Friday, September 24, 2010
Seriously, I posted these just for you. So, you had better watch every one at least 4 times or I'm telling on you.
Here is Megan in her her ballerina pj's. Apparently, turning around in circles is something ballerinas do. (9/14/10)
This is the Megster getting creative with a chair. (9/16/10)
Jared taught Megan how to do "patty cake." We love how she anticipates every move. (9/21/10)
Lastly, this is Megan blowing kisses. I know you'll smile when you see this one! (9/24/10)
We love you!! (and that's for all grandparents, near and far!)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
News of the Kingdom
The young Princess Megan has earned herself a new title in Roberts Kingdom. This delightful child has been consistent in her efforts to help keep the cookery clean. As a contributing member of the kindgom, she shall henceforth be known as
Little Lady Lickit helps the maid with chores, as evidenced in the sketches below:
Polishing the dish-washing mechanism:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I Remember Virginia
I remember taking that last-minte, overnight flight to Virginia that landed us in a hospital in a small town. I remember being eager to meet baby Jack, as we would name him. I remember crying for hours in the hotel room when she changed her mind. I remember the excitement of maybe getting him again, and the pain and ultimate heartache that followed after a week of chasing that little dream.
But, I also remember the good. I remember, while in Virginia, getting a call about a little girl who would be born in 3 weeks. I remember being so tired and worn from the loss of Jack, but the glimmer of hope we had for this baby girl.
So, Virginia, I remember you for bad and for good. I know, without a doubt, that you were part of the Plan from the beginning. You are where we felt a lot of pain, and you were where we first heard of the beginning of our joy.
But also, Virginia, I have no intention of ever seeing you again.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
why bein' a crybaby ain't always so bad
She screamed so loudly in the hallway that Jared had to take her outside, as in, outside the building. As Jared put it, she was crying so loudly that it sounded like someone was "cutting off her foot" or "throwing her into a brick wall." If this is how she is when she's a bit overtired, I'd hate to see how she cries when someone really does cut off her foot.... (gross. that's never gonna happen. and, if it does, i'm gonna beat the snot out of the sorry bottom-dweller that does it to her.)
Anyway, while Jared was outside with Megan he took these adorable pictures with his camera:
Thanks, Jared, for watching our little angel (or, not-so-angelic angel) during church every Sunday. You're the best!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Our little BFFs
Our little girls don't know it yet, but they're best friends. At first, they stared at each other, as best friends do. Then, they graduated to poking each other, as best friends do. From there, they moved on to grabbing clothes, hitting, screaming, crying, and pulling hair. If that's not enough to convince you they're best friends, they even crawl together, as seen in the footage below:
Was that cute or WHAT???
Here are some pictures to show you the elaborate and sophisticated way in which these two girls share their best-friend-ship status.
Way to go, girls! Your friendship is blooming. Now all we have to do is keep telling each of you that you're the other's best friend, and it will honestly happen. Right?
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Government should do something about this
It's that instruction on front of the vacuum:
Saturday, September 4, 2010
6 weeks and 45 minutes of hair
Well, turns out, her hair is AWESOME. It's crazy, but I love it. No other race can get away with having adorable little puffs all over their heads. And, frankly, I don't think any other child with puffs all over her head is as adorable as our Megan. Our girl was born with a bushel of hair and it's only grown bushier since. I was scared it would be too hard to manage, but, luckily, with a little help, it's kinda fun and quite rewarding. One of those things that makes me feel like a real mommy.
My friend, Monica, over at In Plain English, graciously offered to let me watch her do her daughter's hair. If it weren't for Monica, our Megan would still be donning a matted fro. You should check out Monica's blog. She's an amazing woman, fabulous mom, & great writer! Thanks again for all the tips!
Step Two: Bring all necessities downstairs for hair-making session. This includes her hair-accessories-bin, hairclips, boar bristle brush, fine-toothed comb, virgin coconut oil & hair creme, among other things.
Step Three: Put baby in exersaucer & turn on Baby Einstein. Go ahead and judge me for allowing my child to watch the big black box.
Step Four: Wet her head with water & coconut oil, water & creme, or all three!
Step Five: Spend about 45 minutes brushing, wetting, parting, puffing (clarification: puffing, as in, making-puffs-out-of-hair-on-a-baby's-head; not as in huffing-and-puffing-and-blowing-the-house-down... in case you were wondering), and parting, combing, wetting and brushing each section, and again and again.
I can't wait until she is older and is able to sit still for more than 30 seconds at a time. It's hard to make straight lines in her hair with her bouncing up & down, moving around the exersaucer, & trying to grab the comb out of my hands. Also, her curls are so tight that it's hard to split the curls in half when needed. And through all of this, I have to make sure not to make her puffs too tight, pull on her hair, or break her brittle curls.
Unfortunately, her hair gets ridiculously messed up almost minutes after it is done. Megan tugs on her hair when she's sleepy and loves to decorate her hair with food. Also, she ruins it when she sleeps (for obvious reasons). It usually looks horrid by Thursday night, so it all comes out & she goes fro-style until Saturday morning.
Week 3 (Q: does it even look any different than the other weeks?)
Week 4 (A: yes, each week the parts are in a different place, to prevent her hair from growing in a certain direction)
Week 5 (Q: is that a pizza hairstyle?)
(A: It used to be a pizza hairstyle, but Megan likes to "style" her hair with bits of tomato, strawberries, pickles, mac & cheese, and anything else she's eating. I guess you could still call it pizza; just not any type of pizza I'd like to eat.)
Week 6 (one of my favorites, and the parts are finally crisp!):
You might have noticed that all of these styles are mostly on top of her head. This is for two reasons: 1) She doesn't have much hair on the back of her head (from rubbing it off while sleeping), and 2) If I put the puffs on the sides of her head then it might hurt her while she sleeps. When she grow out of naps-- or at least uses a pillow-- I won't have to worry about that so much. Also, when she's older, I can take her hair out every night and fix it up all nice-n-purdy every morning. Right now I just don't think all that work would be worth it.