Happy Easter to all

Praise be to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.


Sunday mornings are good for.....

bad hair days.
how about that naked behind? I have to chase her around the room to put a diaper on her now.



Our Wren is 7 months old! What have you done this month little bird?
You are in size 9 month and 12 month clothes
You wear a size 3 diaper
You are picking up puffs and putting them in your mouth
You have mastered the paci flip
You are crawling all over the place
You are starting to stand unassisted holding onto furniture
You are saying Bah Bah and Ki Ki (which is kitty)
You are a little fish in the water, you are kicking your legs and paddling your arms
You are in the big bath tub now
You eat 2 baby food meals a day, one fruit at lunch, vegetable and fruit at dinner
You are sleeping a little bit better now, going down at 7:30, up at 3 to eat, up for good around 8
You are learning how to kiss and like to kiss anything and everything

It seems like you have grown up over night. You are changing and learning so much day by day. You are the sweetest gift we have ever had. We love you our little bird.



The past two Saturday swim lessons have been a success. Wren has decided she loves the water. Here's a nice thing about becoming a mother, instead of me caring about looking like a water buffalo, I could care less. That's a nice change. We are working on kicking legs and going under water. This weekend my parent's got her a baby pool. Since it was 90 degrees on Saturday, she was happy to take a dip in the 2 inches of water. As we approach the 7 month marker, I can't believe how much she has changed in one month.

The paparazzi (grandparents) were shooting photos the whole time. I had to tell them to hide for a few minutes because all she wanted to do was show off for them.

Here we are practicing floating on her back.
A shot of Wren in her baby pool.
This was after her dip in her pool. She is lounging in her pool chair.


One of these things.....

I am.....a mother.

I want....to be able to afford to go to graduate school.

I have...more empathy than I can stand sometimes.

I wish...I could stay at home with my daughter verses bring home a paycheck.

I hate...close mindedness.

I fear...aliens (seriously).

I hear....myself tell others advice but rarely take my own.

I search...for a career that will make me feel good about myself.

I wonder...if my daughter will ever know how much I love her.

I regret...that I had too much fun in college and didn't go to grad school while I still qualified for financial aid!

I love...God, my family, and my friends.

I ache...for children who do not know all encompassing love.

I always....react impulsively and never think things through fully.

I usually....clean the kitchen before I go to bed. I can't stand it messy when I wake up.

I am not....as nice to my husband as I should be.

I dance...every time Ellen does.

I sing...to my daughter several times a day.

I never...get enough sleep.

I sometimes...watch a little too much reality tv.

I cry...everday, sometimes two or three times.

I am not always...as positive as I should be.

I lose...my mind several times a day.

I am grateful...for my parents who would walk backwards and shoeless to the ends of the earth for me.

I need...nothing.

I should...eat less, worry less, smile more often, and relish in the moment verses wishing days away.

You're next: Courtney, Beth, and Renee!!!