Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chloe: 10 Months

So I tried to get Chloe's picture with the growth chart bear but I could NOT get her to stay put long enough for me to back up and snap the photo! This is the best I could get:


Then I tried to get Chase to hold her back but that didn't even work!


They did have a fun time playing afterwards:


Here is a little look at what my drama king does to entertain his baby sister:

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He is like this constantly with her (which can be exhausting!).  She is usually much more entertained and laughs hysterically at him.  He is her walking one-man show and no one can make her laugh like he can.  Today she was not really in the mood, but the show was entertaining to me!

I love this next photo because it shows off her amazing Michelin Man arms!


Chloe pulls up all the time and has stood on her own several times. She babbles "Mama" and "Dada." Daycare says she says "Night night," but I've never heard it. Chase is obsessed with counting Chloe's words. Every time she babbles something he's convinced it's a word and he's keeping count. According to Chase, she is up to 16 words! He congratulates her all the time for learning new words. It's quite hilarious to hear what he thinks she's saying. "Mom! She just said 'sidewalk!'"

Her laugh is still priceless:

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More photos of our fun around the house today are coming soon to our Photo Album!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

First Pedicure


Right now you are thinking one of two things:
  1. Awwww....  Look at Chloe's pretty pink (though freakishly large) baby toes!
  2. *gasp* She didn't!
I did.


And now we match!


In my defense, he wanted me to do it.  Correction: He wanted me to paint his fingernails.  Every single one of them.  I proposed I would do one toe.  We compromised and did all the toes.  We'll just keep the summer sandals buried in the closet for awhile.

One day he's going to hate me for this post!

P.S. This is my second post of the day.  See the previous post for Easter pictures!

The Easter Bunny Came!

The Easter Bunny Came! Last night Chase left him this note (click on it for a larger view):


If you can't read it, here's what it says: "Please hide an egg in my room and at Daddy's house. Leave me a present please."

Well the Easter Bunny did just that! I have no idea how the big bunny got the egg in Chase's room without waking him up. After all, his door is VERY squeaky. Chase found the egg by the door so I suspect the bunny just opened the door a crack and threw it in there. Then at 5:00am I think I heard him outside hiding eggs around the yard, and at 5:30am both Chase and Chloe woke up. I was grateful the Easter Bunny got in and out of there in time!  We started with the egg hunt indoors, and I think next year we will have to leave the Easter Bunny a note that Chase needs harder hiding places, because he found all the eggs within minutes and then couldn't believe there weren't more. So he proceeded to look in all the cupboards and drawers until I reminded him we hadn't looked outside yet!


I convinced him to save the outside hunt until it was not pitch black outside, so we opened Easter baskets next:



Chloe was pretty much just along for the ride. She was super tired so I put her back to bed at 6:30 and we started our outdoor hunt. Forgive the quality of the pictures. It was still pretty dark!



And all the festivities were over by 7. *yawn*

But then we got to play with some new stuff!  The sidewalk chalk....


...and the bubble gun!


Chloe and I sat on the swing and watched Chase chase bubbles all over the yard. It was very entertaining!


Hoppy Easter!

(More photos are in our Photo Album if you're interested!)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt


Today Brian joined us for the city Easter egg hunt. It was sheer madness:


By the time we got in the gate most of the eggs were gone, so Chase ran around finding egg halves that other kids left behind. He loved every minute of it, though:



It was a great excuse to get Chloe dressed up, too. I have had this dress since Chloe was born, practically (she got it as a gift from my dear friend Katie) and I just couldn't WAIT until she fit into it and I had a good reason to dress her up (and of course I had to buy shoes to match)!


I sat her down in the grass while Brian and Chase searched for egg halves and these pictures pretty much sum up what she thought about THAT!



Afterward Brian secretly filled some of the eggs with some Skittles he bought at the concession stand since he didn't get any eggs with stuff in them!


Chase was really excited to have Daddy there.  We all had a nice time together.


When we got home I had to take some more photos of Chloe in her dress and shoes with her little pigtails in. Having a girl to dress up is so much fun!



The Easter Bunny comes tonight!!

All the pictures I took today are in our Photo Album if you're interested.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Eggs!


We made our Easter eggs this week. It was a 2-night process. We colored them last night:


And then tonight we decorated them:


They don't hold a candle to the amazing dinosaur eggs he made with his dad...


...but he loved them all the same!

(I still can't believe Brian had the patience to do that!!)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Play Ball!

Now that Chloe is more mobile she and Chase are really starting to play together more. It is too cute to watch them. Here's a little clip! Enjoy!