Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lexi's First Pictures

I received a letter in the mail from my pediatrician congratulating us on Lexi right after she was born. On the congratulations card, it had several adorable pictures of newborn babies. They were so cute that I contacted the photographer to get Lexi's newborn pictures taken. So at 2 1/2 weeks old, Lexi was getting her first perfessional photographs taken.

The minute we got to the photo shoot, I was reminded why Mckell did not get any newborn pictures taken. You see, when Hunter was 2 weeks old I took him to get his pictures taken and he cried, no screamed, the entire time. There was not one good shot of him so I swore that I wouldn't go through that again. Well I'd forgotten about that whole incident (must have been a pregnant thing), but Lexi quickly reminded me. She cried the minute we started taking pictures. The binki was not satisfying her, so I had to feed her, even though she just had eaten before we left. It seemed as though she ate for an eternity (could have been because we had a photographer waiting for us), finally she was ready. She did pretty good for a few poses, then started crying again. Oh My Gosh! I was already so embarrassed. I was holding her, trying to calm her down, and what does she do? She pees all over me. I was holding her trying to catch everything so that it wouldn't get on any of the photographers things. So I was standing there sopping wet and even more embarrassed. Honestly, I'm surprised any of the pictures turned out cute, but they did. Here are a few:

Friday, October 24, 2008

My Sweet Mckell

Mckell's been tagged by her cousin Kimi, and I'm supposed to tell 5 things about her. Isn't she the cutest!
1. Mckell is such a girly girl. Her favorite color is pink, she loves anything princess (although her favorite princess is Ariel), she loves to sing (she sings to Lexi whenever Lexi is sad), and she loves to dance. The other night we were watching Dancing With The Stars and Mckell was prancing around the room dancing with the music. Dave and I were cracking up watching her until her moves started looking a bit seductive. It's then that we realized she's going to be a handful when she grows up :)

2. Mckells best friend is Hunter. She thinks that he is the greatest. The other day, Hunter and his friend were wrestling at the bus stop, and Mckell got right up in Hunter's friends face and told him not to hurt her Hunter. He's lucky to have a sister like her.
3. Mckell is my little protector. When Dave gets upset with me (which isn't very often:) ) or he is yelling about something, Mckell will get right up in his face and say, "No Dad you be nice to my mom" Then she'll come over to me and say,"I'm on your team mom, cause we're both girls". It is so cute.

4.Mckell is such a good helper. She wants to help wash the floors, unload the dishwasher, load the dishwasher, bath Lexi, vacuum, and fold and put away laundry. But with all of her help for some reason I can't get her to clean her room. Go figure.
5. Mckell gives the best kisses. She always gives me kisses then says, "I know you just love my kisses" and one of her favorite things to do is chase Hunter around the house trying to kiss him. He doesn't like her kisses :)
I asked Mckell who she wanted to tag (I'm not sure she knew what I was talking about) but she said her sister Gretchen (she thinks all her little friends are her sisters), Ella, and Kaitlyn.

Friday, October 17, 2008

While The Cats Away The Mice Will Play

Dave went up to Idaho last weekend for the deer hunt. Ususally when he goes out for a hunt the kids and I do something fun like go bowling, go to a pizza place, or go see a movie. However since I didn't think Lexi was up for any of those things, we painted pumpkins instead.

Mckell painted her pumpkin (the one on the left) to look like Hunter. Looks just like him don't you think :)

Hunter painted a spiderman pumpkin. One side he has a red spiderman and the other side is a orange spiderman (he swears that there is such a thing as an orange spiderman).


As you can see, the weather wasn't the best to hunt in. Dave said that it was freezing and they didn't see any deer when the storm hit because of the snow and the fog. He walked about 16 miles in this weather, and said that he had a good time. I don't know about you, but this doesn't even look fun to me. I guess that's the reason I don't hunt.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Newest Member Of Our Family

Lexi was born on Thursday, September 18 at 8:18 a.m. She was 5 lbs 11 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. We named her Alexis Ropelato, but as you guessed we will call her Lexi.
We were planning on having Lexi on Sunday the 21st, so we were totally suprised when I went into labor (especially since I've never gone into labor before). At about 3:30 Thursday morning Mckell came upstairs to our room wide awake talking about the baby. I had been having stomach pains for quite some time and just thought that something I'd had eaten wasn't agreeing with me. The thought that I was having contractions never crossed my mind. Well Mckell was wide awake and being a chatter box which was not letting Dave go back to sleep, so I mentioned that my stomache was really killing me (just wanting a little sympathy from him), and he asked if I thought they were contractions. I really didn't have a clue what contractions were supposed to feel like, since with Hunter and Mckell I was so lucky not to have them, so Dave (being the computer guy that he is) went online and looked up contractions. After reading a lot and going through several different signs of contractions, we decided that I was probably having them and should go up to the hospital. It's a good thing Mckell woke up or I would have laid in bed for who knows how long waiting for my stomache pains to pass.

Mckell absolutely loves her little sister. At the hospital she kept telling the nurses that they couldn't take "her" baby. The trick for us at home has been keeping Mckell off of Lexi. Mckell is constantly hugging, kissing, and tounching Lexi. It doesn't matter if she is sleeping, eating, or being held by someone else, Mckell will not leave her alone.

You'd think Dave was the one who just gave birth!

Lexi's first visitors. Yes, they all ended up getting kicked out of the recovery room.

Lexi's head was smaller than Dave's fist. She's just a little sweetie.