What An Amazing Couple Of Days...

Two days ago, JORDYN CRAWLED!!!! And there's no stopping her. We got it on video and once I figure out how to get it on my computer (without it crashing) I will post! :) She also found out she can pull herself up...on the couch, on my leg, the pillow...just about everything! And that's ALL she wants to do. It's so fun!

Then, yesterday, Avery was fussing in the crib after her nap and when I walked in the room, she was STANDING and holding on to the rail. 'Oh crap' I said. Then I ran and grabbed my camera. :) She got on her tummy, reached over to the bumper pad, pulled herself to her knees, reached up to the railing on the crib with one hand, then with the other, and POP! She is up. We are going to need a tent over the top or Avery will go 'splat'. We don't want that.

So, the cribs we ordered back in August won't be here until the end of October!! The END of OCTOBER????!!!! Jeepers. I needed at least one more crib, like, yesterday! I called a few weeks after I ordered them and they said they were on the delivery truck, but that the truck makes a lot of stops and takes a long time, and there was no way of knowing when they'd be here until the driver calls and says "i'm here." Wha?? So I called again yesterday and he told me the october thing. What I don't understand is why in the three times I called previously did they say they had NO idea when they would be here, but all of the sudden we have a time? He told me "yeah, we said it would be 6-10 weeks." Uh, ok...whatever. So we have to borrow a crib for a month so at least Ash or Jordy can get trained in one. Fun times.

Tomorrow is a big day in our house! The girls will be 9 months old (holy cow, really??) and Tony will be turning the big 3-0! How exciting! He is a little depressed about it, but I think it's a marvelous age. He's still a spring chicken!:) So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tony and to my Babies!

We are headed to Tahoe on friday for a friend's wedding. It's going to be interesting...I don't know how the sleeping arrangment is going to work, but we'll figure it out :) It will be fun, though. Then when we get back Sunday, one of Tony's uncles and his wife will be in town and are coming over for a barbeque. Now I just have to figure out how to get all of us packed and then get the house ready for company in two days...that's including today. Yikes. And I am holding a sleeping baby. Tony is gone on business all day, so I'm not sure how I'm going to do it. Oh well. I guess if the house doesn't look great, it doesn't. What's important is family and spending time together. So I'm trying not to stress. I've got enough of that to deal with as it is! :P

Quick congratulations to a great friend with wonderful news! I am so excited for you!


Wow..Where'd September go?

It's almost half over for cryin' out loud!! Holy molys. The babies will be 9 months old in 2 weeks. I actually have to start thinking about their first birthdays. So crazy.
We celebrated our 4th anniversary yesterday and it feels like longer--But in a good way :) We are going to dinner and a show "jersey boys" next week and Tony is surprising me with some trip or something in the coming months, but he won't tell me when or where. Should be fun...I'm hard to surprise and so far, he has done a good job!

Avery is rocking on all fours so she should be full on crawling any moment. She does this thing where she sneaks over to the wicker garbage can, tips it over and crawls in, and proceeds to empty the entire contents onto the floor. Then she pulls up onto the bottom of the side table where Tony leaves the paper he's already read before putting it in the recycle bin and she pulls the papers off. We say her name several times for her to stop and she ignores the first couple, then will look at us and smile, pretend she is going in the opposite direction until she thinks we've forgotten, and climbs back up. She just laughs every time we tell her no, then we laugh and she thinks it's a game. Oh she is going to be trouble. Ashleigh has picked up on the garbage can game now, too. She is even sneakier. She so stealth about everything-- One minute she will be on the other side of the room playing with her toys and in a blink she is in the garbage can. She is complete mischief. Jordyn has learned how to push herself backwards from her tummy into the splits and pushes her body up with her arms to sit up. So funny. She can also balance on all fours for a moment then falls over, but if we put a magazine or some other forbidden paper object she would probably crawl. LOL. I would not be surprised if she pops a tooth at any moment. This teething thing seems to last FOREVER. Where are the teeth, already!? Jeepers. Avery's favorite thing to say is "DA-DA-DA-DA". It's so cute and she sounds like a toddler when she talks. She makes all sorts of cute grown up sounds. It's scary and sad at the same time too. She is still a great crib sleeper, even after the sickness setbacks. Speaking of which, the two more cribs we ordered should be here this or next week. I don't know where I'm going to put them, but it's time. Ashleigh needs to sleep through the night and Jordy needs a safe place to sleep. Our bed just isn't cutting it. She fell out the other day and it was just horrible. She recovered ok without any real damage (hopefully we can say the same thing in 10 years) but I may not recover if it happens again.

All is going great so far. I've got a tired and grumpy jordy on my lap so I'd better feed her and put her down for a nap (even if it's just her usual 30 minutes---it will help)


And so the cycle continues...

Just when things were going so smoothly, we get another set-back.

The girls are sick...again. Do all kids get sick this often, or is it just mine?? I took Ash to the doc yesterday and he said she just has a cold. Ave is starting to sneeze and get a runny nose and she had a low grade fever yesterday. Jordy is teething --making her just grumpy and restless all the time so if she gets it, it's not going to be fun.
We invited two couples over to watch a game today and both of them have babies (one of them is just under two months old) so I had to call them a let them know that the girls were sick. I would only want someone to do the same for us. Their husbands may still come, but they may not. bummer. It's in their best interest, though--we've gone to see people with sick children
(but were unaware until too late) and regretted not leaving because we were selfish or didn't want to offend people by saying "bye bye". Then the girls got sick and things are never good when that happens.

Hopefully this will pass quickly. It doesn't seem too bad {knock on wood}.

Avery is *this* close to crawling. She gets up on all fours, then collapses. She has, however, learned the 'military-style' tummy crawl. It's so cute. The other two will probably figure it out any day now.

Our house is getting smaller..LOL

Have a safe and happy Labor Day everyone!!