Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pacifier Free

I decided the day had come for Morgan to give up her pacifier. Two was always my cut off age but I was feeling attached to it myself between her being my baby and daddy being deployed. Of all the girls she has truly been my pacifier addict compared to the other three and I knew this wouldn't be easy. Mysteriously all her pacifier's "broke"... First nap without her pacifier...not happy!
Still crying...still not happy! What was I thinking...
I knew this wouldn't be easy but needed to be done. By bedtime she was pretty tired so she cried about 20 minutes and then fell asleep. She did great all night but woke up about 30 minutes early asking for her pacie. Today's nap never included any sleep...but she didn't cry, either. I'm hoping she is so exhausted by bedtime that there is less crying. I think another day or two and we'll be okay.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

National Zoo

Last weekend was sunny and relatively warm so we decided to enjoy an afternoon at the National Zoo since Nana is in town for a visit. There were a lot of lion cubs and they were active and playing and put on a great show! Brooke was attempting to climb up this statue and Morgan decided to lend her a hand...she was grunting and pushing Brooke and saying "go, go, go". The people all around us were laughing...
"The O-Line"...this is where the Orangutans cross over the zoo and make there way from one habitat to another. The girls always love this and it was even more exciting because one of the Orangutans peed in the air! Glad we weren't standing beneath them!
Back to watching the cubs...
Nana and the girls...
Me and my gang...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

2nd Birthday Bash

How did my baby turn 2!!!!

Getting ready for a big birthday bash...celebrating not only Morgan's birthday but also 5 of her friends also sharing a March birthday.

Gifts...way too many from very generous friends.

The birthday girls... Avah, Lizzie, Morgan, Kate, Leah and Evie.

Enjoying chocolate covered strawberries...

Lots and lots and lots of kids!!!!!!!!!

My sweet girl giving me some birthday love!

The real deal is on the 20th but we'll be winding down the celebrating and having a low key birthday dinner as a family (minus daddy :).

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Brooke's 5th Birthday

Celebrating her 5th birthday by bringing a special snack to preschool...Morgan was thrilled to act like one of the big kids.

Brooke with her buddy Lilly...I took the two girls to Build A Bear and then out to lunch.

Pampering their new buddies...

Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins...

Continuing to celebrate with friends over pizza and cake...

Brooke's cake...this was nothing like I envisioned and I find it to be comical...but she loved it.

Morgan was having a hard time letting Brooke open the gifts...she wanted them for herself.

Friday, March 04, 2011


I had the pleasure of hosting 9 of my college girlfriends a few weeks ago (that post to come) of my girlfriends is an incredibly talented photographer and took a few pictures of the girls Sunday morning.

They are beautiful...the girls and the pictures.