Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We made the big trek to Target last weekend and found the BEST toy ever for Jack. There are batting cages and several baseball fields near our house and Jack has been really intrigued by the big boys playing baseball. So, naturally, when we saw this ridiculous blow up tee ball set we had to get it for him. He freaking loves it!
Here he is actually hitting the ball.
Jack likes his tee ball set so much that he napped with it the day we brought it home.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Elephants! Jack wasn't so sure about the giant turtle.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Ellie continues to develop into a sweet little baby girl and, for the most part, is happy and giggly. She is still a more difficult baby than Jack ever was. We'd just started to get a real nap and bedtime routine going until she caught a bit of a cold the other day. Boo to that! It's really sad to see her little nose running.
At her four month well baby last week (a week early), Ellie weighed 12 pounds and 14 ounces and was 23 and 3/4 inches long. The doctor said both were just under the 50th percentile. Of course, when I looked it up online I found charts putting her much closer to the 25th percentile. Anybody know what's up with that? Very confusing.
I took a ton of pictures this morning (a day late) because it was actually kind of sunny after four days of rain and yuckiness.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Here's an example of what I squeeze into a nap time for TSM blog: browse around online for things I like, request permission to use images, contact companies to pitch a giveaway, network with other blogs, promote the blog, posts and giveaway sponsors on blogs, Twitter (which, by the way, is totally weird), Facebook, etc. Don't get me wrong, it's totally fun and worth it, but it's strange how quickly it has turned into a total time-suck.
Several people have asked if I'm making any money. And, no, I'm not. I have Google Ads on the blog that pay depending on the number of hits on the site and clicks on the ads (so, yeah, feel free to click away, hint hint), but they are pretty much worthless. So, no cash, but I have gotten a few things from companies to review for the blog that I get to keep. (Jack's C.Belly belts, for example.) The best part is getting to giveaway things. And I also love hearing that people have purchased things I've written about.
So... that's why Adventures of the Lord Family has been lame lately. I'm going to try to at least post pictures a few times a week so you can see what the cutest kids ever are up to.
We are excited for Kevin to get back from his weekend in Austin and for the weather to improve so we can get outside!
As you can see, a bath did absolutely nothing to improve the hair situation.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
She quickly learned music would play if if she grabbed at and moved the hanging animals. Or, perhaps I'm overestimating her mental capacity and she just flailed as usual and was suprised by the music? Either way, she liked it.
And cuddled an Elmo doll.
Jack may forever associate Ohio with birthdays after all the birthdays we celebrated on this trip.
Jack, Elizabeth and I went to Ohio for a little over two weeks and we had a great time. We kept pretty busy visiting with friends and family, going to reading group at the library and going to the mall!
The highlight of the trip for Jack was a trip to Chuck E. Cheese with Uncle Mike. He had a blast and is still talking about it. The best part for Elizabeth was bathtime in the sink with Sasa. I don't know what it is about that baby girl, but she LOVES being naked and Sasa could really make her giggle.
Pictures of visits with family:
The computer is SO not cooperating with me at the moment. If you can't see the slideshow, click on "view all images."