Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Little Heidi Anne Antics

Heidi Anne is a ham!! She can walk, but she chooses not to do it. However, today at pre-school she would take a little step without any help or holding onto anything. For each step the little kids would cheer for her. After a few times she was walking! She would take a few steps at a time then wait for their applause, and then take a few more steps, more applauses. To cute!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I Have Ikea-itis

I used to think people who loved Ikea were super weird. Until I myself became afflicted with Ikea-itis. I LOVE Ikea!!!
So we went down and did some Christmas shopping this weekend (at Ikea). Char's mom watched Heidi Anne while we went out. (I know she's a baby, but still, seeing your Christmas presents before hand and not being able to play with them, that's double the torture no matter the age). It was fun going around the show rooms and seeing all the cool ideas or being very puzzled by some of those really out there designs. It was great just hanging with Char. Also a plus, not having to rush though to beat the potentially cranky baby clock.
After wandering around for 2 hours, we settled on some cute art easels, one side is a white board and the other side is a chalck board, so two kids can be entertained at once!!
This will be just perfect for Kayla, she is quite the little artist. We got them little chairs as well. Can't wait for them to use them on Christmas!!
I had this thought a while back, since the girls are going to be a butterfly and a lady bug for Halloween, it would be cute for them to use a watering can instead of a basket for their trick or treats, but I couldn't find watering cans in the middle of September, not even an ugly one.
Ikea to the rescue once again, they had a whole shelf of watering cans, and in different colors.
For Heidi Anne we found a wall lamp for her room with a child safe cover to protect little fingers from the light blub.
Heidi's room theme is green & pink, mixed with an Amish /pionner theme. Well, I have been looking for little candle lanterns for years for Heidi Anne's room, Ikea had some!! So we got two of them.
For us we got some nice wall lights for the living room. Sadly, we got the wrong size light bulbs.
Afterwords, we meet with my sister & her family at the Carter's store. My new favorite store. Carter's has the best baby / child clothing hands down! The styles are nice, prices are great, and the clothing is sooo durable, and interchangable. If you have kids, or will soon, I highly suggest Carters.
It was a great shopping day and now most of the Christmas shopping is done. Yeah!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sick Parents

Soo Now we got what Heidi Anne had, only it landed us in the ER on Firday. She wasn'y nearly as sick as she got us.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sick Baby Girl

Poor Heidi Girl was super sick all day yesterday. So Char stayed home with her, where she got tons of cuddles! She's doing better today, still a little cranky, but no worse for the wear. She'll be back to her full giggly, active, happy self by tomorrow I bet.
If only Mommy & Daddy had faired as well. Ever notice having a sick baby is harder on the parents then the baby? You just want to make everything all better, but you can't. It's hard at times, at least all they want most of the time is lots of cuddles, which we are very good at.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Looking for Baby Books

I am on a hunt for board books, mainly, any Lift the Flap books. Like the ones by Karen Katz, (the What Does Baby Say? Books). Soo Any suggestions are great!
We have Peek-A-Baby, Grandpa & Me, and finally, What Does Baby Say.
Please....I NEED variety.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

Finally, able to tell about our Labor Day weekend, Ahhh, playing catch up!
We went to Char's sister's Sarah's house to help out with her yard. We went down at 9-ish in the morning and got there around 10. Since no one was there, Char helpped himself to the backyard. Just Kidding. He just cut open the back fence to bring the tiller
around. It made such a funny picture, I had to take it! Him in his sun glasses, and dark shirt. It was too much to pass up!
He got right to work tilling the whole backyard. It took about two or so hours.
Heidi was having fun in the dirt.
She enjoyed supervising everyone's work as well. She had a blast playing with Sarah's dog Mae, playing with bubbles, crawling in the dirt, rocking in the rocking chair, playing with her grandparents, she "helped" moe the lawn, and just plain wandering around. After many hours of hardwork we had a barbacue.
Heidi Anne also learned a new word, "Rarah!!"
When we were inside She kept pointing outside to Sarah and saying, "Rarah!"

Big Girl Car Seat

We got Heidi Anne a big girl car seat, because she had learned to unbuckle herself in the old one. Scary new trick that deserved a new car seat. She loves her new car seat, and we brought in the old one, which she loves to use as her own chair in the house.
Here she is trying out the car seat before we put in the car.

Below is her first time in the car seat in the car. She is doing her cheesy camera smile. She does this now everytime she sees the camera. We can't get her to stop for the life of us. Where did she learn it?

Here she is playing with her old car seat. She likes to climb in it and rock back and forth. Or she just sits and reclines. It's so funny to watch.