Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Exciting News

We have had two bits of exciting news at our house in this past week. First, on Sunday we found out that my mom and grandma are surprising us with an almost week long trip out to visit. They will arrive this coming Monday and leave on Friday. The kids and I are super excited to see them. I know mom can't wait to get her hands on the grandkids and my grandma too, especially since she has never met Emeric. We will try and do some sight seeing too while they are here. Second, Brian passed his test and book yesterday at school. That means he is now a 5th step apprentice. I am so proud of how quickly he is progressing through his steps. Now we just have to pray that his company will get him the hours he needs so that he can complete his apprenticeship.  But for now I will enjoy watching him walk around with the smile on his face showing he stepped again.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Emeric at 6 Months

Emeric is the big man on the block celebrating his half birthday. A half a year is already gone by in literally the blink of an eye. His stats this month are: height/length 26.3 inches and weight 15 pounds 5 ounces. He comes in just a few tenths of an inch shorter but almost two pounds heavier than Connor at six months. He is wearing mainly 9 month clothing. There are a few 6-9 month outfits that still fit, but shopping wise we are no longer buying this size. Silly me, buying, I haven't had to do too much of that since we have all of Connor's old clothes. Emeric loves grabbing onto his toes and rocking back and forth on his back. He can roll from back to stomach, but he does not enjoy being on his stomach. He has rolled from stomach to back a few times, but usually once he is on his stomach he gets too upset to roll to his back. He is so close to being able to sit up on his own, I am sure it will be happening soon. We pulled out the exersaucer the other day and he is really enjoying being upright in it. He is then able to spin and see what we are all doing. I think it helps him to feel a part of things. He has started eating solid foods. We had been thinking about it for the past few weeks. We decided it was time Sunday when Emeric was trying to grab Brian's food out of his hand. I didn't have any rice cereal in the house so we started with an avocado (mashed up and watered down). He really seems to like it. Next weeks food will be sweet potatoes. He still nurses a lot and the bugger bit me with his two teeth a couple of weeks ago. It was mainly my fault as he was done eating and just sort of laying there when it happened. I should have picked him up and been done when he was done, oh well, lesson remembered. Above picture: We have been having a lot of sun lately and he has really been enjoying being outside. We put his sunglasses on to keep him from squinting and having to turn away from the sun. He kept them on the entire time we were outside. Below picture: His first bite of solid food. Connor was watching and he did not like it at first. He told me, "No, baby. Emeric baby no eat." I explained that it was okay for Emeric to start eating. After thinking on this for a while he said, "Emeric getting bigger?" He seemed a little sad by this as he is the big boy in the house. So I told him that Yes, Emeric is getting bigger, but not as big as you. That satisfied him. There will be more pictures on the month post with all the kids.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pay It Forward


I was just reading on Sew Make Time!'s blog about 'Pay It Forward'.  Have you heard about it?  I realized after I started reading that I had heard of it before.  My friend Ramie had blogged about it at some point, but I didn't think it was for me.  Well time has gone by and now I think it would be a lot of fun. 

Here's how it works.

1. You read my blog and leave me a message on this posting.  I will then make a little something for the first three people to comment.  What I make and when it will arrive will be a surprise to you.  Something to brighten up your day when you least expect it.
2. I will have 365 days to do it in.

What's the catch?
You have to play too!

1. You must have a blog.
2. BEFORE you comment here, you must post about your Pay It Forward on your blog to keep the fun going, and display the Pay It Forward button.

So what do you think?  Does it sound like fun?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Laci's Pies

Comfort food, what does that look like for you?  One of my top comfort foods would be pie.  That may be because it is served at every major family gathering/holiday that I can ever remember.  It also may be because I like to make them so much.  Either way pies are just plain good (Like Jim Carey said, "It's goooodd"!)  Lately I have heard over and over that my pies need to be sold.  I decided to give it a try.
Click on the link that says "Laci's Pies" over there:
and you will be able to see a list of the pies I have available.  I hope that you find something that pleases your taste buds and maybe reminds you of some of your comfort foods.  Also, check back as the stock available will be changing around with availability of foods and with new recipes.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 5, 2010


Ever since Connor was born Brian and I have agreed on how to deal with babies in the night.  One of us gets up and gets the baby the other one puts the baby back in their bed.  Since I am nursing usually it is him who gets the child and myself who returns the child.  It has worked out really well for us (for the most part).  Brian's job is to be changing soon and he will be staying out of town during the week which means I will have to do both parts.  I am not really good at that, I am not always good at doing my one part.  Often I will nurse the baby and fall asleep nursing.  Next thing you know a couple of hours have gone by and I am either returning him to his bed or laying him down in ours.  I have a feeling while Brian is gone there will be a baby sleeping in our bed often. 

What are the benefits or drawbacks of co-sleeping?

On a side note... Poor Emeric woke up two different times really screaming.  Both times Brian brought him into me saying that he had rolled over and was laying on his stomach, not very happy.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dr. Seuss

Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday and of course I forgot to read him to my kids.  Tomorrow I guess....


Monday, March 1, 2010

February - Photos of Kids

Here are a few photos of the kids from February.
What do you do while you are grounded?  Chill and read books!
He loves to get his pictures taken.
Sleeping with Dad and Connor.
Sorry about how few there were this time, we must not have pulled out the camera that much.
Have a great March!