"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

"The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you." - Bruce C. Hafen

Archive for July, 2009

Baby #3!

So it’s time to reveal that I’m pregnant again. It was quite the surprise this time and I was a little shocked at first, but we are very excited! Our little baby is due around December 17th.
I had my 20 week ultrasound today and everything looked great. Nicci and Lionel are going to get a little brother. I will be really busy when the baby comes for sure! Lionel and the baby will be 13 1/2 months apart. Crazy!!

Nicci and Her Toddler Bed!

When a friend of ours gave us a toddler bed for free, I wasn’t planning on putting Nicci in it for a couple of months or so. But when we put the bed together Nicci was so excited! She wanted to sleep in it. That night she went to sleep without a word and she didn’t get up at all, all night! I had this fear that she would get out of bed in the middle of the night and come and wake us up, but she slept all night long and even waited in her bed for me to come and say good morning. I was so proud of her when I woke her up the next morning at 7.30. She doesn’t want to sleep in her crib any more. She starts to cry if we try to put her in it and keeps pointing at her bed. She takes her naps in her bed too. If she gets out of bed all I need to say is, “If you don’t stay in your bed I will put you in your crib.” She hates the thought of being put in her crib so she usually falls asleep within minutes after I tell her that. My Nicci is getting so big!

Waterfront Park….

A Dresser For Nicolina!

Eric loves to fix things. He is such a handy man. We bought a dresser for Nicci at a garage sale for 5 dollars. Eric said he was going to fix it up. He did an awesome job. Here are before and after pictures. I love my hubby! The dresser is in Nicci’s room now.





New Pics of the Kids!

Here are some new pictures of the kids. Lionel is crawling everywhere now. He follows me around the apartment. He also got a second tooth. The day after he started crawling he decided to stand up too. Now he stands up, while he holds onto things all the time.
My kids are growing so fast. I can’t believe Nicci will be 2 in a few weeks.

Lionel is having fun!

Lionel is crawling!

Lionel is standing up

Nicci on her trike that we bought for 1 dollar at a garage sale

Lionel and Nicci in the crib

I love Lionel’s smile

Nicci and Lionel are so fun to be around!

Lionel is helping with the dishwasher

Cute boy!

Chuck E Cheese and More…

This blog is a big mix of things. Earlier this week Eric’s dad and Tracey invited us to go to Chuck E Cheese. Nicci had a lot of fun with some of her cousins. Here are some pictures.
Nicci in a car

Nicci and Tracey

Nicci and Eric

Eric eating pizza

To another matter. This is what happens when I leave Nicci alone for more than 3 seconds.

Nicci loves to open the fridge and eat tons and tons of cheese. I always need to put the baby gate up, but sometimes I forget and that’s when it happens.

Nicci found a pencil somewhere….and scribbled on the wall. She was very happy.

To something better. Eric gave me these flowers on our anniversary. I love him so much!

Lionel is Crawling!

He is so stinkin cute! He crawls up to Nicci and me all the time. Now I have two mobile kids! Oh and he got his first tooth today! I will try to upload a video of him crawling later tonight. 

4th of July!

We went out to Eric’s dad’s house for the 4 th of July. They had tons of food and we saw some nice fireworks at night. We stayed the night there too. It was a fun day. Here are some pictures.
Lionel on a little rocking horse.

Nicci not looking so happy.

Eric’s sister Cassie with Lionel.

Eric’s sister Tiffany with Lionel.

Nicci and Madelyn. (I forgot to bring Nicci’s swimsuit so we put a onesie on her)

My handsome hubby and Lionel.

Eric had a lot of fun playing Volley ball

Lionel 8 Months!

Lionel is 8 months! Time is going so fast! Tonight Eric gave Lionel a haircut. He really needed one. His hair just grows so fast. He is so cute!

Fun in Poulsbo!

Today we went to Poulsbo. (Poulsbo is an old Norwegian settlement about 15 minutes from where we live). It was so hot outside so we only stayed for an hour. It was 90 degrees outside! We went to a store called Marina Market and they had a lot of Swedish and Norwegian food, a lot more than IKEA does here in the states. I will certainly go back to that store. The kids were very warm but had fun sitting in the stroller watching people. The first two pictures are from yesterday when Nicci was playing in the pool. The rest are from Poulsbo. (When you get to the last picture, if you scroll down you will see another blog entry about Lionel.)

Our Family

Beatrice and Eric





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