Thursday, January 31, 2008

who does she look like?

everyone says she is a good mix of both! i guess she is, but again this is the same site that says i look like arnold (see below) so not sure how accurate this is :)


MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Free family history - Family history

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

this is better

this is better at least she is a girl and a pretty one at that :)

this is hilarious!

so my co worker shae did this and got matches to claudia schiffer, grace kelly, greta garbo and faith hill...who do i get? see below! this is too funny!!


pictures from pre school




























here are some pics from maggiemaes days at school.....the teacher pictured is ashley. mags NEVER falls asleep in my lap like that :)













Monday, January 28, 2008

walking part 2

better view, we had to post the first one too, even though mommy video tapped it sideways, bc it is the first set of steps on film!!


maggiemae is walking

so i recorded her walking finally and it is sideways...another one on the way

Saturday, January 26, 2008

new pictures of everything

these are some random pics from the past few weeks :)




happy birthday memaw, maggiemaes great grandmother












helping mommy in the kitchen










sleeping in her car seat









laughing with her grandma (my mom)








snow bunny








she loves the bath











she is a little drunk on the bath









she stayed in so long, can you see the wrinkles in her foot?? i am never seen them that deep before!!








nicholas, her crazy brother

Friday, January 25, 2008

update on mags!

so this is what is going on with the sweet babe this week~

1. she started walking on monday, i have not been able to get a video of it yet bc

2. she has her first bad cold, she has only had a 12 hr stomach virus since she was born, she has been really really heathly until this week, she has the crud bad

3. she started cutting her 4 top teeth last week

4. her crud has turned into an ear infection, her left ear :(

5. BUT, she walked from the bed to the closet tonight to get me and it was about 10 steps....she would have gone more i think but she got me :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

7 random things about me?

i was tagged by my friend Kristen F. to share 7 random things about myself so here ya go.

1. i secretly wish i could get paid to take pictures but i am not good at lighting and that is such a huge part of taking pics. (some of you probably knew that)

2. i am addicted to grey's anatomy and lost. cant wait for lost to start back next week!

3. once i got married i realized that i am a home body. i dont really like traveling out of town that much. when i was single i thought i wanted to travel around the world. now that i have a house and a family i dont like going anywhere for more than a day. go figure?

4. i love to blog. posting on my blog and reading others. there is an entire world out there that can keep you busy for hours. i love it! not that i have hours :)

5. i am about to start dieting hard core. i had to get ready mentally. and when i do, i eat weird stuff so i dont want to hear anything from my co workers when we see each other in the kitchen.

6. i never though i could love someone so much. now i understand how moms would die/kill for their children.

7. i have had the following names:

Erin Rebecca Rivers
Erin Rebecca Aliffi
Erin Rebekah McKennah
Erin McKennah Ritter

wanna know why, ask me??

i am now tagging the following friends: Jennifer, Emily, Rachel, Clarissa, Lacey, Katie P. and Amy. good luck girls this was hard!!

more cute pics




can one man have stronger genes?




Monday, January 21, 2008

maggiemae took steps today

our little big girl took 2 steps by herself today at school and then 3 when i picked her up!! i will try to get a video of it soon.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

big girl


look at miss big girl, i dont know if you can tell but she is up a step holding on to the baby gate.

Friday, January 18, 2008

pray for gwyneth rose and her mom tricia












this family needs prayers right now, tricia, the mom has CF. she needs a double lung transplant and her sweet baby, gwyneth was born premature and only weighs 1.6 lbs. for more about them and to read their amazing story go to http://cfhusband.blogspot.com






Wednesday, January 16, 2008

snow



so how stinkin cute is this pic?









right outside of the front door







falling in our front yard

no longer a toothless wonder

***** correction now i really feel like a bad mom, she is getting all 4 of her top teeth at the same time :(*****

my sweet baby is cutting her 2 top teeth right now. she already had the 2 on the bottom but those are easy to hide and when she smiles you dont really see them. but now you will see the top ones and i dont want her to get them! she wont be that sweet gummy baby anymore :( i really am sad about it.

not to mention she was really restless and uncomfortable last night so i know she is hurting and that makes me sad not to mention TIRED since it was a LONG night again. this is probably the worst week we have had in her 10 months. in the beginning at least we could comfort her with food or whatever when she woke up all the time. not now between 3-5 last night all she wanted was me to hold her. i didnt realize it was her teeth until this morning so mean mommy didnt handle last night too well. oh well today is a new day and i will be more prepared tonight :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

maggiemae is 10 months!


i cannot believe that little bugger is 10 months!! Wow! she is amazing. i fall more and more in love with her daily. she is so much fun. right now she is trying so hard to walk. she stands up now for a long time without help. she can go from one surface to the next without falling. she sort of took a step last night but not really. she sort of fell towards me. but she is almost there. c and i both walked at 9 months so my mom thinks she is being a slacker by not walking yet (of course she is kidding) but she will any day. you should see her on her walker toy, she thinks she is all that plus some when she gets that thing going. i will try to get a video of it soon.

anyway right now beside trying to walk she is fascinated with her tongue. she makes faces all the time and knows how to curl it so she does that all the time now.

she is not sleeping well right now. i dont think i shared this before but when she was trying to stop nursing one of the lactation ladies suggested feeding her at night when she is sleepy bc she would eat when she was tired and that might help to get her to latch on again. well we started doing that and that was fine when we were still nursing bc she was right there, i could go back to sleep easy etc...now she has stopped nursing all together but she still expects food in the middle of the night...not so easy when you have to get up and make a bottle. so our goal for this week and next is to get her unused to that middle of the night snack! not as easy as it sounds...it took about 2 hours to get her to go back to sleep last night. as i know you have read before we dont cry it out so when she wakes up i rock her back to sleep or feed her (before) and then all is well 5-10 min later. well last night she was a little bear :) but all is well today and we will give it another shot tonight. i just dont see myself getting up and going to the fridge to get her milk when she is off of formula so this needs to stop soon.

anyway that is all i got

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

hug you


they love each other :)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

midnight run

some new pics


our friend kara keifer took some pics of us today, this is nick ~ mags half brother





















Thursday, January 3, 2008