Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sisterly love

Meet 5 week-old Karoline. She is loved by all, even her sister who wasn't too sure about this new addition.Now Capri loves to hold her new baby sister and give her kisses, plays with her hands, and tries to tickle her toes. These acts are often accompanied by Capri telling me, "How cute, look at her tiny hands," or, "She has pretty blue eyes, they match my eyes," and the most common, "When I was little..." I am loving this new sister relationship because I know how much I have loved having a sister as my best friend.
Can't wait to see them grow up together!

Do Roman and Capri need some attention?

I really can't believe how well Roman and Capri have adjusted to the new baby. Considering the fact that Capri refused to even look at Karoline in the hospital and now is "Mommy's little helper" with the baby, she has done quite a bit of maturing. In fact, both Roman and Capri have done things that would melt your heart in caring for Karoline. They are little tasks such as Roman rocking her car seat when Karoline started to cry, Capri trying to feed her with a bottle (I just hope it hadn't been sitting out for too long!), both giving Karoline binkies (whether Karoline wants them or not), getting her to smile, and Capri constantly comparing her to when she was little. She will tell me that she wore this and that when she was little, that she would be in the same swing when she was little, that she used the car seat when she was little and it is all very cute.
That being said, we have not gone without some serious moodiness, temper tantrums (that have definitely worsened in type-rather than just collapsing to the floor, Roman now acts as if he is having an exaggerated seizure of some sort), and overall emotional chaos. I am sure they are just reacting to our new addition and the fact that they aren't getting as much attention. But don't worry, they have their ways in finally reaching me...
Case in point#1 Roman's "art piece" that is officially worth close to $8. You see, these aren't just any old stickers on the computer screen, they are stamps! He had them posted all over the computer, desk, chair and...himself!Case in point#2 Roman using my breast pump...and yes, it was turned on and everything. He is very curious about the whole breast feeding situation so I guess he wanted to try it out on his own.Case in point#3 Capri's regression. Capri was never a binky baby and yet I see her with one in her mouth almost daily now. She also loves getting in Karoline's bassinet and crib...
This time she actually fell asleep while in her dress-ups which, with the blanket in her mouth, really adds to the scene.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I know, Easter was so yesterday, and everyone in the blog world has already posted about it. But I have an excuse and she is the cutest excuse ever. So here I am, 3 weeks late, hooked up to a breast pump, and typing this up with one hand. I may be late, but I am determined!
Easter was a huge hit this year. The kids loved the egg hunt with their cousins and the candy was a definite plus, but by far their favorite part were their new toys. Capri was thrilled about her pink bubbles (that she thought were going to be pink when she blew them) and Roman, as well as my three nephews, couldn't have been happier when they saw their Nerf guns. Both items were only a dollar, but they might as well have been a million because they made the kids so happy all day. Don't you love such presents?
Being that it was General Conference, we started the day with our family's traditional scone breakfast. There was something really nice about the fact that rather than stressing about being in our Easter Sunday best, we were lounging about in our sweats and letting the kids play. Plus, there isn't anything that can bring your closer to the Easter spirit than listening to our Prophet, right? What doesn't help with the welcoming of the spirit? The guns I just mentioned, but we will take what we can get!
Playing outside with their Easter basket toys:
Daddy with Karoline on her first Easter:
Roman in heaven playing with the boys:
Dying easter eggs the night before with cousins:
We now have three Easter baskets!
Capri was pretty happy with hers:
As was Roman:
The Boys:
Capri and Grandma watching her new favorite show, the Three Mousketeers:
Trying to get a group shot:

Monday, April 12, 2010