July 24, 2008

Grrrrrrrr

There's a Mommy-and-Me playdate at the bowling alley right now. Steven was so excited all morning. He loves to bowl. I rushed around and got the kids and myself all ready to go, then started looking for the keys. They were no where to be found, then I got a text message from Steve saying he has them at work. Yep, poor Steven can't go bowling because for some reason, Steve took my keys....he wasn't even driving, he got a ride with a friend.....Great. I'm so irritated right now.

July 17, 2008

Five pictures

Here's what Gabby thought of the Victoria Secret magazine that mysteriously came in the mail today.


Steven wearing Steve's motorcycle gear. He wouldn't take it off - he wore it for so long, his head was all sweaty when I finally removed the helmet.

Gabby's Pig-Tails. They stayed in a whole 2 hours before she pulled them out and chewed on the rubberbands! But they sure were cute!

July 15, 2008

Two-for Tuesday

Two posts in one! What a great deal! Here's a random update, followed by a Top Ten Tuesday.

Gabby had her 9-month-check-up this morning. She is 18 pounds, 4 ounces which puts her in the 50th percentile for weight, 27 1/2 inches which puts her in the 50th percentile for length and I don't remember how big her head measured but I do remember that it was in the 50th percentile. It's so funny that we think she's a big fatty and it turns out she's as average as it gets. We just go used to our little skinny-mini Steven (Mr. Never above the 25th percentile). Dr. Gomez also said our sweet Gabby was quite advanced (which of course I already knew because like all Moms, I believe both my kids are super-geniuses). But Dr. Gomez asked, "So, has she started crawling yet?" I told her that she was crawling three months ago and is starting to walk now. Yes, my just-turned-9-month-old is starting to walk. Her first solo-step was on July 7 (her 9-month-birthday) and since then, she has taken up to 5 solo-steps at a time. She's been "couch-cruising" for a while and walks circles around our big ottoman but all-out walking is not far off. I think she'll be walking for her Aunts and Uncle next week. Which brings me to my next topic:

Next week, my sisters are coming to visit!!! Woo-Hoo! I can't wait. Cara gets in on Thursday and Holly and her hubby, Stan get in on Friday. I really cannot wait to hang out with them. See my Top Ten Tuesday below for the fun things we will be doing as the Marsh girls unite!

Speaking of my sisters, I am excited to be able to say (since everyone else has been told and I can talk about it now) that my sister, Holly and her hubby, Stan are expecting their first baby on February 27, 2009. I am so happy for them....and for me! I'm so excited to be an aunt again! We have two nephews (that belong to Steven's sister) who are 11 and 14 and were already big when I met them. This time, I will be an aunt to a little tiny baby and watch him or her grow AND watch as my sister and brother-in-law become Mommy and Daddy. I cannot wait. They are going to be such good parents.

Now you're all caught up!

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Top Ten Tuesday
Here are ten things I can't wait to do with my sisters next week.
1. Talk. We talk all the time on the phone but I can't wait to just sit around my living room and really talk, face-to-face and catch up on EVERYTHING.
2. Watch home videos. I have all our childhood home videos on VHS and Steve recently bought me an old-fashion VCR-thingy to play them on :-)
3. Shop. Enough said.
4. Cook. Holly is a great cook. Hopefully she won't be vomiting quite so much (morning sickness is kicking her butt right now, poor thing) and we can cook up some yummy meals.
5. Bake. Cara is an amazing baker. I hope she makes some cheese cake while she's here. It's amazing.
6. Look at Holly's ultrasound pictures. I can't wait to see my little blobby-niece or nephew.
7. Listen to Cara sing and play her guitar. (Or just put her CD in and listen!)
8. See my kids play with their Aunts and Uncle.
9. Watch my sisters love on my kids.
10. Hug my beautiful sisters and just be thankful that I have such wonderful, God-given best friends.

July 8, 2008

Our 4th of July Weekend

We had a great 4th of July weekend. Steve's family came in to spend it with us. We had a really full house. His Mom, Liala; Dad, Stan; Sister, Michelle and our nephews, Matthew and Mason were all here. Here's a family picture.




We played Cranium almost every night. I laughed so hard that I cried at one point.

Our strategy: When all else fails, POINT!

Mason doing "Roller-coaster"



Mom K doing "Low-rider"


We BBQed at home on the 4th. It was so yummy. Steve and I prepared hotdogs and green chili burgers and his mom made lumpia and BBQed pork and fried rice (so yummy!) and I made an (not to brag but...) amazingly moist and delicious carrot cake. In the evening we parked the cars over on the far side of the flight-line to watch the base's fireworks without fighting the crowds.


Gabby's 4th of July outfit - the big-bow headband gets ripped off and chewed on within minutes every time!




Gabby leaning on my back and sitting like a little Asian baby eating her noodles - this just cracked us up! She may not look very Asian, but you can tell it's in there!


Watching the Fireworks




Steven was spoiled by Grandma with new toys. Gabby was held all weekend and Steve and I enjoyed every minute with his family.

Steven with his new race track from Grandma


We are so thankful for such a wonderful, loving family. I think we should make this a family tradition and have everyone here every 4th of July!