Thursday, December 17, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

parenting skillz

a video of my great parenting skillz

Untitled from eachoc on Vimeo.


The kids are in school now 3 days a week.
Cary got a job selling roofs (need a roof? call him!), so we put the kids in day care for him for go sell, sell, sell! His mom still watches them 2 days a week.

The first few weeks are school were a little rough. Now, the kids are adjusted and Nolan LOVES school.
The day care they are in lets Nolan be in the 3-year-old class even though he isn't potty trained (any ideas on how to get him potty trained would be GREAT!). Most of the day cares we looked at would keep Nolan in with the 2 year olds until he is potty trained.

Their first day of school happened to be picture day. Thought ya'll like to see the pictures.

Oh - and it looks like Grace will be getting her 2 front teeth for Christmas. She's cutting (at least) 2 teeth right now. In a few days, she will have 8 teeth - including both of her front teeth!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


from Grace's birthday party

(yes, I know the last picture is sideways. just turn your head.)

Monday, October 05, 2009

4 years ago

4 years ago tomorrow I went to the doctor for a regular high-risk ultrasound. I had been feeling something in my stomach, but I thought it was just the baby moving around. I had no idea those were contractions that I had been feeling.

When they started the ultrasound, they realized my cervix was barely .75 centimeters (it should have been about 4 centimeters). The dr came in to talk to me. He asked me if I was still working. I said yes. He said "Not any more." He called my OB and a nurse wheeled me over to the hospital.

We had no idea about the roller coaster ride we were about to take.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

message from Nolan:


Nolan will be 3 tomorrow. Don't tell him, but we're taking him to the train museum saturday. And we're getting him a backpack (he's been asking for one. i think its because dora has one.).

I have pictures from Grace's birthday I'll post later. Grace is walking every where. She has 4 words - mama, dada, daa (ball), and kaka (cracker). She has 3 teeth and she loves to chew things.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

more videos

Nolan got into Grace's crib last night. Grace thought that was hilarious! Nolan thought Grace laughing was hilarious! I got a little of the laughter on video.

kids laughing from eachoc on Vimeo.

Grace walking!

Grace walking - july 2009 from eachoc on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

1 week!

Grace. will. be. 1. in. 1. week. (and 1 day)

She is walking now. (Crawling is so 2 weeks ago.)

I have a great video of her walking that I can't get off my phone to upload! Argh!

She finally has a tooth! She got her first tooth and started taking steps on her own on the same day. Honestly, we knew the walking was coming - she's be cruising for months, but the tooth! that was a surprise! We were starting to wonder if she would ever get teeth!

Her birthday party is next week.

Nolan is still an awesome little boy. No new updates. (we are looking for volunteers to potty train him.)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


We took the kids to the fountains in Suwanee for our 5 year anniversary.

In the video with Grace, Grace is one making all of those noises. Her noises crack me up. She has started standing on her own. She will be walking on her own any second now. She still doesn't have any teeth!

Nolan is a great big brother. We were looking at pictures on the computer the other day. We came across one with Nolan and Grace on the floor playing with a toy together. Nolan looked at the picture and said "Gace." Then he went over to the toy and said "Gace" again. Then he walked over to Grace, gave her a kiss, and handed her a car. So sweet!

We are starting potty training with Nolan. Any one want to do it for us?

Friday, May 15, 2009

9 month stats

Grace had her 9-month well baby appointment Monday.
She weight 18 lbs, 8 ozs and is 28 inches long.
She is the 50 percentile for weight and height and still has her tiny 25 percentile head.

She got a toe prick and 2 shots. She cried for about 10 seconds. The doctor was impressed by how easier Grace can go from her stomach to her back to sitting up. She's been going it so long and so easily that I forgot it was a milestone! The doctor was also impressed that Grace is cruising. She will pull up on anything - couch, cat, Nolan, table... - and start walking around it. She is starting to climb stairs, but has no idea how to get back down.

She babbles all the time. She moves all the time. She is just HUGE ball of energy squeezed into a tiny body. She so badly wants to be a big kid like her brother. She loves playing with him (until he pushes her away). And she loves stealing his food (until he pushes her away).

This would be a great place to insert a 9 month picture of Grace. Some one should take one....

Monday, April 27, 2009

wordless wednesday

yeah, yeah, I know it's not wednesday, but you get the point.
pics from Christmas, Easter, misc, this past weekend at the game ranch and the zoo.

Friday, April 24, 2009

3 years

Today is the 3 year anniversary of Caleb's death. Tomorrow we will be walking in March for Babies in memory of Caleb and all the babies who have died from premature birth and in honor of Nolan and Grace and all the other babies thanks to March of Dimes. Please take make a donation to March of Dimes

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Look, pictures!

ARGH! I went through all this work to update (with pictures!) and the pictures are too big. Sorry, you're just going to have to live with GIANT pictures for now.

nolan can now climb up to the top of the cat's scratching post. He likes to get to the top and meow.

See his finger? The blue one. He slammed his fingers in the car door. (ouch!) We went to an urgent care just to make sure nothing was broken. Everything is fine - it just looks nasty and the finger nail will be falling off any second now. (Which totally grosses me out, so I'm hoping it will fall off on some one else's watch) He will point to it and say "eww gross. ouch. be better."

We felt it was time to start drugging Grace...

First Baptist Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt
Train ride with daddy


She was so hungry she could eat...her arm.

petting zoo (still at FBC Atlanta easter egg hunt)


These are all pictures off my mom's camera. We have more pictures, but our card reader is dead. I'll work on posting our pictures soon (by soon I mean some time between now and 2010).