numero dos.

for those of you who don’t know, we are expecting another baby in february. i am 21 weeks along, which is a great place to be. 😉 emma is really excited… and ian and i are nervous about having to take care of two. i just keep reminding myself that we are not the first couple in the world to ever take care of more than one child, so we will definitely be okay. even still, i am a little scared of the unknown.

we didn’t find out the gender of our baby with emma, but this time we did. we already know. 😉 guesses, anyone???

**if you already know, don’t spoil the fun!**

we have a video of our little one, so i will try to post it in a few days and reveal the surprise!


oh what a night!

so last night was emma’s first night in her big girl bed…. a twin size bed in her new room. she was excited as can be, and here are the pictures to prove it. (i will post more pictures of the room when it is done.) we decided to get some rails to put on each side, and i thought centering them along the side would be a good idea. all was well for about 3 hours. then, we decided to check on her, and make sure she was still covered up and doing ok. we do this every night before we go to bed, so we didn’t think it was a big deal at all.

i guess that we must have disrupted her sleep, because a little while later we heard a loud sound and ian went to see what it was. well, she had fallen out of her bed onto the hardwood floor. ouch! poor baby! you would think it would scare her, or at least wake her up, but luckily it didn’t. we picked her up and didn’t know what to do with her. should we put her back and try again? should we put her back in the old room in her crib? gosh, we didn’t know. and it was 1 am by then. thanks to us bugging her so much, we did finally “half wake” her. she was awake enough to cry… a lot… and enough to say ‘i want my blue room’ when we tried to take her to her old room. so i told ian that we needed to stick with the change and put her back. all kids must do this. all kids will fall out of their bed and eventually learn not to move around so much, right? well, we will see.

right now she is taking her nap in there, and i am afraid to go in and see. hopefully she is still on the bed… 😉

**and yes, that is her cow and blanket in her bed with her… i don’t think she will give those up until she is twelve!!

a recap of our summer.

summer’s officially over… and i have really slacked off on writing. that’s not to say that its been uneventful– actually, a lot happened. some highlights…

Emma is officially 2 and a HALF! 😉 Now when people ask, “how old is she?” I don’t have to stumble with my words…

Tito turned 67 on July 21! The week before that, he took a trip on his bike that he’s wanted to do for a long time. He rode his bike on the “Mother Road” a.k.a. Route 66. He took about 2 weeks off to ride for 8 hrs a day, stop to sleep, and do it all over again the next day. The dream of a lifetime is DONE! 😉 Since then, Tito decided to sell his big bike after going on the trip. He doesn’t think he will do another trip like that again, so he will stick with his one smaller one…

We took a little trip to Vegas, baby! Aunt Marlene and Uncle Josh live there, so we got to do some cool “not-on-the-strip” stuff. pics are taken with ian’s iphone. we had our camera, but that phone is just so convenient.

Aunt Marlene and Uncle Josh had birthdays! August 5 and 9 respectively. Emma and I wrapped up a box cake mix and icing to mail to them. They had to bake their own cake!

Enjoy the pics!
**NOTE: all the small images are taken with ian’s iphone… click on them to enlarge! (it would take FOREVER to resize them all)

on the plane to vegas!

at mount charleston.

hanging out with aunt marlene.

emma’s first build a bear experience. it’s actually a bunny she named fluffy.




mommy and daddy at the beatles LOVE show at the mirage. i love the beatles!

we also went to south padre island a few weeks ago. emma absolutely loved the beach! she played in the sand for hours!!! poor baby actually got a really bad sunburn. mommy didn’t use enough sunscreen!

sweet girl!

daddy and his princess.

all smiles!

los warshaks!


tita and tito came to see emma while we were there.

we had an amazing summer! BUT, i am so excited to be back in school and ready for fall! 😉

Discipline…. not fun.

Ok, so its been a while since I’ve posted anything… Let’s just say I’ve been a little preoccupied raising a 2 and a half year old. I don’t know what happened to her, but man, in the last month or so, she has become a different kid. She used to be calm, patient, compliant, and now she is testing me in ways I didn’t even know she could. She has become independent, has strong opinions, and doesn’t always want to do what I say. So, I pulled out my tools. Here they are…



Ahhh, the beauty of parenting… The joy of not knowing what to do with your child… of second guessing yourself and hoping that you are doing the right thing. Luckily, I have these books to help. I bought them back when she was a year old and didn’t need them then. I definitely need them now! 😉