We had a pretty uneventful Valentine's Day around here with the exception of Lilly's party at school. Jon brought me beautiful peach roses that night, but we didn't do anything this year. Here are a few pictures from Lilly's class party. Jon's mom came too and took Lilly home so I could finish working--thanks Sassy!
Lilly showing off her Valentine mailbox she made
A few of her friends--their room is so small, it's hard to get a picture of both tables at the same time!
The strawberry mice I made for the party--I found them online and thought they were so cute! Lilly loved them--sliced almond ears, twizzlers tails, and icing for the eyes and nose.
Sweet little Mamie turned 2 today. She was almost our Valentine's baby.
She... is still a fearless little gymnast with superhuman strength. can climb on, over, or into anything. refuses to eat a single vegetable aside from avocado. loves to cuddle and will happily sit with me for an hour after a nap or in the mornings. will not drink milk or eat cheese, yogurt, or even ICE CREAM. (certainly did not get this from me) LOVES any type of rice. Says, "so good, so good, so good" when she eats it. copies anything her sister does--good or bad. has the cutest little gallop and nods her head as she does it. plays so well by herself--usually with her babies and her "bipey bag" (diaper bag). still has that silky bunny and binky 99% of the time... loves Dora, "Bickey" Mouse, and of course Princesses (thank you, Lilly). prays out loud during (and talking over) anyone else's prayer at mealtimes--always specifically prays for Scole. is very sensitive and gets her feelings hurt easily, but doesn't cry easily or very much when she gets hurt. gets comments all the time from people about her husky little deep voice. looks just like a Carman--100%. loves diapers and is going to be much harder than Lilly was to potty train. is so easy to put down to bed at night--I worry this will change with the new big girl bed when we move. can throw a HUGE fit if she doesn't get her way. loves to dress up, sing (mainly "God made the big round sun" or "the B-I-B-L-E"), and dance with her sister. calls her sister "wiwwy" and I love it. has a pretty good vocabulary and talks all the time at home in complete sentences, but is very quiet and shy around other people. makes me laugh out loud every day. is such a blessing and I realize so much more the second time around how quickly they change and grow up.
We love you sweet little Mamie sister!
the naked chef
look at my new cheer leading outfit that matches my sister's! i loved this picture--she looks hilarious with it on over her big jacket :)
jon couldn't resist this picture--this ride at Chuck E Cheese is called "fetch the vet" and had a black dog inside. quite ironic.
mamie loving the carousel that goes oh-so-slow
here's her "bickey mouse" cake she requested. not too sure that the lady at publix understood me when i spelled her name. any guesses on that last letter?
sorry mamie, but the life you have ahead of you will involve spelling your name for everyone and having it misspelled on a daily basis. i should know :)
blowing out the candles while we were still singing
a happy little birthday girl with a mouth full of icing
I feel like we are finally making some real progress. Our cabinets and counters went in last week and we are waiting (and waiting) for the brick floors to get finished so that the plumber can get in and install the fixtures. The outside also got painted this past week (you can see the before picture here), which was probably the most dramatic change yet. We are excited to get in our house and quit living out of boxes, but we are both dreading the actual move because we just got done doing it in October.
Just wanted to update about Scole. We have no idea how he got this lucky, but the vet called this morning and there are no broken bones. I was completely in shock. I was sure that he was going to have a broken hip, leg, or even worse. After if happened last night, he couldn't walk or even stand. He looked like his whole back end had been rearranged. Our vet just said he was "built like a tank." Anyway, he probably has some ligament damage, especially in his right leg, but he's going to be ok. They are keeping him until Monday morning and then he'll get to come home and take pain medication and recover for a couple of weeks before we can tell how severe the ligament damage actually is. We are all so relieved and thankful for the good report. Lilly is so glad that he isn't going to heaven yet :) We'll be keeping a much closer eye on Mr. Scole from now on. I'm just glad he'll be around to celebrate his 12th birthday in the house he lived in when Jon first brought him home as a little floppy puppy. Thanks to everyone who had asked about him!
Tonight as we were getting ready to go to dinner with my parents, our doorbell rang. It was a couple who stopped to tell us that Scole had been hit by a car. The car that hit him didn't stop (how can someone do something like that?) but thank goodness another couple saw it happen and stopped. I had a hard time holding it together for Lilly and Mamie, but luckily Jon was home. Scole couldn't stand up or walk on his back legs, but he didn't look too bad otherwise. Jon took him to the vet and he's staying tonight. He is breathing fine and not bleeding internally, but probably has either a broken leg, hip, or pelvis. We'll know more in the morning about our big black 11 year old baby. The girls are so worried about him. We are all hoping we get a good report in the morning. He looked so pitiful as Jon carried him to the truck in a sheet.