Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Life Equations

 Cat + Box = Happy Baby

- cat - box = Sad Baby

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Cecilia had a nice time opening her 1st ever birthday presents. She thought the paper was super fun.

The headband. while adorable, did not go over well. I still can't get her to wear one, but she has stopped crying when we put it on. Baby steps right?

Harvey wants to wear the flowers all the time. He will run up to people and try and get them to sniff it. He tried to get Owen to wear one too. Owen  did not want anything to do with it.

Cecilia is learning to drink from a cup now. Mostly it winds up in our laps, but she loves it.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sleep Schedules

Every now and then my kids surprise me by changing up when they want to sleep.
Occasionally, one will fall asleep on our daily walk. It is, However, a rare occurrence for them both to fall asleep.
This happened over memorial day weekend. We had guests and it was a non stop party, by which I mean we played settlers like 5 whole times.

Both kids fell asleep about an hour before I would normally be fighting them to go to bed. If I recall correctly, they also both slept till morning.

I love it when this happens. Right now, as I am writing this, they are both napping and it is 10 am. Miracle.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Play dates

Instead of having a big party for Cecilia's birthday, we jsut had soem friends over for a play date.

We ate cupcakes.

We played in the yard without the dog.

We brought out the pool and the sprinkler for the first time this summer.

It was a pleasant afternoon.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I did it! I ran a 5 K on May 28th. The race, it turns out, was really supposed to be a walk, but Once the 10k runners caught up, James and I jogged anyway. We did it nice and slow which is just the way I liked it. We came in somewhere around 31 or 32 minutes.
I'm still running though! Today I started working on running faster rather than just working on distance. I ran 2.5 miles in 19 minutes and 52 seconds. So I can now run just as fast as myself at 13. Not that 13 year old Leslie would have ever ran 2.5 miles.

So, next month I'm going to try and do the piano practice one. I need to get on that, but it is really hard to find time. I'm just going to have to force myself to do it. If for some reason I fail, I'm close to finishing my 30 dreams goal too.

In other news, my Mom and Ryan have been seriously changing their front yard. Check this out.

I feel okay posting this here because I gave much blood, sweat, and tears to that yard removing bushes and planting stuff when I was younger. They took out all the grass and put in an edible garden. They have more photos on facebook you should really check out.

What have you all been working on this month?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pony Tail

 I managed to get Cecilia's wisps of hair up in a pony tail yesterday.  She looked like an itty bitty unicorn.

Harvey insisted on having his photo taken too. Then proceeded not to smile. He refused to sit still for a pony tail. I guess he isn't ready for the unicorn look.