Thursday, October 30, 2008

All Smiles

So, another video in the bouncer,
but you've gotta check out these smiles!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cuddle Bear

Here Ivory is pictured in her first present (outfit from Aunt Nancy), when her gender was still unknown. She's also in the swing that Aunt Nancy bought her! And we looooove the swing! Can't imagine life without it!

Baby It's Cold Outside

It's getting quite chilly here. It was 32 degrees this morning! Cold for October. Here Ivory is sporting the latest winter wear. Gotta love the sock mittens!

New "friends"

Ivory has recently discovered the animals hanging from her bouncer!
Here is a video of her enjoying her new "friends."

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy birthday, honey!

Jason's birthday was last week, so this past weekend we celebrated by going away for a night and two days. Mom & Dad watched Ivory while we were away. We went to lunch in PC and then enjoyed our time at our beautiful, amazing hotel room. We had a fun bike ride & dinner at our fav Mexican restaraunt!

Lunch at Applebees in PC.

Huge, soft, comfy king-size bed with lots of pillows

Never stayed somewhere before with a robe and super soft slippers prepared for us!

The view from our deck.

We went for a drive to the cape on a beautiful, sunny day. We rolled our windows down and opened the sun roof. We walked & laid on the beach for a while, too. Unfortunately, we both got sick over the weekend so we came home early and took a nap while Mom & Dad watched Ivory. Oh well, we still had fun!

"...on a bicycle built for two!"

Jason I snuck away for a night in Port St. Joe for Jason's birthday while my parents watched Ivory. There was a suuuweet tandem bike at our hotel! And we could ride it for FREE!!! Lovin free stuff. I hesitated at first since the last time I attempted riding a tandem it was a miserable failure. But wait. I was 8. I could hardly ride a one-seater. Hmmm. Maybe this wouldn't be so bad. It wasn't! We actually got pretty good! We rode all around the cute little town sticking to back roads first and then braving the small, busy downtown. Such fun! I totally recommend it!

Jason and I think this should be required in marriage counseling along with canoeing. Report for us: we should get married! Glad we already did.


It's pretty chilly weather for October! We're dressing Ivory in warmer clothes so she's wearing some of her cute warm outfits!

Little Bunny Fu-Fu

Gotta love this face!

Our little bunny enjoying some good grandpa time.

She sure has him wrapped.

Bunny feet!

Loves her fist!  I'm afraid we have a future thumb sucker...once she can figure it out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Here she is after bath time! Daddy dressed her and then swung her headband in front of her while she swatted at it like a little kitty. What a grip!

Our Ducky

Ivory's getting so happy during bath time! Here's our little ducky!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


In the preschool building at church they are making a wall border with the kids handprints.  There will be a blue border around the foot & hand prints.

Ivory kept curling her hands up, so we stamped her feet instead! It is, of course, super cute.

Winner of the cutest feet award.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Scrub a Dub Dub, Ivory's in the Tub

Ivory's finally beginning to enjoy bath time. She even smiles sometimes (instead of screaming her precious little head off!). Dad had fun swinging her in her towel, conversing, and making faces with her when she emerged from the tub. I just love baby coos!

We sing Scrub a Dub Dub, Ivory's in the Tub and The Itsy Bitsy Spider while bathing. She'll be such a cultured little bather. {smile}

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Daddy "Working"

I came home from the office (Jason and I take turns working at the house with Ivory on W & TH) to find Jason "working." Here are the results:

My Favorite:

Sometimes I still can't believe this beautiful baby is mine. {sigh} I love her.

On Sleeping

Ivory slept nearly 11 hours last night!!! She went to bed at 7:30pm with only a slight whimper(especially tired because of her refusal to nap in the crib for 3 of her naps!) and slept until 6:00am with only one feeding at 2:15am. Way to go, Ivory! It doesn't take much to thrill a mom...

She is now laying on Mom & Dad's bed kicking, cooing, and making beautiful baby noises.

I have a theory that at least partly explains her refusal to sleep in the crib during naps. The room is extremely bright in the afternoon with beautiful sunshine. I think she is too overstimulated by the sunshine and all the sights around her crib to fall asleep. So, I must work on some darkening shades/curtains. We'll see if it helps!

Ivory received this 12 month old dress from a sweet lady in our church, Lamar. I LoVe it! I just know she'll look darling in it. It's a travesty we have to wait another 9-10 months! I'm especially loving the ribbon detail. It has inspired me to attempt sewing something similar.It's exciting to watch Ivory grow, but at the same time it's always tinged with sadness. Watching her grow into new cute clothing she has always helps. Also knowing we can always have another one!

For You Sis

By the great outcry of my Canadian resident sister, I have created this blog. Here family and friends may follow the day-to-day happenings of our household, namely Miss Ivory, who we all know is now the star of the show.So, Deb, here's to you! And yes, the rest of my friends and family, as well.