Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Big girl bed

Kiera has been in her new "big girl bed" for about a week and a half now. We had the idea to let her try it out while we were assembling the second crib in her room which Lydia will be moving into shortly. Kiera has always been a great sleeper (unless she is afraid of a new place) so we thought we would try it out. I was curious to see what she would do so the first night I actually hid in her room to watch her. Daddy came in and laid Kiera down in the bed. She didn't move a bit except to admire her red tonails: "wow!" and then roll over and go to sleep. She has fallen off the bed once, and once I found her asleep on the floor right in front of her door, but that's it. Easy transition. I just hope that she'll be ok with the transition of moving Lyida into her room.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Yesterday we took our girls to Disneyland. It was the 2nd time Kiera has gone (the first was when she was one month old though). Many of of friends who have toddlers Kiera's age have season passes and say that their toddlers love Disneyland and we were even considering getting season passes. However, after Kiera's reaction yesterday, we have changed our minds. Kiera was afraid of all of the rides. The ONLY one she enjoyed and didn't cry on was the Jungle Cruise. Our picky princess was happy as long as she was not on a ride though! Ok, we'll try again in a year or so and manybe we'll consider getting season passes then!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Learning the hard way

Ever since Lydia was born I've been slacking on changing Kiera's diapers. We usually go through 3 outfits a day because her diaper leaks through to her clothes before I get around to changing it.
Kiera and I frequently go for walks down to the corner of our street barefooted. This evening we went for for a barefooted walk and I had Lydia on my chest in my front carrier. When we got down the the corner Kiera would not turn around to go home. She insisted we keep going (we've walked around the block a few times before with shoes on). No matter what I did I couldn't get her to turn around (besides carrying her by her arms since I couldn't pick her up), so I decided that I would just let her keep going and we'd walk around the block. Of course, since she was barefooted, she got tierd of walking sooner than she normally does (and of course it had to be when we were half way around). She sat down on the sidewalk and refused to walk anymore and cried when I tried to get her to walk. Just then I noticed that her pants were wet--yep, her diaper had leaked through. I had no other way of getting her home so I had to put her on my shoulders. So I carried Lydia on my chest and Kiera and her wet bottom on my shoulders home and had a wet shirt by the time we got back. Yes, I've learned.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lydia's Baby Blessing

Lydia was blessed today at church. Thankfully, she was asleep during the blessing (

I was sure she'd be wailing as she seems to do that a lot lately). She was beautiful in her little dress (made by her Grandma), but she hated wearing it... probably itchy. The power went off at church about 10 minutes after the blessing so we all went home early which was kindof nice since we had family visiting.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Off and running (sortof)...

I ran 3/4 of a mile this morning and man was it tough! The last steps that I ran before today were the last steps of my half marathon last November. I finally got medical clearance this week to start exercising again so I'm officially training for my next half marathon. It's going to be a long road though-- I thought I was going to pass out after a 3/4 mile! I was pushing Kiera in the jogging stroller and when we started she kept looking back at me like "mom I didn't know you could run!" On the uphill parts I probably could have walked faster than I was running. So-- I'm offically training for another half marathon. Any of you local folks who would like to train/run with me -- I'm in (just give me a month or 3 to catch up to your level!)