Thursday, May 24, 2012


"Hodgepodge" - one of Emma's new words, so funny when she says it, usually to describe a very randomly put together dinner of leftovers - and it also describes this blog post.  A little bit of this.  And a little bit of that.

Here's a picture that warms my heart...

Questions and assertion: Emma has begun asking a million questions all the time.  Everything I say is followed by a "why?" from her.  I know this is part of normal development, and most of the time I enjoy explaining a little bit more. She has also started saying "I don't want to" when I ask her to do something.  That isn't nearly as much fun to deal with!

Potty: Emma is doing pretty well using the potty, though we have not begun full-blown potty training.  She sits on the potty to pee a lot and can go pretty long stretches with a dry diaper.  AND the big milestone last week was her finally pooping on the potty.  She was quite proud of herself and was rewarded with some yummy chocolate.

Eating: Kate is 7 months old, but still feels like a little baby to me...she is on the small side and finds herself still wearing 0-3 month clothes once in a while...but I'm guessing it is more because I'm comparing her to Emma's size now.  She is a very sweet, usually quiet baby, but she is the most impatient eater.  As soon as I put her in the highchair, she is screaming and flapping her arms.  I can't get food to her fast enough.  And she will eat, eat, eat, rarely ever signaling that she's full.  Guess she could use the extra weight.  Emma tells her all the time to "be patient," which is pretty funny.

Milestones: She sits up really well now and has started to crawl just a little bit. I need to lower the crib because she is now sitting up in her crib and trying to chew on the side rail.

I've lost 6 pounds so far and have been running 5 days a week. Yesterday, I did a 5 mile run and it felt great.   My goal is to lose an additional 13 pounds, hopefully by the end of July.  We'll see.

I guess that is enough hodgepodge for now.  Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!!!


  1. you are lucky that emma is potty training so well, louise has no interest in it and has only peed TWICE on the potty (one of those times started on the floor. and, also lucky that kate is such a good eater! louise is the pickiest eater of all time, i swear, i don't know what she sustains herself on! the picture is so cute!

  2. They are both SO adorable!!! I can't believe how big they have gotten!