Monday, March 29, 2010

easter eggs

i thought perhaps the boy was old enough this year to do a little easter egg decorating. i opted for a kit that had stamps and paintbrushes rather than fizzy dyes that take so very very long to take effect. (even i lose patience with that process). well, a couple of eggs in, isaac became more interested in floating his stamps in the rinse water (they were "taking a bath"), so we didn't get very far. but, i managed some pictures, nonetheless. better luck next year...

doesn't he look excited to begin?


isaac has recently discovered that there's a little stream (at the end of a treacherous path) at the park around the corner. he begs and begs for me to take him "to the river", so he can touch the stagnant water and walk precariously along the steep bank. how can i say no?

frilly shower fun

on saturday, some cool girls from salem chapel threw a shower for me and the soon-to-arrive baby lidbom 2.0 (who, incidentally, does have a name, to be revealed soon)...

i don't have any pictures to tell the tale, but it was an extremely pink and frilly affair. i even sported a boa and a tiara. ridiculous.

anyhooo... lots of great friends turned out and we scored some super sweet loot... lots of not-too-frilly, super cute clothes and shoes, some starter packs of diapers, a few stuffed toys, some receiving blankets (even though i'm still not really sure what they are for) and lots of generous gift cards to fill in the necessities.

several awesome friends went in and scored us a sit-n-stand stroller, putting an end to my craigslist obsession to find one. i'm super excited for it. mostly excited to stroll around town with the boy and the girl, unloading the baby pounds... hopefully two baby's worth.

kristin boone gave us a free photo shoot for the girl. she takes terrific pictures (as documented here. and here. and again here. so, i'm excited for that. now i've just got to clear some wall space for the girl's pics...

anyhooo... when some of the pictures come rolling in (and i know they will, on account of said boa and tiara), i'll be posting...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

the last cupcake hurrah.

i've been trying to quit the cake/cupcake business (temporarily) for quite awhile now. something about being pregnant and tired and having a to-do-before-baby list 3 miles long has stolen the joy of cakes from my soul.

a month or so ago, i drew a line in the sand and decided to finish any previously agreed to orders, but i would be declining any new requests. the following cupcakes are the last order on that list...

(i mostly only took pictures of the cute little ball cupcakes, since the others i've done a couple of times now. they're not all that exciting.)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

three year checkup.

isaac had his big three year checkup this morning. all morning long, he kept telling me that he didn't want to get an "ouchie on his hand". apparently, all he remembers from all the doctor visits in the past is the dreaded finger prick. could be worse. the good news was, this was a finger prick (and shot) free checkup. :)

after checking all of the physical stuff, the doctor started asking isaac some questions, i suppose to make sure he's a smart cookie and developing at the right pace. he asked him his name, and isaac replied, "I-S-A-A-C". showoff. and then his last name and he said, "timothylidbom". isaac was very excited to showoff his sweet jumping skills. and after talking the doctor's ear OFF for the entire appointment, the good doctor stated, "i see that speech and vocabulary are doing just fine..."

so, it went smoothly.
isaac is 40.5" tall, which is pretty tall apparently.
and 33 pounds, which is in the middle apparently.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

way way way belated birthday photos.

firstly, we had isaac's "north carolina" birthday party way late. like by a month. then, i never realized that i failed to post pics. so, without further ado, here are some pictures from isaac's "north carolina three year old" party...

warm sunny days...

it appears that finally the winter weather is on the way out and warmer weather is moving in. we took the toddlers outside at church this morning. we ate lunch outside at five guys. and we topped it all off with a long trip to the park. it's supposed to be in the 60s all week which makes us happy.

here are some pics from the park...

proud climber:
action shot of said climbing:
curly slider:
dangling on the slide:
head first slider: