Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2 months!

Alyssah had her 2 month check-up on March 25th and Dr. Carter said she looked great!  My little girl now weighs 11 lbs., 2 oz. and is 22 1/4 inches long.  She is in the 50th percentile in both.  She was such a trooper.  She got 4 shots and barely cried!  I was very proud ;)
She is smiling all the time now, and I love it!  She is starting to smile when she sees me, Mark, or Christopher.  It just melts my heart!  She loves her swing now, well the mobile at least.  She is content to watch it while she swings.  Sometimes she even smiles and coos at it.  She just started cooing this past week, and it is the cutest thing.  She is drinking 4 oz. of breast milk at each feeding at daycare and is in size 1 diapers.  I think that's about all of her milestones/stats for now.  She's growing and becoming more and more beautiful every day!

This was the day she had her check-up

ready for church

in one of my shirts from when I was's so cute on her!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Idea Book

All you Moms out there have to read this book!  I'm not too far into it, but I love it.  My mother-in-law gave it to me, and it is a must-have for any Mom.  It would make a wonderful gift too :)  Mother's Day is just around the corner.

I'll be sharing a few things from it as I read through each section, but I think any Mom would benefit from getting this awesome tool.  Being a Mother has it's challenges, at least it does for me ;)  I appreciate any ideas/advice/encouragement, etc. I can get!  Have a great rest of the week!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Aren't they cute?!

my 1st St. Patty's Day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My 27th birthday

Well I am another year closer to 30...and loving it!  Life is great, and aging is part of it.  I have had a wonderful life these past 27 years and I look forward to another wonderful 27 more :)  I have a husband that loves me, a son who is the most handsome thing I have ever seen, and a daughter who couldn't be more gorgeous.  I don't think it gets much better!
This year our friends have been combining birthdays when possible for expense reasons.  It is much more fun to me anyway.  So there were 3 March birthdays in our group of friends which happen to be in the same week! (besides Mark's...we let him have his own!)  We celebrated being another year older this past weekend.  I enjoyed sharing my big day with 2 of my guy friends.  Let me add though that they are both older than me :)  Here are some pics from our cookout get together.  Thanks to all of our friends for making our night special!!!

me and my babies...this is so Mark's personality these days!

yummy cake :)

It was hard fitting these candles on or around the cake!

my "27" candles

March friends :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

1st day at "school"

I am a little behind blogging, so bear with me on the next couple of posts.  We have a lot going on this month!  I went back to work on March 7th, and overall I'm doing good adjusting to getting 2 kids ready in the mornings and still looking decent myself ;)  The day went smoothly.  I had a good day at work, and Alyssah did great without me.  And apparently being in a swing most of the day there doesn't seem to bother her...she's liking her swing at home more now too. I definitely like that adjustment ;)  Stay tuned for more news from the Adams fam!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mark's 3rd Birthday Party!

Mark before his birthday party!  He was so excited!
I have a 3 year!  My sweet little Mark turned 3 on March 4th.  We had his birthday party on Saturday, March 5th, and he had a blast.  This year we had it at McDonald's in Columbus.  I know he loves playing in the playplace, so I knew he would enjoy that.  I also didn't feel like doing a whole lot of work.  Selfish?...maybe but he loved his day anyway!  I thought I would have so much time to work on it since I was on maternity leave, but other things kept me busy.  The laundry never ended, baby Alyssah wanted to cuddle, cleaning was time consuming, etc.  Adjusting to having 2 children was hard, but I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it.  Okay, enough rambling!  I am so thankful for the 3 years we have had our Marky Mark.  He has taught me so much with his curiosity about the world around him, his sweet smile, and his loving nature.  I'm proud to be his Mommy!  I can't wait to see what this little boy accomplishes with his life.  Thank you to all of our family and friends that came to share his special day!  We love you all :)

Sweet love all dressed up for her brother's party!
Banner I had printed and colored...yes it took a while, but I like to color ;)
Cupcakes that I made.  They were pretty yummy!
Singing happy birthday...he was loving it!
Opening presents
At home with his gifts.  We have wonderful friends and family that love our little boy so much!  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011