Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Goodbye Drew!

Sorry I didn't get a chance to update yesterday!!  After Drew went home I was exhausted and today poor Samantha woke up sick.  Hopefully the illness will be short lived, it's always so difficult to see your little one feeling miserable.

Drew woke up happy!  Maybe he knew his mommy and daddy were coming to get him.

Samantha enjoyed a snack of puffs bright and early.

Wrigley, Cobalt, and Penelope watched from the background.  Chloe was over there too but she didn't get caught in the picture.

Chris and I each took a baby when it was time for diaper changes and getting dressed.  Shame on me, but Samantha was in sposies all weekend.  I just couldn't keep up with two kids and diaper laundry.

Then Drew was the little assistant when Chris was fixing our entertainment center.

After a little more playing Katie and Charlie arrived for Drew.  Unfortunately I didn't get a family photo before they left.  But right after, Samantha conked out!

And then Samantha was happy to have mommy all to herself!!

We had a great weekend with Drew and we miss him already!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Drew: Day Four

Today was Drew's last full day here.  :-(  I was planning on going to church this morning but Chris didn't wake up in time and I wasn't brave enough to venture there with two little ones on my own.  So today was another PJ day.  Good morning Drew!

We started off the morning by playing with the shape sorter.  Each piece makes a different rattle sound and they had a blast making music together.

Samantha even mowed the lawn!!

We were all super excited to watch the Dayton 500 today and were super bummed when it got rained out.  Everyone had fun dancing to Lenny Kravitz at the beginning though.

I let them play alone for a few minutes and when I came back, this is what I found.  Little stinkers!!

Drew waved to the camera during his nap, haha.

Today, when Drew wasn't sleeping, he was eating.  He must be going through a growth spurt because he seriously wanted to eat.all.day.  The second he'd finish whatever I gave him he would be crying for more!!  After baths and a little more play time he finished the day by, you guessed it, eating.  Although this time, he enjoyed a plastic cookie!

Yummy!!  Day 4 was definitely a success!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Halfway Point

Drew's stay is half over already.  Where has the weekend gone?  Today Mr. Drew woke up snotty and cranky so it was quickly declared a PJ day.  In Samantha's 10.5 months, we have only had 1 PJ day, and it was pretty recent so this was quite a treat.  He started off the day with a nice warm bottle.

After everyone was fed, we decided to play house.  Drew absolutely LOVED this toy!!

More dancing by the gate.  This gate is brand new so I'm still cracking up watching them stand there trying to get through to me.

Chris was a lifesaver this morning and made a coffee run.  I'd be lost without Dunkin' Donuts and the day would have been far more miserable.

Drew had a photo op with the cats.  Unfortunately Wrigley and Cobalt weren't too into it and I wasn't able to get a great picture.

Then the cranky was upped a few notches.  Poor Drew!

After a much needed nap, it was time to play at the activity table.

This afternoon, we Face Timed with Aunt Pam, Gram, Jimby, Aunt Joni, Aunt Audrey, and Uncle Dave down in Florida.

Since it was happy hour, Samantha decided to throw one back with them.

Next in the line up was Samantha's Grandpa Babu, Drew's Great Uncle Bruce.  (my dad)

Then all the stinky babies got a bath and we decided to have their last snack as a picnic.

Samantha's close up.

And Drew's close up.  It pained me to put him in these pajamas but I figured we're going to church in the morning so he'll be forgiven!!!

Day Three was long and exhausting, I'll give it a 75% success!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Day Two!

Today was Drew's second day here, and it was a long one!!  Katie told me he typically gets up at 6:00am so I sort of half slept through the night since I was afraid I'd miss him if he cried.  I dreaded the clock hitting 6:00 but thankfully, Drew was feeling extra nice and slept all the way until 6:40!!  Thanks Drew!

We got up and played for a while and then at "nap" time, I took my shower.  Unfortunately neither of them felt like taking a nap, but thankfully, they weren't too cranky.  Drew says, "Stop taking pictures and get me out of here!"

Then it was time for playgroup.  Thankfully today's playgroup was at our house so we didn't have to go anywhere.  Here are Samantha, Drew, and Caleb trying to escape.  Isabella sat so nicely in the background.

Samantha was sad to see Megan and Caleb leaving.

Then Chris came home!!!

Everyone snacked on puffs and played a little more.

Then it was bath time.  Tonight's theme was spikes!

Miss Samantha doesn't have enough hair for spikes, so she just smiled.

Drew even got to get his hair combed!  I'm so bummed this one came out blurry.  :-(

Samantha wasn't really in the mood to participate.

And then the day was over.  Phew!!

Day two = success!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hey Drew

This weekend cousin Drew is staying with us!  He got dropped off this afternoon and will be here until sometime Monday.  I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that this weekend goes well!

Here he is just before realizing that mommy and daddy aren't here anymore.

After franticly searching left and right for Katie and Charlie and realizing they left, he got very upset.  :-(

After everyone was calmed down, we headed outside.

After more playing, it was bath time.

Drew was shocked to give a mug shot.

Now that's a mug shot!

Samantha showing off her little bit of hair.

I'd say day one was a success!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We're Back!

So sorry I've seemingly abandoned my blog lately.  Samantha and I were actually out of town this past weekend for my sister-in-law's baby shower up in Connecticut.  My in-laws don't have internet so I dropped off the radar.  Now I'm back and hopefully can get back into the swing of posting regularly.

I hope you all are doing well, and I'll post more pictures from my trip asap!