Saturday, May 23, 2009

Language Explosion!

Reese has become a little chatter box! Just within the last three days she has started to put words together and she loves to communicate. I am not sure what her first word was but I love that her first phrase was "Bless you!" thanks to her polite friend Micah. Reese now sings "EIEIO", "Ring around the rosie", and "Twinkle Twinkle". The first song I ever sang to her was Jesus Loves Reese and she now puts her babies in the rocker and sings it to them! Her understanding amazes me and we are so enjoying her new found ability to communitcate!

Monday, May 11, 2009

March for babies

This was our second year "marching" for babies. It was a very cold (in the high 30s, low 40s) but dry and sunny day. The walk started at Wilson High and walked through North Tacoma. We enjoyed walking with the Owen and Perez/Allen families! I was surprised that Reese did so well! She often struggles to make it through a half hour run but a two hour walk was no problem. She really was entertain by all the other people.
The funny part was when we reach one of the many rest spots and they were offering us hot dogs at 9 in the morning!
I am so glad to be supporting the March of Dimes. When you have a premature baby you want to do something to fix it and this is our way of doing something.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Just this week, Reese has become a mommy. Baby, and now babies, have to do everything with us. They eat with her and they come to Costco with us. We have been talking about Aunt Kacy's baby and the baby's name so I decided to ask Reese what the names are of her babies. Turns out they are both named Sebasitan....after our dog! She is one funny kid!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Roll call

When Reese is getting ready for bed, she likes to do her own roll call. It goes something like this: "Daddy?" "Daddy is sleeping." "Sebastian?" "Sebastian is sleeping." "Mommy?" "Mommy is right here holding you." And then she repeats this over and over again.....just to make sure we are all accounted for. :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009


We have been doing what works for our family. I have been nursing Reese at "sleep times" since she was about 6 or 7 months old. We kinda fell into this routine and it works for us.....except that I had to be there for each nap time and night time. We decided to get brave and try something new....have Daddy put Reese to sleep. He was up for the challenge and we pick a night that I was out with friends to give it a try.

It worked! Daddy sings Reese a couple songs as he rocks her and then puts her in her bed. She loves it! And now when I put her to bed she says "Daddy?" and lays her head on me wanting me to sing to her.

Who knew it would work so well! And now I have more freedom!! :)