Monday, June 30, 2008

Lydia-6 Months

6's hard to believe, isn't it? Here's the little beauty:

She's been biting on her bottom lip a lot lately.
Here she is trying to sit up for about 20 seconds. Then she slowly topples over.

My poor baby had her doctor appointment today and had 3 shots. She's not feeling the best, but it could be worse. She's handling it better than I would.
We're a little concerned about her weight. She isn't gaining much and we're not really sure why. She went from 20% three months ago to now 10%. We've been trying to get her to drink formula, but she wouldn't have anything to do with it. Now today I tried a new bottle/nipple and she just finished 6 ounces. That made me so happy-you have no idea.

Here's her stats:
weight: 13lb 11 oz: 10%
length: 25.5 inches: 40%

So other than the little (big) weight issue, dr said she is very healthy and is doing great. YAY!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Yes, that's right: a getaway. NOT a vacation. Maybe for Nate but not for me. It was nice to get away for a while, but it's hard to "vacation" when there's a 6 month old along. It was especially hard on her too. We keep a tight schedule when we're at home, but when we are away it gets really hard.
Lydia is happy to be home. She's been sick the last 2 days so I'm glad to be home too.

Anyway, back to our "vacation". We went to the twin cities for a few days. We planned to do some things for the girls because there is a lot to do up there. We stayed at the Hilton and this was our view:
And by the way...if all we did was watch the airplanes out of our hotel window, that would have been just fine with Cassidy. She's totally amazed by them. We even shared an elevator with a pilot. Pretty cool.

We went to the MN Zoo. It's amazing how much time is spent just walking around that place. it's really spread out, so we got a lot of exercise that day. Cassidy's favorite thing at the Zoo: watching the airplanes fly over our heads. Go figure!
Filled up the Explorer at $3.95. The highest we've ever paid. yuk.
Went to the Children's Museum in St Paul. Pretty neat for kids. It was bigger than I thought it was, but we got out of there in a reasonable amount of time. I think cassidy enjoyed playing in the water with the shells & boats the best.
Later we went to Ikea. Record breaking: only 1 1/2 hours and less than $20 spent. Nate was proud of me, or I kept telling him that he should be proud of me. Although we're planning on going back to furnish our basement after we fix the floor: so maybe not.
For dinner we met my friend and her fiance at the Cheesecake Factory. It was great to meet him and if you read this Abbi: we approve! He seems like a great guy.
That night Cassidy and Nate went swimming at the hotel pool. they had a good time. And of course Cassidy was timid of the water at first, but by the time we had to go she didn't want to!
Our last day: We spent the day at MOA. Lots of exercise once again. Visited the underwater world. It's expensive. That's all.

It's always nice to get home.

Friday, June 20, 2008

layers of color

It may seem like I had nothing to do today since this is the 3rd post in one day. I have been busy, believe me. I just get distracted so easily by this computer.
couldn't help but take a picture of the sunset tonight. This is just on the edge of our property. I think this is a bean field right behind our place. not sure, it was getting dark and I didn't really pay much attention to that. I thought the sun rays were so pretty in this shot.

wouldn't it be great....

to have this kind of flexibility??


Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I feel so good about this

What is this stuff? Can you take a guess? Well, I'll tell you if you can't figure it out. It's homemade baby food! Specifically: green beans. I also made carrots, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. And I feel really good about doing it.
Here's what I did:
  1. cleaned (of course) then steamed or baked the veggies
  2. put them in my magic bullet with a little water
  3. puree
  4. scoop into ice cube trays and freeze.
  5. EASY!
Now we'll have perfect little baby portions of homemade feel-good baby food! Plus we're saving money at the same time, but that's not why I feel so good about it. It's because I'm doing the best for my baby. Sure I could be lazy and go buy the pre-packaged baby food, but who knows what they really add to it. I know what's in my baby food. And I have the time to do it. And that's why it makes me feel so good.

Monday, June 16, 2008

there's that tongue again!

it's almost a constant thing now. maybe it helps her think. i don't know.

cassidy was playing around with hats and lydia was being pretty cooperative. love this little cowgirl hat on her. it's a little big but still cute. cassidy wore it when she was about 2.

we had a big weekend. now its time to relax. notice how i don't even care about using uppercase letters for this post?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I love these 2

These pictures just crack me up! Look at Lydia tongue! She's been sticking that thing out all the time lately.

We're trying to dry out here. The basement is still wet (water is still coming up through the cracks) and we're going to get a lot of more rain in the next day. Enough already!! I think we're even under a tornado watch right now. Hopefully we'll get the lesser amount than they're predicting!

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Someone posted a Haiku the other day, I thought I'd give it a try:

A flood has come our way
Sump pumps running every other minute
Unexpected basement remodel is underway.

ugh...not that great, but you get the point.

Family: If you're trying to reach us call our cell phones. Land line phone is outUPDATED: OUR PHONE IS WORKING NOW.
TV is out. Look on the bright side: At least there is internet.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Finally a good one!

It's been a while since I've taken a picture of the girls together. And even if I had, there just wasn't any that were decent. Usually Cassidy's not smiling, or looking away, and Lydia is either crying or looking away. I tell's hard work!
But look at them here! You'd never guess that they're monsters, could you?! LOL

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The BIG catch!

This was the first fish she caught! We think it was a walleye! If not, please correct me. I am not an expert

This was our first attempt at fishing on Memorial Day weekend. We went to our lake in town and caught some walleye (we think) . They were all so small that they weren't worth keeping, so we went to the DNR ponds about 15 miles away and caught some bass, walleye, and sunnies. We kept a few and grilled them.
It was pretty exciting at first for Cassidy. She was getting really good and almost touched a worm! That's better than me. I won't go near those squirmy, slimy yukkie things. Poor Nate, as he doesn't get much time to fish between Cassidy & I. His time is spent baiting hooks and taking fish off.
As time passed while we were fishing, she got scared of the fish on her hook and didn't want to reel them in. I think it was because Nate & I got excited (that she caught a fish) and it scared her. She's very sensitive to noises and excitement.
We're hoping to go out again soon and catch some bigger fish!