Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Mouse

Back to New York in a bit, I just had an experience I needed to share. I came downstairs to get the baby her food this morning and had a visitor...
This visitor was so excited to see me it died on the spot. I had to put on my big girl pants and deal with said visitor. I firmly rebuked him for dying inside the house and told him he was no longer welcome. He took his leave via broom and dust pan.
Another image brings this full circle...
Nope you're wrong Tiger didn't eat the mouse, he just sat on it.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

NYC- Post 1

We were so excited to go to New York for Thanksgiving and spend some time with Scott's sister and her cute family that we scheduled a flight out at 6 am....what were we thinking!
Elsi and Daddy are pooped...

All went well on the plane, except for I get the mother of the year award for feeding Elsi just before we took off from our layover. Good thing I had a sweater on that I am not partial to, come to think of it I don't wear anything I am partial to these days. :) Anywho, we were so excited to get to Kristin's house! We love Mr. Marcus, and he and Elsi loved to play together i.e. Marcus loved to pull her bows off her head and grab her cute hands.
Or her head, whatever was available, he wasn't picky. So, here is the low down on how we do things in the Bywater family. Nadia and Jensen are 6 months apart and are great friends, so we figure because these two are six months apart they should be great friends too. When we layed them together on the sofa Marcus was maybe a 1/4" longer the Elsi, but you add his darling tummy and he has a little more to brag about. :)

Playing together- with mom's pink toes...ya, I should pay attention. :)
Scott and I had meant Marcus once when he was a few months old, so we absolutely loved getting to know this cute little guy.
And have I mentioned how much we miss Nadia?
We love her, she is growing up so fast and is this wonderful, helpful, beautiful girl. She could only be with us until Wednesday, so we made the best of our time together.

So, we played for a few days with the Daines family, and decided to have our Thanksgiving on Wednesday so that we could do the unthinkable...head into NYC for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade with 3 Million other folks...
I am not really sure what my problem is (I just think good food overwhelms me honestly) but I only got pictures of the name plates I made for Thanksgiving, hey, don't judge, you were stuffing your face too.

So on Thursday we bundled the kiddo's and Scott up and headed downtown.
Here we are with our cute pink marshmallow waiting for the parade to start. Here is a great little story. We were standing on the sidewalk and up walked some folks to check out the parade, well, the next thing we know we look over and they are setting up ladders. That is right I said ladders. Needless to say they set their kids on the ladders and blocked everyone's view. Fantastic....
We got a tip from one of Kristin's friends to get into the M&M store and go up to the second floor for a better view.
Here we are headed up the escalator with other mobs of people...
I love the look on Mr. Bywater's face. Priceless...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Roll Over

5 in the bed and the little one said roll over, roll over....

I won't sing the rest of the song for you, but I am going to stop singing it to this little one! She is getting the hang of rolling! Help!

p.s. No, she wasn't alone in her crib with Grammy's awesome pillows, I stood there the whole time. :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

One more Halloween Photo

I pick this guy up at the train every day... he's great with the baby...

2 Months

Wow, the little miss is two months old. I cannot believe it! At her two month check up she was 24.5 inches long (95th percentile...yes, she is my child, hard to believe I know), 11 lbs 14 oz (75th percentile), and only shed a few tears when she was given her shots. She is smiling and talking to us, and we love every minute of it...well, except for when it is 2:30 a.m. We don't have many of those however, we are lucky to have a little one that sleeps for 7-8 hours every night. That is pure bliss friends, pure bliss.
Her favorite thing is a bath, especially now that she can sit in her tub and splash. She would do that all day long if I let her, she wouldn't even care if she ate...well, that may be going a little far. This little one LOVES her food. Her least favorite thing?? When she can't see anyone and is alone in a room...we are working on that. :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Carving Pumpkins

Carving pumpkins was a special treat this year. Holidays are so much fun with children, even though she doesn't understand anything yet. We make sure that we do the little things, and maybe that is what is special about them.
Mr. Bywater planning his attack. This face is pretty normal these days. It's the "you're nuts Shelbi" face. :)
Elsi told her dad she wanted a smiling pumpkin, so that is what she got.

Happy Halloween

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Note

To Mom and Dad
From Elsi
Next time just buy a binki...forget all the other stuff.
And get rid of these bows, even if I am wearing a pink flower at church on Sunday someone will still ask you if I am a boy or a girl...

More Visitors

Aunt Cole and Miss Anja came to see us this month. We were so excited to see them, and I know that the animals enjoyed every ounce of attention they received.

Sadly, I don't have any photo's of the trip downtown. All I know is that Scott went with them to the American Girl tea party. When I asked if he had gotten enough food he promptly replied that the turkey sandwich was the only thing that wasn't pink and was the size of a quarter. :) I'll bet he had fun anyway.
Watching morning cartoons
I was in Kansas City for my first show since the baby that weekend and I was so sad I missed out on being with my family for the first few days. My mother also went home while I was gone which made my trip a little bitter sweet.
More morning cartoons. This looks very calm, however, there was a rousing round of "Head, Shoulders, Knee's and Toes" during the commercial.
One of my favorite photo's...we miss little Anja and her mommy so much. All the girls went and had a pedicure on Monday, it was so fun to be together!