Sunday, February 19, 2012

cake smash

grandpa had some words of wisdom for selma. probably something about the sugar myth.  :)

happy birthday selma nadine!

love my grandma joan!

"i wonder what this card says?"

selma trying to "hug" her baby doll while it's still in the package
 our selmie girl turned one!!  her birthday is on 2/25 but we celebrated the weekend before so that no one had to miss out on the fun.  i can't believe our girl is one!  we had a great party at the clubhouse and celebrated our sweet selmie sue. 


 greta and ellie at selma's birthday party.  these cousins are 11 months apart, about as different as two kids could be, and the best of friends.  i grew up with my cousins as my closest playmates and i'm glad these girls have each other. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

how did we get so lucky?

making valentines

greta worked hard making valentines for each of her classmates.  she and otto also enjoyed looking through the bag of valentines from school friends that greta brought home.  they did this again and again (and again and again). 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

how otto "plays"

anyone else's kids do this?  the laying out....the lining up....
i mean, look at the post it notes, even. 
love our otto boy.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

selma says "no"

here is a video from a little while ago of when selma first learned to shake her head "no". this was (and still is) so hilarious. it truly went on for minutes. she would shake her head no, the kids (and i) would erupt in laughter, she would smile and laugh. it would get quiet and then she would start all over. she was LOVING that greta and otto were laughing at her and paying so much attention to her.

her head shaking isn't quite so crazy-sideways anymore. and she can also shake her head yes, which she does emphatically.

what else can she say, you ask? she says hi, bye, mama, papa, greta, otto, more (and signs it too). she also yells (a loud "aaaaahhhhh") whenever greta and otto take something from her. actually, she yells it sometimes if she THINKS they might be thinking about taking something from her.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

who dey!

speaking of teeny tiny greta, here's an old video of her singing the bengals fight song. this never gets old.

20 years!

in case you haven't seen it. the video that joe COMPLETELY surprised me with for the 20 year anniversary of our first date. that's right folks. we've been together for more than half our lives. here's to many more.....

be sure your sound is on for not only the sweet vocal stylings of "mr big", but so you don't miss the short video clip of teeny tiny greta.

been a while.....

wow, st nick's day is our last post? can you say slackers? so much has happened since mid-december.....hopefully with joe out of town i can get around to blogging a bit. posts to come include greta's first dance recital, the rest of christmas, selma crawling, and other various adventures. but check out this picture of the kids giving each other kisses. yes, they really do love each other!!