Friday, July 27, 2007

Then again...

Perhaps the real reason I don't find it so hard having the two kids is because I have such a devoted husband, someone who spends all his free time with his children and never complains about dinner not being ready when he walks in the door or Jude's toys all over the floor.
Thank god he's good with kids.

part II

People often ask me what it's like with two kids. These are usually people who only have one and are thinking about a second. My standard response is that it isn't as hard as other people tell you it will be. Because I had a lot of people telling me two under a year and a half would be like trying to catch a chicken with one hand tied behind your back. It's not that bad.
It took me a while to get into the groove, but now I pretty much have my routine down. My one trouble time is breakfast. Both kids are hungry, both kids are looking for vastly different things in terms of breakfast and both want to eat NOW.
This morning was particularly stressful. Sophie was in the living room crying and Jude was in the kitchen with me pulling me in the direction of the fridge (eggs) and the cupboard (cheerios) and the counter (fruit) and getting upset each time I told him I had things under control (the egg was in the pan, the fruit was on the cutting board). I took a second to run in and offer a quick kiss to Sophie (which only ended up making her more upset when I rushed back out to check on the egg) and guess what I heard when I came into the kitchen.
Jude was sitting at the counter on one of the stools, wearing nothing but a diaper and a backwards baseball. He started banging on the counter with his fists.
"Service, please! Service please!" He was yelling at me.
Gee, I wonder where he got that one from.

bad influence

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sophie's Day*

*Edited to add actual text and pictures. Whoops.
So I haven't posted much lately, we've been busy getting ready for Sophie's christening. Which happened on Sunday. It was a perfect day, and Sophie behaved perfectly.

She looked like an absolute angel:

Sophie slept through the entire ceremony. I have to be honest, I was pretty surprised. I thought she would cry through it. Long church services are pretty boring for kids. Especially ones who need constant stimulation.

But back to Sophie. I still can't get over how beautiful she looked. I mean, she's always an adorable baby, but she looked ethereal on Sunday. Maybe it was the dress, I don't know. She simply breathtaking.

Here's a picture of Sophie and her Godparents, Matt and Carolyn.

And here are some other random shots from that day. As you can see, after church no pictures were taken. This is because I was too busy feeding my daughter and family and Justin was too busy superhosting.
Some of these pictures were taken by my Aunt Colleen and others were taken by Carolyn, and the rest by either Justin or myself.

Reading the bible, what a good godfather. (It's actually a hymn book).

"What kind of fabric is this?"

Haley and Sophie - they look like Haley's to me...

Sophie and Mummy

And the group shot.

Friday, July 6, 2007

He's funny too...

Justin has this kind of annoying habit of continually asking Jude who his best friend is. He's teaching him by repetition:

"Who's your best friend?" And the answer is always, "Daddy."

The other night Justin was in the powder room washing Jude's hands and I heard Justin ask the same tired old question, which Jude has heard so many times, he knows what to say.

"Who's your best friend?" Justin asks.

"ELMO!" came the response (except Jude mispronounces it adorably, "AL-mo").
this picture was taken at Jude's first birthday

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Uh... gee...

This is embarrassing, but we seem to be wearing the same outfit.