Monday, July 16, 2012

Keira 4 Months

Our sweet baby girl is 4 months old today. She weighs in at 15lbs 12.5oz, is 26 inches long, and has two stamps in her passport. Not bad, baby!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Calling Fiona and Nora

We are having a fantastic time on vacation!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Keira One Month

Our girl is growing! Keira is 10lbs 13.5oz, 22.5 inches long and her head is 15.8 inches. She has her first shot band aid on her little thigh and handled the pain like a pro. We love you baby girl!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Peace

Peace is your two kids asleep in the school pickup line with ten minutes to go. Ahhh.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Breakaway

Keira likes to be swaddled, however she always pulls a breakaway move to release one arm or leg. She will twist, turn, grunt, shimmy until sweet release of the appendage. Then it's a deep slumber.

The best part of it for us is that Fiona did the same thing. And the pacifier near her yet not in her mouth was a Fiona favorite too. Our two March girls might be a lot alike.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

We are having a wonderful Easter here and we hope you are too!

Here are our precious girls this morning before church. Everyone is excited for Keira's first Easter. A bit of Boldischar trivia: that is the same dress Fiona wore as a newborn on her first Easter.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Daddy's Girl

Jim has yet another tiny fan. All three of our girls just adore their doting father, who wouldn't?! He plays tea party, takes them fishing, carries them anywhere, makes them laugh until they cry, gives the best hugs, and always jumps up in the middle of the night when he is needed.

Keira is no exception and at 2 weeks old she will turn her whole body to find her Daddy following his voice. So this shirt is oh so appropriate.

Monday, April 2, 2012

First Bath

Keira turned two weeks and we gave her a bath to celebrate. Fiona and Nora were so excited to watch the whole process and cheer for her. Good times!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Welcome

Keira Grace Boldischar

Born March 16, 2012 8:05pm

9lbs, 21.5 inches long

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nora's glasses

Just like her big sister, Nora now wears glasses. After seeing some of the same signs Fiona showed last year, we brought Nora to see the eye doctor and it's a good thing we did. She has bad vision in both eyes. Glasses it is!

Now Nora is the proud owner of cute pink glasses and we think she is extra adorable!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fiona's Party

Today we had Fiona's birthday party. She was supposed to have it last week, but came down with influenza two days before and we had to cancel. It broke my heart to tell her her party was cancelled and crossed my fingers we could make it up to her. Today, we did. She had a great time at the movie theater to see The Lorax with 16 of her friends. It was a fun day and we were so happy to give it to her. Fiona's actual birthday is still twelve days away and I am sure her baby brother/sister can't wait to celebrate that too!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Wheels

Introducing the new Boldischar baby. The new van! Fiona and Nora love it for the magic doors and DVD player. Simple pleasures.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day

On this day in 1996: it was senior year at BSM, Jim and I were both in the same class together, we had secret crushes on one another, I got the courage to give him a small valentine and was shocked to get one from him too, we took a class field trip to a grade school where I first noticed how great he was with kids.

On this day in 2012: Jim and I have been together for 16 years, happily married for 11.5, have two beautiful children and another one on the way, I get to watch every day how wonderful he is with our children. We've been through ups and downs and through it all the overwhelming lesson has been that together we can do anything. I love him more today then I ever thought possible or dreamt of watching him play with school kids all those years ago. So much happened because we exchanged Valentines 16 years ago.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sick Bay

I am running a sick bay here at the Boldischar home. It is just about to the ridiculous level now around here. Nora had horrible croup 8 days ago and is still sick. We've back and forth to the doctor with her, tried two steroids, an antibiotic, and several nebulizers, yet she still coughs most of the day and night. She cannot be alone at night when she coughs, so sleep has not happened here in quite awhile. Despite my very best efforts, Fiona got the same bug yesterday and with her history of serious asthma we are on high alert around here. I've been keeping her calm, at home, giving emergency inhalers around the clock for 24 hours and so far there are so signs of improvement. I have a feeling that I know what is coming next. I just put her to bed with one of the highest fevers she has ever had (she isn't a fever kid) and a hopefully lucky dose of Motrin. I feel horrible when my kids are sick, like any mother, but worry that extra bit with Fiona for her breathing. It would be really nice if this illness would leave my house and not come back for a long time. I just wanted these last hand full of weeks before the baby comes to be enjoyable. Fingers crossed they still can be.

I feel a familiar tickle in my throat as I type this and shudder at the thought of going down with this ship. Blasted coughs.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

100 Days

Happy 100th of Kindergarten, Fiona!

To celebrate the big day, Fiona had to collect and count 100 of something. She chose chocolate kisses. It was a fun lesson!

We are so proud of Fiona. She just loves school, does really well there and is a great helper in the classroom. Fiona is reading very well on her own and has worked hard on perfecting her letters. She often leaves us notes around the house, which we all love.

I can't believe how fast this school year is going. Next up, first grade!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Croup is Crap Part 2

Years ago that was a blog post subject for little Fiona. Now it's Nora's turn. Our little girl came into us at 1am with that nasty seal bark cough, the one we know all too well from Fiona's six times having it.

Nora and Jim were in the ER for several hours, but just like her sister Nora was a trooper. In this picture she is telling us that she is better.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nuk Fairy

As anyone who knows Nora knows, she loves two things in life her Lovey and her Nuky (aka pacifier). She openly calls them her friends and lately her friends have been hanging out with her everywhere. While that isn't our favorite habit of hers, we have entertained it since Nora is our sensitive little girl who has had a rough path in life. Plus we were avoiding the holy hell we knew would happen if we outlawed the beloved Nuk. Lets be honest, no one likes to see Nora's "other" side. Alas, she is three years old, potty trained, about to be a big sister. So the Nuky Fairy paid us a visit. Nora put all her Nuks in a basket, left it at the foot of her bed, and said goodbye. In the morning she was surprised to get her very own special note from Miss Fairy herself congratulating her on the next step in big girlhood. She promised Nora that she would clean the Nuks and bring them back to her new baby sibling when the time came, that was very important to Nora. The fairy also left a special toy for Nora, a learning and talking cash register that she wanted. That was Saturday...a whole five days ago. We have been so surprised and impressed at how good she has been about the whole situation, just a little bit more emotional from time to time and waking up earlier then normal. These two things are Nora's standard reaction to any change, so we are used to it by now.

We are so proud of our big girl!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

32 weeks

We are full steam ahead to meet our sweet baby. I am 32 weeks pregnant and the house is a flurry of baby-related activity. Jim set up the nursery, we've shopped for baby gear that needed replacing, and (gasp) are test driving brand new mini-vans this weekend. The girls are very excited to meet their new sibling, they tell everyone they see that our family is growing and love to feel the baby kicking every day. Fiona is the resident big sister around here, so she is naturally prepared. Nora is the newbie, but taking the natural approach. I found her putting baby toys in the empty crib the other day saying she knows the little one will love them.

Speaking of little one, we again do not know the gender of the baby. We just love that surprise and special moment between Jim and I. Fiona and Nora both say its a girl now after months of voting boy. Fiona wants to name the baby Anna after Nora's imaginary friend and Nora wants to name her Strawberry Shortcake after her favorite toy. Good thing we pick the name!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Under where?

Miss Nora is potty trained.


She did it in a few days unlike her big sister. I made the sticker chart, bought the mini marshmallows, a bucket of prizes, and of course every big girl underwear Target sells. After a couple of days of hoopla, Nora was uninterested in rewards. She had to be reminded about the stickers. Hysterical when compared to Fiona who wouldn't do the work and only wanted the rewards.

Thanks Nora for making my least favorite parenting job easier, especially since I am 7 months pregnant. You rock little lady!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

First Snow

It is hard to believe that our first real snow of the winter came on January 12th! It has been a strange winter, a brown Christmas and 50 degrees just yesterday.

Our girls were happy to see the old white fluffy stuff falling from the sky today. Nora exclaimed that it is Christmas again and Fiona took one look out the window and said finally.

Here they are just about to go play outside. They spent a good 30 minutes outside running, piling snow, throwing snowballs at the playhouse and making snow angels. This is Nora's first winter enjoying being outside and Fiona loved having her out there.