Saturday, August 27, 2005

My little person

She walks, talks, sings, potties, sleeps in a big girl bed, eats with utensils, drinks from a regular cup (sometimes) and has an opinion. Today, she is wearing khaki shorts and a pink colared polo shirt. A person.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Recent conversations in our house:

Lauren: My diaper's dry!
Momma: YAY! Maybe tonight we'll sleep without a diaper?
Lauren: OK!!
(she woke up dry in panties!)

Lauren: Wanna see a magic trick?
Momma/Daddy: Sure!
Lauren: Hocus, pocus, ocus, croakus. TA DA! (then while bowing) Thank you, thank you, thank you
(a magic trick is putting several things in a pile, putting some sort of cover on them and then yanking the cover off to reveal the pile)

Lauren: My tummy hungry. I KNOW! I want yogurt.
(at least it's yogurt and not a Ding Dong)

Momma: Lauren, what are you doing?
Lauren: I dancing.
(with or without music)

Lauren: See how my hair so long? I brush it.
(thanks Dora. By the way, she brushes it all forward)

She is so funny. I love her so much!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Originally uploaded by The Joys of Motherhood.
Man! We are such a good looking family. I mean, we should be on the cover of Happy Family magazine.

Lauren has now slept in her big girl bed 3 nights in a row. She was a little hesitant at first, but she goes in fine now. She uses a night light, has on music and her door has to be slightly open, but she does it great. Her bed is so high, she needs a step stool to get in or out of bed.
I keep saying to anyone who'll listen, "Just think, 2 weeks ago, she was in diapers and a baby bed. Now she's not."
Time flies...

Sunday, August 14, 2005


Originally uploaded by The Joys of Motherhood.
What a sweet smile!!
Please visit this very awesome site and donate what you can. Anything will be greatly appreciated. Lauren, John and I donate regularly. You don't have to support the decision to be at war, just support those who are there.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

A little about our sleeping...or lack of

Last Friday night, Lauren started refusing to sleep in her crib. Refusing by screaming and crying until her face was completely wet, eyes swollen and hyperventaling-type breathing was happening. Being the quick thinking parents we are, John suggested getting her new princess tent for her to sleep in and she loved it. Ever since then, she has been sleeping in her room, in her tent, with her crib mattress on the floor of the tent.
Without bars to keep her in place, she has gotten out of bed a few times. Usually, between 2 and 4 a.m. I have successfully gotten her back into her own bed, but I am wiped out the next day since I am used to sleeping all night, or at least having that option.
Tonight, she will have her big girl bed to sleep in. We are going to Sam's this morning to buy it. I hope she likes it and stays in it.
Sleep is good.
How old do you have to be before you realize this??

Sunday, August 07, 2005

A day of family fun

Yesterday, we went to Holiday World with my mom and dad and my sister and brother in law. Last year when we went, John had to work, so we were very happy he could go with us this year. It was HOT and crowded, but still lots of fun. Lauren rode a few rides and ate a little lunch and played for two hours in the water park before falling asleep immediately after being put in her stroller. She really enjoyed the water park most of all and there is a slide in the baby pool that allows several children to go down at once. John and I figure that she probably went down the slide a minimum of 15 times. One of us was at the top, one of us at the bottom and Lauren was in between on the slide or on the stairs on the way back up to do it again!! She had to be worn out, but we had to stop her in order to go on to another activity or we might still be there.
She also liked the Wave Pool and it knocked her down 6 times or more and took her under the water and she'd stand up and say, "Momma, I almost fell down!" and she'd do it again.
My little Daredevil!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Monday, August 01, 2005

My little fish

Have I mentioned that Lauren loves the water? To play in, bathe in , swim in and now boat in. Yesterday, she went on a speed boat for the first time (my first time, too!) and on a pontoon boat as well as swimming in a lake. She had a ball and was exhausted from all of the activities. The night before, we had stayed in a hotel and went swimming there, but she didn't sleep well in the hotel bed and then yestereday napped for maybe 20 min. in the car before starting all of the watery fun.
Maybe I should search her for gills and a fin...