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Monday, February 16, 2015


We didn't do too much last week because we had a BAD stomach bug!  James Darren didn't go to school at all and Darren had to stay home one day to take care of the kids because I was so sick.  Here are few pictures I snapped during the week including one of the kids watching a movie together.  We watched a lot of movies and drank a lot of Power-aid!  

We did get out enough to get some popcorn at Target!

Riding with Pappy but his heart belongs to Mommy!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lila Marie is 14 Months Old

I can't believe that our Princess is 14 months old.  She is growing and changing everyday.  Here are a few things I want to remember about Lila at this age.

- She isn't walking yet.  She will cruise on anything but plops down as soon as she lets go.
- She usually only takes 1 nap a day at the same time as James Darren.
- She is a very picky eater.  She will eat all fruit, green beans and most breads or noodles. That's really about it.
- We are adding in some dairy but she is still drinking soy milk.
- Lila loves to be held! If I am in her view she wants me to hold her.
- Lila loves to sing and dance.
- She is very energetic and playful yet very sweet and cuddly.
- She loves her Daddy and her brother.  However, she and James Darren already fight over toys and space.
She truly is our little princess.  We love her so much.

Here are some of Lila's faces at 14 months

Monday, January 19, 2015


This week James Darren...
- bought Chick Hicks with money he saved in his piggy bank
- ate dinner with Grammy&Poppy
- played cars
- got to eat at Pizza Schmiza, Burger King, and Cicis!
- Some friends Maggie & Emily came over to ride Jazz

So excited about buying his car!

This week Lila...
- enjoyed playing with some of James Darren's toys while he was asleep
- Helped Mommy do some cleaning
- went to visit Daddy on campus
- played with my friends

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Weekly Update - a day late

James Darren what did you do this week?
- played "fire sticks" with Cole
- ate chips and cheese (went to our favorite Mexican restaurant, twice)
- got new books about being nice
- played with choochoos at school
- had a special snack at school on Mickey Mouse plates and donuts

Eating Ninja Turtle muffins (aka spinach muffins)

- played with Brother
- loves playing with her kitchen
- likes to do the motions and dance to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- Started drinking from new sippy cups! Yay! (we can now use more than 1 cup)

All about Daddy!!

We also celebrated Darren's 30th birthday!  We went to Jim Bob's Chicken fingers and had cupcakes.  I also surprised him with lunch and cupcakes at his office on his birthday.  I'm sure I was a site caring the cupcake tray, a big bag of food, Lila on my back, and trying to heard James Darren.
I hope Darren's next 30 years are as wonderful as the first 30!  Love that man!!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

The May Weekly News

May News

From James Darren:
Took a nap
Played with Jake toys
Went to Sunday Class
Raced Lightning McQueen, Franchesco Bernoli, and Max Schnell.  Played planes with Daddy and Lila. 
Rode his bike all the way around the pond. 
I asked James Darren to color a picture for our letter - this is what I got.  

 Lila is pulling up on everything and trying to start walking.

Loves making noises. 
Loves to play peek-a-boo
Still a picky eater. 

Over the Christmas Holiday we went hiking, rode Jazz, and visited the nursing home.  We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lila Marie is ONE!!

How did that happen!!! She was just a little tiny baby yesterday.  And she is not tiny now!  We love her to pieces each and every roll!  She is a sweet girl who loves to play with her brother and daddy.  If Lila wakes up from nap before James Darren, which happens most days, she will often crawl to his room and start hitting on the door.  Lila is our little princess, she knows what she wants, how she wants it, and when she wants it.  Lila likes to sleep late (well, around here we consider anything after 7 late).  She has pretty much stopped taking bottles and done fairly well with the transition.  She still takes two naps a day although sometimes her morning nap is pretty short and often done in the car.  She loves to take a bath.  She looks like a little otter flipping around and splashing everywhere.  You cannot take your eyes off of her because she will just put her face in or try and stand up or grab on to the faucet.  She still uses a passi but I am trying to cut down on how much she has it.    I love to hear James Darren say "Hey Pwetty Gurlly"  that pretty much sums it up she is our "Pwetty Gurlly" who we love to pieces!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lets try this again...Ha

Lila is 11 months old!  Wow!  I cannot believe it! In someways it seems like just yesterday that she was born and in others it seems as if she has always been part of our family.  We love her sweet, smiling, sassy face so much!  She is happy and independent.  However, she loves being held.  When she gets excited she throws her head from side to side and laughs.  She loves James Darren, I'm not sure if the feeling is mutual.  She often says Ja Da, Ja Da (James Darren) repeatedly.  She is a daddy's girl and lunges for him when he comes home.  Lila has a very sensitive stomach and mostly eats BRAT food and soy milk.  I am hoping she will grow out of it.  She has ZERO interest in any toy. None.  her favorite activities are trying to take things from James Darren (she is usually pretty successful), playing chase, eating non-foods such as acorns, emptying entire shelves of their contents and finding harmful things to chew on or drink.  Needless to say she keeps us on our toes.  But we love our spunky little sister.  She is a great sleeper!  At night and for naps for which I am extremely grateful.  Here are a some pictures of our little family.

Napping with Daddy 


Helping me clean out my closet 

Syrup Soppin'

Sweet snuggles!  Look at those lips!

School Halloween Party

Trunk or Treat 

Star Preschooler