Happy Monday!

First off for my LDS peeps & others who like good clean books that are good! Check out this entire collection of books being given away at Mormon Mommy Blogs.

The fabulous St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow. It’s always a chance for me to reminisce about my Irish heritage.

Blake has decided it is time for him to gain as much experience as he can with injuries in the shortest time possible. Saturday he lost hold of Guy’s pant leg and fell into Madison with his left eye socket. He definitely has a bit of a black eye. No picture of it though. What I do have a photo of is his crib injury. He somehow got his leg through the crib slat past his chubby knee. They were supposed to be napping. Both were a little cranky, but all of a sudden there was a huge shift in Blake’s cry. I hopped up to see what happened thinking he climbed out of his crib. When I got in there I had to straiten his body then work his leg out. The poor little guy. Here are a couple of shots of his leg bruise.

He is shaking his head no here.
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He is also trying to get to his diaper rash here which is thankfully almost gone!!!
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See the slobber hanging off her chin? She is so funny. That tongue of hers reaches her chin!
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Our first toilet play! Yay, NO! They even picked an appropriate toy for their first toilet play.. lol Stinkers.
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Madison’s hair has reached a length allowing for a little ‘Pebbles’ pony. My first try on her was on dry hair, which made it impossible to get a strait part, and she was drinking a bottle at the time. I don’t think she would have let me do it had she not been busy. As it was she tried to swat me away a few times.
Blake was busy getting out of his chair.
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Blake talks non stop every day. Most of it is complete babble, of course. He forgot how to talk on the phone for a month or two, but he is back to knowing what to do. This morning Blake and Madison ‘talked’ to daddy at work. Blake was a bit busy eating so he just yum yumed to Guy. Madison heard his voice and cuddled her head up to the phone with a big sigh. It was so cute.
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I love her hands in this shot.
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They love to both get outside and to sit at the doorway. Whenever the door opens they quickly drop whatever they are doing and hustle to the door. Even though they both know how to get out they rarely go out the door.
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Smiley girl and busy boy. Pretty much sums them up right here.
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He is very good about using his full length to get what he wants. This weekend he learned he can climb/step up on stuff to get what he wants. The first item he chose to use as a step up was the little kid potty. His feet slipped into the cup when the pressure popped it off. Guy called me in to see him standing there with his legs being held in the potty looking at us like he really wanted to be unstuck! No picture of that either. Imagination is a wonderful thing. lol
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Blake is into throwing things right now.
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If there is two toys it doesn’t matter. They always want the one toy. Here they are going for the little yellow ducky.
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She got it this time.
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Now he has it.
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No one sees me when my face is covered! She was convulsing laughing each time she lowered the pamphlet.
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She would make sure Blake and I were looking each time too.
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Ah, my cry baby. Though Madison is definitely turning into one with Blake always in her face and swatting at her with his hands.
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I told Lorie at Be Different Act Normal about how we maximized our storage space in the pantry. (She has a great blog filled with lots of tips, tricks and crafts.) We have a micro mini kitchen with very little storage space. All of our food and some of our other stuff have to do into this pantry. We purchased the rack for the door and to the left inside wall. It is amazing not only how much more we fit into the pantry, but how well we can access and see everything. They were around $25-30 at Lowe’s. It does make the door very heavy so you can’t just swing it shut without getting a resounding slam out of it. We have figured out how to do it without a slam after a few big WHACKS. If you have room you will love the results like we do.
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Here is a close up of how they go into the wall. It came with the drywall mounts.
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We even have to put the spices in the pantry. I have a three level adjustable shelf with rubber on the top of each level. It is fabulous for keeping everything within sight and reach. It wasn’t very organized when this photo was taken.
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kristen - March 16, 2009 - 3:56 pm

Great idea on the pantry door. We may have to try something like that. The babies are so cute and getting so big!!! I love seeing how they interact.

The Blonde Duck - March 19, 2009 - 8:46 pm

That’s a really good idea!

Valerie - March 21, 2009 - 4:19 pm

The kids are so cute! I knew whose butt was whose too! kudos! I love the crybaby picture of Blake!

Fresh Mommy - March 24, 2009 - 1:14 am

Oh they are so cute!! And at least it looks like you’ve got a very clean toilet! Great idea on the pantry too.. everything looks so organized!!

:)
~Tabitha~

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