Thursday, March 29, 2012

Big Girls

Izzy came over to play the other day.  It was so fun to see Sally truly be the Big Girl.  Izzy, also got to be the Big Girl for Libby! These girls will be lucky enough to grow up together.  Wonder if there will  every be a boy thrown into the mix?

Izzy was more in to the Baby and touching Sally's hair :)

Lunch Time!
Come back and play anytime Miss Izzy, we were happy to have you!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I'm very fortunate to have a great group of girl friends.  As a stay at home mama, this is a very important aspect in my life.  I need a break every now and then and these girls, provide for me the kind of break I need.

We care about one another as if we were sisters.  We've been there through the crazy times, the hard times, the fun times, and the many times to come!

We had a great weekend up in Alex, this past weekend.  Every where we went we turned heads.  It's not every day a group of nine good looking ladies walk around Alex.  We were always asked what is the occasion?  Where did we meet? Do we see each other often?

You know what? We treat friendship as a top priority.  We try our darndest to get together at least once a month.  Some months are better than others, but it's the effort that counts.  Many people responded with "Wow, I wish I could get together with my girlfriends that often.  We're lucky if we make it twice a year!"

An added bonus to this fabulous group of girls are our significant others.  We all get along.  The guys have almost as much fun getting together as us girls do.  It makes it easy! No drama!

Thank you Thank you Carrie and Cindy for your amazing generosity and hospitality!

Stopping by for a quick snuggle with her GMother

Meeting Kristin! Thank you for the adorable dress!!

Tight bond
Thank you ladies, for helping to shape my life! I wouldn't be who I am without you!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Soon to be Flower Girl

Sally got to come along this weekend, to dress shopping and try on her flower girl dress.  We didn't have to twist her arm too far to get her to try it on.  When it was time to take it off, well that's a whole 'nother story!


Thank you Carrie and Tyler for letting Sally {and I} be a part of your very special day, come September!

Monday, March 26, 2012


Is my sister for real?!

Rocking out like Taylor Swift...

Friday, March 23, 2012


Yippy, it's Friday! We're headed up to Alexandria for the weekend.  Reid and the girls will be hanging with Nana and Grandma.  Mommy will be in and out to feed the little one, but mostly she'll be playing with her Girfriends!

My Big Girl

Morning conversation with my little girl. She has the most perfect smile and lips!
Have a fantabulous weekend!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

We're Loving

Sally's Tot Clock

It turns green when it's okay for her to get out of her bed.  Sally likes rules, routine and structure, so this has worked very well so far.  Now, if only Libby knew her colors :)

The best part is that I bought a cheaper used one, and they ended up sending me the nicer used one that should have been twice what I paid!

Libby likes the nights when Daddy's home!

If you can't tell, Reid and Sally were playing dress up :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


It's all about how you choose to look at it

 "Look at my beautiful flowers, Mommy!"

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Libby was quite the chatterbox this last weekend, but when I would get the camera out, she would shy away.  Here are a few attempts to show you.  Feel free to watch one, all or none :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Big Park, Great Friends

We headed the direction of the big park, Saturday afternoon. 

Libby cooed and giggled as she loved being outdoors all weekend.  Sally was sweaty and pink in the face, as she loved running outside all weekend.

Lucky {or maybe unlucky, depending on how you look at it :)} for the Gearman's, the big park is by their house.  They invited us over for a BBQ. 

I have to keep reminding myself that it is only the middle of March. This weather is so weird, but I'm not complaining.

Back to the Gearman's.

It is so fun having such great friends so close {6 blocks away}.  We had to leave around 7 to get the girls to bed.  Around 9pm Laura text to ask if we were up for a night cap, so they just walked on over.  How fun!

Last week when Reid was traveling, I had the opportunity to participate in a Research Study.  I called up the Gearmans to see if they were up for watching the girls for me.   They were more than excited.  It was the first time Miss Libby had someone watch her other than a family member.  I text when I was on my way home to see how everything was going and this was the response I got.

They go above and beyond my expectations for babysitters :)

When I walked in the door, Sally took one look at me and started crying.  She was mad that I was home.  That's a first! Clearly Kyle and Laura are very loved here at the Craigmile house.  If Libby could talk, I'm sure she would agree!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 16, 2012

3 months

Little Lady is 3 months today! 

We would have thought you were crazy had you told us we'd be spending the entire day outside when she turns 3 months.  Upper 70's today, are you kidding me?  We'll take it!

Libby gets happier and happier every day.  I think it's because she's finally figured out the napping thing :)

Last night she slept from 8pm-5am and then 5:15am-8:15am.  She's a rockstar!

She usually naps 2-4 times throughout the day, usually totalling 4-5 hours.

She recognizes her Mommy, Daddy and sister and loves to talk and smile at us. 

She's become very laid back and willing to hang out wherever.

She's taken a liking to the Bjorn on these nice days when I'm chasing her big sister.

She always has her fingers/fist in her mouth.  Sophie the Giraffe has become her best friend {Thank you Christensen's!}

She thinks she's pretty cool stuff when she gets to join us at the dinner table in her Bumbo chair.

Libby enjoys talking and swatting at her friends dangling from her bouncy seat.

Thank you Miss Libby Jo for bringing us so much love these past 3 months.  We love watching you grow each and every day!

It's a happy place around here, as Daddy's back!

Happy Weekending!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Good Girl

She's been a very good girl, while her big sister figures her thing out

Thanks Izzy for borrowing me your cute sweatshirt!

She's been sleeping wonderfully at night, 12-14 hours with only two feedings.

We're looking forward to spending the day outside! Crushing records left and right :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


It's been one of those trying, tiring, toddler days.

I kind of want to throw her in with this guy

Not really, but kind of :)

Clearly she doesn't share the same fear of snakes as her Daddy.  She was blowing kisses and coming back for "just one more look"

 She very much enjoyed the puppet show as well!

Two more nights and three more days until Daddy comes home.

A special shout out to Miss Kari Martinson, as she turns 29 today! Happy Birthday Friend! Miss you Kari, can't wait for you to be back in MN!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Silly Little Lady

Posing for the camera...

Happy Friday!

Yay for "springing ahead!" Only as a parent of small children do you appreciate losing an means hopefully sleeping in later!

60's tomorrow!!! Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Craigmile Princesses

I hope they always love each other this much

Personal Favorite: Libby filled her pants and Sally was laughing so hard her crown fell down

Maybe Libby will like trucks and legos

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Big Girl Bumbo Chair

She's getting bigger and bigger every day!

Are you serious Mom, I can sit in her?
 The nice thing about #2 is that you aren't wishing for the next stage, to see what that's like.  We can take it nice and slowly and enjoy each day, knowing what will come next.
 Knowing, that it will come on it's own and not to rush it or hope for it too soon.

 Because, before you know it, they'll be turning 3, playing by themselves and getting ready for pre-school!

 Amazing how the weather can have such an effect on people's mood.  Crazy how fast our day felt yesterday when our play area was extended beyond the walls of our cozy little home.

Happy Birthday Jenny! We love you!

**Congratulations Uncle Joey on getting a job! We're so proud of you!
Not sure who's more excited, you, or Grandma Peggy? :)