Friday, December 28, 2007

Merry Christmas

We had a great Christmas! Spent some time with my family. Bethany came home again. We also celebrated my grandma's 80th birthday. Ivy is always the highlight and focus of the group--everyone adores this sweet girl.

We got her ears pierced on Dec 16 up in Alexandria. She cried her poor head off, but will have no memories of it later. And she's about as cute as girls come.

Jeremy's mom came up for Christmas. We went to the service at church. I love Candlelight Services and Christmas Carols and Hot Apple Cider.

We opened presents on Christmas Eve. I couldn't wait any longer. Ivy was happy to play with ribbons and her new toys. She got lots of new clothes, too. It's so fun. My new favorite website is Great clothes and toys!!

Hey, I won Fantasy Football. With the prize moola, I purchased a 25-DVD set of Baby Einstein movies. It was my first eBay purchase. I hope the guy ships them soon. He had all good feedback, so luck is on my side.

I think I'm going to post new pictures now.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


We went to Handel's Messiah at the Basilica last night. It was amazing, but I will admit, it wasn't as majestic as I thought it'd be. I pictured louder music and something more awe-inspiring. Nonetheless, it was really great.

We left Ivy with my aunt Lea Ann and cousin Luke. She was great the whole night (at least that's what they told me). It was too long to leave her without taking the pump along, and I got lonely about half way through. But I'm glad to know we can leave her with a sitter. I don't know when we will next, but I know she'll be okay.

My greatest joy this week is that Ivy does indeed like the Hot Sling. She fussed for many tries at the beginning so I had kind of given up on it. I tried it out again this week, and she seems to like it. She's sleeping in it right now and doing great!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Growing and growing

Ivy has started rolling from her tummy to her back this week. The first time she was very startled. Now, not so much. She doesn't do it often, probably because she's not on her tummy all that much, but it's getting more consistent.

She is also finding her giggle. Just a little. It's super cute.

Yesterday on her tummy, she was trying very hard to get on her knees.

We got a video camera last week, so maybe I'll capture some of this on film.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A merry Christmas

We've started celebrating already! I surprised Jeremy last night with a "present." It's not really a present because we'll both pay for it, but it was fun to do! And he said he'd have never done it, so it's kind of a present.

I traded in the two motorcycles for one better, brand new one. The dealership came to the house to inspect the old bikes and then delivered the new one. It was sitting on Jeremy's side of the garage when he got home last night. I wasn't sure if I wanted to give it to him last night, so I shoveled the drive way to cover up all the tire tracks. Then I figured he would see the purchase on the credit card statement online and I'd better give it to him before that shocker.

I kept calling him throughout the day to find out when he was coming home and how close he was. When I saw him pull in the driveway, I peeked out into the garage from the house to see the look on his face. He opened the garage door and dropped his jaw! "Whoa!" He was so amazed and stunned. He is very excited and was even more surprised. The only bum thing is that he can't ride it until spring. But he will be raring to go on our first warm day.

The new bike is a 2007 Suzuki GSX750F Katana. It's red with ZERO miles on it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The end of baking and other nonsense

I made 11 dozen roll out sugar cookies. My family frosted them with me over the weekend. I didn't take a picture and now they're all boxed up. They are by far my favorites, probably because this is the only time of year I think of making sugar cookies.

I have not been very dedicated about going to ECFE, which makes me unsure if I should sign up for the spring. I definitely enjoy it, so I don't know why I never make it to class. I think we've been four times. I guess I've missed half so far. YUCK! I do not really enjoy MOPS though and will not sign up for that again next year. I hate the idea that I have to work in the nursery. I know it' s only one morning, but it's one more than I want to do.

We got about 6-8 inches of snow in the last few days. My sweet honey has been out shoveling a couple time. We're trying to buy a snow blower, but they're all out. I checked Menards, Fleet Farm, Sears and even cruddy ol' Home Depot. It sounds like we have to order one and wait for it to come in. I might just check online instead of going into the store.

I'm reading "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child." It's a glorified "cry it out" book. I'm hoping there is good information toward the end (when it's broken into age groups). The only helpful bit of information so far is that babies can usually only stay awake for two hours at a time. I don't know when that ends. Ivy likes to be awake more than that. In the last few days, she seems very tired, but I do not want to let her cry for hours on end until she falls asleep. She's happy when she's awake, but she sure looks tired. I would like to start getting her to sleep in her crib, so I'm trying to put her in it when she sleeps during the day. I see no point in doing it at night, because I like to nurse her in bed. Anyway, all that to say that this book is okay, but not all that great.

I am pretty much done Christmas shopping. Just a couple more gifts to get. I'm done with Jeremy though. I can't wait to open presents!!