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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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Genevieve Grace!
Born at 11:11pm (third to be born between 11:00pm and 11:30pm), 7 lbs, 8 oz. 
Big sisters can't get enough!

Just born!

The rumble of her sisters coming could be heard...

Such a frown while she sleeps!

Can you believe that's Lucy on the right?!

Sam held soooooo still while holding Genevieve!  I couldn't believe it.  After a while Sam was taking deeeep breaths and her whole body just relaxed.  Siblings are the greatest gift!

Attempt at a selfie

I can't wait to share the pictures these two got of Genevieve!

My brother visiting with his family...

Becca made the adorable bow.

Genevieve's nurse, Kim.

Charlotte sat quite content with Genevieve as well.

The Lepper Mold
Just varying degrees of chunk!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Quiet Morning

My ears perked up at the silence so I had to investigate.  Talk about a surprise!

When Charlotte was "done" with one side, Sam switched for her.  Charlotte actually does a really nice job!

She followed Sam around the rest of the day demanding, "CAN I COMB YOUR HAIR PLEASE!!"

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mother's Day Feet

Believe it or not, these were taken by the same camera that I use...but by Jeremy!  I've given up on being artistic with photos.  I'll stick with knitting...

Pronounced "Yaw Yaw"

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


The other day we were hanging out and a cat decided to say hello.  Her collar gave her name (Luna) and phone number.  As we waited for her own to come get her (apparently NOT the first time...sigh) you two had quite the time playing with her.  
It was finally time to go in, cool off and take a nap and we still had Luna.  But Jeremy and I agreed that we did NOT want a cat lose in our house.  So we put her in the 1/2 bath and waited.  After 20 minutes of waling the owner finally showed up.  When we got the cat out of the bathroom she was covered in a white foamy mess.  
Cat vomit.

But at least the girls got lots of cat cuddles in!

Sam HAD to take pictures to "remember Luna forever"

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Water + Rice + scoops and bowls = hours of tongue-concentration-fun!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Oh, how we've both waited for this age!  You because everyone else in your class is already 7 and me and Jeremy because it is the age of reason.  We're all very excited for the upcoming school year- 1st communion and reconciliation!  Ears pierced!  So many fun things :)

You are 20th percentile for height and weight.  We were really worried about the weight part this year and it's hard for others who help to watch you to understand how badly you need to eat the right foods to help you grow.  They tend to resort to sweets and gum, forgetting that you need to eat your (untouched) lunch first.  But we're seeing progress. You've managed to get to and stay at 42 lbs!

You love to read.  So much so that even your teacher has to stop you to ask that you play instead.

I got dressed and heard you singing "I'm SEVen. I'm SEEEEEven.  I'm SEEEEEEEEven!"
Here you gave me your best 7-year-old smile
You also can't take your eyes off a screen if it's on. It doesn't matter what is on- you're zoned.  Mimi laughed the other day after letting you watch a show during naptime.  She didn't realize I was being literal when I said, "Don't worry, she won't move an inch!"

Now that you can ride without crashing you are constantly asking to ride your bike.  It shakes daddy's nerves as you are "close to the street" but he doesn't realize how well you can ride (and that every sidewalk is that same distance from the street!)

You are still our fabulous eater- you love trying new things and eat lots of foods that I despise.
You also constantly request tea.  There must be some English blood in you that we don't know about.  You were SO excited to get a real tea-set for your birthday!

Currently, you want to be a sister when you grow up.  You aren't sure what type, but you've been very consistent in your insistence.

Your best friend is Estella.

Swimming finally "clicked" for you and you're able to do the breast stroke across 1/2 the pool!

You figured out how to put your own hair up in a pony-tail (without screaming or blowing up!!!!!) and proceeded to practice non-stop for the following 48 hrs.  I think this summer we'll be doing lots of different hair-dos as you learn new twists and braids!

I'm sorry this isn't more detailed, but Genevieve is about to come out any day now and my brain is m.u.s.h.!  We love you and can't wait to see how the next 7 years unfold!

Reading Charlotte's card.  I asked Charlotte what she wanted to say in your card.  She replied, "Corners".  So the card said "Corners"

Fancy hats from Great Aunt Jackie were on in a flash!

You girls couldn't set up your tea party fast enough!  
 After going out for ice cream after dinner you declared that this was your "BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!"  I just hope we can live up to this one in the years to come :)
 Happy Birthday Samantha!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kids Say

A few that I don't want to forget...

Charlotte crawled into bed with me to cuddle for a few minutes and gasped, "Oh!  I felt Genevieve kick!"
I replied, "No, I think she's still sleeping, but she'll be awake here soon..."
And Charlotte chirped back, "Oh!...Will her light turn green?"

Today while making coffee,
C, "Why are they making coffee?"
S, "Because it wakes them up and puts them in a better mood!"

Charlotte every single time we get into the car, "MOMMY!  Do you want to play I Spy?!?!? Ok!  I'll go first...I spy something...green! The grass!  Ok your turn!"

"I fell at recess...and I screamed REALLY loud- but only once...and then cried and cried...but MOM I'm gonna have a really cool scab, won't I?!?!

Monday, May 9, 2016

How My Dad Stays Young

53 years old and he gets to play with fire at work.

The look on his face!  PRICEless (and classic Dad!)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Can You Take My Picture?

Striking a pose (notice the pointed toe)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Night-time Trials

In addition to a white-noise maker, 2 puppies and a very strict routine, we had to come up with yet another tactic to help her fall asleep.  The key is to just get her to close her eyes.  

They aren't a perfect solution (she has to KEEP them on and sometimes chooses not to) but it's helped tremendously!  Plus they're just cute :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Look!  I match my ballerina doll!


No, I don't need to go potty!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Whenever she comes up to me whining, I just say, "Where did you go?  I can't see you!"
And then the game starts..


Where's Charlotte??

There she is!

Ram Sam Sam

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