Friday, February 29, 2008


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The Plantar Reflex

One of my favorite things about newborns is the Plantar reflex. When you press your thumb against the ball of their cute little foot....

They curl their tiny little toes around it. So darling!

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What the Boys Did All Day Today

The Badger did some pruning on our backyard oak tree. The boys have since been having endless fun building forts and teepees out of the trimmings. I love it when they are occupied outside in healthy play that is constructive, not destructive!

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Flower Suit

I think this is my favorite of Little Four's newborn outfits.

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Soccer in the Backyard with Dad

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Grandma's Specialty

Grandma reads stories all day long. She is amazing!

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Dad's Plane

The boys got to visit the cockpit of Dad's plane at his new job. They still think Dad should be a firefighter, but a pilot is a fairly close second on the coolness scale.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Their Interpretation

Bean came upstairs to my bedroom first thing in the morning, all sleepy-eyed, to snuggle me in bed.

"Good morning," I said, "How did you sleep?"

"Upside down," he replied, without hesitation.

Well, I did ask how!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Like Christmas Morning

Roo has been sleeping in our bed since the move. Saturday morning she woke up at 5 am when the baby made some small noises. She sat up, got this HUGE smile on her face, and just stared at that baby with stars in her eyes like it was Christmas morning. I could not get her to go back to sleep at all that night.

It has continued to be this way with her. This morning she did it again at 5 am, but at least this time I was able to get her to go back to sleep!

She is thrilled beyond belief when we let her hold the baby. The baby is usually not quite as thrilled...

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Small Smile

You can say all you want about gas, I won't believe a word of it. My newborns smile.

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Angel Kissed

The red marks on Little Four's face are harmless birthmarks that some people call "angel kisses." We think this is very appropriate for Little Four, because to us the large one on her forehead has some semblance of an angel with outstretched wings and arms.

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What Roo Thinks

Roo is utterly delighted with her baby sister. She keeps saying "Baby! Baby!" At first she seemed both excited and anxious, but the anxiety wore off quickly and she's still really excited. I'm trying to give her lots of extra love, but when I try to cuddle her she's more interested in the baby than me.

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Here to Help

My parents drove all the way over from Idaho to stay with us and help me. I'm so happy they're here!

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Meeting Her Brothers

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One of the Best Days of His Life

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My Blog is Not a Democracy

A friend of mine just did a blog post entitled "My blog is a democracy" because she had posted a poll about whether or not she should cut her baby's hair and then decided to cut it because most people voted that she should.

Well, my blog is NOT a democracy! It is a dictatorship, and it is now controlled by this person:

I was surprised that most of you voted that she would be either on time or late. There is one vote for "early" and it is the Badger's because I made him do it to try to counteract the other votes!

Little Four made her grand entrance this morning at 4:54 am. She weighs 8 lbs even and is 20 inches long. She is gorgeous and sweet and wonderful and we're all in love.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Foot Rub Party

The Badger was giving me a lovely foot rub after my nap this afternoon and the kids came in and wanted in on the fun. Fish started rubbing his dad's feet and then Bean coaxed Roo into rubbing his. It was a perfect photo op.

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A Perplexing Problem

We have a couch again. It is not our dream couch, but it was cheap on Craig's List and it came with a slipcover that insures it pretty much goes with anything. The bones of the couch are good, so if I ever decide to follow my destiny and become an upholsterer (I should tell you that story sometime!) then I could have fun recovering it. It's even a hide-a-bed, so if you come stay at my house you can have the exhilarating experience of sleeping with an uncomfortable bar across your back.

Anyway, I have discovered that this new couch has the same strange problem that my old couch had. I was sure it was a peculiarity of my old couch because how many couches can you possibly meet that are allergic to pillows?

No matter how many times a day I put the throw pillows on my old couch, I would turn around a minute or two later and find that it had somehow expelled them from itself and hurled them around the room. I can only figure it was sneezing them off.

Well, this couch does the same thing! I cannot get those pillows to stay on there! Maybe it's the pillows. Did I accidentally buy Mexican Jumping Pillow Forms at JoAnn's when I made them?

Anyone else have any ideas?

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