Easter 2013

I have had no time to get the kids new Easter clothes, so I was just going to let them wear something in their closet.  Well, while we were in Pickwick, Pappy saved the day.  She got me out and we were able to do a little bit of shopping in between feedings.  Unfortunately, Cole didn’t get to wear his new shorts because when we woke up today it was sooo cold outside!!  And would you ever believe…. I dressed Chloe and Caroline alike…. in smocked dresses…. with hair bows?!?!  What is happening to me??:)

We left Pickwick yesterday so we could get home for Easter service, and for some reason I have no pictures of Easter morning or the Easter bunny coming.  I guess that reason is that we have two kids, a two month old, and we were trying to get ready and get out the door for church on time – a feat in itself!  But, after church we meet Ninnie, Big Poppa, Uncle Mitch, and Aunt Sarah for brunch at the factory.  After, I got some pics (not very good ones) of the kids.  Some of these show the true essence of trying to get a good photograph of three kids at one time – not happening!

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Good Friday at the Lake

We packed up and all made it to the lake for the long weekend.  I was worried about how Caroline would do in the car (this being her first road trip), but she did wonderful!  Our time at the lake was spent being lazy, playing outside, fishing, taking a boat ride, staring at the full moon and of course, eating!  Pappy got creative (Pinterest Patsy) and planned a craft with the kids that turned out to be a huge mess but huge fun.  The weather was nice and so was the weekend!

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Chloe’s Two Front Teeth

Chloe’s front tooth was hanging…. literally…. hanging by a thread.  She acted the same way she ALWAYS acts when she needs her tooth pulled.  She wanted it out, but then she would moan and groan and cry when it started to bleed.  Her daddy is always the one to pull her teeth, and we finally both had to say that we give up.  When we tell her that and are ready to quit, she won’t let us…. but she still cries!  It’s the craziest thing!  Then, she doesn’t even know when Matt’s pulled it because it was just hanging!  When this one came out, she was so excited…. and looking so cute.  I love when the two front teeth are missing!   And even better is the way it makes her talk!

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Caroline’s Hip Ultrasound

Last week was Caroline’s 2 month appointment, and it went fine.  We were with the doctor for almost an hour asking questions and trying to figure out this diary allergy and reflux (love her doctor for always taking such time with us!).  Her reflux is so bad, so we’ve increased the meds some.  You would never know she was uncomfortable, though, because she is the sweetest thing and hardly ever cries.  She had to have her first round of shots, and it was heartbreaking.  It was the first time I have ever seen her cry like that, and she couldn’t stop!  Poor baby!

At this appointment, her doctor noticed Caroline’s hip was still popping, so she said we need to have an ultrasound at Vanderbilt Children’s.  Today was the day for the ultrasound, and Caroline did very well.  It was so pitiful trying to hold her and keep her still and satisfied, but she cooperated rather nicely.  The US tech told us he didn’t think we had anything to worry about, and we received a call from our doctor later that everything was okay.  It was probably just cartilage popping and she should outgrow it.  No harness or cast would need to be worn and no surgery necessary.  Whew!

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First Run

It was cold, cold, COLD today, but I was bound and determined to get out and run.  It was hard… SO hard, but Caroline was a champ.  She didn’t make a peep and seemed to enjoy running with Momma even if it was freezing.  And afterwards, Cole turned into the Hulk!

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