Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas from....

Baby C Elf....
and Big C Claus! Wishing you and your family a very merry and warm Holiday season!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tis the Season... Elf yourself....or a few of your favorites!

Hope you are all getting in the Christmas spirit!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Baby C is LOVING Christmas...

Or at least undecorating...I don't think that's a word...her Christmass tree. She was caught SEVERAL times over the weekend red (and gold and silver) handed with ornaments.

She even liked the ribbon too.

Oh Lord, PLEASE help her Christmas tree make it through the season!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Sneak Peak

Here is just a sneak peak into our new home:

Big C's room when we first moved in...

Big C's room after a fresh coat of paint in the colors he choose, brown and red.

Baby C's room when we first moved in...

Baby C's room after a fresh coat of paint that I choose!

My two beautiful babies whom the rooms were created for out of love.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Must Read

Think along the lines of Harry Potter meets Twilight.....

....interested? The setting is a school for vampires! I began reading the first book in the House of Night series (there are 8 in all), Marked and couldn't put it down! Now I am on to the 2nd book. I have to admit, it was a little hard to get into. Give it 5 chapters, and if you aren't hooked after that I'll be surprised!
Oh and speaking of Harry Potter...have you seen it? Part I for of the last movie/book Deathly Hallows? I went this past weekend and saw word....AMAZING!!!!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baby C: 9 Month Update

I think that this is the first post in the history of all of my posts that I have not included a picture! The camera cord is still in a box, in the millions of boxes that I have left to unpack. Since we still do have not the kitchen put in....we only have a toaster oven and microwave along with a mini-fridge....everything is still in boxes downstairs. However, Baby C did have her 9 month check up, then a few days later, both she and Big C were back to the doctor's office with croup. Thankfully, they are finally starting to act like themselves again!

Anyways...back to Baby C's 9 month appointment:

  • Baby C is 20lbs, 75%, 29inches, 95%, with a large head in the 90%
  • Baby C is 'talking' like crazy! Lots of 'dadada', 'bababa', 'yayaya' and many screeches to go along with those!
  • She is still recieving only breast milk and nursing since she still does not have any teeth. NOT ONE TOOTH! Oh how I love the toothless smiles and kisses she gives!
  • She can feed herself with finger foods...puffs, bitter biscuits, small pieces of bread, cheerios
  • She eats two containers of baby food in one sitting and puffs
  • Baby C is starting to become more mobile. She will push herself backwards, but would prefer to be in the walker walking around or being carried.
  • She continues to be obsessed with her big brother and everything that he does. She absolutely loves it when he comes to give her hugs and kisses and talks to her. I'm sure there will come a day when she doesn't, but for know I love the way that they interact together.
  • Baby C still has beautiful blue eyes and gorgeous red hair, not much red hair however.
  • Her newest trick is to take off her socks and pull her hat off while laughing at me when I tell her to stop.

Oh how we LOVE our baby girl!!!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

From the cutest little tricks....
and the best treats this Mommy could ask for!

Have a Spooktacular weekend!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Red Shoe Day!

What color shoes are you wearing today?

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Must Read....

I literally could not put this down! I read the entire book from my Kindle app on my iphone. Even though I am cross-eyed, I am doing it again with the second book "Catching Fire." This book is right up there Twilight and Harry Potter.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Officially Homeless...

...and it never felt so good!

We have officially closed/sold our house.....signed, sealed, and delivered!!!!

We never meant to stay in the house for as long as what we did....5 years, but it was such a great house for us! The first night we stayed in the house on air mattresses, Sampson woke us up at 2am running up the stairs, down the stairs, up the stairs, down the stairs...he was just as excited as we were! We brought our first baby here to this house and made incredible memories learning to be first time parents and watching Big C grow from baby, to toddler, to little boy. Baby C followed suit in this house where I spent many nights holding her, looking into her big blue eyes, listening to my husband and first born sleep and feeling that everything was right with the world in those precious minutes.

Dear House,
Thank you for all the great memories you have given us over the last 5 years and keeping my family safe.

I'm sure the new owners will treasure you as much as we have.'s on to BIGGER things....a house twice the size and we couldn't be more thrilled!!! Here are a couple of pictures just to tease...

The New Casa...

Welcome home Chase family, welcome home.....

Looking in from the front door, formal living/dinning room and looking into the kitchen...more on the lack of kitchen later....
We close on our house today and then work, work, work to get it ready for Big C and Baby C to move in. Before and After pictures will be coming soon as we get internet and locate everything...OK, so maybe not so soon!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Baby C: 8 months old!!

I can't believe that my baby girl is 8 months old today! 8 months old seems so old, especially when I think that in 4 short months she will be a year old. Baby C is moving and a groovin'! Here are a few of her new 'tricks':
  • 'Walking' forwards, backwards, and sideways in the walker. By far one of her favorite things to do. Since she is getting so good a maneuvering it, she can open cabinets, grab things off of tables and ottomans, run over toes, and trap her bother on the stairs.
  • Baby C gives the sloppiest drooliest kisses ever! You can tell when she is about to give kisses because she will start kicking her legs and grab your face so tight to properly slobber all over you. It is by far one of my most favorite things in the whole wide world.

  • Boy is Baby C a talker! Between Big C and her, there isn't much room for adult conversation in our house!
  • Baby C is wearing size 4 organic diapers, still allergic to everything else.
  • Baby C is still getting breast milk exclusively, with stage 2 baby foods. Her favorite by far are the fruits and sweet potatoes.
  • She loves eating puffs, even though she still doesn't have teeth. She will grab a handful and eat them! We have tried the bitter biscuits with her too but instead of mouthing them, she bites them off and chews!

  • WE have tried a sippy cup with her, but she prefers to drink out of her big brother's cup. SHHH...don't tell him!
  • Baby C still takes a small mid-morning nap and a longer 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon.
  • Lately she has been waking up a few times in the night for someone to put her pacifier in her moth. She doesn't care to look for it on her own...what a diva!

  • She is wearing 9-12 month clothing. She is wearing some of Big C's hand me downs and it is such a flash back to seeing him that little.
  • She is sitting up independently but has no desire to crawl. She will lie on her stomach and push her arms up, but just doesn't care to crawl.
  • Baby C loves to clap for anything and everything. Big C loves it when his sister claps for him.

  • Baby C still has red hair, I mean...what little hair she has is red.
  • Baby C continues to capture our hearts every day!

If you didn't notice her sign....WE ARE MOVING!!!! We have about a week left in our current house, then it is on to our new house! I've been busy with packing and paper work...along with two little ones, teaching, and master's classes. Our life is busy busy, but we feel so darn blessed!

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Baby C at 7 Months Old

Beautiful Baby C is 7 months old!

What is she up to these days?

  • wearing 6-9 or 6-12 months clothes
  • size 4 organic huggies because she is allergic to every other diaper
  • eating #2 baby foods and loving the sweet potatoes and fruits
  • still nursing (since she has no teeth) and getting breast milk at every feeding
  • no teeth yet, but chewing on everything and drooling like a dog!
  • eats puffs and loves them!

  • loves to watch her big brother!
  • screeches and babbles, but loves to screech!
  • sits up on her own and tumbles forwards, backwards, and sideways to get toys or to see somethings
  • loves to jump!!!

  • wakes up once a night and wants Daddy to put her pacifier back in her mouth
  • goes to bed at 7:00/7:30 and wakes up around 6:30 every day
  • can move forwards and backwards in a walker
  • can reach her mobile and yank on it
  • still has red hair, hair on top of her head is getting longer, but the sides aren't really growing in yet
  • still has beautiful blue eyes

  • can light up any room with her smile
  • can melt her Mommy's heart with just one look

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Beautiful Babes

Big C and Baby C had a little photo shoot this weekend followed by Baby C's 6 month pictures. I may be a little biased, but I think that these are the best pictures ever taken in the history of pictures....I'm just sayin'!

Big C and Baby C...almost exactly 2 years apart ....Big Bro and his Lil Sis

Love Baby C's full lips!
Pretty in pearls...

Always a lady in her pears and crossed legs.

The sweetest baby girl's face I've ever seen! I just love her cheeks!

I'm one lucky Mom!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Guilty Pleasures

I'm sure you all noticed the 'new do' to the blog. I felt that it was time for an update and Jennisa from Once Upon a Blog did a FANTASTIC job again! Doesn't every mother look this great while chasing after her children? Ha! Getting the blog design updated is a definite guilty pleasure of mine.

This show on Bravo is a new guilty pleasure....

I just tivoed the whole first season and watched it in two days......her bluntness cracks me up!

Of course......

TOTAL GUILTY PLEASURE!!! Yes I am still obsessed with Dog and his bounty hunting family and no I am not ashamed of it!

Another new guilty pleasure:

SO GOOD! and cheaper than buying one of their made iced coffees. Watch out though, it is a little strong. I can use one packet for 2 drinks...even better!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Moving? I posted previously about how our house sold and we have to move and here is the scoop:

Yes, we had an offer on our house after only 2 days off being on the market, then, 3 weeks later....the 'couple' that were buying our house broke up and the offer fell threw. Needless to say, I was slightly....ok, incredibly devastated. We found a new house that we are IN LOVE with..I mean, DREAM HOUSE...and if we don't sell our current house we will lose it. The kicker is that we have to be in the process to sell our current house by the end of August, talk about time crunch! We are praying like crazy that we can get this house sold in order to move into our dream house.

You can take a virtual tour of our current house...and PLEASE pass it along to anyone you know or might know in the Indianapolis area who is looking for a home. If you don't know anyone, PLEASE PRAY FOR US THAT WE WILL SELL THIS HOUSE IN TIME TO KEEP OUR DREAM HOUSE!! Even Big C prays for the selling of our current house at night after he says his prays, " Dear God, Pwease hewp us sew our house. AAAAmen."
Dear God...PLEASE help us sell this house so that we are able to keep our dream house for our family. Thank you, Amen.

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