Saturday, January 24, 2009

happy girl = happy dreams

Early this morning after I fed Aubrey and was holding her in bed as she fell back asleep, she gave me her usual fake smiles as she was dozing off. I kissed her nose and she gave me a huge smile, so I did it again, which followed with another smile, then she smiled so huge and let out a loud long laugh and giggle - all with her eyes closed! And then she was asleep - do babies dream?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

She Smiles!

She has been smiling little bits here and there, but yesterday she had a lot of alert time and was very happy and smiling and squealing.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Robin Eggs

I didn't want the boys to be left out, so here is the same kit but for little boys.

My Own Scrapbooking Kit

After months of using free and purchased digital scrapbooking kits, I decided I needed to try to make my own. After decorating Aubrey's room in pinks and browns and with the bird/nest theme I thought what better design than that for a scrapbooking page! So after scanning and editing and tweaking I've finally finished it. I will be selling it for $5 to anyone who wants the files to use personally. I hope to make a more kits, at least one a month. I've started a Facebook scrapbooking group, in which to share ideas and to coordinate meeting times where we can get together and share and learn.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I tried curling my hair, and I'm testing it to see how long it will last, so i took a photo using photo booth on the computer, as no one is around to take a photo of me. Aubrey is strapped to me so I thought I'd try and get her in it as well. I ended up liking this photo the best.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

the holidays are over

We are just finally putting away our Christmas decorations and finally getting the house clean again after all the festivities.
Just a quick update on things in our family - last month brought a lot of medical visits for Aubrey as she had her 2 month shots - she did really well, after the initial cry she fell right asleep! Her next trip was to the hospital for a hip exam. They check the hips of babies that are first born, female and born breach, which she was all of - they did an ultrasound which was cool to see her hips/joints moving! All was fine, they said she was text book. The following visit was to the pediatric cardiologist to check for a slight heart murmur - which was also fine and should be nothing but we have to go back this month to have an eco-cardiogram just to make sure.
Of all the problems she could potentially have from being premature etc. she has escaped and is completely a normal, healthy and happy baby! She has just started smiling, but only when she is fully alert and usually after she's eaten.

We have 2 new projects to do on our house: our sunroom and replacing the railing along our stairs. We are carpeting (hopefully found some used carpet - we'll see tomorrow), putting up beadboard wainscotting and trim on the walls and painting the sunroom. We are attempting to put up a wood railing in place of the wrought-iron one that is too low and spaced too wide, also a baby gate can't be attached to the current one, so that's another reason it's getting replaced.

I also have to paint the closet doors for Aubrey's room and then her room will be done (well, I'm still looking for a pink chenille shag, round rug for her room - if anyone finds one, let me know!).

Well that is our plans for now - it was good to see so many people over Christmas!

sweet as strawberries

Lindsay, Jared's co-worker made Aubrey this strawberry hat.