Monday, September 29, 2008

Guest Blogger: Aubrey Rachel!

Hi guys, mom said I could write a post and let you all know a little more about me. Plus I have to tell you about this crazy thing she did, but more on that later.

So, I guess my favorites right now are my brothers, Jake is so funny, I like to smile and laugh at him when he talks to me. And Warren really likes to hold me, which I think is fun. He does get up in my face a lot, which isn't so fun, but I still love him anyway. Mom says I just have to remember that he's still little and doesn't know that it bugs me. What else...oh yeah, I really like biting when mom feeds me. She always yells when I do this; she must not like it too much. I love my play rings, and especially when mom and dad clip them onto my bouncy seat. I can't get enough of playing with them and grabbing on. My grammy just got me this awesome book. It's soft and has animal faces on it and whenever I see the bright colors on it I get really wiggly and my hands and legs start moving uncontrollably! I just love that book!

Here's a picture of me and my brothers. Who do you think I look like the most?

Now as for that funny thing that mom did: we were in the nursing room at church yesterday and I hear mom ask another mommy how she got a little bow to stay in her girl's hair. This other baby had hair like mine: None. Just fuzz. Which, by the way, is way easier to do in the mornings than lots of hair and makes going somewhere pretty simple. So this lady said she uses washable glue. An in a glue stick. Through my swallowing I thought I heard wrong, but nope! Well, mom decided to get all crafy and make a bow for my outfit this morning because none of my other ones matched and just guess how she stuck it in my hair? Glue stick! For the record, even though I pretend it's icky, it works really well. The thing has not come loose all day even with all my thrashing around in my sleep. Here's a picture of my glue bow.

I know it's not a great shot of the bow, but you get the idea. Don't I look cute? (Mom said that was really vain, sorry.)
Well, I sure am getting sleepy and fussy. I think it's close to nap time and I know that mom still hasn't cleaned up the kitchen from lunch, so she has some things to do too. It was nice getting to do this, hope I get to see you all soon!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Musings

Hello everyone, and especially to those 6 who officially follow my blog, 2 of whom I've never even met, you make me feel so special! They would be Lindsay, from whom I receive many yummy recipes (the Italian Chicken was delicious!) and "met" through Kyle and Steph Sanderson, and my sister's friend Lauren who lives in Georgia and amuses me with hilarious insights and stories about childrearing. Amazing how the internet brings us together!

Anyway, this last week was a great one, other than that icky Indian Summer heat wave. We had Master's Kids, Ryan's birthday, Baby Gym at church, and a family dinner for Ryan's birthday on Friday. And of course, the usual fun with three little munchkins around. Here's a recap in pics.

Look at that cute little face so excited about his crafts at Master's Kids!

The birthday boy (29!) with the kidlets.


Warren thought it was hiiiilarious to put his cars on Aubrey's bouncy seat. And I don't want to hear any guff about her ginormous bow's cute.

I chose modesty over the cuter picture here (which you're probably thankful for), but after baths in the Trzeciak house there is nothing more fun than naked ducky superman time.

And last, but certainly not least, my cute little sleeping baby. No joke people, we put her to bed (and down for naps) swaddled and on her back. This is how we find her every time she wakes up! Look at how her hands are folded! I think she really likes to have her hands near her mouth, so she twists and contorts her body to get her arms out of the wrap and near her face. She also must like sleeping on her tummy, but not going to sleep on her tummy. She fusses and has a fit if I lay her down on her belly to go to sleep, which is followed inevitably by spitting up. She must be swaddled to get to sleep, but then she decides to roll over. Is an almost 4 month old supposed to roll over yet? With Jake, Ryan had to actually teach the boy to roll over when he was about 10 months old!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Some Cuteness

Isn't it amazing all the neat things we can do with our pictures these days? And I am quite confident that I haven't even touched more than the tip of the iceberg of cool things to do with pictures. Anyway, enjoy my really cute baby girl getting bigger every day!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Big Ol' Head

The little miss is somewhat top heavy, so when she was looking down at her blanket she kept rolling over! Completely unintentional to be sure, but still cool.

From the Mouths of Babes

At dinner tonight Ryan asked Jake what kind of toys we should get for Aubrey. He of course said dolls because, "Girls play with dolls and boys play with cool stuff!" Cool stuff consists of guns, cars, dinosaurs, jets, rockets, puzzles, monsters, and swings. He would know, he's an expert on cool stuff.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Have You Ever...

Painted a fish? Jake has. Today at Master's Kids. It was a real fish, a really dead one. And we painted it and smooshed paper on it to imprint the image onto the paper. Jake thought it was pretty cool painting the eyeball and that poor fish had more paint in his eye than on the rest of his body. The paper smells like dead fish and paint. mmm

I never thought we'd be doing that in preschool!

(I had my friend Heather take some pictures of us painting, so when I get those from her I'll post them.)

Bumbo Chair Fun

She's still a little little for this, but she was able to sit in it for a bit and grin at Jake.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Master's Kids!

Jake and I are participating in The Master's Kids, a preschool program at our church. It's one day a week - Tuesdays in our case - and so much fun! There's lesson time, Bible lesson, craft time, snack, and free play. During the kids' lesson time, we moms have our Mom's Time, where we all just hang out, eat some goodies, and occasionally hear a speaker. As expected, Jake had a great time and can't wait to go back. Here are a few photos of the first day:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Photography Lesson

So the boys are very interested in my camera and always want to take pictures. Usually I say no, but last week I decided to let them try. The subject was Aubrey of course, and the pictures turned out pretty good!

Warren's Pictures

Jake's Pictures

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ahh California

Where else can you go from this

to this, in under an hour?

On Saturday Ryan and I took the kidlets up to the San Gabriel Mountains and found a campground to eat our packed lunch and let the boys hit trees with sticks and run down hills at full speed. They had a blast, we all were a little sunburnt, and we decided to go back in a couple of weeks and camp overnight. I'll let you know how that goes. :)

Here are some pictures of the fun day.

And now for the cutest picture of the day:

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Your Friend and Mine (and especially Warren's)

Meet Alexander Fleming. This man, quite by accident, paved the way for the discovery of penicillin, and thus all other bacteria -killers, including cephalexin, which is quickly wiping out Warren's impetigo. Where two days ago his neck was completely covered in funky sores, it is now healing and people won't recoil in horror when they look at him. Whew! So here's to a science experiment gone wrong in a messy laboratory, and we thank God it did!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

3 Months!

The first picture is Aubrey at 3 months (a couple of days ago), next is 2 months, 1 month, and 2 weeks.

I'd say she's plumping up quite nicely!

A few others:

Friday, September 5, 2008

Useless Information

Yet somewhat interesting!
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How many have your name?

Icky Skin Things

Well scratch the ringworm, it's actually impetigo that Warren has. We spent the morning at Kaiser waiting for a prescription to be filled. Why is it that when you're by yourself they fill prescriptions in record time, but when you have an energy-filled 2 year old it takes 45 minutes? He was great though, he flirted with everyone in the waiting room and played with the In-N-Out stickers I always keep in my purse for just such occasions. My fantastic husband stayed home with the other 2 crumb- (and milk) crunchers since he wasn't called for a sub job.

Now the real job begins--trying to keep Warren away from the other 2 until this clears up. Chances are slim to none on the success rate of this mission.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

2 For 3

What is with our kids (2 out of 3) sleeping like this? Pretty funny.

Actually, in Warren's case, maybe he's airing out the RINGWORM that's on his neck! Yep, so gross. In good taste, I won't post a picture of what it looks like because you all would probably have to make a beeline for the bathroom. I'm taking him in to the doctor in the morning because it's rapidly spreading.

Last night Ryan went to tuck the boys in while I was feeding Aubrey and this is what he saw:

Pretty good flash to light up the whole room like that. I couldn't see anything through the view finder thingy, but the picture came out great!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Was anyone else cheering at the TV (besides Ryan and I) when Sarah Palin gave her speech at the GOP Convention? Yeah baby!

Aubrey Houdini

This girl is a contortionist. It doesn't matter how tightly we swaddle her, she's always out of the blanket in the morning. She's developed this funny sleeping position where she likes to throw her head all the way back touching her back. It looks like her head rolled off her neck, but I guess it's comfortable, or else she wouldn't sleep like that right? Anyway, here is the sight that greets us every morning.

That white blanket up above her arms is what she was swaddled (very tightly) in when we put her to bed!


If you're wondering how to get 2 little boys to sit still during haircuts...

Show them Star Wars!