Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2 Months!

Here's our little Chunky Monkey

She weighed 12 pounds and 14 ounces at her doctor's visit today

Are babies supposed to gain almost a pound a week?:)

Isn't she sweet?

Tonight we're going to try sleeping her in her own room for the first time. I may have a more difficult time with that than Elise!

Elise is such a joy to Dane and me. She is a really sweet baby. Yesterday and today I had to wake her up out of a deep sleep to go somewhere and as soon as she opens her eyes she is all smiles and coos!

We're not without our difficult times. She had trouble getting to sleep last night. One of her eyes was red and swollen and we think that may have been bothering her. I walked her for 25 minutes and thought she was asleep, but she woke up and started wailing as soon as I laid her down. Dane took over and worked his magic and she finally really fell asleep. Her eye was better this morning.

Well, we're off to get supplies to build our chicken coop!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Is It Spring Yet?

Baby Swiss chard

I love spring! I love all of the new life. That fresh green color is everywhere. People are emerging from their homes to enjoy the warm sunshine after hibernating all winter. Seeds are being planted and starting to grow. The daffodils have come and the tulips are coming. The Season of Lent is upon us as we look forward to Easter and celebrating the resurrected Jesus. Babies are growing. Trees are blooming and budding. I just love it!

This is the seed starting area of our house that Dane rigged up for me. Screw some hooks into the window sill, set a little wire rack in the window and secure it with a bungee cord, and wire up a florescent light and voila! There you have it!

Tomato seedlings under the florescent light

Brand spankin' new pepper seedlings

Just in case you're bored of all the dirt pictures, here is Dane showing off his new bee suit and Hyssop plant that he won at our local Beekeepers Association meeting. I think it's very flattering for his figure. We'll hopefully have the bees to go along with the suit soon.

And of course we can't have a post without a little Elise in it. This is one of my favorite ways to carry Elise. She falls asleep without fail every time I put her in this wrap. She loves it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Smiling and Grunting

All babies do basically the same stuff, but when I look at Elise and watch her developing and growing it is somehow more amazing and interesting to me. That being said, here she is....

Isn't she amazing?