Thursday, March 26, 2009

A lesson in being a girl...

I took the kids to have their pictures taken for Easter and Reece being two and Brody being 6 months. I am sad to report that I can't post the actual pictures to my blog because my silly printer/scanner is not working (and you thought I was going to say because it's illegal, right?). But here are some pictures of Reecey getting ready for the big shoot. She wasn't into getting all dolled up much but I told her to get use to it because this is what girls do...of course Brody is no where to be found in these pictures because he was napping (a typical guy).

Hot rollers...

The finished product...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Swing Set

At Thanksgiving my parents gave us their old swing set that my brother and mom's day care used. It was free to us but needed a little TLC. Since this weekend was super nice out, my awesome hubby spent his whole weekend sanding, staining and putting it back together - complete with a new slide, rock wall, new roof, and swings! This is Reece's birthday present - early. She had such a ball - the whole family did!

Happy St Patty's Day!

We're not Irish but we're pretty cute! (for some reason my camera says yesterday's date even though I took them this morning).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Welcome Tate Lucas Kimball

Born this morning! Tate weighed in at 8'3 and 20 inches long. Everyone is doing great! I can't believe how much he looks like his daddy!!!

Proud mama

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I'm going to be two-two!!

In preparation for my birthday of two-two in exactly one month, mommy took some photos of me in my b-day crown and tu-tu that she made me

Picture a really fake laugh in this one...this one really cracks mommy up
As you can see, she is quite the silly, fun little girl!! Always smiling and laughing with that mouth wide open...
Laid back...

Praying before lunch...

Going to a sleep over at Aunt Bernie's

The shirt Bernie got me in Texas...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Good Buds

I am so amazed each and every day what a great big sister Reece has turned out to be. Her little brother always lights up and squeels when he sees her. Whenever we leave to go somewhere, I put her in the car first. She always says "Bubbie? Bubbie?" as if she is asking if we can take him along too. I assure her that he will be coming along as well. I guess she wants to make sure I won't be leaving him home alone! She always wants to "hep, hep" (help, help) me change B's diaper and feed him is bottle. She has even gotten so good at changing diapers that she tries to change her own...nice for me but doesn't get us any closer on the whole potty training thing. We have been trying some to get her broken of the paci as well. She has even thrown 2 of them away herself! Today I cut the end off of one of them. When she asked for it, I gave it to her and walked away like nothing was wrong. She put it in her mouth and took it out right away to give it a good look. Then she looked at me and pointed to it and said "uh-oh". I carried on like none the same but she gave a good fit and threw it on the floor and asked for another. I was able to distract her until nap time, but I wasn't willing to part with a good nap and peace and quiet.

In the mornings, Reece has been sitting in the chair. I was holding Brody this particular morning when she patted the space beside her and said "bubbie, bubbie?" I asked, "you want bubbie to sit by you?" and she said "uh-huh" with a big cheesey smile.

They both were giggling and then they held heart melted.

Yesteday I came out to the living room and much to my surprise, Reece had begun undressing "Bubbie"...maybe in anticipation of changing his diaper. She also shared with him one of her monkey stickers (see Bubbie's belly button) and was reading the bible to him.

Later she read him a book.

Hopefully this relationship will continue grow as they grow up. It's so sweet. We are so very blessed!!