Thursday, October 30, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
It has been a week of firsts! This week Lucy has laughed, rolled over, and flown in a plane for the first time! This past weekend Lucy and I, along with my mom and brother, flew to Indiana to visit some family. Sadly, we had to leave Mark and Heidi at home, so I was nervous about flying with Lucy without Mark for support. Fortunately, my mom is an expert on flying, and flew with both Jake and I before we were 6 weeks old, so I knew I was in good hands. Lucy literally could not have been better. I'm not just saying that to brag either; she was an angel. She nursed during take off and landing, and when she wasn't sleeping she was sitting on my lap smiling. Once we landed, we had to rent a car and drive 3 hours to our destination. We ended up renting a carseat so we wouldn't have to drag hers on the plane, and it worked great. It wasn't quite the luxurious ride her Chicco is, but she didn't seem to mind. We stayed at my Uncle Dave and Aunt Jan's farm, where Lucy had her own room. She slept in a pack and play they keep there for their grandkids, and of course, she slept great. I was amazed. Mark says I underestimate our child, because I really had no idea how she would sleep in a strange house and a strange bed, but she was perfect.
The trip seemed short, but was well worth it. I'm so glad my family got to meet Lucy at such a young age. Thank you mom and Jake for putting up with us :) Here are some pictures of Lucy's first of many trips to Indiana.
This is us on the plane...I don't know what she was smiling at
Bridget, my cousin, is the family babysitter. Lucy loved her and spent most of the time in her arms.
This is Lucy watching tv. I put her on her stomach in the living room and she watched tv like this for probably 20 minutes. It was hilarious.
There are Amish people EVERYWHERE here, and this is us in front of one of their farms. Two of the kids came out and let us pet one of their horses.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Mark received the new iphone a few days ago as an early Christmas present. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how its working out because I haven't seen or heard from him since he got it. Although occasionally I will find him in the office downloading new "apps", and I've even passed him in the hall a few times jamming to his itunes playlist with headphones on. Seriously though, while most couples agree that lack of money, kids, and stress cause the most arguments in a marriage, I would have to say that in our marriage, it's new gadgets. The same thing happened when Mark got a PS3 last year for Christmas from my parents. I literally didn't see him for a week. It was all about Grand Theft Auto and Tiger Woods. Oh well, boys will be boys. Anyway, Mark has been snapping pictures all around the house with his phone, so I thought I would put some up. They aren't the greatest quality (which is NOT the iphone's fault apparently), but it is hard to get a still picture of Lucy since she's so wobbly and squirmy these days. Also, on a side note, she's now sleeping 12 hours at night. From 8pm to 8 am we don't see her. Its kind of weird...yet awesome. Enjoy the pictures!
Enjoying her favorite time of day...bathtime. She also constantly has her hands in this position, unless of course they are in her mouth.
Sitting up on her boppy with a little help from mommy. You'll notice the enormous bowl of Fiesta Ranch dip that I finished off by myself in the background...its crazy, I eat more now than when I was pregnant.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
We officially had a family outing today. I've noticed how we have fallen into stereotypical weekend activities for families. You know what I'm talking about...a Saturday trip to Target, maybe Home Depot if there's time before the big kick off, (this week Georgia vs. Tennessee) followed by grilling out and watching the neighborhood kids run around yards they don't live in. Its fabulous. Anyway, we decided to get in the fall spirit and go to Uncle Bob's Pumpkin Patch in Newnan. I highly recommend it. They have hay rides, animals everywhere, picnic tables, a gift shop, plenty of room to run around, and of course, pumpkins! It costs $12 per person, but if you go only to buy pumpkins then they let you in free (which is what we did...I don't think Lucy would appreciate hay rides or petting goats yet). It was fun, and really got me in the mood for Fall. I love holiday decorations and traditions. I was so excited about our batch of pumpkins that in the car on the way home I was going on and on about making memories and "wasn't that worth the time and money" and blah blah blah, then Mark said, "Oh no...you're gonna want to buy a Christmas tree aren't you." I did not respond. A look did the job. Don't get me wrong, Mark loves holidays too, but I think he's already stressed out about me going overboard with Christmas decorations this year since its our first Christmas in a house. But don't worry, we'll have a Christmas tree if I have to chop it down myself.
So enough of that Christmas talk...let's enjoy the Fall! Here are some pictures from our outing.
Can't you tell she's loving it?
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I know it seems gruesome...but I wanted a picture of Lucy's first shot! I got my mom to take it before she retreated to the corner.
So, during bathtime, Lucy is always VERY talkative and happy, so I attempted to get it on camera. Of course it didn't work, she was much more interested in her feet and the water. It's still a cute video though, so enjoy!