Filed under: photos — by Lauren on January 30th, 2009 @ 9:36 pm

Yes, I know I’m a dork, and no, I don’t care!


Filed under: thoughts — by Lauren on January 22nd, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

It’s nice to be at an age where kisses really DO make a boo boo all better.  Why do we have to lose that innocence as we grow older?


Filed under: Anya,the day-to-day stuff — by Lauren on @ 6:52 pm

At dinner tonight –

Me: The potatoes are a little hot, but the salmon is okay.

Anya: Then I will eat the salmon first!!!


It’s hard to portray her enthusiasm and cuteness in writing.  You had to be there.

Bumbo Big Girl

Filed under: photos — by Lauren on January 21st, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

Bumbo Baby

Filed under: photos — by Lauren on @ 3:21 pm

Happy Brushing

Filed under: Anya,funny,moments — by Lex on January 20th, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

When we first started brushing Anya’s teeth, she had a heck of a time remembering to keep her mouth open. While I was on a trip to LA, Lauren found a cool way to get her to do so; namely, by declaring what the “O” says (hint: “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”).

Nothing lasts forever, and that didn’t. But I soon got Anya to keep her mouth open for extended periods of teeth brushing by having her sing with me. We would sing songs — mostly “Happy Birthday” — replacing each syllable with “Ahhhh”:

Ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhhh ahhh ahhh!

Ahhhhhnya finds this hilarious, and does a great job keeping her mouth wide open while singing during the brushing process. When I try to switch up the song, she says “NO! We have to sing Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh!”

Recently, I let her solo on the brushing tune. She sang as follows:

Ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh
Ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh AHHH ahhhh
Ahhhh ahhh AHHH AHHHH dear Ahhh Ahhh
Ahhh ahhh ahhhh ahhhh ahhhhhhh ahhhhh

The “dear” killed me.

Growth Spurt

Filed under: Anya,photos — by Lauren on January 18th, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

Do a lot of two-year-olds love salad?  No idea, but mine does, especially if it has honey mustard dressing on it.  Anya can eat an adult-sized portion on a good day followed by her usual dinner.  Maybe this is what explains her recent growth spurt?

All of a sudden last week we realized her belly had started poking out of her 24 months shirts – the very same shirts that were way too big in the fall when I bought them for her, figuring they would last the entire winter.  In October she was wearing 18 months outfits, the same ones that she wore to her friends’ first birthday parties the previous year.  How did I unexpectedly find myself running out to restock her wardrobe with tops sized 2T and even 3T just two months later?  At least I found some great deals, spending less than $30 total on at least 10 shirts.  They’re a little baggy and the sleeves are a tad long, but the length is right.  What’s amusing to me about all of this is that while she’s pulling off these new tops quite well, we’re still pulling up her 18 months pants multiple times a day to keep them from falling down and showing off her little tushy crack.  That girl really is all torso and no leg.

Peace and Love

Filed under: photos — by Lauren on January 16th, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

Aquadoodle Anya

Filed under: the day-to-day stuff,video — by Lauren on January 15th, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

Here’s a video of Anya from today, as promised!

A video of Sierra doing nothing in particular

Filed under: the day-to-day stuff,video — by Lauren on @ 12:15 am

Why post such a video? Well, Grandma Esther is in Florida until Saturday and informed me today that she misses her granddaughters. She is in Florida because she escorted Great-Grandma Shirley back home after an 8-months-long stay here in NJ. Great-Grandma Shirley also misses the aforementioned granddaughters, and now that she has upgraded to a cable modem instead of her previous crappy dial-up AOL service, she can actually watch the videos we post of the girls on the blog! So, Grandma Esther and Great-Grandma Shirley, here is a video of Sierra doing nothing in particular today:

Perhaps tomorrow I will get some video of Anya, if she’ll hold still long enough!

Next Page »