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Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Bloggy love, The Johnson Family

that's not my it?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We have some big news at the Johnson house...

Beks is now in a big girl bed!!!

To say she was excited is an understatement!
Just look at this smile...

There are many days that Abby would like for you to believe 
she doesn't care much for her little sister --ha!

This picture proves otherwise!  :)

We're still working on the finishing touches of their shared room.
It's gonna be so cute!
(You can't see the's over against the wall!)

Beks has done really well.
Um, most days.
This morning, Abby had to go to the bathroom at 4:20am...
 and for some reason, Beks woke up at the exact same time.
They did not go back to sleep.
Translation: we all did not go back to sleep.
Why am I still up?

More big sister smiles...
(See the cat, Grandma?  We got the box!! Must talk soon!) 

Can you tell she is happy to have a roommate?
(Don't ask her...she'll deny, deny, deny!)

Of course this happens to us...
the mommy who was always so sure that Beks would be in her crib until almost 3.  
Just like Abby was.

Hmmm...anyone want to remind me that Abby & Beks are mighty different.
My brave, brave 2-year-old girly wanted a big girl bed.
Actually, they wanted bunk beds.
Which they got -- minor detail that they won't be in that formation for quite some time.

If you talk to Beks about it,
be sure to call them bunk beds.
You DON'T want to be corrected.
She is 2, ya know?!

I've missed this blog.  I am in the process of designing my own background, pics & format (um, in my free time!), and it's not going very fast.  I'll just keep trucking along, so hopefully you'll see the new cuteness before long.  Anyway, I couldn't stay away from here any longer!!

Bloggy love, 
The Johnson Family

she has bangs...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

And boy, doesn't she look happy about it?! :)

It sure has been awhile, hasn't it? I am going to try & do better--the blog has been so neglected. I definitely want to write about the summer, but there is no time for that now. Too busy organizing. And potty training. And putting a screaming 2 year old down for a nap she doesn't want to take. Fun, fun. We'll (read: Mommy) be updating the look of the blog over the next couple of months, so that will be exciting! Well, for me it will be...

Back to the bangs. Yesterday, I was at the front door talking to some friends who had stopped by the house. Beks comes running up to me and says, "Look, Mommy." I look down & it sure looked like she had her hair in her hand. Yes, you guessed it. In her other hand, there was a pair of Abby's scissors! At first, we couldn't determine where the big chunk of hair had come from. I was in the bathroom a little while later & (of course) Beks came to join me. She was up on the stool & I figured out where she managed to cut her she has bangs. Quite nice bangs, thank you very much. I told her she had done a nice job, but we need to let the people who go to school to cut hair do their jobs. Maybe there is a future in this?? :)

Alright, back to the organizing!

Bloggy love,
The Johnson Family

today's excitement

Thursday, July 1, 2010

This girl...
I can't tell you how many times a day I hear,
"NO! ME!"
It's crazy.
So stubborn & so independent...I guess she's so 2!!

Here is the littlest after falling off the step outside GG's house.
Right onto her head.
This picture doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea!
The day started off with Mommy thinking Beks was with Grandma.
She wasn't.
She was up on the stool in the bathroom.
Supposedly brushing her teeth.
Turns out she did that about 3 times
{I'm sure she wasn't eating the toothpaste}...
then, she put on her makeup, washed her hands,
and apparently put her contacts in.
Oh, wait.
I mean she washed my last pair of contacts down the drain
while washing her hands!!

she used half the lotion...
on herself, the floor, her sister, her pjs & probably a few other places we haven't discovered yet.
She's sleeping in the toddler bed for the first time.
And hasn't gotten out.
She is all sorts of contradictions.
This Bekah.

Any bets on if she falls out? :)

welcome to america.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oh, wait.
We've been back for 6 days.
I just haven't slept much, you'll have to forgive me.
For those of you that have wondered what I've been filling my day with
{besides LOTS of caffeine!}
here you go...

We have spent approximately 5 hours a day outside {that might be on the low end).

The girls can't get enough of the PARK at Auntie Beth's & Uncle Joe's! :) Every morning, they want to go out before the coffee has even finished brewing. I think not. I {sadly} have no picture of them at the park. I shall rectify this in the morning. I hope.

We were able to sneak a visit into our traditional Chicagoland hot spot...
Daddy told Abby that she could have TWO bears
this year
for being a good girl on the airplane for Mommy.
he can be a real softy for his girlies! :)

Can I just state that I'm ever so excited that they come out with new pink bears every year?
At least for the last 3 years.
We have them all.

Abby decided to hold off on her 2nd Build-A-Bear...
she has such control.
There is a new bear coming out on Friday that she MUST have.
It reminds me of sherbet.
It isn't pink.
This is so Beks.
Let me just lay down on the ground now.
Someone will push that bear.
In that stroller I HAD to have...

And here are Abby & Bek's nanny {aka Michele!}

Strapped in for safety!

Our walk back from downtown...
we love Glen Ellyn! :)
{look at all the happy green trees & blue sky peeking through all you people in Korea--it's still here!}

{I'm going to save the story of our trip back to the states for another night...I'm tired & I want to do it justice. In that exciting post, I'll also include the lovely story of what has transpired since arriving back in the good ol' USA.}

Bloggy love,

a request

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Abby rarely asks me to sew things for her.
So, when she did, I jumped on it.
{well, that means I made it before she forgot she wanted it!}

Here it is...A's new baby carrier {it's a mini mei tai, for those that aren't familiar with baby wearing!}

Can you tell she is afraid of my flash.
The new camera has a few drawbacks! :)

Modeling the back...

I have to tell turned out so cute. She helped me walk the dog with her beloved Gertrude in it! So funny. Now, I need to make Beks one--she saw it & wants to be like sissy. Goodness. I bet Bunny Bunny will love being carried around in it!

Off to finish my secret project for tonight! Getting ready to move is almost as good for completing projects as nesting while prego. Um, without the 70lb weight gain.

Bloggy love,

so proud

Monday, June 14, 2010

She did it!
14 days. {because Mommy is slow, this was over 2 weeks ago!}
No more finger sucking...
it was as hard on Mommy as it was for Abby.
It just seemed like the last baby thing she did...and it was cute.
Her little hook 'em horns are a thing of the past.

she's 5 now.
It was time.
She had a chart & was working for her American Girl goodies!
Traditional Abby picture...

Celebration dinner at Chili's!
No surprise there! :)
This cake was gone in under 5 minutes...I'll have to time it next time.

We are going to pick out her American Girl reward in Chicago.

Mommy Abby can't wait!
A little tea party.
A little shopping.
Should be a very special day for her!

Bloggy love,