Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Name Is Lisa and I’m A Choco-holic

It’s true…
I love chocolate.
But not like the fancy, gourmet chocolates.
I like regular-people chocolate…
M&Ms and Kisses (both preferably with almonds!),
Snickers and Kit Kats and Butterfingers.
But if you love something, you will let it go…
or something like that.

One of my “35 Things” is a month of no sweets,
so I am officially declaring February my sweet-free month.
It’s probably the worst month ever to do this, since Valentine’s Day is all about the chocolate and candy.
But since I’m also trying to fit into “those jeans” again, this is the best month for me to take on this challenge.
And it will be a challenge.So I’m counting on all of

you to provide moral support.
Luckily for me, February is the shortest month
(even though leap year is making it a little longer this year).
Now if you will excuse me, today is my last day to enjoy my sweets
so I’m off to empty the candy bowl!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bumbo Babies

Here’s a picture of Riker sitting in his Bumbo at 10 weeks:

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And here is Olivia sitting in the same Bumbo at 7 weeks:


definitely brother and sister!
Olivia hasn’t gotten as chunky as Riker…but give her time!
and she definitely has more hair than he did!

And just for kicks, here’s another picture of Riker sitting in the bumbo…


still a chunk.
still not wearing pants.
still adorable.

Life According To My Phone

It’s cold outside and I’m too scared to leave my house with both kids, so we’ve been entertaining ourselves within the confines of our house.

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We listen to music…

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make cute faces…

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make forts…

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clean the house…

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take lots of naps…

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and grow up way too fast!

More smiles from Olivia

Olivia's coos and smiles are my current favorite thing!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Olivia started smiling this past weekend…
I think it’s because her grandparents were in town.
Being around family makes me smile too.
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Miss olivia is also starting to chunk up a bit…
just check out that double chin!

“Two” Cute!


Riker is 2 years old.
I know, I can’t believe it either.

He had his check up with the doctor today…
30 lbs, 11.2 oz (80th percentile)
2 ft, 11 in (67th percentile)
he’s just a solid little dude.

riker is a pretty great two year old.
he definitely has his “two year old” moments, but for the most part he is a pretty amazing kid!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Birthday Buddies

Riker made his debut appearance the day after TJ’s birthday.

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Which means these two boys will be celebrating their birthdays together every year.


Yesterday was TJ’s 28th birthday and today is Riker’s 2nd birthday.


Happy birthday to my two favorite boys!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Blessing Day!

Olivia was blessed in church on Sunday January 8th.


TJ gave Olivia a beautiful blessing
and she didn’t make a peep through the whole thing!


My parents were able to come out for this special day
(and it was even more special since it was also their 30th anniversary!)


We sure are happy to have little Miss Olivia in our family!


And Riker too, of course!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Snow Fail

Winter in Ohio is my least favorite.
It’s cold.
And windy.
And snowy.
And icy.
But thanks to an unseasonably warm winter, so far it is just chilly.
And windy.
It’s always windy in Ohio.

We’ve only had one snowfall so far, which was really just a light dusting.
TJ made sure to take Riker out to experience the snow before it all melted
(which it did the very next day)

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Today it is 55* and sunny.
Definitely not the weather we have come to expect in Ohio in January.
But I will take sunshine and warmth over cloudy and bitterly cold any day!

Five Years

Who knew that in just five years, we would go from THIS:

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to THIS!?


We’ve been through a lot in the last five years.
undergraduate degrees, moving, pregnancies and babies, law school, and more!
Now we can’t wait to see what the next five years will bring!
happy anniversary to us!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

One Month

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At one month, Olivia is:

  • eating every 2.5-3 hours
  • drinking breast milk and formula
  • sleeping most of the day
  • sleeping one long stretch at night, usually from 11pm-ish until 4am-ish
  • learning how to sleep in her own bed instead of in her bouncer
  • the prettiest little girl i’ve ever birthed!