Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Girl

Chloe decided she didn't like her hat and gloves that she had from last year. Luckily we end up at the store quite often so I let her pick out new ones. Chloe is very opinionated and often times it just isn't worth the struggle with her to hash this kind of thing out. She will wear clothes-that is what is important. They usually match too. Sometimes she even has to have coordinating underwear! LOL! She doesn't care when I explain that no one will see them except her and I. She let me take a few photos of her in her new hat, gloves, and boots. I think she looks pretty darn cute. The new pants are a little big. Oh well.... :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Funny Chloeism

I am so silly....
Posing for the camera
Chloe and her gingerbread house

Today Princess Chloe was in rare form. Sometimes in the morning she likes to play on I will let her for a little bit while I clean and get ready for the
day. Today I hopped in the shower really quick. As I was getting out I heard something fall to the floor. I knew it wasn't Chloe per say because it wasn't that loud. I called down to her and she said everything was fine (which I just knew wasn't). Quickly I put on my robe and went to check out the commotion. Princess had gotten down my gourmet M&Ms and eaten all of them, painted her right fingernails with a red marker, put about $3 in change in the printer, and eaten a Toblerone bar. This is all in the span of about 10 minutes. I said to her, "Chloe! I can't trust you down here for even a minute by yourself!" She looked up at me so casually and said, "Well.....I just didn't know any better."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Princess has snored since we came home from China. It is so loud. Finally we took her to the ENT and he referred us to the allergist. Her tonsils are fine but her adenoids are enlarged. We went Monday and they did some allergy testing. They used the scratch tests and we had to wait in the office for about 20 minutes for the results. I was so glad Matt was with me. Trying to keep her occupied for 20 minutes (with her shirt off-which she did NOT like) would have been difficult. We played with rubber bands, lip gloss, and colored on paper. She did pretty good. We could see she was reacting to something because one of the marks was getting red and raised. Chloe started complaining that it itched and suddenly broke out into song. How fitting when she belted out, "Oh....what you do to me...." from the Plain White T's. LOL! Turns out she is allergic to mold-the kind that grows in dirt. Can't do much about that! The allergist didn't think that was causing her snoring so we're back to the ENT next week.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Miss Personality

Can I be silly? Well....of course!!!!
Pucker up and give me a kiss!
This is my serious, reflective pose....
Look out people.....Stand back! Chloe has arrived!
Oh yeah....I know I'm cute!

A few weeks ago I took the kids to a forest preserve for our annual fall photo session. They walk around and I take tons of photos. The kids are all good sports about my fanatical posing and snapping. I took these photos of Chloe. I didn't prompt her or anything. She just starts to strike these funny poses. She is so comical and I think it shows almost all the time.

On a side note I wanted to share a little story about how sweet she can be too. Last night I stayed up really, really late scouring the grocery shopping ads for the week. My newest obsession is super couponing and I am on a mission to save some mucho money. When the coupons all started blending together I decided to go to bed. It was probably pretty close to midnight. Chloe was fast asleep already in our bed. I crawled in and she sat straight up! She looked at me all wide-eyed for a second. Suddenly she blew me a kiss!!! She laid right back down and started snoring again. LOL! I don't know where it came from but I'll take it. Usually she wakes up all cranked. Definitely not sunshine and rainbows for sure. Matt and I just looked at each other and laughed. It was too cute!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Great Day!!!!

Strike a pose!

Today we had our one year follow-up with the pediatric cardiologist. We made the hour and fifteen minute trek into the city all the while Chloe was listening to the Taylor Swift music Daddy downloaded to his ipod for her. When we brought Chloe home from China she had a small VSD in her heart. We knew this when we accepted her referral. She did great for the echo and other tests. A few times she started to get nervous and whine a bit. The staff was wonderful and you could tell they really have a heart for kids. *Wink Wink*
When the echo was done the doctor walked in and said that he had been watching in the next room on his screen. He then asked, "What have you been doing? What have you been feeding her?" Huh? Then he said the most beautiful thing, "Because it's gone!" I almost started to cry. It was very emotional. It is GONE!!! She had a 40% chance that it could heal itself and it did. He seemed a bit surprised and said to us, "I wish I knew the date this happened." Me too, because we would be having a nice celebration.
Chloe's VSD was never going to require surgery and she didn't have any health restrictions. It was something she could have lived her entire life with and never had a problem. I just loved hearing her heart was whole and healed.
Tonight we were laying in bed with her helping her fall asleep. She leaned over and said to us, " make my heart so happy and make my heart so happy too!" Oh man, that really brought tears to my eyes!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Princess Turns 3!!!!!

I can't believe Princess Chloe is now 3 years old!!! The last few days when ever anyone would start singing Happy Birthday she would stop them and say, "It's not my birthday yet." This morning she woke up next to me and I starting singing Happy Birthday to her. She looked at me all wide eyed as if she was thinking that everyone must get a birthday but her. She just acted like "Pinch me! It can't be MY birthday!" She is so happy today. This week when I asked her what she wanted for her birthday she said a Belle dress, crown, princess necklace, and princess bracelet. When she opened it she was giddy with excitement. She Ooohed and Ahhhed at everything. After many Thank Yous she said, "I can't believe I got everything I wanted!"
We can't believe we have been blessed with being her parent's. How could we be so lucky? She is all we could have dreamed for and more. Happy Birthday Princess!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dancing Queen

*Disclaimer-I have no idea where she learned any of this. It certainly wasn't from us. LOL!*

I just had to post this video of Chloe I took yesterday. Whenever she hears music, she just has to bust a move. She is especially fond of really bad 70s music but she won't discriminate. Anything with a beat will do. Rachael was practicing some new music on the piano and Chloe broke out into her interpretive dance. It looks like a cross between Michael Flatley and Michael Jackson. She cracks me up when she closes her eyes and shakes her arms and legs. Make sure to watch it until the end. She does this moon walk thing. It is hilarious!!!!