Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The month of December

And a bit of January as well.

So besides going to Mexico this last month, we have been living a normal - fairly boring life. Like yesterday for example, I was trying to hang a picture in my tv niche - to add some pizazz to the whole look. Anyway, after teetering on top of my kitchen bar stool for a few minutes, I decided to be a super hero and jump off the stool. Well, things didn't turn out as I'd expected -far from it in fact! So mid jump, the stool tipped, and then I freaked out and landed on my back...right on top of the stool. I'll just say this: I'd rather deliver another baby (med free) then feel that kind of pain again. I laid on floor unable/afraid to move and called to Hailey to bring me a phone...which she did. And I dialed Ben and asked him to come home. He agreed but also convinced me to call my friend Julie so she could take me into urgent care. SO I did. And I called my mom...for a second opinion. And then I called Lauren to come babysit. So I spent a few hours in urgent care - had a few X-rays and walked out with just a few bruised ribs, some sore kidneys and a stiff back. I hurt! But I'm so blessed that nothing was broken and it wasn't serious at all. I can hardly walk and standing, sitting and laying all hurt. But nothing major happened. So I'm blessed. Plus I learned a lesson - no hanging pictures on bar stools - and tell the full story to the triage nurse so the doctor doesn't think I fell while dancing on the bar stool - AT THE BAR. That was a fun one to re-explain. But I'm super grateful for all the help I had yesterday! Anyway, Hailey is watching Shrek, Paige is sleeping. So I'm sitting here blogging. I have two hours before I have to move again - so I might as well take advantage and update this tired old blog.

Anyway, boring old life.

So here's a picture update of this month:

So the month started with us putting up the tree and decorating for Christmas....and of course we had to clean before we got started. My full diapered, pantsless 2 year old decided to help - and you may be wondering why I was cleaning my house when my child looks this neglected herself. Well all I'll say is - she is 2 1/2, she does her own things these days.

The next day (still in pj's) Hailey had to put a 'cape' on Paige and turn her into "Super Paige". Paige loved this - any attention is good!

I made this cute little craft at My sisters Super Saturday - I know you want it!

We've started wearing our warm weather clothes and I just could not resist taking a picture of this happy chubby little face!
Hailey helped redecorate the tree - she might have Capri's on in the middle of winter - but at least she has clothes on! Aaaaaand, her hair is done!

Hailey and Paige just adore each other - Hailey loves hugging and kissing Paige

Paige loves kissing Hailey - aka slobbering and sucking on her cheek
We decided to start Paige on solids - is she 6 months old already?? Yep - time sure flies!
This was her reaction...not such a fan
The girls got some cute new Christmas dresses - Paige obviously loved hers!

Hailey didn't want to participate in the picture

I at least got a half smile out of her (oh and the reason I have no pics of them together is because by the time Hailey got dressed Paige was already napping...I'll have to plan ahead more next year)
I babysit this little Girl Kyla once a week. You might think that Paige is just a cute baby in the picture, but she serves a purpose - she keeps Hailey and Kyla from fighting. Kyla is 10 months younger than Hailey and they can be the best of friends or the worst of enemies. Oh girls.
Hailey reading them books.
Hailey and Paige on Christmas eve in their new pj's....oh so cute!
Hailey's reaction when she saw all her presents on Christmas day! The picture is blurry but that face is priceless!

This pic is blurry too, but I love it because she is soooo happy to be opening her giant stuffed Nemo from her granpa and gramma McCance (or granpa granpa as Hailey says - which really is not an insult, she just hasn't figured the difference between the words out yet)

Down in Claresholm with the cousins getting ready for the sled ride behind the quad

And they're off....it's beautiful out there hey?

While the older kids were out having fun in the snow, Paige was mauling her cousin Jaxson. He surprisingly was ok with the whole thing

And then she was all surprised when we told her to stop. She's all "what? what did I do??"
We tried a new approach to solids last week - Hailey helping

And same response

So finally we tried something new today - a baby mum mum. Paige feeding herself was a hit!! Yay!!
And that's it for now!


The Harker Family said...

You poor, poor thing! I hope you are feeling better. I absolutely loved the story at Urgent Care about the doc thinking you were in a bar dancing on a bar stool! So hilarious! I died laughing! Well it could be worse, the doc could have thought that you were in a bar dancing on a pole! Ha, ha, ha! What beautiful pics! I can't believe how long Hailey's hair is! Wow! YOur girls are beautiful!

Jeni said...

I love the stripey jammies!
and really I have no idea who put that on my blog. I HATE annonymous bloggers. just tell me who you are. and think my blog has gone down hill and used to be awesome. thanks annonymous. I hate that.

The Taylors said...

Oh you poor thing, I hope your back is better soon! you know that would not have happened in Mexico! I love all the pictures of your girls, so so cute!!!

Kristin.Fredriksen said...

I hope you are feeling better, if you ever need to drop the kids off, and take a break, give me a call. I totally want to know how to make the potato head boxes, they are so cute!