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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Charlotte-Speak Part I

match Charlotte's words to the English words

Parte I
1.  Noah 
2.  oh wow-wow 
3. Oui 
4.  Dow 
5.  Sdada 
6. Wah 
7. wah-wah 
8. Bee?  Bee?  Bee? Bee?
9. How? 
10.  Bye-bah! 
11.  Mye-min
12.  No

A. More
B. Down
C. Samantha
D.  NO! Stop!
E. Help!
F.  I want my Binky STAT
G.  Look what I colored!
H. I'll be right back
I. Can we rock-rock?
J. Can I have a vitamin too?
K. Water
L. Nose

Part I Answers
1.D 2 G 3E 4B 5C 6K 7I 8F 9E 10H 11J 12L

How did you do?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Our Lady of Quadalupe

For "dress like your favorite saint day" at school I suggested Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Samantha loved the idea and has to say her full name every time she refers to her (emphasis on the non-existant "QU")
  "I want to dress like Our Lady of QUadalupe because Our Lady of QUadalupe is my favorite.  Our Lady of QUadalupe talked to Juan Diego.  Our Lady of QUadalupe had the stars in her hair, right mom?"

Yes, that is my pj shirt on her head...because that's how we roll.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Playtime with the Sick

This poor thing has been miserable all week and now has a double ear-infection.  We are counting down the hours until she feels better.  She so badly wants to play, but just can't enjoy anything right now.
She put the headband on and grabbed her phone and then popped the binky in..

And that's all she had the energy for.

She swapped them out and then took a binky break.

Mission- Get baby to smile.

Attempted to play "peek-a-boo".

It was interrupted by her ears...

The closest to a smile I could get.

Binky break.  This playing thing is hard work.

I don't know what I want, so...how about some milk, mom?

Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. 
Meh, too much work, I'll just lay down here instead. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Peek around the Corner

I guess sometimes when things are "too quiet"...

They really are just being quiet!

Last picture of her with all of her baby-teeth...*sigh*

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


I was only slightly worried for a while about Charlotte's adversity to books.  But then she figured out their purpose and is CONSTANTLY following us around asking us to read.  Jeremy can't say "no" which makes for some 30-second reads while I get the car loaded up in the morning.  It's awesome that Sam can read and doubly awesome that she loves to read to her sister.  

It was hilarious watching Sam try and read around Charlotte's constantly moving head.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Number Two!

This one took a little more pulling but Sam was a great sport!

Saturday, January 17, 2015


The one next to it will probably come out tomorrow!  The tooth went flying and was MIA until Jeremy found it in my loofah. 


November 2009

Sniffles and Blocks

Charlotte is thisclose to figuring out how to blow her nose so that we don't have to use the bulb anymore.  She loves to "practice".  One morning she did so for about three hours.  With the same tissue.

She's also my builder.  

Ta da!
She got 5 high here but I distracted her while she attempted a 6th...

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cuddle Time

I'm not a physical-touch kind of person, so I have to deliberately and consciously make sure I'm giving Sam (and Jer) the physical touch they so crave.  I'm so glad the girls love sharing my lap.  They giggle so hard. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015


 Charlotte was playing peek around a corner and it reminded me of my mom's all-time favorite picture of me doing the exact same thing on my first birthday.
Add some curls to her neck and a blue dress and this could be me.  

I even showed it to my mom and she immediately flipped out.
The Crazy One decided to join in .  She's not completely naked, I promise.  It was only -27 out,..she was hot..who was I to argue?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


My Artist and Storyteller
Hey Girls!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Winter finally decided to show up just after Christmas this year.  Seriously, there were days in December that we kicked on the AC for a few hours.
I quickly discovered that Charlotte wasn't a fan of the "lounge around the house" routine.  If she didn't get to "GO?!" before lunch- even a quick trip in the car around the house- she was a whining fuss-bucket.
Before the snow melted we decided to go out and see what we could find for sledding.
Note the make-shift sled on the steps.

It kinda worked.  Sam ended up just using her toddler sled while Charlotte...
Became re-aquianted with her love, the Swing.
BA haha, you can't see!

I made her come in because her nose and fingers were like ice.

This was her attempt at a tantrum.
Silly girl.  You ain't got nothin' on your sister!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Be Still, My Heart

Somehow, Jeremy gets better pictures on his phone than I do on my camera...
My budding artist.  She'll draw and color and scribble until the cows come home.  Here she was carrying around a notepad on her hip and carefully scribbling as she walked around.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cousins...and Mimi

January 10th
Charlotte, Mimi, Olivia (they get jealous now when the other is in her lap)

FLASHBACK!  Christmas 2013!
Olivia, Mimi, Charlotte

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Friend

Over break Charlotte was sick and became a Mama's girl.  But I got a break one evening when some friends came over and Charlotte decided that Drew was ok too.

Her cuddles are just irresistible! 

Ram Sam Sam

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