Where the air is sweet

Where the air is sweet

Monday, October 24, 2011

An outfit

This is my sweet Adelaide in an outfit my best friend got for Elizabeth. I don't think Elizabeth ever got to wear it because she outgrew it before the first chilly day. I was so excited for the cooler weather and this is one of the first warmer outfits I put Adelaide in. Although, if you look closely (actually, you don't have to look that closely), you will notice that the pants are bursting at the seams, but by golly, she got to wear them once!

The Pumpkin Patch

This (above) is one of my favorite pictures of Adelaide.

E wanted to hold the scarecrow's hand. It was sweet. 

Elizabeth, Adelaide, and I went to the pumpkin patch with my Mom on Saturday. We live in Florida so by pumpkin patch, I mean a local church where they bring a bunch of pumpkins. We did this last year and took some cute pictures. Look at Elizabeth this time last year! So cute... her hair has come a long way since then. These were taken the day after we found out we were expecting Adelaide.

Not play-doh

Elizabeth has not been taking too kindly to her naps lately. She keeps getting up or, sometimes, she just moves and sings so she doesn't fall asleep. Most of the days last week didn't include naps, which means they included plenty of afternoon meltdowns.

(This picture is from Friday when she wouldn't take a nap but ended up falling asleep too late in the day on the 7 minute or so trip home from Walmart. So I put her in bed, and she didn't wake up until around 5:30 which made bedtime fun.)

 Today, she was relatively quiet and she was staying in her bed. This could be good news or bad news. Occasionally when she does this, she is taking off her clothes or diaper. Today, she walks out of her room in only her shirt and says, "Me poopied on my bed." Oh great... this is not the first time it has happened. Once, a few months ago, she pooped a tiny poop on her bed, but today, I noticed her hands. They were brown.

 I breathe. Stay calm, Theresa. I take her to the bathroom and wash her hands. I go get her a new diaper and see her quilt... poop smears. I bring the diaper back to the bathroom and notice poop on her feet... yup- her feet. This is getting awesome. I manage to clean her up, take her quilt off of her bed and put her back. She gets up once, but now is asleep (YES!). I really want her to take naps. If she doesn't, the whole time after when her nap is supposed to be is harder. She really still needs them... but I just don't know if it's worth it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sorry no pictures... too much fun with my girls

On Sunday, my husband had to do some school work (Statistics is over this week!) so I was busy trying to keep the girls out of his hair. Elizabeth fell asleep on the way home and then napped for over an hour after Patrick put her in her bed. I had all this time to focus on Adelaide (because she didn't want to nap at that time.) It was nice to just lay on the floor with her and look at her. She is so smiley... it is incredible. I think that right after Adelaide finally fell asleep, Elizabeth woke up. I decided to take her to the playground in our neighborhood. I was just going to bring them both, but since we weren't going that far, I asked Patrick if I could leave Adelaide asleep at home. He was surprisingly okay with it... because we would be close and I had my phone on me (normally, I am not allowed to leave Adelaide at any time because she will inevitably be hungry and Patrick can not nurse her... don't bring up the Walmart trip with him.)

It was such a perfect time with Elizabeth. We walked the path to the playground... or rather, I walked with Elizabeth on my back. When we got there, I was able to really play with her. Normally, I carry Adelaide in the Ergo, which is awesome because I have my hands free, but it is still difficult to slide down slides and climb rock climbing walls. E and I had so much fun together. It was so great to play with her completely uninterrupted and we were both a little sad to come home. 

At home, I have so many responsibilities. I always feel like I need to be doing something. I try to remind myself that things can wait and my babies will only be little so long, but I think I have OCD tendencies and I can't often make my mind push the things I should be doing to the back in order to have fun. It was a nice escape for Elizabeth and me and I am planning more in the future. 

Sunday was such a nice day for me to enjoy my girls both together and individually. They are growing so quickly and I want to drink it all in.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Little Ma'am

Elizabeth, if you think that you can...
 get up approximately 43 times after I put you to bed
 come out of your room sans diaper
 refuse to cooperate even after I take away your water 
 still be up over an hour after I put you to bed
 and make me forget my annoyance by coming out, standing   over me, (sitting on the floor with A) and kissing me on the forehead, wrapping your arms around my neck and kissing my face on the way back to your room... then you are absolutely right. Oh- you're good, you are.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The magical fruit

Elizabeth loves to play with beans. I got the idea from my friend, Katie. Elizabeth loves to dump them out and put them back. I had to take them away, however, because she put them in her mouth and tried to eat them.

 Adelaide is as cute as ever. She is the sweetest thing and has the best smile. She just lights up my heart!

What a helper

I was borrowing my mom's vacuum because it means business, whereas mine...not so much. I was moving furniture around and vacuuming and having a grand old time. Later, I see Elizabeth violently shove a chair. She looks at me completely calm and says, "Me vacuum." When she was done, she put it away in the best spot.

The move

So I have been MIA for a couple of weeks due to our move. We didn't expect to move so suddenly but our old apartment kept flooding and the management wasn't handling it well. This is a picture from the third big flood. The carpet was wet about 4 or 5 feet into our apartment. We flooded in a similar way in April and then, in June, the entire first floor flooded.
 Elizabeth was excited to move... she handled it really well and she has a lot more space to play at our new place. It is also all one floor which is awesome!!!
 This is a picture of water damage to one of our bookshelves.
 This is a picture of the bottom of one our bookshelves where we discovered a lot of gross mold. It was also all over the carpet where the bookshelf had been.
They finally just let us out of our lease and we were moved within the week. It has been a little stressful around here for the past few weeks so I haven't had much time for blogging. We are still waiting for a credit from our old apartments for the last week of September and for so much more... we will see how it goes. I really hope that lawyers don't need to get involved. As we were packing up the truck on Friday... the people finally came to put in the French drain.