Monday, June 30, 2008


We are having a baby!! Number Two is set to arrive at the end of February. We talked and talked about trying for another home birth but ended up with the midwives at St. Francis. I haven't felt sick a bit yet, although a little tiredness is setting in late in the afternoons.

Nothing else much is going on. I spent most of last week in Osakis hanging out with my fam. Ivy & I finally went to Fairy Lake. It's nice, but not really anyƂ  nicer than any other beach we've been to. And we saw all the cousins at Stu's on Friday. New Little Ryne is adorable!!

Our friends Amy & Jeremy welcomed Bailey this week, too. She's 9 weeks early, but doing very well. Just needs to get some growing done. She's sweet and precious.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Whew! We have been busy: we've painted the entire basement and had carpeting installed. That project has taken up all of my time for the last couple weeks. Now I'm excited to do the rest of the house. We picked a really light green for the walls. All the trim is white. And the carpet is tan. It looks really great!

Ivy is getting 5 teeth--all four tops and one bottom. She's been cranky here and there. Sleep is a little weird. Overall, it's not too bad, but I hope it doesn't last too long. She seems like she's in some pain, and there's not much I can do about it. I do not want her to live on Motrin for the duration.

We've been doing quite a bit of biking and walking now that summer has arrived. I ended up putting the burley on my road bike. It's way easier to manage the hills with the light bike and the clip-in shoes. Ivy loves the park--swinging and the slide. And now the kiddie pool. We tried it out for the first time today. Although the water is pretty chilly, she had a great time.

We are prepping for a visit from Jeremy's sister and her kiddos. I have lots of fun activities planned for next week. Jeremy's taking the whole week off, so even though we'll be at home, it will feel like vacation for us, too.

Off to move furniture back to the basement!