Monday, September 26, 2016

Winnie Update

Here's a little portrait of Winnie at almost 21 months. (I actually took these photos about a month ago but am just getting around to posting... pregnancy, you know.)

She says around 20 words on a regular basis, with her (and my) favorite being an enthusiastic "DADDY!!!!" every time she hears the garage door open.

loves kicking back and lounging. It's hilarious, she'll just climb up on the couch and slouch in like a regular couch potato. I kind of got a photo of it below, it's amazing.

gets her groove on pretty much every time she hears any kind of music. My favorite move of hers is a kind of shoulder belly combo, I dare you not to laugh when you see it. She feels the rhythm.

Is such a little peanut, 50% for height and 10% for weight but she can put down the food! Oh my heavens, she regularly eats twice as much as Clara. Although, I am disappointed to say that although she started out eating everything she has gotten to be a little picky and will now throw things off her tray that she doesn't approve of. It drives. me. CRAZY. We're working on it.

is a snuggle bug and will cuddle with almost anyone, especially when she's tired or just waking up.

is always trying to snipe my diet coke. Clara accidentally got a sip of some of mine when she was around Winnie's age and hated it, which was awesome. I tried to give Winnie some spiked with vinegar out of a can to deter her in similar didn't work. I have to be extra careful not to leave any within her reach!

is starting to develop a sense of humor and does things on purpose to be funny. I love it. For instance, the other day she was dancing really crazy then turned her upper body half way around with her hands outstretched and froze for at least fifteen seconds, looking at me, then started cracking up. It's the best.

is getting so good at folding her arms and closing her eyes for prayers! It's the sweetest.

loves babies, real and make believe. She'll often swaddle babies and stuffed animals that she's playing with and rock them and give them "nice pats". She's obsessed with my friend Caroline's baby, Ford and is almost a little too enthusiastic in her affection for him! She just wants to hold them and give them all the love, I think she'll be excited for a new baby in the family.

plays really well with Clara and will often times chase her or join in her make believe. They'll play for hours together outside or in their room, it's so sweet! She calls her "Cla-cla".

is overall the sweetest, feistiest little peanut in our family, we love her so much!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Tiny Little Announcement

Baby Marcum #3 coming March 2017

All day "morning" sickness still in full swing over here just like the last two but we couldn't be more thrilled to be growing our little brood.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Oahu Summer 2016

We took a trip to Oahu this summer with our Veater family. We had actually planned a trip to Jamaica but had to change plans last minute due to the Zika virus scare! I'm glad we changed plans though. I hadn't been to Oahu since I visited my friend Susan before Steve and I were married. It's a beautiful island- Hawaii never disappoints! A huge bonus was getting to see my long lost friend and once upon a time roommate Kara Schumacher! The day she took us to "turtle nation" on the north shore was probably my favorite part of the whole trip! It was crazy seeing my kids loving on Kara and reminiscing our friendship in Jerusalem. Friends for life!

Thanks for the fun times Hawaii! You are beautiful.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Marcum Cousins

We had a Marcum Reunion in Park City this summer! I failed to take a respectable amount of pictures in I really only took these three, for shame! They do happen to be fairly decent photos of twelve cute cousins (under twelve, btw.) though, which I think should count for something. I love this Marcum family of ours!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mommy Style: Date Night Edition Vol. 2

Beach Trips Summer 2016 via my iphone

iphone memories spring-summer 2016

This summer has FLOWN by I can't believe it. I've been totally procrastinating going through my phone...and now here we have it, a classic photo dump lest we leave the memories undocumented! Here is the first of many :)

^^Clara took these two!^^