Tuesday, June 30, 2009


God. She just fell down for the 1000th time today so I have no time to type anything.
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She's a big climber. She's on a chair here that Anthony brought in, she is NERVY.
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Maria, at Monkey Joe's

... running away, as usual. She is crazy!
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Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Look

This is pretty much the look of Maria. Sweet, right?
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Keep Your Feet on the Ground

...but Keep Reaching for the Stars, Maria. Ha. Mike and I were talking about her last night - is she worse/crazier than normal 18 month old kids or does it just seem worse because we're busy with the baby and Anthony? She's worse. I don't know any other kids like my kids. She wakes up early nearly every day, she gets mad quicker than anyone I've ever seen, yes, including me. Last night Laura came up with me to give Maria her bath. Maria had grabbed this rubber duck she has that lights up and Laura said "Wow! Maria, look at that!" and she turned off the overhead light so we could better appreciate the light on the duck. Holy. Crap. I wish I had picture of Maria's face when those lights went off! It was a scowl and a frown, mixed with a tiny bit of a threat and a LOT of WHAT THE HELL? WHERE IS MY LIGHT? Hoo boy. She is something.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009


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I Don't Even Know How This Happened

Mike took the picture. Aren't they sweet? Maybe in 1.5 years I'll get a picture of the three of them.
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Monday, June 22, 2009


Isn't this dress something? It's size two years so I wasn't sure if it would fit but it's fine. I think it's from the Colleen clothes but it could from Anthony's teacher. She is still healthy, thank God.
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Sunday, June 21, 2009


She looks like Laura here. She went to bed late last night and slept til 7 but Anthony woke her up. He is sick and Maria is driving him CRAZY so Mike took her to Target. I don't have anything nice to say about anything today but I wanted to get this picture up, she looks so sweet in it.
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Friday, June 19, 2009


I forget if I've posted this outfit but it's super cute right? My Aunt Karen sent it for Maria. Maria woke up SO early this morning, but she is recovered, I think, with good naps. I hate that she wakes up so early but I love their early bedtimes. After around 5:00 I am OVER them.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009


Isn't she beautiful? She looks like me in this picture. Ha!
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Maria with Veronica

She is much rougher with Veronica than Anthony ever was with her. I guess because she's younger? More of a pain? Who knows. Veronica has been crying and crying AND crying for the last 15 hours or so, so maybe Maria is sick of it too.
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Monday, June 15, 2009


She's really good at blowing this recorder. Poor Anthony, he takes it and just hums into it. :)
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Maria, Sitting in a Box

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Eating Pizza

They both like pizza now, which is good. We love to add to the menu around here. Maria will eat anything that you are eating - like I was eating a salad the other night with asparagus and cherry tomato and she ate the HELL out of it. Sometimes it seems like she is getting by on just water and milk and other days she eats everything in sight.
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With my Dad

We bought her that outfit at Target the other day. Mike thought she needed more tops and shorts. It seems like she has a lot but I thought these were super cute.
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Bossy Pants

So these are swimming pants. She came downstairs wearing them and I asked Mike what gives? He told me that she insisted. She is crazy - the other day I put her in two pairs of pants because she was wailing and wailing, handing them to me over and over.
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Monday, June 8, 2009


Looking at a book (one of her favorites, even though it's Anthony's), and watching Blue's Clues. Maria slept late this morning, until 7:30, which is unheard of! Anthony slept late too, we had to wake him for school. No complaints!
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Mike took this of Maria, on Sunday. He showed it to me and said "doesn't she look mean?" Ha!
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sharing a Chair

I posted this on Anthony's too. This is usually the worst/hardest time of the day (6:00ish) but they are being really nice tonight.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Self Feeding

...not going so well. Ugh, she is a SLOB and she hates to be cleaned up. I told her Anthony was much better at feeding himself at this age. She was up early again this morning but she has a little cold, from Anthony, so what can you do? It's always something - teeth, cold, general malaise. The baby was much less fussy - in fact, not fussy at all - last night so it's much easier to take everything else.
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