Thursday, February 26, 2009

Shannon Finally Likes the Slide!

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We have had some decent weather lately, so we have been going to the park every day. Shannon finally got brave enough to go down the slide by herself, and she loves it now!

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Girls

Here are some pictures of my girls that we took today with my new camera. Shannon actually posed this one. She loves her "puppy" (the teddy bear) almost as much as she loves her sister.
I promise, Leah was still able to breathe. Shannon would hug her all day if I let her.
Aren't they pretty?
Here is a video showing a little bit of Leah's personality. So far, she is a lot like Shannon. She is very happy most of the time and she loves to talk!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Poor Leah

Leah had her two month well-check yesterday, along with 5 shots. I have never heard a baby cry louder or higher than she cried. I had never heard her do that before, so I was pretty amazed. Call me sick, but it made me laugh. She calmed down after a few minutes, then when the Tylenol wore off last night she did it again. I was sure everyone in the entire apartment complex could hear her, but I asked our neighbor if she heard it and she said she didn't. It was pretty sad, but she is doing much better today.
We also found out that she is already a victim of some poor genes, as she will have to have an umbilical hernia repaired. The rule of thumb is if you can get the tip of your finger in it, it's too big. They will do that surgery any time after they are 4 months old, but we will probably wait until next year. Here is a nice picture of it for those of you who enjoy that sort of thing. When she is crying or straining it really pokes out.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Poppa

Shannon and I were watching "Pete's Dragon" this morning (what's new?) and when Lampie (played by Mickey Rooney) came on screen she said, "Look! Poppa!" Poppa is what she calls her Grandpa Emerson. As you can see, he does slightly resemble Lampie. I just thought that was pretty amusing.
I really wanted to post a picture of my chocolate cheesecake that I made from the recipe in my new Lion House cookbook, but my camera seems to have died. I put fresh batteries in it and it still says "low battery" and doesn't do anything. I have always hated the camera anyway, since by the time it finally takes a picture the moment has long passed, and it doesn't record sound with videos. So, it looks like we may be getting a new camera with our tax return this year. Any suggestions? Keep in mind we are modest and simple people, so I don't see us spending any more than $150-$200, but I would like one that actually records sound this time.