Wednesday, August 27, 2008

8 Months

She's already 8 months old, I can hardly believe it. I made this tutu, but I don't think she likes to wear it. She was quite squirmy when I took pictures, but that is also her age. She cannot sit still for nothing!
I'm always really amazed at how fast she grows and learns. Here's a few things:
  • She doesn't have teeth yet, but she can eat like crazy!
  • She's been pulling herself up onto things and taking a few steps while holding onto something.
  • She is stubborn at times, but who in this house isn't?
  • If something is in the way, just crawl over it. (as I type, she's crawling over my camera bag.)
  • Her favorite thing to do while I'm on the computer is play with the rats nest of wires behind the computer.
  • She is crazy about her big sister! She loves her to death.
I hope she gets her teeth pretty soon. I'm getting sick of the runny nose and drooling!

Monday, August 18, 2008

this makes me smile

Look at those eyes! And a little dimple on her right cheek. Remember a few months ago she stuck her tongue out every time she smiled? Well, I think that phase is over and now she's got a pretty smile and her eyes just light up!

We had a nice weekend. Friday my parents babysat and we had a little date night aka shopping without kids (yes, we call that a date. I'm thrilled to go shopping without the monsters!)
On Saturday we went to a parade in my hometown and enjoyed all the festivities. That night we hung out at home and built a fire. It was absolutely perfect weather and very relaxing.
Sunday we worked around the house (nate in the basement most of the day) and I mowed, watered flowers, filled swimming pool because it looks like a warm week this week, then dealt with a fussy baby.
I've got 1 more week before school starts for me. I'm a little nervous & excited at the same time. We're going to go visit the daycare this morning. Cassidy has been pretty excited to go.
Well, I better go for now...gotta get the kiddo's dressed for the day!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lydia's First Ponytail

I know it's crazy, but I had to do it :)
I couldn't get Cassie's hair in a pony until she was 18 months and Lydia's only 7 1/2 months, so this is pretty exciting!
(she's looking so grown up, don't you think??)

National Night Out

Tuesday evening our church hosted National Night Out. This was our first time attending and it was so fun! They had free food, music, games, jumping house, face painting, balloon artist, fire truck, ambulance and police cars, and the Pine wood Derby!

Cassidy & Lauren with their cars

Here's Cassie getting her car on the track

Down the racetrack: She won 2nd place

a closeup of the girls' cars. They were so proud of them!

making progress

slowly but surely, this basement project has been coming along (thanks to nate). I am no big help right now. I'll do the painting and laying the floor, but as far as building walls and wiring: I don't have a clue and I'm thankful my husband can do it all.
So, what have we done so far?? Well as you can see from the first post about the basement we now have:

  • one open room instead of 2 small rooms
  • fixed the cracks, rotten post, and sealed the floor
  • replaced moldy sheetrock
  • a closet
  • some new lights (it looks like they're not quite finished)
And soon we'll be working on the walls: mudding, texturing, painting. Then it's onto the floor. I think we'll be installing some type of vinyl and then will have area rugs on top of that.
I'm hoping to get most of this finished up before I start school on the 26th. How much do you want to bet that it won't be??