Sunday, April 14, 2013

Introducing Ivy

Ivy Suzanne Lund

joined our family on Friday, April 5, 2013
6:53 am

6 lb. 5 oz
19 in

We are so in love with her already, and the biggest problem so far, seems to be over-affectionate sisters. Ivy is very good natured and easy going at this point (thank you thank you thank you thank you), and as long as everyone gets enough Ivy time, the older sisters are happy too.

Thanks to everyone for all the support, meals, babysitting, etc. Really. Thanks.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Update. I know. . . Way past due

*Uh, a bunch of holidays and family stuff... Has it really been that long since I've posted?

*B lost his job, but has been staying plenty busy with a few projects he's been wanting to have time for--including a new app for the iPhone. More on that coming soon.

*I'm at 26 weeks, (which I'm sure means nothing to some of you) and for the first time, am willing this pregnancy to slow down, because, what the heck am I going to do when the baby gets here?!?!?!?

*Daughter #1 is getting as smart and sassy as ever, and is officially a "sunbeam" at church. She's starting to learn how to read--both the written word and notes on a staff. She also cooked her first scrambled egg yesterday by herself. I already knew that she loved cracking eggs, but was pleasantly surprised at how careful she was while cooking.

Heard lately from her:
"Hey mom!!! I just saw a puma. Oh, never mind. It was just Alice"

*Daughter #2 is also growing up faster than I would prefer. She learns new vocabulary every day, and is quickly turning into a comedian. She's pretty dramatic, but when she's happy, she has the whole family in hysterics. And she's ALMOST old enough for nursery. Can't. Wait.

And from her:
Me: "What was the best part of everyone's day?"
Daughter #2: "ME!"

*Daughter #3 is still kicking. . . literally. Not much to mention there, except that we've been sick with one thing or another since Christmas Day, and I've managed to catch everything pretty badly. . . which cough and sore throat are the reason I'm awake and blogging at 3:49 am. 'Tis the season, I guess.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Uh, can you say hormones?



is coming

and it is a 


Tuesday, October 30, 2012





Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Beauty Dealing with a Beast of a Headache

Let this be a lesson to you.

Never take your children grocery shopping.

You heard it here.

Course, I heard it first from my mom. But, no, I knew better. "I have to get some things for dinner and for the weekend," I said.

Well, folks, you'll either end up with way more in your cart than you planned on, or a two-year-old with a concussion.

Despite what you're thinking right now, it wasn't my fault (besides disregarding those warning signs on the shopping cart). I just put M in the cart, turned toward the crackers for about 2 seconds, then turned back to see her falling flat on her back and smacking her head on the floor.

To make a long story short, she couldn't walk, threw up a couple of times, and was pretty disoriented. The biggest concern with a concussion (after the initial scare of cracked scalp or bleeding in the brain) is re-injury. If she gets a second concussion before this one is healed (4-5 weeks), it can mean pretty scary business.

So, M is basically on bed rest/house arrest for a while. Poor girl.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Best $5 Ever Spent

Saturday morning, 7 am: I'm getting ready to go on my run, and Millie begs to come along in the stroller. Hmmm...okay. I'll just shave a few miles off my plan and push the extra 50-60 lbs instead. 

7:40 am: We run by yet another yard sale. Something in this one catches Millie's eye. 

7:42 am: My conversation with the yard sale lady ensued.
 "Is that scooter for sale?"
"How much will you give me for it?"
"I only have a $5 bill with me"

7:43 am: Best moment in Millie's little life (besides that one when I gave her life...)

The best part? That $5 scooter has kept her happy for at least 10 times longer than her 3 second attention span is usually up for, AND has only run over her sister twice. I'd say it was a good investment. 

Speaking of her sister, Alice is quite the walker/climber lately. This is what she does while Millie is riding on her scooter.

They are so lucky to have each other, and I am so lucky to have them.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dirty Baby

Why is it that all the pictures I take of Alice are of her in a filthy high chair, covered in food?

Isn't she adorable?