Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Rachel with one of her new toys from Grandma and Grandpa Schaefer. She can actually push down and make it spin herself.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Cheerios still don't really make it to her mouth, but I am hoping within a month, she will be feeding herself. As far as crawling goes, that doesn't exist in her mind. When on her belly, she reaches for toys and things she wants and seems like she wants to get to them, but has no idea how to move. Sometimes she will scoot herself backwards, which of course only puts more distance between her and the desired object. Honestly, I like her immobile. If you haven't seen these pictures from Lauren's blog, they are of all three girls watching baby einstein before bed. It was too cute!
Friday, December 11, 2009
What about the rest of the family? Matt is saving his money to buy some Bowflex dumbbells. I have to admit that I wasn't really excited about them first, but now that I hav done the bootcamp class at the gym, I know a lot of good uses for them. So, I wouldn't be upset if he got them. What about me? I don't want small stuff, I would rather save my money for big things...like a Honda Odyssey, new kitchen (which I got) things like that. Well, perhaps my Odyssey is in sight for 2010. I told Matt that for my Christmas gift, I would like him to get a few things done for me around the house. No money spent. We have all of the supplies. I just want them to get done. He put up the crown molding in the kitchen for my birthday. It took him 20 minutes and he got to have Josiah around to help. What a terrible time they had together! I was elated. When I tell him of my Christmas wishes, he looks at me like ugh...I can't believe you want that. I think it is an easy gift. He knows what I want, instead of wasting money on a gift he guesses I might like, but I probably won't. And it fits perfectly in the budget! What more could he ask for. Again, didn't look too thrilled, so maybe Santa can find some elves that are willing.
What is it about the carrot that she loves it more than the others?
A few days ago, I did major cleaning in Rachel's room. I was switching back matresses with Katie (in preparation for baby Charlie to arrive) and decided I would take the opportunity to take down her bumper pads since our pediatrician usually tells you to take them down at the 9 month appointment. Well, her crib doesn't look as cute, but things must change. She loves sleeping with a blanket and Aunt Lauren gave her this pink one out of the abundance of their supply! She also has a little elephant that one of her uncles gave her that stays in her crib too. She always wakes up in a different direction than when I put her down, but is on the same end of the crib. Sometimes she sleeps on her back, sometimes on her belly. Maybe she is like her mama and just doesn't care a whole lot!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This girl loves her sippy cup.
Munching on some Cheerios. Too bad she doesn't know how to feed herself yet.
She loves this birdbath so much!
Story time before bed. She will tolerate being on her tummy, so I take the opportunity to read books to her.
One last thing: I have 10 pictures for you.
It is amazing what one month can do!