Sunday, April 29, 2007

I was just going through my blog role and I had to put up a link to my sis Erin's blog. Last week they had there very first Texas Tornado experience. It was hair raising to say the least!
Another favorite this week was Friar Tucks blog about an interesting road trip. If you like road trips you'll enjoy this one!
Have fun reading blogs!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Today Anders is with Grandma and I am taking the opportunity to whirl around and try to bring order to the house once again. I'm waiting for the three loads of laundry to finish washing so I can transfer them to the dryer. Doing laundry is an ordeal for me and I really loathe doing it. A while back I realized that I needed something with wheels on it so that I could haul bigger loads of laundry in one trip. I found a cart that is made for hauling leaves, and other outdoor debris and has these great all terrain wheels on it so I can bump it up and down our stairs with no problem. Chris thought it was a bit over the top but I have to say that it was the best purchase ever!
Next on my list is the pile of clothes in our bedroom (all mine) and straightening up Chris' office.
One of the best pieces of news I received this week is that we are at the top of the list for a down stairs apartment! There was some kind of miscommunication between the management and the owners about whether or not tenants could move from a two bedroom upstairs to a two bedroom downstairs. There had been a list and we were on it and then some how somebody thought that it was against the rules so the list got tossed out. I was totally discouraged because I was sooo looking forward to less stairs while I haul baby, baby gear, groceries and laundry back and forth. So, it looks like we are just waiting for the right apartment to open up!
Ok, I'm back to cleaning now.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lately Anders has been really proud that he can hold on to things and stand up. He is trying to pull himself up but can't quite master the art yet. So I prop him up on various pieces of furniture and let him stand there until he lets go. His balance is pretty good and he is really showing a desire to get around more. So it looks like I will have to pull out the plug protectors and other baby proofing devices fairly soon.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Thank goodness for park days with friends! Last week on Thursday me, Ariana, Kristy and the kiddums walked to a nearby park in Whittier for a little picnic. Amelia and Anders still aren't getting around yet but James is a crawling machine and kept trying to grab whatever was near to stuff in his mouth. Kristy had her hands full!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Yesterday was spent at my mom's house making a few batches of baby food. It was really an enjoyable afternoon and I was happy about all of the food we made for not very much money! Gerber is convenient but the cost can really add up. We made turkey with onions, peas and carrots, butternut squash and sweet potatoes....lucky Anders! It is in the freezer at my parents house until I see them probably tomorrow.

Anders was pretty tuckered out by the end of the day. It's hard being nine months old!
Easter was spent at Gma and Gpa Seelye's house. Anders felt pretty awful most of the day due to an ear infection which we didn't get diagnosed until Wednesday. So Sunday was pretty miserable for both him and me. He a had a fever and was mostly inconsolable most of the day except for a few lovely hours at the party! He is better now due to daily doses of antibiotics.
He was pretty intrigued by the "cheeto carrot" that aunt G. brought!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

It has been a while since I posted! We have been busy as usual with parenting, work, trying to keep up with the house, Easter, and much more. I was going back over some of my old posts and realized how much my energy level has changed since I've had Anders. I find myself being much less creative and a lot more utilitarian. I now post for the sole purpose of sharing Anders growth with family that can't see him regularly. And of course for the interested friends and family around here as well!

I look forward to the future (not sure when) blogs that branch out from baby life. Of course there will always be plenty of pictures of the little ones because I can't quite get away from being proud of "my young".... Speaking of which I'll be posting some new pictures very soon.