Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Obviously I have a lot of toys....hmmm...maybe some of the 11 million recalled Fisher Price toys are in here and I can get rid of some. Trust me, I clean this room, then 5 minutes later it is destroyed. I give up.
Posted by Katie Gibson at 5:23 PM
Friday, September 24, 2010
Posted by Katie Gibson at 11:34 AM
Making her laugh is my favorite thing to do. The sound of a baby's laughter is the best sound ever. She's a giggly little girl with lots to say, imagine that??? Our house is rarely quiet, so she fits in real well.
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Friday, September 17, 2010
Posted by Katie Gibson at 11:26 AM
Those breadsticks were her "chopsticks" and that's what she ate for dinner last night.
Linda, who is a former client of Travis's and has become friends of ours, holding baby V.
Ok, so finishing this house is a big deal. Travis has lost sleep over this house and as his wife, I am so glad it's over! I have basically been a single mother all week. I told him I deserve a much needed Spa day! He did bring home a case of wine last night, so maybe that was his way of making up for his absence.
Posted by Katie Gibson at 10:59 AM
Just kidding, obviously! I just wish sometimes he's be a little gentler, a little less whiney and a lot less poopy (he poops like 4 times a day! tmi, i know)!
Posted by Katie Gibson at 10:54 AM
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
I love it when I come across a new website. Zulily website is like Gilt but for kids. I love Gilt, so I when I found Zulily I was so happy! I have bought some fun wall decor for the twins's new room and just found some cute shoes for Presley. Check it out!
ps. Travis has hijacked my camera to take photos of his projects and has had it for the past week, so that is why there is a lack of photos. However, I am going to steal it back and get you all updated as quickly as possible bc we've been busy and i know you are all dying to see pics of family!! j/k
Posted by Katie Gibson at 9:44 AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
This morning as I was sitting at my kitchen table, eating my oatmeal, sipping my coffee, I had just fed and changed baby Violet, put her for her morning nap, made the twinnies homemade waffles, filled their cups with apple juice and was browsing my favorite blogs. Most of the blogs I visit, I have no idea who these people are, but when then announce they are pregnant, get married, find the perfect leather jacket or prepare a yummy meal, I get excited for them. Well, today as I was looking at a blog I enjoy Casey culture, she had a post that made me stop and actually shed a few tears. I was looking a picture of babies who are affected by the terrible flood in Pakistan. I was devasted at by saw. Babies, with no diapers and no milk. As a mother, I cannot imagine not being able to give my children the necessities, such as diapers and milk. So, almost instantly I clicked out of the website (I can't look at pictures like that) and then quickly headed to World Vision and donated money. If you are reading this and can afford just $25, you should do so also. I feel very fortunate to live the life I do and I feel even better that I can help others.
Posted by Katie Gibson at 10:47 AM
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Back in July ( I can't believe it's September), we got our photos taken by Kim Charie. Here are just a few of my favorites! I just really loved how she captured our family. BTW, getting family pics is such a production. Getting everyone looking at the camera is nearly impossible....
Posted by Katie Gibson at 1:18 PM
Travis is currently building a home in Suncadia that is getting a lot of press. He had an article written up about it in the Seattle Times.
The Seattle Times
I am so proud of him because he has been working so hard lately. Often times not getting a wink of sleep. It's nice to see all his hard work paying off!
Posted by Katie Gibson at 11:49 AM
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The doorbell rang and the dogs barked, so I had to jump up and get the door before the dogs woke the kids up, I tripped on Cash's remote control car, stubbed my toe (it's bleeding and still throbbing) and graciously recieved my well awaited package. You'd think I was talking about my super cute new Frye boots that I got during the Nordstrom sale, but no, I have in my hands what may be the key to my freedom....the "Tommee Tippee". I opened it up, sanitized it, put the pot of hot water on the stove, filled the bottle and placed the bottle to be heated. All this, my heart is beating, fast. She begins to stir...she's awake. Okay, deep breath. I grab her, place her sweet little body in my lap. Kiss her, watch her smile at me, we chat for a bit...I try to explain to her that if she does not take this bottle, this will be a very long year for mommy. So, with that said, I place the bottle into her mouth. Drumroll please......she took it! Yes, that is correct. Within seconds she was hammering down 4 oz of milk!! Wahoo. Operation Freedom is planned for Saturday night bitches. Momma is coming out!!!
Now, I must go and change her explosion of a diaper and tend to my sick kids. Oh ya, I didn't mention that. The twins have temperatures. Ya, my life is fabulous. Now, do you understand why getting Violet to take a bottle so Mommy can have a night out is the most important thing on my mind right now??
Posted by Katie Gibson at 4:21 PM
With the twins, I never had this issue. Mostly because there were two of the them and almost immediately from birth they were given a bottle. But, with Violet she's exclusively been breastfed. I gave her bottle at about 10 weeks when Travis and I were going out and my mom was watching her. So, she's had 2 bottles in 4 months. Well, now she refuses a bottle. Absolutely hates them.
Well, now that Labor Day is approaching and it's usually a super fun filled weekend here in Ellensburg, Mommy would like to go out and have some fun, the fun that usually consists of drinks, so I am in dire straits here trying to get her to drink a bottle. I broke out the big guns the other day and overnighted a "Tommee Tippee" bottle, which I heard is the best. So, I spent $20 on overnight shipping a $6 bottle. Yes, I know, a bit desperate. So today when the FedEx man comes, I will probably kiss him and hug him and cross my fingers this baby works. But, don't worry, I have back up, amazon.com is overnighting a few other bottles that have had rave reviews on the this same issue. So, cross your fingers and pray that my little Violet takes a bottle and this momma can go out and drink some beer. Seriously though, this is very serious.
Ahhh, the problems stay-at-home moms have.
Posted by Katie Gibson at 10:12 AM