Archive for May, 2009

Caroline’s high school graduation

Posted in Celebrations, Video on May 31st, 2009 by c-had – 1 Comment

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My youngest sister, Caroline, graduated from high school this past week. She even was selected (along with 3 of her friends) to sing at the ceremony. This is some video from the graduation, primarily including their song.

Easter morning

Posted in Celebrations, Molly, Video on May 31st, 2009 by c-had – Be the first to comment

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Easter morning was a lot of fun, especially due to the jelly beans, as Jen previously wrote about.

Molly’s second birthday

Posted in Celebrations, Molly, Video on May 31st, 2009 by c-had – Be the first to comment

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Here's a video with some of the best clips from Molly's second birthday party a couple of months ago, which Jen already talked about.

The last of my 20′s

Posted in News on May 30th, 2009 by jen – 2 Comments

We celebrated my 29th birthday last weekend. Sunday, Molly and Chad treated me to dinner at Eggspectations. Molly was in a very cuddly mood before we left.

On Monday, we celebrated again with more family. As you can see, I was very excited about my Cheesecake Factory birthday cake - half banana cream, half white chocolate raspberry!

Chad likes to say now I'm in my 30th year, but I kindly remind him that I'm only 29 and not "old" like him!

Growing is so stressful

Posted in Pregnancy on May 23rd, 2009 by jen – 3 Comments

We had a follow-up ultrasound yesterday. The main reason was to do an in-utero Echo due to our family history of heart murmurs. We got good news all around. The baby's heart looks great, and as far as the doctor could tell, the baby did not inherit Chad's heart murmur. I am also no longer at risk due to a low-lying placenta. We'll go back again in July for another follow-up to check on some fluids and measure the baby's growth. Currently, she's measuring in the 66% on growth.

Here's her newest portrait. Yes, it is the same pose she showed us in April. It looks like she's got her hand on her forehead, stressing about all this growing she's got to do!

The big 3-0!

Posted in News on May 16th, 2009 by jen – 2 Comments

Yesterday we celebrated Chad's 30th birthday! It was a low-key celebration, as requested by the birthday boy, with dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse, then back to his parent's house for presents and an ice cream cake.

Molly couldn't wait to help Daddy open his presents.

The big gift of the night was this new Weber grill. Our current grill has been on the outs for way too long, so Chad's looking forward to setting this up and getting to grilling.

Molly enjoyed eating her first ice cream cake!

Pillowcase dresses

Posted in Sewing on May 13th, 2009 by jen – 5 Comments

Now that these birthday gifts have been given, I can show what I made. The dresses were for two of Molly's friends, Keira and Sadie.


This one was for my sweet niece, Emmie.

And it was finally warm enough for Molly to wear her dress on Mother's Day.

I'm linking up to Made by You Mondays at Skip to my Lou so you can see other fun, crafty things being made.

Bubble burst painting

Posted in Kid crafts, Molly, Playdates on May 12th, 2009 by jen – 5 Comments

This morning I hosted a bubble burst painting playdate. After being rescheduled twice, it was finally a nice day to be outside! Molly did a great job. It was a good thing the bubble soap was only colored with food coloring since she liked to put the wand right up to her lips.

There was a lot of mommy help needed with painting.



There was even time for sliding and car rides.

Everyone had a great time and went home with some beautiful paintings!

If you are interested in trying bubble painting, mix 15 drops of food coloring with 4 oz. of bubble soap and you're set!

Dutch Wonderland

Posted in Molly, Trip on May 9th, 2009 by jen – 3 Comments

Today we ventured to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA along with a couple of Molly's friends from playgroup (and their parents). Molly was not into most of the rides, especialy the ones she had to ride by herself, but had a great time on the boat and train rides.


Here she is on her one and only solo ride.

We went for a ride on the monorail and got the best seats on the train - all the way in the back. We got to look out the back window like an old-fashioned station wagon.

The one fast ride Molly really wanted to do was the Fun Slide.

Keira won the award for the bravest kid today. She rode multiple rides by herself, and even had a pony ride!

And there's no better way to end the day than with ice cream!

It was a very successful first trip to the "Kingdom for Kids" and Molly (and mommy) crashed on the car ride home.

Sadie’s party

Posted in Celebrations, Molly on May 9th, 2009 by jen – 1 Comment

Last Saturday, Molly and I went to her friend Sadie's 2nd birthday party.

Molly enjoyed the cake and ice cream and insisted that it was "delicious!" She also surprised me by eating cherry tomatoes off my plate. So, she's had raw vegetables and dip several times with lunch this week!

The rain let up before the party so the kiddos could play outside some too.

Molly and Sadie had fun running up and down the hill in the backyard. Sadie kept saying "Come on, Molly!"