Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It's 7:19am, and the whole family is still asleep...  We're all fighting off this bug, hopefully everyone wakes well rested and healthy today!

I wish the same for you too!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A great weekend

Friday, the kids and I received a special gift, hubbers surprised us by taking the day off!   Hubbers and I each got to go the to the gym, then we went to the Natural History museum.  We all had a blast (Loki slept the whole time) and Jeanne brought home a new dinosaur cup and a dinosaur sticker book.  A tradition started with the Eric Carle sticker book, which allowed Daddy and Jeanne to put a new sticker in place each night before bed, so we got her a new book, a dinosaur one!

Saturday, the parents got to the gym again, then we went to the pool.  Saturday night Jeanne spent the night at Granma's house, while Daddy put together a mini kitchen for Jeanne.  That little bugger took forever (a little wine helped), while I cleaned (yes CLEANED) the house.  It looked all sparkly and shiny!

Sunday Jeanne saw her new kitchen set, and played with it all day.  Despite the high 80 temps outside, we could not tempt her to go outside to ride her bike or go to the pool, she played with her kitchen all day!

We really had a wonderful weekend, bu unfortunately, hubbers and I have a little bug, a sore throat and a general feeling of ick.  Hope it passes soon!

Love to you all!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011


When its good, its really good.  I had a really wonderful weekend, thanks to hubbers, granmommy and a finally calm Jeanne.  Despite Jeanne having a napless Saturday, and a random kick to the head to Loki (literally), she finally settled down for her Gran, and she had a good night with her.  We picked her up in the morning, and her cute little legs ran down the path to her Daddy and gave him a giant hug while yelling "DADDY". 

Melt my heart.

Then the Baker clan + Gran went for a really nice walk around a lake, fed some geese and turtles and enjoyed the warm day.  Although Jeanne was super tired, too tired to eat or think, she went down for a nap easily and when she woke, she went to the pool with Daddy.  Loki and I joined the two swimmers and sat in the shade with my feet in the water.

When its good, its really good.  I love my family!


New pictures!

We had a great time with Me Maw and PaPaw!
By the way, the picture below is not of Loki, but of Jeanne when she was a chubby infant, they are TWINS I tell you!
Jeanne Nuit!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

First night away...

Tonight Jeanne is spending the night at Granmommy's house.  This is the first night I have ever been away from Jeanne.  While we were happy to drop her off at 330pm today, by 9pm, I am getting anxious.

I am missing her a lot, and worrying about her even more.
Tonight, we've looked for presents for her, for new apps for her, new toys for her, and then talked about her.  Finally we called to say goodnight.  *sigh*

I wish you the most happy, relaxing, calm good night at granmommy's house my dear.

Mommy and Daddy love you!

Where to start?

I know its been a while since I've last updated, but it is significantly more difficult to find free time now.  Loki will be 8 weeks old on May 16th, boy did that go quickly!  Our nights are getting much better, I don't know (or care) why.  I don't know how much Loki weighs now, but everyone agrees, that he is HEAVY! and quite chubby.  Hubbers never remembers Jeanne being like this, but I know she was ;)

I hope to update with pictures this weekend, we have some really nice ones of MeMaw and PePaw from their visit recently.

Love to you all!

P.S. Jeanne is doing very well with learning her alphabet and counting.  She can count (with 70% accuracy) from 1 to 13, and knows the alphabet song (with about 40% accuracy).  She is TOO cute!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Oh so tired and Jeanne's B-day wish list

The last week has been stressful here.  I am sending out my CV to find work, since we are borrowing disgusting amounts of money, and really wish we didn't have to.  Lokis has been getting betting at night, we've stopped giving him his single bottle of formula, and bought drops to help him with his gas, but none of that mattered last night. Poor Loki was just awake and unhappy from 12-2am, then Jeanne woke at 4am and wanted to be in our bed, so the 4 of us snuggled for a while, but Jeanne just will not sleep in our bed any more, she just tosses and turns, so we had to put her back in her bed.  Then Jeanne started yelling for DADDY! at 6am, and Loki wanted to eat again.  So basically, despite Loki's positive gains this week, he had a bad night, and we are all tired.

I am still adjusting to being a mom of 2, and have a lot of growing to do.  I am inpatient with all my loved ones, and un-civil to boot.  I endeavor to be better.

Well, Loki will be 7 weeks on Monday, I can't believe how quickly it has already passed.  That being said means Jeanne will be 2 years old in just 4 weeks!

Her Me-Maw and Pa-Paw have already been very generous and purchased a totally cool mini kitchen set for her (which she saw at a friends house, and played with for 2 hours straight!).

If you would like to send gifts to Jeanne, we would love for her to have the following:
All links go to Amazon, but feel free to search around for awesome prices!
pretty barrets
clothes 24 months or 2T
quick set / quick dry nail polish in bright colors
 Cooking set
play food
Little Einstein dictionary!
Little Einstein book (but really any of these books sound great!)
Echo mic  (oh wow would our budding singer love this!)

I spy book (we have I spy little letters, so any other book she would LOVE!)
Bear snores series  (we love these books, we only have frog in the bog, would love ANY of these!)
Oh, Loki's awake, gatta go!