Saturday, December 3, 2011

all the animals and 1 crazy girl

So Lena and Daddy cheer for the Steelers together:

and then sometimes Lena puts stickers all over The Patch

and then sometimes Lena says all the animal sounds:

and then some other times she gets a little crazy:

And that's it for tonight.  Somehow it's December and that is also crazy because we'll be moving in a couple weeks and then right after that this new baby boy is going to show up!  Whew.  Time's are a-changin'.

Monday, November 7, 2011

adventures in eating

And this is Lena eating a grilled cheese with chopsticks.  
Yes, it's true.  She watched Aunt Sheryl do it and must have been inspired.  
And she was much better with the chopsticks then she is with a fork or spoon too... She ate a good 4 or 5 pieces of sandwich using this stab-and-swivel method.

Monday, October 31, 2011

boo to you


Lena is obviously a very scary spider today.

Although someone was not super-excited about it at first...

The costume has legs on each side which I think are really funny

And then she didn't want to take it off and wanted to take a nap while wearing it...


Saturday, October 15, 2011

October it is

Hi there.

It's October.  As a preview of what's to come, here's a video of Lena showing off her duds for the 31st.  Please try your best to ignore the obnoxious voice in the foreground.

Also today I have these two lovely pictures for your viewing pleasure:
Here is a lovely Autumn scene

And here is Lena showing off her abs of steel..?
ehh, who really knows what she's doing most of the time, I just like that she's got that funny pink band around her head.

Also, here's The Patch:
Apparently when Sheryl put these glasses on him he was so confused as to what was going on and why his vision suddenly went dim that he just stood here like this for like 2 minutes.  Enough time for Sheryl to get up, find the camera, and take a picture. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

the missing video...

Video, video, will you load??????.....

YES!!  woohoo!
So that was that.  Lena and me hanging out in the morning.... not super-exciting, but we can't all be Academy Award winning directors, now can we?

Adios amigos!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ask and you shall receive

Ok so here are 2 pictures to hold you over til i get this stupid video up and running correctly:

Whilst Daddy watches football Lena likes to do ballet in front of the tv wearing mommy's giant pink rain boots... and no pants.

And here is a cute one of Grandpa Roth reading Lena a story during their visit last weekend :-)

Never let it be said that I don't listen to the comments of the blog readers... when I feel like it, at least  
and I'll do my best to get that video posted asap.... now, my best may not actually be good enough to get it done, but we'll try.

Monday, September 26, 2011

the morning.

This is a video of Lena and I just hanging out in the morning after breakfast.  She runs around, bothers The Patch, plays with some toys, and I drink coffee.  It's usually a good time.  And today she slept in until 7:15 which means it was an extra good time.

(insert video THAT WILL NOT LOADDDDDDDDDD)  argh.  I've been trying for days.  DAYS.

So there you go.
I've also realized that I haven't written hardly anything about this pregnancy.  This is probably due to a few factors:  1) Lena is just so darn cute so why talk about aches and pains when I could instead just talk about her?  2) There really haven't been any aches and pains in this pregnancy.  With Lena I felt gross all the time, not in an extreme way, but just that I was constantly aware of the fact that something was up and it didn't feel right or normal.  This time around I feel so good that I actually forget that I'm pregnant about 90% of the time.  3) Lena is just SO DARN CUTE so why post pictures of me getting larger when I could instead post pictures of her getting cuter?  And those are all the factors I can think of right now.  I'm sure I could talk about more, but really, I gotz other thangs to do!!  So ttyl.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

stand up comedy

Watch this and then take a wild guess as to Lena's favorite word:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

5 pictures = 5,000 words, right?

This is Lena using her cuteness to try and convince Uncle Dave to let her play with his cell phone... or laptop, she's not picky.

Oh hi.  I'm just going shopping with all these bags.

These are the teeth marks someone left in daddy's deodorant 3 seconds before mommy was supposed to go a bridal shower. yum yum.

Now I'm cute AND have good smelling breath, thanks Old Spice!

Playtime is exhausting for everyone.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


So Lena started walking right around her birthday.
Here's a little of video of her walking, talking, and waving

Cute, right?

And here are 2 pictures of Lena playing in Patch's crate... she loves it, of course.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

better late than never

So Mike stole the camera and went here:
and so I couldn't post any pictures until now. 

so here we are.
and here's Lena eating some pasta:
yum yum.

So it's been awhile, yes.
Before Mike went hiking we all went on vacation with the Roth clan:

and then we just did some good ol' fashioned summer-hanging-out-and-stayin'-cool.
and then yesterday I had my ultrasound.
We had to wait in the waiting room for almost 2 hours. 
We were thrilled:

And then we got some news from the doctors:

1) My expected due date of Dec 27th was wrong.  It is now Jan 13th.
2) Baby #2 is a BOY
We were more than a bit surprised:
But excited too.

Here's Lena's reaction when we told her the new baby was a boy:

No, just kidding.  That's Lena being mad at me for making her wear a bubble beard.
But don't worry, she's fine.
See?  Happy happy.

Now our only problem is the fact that we'll have to name this child.  Have I ever mentioned that there are no boys names I like?  And have I also ever mentioned that Mike and I have opposite taste in names?  This is going to be a tough one.

Ok, I promise it won't be as long til the next time I update this thing.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Birthday Girl

Munchkin Lena is 1 Year Old!!

wow.  And just 12 months ago she looked like this:

Anyway, we had a nice little bbq last night with some of our friends and neighbors to celebrate the occasion.  Lena was a funny cute little birthday girl, opening her presents, "reading" her cards, hugging her gifts, blowing out her candle, and pigging out on her cupcake.  
I made ladybug cupcakes :-)

And here are some more shots of Lena loving her little party, enjoy!
It's my birthday!

Reading all my cards....

it's a puppet!

I love it I love it!

and I love cupcakes too.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

summer update

Sorry I've been gone awhile.  I'm back now.
And I have some great pictures of the past week for you to see.  But first, an update in words:

- We went on a spur of the moment little vacation to the Adirondacks for 5 days over the holiday weekend.  Super relaxing and super fun.  
- I am now 15 weeks pregnant.  All signs of nausea seem to have passed... but I'm not uncrossing my fingers just yet.  Mike and I both think it's another girl but we'll have to wait til August to find out for sure...
- Lena can walk!  However, most of the time she chooses not to.  I think she can't be bothered by her own stumbly walking when she has super-fast crawling as another much more efficient option.  The most she's done at one time in the 2 weeks that this has been happening is 5 steps on her own.  Go Lena go.

Ok, enough updating, now for some pictures:
We love vacation!!

Lena gives Aunt Sheryl and Uncle Dave the Mean Face, look out!
Playing in the sand at the lake
Lena also discovered her love for sitting on beach chairs, she wanted to climb up and sit on every one
Daddy made Lena a "Sand Patch".  Does look a bit like a pig though... but then again, so does the real Patch
When the strangers nearby have a way better beach toy selection it's best to make friends with them
And when those same strangers think you're cute and want to feed you pretzels, why refuse??
Needless to say, Lena loved it.  And we did too.
Happy July!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Coming soon.....

Wow.  So apparently I didn't have Mono...

December 27th.
Lena will be 18 months old.

And there goes my first trimester??!...