Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I'm admitting it.

I'm totally jealous of so many of my friends who currently have the time to do things like blog, go to the pool, get a tan, shop, or just plain hang out. The only way I'm able to post this right now is because I'm holding baby girl while she drifts off to sleep with her bottle in her mouth. (Don't judge me. I need my sanity.) And this amazing invention called the iPhone is small enough for me to hold and type with one hand. It's the only way I've stayed connected to the outside world.

For those who know me, you know I don't sit well. I'm definitely an on-the-go girl. I even have a complex about going to the movie theater because I know I'm going to be stuck in one place for two hours. Weird, I know.

And I know this phase will pass. It will. I'm doing my best not to rush it.

On a side note, I'm sure none of this is even flowing together because since I've began this post I've been interrupted with, "I want to look at the book!" "Jacob got those out!" "Where's my blanket?!" "Go to your room!" "Waaaaaaaaahhhhhh!" "Stop!" "Don't!" "Waaaaaaahhhhhhh!" And of course, a now eyes-wide-open baby girl.

And the cycle starts all over again.

Stay tuned for the next episode of "Crystal Goes Insane".

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

What a mix of expressions.


i could stare at her all day. oh wait...i pretty much do that already since the child never sleeps during the day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


i'm way too far behind to catch up at this point. here's what you've been missing about our life the past couple of months.


jerry's birthday
with an amazing cake! (that i made myself)
jacob's easter party 
fun at the lake 

easter egg hunt 
easter sunday 


mother's day parties at the boys' school

mother's day tea with my baby girl 
mother's day (not much cooperation) 
jacob' kindergarten graduation 

more fun at the lake 
boys' last day of school 
even more fun at the lake 
mya's dedication 
memorial day 


summer craft
first pool attempt (not successful)

that's the short and sweet, unedited version. i'll try to keep up from now on. don't hold your breath. all this is being posted while baby girl is stirring in her swing and getting ready to cry her eyes out. :)

i don't need words for this post.

Monday, June 6, 2011

two months.

LOVE her in yellow!
here are baby girl's two-month stats:
  • 10 pounds 10 ounces
  • 22.5 inches long
  • still has those blue eyes
  • pretty much sleeping through the night (most nights she sleeps from 9 pm to 5 or 6 am)
  • hardly ever naps during the day
  • still eats 3 ounces at a time
  • smiles (at momma the most)
  • tries to laugh
  • loves when her brothers sing to her
  • calmed by bathtime and her changing table
  • has her bedtime routine down
  • is no longer wearing newborn clothes
momma loves you, baby girl!