Monday, February 28, 2011

11 months old!

Dear Alice,
our sweet eleven month old,

Here's what you've been up to this past month:

You are generally a very happy girl.
You take 2 good naps a day.
Nighttime sleep was getting better, but last night was pretty rocky.
Maybe those teeth are finally coming in??

You're still a little peanut. 
Random strangers love to comment on how small you are.

However, we've been working on the "Alice, how big are you?" trick...

"SO big!"

What's pretty amazing is the amount of food you can put away in that little body.
You are such a good eater!
Though you're still nursing, you're also eating anything and everything we eat...except sweets. :)
Costco is one of your favorite places because of the snacks they have all over the place.

We're starting to see some feistiness coming out. 
You can go from happy and laughing, to angry and screaming in about .002 seconds.

Your favorite thing to do is walk.
You love holding our fingers as we walk around the house. 
You're learning to push your cool little stroller around.
It's really cute to see.

You are precious, Alice Claire.
I'm looking forward to celebrating the day you were born!


PS- Today you taught me that trying to take pictures of you before nap time is a very bad idea.
Lesson learned. :)

Black Hawk

I went on an overnight trip with some friends.
The 4 of us went on two Spring Break cruises together. 
It was fun having a little reunion of sorts.

Marcia and Stefanie:

 Ashlyn and me:

We went to Black Hawk, CO.
Stayed in the fancy AmeriStar casino. 
Played slot machines.
Caught up with each other.
Drank sangria.
Sat in the hot tub.
Played cards.

I did this:

Stefanie did this:

Ash did this:

And Marcia did this:

We're grown-ups.
I promise.

Alice had some fun Daddy time. 
Ben is awesome.

The end. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pot.ty. Mouth.

The first time I heard her say it, I responded, 
"Alice Claire! 
We do not say that word in this house!"
Ben heard it, too. 
He laughed. 


Thursday, February 17, 2011


I could be imagining this, but I think Alice signed "fish" today.
She did it the first time when we were checking out Sean, our betta.
(He's actually our 3rd betta named Sean.)
Then, she did it again when I got the camera out.


(If that video doesn't work, you can see it on this YouTube link, too.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For my Granny

Dear Granny, 
You've mentioned you'd like to see me in a picture with Alice. 
I tried. 
Love, Melissa

It's true.

I saw this several places today. 
First, here
Then, here

I love it. 
I love my husband. 
The end.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our "Small" Group

I love these people. 

February's Ten on Ten



(She's really into eyes. I need goggles.)







(This is a Wahmies wet bag I get to give away! Stay tuned if you want it.)

You can see more Ten on Ten projects here

Monday, February 7, 2011

Abby's Birth Day!

This is what I saw last Wednesday morning:

Carey and Abby meeting each other for the first time.

Congratulations, Carey and Steve!