Darby and her Parrot

Yes.  Darby has a parrot!  Her parrots name is “Parrot” and (s)he (not sure which it is, I’ll have to ask later) – flies into the room at random times.  Parrot is at the dinner table, A LOT.  We always know when Parrot is around because Darby says “flap flap” when it’s flying into the room – and Parrot always lands right on her arm or fingers.  Did I mention that Parrot repeats EVERYTHING we say?  Well, (s)he does!  Here is a video I took the other night with my iPhone.  It’s dark and hard to see, but cute none the less. 

With out further or do, here is Darby and her smart Parrot!



Filed under Toddlers

Two Months Old!

I can not believe Finn is already 2 months old!

At his two month check up (which was also a sick visit for poor Darby), Finn weighed in at 12lbs 10oz and is now 23 inches long – the 75th percentile! He is already wearing 3m and 3-6m sized clothes and just about in size 2 diapers!  He’s our little chubalicious!! I’m so hesitant to admit it  but he is (crossing fingers) growing out of his colic!!  I love it when he is happy, and since there is finally more of the day that he is happy then upset, I couldn’t ask for more!

He has been coo-ing and smiling for a few weeks now, and to us there isn’t much that is cuter! Here is a video I took last week.  We bought him a new high chair since Darby’s (which is wood) doubles as her chair at the table and is just well, very loved and has been well used!  He deserved something new, and we wanted him to be able to sit at the table with us when we eat dinner now.  We got a Chicco high chair that reclines so he can sit with us starting now! He loves his new high chair.  Here he is telling you about it while sitting in it:

Here is the updated slide show! I still need to find a ‘one day old’ picture to add, but here’s what we have so far!


1 Comment

Filed under Babies, Family

Be Mine.

Happy Valentines Day!


Darby & Finn



Filed under Family, Holidays

For Comparison

People always ask if I think Darby and Finn look-alike.  The answer is YES! While I think Darby definitely looked like a baby girl and Finn looks most definitely like a baby boy, I think they do look a LOT alike.

Darby at 2 Months:

Finn at (almost) 2 months:

Finn is definitely chunkier then I remember D being at this point, but he’s a boy!! I think I need to recreate a picture of Darby with Finn so we can really get a good comparison going on.  Maybe in my free time? 🙂 Ha!

What do you think?

1 Comment

Filed under Family

Story Time with Big Sissy

Wow, my posts are few and far between these days!  But I’m sure you all understand that life with 2 kids is twice as crazy and leaves me barely any time to do things I want to do!  Miraculously (and knock on wood) BOTH kiddos are napping right now so I thought I’d pop on as quickly as I can and post while the getting is good!

Like I said, life has been crazy, but we are surviving!  Finn is getting SO big, almost 2 months old already!  Little miss Darby Doo is growing like a weed too!  I had to take her to the Dr last week (double ear infections, boo!) and she weighed 32lbs – I can NOT believe I have a 2 1/2 year old! Yikes!  Not to mention that she will be in Preschool in September. Where has the time gone? Geeze!

Here’s a video from when Finn was just 1 week old. My how the time flew! Darby still reads to Finn all the time, and (fingers crossed) since Finn is getting  less colicky (Hurray!!) the interaction is just totally adorable.  He is coo-ing and smiling up a storm and Darby just loves talking to him.

I am really hoping Finn shares in Darby’s love of books!  It is by FAR her favorite pastime – followed by coloring and dressing up in her costumes! She is even starting to memorize some of her books – like Pinkalicious – that she is reading to Finn in the video. She knows the first few pages by heart and it is adorable!


Filed under Family, Toddlers

Catching Up!

It has only taken me all afternoon (literally) to get this post up!  Seems to be the norm around here lately!! Poor Finn has been colicky and so congested, I headed to the doctor on Friday with a slew of questions.  The Doctor assured me that this is “normal” (Darby must have been an exception because she NEVER cried like this and was never sick!). Needless to say the list of “to do’s” is just gigantic!

Today Finn is 1 month old!

In honor of Finn’s 1 month birthday, I made an extra effort to get a slideshow together of pictures from his birth and a few days after with some of the friends/family that stopped by to meet him!  I didn’t get pictures of everyone (sorry!) but even though, we were so happy to those who did stop by.  With it being the cold/flu season, Finn still has a lot of friends to meet! 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

One of these days I hope to get up Finn’s Birth Story to share, but seeing as it took me an entire afternoon to get this far – and it’s dinner time – it’s going to have to wait for awhile!


Filed under Family, New Beginnings

Here I Am!

Things are busy over here, but we are surviving!  After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, colds for every member of our family (including little Finn!), termites in the garage (and who knows where else – real thrilled about that!) and Eric making it back to work – the kids and I are in SOME WHAT of a routine.  Well, that might be pushing it a little, but I like to think so.  Everyday is different in its own way, but I can count on a few things:  Darby will take a nap for at least and hour and a half and come hell or high water I will get myself in the shower at some point!

Regardless of the challenges, I LOVE our family of 4 and wouldn’t have it any other way. Plus, people make it with a lot more kids than two.  Two is totally manageable.  Although MORE manageable when Eric is home then when he is not 🙂 Just saying.

I can not believe Finn is almost 4 weeks old! Where did those weeks go!? He is almost a full month old.  He is a MUCH more fussy baby then Darby was. I don’t think Darby ever really cried unless she was hungry or teething.  Finn is a different story, and it’s been a challenge, but slowly we are figuring out what works to help him .. and what does not!  He is a champion nurser, a booby baby thru and thru.  Back when he was 5 days old he weighed 7lbs 13 oz and when he was a week and 5 days old he weighed in at 8lbs 9oz! That’s almost a pound in a week!  It was relieving to know that all the cluster feedings and power nursing wasn’t for not!

I have a lot to catch you all up on – pictures from his birth and birth story, the holidays and just cute moments in general. Hang in there with me while I get caught up.  I’m not making any promises on when that will be exactly, but it will happen!

For now, here’s a few to tide you over!

I think they look so much alike in these two pictures!

1 Comment

Filed under Family, Holidays, New Beginnings, Toddlers