Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cute little mama

I took a ridiculous number of pictures of Suzi wearing her little baby in this wrap I made (well, cut). This was the wrap I made and baby we bought for Suzi to have right after Ivey was born, but nothing worked out the way I thought it would. Suzi didn't end up attending the birth. There were plenty of other dolls she liked better than my oh-so-carefully selected one. I didn't even try putting the wrap on her because I was 99% sure she wouldn't have the patience for it. But, the other day, if only for a moment...

She asked me to help her carry the baby in a wrap. She was happy and proud.

She also breastfeeds her dolls as well as other non-human toys and I just love it. I looked forward to this with great anticipation when she was a baby. It makes me feel good about my mothering and the example I am setting.

And even if you think this is over-the-top, you have to admit, it is cute.

Monday, April 26, 2010

We went to the beach for a wedding

We took a lot of pictures. I like to sneak out of bed early and go for a walk on the beach. I had to wait a while before it was time to take these sunrise pictures.

Then later Jordan and I went for a long walk with Ivey and took more.

We tried to rescue this ladybug from a wave.

It's fun to make sandballs on the beach, but if you throw them at somebody they hurt worse than snowballs. Ask Jordy. They feel like rocks.

One is mine, one is Jordan's. Can you tell which is which? We can share shoes.

I want to go back. Now please.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WW: On our vast expanse of mattress

Monday, April 12, 2010

What Ivey does during breakfast to pass the time

It looks like I'm eating sweet potatoes, but I'm not.

I'm just playing with them, and rubbing them in my hair.

Can you see my new tooth?

Respect the tooth.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Two little girls on Easter

Ivey liked this rattly toy the Easter Bunny brought her. She also liked scooting across the floor to grab eggs. She started scooting forward (rather than backward) the day before at Grandma and Grandpa's.

Ivey can't have candy, so she got musical toys in her basket. That's one of those percussion shaker eggs and a jingle bell toy. What candy Ivey did get (from the grandparents, mostly) I had to "process" for her so she could get it during a nursing session. Super deal!

I love these bunnies. They are from Miyim's organic line. The problem is, dumb old EB made the HUGE mistake of bringing bunnies that are different. Ivey got a Baby Victoria with a dress and Suzi got a big Victoria without a dress. Of course, Suzi wanted Ivey's.

And then Suzi wanted both of them. She took this picture of the bunnies in Daddy's lap. Now I don't think she wants one at all, so I told her if she didn't want to cuddle with Victoria then I would. These bunnies are scrumptious.

We were smart and took pictures with the girls before going into church. I was so proud that we remembered the camera!

Suzi was excited when she saw that the Easter Bunny had left her a big lavender hairbow to match her dress. Okay, I made the bow with the help of our hot glue gun while watching New Moon on Easter Eve. Don't tell Suzi. I'm proud of it because it's the first bow I've made. Store-bought bows are expensive!

On Grandma's sofa after church.

Ready to eat candy.

Want to be sure we get a good one.

Okay, done. You can go change now.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I once took a survey that asked which word I disliked more: used or moist? That's a tough one. I like both these words. I'm not an extremely optimistic person in general, but I would hope that "used" refers to an item I'm buying at a fraction of retail because it's ever so slightly used, and that "moist" is talking about a piece of chocolate cake I'm about to eat.

Or a rainy day like today. The moist air is blowing across the cedar bench outside our window, and I can smell it. It's one of my favorite scents. Our windows, which comprise our economical springtime AC unit, are open upstairs and down. The heavy fresh air is coming in.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt!

Suzi really went after the eggs this year.

We helped her a little, because she was one of the littlest egg hunters and we didn't want her to get her feelings hurt if she, for instance, only found like two eggs. (Happened to me once. Although I was eight.)

Daddy held Ivey while we helped Suzi hunt.

Turns out we were so busy helping Suzi, who really cared about finding eggs, that we forgot to help Ivey find any until it was too late! We felt bad.

But Ivey did end up finding a couple of eggs after all.

Then we went home.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Up from the Grave He Arose

We made it to the community sunrise service only a couple of minutes late. It started at 6:30. Aren't you impressed? We walked up beside my parents standing in the back of the crowd, and when Ivey saw my mom she said hi! And what sounded like I didn't know you would be up this early! C'mere! We handed her over to Grandma and Grandpa. Suzi brought her new bunny and we stood outside in ideal morning weather and listened to a lady minister do a dramatic reading from the viewpoint of Mary Magdalene. It was really good. The moon still hung in the dark blue sky over the historical building on our town square and it hit me how lovely our town is. I was kicking myself hard for not having a camera and not being a decent enough picture-taker to capture the moment the way I saw it. We're having a wonderful Easter here in South Carolina. I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family too!

If you haven't seen this video yet, you really should watch it. It makes me happy in at least three different ways. (I love the hymn, I love cute kids, I love cute kids singing hymns.) I really hope we get to sing this one in church today.

We're off to get ready for church! Pictures later.