he can't open because of child locks!

I obviously took the bat away and hid it...After lunch he went about the living room playing while I returned to work on my lesson. In the two minutes that I didn't pay attention to what he was doing he opened a gallon ziplock bag full of dog food all over the kitchen floor. So while I cleaned that up, he climbed on the counter and dumped a whole box of cereal on the counter! By this point I had just about had it anyway....John called about this time to say "goodnight"...I immediately started crying telling him how much I wished he was home...blah blah blah. He calmed me down and made me feel better.

Things were okay for a little bit and then.....he put my cell phone in my glass of water....yes! It shorted out the screen and so now I can't see if I have any missed calls or texts or anything. This was the LAST STRAW! I called my mom bawling my eyes out. While on the phone with her, Kayleigh started screaming..but it was sort of muffeled...so I went into see what was wrong and saw Lucas sitting on top of her in the swing! My baby was getting squished by her big brother!!

Luckily for me after no nap and a day of mischeif he went to bed early without a peep! It was his only saving grace....

If I survive this kid....it will be a miracle!

Kayleigh is 2 Months Old!!

Little Miss Kayleigh is two months old...plus a few weeks cause I'm late! I took these picture on February 28th when she was two months old exactly! She is getting so big...and she is such a happy baby with such a sweet personality.

She is finally starting to fit into her carseat....do you remember this? So tiny I had a hard time making sure she was strappped in correctly....
And now...she fits in great! She is not very long but she is growing.
At her two month appointment her stats were:
Height: 21inches
Weight: 10 lbs 2 ozs
Just to refresh your memory at birth she was:
Height: 18.5 inches
Weight: 6lbs 14 ozs.
So as you can see...she is gaining weight really well but she hasn't grown all that much...I think she is going to take after Grandma Turner....very short and tiny! :)