Sunday, November 28, 2010

Where have we been?

Sorry for the blog hiatus, folks. We have had a thoroughly busy (and thoroughly wonderful) Thanksgiving week. We started last Saturday night when my nephew Chet spent the evening with us. Kira absolutely loved having her older cousin here to play! They can play together in a way that they really couldn't when Kira was younger. Very cute.
Then on Monday Kira's friend Zeke (our friends' kid) spent the night while his parents had a night on the town. Both of them were a little confused to be together at bedtime, but they had a great time!
Then we cooked up a storm on Wednesday in preparation for our feasts (plural). Kira helped by licking the beater from the maple whipped cream. It was love at first taste. We headed to the Dickey Juniors' house with pumpkin pies and aforementioned whipped cream. We feasted with my immediate family...
... and all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins on my mom's side. It was an awesome evening, as usual with that crowd. Kira went to sleep before we actually ate, which helped her parents have more fun!
On Thursday, we headed to Gramma and Papa Al's in Augusta for a fabulous Thanksgiving meal with them, Grandpa, and Miss Gail. It was DELICIOUS and so much fun. Kira didn't eat as much as I expected, but she had quite the time in Gramma's toy cabinet while the grown-ups ate. Works for me!
Then we stayed with Grandpa. Kira loved getting so much time with him. They're watching Curious George below. We had another tasty Thanksgiving meal with Grandpa and Miss Gail on Friday. Kira finally joined in the feast... she especially loved Grandpa's stuffing! Kira loved all of the animals at Grandpa's house... dog, cats, and fish! She also loved his stuffed animals. She threw them all in her bed and asked to get in herself. Then she had quite a wild rumpus. Funny kid.

I hope that you also had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and food!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Oh Boy!

A particularly girly way to celebrate a baby boy... *This pedicure was made possible by Maury and Jen who supplied the gift certificate to the fabulous Nouvelle: A Westside Nail Salon and the Skeene family who watched Kira as part of a new babysitting swap. My toes thank you!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jay, Sr.

See my point? This is Jay with a 4-day-old Kira. I'm sure the look will make an appearance again soon.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jay, Jr.

Call it motherly intuition, call it a 50/50 shot, whatever you want to call it, I was right... IT'S A BOY! So Jay and I thought we would experiment with what our son might look like in a couple of years. We figured that if you take our daughter and add one of Jay's hats... maybe you would get our son? Seriously, doesn't that top picture with the scraggly brown hair hanging out of that silly hat look like Jay circa 1998 (and again in 2001... and 2003... you get the point)?

Friday, November 12, 2010

What do you think?

We get to find out on Tuesday whether Baby #2 is a boy or a girl. For some unknown reason, I am completely convinced it's a boy. I will obviously be excited either way, but it will take some mental adjustment on my part if we find out that "it" is a "she." So I thought I would ask you, dear readers, what you think it is. Leave a comment with your vote. Boy or girl?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

En Plein Air

Kira channeling Monet one day last week.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Help

Kira has entered that stage of childhood wherein she desperately wants to help me with whatever I'm doing. Of course, this slows me down considerably, but that's a part of parenthood, right? She loves loading and unloading the dishwasher, which so far has only resulted in one broken glass. She loves hanging up wet cloth diapers and folding dry ones. And, most recently, she enjoys standing on a chair to help me cook. We made a special Saturday breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes (not coincidentally, my favorite). Kira helped every step of the way; she especially liked the step of eating.
By the way, it is not quite so cold in our house that she needed her hat on. She just likes it. The bib was also her own addition. Go figure.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Fairy

We certainly had a cute Halloween. We dressed Kira up in her tutu and wings and took her around to our sweet, sweet neighbors. We went to four houses in all, and it took 40 minutes. Kira stopped to play with her candy in every driveway.
Notice my growing belly above. I'll be 17-weeks pregnant on Wednesday, but I "popped" weeks ago!After visiting our neighbors, we left a note at home and headed to my parents' neighborhood. We're usually lucky if we get 3 trick-or-treaters, but my parents get scores and scores of them so we went to watch the action.
As you can see, handing out candy turned into something like tailgating for us. It was really fun. Kira was in heaven until she started to get a little too sleepy.
But, seriously, is that not the cutest fairy you've ever seen? I hope you had a good night, too!