Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Here are before and afters of the furniture.
Here is what the room looked like when we bought the house.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
6/04 - pulling herself up
6/11 - second tooth appeared, bottom
6/18 - cruising the furniture
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Well, Happy Anniversary Babe! You are the best hubby in the whole world. You do so much for our family and I thank God for you everyday. You are the best Daddy to our little girls and they love you so much. I'm so happy that I decided to marry you that day, seriously, I had doubts, almost didn't walk down the aisle. Hahahah!! Just kidding, I knew you were the one as soon as we started dating, I love you so much. Thank you for everything you do for me and the girls, Happy Anniversary!
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Tim's brother Jared and his wife Melanie and their daughter Jocelyn came out to visit this past week. They got here Saturday night and stayed through Friday. Early this past Saturday morning we all took off for the Rush family reunion out in Chowchilla and we got home yesterday.
I wish I had taken more pictures but we had a long week. Jared and Melanie took Jocelyn all over the place. We really wanted to go to Disneyland with them but it just didn't work out. It is too hard to get off of work. They had a great time though and Jared actually stood right behind Christina Aguilera in the Dumbo line. We didn't get to go to the happiest place on earth but we did spend the day with them at Sea World and that was a blast. Tim's cousin Shelley and her daughter met us out there and we saw all of the shows and the girls had a blast. Riley and Madi both loved Shamu, I think that was the highlight of their day! I'm excited to go back and hopefully next time we go, my Mom will get to join us.
We really enjoyed having the Rush's stay and visit and Riley had a ton of fun with Jocelyn. I told her before they got here that her older cousin that gets to boss her around is coming down from Oregon and she got very excited. They played really well together, and Riley even forgave Jocelyn for giving her a fat lip, I'm not sure that Jocelyn gave her the fat lip but Jared insists that she did, he says he knows his daughter. I didn't get a picture of that lip but it was big and she milked it! They had so much fun playing together, I wish they lived closer.
Here are a few pics from Sea World.
Jared with Madi.
The reunion was a lot of fun too. Tim's family is very nice and boy do they no how to throw a party. Ho Daddy, is that what they are called? Shauna, thanks so much for having us at your beautiful home, we had a blast. We even played beer pong like a bunch of kids in college. Jared beat everyone because he's the only one that did not drink. It was fun and our girls were excellent the entire time. I'm hoping they put a reunion together every year. Shauna if you are reading this, you need to get your blog going, I'm putting a link to it on mine and I'm expecting some updates soon, I need to know how often you and the hubby play beer pong alone, and I'm hoping you keep Miss August up all year long. Was it Miss August? Or September? Once again I can't remember, maybe I had too many Howdy Doodys. Anyway, we had a blast, thanks again!
They tried to fly a kite.
The kids blew some bubbles and Riley planted a flower, that later got ripped out by one of the other kids!
Riley helped clean up the next day.
Another attempt at a cousin picture.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
I was going to title this post two months late and give everyone a heart attack because they'd think I was pregnant, but instead of jinxing myself, I decided to rethink my title. The reason for two months late is because Tim and I are about two months behind when we should have moved Madison's mattress down in her crib. I kept thinking we need to do that soon, I mean, hello, she's mobile!! But, every time we thought to do it, it was bedtime. So, last week, it was Thursday, Madison was once again screaming bloody murder because she didn't want to sleep. The girl drives me crazy. I went in a couple of times to put her back down and the third time I went in there, she was screaming REALLY hard because she was mad at me by that point, how dare I put her down for a nap right? Well, I went in and I almost had a heart attack because she had pulled herself up and she was just standing there with her eyes closed screaming. It freaked me out, I was not expecting it!! Madison always seems to hit milestones when she's mad, maybe it's in her name. Now she tries to pull herself up on everything. It's harder now because personally I don't think she is really strong enough to start pulling herself up and she's trying to do it too early. When she finally gets to standing, she's pretty wobbly. Riley was so different than Madi. Riley wouldn't even try to do something until she knew she could do it. Like, one day, she finally got up on all fours and just started crawling around the room, no rocking, no anything. When she pulled herself up for the first time, she had really good balance. Yeah, she did it all a little later, but by 11 months she had started walking pretty good, of course she stopped until about a week before her birthday because she fell pretty hard, but that's another story. Madi, tries and tries and tries until she's got it down, and with that comes bumps and bruises and heart attacks. I hate to see my kids in the process of hurting themselves, it's almost like you can see it coming sometimes and you know you are going to get there too late. I only got one picture of my wobbly stander and she's not even standing all the way, more to come. This was the time after I went in her room and found her standing. Pretty soon she's going to find a way to jump out of her crib, onto her bookcase and climb down and out.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I'm usually not one to complain about much. But, it's one of those days. I have had a heck of a time over here at the Rush house. I want to leave all by myself. That's not possible though. I have not been away from the girls for longer than two hours at a time in I don't know how long. At least not since Madi was born, and the only time I was away from Riley for that long was for a weekend trip to Washington back in the summer of 2007. Can you say Kristi needs a day to herself? All by herself where she does not spend 30 minutes getting the baby to sleep only to find Riley in her room waking her up five minutes later. All by herself where she does not have something hanging onto her leg. All alone where "Go to timeout, now!" does not get repeated twenty times a day. All by herself where she can sit alone with a book, or a twelve pack of beer, did I say a twelve pack? Riley is constantly causing trouble, what is up with that? And Madi? She never sleeps. At night she does, if I'm lucky, but getting a nap out of her is like impossible. I'm tired and want a day alone. But, that is not possible because Madison won't take a bottle. So I figured the only thing left to do is to complain. So this is me complaining. And while I complain I think about what I am complaining about and how selfish of me this is. There are people out there that can only dream about having two beautiful daughters and I'm complaining because I can't get away by myself, alone, all alone. Oh no there I go again. The good news is that I put the kids to bed at 6:30 tonight. The good news is that Madi is sleeping. The bad news is I can see Riley's light on in her room and can hear her prancing around like a fairy. Hey, she asked to go to bed at 6:30 after dinner and a bath. I did not force her nor did I say no. So, I am alone, kind of, not really. It does not count at the end of the day when you can't leave because you are in PJ pants because you got pooped on and they were the closest thing to you when you put them on at 4:30 this afternoon. I'm sure tomorrow will be a better day, one filled with smiles and giggling and secrets and love. But today, I'm officially making Complaining Day. I might mark it on my calendar and do the same thing next year. We shall see, I can't think that far ahead right now. So, I'm off to go have an adult beverage, and then do something that needs to be done before company comes this weekend. But I can't post something all about me so here are those darn little cuties I'm complaining about here on Complaining Day.
Okay so they are cute.
Here is a video of Madi movin around. She's definitely doing a little crawling and has been for about a week now, but she is still not a full on crawler. She's excellent at going from the crawling to the sitting position and has been doing that for about two weeks now. She's also starting to try to pull herself up a little bit.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I have two GREAT kids. It's always very nerve racking going on a trip with kids. We've taken Riley on a road trip once and that was right before we found out I was pregnant with Madi. She did great, but, we had gotten a DVD player to play Backyardigans the entire trip. My Mom had gone in with me to buy it, and then, it got stolen out of our car a couple of months later. So I had to go to Target and get a whole new set. So we put one screen in front of Riley and one in front of Madi and they were unbelievably good. Of course there was fussing but I could not be happier with our road trip. The way home was probably better than the way there. Of course we left later so the last two hours of the trip we had Madi sleeping and then an hour before we got home, Riley fell asleep. It was nice. A good visit is always fun no matter how short it is. Love you Crystal!!!
While we were there, we had Otter Pops...
In the car we played with Mommy and Daddy's things...
We took pictures with our best friends...
The girls modeled their bathing suits... We watched the Merricks have good times...
And we had fun with Crystal's darling little girl!
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