Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Others

A long time ago, Seth said he typed in our blog address wrong and it was another McDowell family. So I typed in a couple different versions our address and ever since then I randomly like to check on our "relatives" and see what they are doing. Both of the other McDowell families recently had baby girls also. http://www.themcdowellfamily.blogspot.com/ and http://www.mcdowellfamilyblog.blogspot.com/

On a completely other note. The kids are doing pretty good in their new sleeping arrangements. I did decide to split them up for nap time for awhile (Charlie naps in our closet in the pack and play) until Charlie gets better about staying in his bed and Macy gets better about constantly talking to Charlie at nap time. They HAVE to have a nap or it makes for a super cranky afternoon, so for a little while, this is what we are doing.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Big Move

Charlie has officially moved out of the crib and into the big boy bed, and Macy has gotten a roommate! We decided to get it over with today and moved them in tonight. So far it has gone well, I have heard a few squeals, laughing, and singing coming from their room, but I figure it will take a little while for the excitement to wear off. Charlie and Macy will share a room until Emma is old enough to share with Macy. Thanks again to my parents who gave us the bunk beds, dresser, and mirror that my sister and I used when we were kids. We will bunk them when Charlie is a little bit older, so for now they are separated.
Charlie was very excited about his new big boy bed:
My sister and I when we first got the bunk beds (that's me with the Kermit):
Daddy making sure the bed is good to go:
Also, Emma has been doing great! It is hard to believe she is already 11 1/2 weeks! She had her two month check up last week and everything looks good. She is 25% for weight, 90% for height, and 45% for head. She has been a great addition to our family!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Friends in High Places

Look who Emma got a letter from:

I didn't see who it was from when I was opening it and tore right though the return address, whoops. If you go to the White House website you can send them information to get a greeting from the White House. We got one for our wedding, and Macy (sorry Charlie, you didn't get one for some reason). It is something neat to add to your scrapbooks!


My best friend from OC, Elaine, has gotten engaged! Congratulations Elaine!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A few random pictures from this week..

Superman and Cinderella at the Ball: Glitter Pictures: Macy as a Snorkel:
A few of Emma:

Friday, January 2, 2009

TV Free Fridays

A new tradition has started in the McDowell household, TV-Free Fridays! I already limit the kid's TV time to Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in the morning and occasionally another 1/2 show in the afternoon, but find it easier in the evenings to tell the kids to go play while I sit and watch too much TV. So I asked Seth if we could go a day every week without TV and he chose Fridays. This way, at least on Fridays, we will hopefully spend more quality family time together and at the very least I will be more productive all around. So far we have survived just fine today without any TV and I hope the TV-Free Fridays continue for a long time!