Wednesday, October 31, 2012


 We again celebrated Halloween with Lila.  This year Elizabeth was a Princess thanks to a costume from Auntie Laurla.  Lila was a werewolf named Claudia.  Their choices of costumes are very much a reflection of their personalities.  If there is mud or a puddle Lila is in it.  Elizabeth believes in pink, light purple and pretty dresses.
 Henry was a monkey.  Elizabeth was also a monkey back in the day.  You can certainly tell they are siblings.
 Apparently it is quite exhausting being a monkey.  I agree.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


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Just a baby smiling and cooing.  That is all.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Big Couple of Months

Things have been fun and big around here.  Pops came for a visit while Jeff and Elizabeth headed back east for a family wedding.  Elizabeth LOVED her trip.  It was great for her to have something special just about her.  We went shoe shopping for the wedding as all she had was boots and sneakers.  She spent 30 minutes trying on EVERY shoe in the store as I was begging her to pick a pair and get it over with.  She looked at me as I encouraged her to just choose and said "I love shoe shopping and want to do this every day!".  These words have never passed my lips.

 She picked a glittery silver pair and has not taken them off.  There is glitter all over our house!  That afternoon she walked around the house in her dress and shoes and said "People at the wedding will say Who is that Goooorgeous girl?"  Since her return we have not stopped playing wedding which is a very odd game.
 Henry went for his two month shots which I was happy to get in him.  Makes me nervous with our lack of immunized folks in Washington state as seen with our nasty pertussis outbreak.  He now weighs in at a crazy 14 pounds 2 ounces and 25 inches long.  He wears 3 to 6 month old clothing and leans more towards the 6 month size.  My milk supply has always been my super power and apparently is made of only cream.

He is smiling and laughing like crazy.  Pops said it perfectly in that he is now even smiling with his eyes.   He is desperate to get his hands in his mouth.  Nursing and his hands in his mouth are his two motivations in life.

Elizabeth will ask for him to join in on all activities.  She will get his little bouncy chair, bring it in the playroom and then request that he joins her.  She will then spend time playing school with him.  He is captivated by her.  It is awesome to have a built in 4 year old sitter!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Just Hanging Out

We are having fun here in the McSpeert household.  Elizabeth loves her brother and remains the greatest little helper.  Bath time is a favorite and she is quick to chastise me if I get water in his eyes... 'momma watch out Henry does not like that' and then she'll pat him saying 'It's ok Henry, momma is sorry'.    
 When I'm trying to get things done she will say "momma you take a shower/make dinner/clean bathroom and I'll watch brover" and then she will proceed to read him stories or even better put on music and dance for him.

She is an expert at holding him.

Although sometimes he looks a bit concerned and I wonder if he is saying "Are you sure she has me??"

 Tummy time is not his favorite!