Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lots of Sewing

Saturday morning was awful this weekend. The combination of pregnancy hormones, not seeing the sun in 2 weeks, and clogged plumbing had me bawling my eyes out all morning.  Thankfully, my Mom came and picked up Fiona and me for lunch.  Then we headed to her house.  I was finally able to shake the funk and got some sewing done.  I had a bunch of fleece lying around and I've been wanting to make Fiona another pair of fleece longies/yoga pants.  So I finally got around to it.  Of course, she hardly sits still for 2 seconds for a picture.

I think they turned out pretty cute and I love how comfy soft they are.  I have some more fleece from making her diaper covers when she was tiny.  I think I might make one more pair out of some blue flowery fleece.

Fiona has been very interested in carrying around her baby doll lately.  I've been pretty excited to make her a little doll sling so that when the baby comes she can carry around her doll just like mommy carries the baby.  We scrounged around in my mom's basement and found a piece of fabric and something that would work for rings, so I decided to do that too.  I tried to do it in a hurry and so it doesn't look very pretty, but it works.  I might try again another day to make a prettier one.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Year's

We went over to our friends' Eileen and Dave's for dinner on New Year's Eve.  Eileen made some really yummy chicken enchiladas with pineapple.  Dave's house isn't quite babyproofed since they don't have to worry about that, but I think we managed pretty well.  We kept Fiona busy with tupperware and cookie cutters and put up some makeshift baby gates.

Eileen also made me some yummy chocolate birthday cupcakes.

We took a picture like this last year on New Year's Eve, so we had to take a new one this year.
After dinner we headed home because Nathan had invited some people over to play wii.  I was impressed that I actually made it until midnight this year.  Unfortunately, Fiona decided that it would be a good night to wake up at 3 am.  Yuck.  Luckily, since it was technically my birthday by then Nathan got up with her so I could sleep in a little.
On New Year's Day, I turned 26.  I don't think it feels much different than 25.  Birthdays have lost some of their excitement as I'm getting older.  Nathan took me to dinner and a movie for my birthday and Fiona went over to spend time at her grandparents' house.  We went and saw the Sherlock Holmes movie, which was pretty good.  Then we headed to dinner at Brother Sebastian's, which is always very yummy.  I love having a good steak, and Brother Sebastian's is expensive enough, that we only go on special occassions.
However, that was not the end of the celebrating.  The day after my birthday we went over to my parents' house for my family birthday dinner.  My Mom made beef stroganoff which is one of my favorite meals. 

Fiona helped me open my presents.  She's so helpful now that she is an expert present opener.

Fiona and Grandma Teri

My Mom also made me a yummy strawberry birthday cake.  It was a good birthday and a good New Year's.  Technically, that wasn't even the end of the celebrating, but I'll continue that in another post.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Better Late Than Never

I know, I know, I'm majorly behind on blogging about the holidays.  At least I'm getting around to it now.  The week of Christmas we drove out to Fort Collins, CO to visit family.  We stayed at my grandparents' house and had a great time hanging out with everyone.  Fiona loved being the center of attention for a whole week.

Fiona and her GG (Great Grandma)

Aynsleigh and Fiona are cousins and they are only about 4 months apart, but at opposite ends of the height chart.  Aynsleigh thought it was great to give Fiona hugs, but Fi was a bit wary.  I suppose it would be kind of frightening to see someone more than a head taller than you trying to hug you around the neck.

My Mom made Fiona a cute Christmas dress and hat.  Somehow I did not manage to get a very good picture of her entire ensemble.  I'll have to see if I can get one from someone else.  My cousin, Amanda, brought her dog over on Christmas Eve.  Fiona was very excited to see a doggie.  She missed her puppies while we were in Colorado.

Unwrapping presents Christmas Eve

Directing traffic

Even more presents to open on Christmas morning.  Fiona got a Little People Farm and she has played with the animals nonstop since.

Reading her new book with Grandpa Tim.

Cute Christmas clothes

Great Grandpa Chuck, Aynsleigh, and Fiona
It was so nice to see all of our family out in Colorado.  We miss everybody out there.  However, Fiona didn't sleep much at all while we were there.  She was surprisingly in a pretty good mood during the days, but didn't let Nathan and I get much sleep at night.  So, we were glad to be back home in our own beds where she sleeps most nights.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Babyproofing Fail

A couple of weeks ago Fiona figured out that she could move her music table.  That would be all well and good, but her music table was currently blocking the drawers full of dvds.  Once she figured out she could move her music table, she immediately figured out that she could get into the dvds.  After cleaning up every dvd we own about the 50th time I went to the store and found some baby locks that would work to keep the drawer closed.  See exhibit A (please ignore the dust):

I was so pleased that I had figured out a way to keep her out of the dvds and saved myself from cleaning them up 6 times a day.

This afternoon I left Fiona alone for a minute in the living room while I ran to use the restroom.  On my return, this is what I found:

Fiona was happily emptying the drawer of dvds.  At first I thought my husband must not have hooked after getting into the drawer.  However, after closer inspection:

I realized that she had "hulked out" and simply ripped the baby lock off the drawer.  Either my 13 month old peanut of girl is abnormally strong or these things suck.  Definite babyproofing fail.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Trip to the Mountains

We of course made a trip up to the mountains while we were in Colorado.  Unfortunately, we had a small window of time before it was supposed to start snowing, so we didn't stay long.  Fiona thought it was great fun to get out of the car and hike around.

She kept sticking her tongue out.  Maybe the air tasted different?

Walking on the river with Grandpa.

She thought it was really cool that we let her sit on the rocks.  She kept waving frantically and I wished we had brought the video camera up with us.

This is so cool, Mom!

Of course, we stopped for a family photo.  My silly husband apparently couldn't be bothered to remove his face mask.

Hanging out on a bench with Grandma and Grandpa.

I can't wait to go back up to the mountains with Fiona again and maybe do some actually hiking.  Maybe we will make it up in the summer, when it is quite so frigid.