Saturday, July 26, 2008

The cereal solution...

Hey everyone! Hope that you're all doing fabulously! We're gearing up to head up to Canada on Tuesday. We're excited to see all our Canadian family, some of which we haven't seen in a year and a half. Last time I saw my cousins Alex and Maya I was 6 monthes old. It's been too long. While we're up there we're having a family reunion with all of Mommy's cousins and aunts and uncles. We can't wait. Mommy is a little nervous about the trip though because she's been pretty sick the last few days, including puking 4 times yesterday. But she has discovered the "cereal solution"... basically she's eating just cereal (usually Barbara's Oat Squares) because it's the only thing that stays down. Not necessarily the best diet for two growing babies, but some food is better than none. She's feeling a little better today so hopefully she'll be able to choke down some more protein. Please keep Mommy in prayer... the nausea is getting a little old.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Yes... it's a new post...

Alrighty... I know it's been a long time since the last post. We've been busy with the ongoing birthday celebrations and Mommy has been really tired with the pregnancy. In fact, she took my 2-year portraits over a week ago and JUST downloaded them from her camera today. Her lack of energy for photography shows you just how tired she is. Anyways, here's a couple of my portraits.

This weekend I got to celebrate my 2nd birthday with all of my friends and family. My Grandma Belknap even came up from Southern California to join us for the celebration, which was REALLY special! Daddy set up a "Finding Nemo" water wonderland in the backyard for the party, complete with slip and slide, two wading pools, sprinklers and a sand box. Me and my friends had a blast! Thanks to everyone who were able to celebrate with me!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

This post was brought to you by the number TWO!

Hi everyone. Well, this has definitely been the week for the number TWO. Of course, I turned TWO on Thursday. And then Mommy had a doctor tell her that there are not one, but TWO babies in her belly. How's that for a shocker? She got to see the TWO little babies, with their TWO little heartbeats. And then my TWO parents shared a moment of utter disbelief. But it explains Mommy's nausea, exhaustion and expanding waistline, which all seem multiplied by TWO since her pregnancy with me. I guess life is going to be a little crazy in the new year when the twins come.

So, I would like to share TWO prayer requests. The first is for Mommy's energy level... because she has no energy and apparently that's difficult when dealing with me. The second is for the twins, that the pregnancy goes well and that they stay in the oven until they're "fully baked". Thanks!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yup... the title of this post says it all. Yesterday was my birthday and I am now the ripe old age of TWO! I had a fabulous birthday. Mommy started the day off by getting me Elmo balloons and I ran around the house with them trailing behind me screaming "Melmo! Melmo! Melmo!" (my version of Elmo's name). Then Mommy and I made my favorite dinner... ham (with honey mustard), homemade macaroni and cheese, and green beans! It was life group night, so all of our bible study friends came over and celebrated with us. We ate dinner, had cupcakes, and then opened gifts. My friend Kaya was a great help and whenever I got frustrated with ribbons or tape while opening gifts, I would just hand it to her and she would happily open it for me. Now that's a friend! Thanks Kaya! And thanks to everyone who got me such great gifts! I love you guys!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy "National Holiday"!

Well, I hope all my family in Canada had a Happy Canada Day on July 1st and that all my homies here in the U.S.A. had a Happy Independence Day yesterday. Life has been a little crazy around here. You'll notice that this post is once again "photo free". This is primarily because Mommy has been feeling sick, sick, sick with the pregnancy and doesn't have the energy to pick up her camera. So you KNOW that she's not feeling great. She's trying to be "excited" about the nausea as it signifies that her body is producing the necessary hormones to stay pregnant. But it's hard when all you want to do is lay on the couch for hours on end...

So... Wednesday night I did indeed end up getting my big girl bed. Unfortunately the bed rail that Mommy and Daddy initially got for it wasn't big enough and my sleep was interupted when I rolled out of it and bounced off the floor around midnight. Ooops. A special thanks to Auntie Dee Dee who delivered a bigger bed rail to our house the next morning that they weren't using. I'm going to bed relatively well at night now without my bobo, but I'm still anti-nap and crying myself to sleep in the afternoon. It's just not fun to sleep without my bobo.

Yesterday we celebrated Independence Day at our friend's house. I had a blast running around with all my little buddies, Daddy enjoyed playing their Nintendo Wii, and Mommy enjoyed sitting on the porch swing chatting with the other mommies. And it was particularly exciting to see our friend's the Himmelbergers who just got back Thursday from six weeks at Stanford hospital enduring a long recovery after Drew's open heart surgery. We're so happy to have you guys home! All night I kept pointing at Drew and saying "owie" and Mommy tried to explain that Drew's owie is almost all gone!

And this is going to be an exciting week. It starts tomorrow with Isabelle's 3rd birthday party. It's a princess theme party, and we're all supposed to come in our princess dresses for a tea party. And then of course my birthday is on Thursday! Since my party isn't until July 19th, Mommy may have to get me a birthday cake and ice cream to celebrate. She loves me... Even though I scream relentlessly at naptime...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My point is made...

Well, Mommy and Daddy have made their point that apparently I am a "big girl" now and I don't need a bobo. So, if they want me to be a big girl, then I am refusing to sleep in my crib. Yesterday during naptime at Isabelle's house, I climbed out of the pack-n-play and ended up napping in Isabelle's bed. And this afternoon I climbed out of my crib at naptime. I freaked Mommy out when she heard me awake in the monitor after my nap and then walked in my room and couldn't find me. I was hiding behing my glider-rocker. In fact, Mommy still can't figure out if I climbed out before my nap, or after my nap. Soooooo.... Daddy is currently at the store buying the mattress for my big girl bed, which will be set-up tonight. I think I made point... if you want me to be a big girl, give me a big girl bed.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Withdrawals lessening...

Well... we're down to 5-10 minutes of crying at bedtime and naptime. I'm getting better. I think it's harder on Mommy that it is on me. But I've gone from being a kid that begged to go to bed before, to a kid that hates going to bed. Interesting how quickly things change, eh?