Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I have lots more pictures from March, so I'll try to only choose a few to share.

Joe had a business trip so I spent the week of St. Patty's Day visiting my parents. We tried introducing Rosemary to the leprechaun, but she wouldn't go anywhere near him. We also took her to lunch. The tutu she's wearing is the one I made at the Moms Night In tutu party!

When we got back in town, the weather was so beautiful that we decided to spend a day at the beach with Rosemary's friend's Lukas and Noah.

The next day, my parents came into town so we could celebrate Easter a little early. The first thing we did was make an appointment for my mom and I to take Rosemary to get her 2-year pictures taken (at 27 months). She was so good that she got to ride the carousel!

The next day, my in-laws came to help us celebrate our early Easter and we dyed Easter eggs. It was Rosemary's first time and she LOVED it!

You're probably seeing a lot of this face. It's her "smile for the camera" face.

My mom made this adorable bunny cake!

On Saturday the weather was BEAUTIFUL so all the ladies (me, Rosemary, my mom, and my MIL) packed up the car and headed to the beach. We ended up at the causeway, but that's close enough! Rosemary knows that it's very important to apply lots of sunscreen.

We also tried to stay in the shade.

Here are both grandmas and Rosemary.

While we were enjoying the nice weather, the men were working hard. My parent's neighbor actually gave them their old wooden playset that their own daughter had outgrown! My dad single-handedly took apart almost every single board, brought it to their house, packed it in a U-Haul, hauled it the four hours to our house, and started putting it back together in our backyard. On Saturday he finally had some help from Joe and my father-in-law and together they were able to get the entire thing put together in no time.

When we came back from the beach, this is what we saw.

Here's the proud grandpa, and my hero of the month, pushing his little girl on the swing.

We ended up switching the bars with a bucket swing. It was a good decision. We've had the bucket swing for almost a year but never had the time to build a frame for it. I'd say this playset is a little more impressive than a simple frame for a swing! And Rosemary obviously loves it. It's almost impossible to get her off. And it has this effect, which I LOVE:

The day my parents left I threw a little "baby sprinkle" for a friend of mine who is having her second baby. Due to a last minute change of plans because of the chance of rain, I hosted it at my house. I've been looking for an opportunity to make a diaper cake so I decided to give it a shot and I was pretty happy with the way it came out!
I was nervous about having that many kids over at once, but thanks to the swingset it was a success!

That's about all I can remember for now. I've also been blogging for a couple hours so I think I need a break.

Time to Play Catch Up!

Wowzers! I can't believe it's almost April and I haven't updated this blog since January! I have a very good excuse. I've spent the past three months in a constant state of nausea, exhaustion, and much of it with my head in either the toilet or a plastic bag. Yup, Joe and I did it again! We're expecting baby #2 on October 1! I can't believe I haven't posted this yet as it's kind of only the second biggest deal ever in our lives! Anyway, I'm please to announce that I'm already starting to feel human again. I'm about 13 weeks along so this is very good news. With Rosemary I was sick until 20 weeks. The last time I threw up with her was actually the morning of my 20 week ultrasound when we found out that our little girl was going to be, well, a little girl! Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come. I am convinced this baby is going to be a super good sleeper and not experience a bit of colic. Hopefully the fact that I'm barely out of my first trimester and already able to brush my teeth without, well, you know, is just one sign that things are going to go easy this time!

So I'm going to try my best to catch up on the happenings of the past 2 months. I'll focus on February in this post.

Let's start with Valentine's Day. As a special treat, my playgroup made Valentine's for the residents of a local nursing home and then a few of us took our kids to deliver them in person. It was surprisingly an incredibly fun time for both the kids and the residents! I didn't get that many good pictures, but here's one that shows some of the excitement. I swear the lady sitting down had to be part of A League of Their Own. She was playing baseball with that pool noodle and even fencing with one of the little boys in our group! She was a trip!

Back home on Valentine's Day I was quite under the weather thanks to Baby #2 so we had a quiet day at home and then went to Five Guys for lunch. Here are a couple pictures of Rosemary and daddy in their hats.

I took Rosemary for her first trip to Chuck E. Cheese in February. It was way more fun than I was expecting! I didn't think she'd really enjoy it yet but she surprised me and had a great time! Here she is saying "Cheese!" with Chuck E. himself:

I also had the idea to do a make your own cape and tutu Moms Night In with the playgroup. Here's my first attempt at making a no-sew cape. Not too bad, but I wish I had gotten pictures of the capes the other moms made. WOW! They put my simple little red satin to shame! I think Rosemary is some sort of super heroine here. Armed with her paint roller.