Sunday, March 25, 2007

Daddy Withdrawl

Little miss Ella is in severe daddy withdrawl. She was much younger the last time matt had to be away and now she's all confused. It didn't occur to me until the 1st night she talked to him on the speaker phone that she hasn't ever talked to him on the phone (that she remembers). So she just kept staring at the phone confused. Needless to say, we have had some late nights and lots of tears. She has cried so much, she is hoarse...poor baby. This is one of the hardest parts about our life. She's too young to understand, but old enough to know things are different. I can't wait to see her face when matt returns. Until then, I will get lots of rocking time in with her.

Not much else going on. I thought I would be able to get a lot of scrapbooking in this week while matt was gone, but thats not happening. The other night i discovered that one of our heaters has been leaking water for who knows how long and half the family room carpet was now all the furniture is in the dining room while the carpet is drying. Oh the joys of living here! haha!

here are some pics of my little daredevil! enjoy!

Friday, March 23, 2007

super diva

yep, this is my new super-diva! she LOVES her new sunglasses and thinks she is so cool. she giggles when she puts them on, which of course makes me giggle! she even puts them on top of her head like i do.

and then you have her here in the bath tub. she's a nut! thank goodness for the 4 plastic princess figurines that came on one of abby's birthday cakes a couple years ago!! they are the FAVORITE bath tub toy around here. ella was talking in her own language of babble amongst the princesses and having the time of her life. oh, its always the cheapest toys that entertain them the most!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

pain comes in many forms!!

so i went to my 1st yoga class tonight. i have done it before and pilates too, but its been awhile. well i officially got my gluteus maximus KICKED! ouch! i'm gonna be SORE tomorrow. but i feel great too! then earlier today ella decided out of nowhere to jump up and poke me right in the eye with her finger nail. so now my eye is all sore and blood shot. hopefully it feels better in the morning, but i've really taken a beating today!

weather was really crappy today...cloudy and rainy...a good day to curl up on the couch and veg...haha! yeah, right! maybe in my life as a single person!!

matt is getting ready to go on a "camping" trip with the army...he'll be gone like 10 days, but i'm really not looking forward to it. the worst part is he will be gone during his birthday. oh well, we'll just have to make it up to him with a pink cake haha!
the pic is of abby's preschool teacher and ella next to her. i think she has decided to go ahead and start preschool early! ha! she loves going to abby's class and they love having her. she really does fit right in! i go several times a month to read to the class and she just wanders around the room doing her own thing and babbling up a storm. its pretty hysterical!
have a good one!

Monday, March 19, 2007

she's here!!!

Mackenzie Li Ostrander was born on March 15 at 4:18 p.m. She weighed 8-6 and was 21 " long. what a cutie! everyone is doing well and look like naturals in their new roles as parents! unfortunately richard will have to head back to colorado on wednesday, as his leave ends. but i don't think it will be too long before his girls join him.

thats about the most excitement going on in our world here. the weather has been gorgeous and i have been busy trying to wear out 2 little ones! haha! can you tell i am ready for warmer weather! thankfully the yellow dust hasn't been bad yet, so we can still go outside.

matt bought another bicycle a couple weeks ago because we didn't bring any of our bikes. so now he rides to work on the days i have the van. i gotta hand it to him, he's doing great...and if you saw some of the hills he has to conquer you would agree with me!!

well, i need to head to bed...have a good one!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

lazy kind of weekend

well my new niece made it into the world on thursday. i haven't seen any pics yet, but am anxiously awaiting them. can't believe my LITTLE brother is a dad! haha!

can't say i have done much this weekend, but then again a little down time is nice too! i took a nice nap yesterday and matt is taking one today! the weather has been really nice and the girls have had a blast going to the park.

surprisingly i haven't scrapbooked at all this weekend! real shocker for me, but here's a layout i did last weekend. it was from 2005 when we went to charleston for my brothers graduation. my sister was chasing abby with a beer in her hand the whole time. cracked us up! enjoy!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

waiting anxiously...

for the arrival of my new niece. my little brother (richard's) fiance' is being hopefully i will hear anytime now.

on a different note, we went to E-Mart yesterday. (it is a version of walmart, but not nearly as big...and it is geared towards koreans, not americans). the nice part is they have a play area i can check abby into for a couple hours while i walk around the store. we both enjoy that! haha! then after that little excursion, we headed into the "mall". not the same as an american mall, but many similarities. found a book store that was awesome and totally made my day. they had a scrapbooking section and a big office supply area...and a play area. so once again we all benefitted. it is very hard to find scrapbook supplies over here...i usually end up ordering mine finding american supplies was a HUGE thing! needless to say by the time we all got home, we were exhausted.

well here's another pic until i can post one of my new little niece...this is a typical day of traffic here!! ( guess i will have to figure out how to put the picture in the text so that it goes along with the text!)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

blogging: take 2

well since i started this blog about a month ago, i haven't been able to figure out how to log back into it to update! haha! i just figured out how to today, but the entire site is in hangul (korean). so i can't read all the "directions" and don't know how to switch it back to english. ugghh! well i will keep working on it and try and get it back up and running!

update!! i just got it back to english! woohoo! well, hope i can keep things this way!

Now for the story of the night...abby was watching sesame street and they were talking about horses...

Abby: mommy, why don't i have a horse?

me: i don't know (big smile)

Abby: can you talk to my grandma about getting me a horsey? not a real one, i mean just a horse