Monday, February 21, 2011

Crazy 12-Month Pictures

Here are a few pictures that didn't make the cut...I think we're all a little relieved this monthly ritual is over!

This was literally the 2nd picture I took (doesn't she look like she's taking revenge on the headband?).

"Don't you DARE put that thing back on my head!"

Mocking us...

Offering her pacifier to someone outside.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Last Round of Pictures

Today we took Sydney for her last round of pictures with our amazing photographer. The session was fun, as always, but it was definitely the most challenging since Sydney is much more mobile and opinionated. The photographer already posted the "sneak peek" on her blog!

Sydney on her Birthday Horse

Monday, February 14, 2011

12-Month Picture!

I'm finally posting Sydney's 12-month picture! I look at some of these, and it feels like YESTERDAY that I took them. I can honestly remember most of these photo sessions in great detail, and can't believe more than a year has passed! Anyway, here is her first year in review (other crazy photos from this session will soon be posted):


2 Months

3 Months

4 Months

5 Months

6 Months

7 Months (so sassy!)

8 Months

9 Months

10 Months

11 Months

12 Months!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! We had a great day. Sydney brought home a card for us that she "made" at daycare, and we took turns opening all of our cards after we got home from work and school. Chet gave me a dozen red roses and made us dinner (honey-soy glazed salmon with spinach and onions and spiced red sounds complicated, but it's one of "Real Simple's" many easy recipes!), and we took a walk after we ate (the weather is BEAUTIFUL here!). Here are pictures of Sydney's 2nd Valentine's Day compared to her first!

Two-Weeks Old

Sydney, Chet, and the Cat Card from Mommy

Ashley, Sydney, and the Horse Card from Daddy

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Where have I been?

Sorry it's been so long since the last post. Sydney got sick last week, which turned into Chet and me getting sick over the weekend, and then Sydney had a relapse, so I haven't spent much time at the computer at home. Also, I need to post pictures from Syd's birthday party, and although the pictures are great, it's a little daunting to go through and post all of them, so I've been procrastinating. But I'm back!

Details on Sydney getting sick: She started running a low-grade fever last Thursday, then threw up beginning in the wee hours of Friday morning. I stayed home from work with her Friday, and she slept most of the day (she didn't throw up any more throughout the day). There weren't any openings for her to get seen by the doctor, but I wasn't too worried because Sydney's daycare provider informed me Friday morning that one of the little boy's and his family had been sick, so I assumed it was just a virus. Sydney seemed much better Saturday, but then Saturday night Chet and I both got sick (throwing up, etc.). Needless to say, we weren't feeling too hot Sunday morning, but Sydney also seemed a little under the weather again. We all just sort of slept all day (which was good because it meant Chet and I could rest, but bad because I was worried about her feeling badly again). She threw up again Sunday evening, but I think it was my fault because I fed her too much too soon. I was able to get her a doctor appointment Monday afternoon, and the doctor confirmed it was just a virus and Sydney would be fine. (Although they did take a urine sample to check for E. coli in her urine, just to make sure it wasn't the same deal as last September. Did I ever blog about that? I don't think I did...) By Tuesday Sydney was back to her normal self.

It's amazing how everyone getting sick throws off the "routine". Everything stops, and all efforts are put toward getting well. Laundry, shopping, blogging, cooking, cleaning...none of it matters. Then, when we're well (or at least when I'm well), it all matters again, but it is much more daunting because all of the chores have piled up. As I continue to catch up, I promise I will post more soon (including pictures)...